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The Westport Junior Review Board offers troubled kids a second chance. Without this program, many youth-offenders would not be able to grow and evolve, but instead face harsh punishment.

Not criminals, just kids: Westport youth find success in restorative justice

Zoe Boxembaum '25 and Audrey Curtis ’25 October 14, 2023

A blaring siren creeps closer and closer as flashing red and blue lights appear in the corners of your eyes. You imagine what it will feel like to be in a cold, desolate jail cell with metal handcuffs...

The popular app Instagram recently pressed pause on their mission to create a kid-friendly version of Instagram for users younger than 13.

Instagram for kids destined to construct safer social media environment

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor October 15, 2021

In March 2021, Instagram released their idea of Instagram Kids on an employee message board. Instagram Kids, a safer and more controlled version of the original app, would be made specifically for users...

Students sit in front of the bright screen for hours which can be physically and mentally draining. These changes in the schooling environment can be a detriment to different aspects of mental health.

Pandemic hits young children’s lives especially hard

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director February 12, 2021

Singing the ABC’s during snack time and playing with building blocks are fundamental parts of a child’s schooling experience; however, with the pandemic, the lives of elementary school kids have been...

Staples students keep the Halloween spirit alive

Staples students keep the Halloween spirit alive

Rebecca Kanfer ’21, Outreach manager October 25, 2018

It’s that time of the year again where corn mazes and pumpkins replace beaches and sun screen. Candy corn, ghost decorations and fake spider webs have consumed the shelves and are flying off just as...

Touch a Truck keeps on truckin’

Claudia Chen, Features Editor May 11, 2015

Community fundraises for preschool with interactive event for families

Community fundraises for preschool with interactive event for families

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator April 2, 2015

The temperatures were low, the sky was gray and snow was pelting in people’s faces from a horizontal angle. However, these conditions did not detract many community members from participating in the...

Brandon Rakowski ’16, Weston student and State Representative Steinberg’s campaign manager, helps to dole out candy with Steinberg.

Halloween Parade tricks and treats

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor October 30, 2014

This Wednesday, Oct. 29., Westport families spooked Halloween by coming a few days early at the annual Halloween Parade. Most kids, ranging from a few months old to high-school-aged, gussied themselves...

Unlikely Halloween handouts are hidden among the sweet treat of candy corn.

Tricking Staples with the scariest of treats

Caroline Lane, Opinions Editor October 27, 2014

The magic of Halloween to a little kid isn’t dressing up in a costume or seeing decorations transform their streets into haunted graveyards but the infinite number of sweets handed out this very special...

Tables at the festival are topped with classic fall décor including freshly picked pumpkins and pinecones.

Earthplace festival forms a fall haven

Ale Benjamin, Managing Editor October 21, 2014

On a sunny October morning, local nature discovery organization Earthplace, located at 10 Woodside Ave. in Westport, hosted a fall festival for residents of all ages from Westport and surrounding towns....

Seniors refuse to “Let It Go”

Seniors refuse to “Let It Go”

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief June 20, 2014

Children once ventured to Blockbuster, now a lost monument of American culture, to enjoy their favorite films: “Beauty and the Beast,” “Finding Nemo” and “Shrek.” But then America made great...

The group elementary school girls had some visitors climbing aboard, while they tempted each other to jump off.

Memorial day at Compo

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer May 29, 2014

On Memorial Day, May 26, Staples students, Westport families and Westport visitors crowded Compo Beach. The beautiful weather attracted many, especially with young children, to the beach to walk, swim,...

Following the Rules

October 22, 2010

Students cannot be careless when making the ever-important decision about what to wear, even if they are half asleep. According to the Staples Handbook dress policy, “The school system requires that...

Pre-Registration Numbers Show New Trends in Class Popularity for 2010–11

April 16, 2010
As students grow more and more concerned about their competition for colleges, this is reflected in their choices of electives.
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