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VSCO provides a platform that removes the external stressors of likes and follows but still brings in a feed of photos. It also doubles as a photo editing app.

VSCO serves as a safe haven on social media

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager May 12, 2023

No likes, no comments, no following count. VSCO, a photo editing and sharing platform, provides an escape from social media’s stigmas and standards. The app is filled with profiles featuring photos...

Some students choose to take the ACT on top of the required SAT, as it is a differently structured test and can play to certain strengths the SAT does not.

Standardized testing culture jumpstarts an early start in preparations

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager March 20, 2023

It is not uncommon at Staples to see students as young as sophomores getting tutoring for standardized testing. Test culture has changed significantly in the past 20 years. Particularly after the passing...

A new proposal by the math department suggests removing the display of the decimal points in PowerSchool.

Math department proposes removal of decimal point display in PowerSchool gradebook

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager February 14, 2023

It’s thanks to the website we all know and love that students and parents have 24/7 access to their grades- shoutout PowerSchool! Through Westport Public School’s online system of reporting grades,...

For 30 minutes on Wellness Wednesday Nov. 23, students pet dogs, eat ice cream, play karaoke and more.

School community reacts to first Wellness Wednesday

Mia Kirkorsky '24, Business Manager December 8, 2022

In recent years, with both the pandemic and day to day stressors combined, mental health has been a growing problem gaining priority. The question is: are schools doing enough? On the half day – Wednesday...

Students Daisy Fording ’24 and Teddy Deutsch ’24 prepare for their first ever language midterm.

Real midterms serve as a new, necessary challenge to student body

Mia Kirkorsky '24, Business Manager November 21, 2022

Contrary to popular belief, midterms and finals this year might not be the catalyst of darkness we make it out to be.  We all survived COVID, so midterms should be a piece of cake... right? This is...

Officer Ed Wooldrige hasn’t noticed an alarming spike in the number of leaving students, but believes the announcement was beneficial and clearly outlines expectations.

Closed campus reminder serves as mental reset for Staples student body

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager September 17, 2022

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. made an announcement over the loudspeaker regarding Staples’ closed campus policy last week. This outlined the zero-tolerance policy: anybody caught coming back or leaving...

“The Batman” had me on the edge of my seat as I watched Robert Pattinson take on the role of Batman.

‘The Batman’ movie flies up the charts

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Assistant Business Manager March 25, 2022

Everyone’s seen the typical Marvel superhero movie that is flooded with action scenes and core-vibrating music. “The Batman” veers away from this standard of blockbuster, action-packed films and...

The third round of vaccination was approved by the FDA. Symptom hesitation leads to some questions about  getting the third shot.

COVID-19 booster shot gains approval

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Assistant Business Manager December 21, 2021

The FDA recently recommended people above the age of 16 receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Many in the Staples community have already received the shot, while some have been hesitant due to the limited data...

Traffic after school serves as a daily obstacle, both before and after school.

Escalating school traffic clogs Westport streets

Mia Kirkorsky ’24 , Assistant Business Manager November 23, 2021

After Connecticut public schools returned to  100% in-person schooling,  there has been overwhelming traffic smothering the roads.  But this traffic is completely unnecessary.  Students without a license...

Line for students to evacuate from Tulane’s campus to Houston, Texas. Photo contributed by Maizy Boosin ’21.

Hurricane Ida forces Staples alumni home

Mia Kirkorsky, Assistant Business Manager September 20, 2021

Thousands of students at Tulane University were impacted by hurricane Ida. Numerous Staples alumni who attend the New Orleans based university were pushed out of their dorms and back to Westport. According...

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