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A younger sibling Facetimes her sister who is currently at college.

Younger siblings sadden as seniors prepare to graduate to college

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Many who have grown up with older siblings who have left home are aware of the sense of isolation and loneliness that often comes with it. Suddenly, the house sounds quieter and feels emptier. When an...

Following the win of the Staples Wreckers, the coaches and players shake hands with the opposing team, the Manchester RedHawks.

Staples cruises past Manchester to advance in state tournament

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ basketball team defeated the Manchester Red Hawks on Mar. 7 in the first round of the state playoff tournament with a final score of 74-39. Staples’ win over Manchester...

The Post on Post Road East stocks up for Christmas and displays Christmas trees and other holiday decorations.

Thanksgiving ends, Christmas celebrations start… for some?

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Around this time of year, shops begin putting up their Christmas displays and stocking the old Halloween shelves with Christmas decorations. Some people begin celebrating the holidays as soon as Halloween...

People wear honor beads at the event to display their connection to the cause. Each color means something different. Loss of a child (white), loss of spouse or partner (red), loss of a parent (gold), loss of a sibling (orange), loss of relative or a friend (purple), personal struggles or attempt (green), Supporting someone who has struggles or has attempted (teal), supporting suicide prevention, honoring the LGBTQ+ community (rainbow).

6th annual Out of the Darkness fundraiser gathers communities, spreads awareness of suicide, depression, mental illnesses

Caroline Zajac '25 and Poppy Harrington '25, Staff Writers October 30, 2022

The annual Out of the Darkness walk took place to raise awareness of suicide, depression and other mental illnesses on Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in front of the Westport Public Library. To support...

Hurricane Ian hit Florida, tragically taking the lives of over 100 people.

Hurricane Ian devastates Florida’s infrastructure, claims dozens of lives

Poppy Harrington and Caroline Zajac, Staff Writers October 12, 2022

Hurricanes ruin millions of lives as they rip their way up the East Coast from June to November. Hurricanes are known for their triple threat factor: violent winds, destructive storm surge and torrential...

The swimming pool at Staples High School is used for freshmen aquatics and other student extra curricular activities

Return of freshman aquatics creates controversial splash

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Freshman aquatics is a mandated course that is controversial from several angles; while swimming provides physical benefits and may teach valuable life skills, it can also cause problems with body image...

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