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Burying Hill Beach faces the highest levels of erosion out of all of the beaches in Westport.

Parks and Rec department creates plans to counteract increased erosion of Westport beaches, Burying Hill

Jack Robinson '26, Web Opinions Editor February 8, 2024

After recent years of steady erosion of local beaches, the Parks and Recreation department is putting into motion a nourishment plan in order to build beaches back up to their former glory. A nourishment...

Jackson Cregan 24 stands to become  the third Eagle Scout in 108 years to be awarded the Conservation Award after he completed two arduous environmental projects at Sherwood Island last fall. (Photo contributed by Jackson Cregan 24.)

Preserving Sherwood: Cregan’s journey to the highest Eagle Scout Award

Nina Bowens ’25, On the Wreckord Producer January 8, 2024

Years of research, planning, and planting led to this moment. This particular senior Eagle Scout had finalized not one, but two environmental conservation projects to protect the beaches and parks at Sherwood...

Attending the High Mountain Institute, a five week alpine backpacking and creative writing program free of social media, taught me the value of unplugging and self reflecting. It is incredibly healthy, and important, to disconnect from social media in order to learn about oneself and reduce stress.

Social media hiatus reaps substantial reward

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Arts Editor March 10, 2022

“Does seeing that make you happy?” My mom asked me once when she caught me endlessly scrolling through social media. Although I got annoyed and told her to leave me alone, it left me thinking. And...

Closed ecosystem terrariums are miniature ecosystems of moss kept indefinitely within glass containers.

Closed ecosystem terrariums bring spring inside

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer May 26, 2021

Inside a jar, a tiny world of moss flourishes. The water from the moss evaporates, condenses on the glass sides, and "rains" back down into the moss. The tiny world supports itself forever. Closed ecosystem...

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut is one of many protected areas that the state legislature could sell off without public consent.

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

Melanie Lust '19, Editor In Chief November 5, 2018

This election day, Connecticut voters will scratch away at the checkboxes for their preferred gubernatorial, Senate and State Senate candidates. But this year's ballot offers more than a list of names....

Humans of Staples: ONeill talks pebbles, posies and passions

Humans of Staples: O’Neill talks pebbles, posies and passions

Melanie Lust '19, Editor In Chief May 30, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19

The River Building runs through New Canaan

The River Building runs through New Canaan

April 18, 2018

By Ella Bloomingdale ’20

The fresher the better

The fresher the better

October 26, 2017

By Isabella Bullock '19 It’s apple season and there are apple trees in the courtyard that many staples students are eating from. According to Michael Aitkenhead, the advisor of The Green Club and...

Devil’s Den popularizes as summer draws near

Devil’s Den popularizes as summer draws near

June 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney ’18 Nestled in the winding back roads of Weston and Redding, Connecticut lies Devil’s Den. The luscious greenery, boulders and streams of the nature preserve seem endless as the...

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