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What to do when corona affects your money

The stock market plummets and rises during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

March 19, 2020

Starting a few weeks ago, the stock market began rapidly plummeting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Headlines across the world read how the stock market has not been this volatile since the downfall in 1987 and how Dow Jones has fallen thousands of points. In simple terms, people are freaking...

BOE considers cutting 2 Staples staff positions

BOE considers cutting 2 Staples staff positions

Katie Simons ’22 and Prasaus Yeager ’22, Arts Editor and Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) announced on Jan. 27 that they were considering cutting two teacher positions, one position each  English and science departments at Staples High School. Costs accrued for treating the mold at Coleytown Middle School, upgrading facilities in other Westport schools and addressing the staff healthcare cost surge have contributed to heavy hits on the budget. Estimates for thes...

HQ trivia is the game show of the future

HQ trivia is the game show of the future

January 16, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Five, four, three, two, one and the game begins. Hundreds of thousands of players log on to compete for the prize. There’s a constant rush of rapid, flashing moving images in all areas of the screen, but the players are focused. They came there to win. In August, an app fo...

Sports expenses rising

Sports expenses rising

January 15, 2018

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The Art of Digital Market Manipulation

The Art of Digital Market Manipulation

December 11, 2017

By Arin Garland '18 The age of the internet has changed the way that people shop for both better and for worse. While it allows you to buy goods in the comfort of your home and have them delivered to your doorstep, at the same time you sacrifice your security. Every link you click leaves a digital...

Why you should not buy bitcoins

Why you should not buy bitcoins

December 5, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19 The idea of bitcoins is very intriguing-- It’s completely paperless and run by a company with no real governing system, meaning users have a lot more freedom than they would with a traditional bank. But with this freedom comes many sacrifices. Supporting a company who circulates...

Prom can be a success without spending a lot of money

Prom can be a success without spending a lot of money

June 10, 2017

By Alexa Moro '18 A perfect prom doesn't have to be expensive; in 2015, the average household spent $919 on prom according to US News. This figure includes the cost of the dress, shoes, makeup, hair, car or limo and other so-called “prom essentials.” The money spent on these items and services...

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

November 22, 2016

Staples High School is in the top 15 Connecticut schools that spends the most money per student for education. In fact, Westport spends over seven thousand dollars more per student than the lowest-funded school districts. However, there is speculation over how well that extra money is spent. Accord...

AP test costs aggravate students

AP test costs aggravate students

Andrew Vester, A&E Editor

March 17, 2016

For students who have taken AP tests, the feeling of taking them is all too familiar.  After grinding to keep up with the accelerated, advanced content for the entire year, you get to spend your April break studying for AP tests and the first two weeks of May taking standardized tests.  On top of ...

What’s up with that

What’s up with that

Sarah Sommer, Features Editor

June 3, 2015

Prom dances with ridiculousness, flirts with absurdity   According to a survey done by Visa, the average Northeastern prom-goer spends $1,104 on each dance. With that kind of money, you could spend a sun-kissed long weekend on the beach in Florida. With that kind of money, you could buy 25...

Snapcash is straight-up stupid

Snapcash is straight-up stupid

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

December 4, 2014

It’s never good news to get a notification from “teamsnapchat.” Especially when it isn’t a national holiday. But on November 17, I decided to listen to what the app developers had in store. What their video showed me was one of the the stupidest, most unnecessary updates in the App Store’s...

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