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On June 2, Fairfield County came together to stand against antisemitism. People of all religious denominations and ages attended in solidarity against the rise in antisemitic hate crimes and violence both in the United States and the larger global community.

Fairfield County rallies to stop antisemitism

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director June 10, 2021

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

The Porch at Christie’s is a new Westport restaurant in an old Westport building. Staples students are encouraged to apply for employment positions at what owners Andrea and Bill Pecoriello hope will become a beloved part of the Westport community.

The Porch revives a staples student staple

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director May 11, 2021

On March 1, Staples began its new 75% capacity schedule with hybrid students now attending three days a week. Students and teachers alike are excited to see new people in-person. However, some feel there are still issues to fix and that distance learning has not yet overstayed its welcome.

Staples community settles into 75% capacity

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director March 13, 2021

The hallways are packed with people, full of the faces and footsteps of students, some who feel as though they haven’t seen each other for a million years. Shouts of “ohmygodhi” fill the air as peers...

Though the old Barnes & Noble carried many memories, the new one is vibrant and invites Westporters to make new ones downtown. This young reader certainly is!

New Barnes & Noble brightens up Westport

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director February 26, 2021

Never before have I seen so many people, from toddlers to old-timers, flocking to a bookstore. On Feb. 24, when the new downtown Barnes & Noble opened its doors, there we all were, ready to explore...

The Connecticut Department of Health informed certain health care professionals that they may participate in administering vaccines in an email on Jan. 13. Recipients were asked to respond by Jan. 15 if they decided to help assist in the vaccination efforts.

Connecticut allows health care professionals to join vaccine administration efforts

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director January 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines may now be administered by certain Connecticut licensed health care professionals, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). “The Department is interested...

Nov. 13 press release on westportct.gov detailing First Selectman’s Jim Marpe’s response to the “code red” classification.

Westport COVID-19 cases rise, Westport classified as “code red”

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director November 14, 2020

Westport became a “code red” town on the COVID-19 CT data map with the weekly number of cases increasing to 53 on Nov. 12.   The rate of cases in Westport increased to 22.4 per 100,000 residents,...

Hudson Malone officially opened on 323 Main Street on Oct. 16, the Westport extension of owner Doug Quinn’s New York City restaurant.

New restaurant Hudson Malone delights with fancy dining

Lilly Weisz ’23, Red Staff Assistant Creative Director October 26, 2020

Students in a US History Honors class take advantage of good weather to learn while having a mask break outside.

Staples schedule aches with absence of mask breaks

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director October 8, 2020

I smell my own stale breath circulating inside the face mask I’ve worn all day. My ears feel like they’re being slowly pulled off my head as I desperately tug at the straps to give myself some form...

Student presentations bore classes in time of hybrid learning

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director September 21, 2020

I have a confession: I’m the rare sort of student who actually enjoys presenting in class. Over Zoom, however, I want to tear my hair out while an in-person classmate yammers on and on during a presentation,...

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