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Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Karina Murray '22, Paper Features Editor December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

As the US reaches its third month of quarantine and as unemployment continues to rise, we need to start thinking about getting our economy running again.

Reopening economy will save more lives than national lockdown

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer June 3, 2020

It’s been three months since Staples closed its doors in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Staples students, Westport residents and essentially the rest of America have locked up and...

Westport Public Schools were closed for the rest of the academic school year on March 11th.

Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

Graham Wood '20 & Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer & Opinion Editor May 22, 2020

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As America reaches its third month of quarantine and as 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, when will it be appropriate to open up? Should we develop herd immunity or maintain our lockdown?

Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

Graham Wood '20 and Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer and Paper Opinions Editor May 21, 2020

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Despite strong urges by government officials, some Staples students have left the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Westport residents leave amidst pandemic

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has sprouted fear across every inch of the world, changing the way many of us live. While many sit inside our homes watching the rate of infected rise, barred from the outside...

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments...

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

March 31, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Greenwich High School located 22.6 miles south of Staples in Greenwich, Connecticut was on lockdown on March 29, 2017 due to a threat of violence against the school written on the...

Threats of a shooting force Darien High School into lockdown

Threats of a shooting force Darien High School into lockdown

Kit Epstein '17, Staff Writer March 27, 2017

By Kit Epstein '17 On Friday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m, Darien High School, located 14 miles south of Staples, went on lockdown after multiple threats of a shooting were found in writing in the boys’...

Students participate in lockdown drill during period four on Thursday, March 24.

No worries after Staples lockdown drill

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager March 31, 2016

On March 24, the interim principal, Dr. Mark Karagus, announced on the loudspeaker, “Secure the school, secure the school,” and initiated a lockdown drill for all students and staff. The lockdown occurred...

School put in lockdown to prepare for Rushdie

School put in lockdown to prepare for Rushdie

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer October 26, 2015

In preparation for Salman Rushdie’s visit on Thursday, October 22, the entire Staples High School went on lockdown at 4:00 p.m. All sports practices were required to end at 3:30 p.m. and many had...

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor October 23, 2015

All 17 Fairfield Public Schools went into lockdown this morning, Oct. 23, due to supposed bomb and shooting threats. Although the police department is still questioning whether or not the threats were...

Staples executes lockdown drill smoothly

Staples executes lockdown drill smoothly

Kit Epstein , Staff Writer February 27, 2015

At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, Principal John Dodig announced on the loudspeaker to secure the school for a lockdown drill. All around Staples, teachers locked the doors of classrooms and turned off...

Nothing done after Newtown, two years later

Nothing done after Newtown, two years later

Sophia Hampton, News Editor December 15, 2014

Two years have passed since the Sandy Hook shooting. Two years have passed since I was sitting in Journalism class and suddenly we weren’t learning about AP Style. Suddenly we were watching the news...

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