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Drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS offer vaccinations, now open to people from the age of 16.

Vaccination of teenagers fosters enthusiasm in students

Isabella Rivel ’24, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Those ages 16 and older were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 1. Many teenagers are eager for this opportunity for their lives to regain some normality.  So far, Connecticut...

Students celebrate Easter amid pandemic

Jake Gersh '21 April 6, 2021

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Achorn Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop are just a few of the available vaccination locations in Westport that provide the COVID-19 vaccine. Most locations offer direct appointment scheduling by phone or through their website.

COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents create optimistic atmosphere at Staples

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Sports Editor March 30, 2021

The administration of vaccinations for high school students and other young children is underway after Dr. Anthony Fauci’s announcement on March 7. On March 16, Moderna reported the start of trials for...

All Connecticut residents ages 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 5, according to Governor Lamont.

Lamont announces acceleration in Connecticut vaccine rollout

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor March 17, 2021

Connecticut residents 45 and up will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccinations starting this Friday, and ages 16 and up beginning on April 5, Governor Ned Lamont said on Monday, March 15 in a press...

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are safety and sanitary reminders all throughout airports. This includes reminders to wear masks, social distance and wash hands.

Flying during pandemic becomes new normal

Chelsea Strober ’21, Associate Managing Editor March 4, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first made its way across the world, all travel, especially by plane, was put on hold for months. Then, it seemed almost impossible to walk through a crowded airport only to...

Students sit in front of the bright screen for hours which can be physically and mentally draining. These changes in the schooling environment can be a detriment to different aspects of mental health.

Pandemic hits young children’s lives especially hard

Emily Goldstein ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Singing the ABC’s during snack time and playing with building blocks are fundamental parts of a child’s schooling experience; however, with the pandemic, the lives of elementary school kids have been...

As COVID-19 is nearing it’s 1-year anniversary, vaccination is already being put in place for those working in medical settings

Vaccine brings hope to essential workers

Charlotte Gurley ’23 January 27, 2021

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Young girl and her mother head to church with masks to participate in a socially distanced gathering.

Religious groups attend gatherings in pandemic

Eloise Ahl '21, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to the restriction of religious gatherings in buildings like churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and more. With this, there has been a lot of public backlash; people...

With rising case numbers across the state and in Westport, things like winter sports and a model change are up in the air.

Westport COVID-19 numbers increase

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor January 22, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across the world, Connecticut and Westport continue to level with the fallout from it.  However, there is more bad news on the horizon. This includes the steadily...

The demand for COVID tests increases as cases continue to rise throughout the country. However, not everyone is ensured free testing, which discourages many people from taking action to get them.

COVID-19 test pricing disparities require significant change

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases reach new heights across the country, the demand for testing continues to grow at an exponential rate. Unfortunately, a vast disparity exists within test pricing. According to Money...

Just days after Thanksgiving, the number of cases per day in Connecticut nearly doubled. Governor Lamont, President-Elect Joe Biden and many top scientists are predicting a bigger spike of cases throughout this holiday season.

Lamont warns of spike in cases as holiday season approaches

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Governor Lamont advised in a Dec. 17 press conference that Connecticut residents restrict how much they travel, aiming to avoid the same rise in cases that the Thanksgiving break brought. "We all paid...

The trailer for the movie depicts an apocalyptic scene, and pushes the idea that COVID-19 will be the end of the world as we know it.

‘Songbird’ heightens COVID-19 fears

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

In January, the first news of a cluster of a pneumonia-like illness was posted by the World Health Organization on social media. In February, the illness was named: COVID-19. On March 11, it was declared...

Prior to Thanksgiving break 190 students were fully distance learners. After the break over 176 additional students decided to go fully remote, with the numbers anticipated to grow.

As winter break approaches, number of distance learners increases

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer December 16, 2020

The number of distance learners at Staples has tripled since the start of the school year with 363 students, roughly 20% of the population, fully remote as of Dec. 7. 125 students were distance learners...

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