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Popular holiday wishlist items that influencers promote include ultra ugg minis, flare pants and drunk elephant skincare products. These products have become staples in the TikTok community, and worn on a daily basis. These items have been sold out recently, in light of their popularity.

Influencers inspire through holiday gift guides

Addison Coughlin ’25, Paper Opinions Editor December 24, 2022

If you have ever been on TikTok, it's likely that you have seen influencers raving about their favorite new products; whether its Drunk Elephant bronzing drops, Sol De Janiero perfume or the Ultra ugg...

Fairfield County gathers around front of Stew Leonard’s for the first night of Hanukkah.

Stew Leonard’s hosts annual menorah lighting

Cameron Almonte ’23, Staff Writer December 18, 2022

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The Wonderland House is found on Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. It has 500,000 lights and takes five people six to eight months to set up this display. They have lights ranging from minions to a Sandy Hook memorial throughout their yard. Although energy costs are rising in New England, the Halliways are already aware of the 20% increase in electric bills.

Inflation spikes electric bills during holiday season

Caroline Zajac ’25, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, many people plan to celebrate with bright lights and blow up figures. However, due to levels of record-high inflation in Connecticut, their electric bill has put an unpredictable...

The event includes 28 exhibitors, all dedicated to making the holidays in Westport more sustainable.

Zero Waste Committee goes green at Westport Holiday Green Festival

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

With the end of the year approaching, there is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to buy gifts for your friends and family. The issue, however, is that with buying gifts comes lots of waste.  On...

Following the frequent holidays prior to the New Year passing, the holidays which occur every day should be celebrated.

You Wished for Holidays Every Day: It Happened

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s , Valentine’s Day:  the past four months always include some of the best holidays for spreading love and cheer.  But what if you wanted to keep the celebration...

Working conditions are just one of many considerations to make when shopping this holiday season. Many companies benefit from modern slavery or dangerous and unjust working conditions somewhere in the supply chain and should thus be avoided.

Impending holidays demand vigilant expenditure

Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor January 6, 2022

As a rough estimate, there are 40 slaves working for me. That is a horrifying statement to make; it is a horrifying fact. In all likelihood, there is a similar number working for you. As per slaveryfootprint.org,...

Students celebrate their winter break in a variety of ways. While some will not be traveling due to the Omicron variant, others will be traveling to their designated destination.

Students differ in plans for upcoming holiday break

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor December 16, 2021

With winter break right around the corner, several Staples students are gaining excitement for their upcoming plans. After a year of restricted travel, COVID-19 precautions and limited opportunities, many...

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