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The current two-schedule format is flawed, but has a seemingly simple solution.

Inconsistency with ‘Communication’ time underlines larger issue

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer December 13, 2022

The schedule at Staples High School has and remains an often discussed issue, be it by students, teachers or parents. In my time at Staples alone, I’ve seen many different schedules come into place and...

Within the last few months, swatting cases have increased countrywide, heightening concern among school communities.

Connecticut swatting incident highlights growing national problem

“Lockdown procedures activated. Lockdown procedures activated. An emergency has been reported. Please follow the building lockdown procedures.”  Snapping out of their early morning stupor, students...

While the town of Westport may originally have planned on seeing all of Staples’ repaved by next year, that appears to not be the case.

Staples’ repaving project incomplete, timetable of completion unknown

Finnegan Courtney ’23 , Executive TV Producer September 21, 2022

Over this past summer, the Westport Public School district completed a partial repaving of some Westport schools’ parking lots including Staples’ potholes. The roads near the fieldhouse and pool were...

Staples’ football field will serve as this year’s graduation location, for just the second time in recent school history.

Class of 2022 set to graduate

Finnegan Courtney , TV Show Producer June 10, 2022

Graduation is a right of passage. Here at Staples, around 400 seniors will be graduating as part of the Class of 2022 in an outdoor ceremony on Friday, June 16. “Having it outside is amazing,” Principal...

“The Fallout” could just be the movie of the year, but it also heartbreakingly tells a tale that has become all too real to our generation.

‘The Fallout,’ a defining film of Gen Z, tells heartbreaking yet real story

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer February 15, 2022

Every once in a while, a film comes along that defines a generation. “Rebel Without A Cause,” “All The President's Men,” “Star Wars,” “The Breakfast Club,” “The Social Network,” and...

Students oppose further plastic divider use

Students oppose further plastic divider use

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor January 27, 2022

The plastic dividers at lunch: you may or may not know them because it is likely that  someone has already tossed them under the table. They were first introduced last year, at the peak of the COVID-19...

Recently, the second season of ‘Euphoria’ premiered in an excellent follow-up to its acclaimed first season.

‘Euphoria’ season premiere satisfies, lives up to acclaimed first season

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor January 26, 2022

HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning teen drama ‘Euphoria’ returned on Jan. 9 with the first of its eight-episode second season after its incredible first season, and I’ll admit: it...

Recently, Bedford Middle School was announced as one of the  top 10 middle schools in the state.

Bedford ranked eighth on top middle schools list in Connecticut

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer November 1, 2021

Recently, U.S. News released a list of the top middle schools in each state, including Connecticut. On the Nutmeg State’s list, Bedford Middle School (BMS) ranked eighth on the list with Coleytown Middle...

The first of planned Wellness Activity Days occurred on Oct. 20, yet many students chose to depart prior.

Wellness day presented unfair procedures regarding attendance

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer October 29, 2021

Mental health is a very serious issue across the country, and teenagers are feeling the effects in full blast. To combat this, however, Staples recently instituted a ‘Wellness Activity Day’ to take...

With blood supply dangerously low across the country, Westport’s VFW recently held a blood drive.

Local blood drive hopes to alleviate dangerously low blood levels

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer October 19, 2021

The United States, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing an unprecedented low blood supply, with some types being well below the levels considered acceptable. Recently, Westport held a local blood drive...

The players from the third season of Netflix’s entertaining and mindless reality show, ‘The Circle’

‘The Circle’ season three breaks new ground, entertains

Finnegan Courtney, Paper News Editor October 15, 2021

The ever-entertaining Netflix reality show ‘The Circle’ returned in early September with its third season of new-age garbage reality television, concluding in the final days of the month after 13 episodes...

The effects of a viral TikTok trend can be felt all across the state, even in our own town at Bedford Middle School, where bathrooms such as these were vandalized and stolen from.

Property stolen, destroyed at Bedford Middle School due to viral TikTok trend

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer September 20, 2021

A recent TikTok trend that has involved theft, destruction of property and vandalism at schools has spread to Westport, specifically, Bedford Middle School (BMS), resulting in restrictions on student freedom...

The fireworks this Fourth of July in Westport have pretty much faded out of existence, due to the town’s decision. But it’s absolutely clear now it shouldn’t have.

Fourth of July fireworks should not be canceled

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer June 15, 2021

Unlike most years, the fireworks that fire right over a crowded Compo Beach around Independence Day, celebrating our country’s most patriotic day of the year, will not be occurring.  Westport has...

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