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Vaccine cards can serve as a way to verify the vaccination status of individuals. New York introduced a new vaccination verification app, the Excelsior Pass, to help people share their vaccination statuses according to the National Public Radio.

Vaccination “honor system” warrants not so honorable outcome

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor May 27, 2021

Connecticut launched into a new phase of COVID-19 safety regulations on May 19. All sector regulations for reopening were lifted, with the exception of certain mask-wearing mandates. Masks are no longer...

Blue flower cupcakes serve as ideal spring dessert

Blue flower cupcakes serve as ideal spring dessert

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor May 7, 2021

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The COVID-19 relief plan money will be allocated into five different sections of investment. More specific information can be found on Connecticut’s Official State Website.

Lamont introduces new COVID-19 relief plan

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor April 30, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont released his proposal for the allocation of COVID-19 federal recovery funding on April 26. Lamont’s vision for the future of the state will target both recovery and governmental support....

COVID-19 fatigue is a real issue that is negatively impacting adults, teenagers and children. It is important to find ways to counteract this fatigue and avoid acting based on the desire to return to normalcy.

COVID-19 fatigue threatens national progress

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Social distancing, masks, online school, lockdowns, quarantining and the inability to see loved ones is nothing less than draining. It is understandable that people are becoming exhausted with their current...

The 75% capacity hybrid model began on March 1. This new schedule will have remote Wednesdays and a block schedule in addition to three out of the four cohorts being in school at one time.

75% capacity hybrid model allows for return to normalcy

Gabriella Gerig '23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Students wearily open their eyes at 7:59 a.m. to grab their laptops and log on to Zoom. The distant murmur of a teacher in the background is almost inaudible as students scroll through social media in...

Staples’ girls basketball secured a decisive win over Trumbull on Feb. 25. The Wreckers stay number one in the FCIAC at 6-0. Trumbull is 3-2.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Trumbull, continues undefeated season

Gabriella Gerig ’23 February 26, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team clinched a 44-38 win against Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 25. This game solidified their number one standing in the FCIAC with a record of 6-0.  Although Staples...

The demand for COVID tests increases as cases continue to rise throughout the country. However, not everyone is ensured free testing, which discourages many people from taking action to get them.

COVID-19 test pricing disparities require significant change

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases reach new heights across the country, the demand for testing continues to grow at an exponential rate. Unfortunately, a vast disparity exists within test pricing. According to Money...

The CIAC delayed the winter sports season until Jan. 19, 2021 after a rise in COVID cases statewide to ensure the safety of all students.

CIAC postpones the winter season until Jan. 19

Gabriella Gerig ’23 November 23, 2020

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced on Nov. 17 that the high school winter sports season will be postponed until Jan. 19, 2021. With a rise in COVID-19 cases across the...

COVID-19 prompts students to adjust to a new college application process

Gabriella Gerig ’23 and Meg Enquist ’23 November 4, 2020

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Although most Halloween traditions are strongly discouraged this year, houses around Westport use spooky decorations along with new alternatives to boost spirit and excitement.

Low-risk activities provide safe way to celebrate Halloween

Gabriella Gerig '23, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Kids dress in elaborate costumes, crowding the streets, as they grab fistfuls of candy from communal bowls in the shape of jack-o’-lanterns. Laughter and excitement fill the air. Houses flaunt their...

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