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Westport will charge electric vehicle drivers fees at 35 charging stations across town and railroad lots, with a rate of 35 cents per kilowatt-hour and an additional idling fee at certain locations, to promote sustainable and economically viable EV use.

Westport implements electric vehicle charging fees

Liora Perkins ’25 and Lily Rimm '25 March 18, 2024

Charging electric vehicles at public stations in Westport will soon come with a cost, as the town prepares to implement fees starting March 11.  This decision, approved in December, initially planned...

Many Staples students were worried as pop-up buttons that read “Stop the TikTok Ban!” showed up on their phones a few days ago, an effort made by Bytedance, the company that owns Tiktok, to kill the bill dubbed the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Act.” The bill has potential to ban TikTok in the U.S.,  as the legislation made its way through the House this past week and now finds itself trying to slug through the Senate.

BREAKING NEWS: “TikTok Ban” Bill soars through the House

Nina Bowens '25, On The Wreckord Producer March 15, 2024

After a 352-65 vote this past Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a new bill that would grant the President the ability to deem social media apps under control of foreign contenders, such as...

Spencer Yim 23 delivers his speech to the crowd at the Westport Library. Mia Bomback 25, to the right, had previously spoken to the audience. Photo by Benjamin Buchalter 25.

Bomback and Yim Inaugurate Library “Common Ground Initiative”

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Staples students Spencer Yim '23 and Mia Bomback '25 closed the first night of the Westport Library's "Common Ground" initiative on Tuesday May 2 with a pair of speeches. "Tonight's event marks the...

Course selection reveals the limited options to fulfill the civics requirement to graduate high school in Connecticut.

Students express concern over lack of honors level in required credits

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

As sophomores and juniors begin their course registration for next school year, they’ll surely notice that when they look at the Program of Studies on the Staples High School website, Staples only offers...

Rishabh Mandayam ’21, Katie Simons ’22, Alex Harrington ’22, and Natalie Bandura ’22 prepare for the competition via Zoom. The group covered Unit 5, which focuses on freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

We The People continues winning streak at state-wide competition

Poppy Livingstone '21, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2021

Staples’ We The People (WTP) team placed first at the 2021 state competition on Feb. 8, 2021, continuing their two-year winning streak.  The WTP competition, which was held virtually, simulates congressional...

If the Democrat Congress isn’t careful, they could lose their majority in the 2022 elections.

United government to not last long without caution

Jack Dennison '21, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The 2020 election has revealed a great deal about the public opinion of American citizens toward the government. It showed that a lot of people were not content with Trump’s presidency, especially his...

Candidates running for state elections placed campaign signs at heavily trafficked areas in Westport such as the intersection of North Ave. and Long Lots Rd. in the weeks preceding election day.

Local elections are more impactful than you might think

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Sports Editor November 5, 2020

This upcoming November signifies the 2020 presidential election and the democractic tradition of millions of American casting their ballots, including some Staples seniors, but there are thousands of other...

Ginsburg’s passing illuminates impact of role models, need for continuous determination

Katie Simons ’22, Paper Arts Editor September 30, 2020

I was 12 when I first found out who Ruth Bader Ginsburg was.  I went to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. with my mom after President Trump had been sworn into office.  Here, signs with quotes...

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations,...

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments...

Staples JSA members are excited to arrive in Washington D.C. for their Winter Congress. They will be sightseeing as well as participating in a simulated Congress.

JSA members excited for Winter Congress

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor February 25, 2020

The national student-run organization Junior State of America (JSA) has a chapter at Staples High School, which allows students to engage in political debates, write bills for a mock congress, meet people...

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