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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...

Lake Mohegan attracts Fairfield County dog owners, serving as a ‘hidden gem’

Lake Mohegan attracts Fairfield County dog owners, serving as a ‘hidden gem’

May 15, 2017

Kayla Sirlin ’19 and Layla Wofsy ’19 Any dog owner in Westport knows that Winslow park, Compo beach and Aspetuck are easily accessible and always a safe bet for a daily dog walk. While these locations...

[Sept. 2016 Features] Nature sprouts through Qureshi’s art exhibit

October 11, 2016

By Olivia Foster '18 Web News Editor Finding beauty in nature may be easy for most people, but turning that beauty into an artform takes talent. For Faiza Qureshi ’17, nature stirs her creativity...

The drastic change in leaves becomes apparent with colors blossoming from emerald green all the way to tangerine orange. Photo by Chase Gornbein 16.

Fall leaves burst with color

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer October 27, 2015

The autumn season brings a series of familiar favorites: the smell of pumpkin spiced lattes, a crisp and refreshing cool breeze and big hand-knitted sweaters. Amidst the preparation for Halloween and the...

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