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As masks prove extremely useful to fight off COVID-19, they introduce new opportunities to protect against other illnesses such as the flu.

Wearing masks after COVID-19 can limit spread of flu

Maddy Tansley ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Over the course of the pandemic, masks have become a necessity for anyone planning on leaving their house to go to school, restaurants or shops. With masks being the new norm, it raises the question of...

Arden Scherer’s ’21 homemade masks ready to be sent to hospitals that, at the time, had a mask shortage.

Students reflect on bright side of COVID-19

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

It has almost been a year since Staples first closed its doors due to COVID-19. The past year has been miserable in some form for everyone. Loved ones, jobs, senior years, school dances, parties, events...

Connecticut is set to open 100% on March 19

Connecticut to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Jack Dennison ’21, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont introduced changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Connecticut on March 3, which will go into effect on March 19. These changes include the elimination of capacity limitations on restaurants,...

Grace Fuori ’23 is shown properly wearing her double masks, and says she is ready to wear them in public if need be.

The second Covid-19 strand ushers tentativeness about double masks

Sydney Chinitz '23, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

The new, more infectious strand of the Covid-19 virus reached the United States from the United Kingdom on Jan. 2 according to Advisory Board. This strand, also known as B.1.1.7,  is up to 70% more transmissible...

Elementary and middle schools are returning to full in person learning on Feb. 1.

Return to full in-person learning prompts questions

Eloise Ahl '21 January 31, 2021

After many months of a hybrid schedule, elementary and middle schools students are scheduled to return to full in-person school on Feb. 1, but it is still unclear when high school students would be able...

Enzo Valadares ’21 is one of the many students at staples highschool who struggles with focusing while wearing a mask. Not only was the ACT challenging, but he finds school to be more difficult. Sitting through four 80-minute classes a day with few to no mask breaks is tough for him.

Standardized testing in masks places students at disadvantage

Charlotte smith ’21, Social Media Director October 26, 2020

Prior to COVID-19, taking standardized tests were every junior and senior’s worst nightmare. Whether taking the SAT or the ACT, each test is loaded with challenging content that is designed to evaluate...

Librarian Jennifer Cirino shows off her custom button. This new idea was something she brought to Staples as a way to help heighten the sense of community at Staples.

Buttons of teachers’ faces aim to foster stronger sense of school community

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor October 16, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic when nearly everybody has a face covering, it can be easy for communities to feel detached. In order to help alleviate some of this disconnection, Staples librarians are making...

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Allison Gillman '23, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont released an executive order on April 17 requiring Connecticut residents to wear face coverings in public spaces in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, effective April 20. The order...

Starbucks, one of the most popular places to go to in Westport, now requires all staff and customers to wear masks.

Westport stores update shopping protocols in compliance with COVID-19 regulations

Finnegan Courtney '22 April 22, 2020

Multiple Westport storefronts have announced new regulations in compliance with social distancing guidelines in an attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. “I think it’s what we need to...

Some citizens have used bandanas as face coverings when going out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Others have used homemade cloth masks, surgical masks and more to protect themselves. Beginning April 20 at 8:00 p.m., these face coverings will be required in public if one cannot keep a safe social distance.

Executive order requires use of face coverings in public in Connecticut to slow spread of COVID-19

Lys Goldman ’21, Paper News Editor April 20, 2020

Connecticut residents will be required to wear a face covering in public spaces effective Monday, April 20 if they cannot stay at least six feet away from others, as stated in an executive order signed...

Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, many aspects of the fashion industry have had to become digital.

Fashion’s Wearabouts: Episode 15

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor March 27, 2020

Westport Halloween costume hunting

Westport Halloween costume hunting

Jackson Daignault '18 and Max Appell '18 November 2, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner and many people need some last minute costumes for the big night. Here are some of the most popular costumes that will be seen this year in Westport. With the release...

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