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Kool 2 Be Kind, an anti-bullying club at Staples that focuses on spreading kindness and empathy, is visiting Westport elementary schools for the months of February, March and April. By presenting unique lessons each month, they hope to reinforce these young minds on the importance of kindness towards themselves and others. The club aims for their messages to spread across all five schools to have a large-scale impact.

Kool 2 Be Kind spreads kindness to elementary

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor March 13, 2023

As a young kid in elementary school, being nice to every kid on the playground or classroom is not always how things go. The idea of kindness is not something one is born with, but something that is understood...

In modern days, Valentine’s Day has become less of a holiday centered around love, and more focused on how much money one spends. It is imperative that people remember that this holiday should be embraced and used as a way to showcase genuine feelings of affection for loved ones, and not to conform to society’s consumerist expectations.

Modern Valentine’s Day centers around money, must refocus on love

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor February 14, 2023

Valentine's Day, a holiday that used to be dedicated to love and affection, has transformed into a consumerist spectacle in recent years. What was once a day to express love through small gestures, thoughtful...

The new movie ‘She said’ premiered Nov. 18 and follows the story of how former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed for his decades of sexual harrasment by an exposé written by two journalists. The movie recalls the events that took place and includes key contributors to the real article in the movie production.

‘She Said’ illuminates laborious path to ‘#MeToo’ movement

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor December 14, 2022

From frustrating defeats to exhilarating triumphs, “She Said” tells the tale of reporters Jodie Kantor and Megan Twohey’s journey in exposing the ignored and covered-up sexual abuse in Hollywood...

Although highly discouraged, having a dream school provides students with a way to become more motivated and successful throughout high school.

Ignore your college counselor: dream schools boost motivation, success

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 16, 2022

If there’s one thing that all of us Staples students have in common, it’s the hope to get into college. But for some, that hope has manifested itself into a specific dream-- a dream that has kept them...

The Western Wall, a historic and extremely religious site in Israel, was one of the many places where I was able to experience a deeper connection to the country and my religion.

Life-changing summer in Israel results in blossomed connection with culture

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor October 11, 2022

I have never been a religious person. Despite receiving a Bat-mitzvah and attending Hebrew school, connecting with my religion never came naturally to me. Before this summer, I have never felt the urge...

The Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade may be overturned, taking away necessary reproductive and human rights for millions of women across America.

Potential overturn of Roe vs. Wade wrongfully strips women of their human rights

Jolie Gefen '24, Web News Editor May 17, 2022

For decades, women have been granted their right to decide what happens with their bodies, specifically regarding abortions. But now, that right is under attack. Currently, the male dominated Supreme Court...

Movies from childhood can serve as a comforting reminder of when times were easier and must be cherished to keep those memories alive.

Rewatching childhood movies encourages positive nostalgia, stress relief 

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor April 27, 2022

With new and different movies coming out every year, we often forget to appreciate the oldies that we once loved. Every once in a while, I remember my personal favorites such as “Shrek,” “Finding...

Talia Moskowitz ’24 tries to focus in the Staples library, but finds it to be distracting and loud.

Staples library fails as efficient work space 

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor March 10, 2022

As Staples students, our workloads are sometimes overwhelming. However, the stress from school can be relieved by just a simple solution: getting it done. But wait, not in the hallway; that’s too noisy....

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games began on Feb. 4 in Beijing, China, and will run until Feb. 20.

Julia Marino claims olympic medal for USA, Westport

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor February 28, 2022

ImJulia Marino, a former Westport resident, won the United States its first Olympic medal in the 2022 Beijing Olympics on Feb. 5. Her outstanding snowboarding skills took her all the way from placing 11th...

Shelves and baskets in the Staples cafeteria are empty during the third lunch wave, preventing many students from eating the food they wanted and from eating at all.

Low food stock during third lunch wave prompts frustration

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor December 21, 2021

After more than four hours of learning, walking around school and socializing with friends, food is on every student's mind. By the time third lunch comes around, stomachs are growling and students are...

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