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Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Non-medical marijuana will pose a harm to Westport

Jack Dennison '21

May 30, 2019

Thirty-five years ago, President Ronald Reagan declared a war on drugs. Now, it seems as if illegal substances have won the war as marijuana dispensaries are finding a home here in Westport. The state of Connecticut should not approve marijuana for recreational use, and Westport residents should ...

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

March 8, 2018

Maya Brodows '20 Nineteen-year-old Gage Bellitto from Bronxville, New York was nothing if not determined. Whether he was studying hard or experimenting with illegal substances, one thing was certain: Bellitto enjoyed testing his limits. On Dec. 27 2017, police found Belitto’s body, estimated to hav...

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016

The world-renowned singer known as Prince passed away on April 21 at his estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  After paramedics attempted to perform CPR on him to no avail, he was officially pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. He was 57 years old. Fans within the Staples community were alarmed to hear the news of h...

Opioid epidemic wounds the country

Opioid epidemic wounds the country

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

March 5, 2016

Connecticut’s opioid epidemic has increased exponentially in the past year and has especially harmed Weston, CT recently, a town close to home. Opioids are drugs used to combat severe pain, and unless used properly can result in grave consequences such as death.  The three most commonly abused opioi...

Parents Attend Marijuana Awareness Meeting

Parents Attend Marijuana Awareness Meeting

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

On Friday, November 13th, concerned parents, of Westport, attended a New York University Addiction Psychiatry: Emerging Drugs of Abuse meeting, focused on marijuana at town hall in Westport from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. An hour long informative the Powerpoint presentation was followed by a thirty minut...

Despite consequences, edibles prove popular

Despite consequences, edibles prove popular

Bailey Ethier and Jane Levy

April 7, 2015

*Names that have been changed Sitting in her social studies class, a senior girl raises her hand to ask her teacher if she may go to the bathroom. Hands in her pockets and head lowered, she enters the girls’ bathroom and checks to see if the stalls are occupied. Empty – she’s set. She pulls...

E-cigs take Staples

E-cigs take Staples

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Though the practice of ‘Vaping” has been around since 1963, e-cigarettes have become a fad at Staples High School. They’ve even impacted the student body, from standing in the rain because of a fire alarm to smelling the fruity vapor walking through the halls. “It’s hard not to be aware...

Jeffrey Veatch speaks to the senior class about drug abuse

Jeffrey Veatch speaks to the senior class about drug abuse

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

October 11, 2014

Jeffrey Veatch, founder of the Justin Veatch Fund, spoke on Oct. 7  to the senior class in the Staples auditorium at 8:30 am regarding the dangers of substance abuse. Veatch has a personal connection with the topic as his son Justin passed away about six years ago due to an accidental overdose. “Ju...

Ginger Katz speaks with courage

Ginger Katz speaks with courage

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

October 6, 2014

Ginger Katz, a former Westport resident, lost her son to a heroin overdose in 1996. Ian Eaccarino was 21 years old. 18 years later, Katz and her husband, Larry, tour the country with the charity they founded, The Courage to Speak Foundation, based in Norwalk, Conn. At 7 pm on Wed., Oct. 1, she visited ...

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