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Students discuss the impact of the vaping presentation

Students discuss the impact of the vaping presentation

Abby Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

December 20, 2019

Fitness week hits the local Y

The Westport/Weston YMCA holds its very first Fitness Week Expo on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Evi Tarshis '20 and Ella Bloomingdale '20

November 26, 2019

Westport Weston Health District promotes flu safety through vaccine clinics

CVS promotes flu shots by offering certain days where you can get one for free.

Evi Tarshis '20, Arts Editor

October 1, 2019

The Westport Weston Health District announced that they will continue to conduct vaccine clinics over the next few months specifically for influenza (flu). With the flu season approaching, Connecticut is working to promote flu vaccines for everyone across the state. Violet Feldman ’20 has received...

StretchLab Westport strives to improve flexibility for all

On Aug. 26, StretchLab Westport officially opened, hoping to make a welcoming environment for all.

Amanda Rowan '20, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Feeling sore from that morning workout, tired from those long work hours, or just need a muscle relaxation? StretchLab Westport will do the job. With over 50 stores nationwide, a new location recently opened on Post Road East in Westport on Aug. 26, 2019.  StretchLab works to make stretching an inclu...

Plant-based diets sprout into Staples

Vegan options are becoming the norm in most supermarkets, so there are plenty of new options for Meatless Monday - a growing trend in lots of households where no meat is consumed for the entire day.

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Imagine a world where meat-eaters and dairy product consumers didn’t exist. Would it alter our health? Our daily lives? Our earth? The objective answer to all three of these questions is a definitive yes. For these reasons and countless others, plant-based diets seem to be an increasing trend: a tr...

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Sherwood Diner along with 4 other restaurants fail most recent health inspection

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Five very popular Westport dining spots failed their health inspections in late December and early January. These restaurants include Parker Mansion, Sherwood Diner, Julian's Pizza Bar & Kitchen, Jeera Thai, Little Kitchen and Viva Zapata. The purpose of these health inspections are to address the healt...

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

A Staples High School senior works to complete hours of homework. Stanford University researchers identified between 90 and 150 minutes as the “optimal” amount of homework in 2014.

Sophie Driscoll ’19

January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course, some students override into high-level classes without the necessary  foundation for success...

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

Pesticide application on leaf lettuce in Yuma.

Hannah Schmidt ’19

December 5, 2018

The most recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce sickened over 45 people last week, and was the the second warning against eating romaine issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year. This prompted grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide to take any romaine lettuce or pro...

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

September 30, 2018

By William Matar '21 ...

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

September 20, 2018

Julia Kasabian ’21 Everyone gets stressed, especially teens. That’s a fact. Whether it’s about school, family or friends, teens have a lot of stress. According to a 2013 study from The American Psychological Association, a healthy level of stress in teens is a 3.9 out of ten. Teen’s actual...

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