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Volunteers of all ages can help out at the Norwalk Police Department annual coat drive, “Keeping Norwalk Warm.” The event provides coats and outerwear for families who may not be able to provide these items for themselves or their families.

Staples must provide accessible volunteer opportunities for teenage growth, academic success

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Teenagers are selfish creatures. Volunteerism may not be the first thought that comes to mind when they think about extracurricular activities. However, it should be an important part of a teenager’s...

Dress policy discriminates against women out of fear that women’s bodies are a distraction. However, men sexualizing women is not a woman’s fault and women wearing revealing clothing does mean they are automatically being “sexually suggestive.”

Staples dress code discriminates against female students

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

A week ago, I witnessed a female freshman at Staples being sent to the assistant principal’s office for wearing a tank top paired with a zip-up hoodie overtop. A male wearing a muscle shirt with a similar...

Earbuds have become the accepted norm when listening to music in school. However, this habit should be ditched in order to encourage meaningful social interactions while emerging from an isolating pandemic.

Earbuds spur anti-social behavior while emerging from pandemic

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

In the era of AirPods, listeners feel even more connected with musical artists across the world. While this connection may be comforting, the listener is simultaneously creating a sensory bubble of solitude.  People...

GG & Joe, along with other local restaurants, offers an outdoor seating arrangement. Eating outside has been proven to lower stress levels. Students would, therefore, find it enjoyable to take a break from school to go enjoy lunch at GG & Joe.

An open campus should be exercised through a merit-based system

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

We thought a quick Starbucks trip during our two-hour lunch period free was a great idea. It was a rainy Monday and my first day at school since November after transitioning from a full distance learner....

Spring sports season brings mixed feelings to players

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Governor Ned Lamont speaks at a press conference regarding COVID-19. The updated approach announced Monday will be age-based and allow exceptions for educators and childcare providers.

Governor Lamont enacts age-based vaccination approach

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced an updated COVID-19 vaccination approach based on age to start March 1 for the state of Connecticut on Feb. 22. The reconfigured approach will include exceptions for educators...

In order to boost student morale, Staples must introduce an anonymous helpline for students to converse about mental health, stress or personal issues.

Implementation of an anonymous helpline will boost student morale, wellbeing

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Arts Editor January 22, 2021

The onset of social isolation came hand-in-hand with disruption to daily routines. From the inability to socialize without the use of video chatting platforms to the stress of the inescapable, formidable...

Aware of the advancing technological sphere, Warner Bros. recently announced they would be releasing all 2021 films to HBO Max the day they hit theaters. “Wonder Woman: 1984” will be among the movies available on the streaming platform come Dec. 25, reasonably priced at $14.99.

Don’t cancel — Stream: in a changing marketplace, Hollywood should look to stream premieres

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Arts Editor December 15, 2020

Disappointment abounds. With the winter sports season cancelled, superfans need a fix. With so many people quarantining and opting to learn remotely, students are also bored and in need of an outlet. So,...

Fall treats bring holiday spirit to quarantine

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Earthplace is especially enjoyable to walk through in autumn. Trees seem to glow with hues of red, yellow and orange.

Cooling temperature prompts local festivities

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Arts Editor October 27, 2020

As the temperature begins to drop and the air feels crisper, autumn’s admirers are eager for the season to begin. They look forward to donning fall sweaters, taking long walks among the orange and yellow...

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