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On April 4, members of the Westport community gathered at the library to hear TEAM Westport essay contest winners read their work and receive their awards.

TEAM Westport ceremony showcases student works addressing race in community 

Lea Rivel ’22, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport presented awards to three students for their essays on ideas of race in our community at the Westport Public Library on Monday, April 4....

The horror-thriller film Fresh, released March 4, explores the horrors of the modern dating world through the story of Noa, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones (right).

‘Fresh’ creatively explores horror genre to comment on modern dating world

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director March 30, 2022

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.  That’s the lesson in “Fresh,”  a horror-thriller released March 4, 2022. The movie stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan, and was...

In January 2021, TikTok Star Jack Wright posted a Youtube Video entitled “what sienna mae did to me,” where he came forward with sexual assault allegations against her.

Wright, Gomez conflict reveals societal double standard between perception of male, female assault survivors 

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director March 25, 2022

Jack Wright, an 18-year-old TikTok star, posted a YouTube video entitled “what sienna mae did to me” on Jan. 21, 2022. In this video, he discussed the history of his and fellow influencer Sienna Mae...

On Tuesday, March 8. the Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill,  which has caused controversy due to it limiting any discussion of gender identity and sexual identity in elementary classrooms.

“Don’t Say Gay” bill damaging to queer students, surrounding communities 

Lea Rivel ’22 , Social Media Director March 14, 2022

The Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, known more commonly as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with a vote of 12-8 on Tuesday, March 8. Under the bill, teachers would not be allowed...

Allium Eatery is situated across from the Westport train station in an inviting space among other restaurants, serving both fresh and boxed American café dishes.

Allium Eatery serves up quality dishes in welcoming, homey location

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director January 2, 2022

Allium Eatery is situated right across from the Westport train station, among a line of other restaurants conveniently located for travelling and other customers. When I approached the restaurant,...

Staples’ mask mandate, which has been in place since 2020, is set to expire in mid-February, but may be extended after that time.

Students express views on continuous in-school mask mandate

Lea Rivel ’22 , Social Media Director November 22, 2021

Staples High School has required students and staff to wear masks in the building ever since the return to school in fall of 2020. This mandate is currently in place for schools in Connecticut but not...

The Homecoming Dance for the class of 2022 will take place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Seniors remain excited for Homecoming dance despite COVID-19 limitations

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director October 21, 2021

This coming Saturday, Oct. 23, Staples High School will throw a Homecoming Dance for the Class of 2022. This idea was made a reality by 12th grade administrator Chase Dunlap, Class of 2022 advisor CJ Shamas...

Dan Levy and NikkieTutorials, among other stars, used the 2021 Met Gala’s American theme to showcase the importance and power of LGBTQ+ icons and queer symbolism.

LGBTQ+ stars showcase longlasting importance of queer culture, icons at 2021 Met Gala

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Manager September 25, 2021

The Met Gala took place in the midst of fashion week, on Monday, Sep. 13, the 2021, as opposed to its usual date on the first Monday in May, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The theme was “In America: A...

Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival unites community

Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival unites community

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director June 9, 2021

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First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds

First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director June 4, 2021

Since Pfizer’s approval for children ages 12 to 15 on May 10, many vaccine recipients at Staples have experienced negative reactions to the shot.  Although the news of vaccinations opening up...

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