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Defne Merih ’24 earned the high honors distinction by being in the top 4% of her graduating class.

Staples announces 2024 high honors recipients

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief March 18, 2024

Twenty Staples seniors were informed that they would be graduating with high honors on Feb. 28. Students receiving this award had grade point averages (GPAs) that placed them in the top 4% of the 2024...

Many seniors took the chance to relax on senior skip day, though those who did come to school for various reasons found themselves with very few other seniors in their classes.

To skip or not to skip: seniors reflect on attending school on senior skip day

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief November 17, 2023

Underclassmen walk into their first class of the day, expecting to see all the seniors in the class missing. However, they are shocked to see some seniors are in attendance and are confused as to why. A...

The installation of Westport’s new permanent Rainbow Pride crosswalk was completed on Monday, Oct. 2. It is located at the intersection of Taylor Place and Jesup Road.

Westport completes permanent rainbow Pride crosswalk

Genevieve Frucht’24, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2023

Westport’s permanent rainbow Pride crosswalk was completed on Monday, Oct. 2. The crosswalk is located at the intersection of Taylor Place and Jesup Road. The crosswalk was approved in June 2023 by...

Lola Lamensdorf ’25 wrote “Frills,” a short film that makes use of children’s imaginations and behaviors. Lamensdorf worked on her film last summer during a program at The Acting Gym and was recently nominated for the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival. 
Photo contributed by Lola Lamensdorf ’25

Students’ films nominated for Atlanta Children’s Film Festival

Genevieve Frucht '24, Editor in Chief April 27, 2023

Two young girls are having a tea party. One girl is a brat and is yelling at the other girl for having “improper” tea etiquette. It turns out the girl being yelled at has been a teddy bear all along....

06880 founder Dan Woog and Lyah Muktavaram ‘22 collaborated during her senior internship to produce a photo book. The project, “Pick of Pics” includes photos captured of Westport for over a decade.

Woog and Muktavaram publish “06880: Pick of the Pics”

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief March 4, 2023

Westport is filled with locations that make it a memorable place for both current and past residents. From the stores and lights that line downtown, the iconic bridge at Old Mill beach where children and...

Long Lots Elementary School was originally built in the 1950s as a middle school. Over time the appliances and systems in the school have deteriorated, leading the Board of Education to recommend a rebuild of the school.

Long Lots Elementary inspection reveals need for rebuild

Genevieve Frucht ’24 and Paige Miller ’24 February 16, 2023

 Westport Board of Education (BoE) recommended that the town construct a new Long Lots Elementary School  building in June 2022 after an inspection of the school showed that many of its systems and components...

Grace Livecchi ’21 recently launched her new magazine in a display of nostalgia and creativity.

Grace Livecchi ’21 unlocks inner child through Really Magazine

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief January 30, 2023

Magazine pages filled with pastel colors, large photos, unique fonts and colorful shapes emulate the inner child theme of Grace Livecchi ’21’s original magazine, Really Magazine. Livecchi released...

Girls’ soccer played St. Joseph’s in the FCIAC finals, losing with a final score of 1-3

Girls’ soccer defeated by St. Joseph in FCIAC final

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief November 11, 2022

Coming off an FCIAC win in 2021, girls’ soccer lost to St. Joseph’s in the final round this year on Nov. 3. The game was played at a neutral site, Wilton High School, with a final score of 1-3.  Girls’...

Security guard, Ralph Morzello, joined the Staples community at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. His job at Staples is an addition to his job at the Westport Police Department.

Staples welcomes new security guard, Ralph Morzello

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief October 18, 2022

Dressed in a bright red shirt, standing in the hallways and by the doors. This is a common description of security guards at Staples. You may have seen a new security guard this year; his name is Ralph...

The 2024 Class Committee ran a fundraiser early this year where they sold lanyards to raise money for future activities.

Class of 2024 strives to build community, improve high school experience

Genevieve Frucht '24, Editor in Chief May 6, 2022

High school has a reputation of being a scary place, filled with bullies, mean girls and harsh teachers. This idea can be intensified in a large school like Staples. It can be hard to make a grade of 500...

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