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Closed ecosystem terrariums are miniature ecosystems of moss kept indefinitely within glass containers.

Closed ecosystem terrariums bring spring inside

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer May 26, 2021

Inside a jar, a tiny world of moss flourishes. The water from the moss evaporates, condenses on the glass sides, and "rains" back down into the moss. The tiny world supports itself forever. Closed ecosystem...

Gilbertie’s Herb and Garden Center contains several different greenhouses, all overflowing with a wide variety of greenery.

Gilbertie’s proves valuable in Westport community

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer May 24, 2021

Gilbertie’s Herb and Garden Center is filled with people looking through the wide array of greenery to plant for the summer season. Those who visit Gilberties, the majority being Westport residents,...

Connecticut sleepaway camps are being allowed this summer, but they will be structured differently in the interest of COVID-19 safety.

Summer camps set to reopen in Connecticut

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer May 6, 2021

Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood has decided to authorize sleepaway camps to operate this summer in accordance with the CDC’s April 24 guidelines, allowing for sleepaway camps to be run for...

The new Staples compost bins are equipped with signs detailing the items that can be put in each.

Zero Waste Club installs new compost bins

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer March 17, 2021

The Staples cafeteria has always contained two different-colored bins: gray and blue, for garbage and recycling. But now, there’s a new bin: green. These green bins, which come in compartments alongside...

The staff of Westport-based Pop Up Bagels works to prepare bagels for pick-up in the Manna Toast “Hub kitchen.”

Pop Up Bagels generates intrigue around Westport

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer February 26, 2021

Floating around the Westport online community, drawing intrigue, is a seemingly unmoored bagel business. Pop Up Bagels, started as a quarantine baking hobby by Westporter Adam Goldberg, and has developed...

Teachers at Staples rearrange course curriculum, giving students with different teachers completely different learning experiences.

Disparity between teachers leads to student struggles

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer February 12, 2021

My English 10 teacher assigned the sophomore research paper months before any of the other teachers did, and for me, the project spanned the second quarter instead of the traditional third quarter. I asked...

The COVID-19 pandemic took a turn with UK variant B117, which was found in Connecticut in early January, and may soon hit Staples as the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 11%.

New COVID-19 strain found in New Haven County

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer January 20, 2021

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont announced on Jan. 7 that the new UK-discovered variant of COVID-19 was found in New Haven County, just 35 miles from Staples High School. The B117 COVID-19 variant has...

Debate team quarrels to success

Debate team quarrels to success

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer November 30, 2020

After cross-examining the opposing side and trying their hardest not to stutter and risk a costly loss, they thanked the judge and switched off their microphones, hoping against hope that they’d outdone...

Students review Halloween 2020

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer November 9, 2020

Visual representations of the new systems in place: (top to bottom) band members playing through mask holes; choir singers singing six feet apart; a Staples Players radio show.

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway traffic moves exclusively in one direction.  The hybrid/distance learning...

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