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Staples leaves students unprepared for next academic year

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

This year, students, staff, parents and teachers alike have gone through an unprecedented time, so it’s not a surprise that our education has been altered as a result. What is a surprise, however, is how underprepared Staples has left its current and future students.  When I reflect on gettin...

Reminder: be kind during unsettling times

Westport Front Porch is a popular facebook group that is frequently used by local adults.

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were sitting in the trunks of our cars at Sherwood–six feet apart as permitted–to celebrate one of our birthdays. All within minutes, a Mercedes pulled up, and without a word of exchange, a man stuck his phone out the window to snap a picture. The photo was quickly...

Transgenderism in sports and the importance of creating clear regulation

Transgenderism in sports has sparked many controversial debates as it touches upon a sensitive subject that is not widely spoken about.

Emily Stone '20, Business Director

March 28, 2020

Next month, the Connecticut Republican Party is supposed to honor three students that are suing their high schools to prevent transgender and transexual athletes from participating in girls’ sports. Although Connecticut is a state that promotes inclusion and integration, this topic has become highly...

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure of these facilities is not convenient for anyone, but people who rely on libraries for computers and the...

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

With the evergrowing rise of nationalism, it is possible that we may be drawn over the edge of the cliff.

Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Nationalism is defined as loyalty and devotion to a nation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. On the surface, one could argue that this definition would highlight nationalism as a positive aspect, but can there be a negative side to nationalism?  Since the advent of modern society, we have seen pockets of po...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on by the mobile app, the caucuses still proved to be a critical part of American politics.  In t...

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Staples cheerleaders wearing gameday uniforms on the football field sideline during a Friday night game at Norwalk High School.

Amanda Rowan '22

March 10, 2020

Whether it’s a girl decked out in a full cheerleading uniform: skirt and bow, or a boy wearing a suit and tie, Staples students aim to stand out on game days. But whether it is 80 degrees or in the low 30s, mini skirts are still mandatory for cheerleaders, despite the incredibly frigid temperatures....

Students debate over impact of Democrats leaving the election

Students debate over impact of Democrats leaving the election

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22

March 10, 2020

Underclassman express opinions about PSAT

Jake Ment ’22 imitates taking the PSAT which took place on March 4 and 5. Upperclassmen got to come in late both days so freshmen and sophomores could take the test.

Lily Caplan '22 and Lucy Zuckerman '22

March 10, 2020

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Picking captains for any sports team can be a controversial decision, so teammates and coaches should adjust their style of picking to offer a fair end result.

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes together when it is necessary. At Staples High School, a common way of selecting captains is through the...

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