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The 8:00 a.m. school start time has caused student athletes to miss classes for games and meets.

Delayed school start times prove harmful to student athletes 

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager October 15, 2021

The Westport School Start Time Committee’s decision on Jan. 13, 2020 to push Staples' start time from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. received a very positive initial reaction from the student body. For years,...

Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21 were awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Two Staples seniors received the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2021

The $2,500 National Merit Scholarship was awarded to two Staples seniors: Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21. This scholarship can be used at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university...

This year, the Staples cafeteria is closed until the start of the first period, which begins at 8 am. This takes away an important opportunity for many students to get breakfast in the morning.

Staples cafeteria should serve breakfast before 8 a.m.

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2021

The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Staples has led to numerous changes in daily operations. In years past, the cafeteria has been open for breakfast before school; however, this year it doesn't...

Students should be allowed to attend classes virtually two weeks before and after school vacations and be marked as APO excused.

New APO policy should have been implemented two weeks after February break

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

As I entered my first-period class on the day we returned from February break, I was shocked to see the majority of my peers in-person. This was the opposite outcome of Thanksgiving and winter break, during...

Connecticut has reported a total of eight cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant.

U.K. COVID-19 variant detected in Connecticut

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced the finding of four additional cases of B.1.1.7, commonly known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, in Connecticut on Monday, Jan. 25. The statewide total is now at eight cases.  Given...

The Pearl at Longshore closes following change in management

The Pearl at Longshore closes following change in management

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

The Pearl Restaurant & Bar, located at 260 Compo Road South, closed on Nov. 28 as a result of a change in management at The Inn at Longshore. Longshore Hospitality, LLC., a part of the Greenwich Hospitality...

Connecticut has experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases as colder temperatures limit the use of outdoor spaces.

Second statewide lockdown needed in Connecticut to flatten curve

Margaret Enquist '23 November 25, 2020

Connecticut has recently experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last couple months. On Nov. 20, the state surpassed 100,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. Consequently, Governor...

COVID-19 prompts students to adjust to a new college application process

Gabriella Gerig ’23 and Meg Enquist ’23 November 4, 2020

Photo taken by Meg Enquist ’23
Open-note assessments allow students to focus on learning concepts opposed to memorizing the material.

Open-note assessments provide solution to testing during hybrid learning model

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

The unusual circumstances of this school year have caused teachers to face several new challenges. The most prominent concern is how to handle assessments with the current hybrid model, in which half the...

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