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The student survey consisted of 40 multiple choice questions and four open-ended questions that asked students to reflect upon the start of the school year and how students have handled it thus far.

Westport Public Schools requires increased student representation

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Opinions Editor November 24, 2021

The role of students in the education system is an age-old debate as to how much of a say they deserve in the decision-making process at their academic institutions. As a student myself, I understand the...

Reality TV: Don’t knock it until you try it

Jared Leonard '22, Paper Opinions Editor October 28, 2021

Students in a Personal Financial Management class use Communication Time to do independent work, rather than engaging in class-wide activities.

Communication time utilized to keep teachers, students informed

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Opinions Editor October 6, 2021

Communication time is a time for teachers and students to, uh, well, I don’t really know. While the block schedule implemented last year did away with Communication Time, the return to six period days...

Students who have the financial ability to do so often utilize online resources that may cost upwards of hundreds of dollars for SAT tutoring with the promise of improved scores.

The SAT perpetuates unjust educational system

Jared Leonard ’22 , Opinions Editor May 12, 2021

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, allows college admission officers to better evaluate the knowledge of students and their ability to succeed in a college environment. Well, not really. The very...

Achorn Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop are just a few of the available vaccination locations in Westport that provide the COVID-19 vaccine. Most locations offer direct appointment scheduling by phone or through their website.

COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents create optimistic atmosphere at Staples

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Sports Editor March 30, 2021

The administration of vaccinations for high school students and other young children is underway after Dr. Anthony Fauci’s announcement on March 7. On March 16, Moderna reported the start of trials for...

The current state of the U.S. educational system is one that may work for few, but fails for many, which warrants urgent reform that addresses its many faults.

COVID-19 further reveals outdated state of U.S. educational system

Jared Leonard '22, Paper Sports Editor March 1, 2021

Technology, fashion, and transportation. These are just some of the numerous components of everyday life that have evolved over decades, ever changing to meet the current needs of the population. Yet,...

Part-time jobs offer more than just money

Jared Leonard ’22 January 24, 2021

https://anchor.fm/jared-leonard9/episodes/Part-time-jobs-offer-more-than-just-money-ep58fj

The Westport Farmers’ Market reopened at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center for the winter season with social distancing restrictions.

The Westport Farmers’ Market alters their winter season at Gilbertie’s

Jared Leonard ’22, Sports Editor November 19, 2020

The Westport Farmers’ market officially opened for their annual winter season on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center in Westport with modifications put in place. “[The Westport...

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...

Graphic of photos of storefronts on Main Street in downtown Westport.

Downtown Westport is changing – and not for the better

Jared Leonard '22, Paper Sports Editor October 9, 2020

Downtown Westport, particularly Main Street, has become synonymous with great shopping and restaurants amongst residents of Fairfield County over past decades, but today’s downtown is far from it. A...

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