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Con: Juniors, enjoy your walk, Parking spots at Staples’ belong strictly to seniors

A silver truck without the proper documentation is parked in a senior spot on campus.
October 26, 2020

Senior year: the year students can park on campus.  Finally, we get to carry on the tradition of being the only students who are allowed to park their cars in the white-numbered parking spots. It’s...

Junior parking sales begin

Staples juniors have begun to purchase their parking stickers. They are available until they are sold out. Students must put their sticker on their windshield in order to legally park in their assigned spot.
May 24, 2019

Junior parking tickets went on sale on May 13. They cost $20 and are available for purchase in the Assistant Principal’s office until they have all been sold out. As seniors begin to depart for internships,...

Juniors navigate through unfair parking system

Juniors navigate through unfair parking system
June 12, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19   Getting stopped every two seconds by the bus in front of you, while you pretend to be speeding away with wind in your hair: this is the freedom that comes with a driver's...

An open letter to Wakeman: Saying a (not so) sorrowful goodbye

An open letter to Wakeman: Saying a (not so) sorrowful goodbye
June 7, 2018

By Layla Wofsy '19   Dear Wakeman, As my time spent parking at you has come to a close, I thought I would thank you for our time spent together. Since March 2017, I have woken up at 5:45...

D’Amico lays down the law: Those who violate parking rules are to face future punishment

D’Amico lays down the law: Those who violate parking rules are to face future punishment
June 13, 2017

By: Ben Stein '18 and Jack Caldwell '18 Recently, Principal James D’Amico said in an email that any juniors “who park on campus without a pass will not be allowed to obtain a parking pass for next...

Stop taking our spots

Stop taking our spots
March 23, 2017

Eliza Goldberg '17 An open letter to underclassmen who park on campus without a permit I’m going to preface this by saying that as a junior, I parked at Wakeman. Come April, while other people...

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Junior parking petitions spark controversy
December 17, 2015

On Dec. 15., Matthew Reiser ’17 made an online petition to have the junior parking lot function as a first-come, first-served basis due to the alleged 40 open spaces he saw that were not being occupied. “The...

Bedford Square construction is one third complete

Bedford Square construction is one third complete
September 27, 2015

The town’s new face lift should be finished in two years, but the historic Bedford Square’s end cost of the construction will be around 100 million dollars worth of funding according to bedfordsquare.com. Architect...

Students mull over the future of the old YMCA

Students mull over the future of the old YMCA
December 16, 2014

When the YMCA moved from its old home at 59 Post Road E. in downtown Westport to Mahackeno, the tudor building that it was once housed in was more than a vacant property.  It is a building full of memories...

Nelson swaps patrolling streets for protecting SHS

STANDING GUARD: Ex-detective Nelson Alicea proudly points to the Staples logo on his iconic car. While he used to investigate homicides, he now spends his days patrolling and protecting Staples.
October 10, 2014

After Nelson Alicea’s extensive career of fighting crime, he has retired his police badge for Wreckers logo wear. And after his experience in the criminal infested streets, he has no trouble successfully...

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman
November 19, 2013

On an early November morning before 7:00 a.m., licensed juniors battle to beat the long line for a parking spot at Wakeman to avoid a half a mile walk in 33 degree weather. “I get there at 7:03, and...

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