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Parents, students and members of the Westport community gather in protest against racism in the schools.

Westport rallies against racism: Community protests discrimination in public schools

Ruby Kantor ’24, Paper Managing Editor March 12, 2024

As the morning sun rose and students made their way to school on Feb. 27, protesters lined North Avenue with signs, posters and a powerful feeling of autonomy.  Following the Board of Education meeting...

Protestors gathered in front of Staples across the street from the main entrance. Cars honked to show their support towards the movement.

BREAKING NEWS: Students and Westport residents gather in front of Staples and Bedford to peacefully protest against racism

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor February 28, 2024

A crowd of varied students, parents and Westport residents gathered in front of Staples High School and Bedford Middle School on Feb. 27 to peacefully protest against accusations of racism at Westport...

Kylie Jenner’s bold faux lion head accessory upset many animal activists, prompting reflection upon how much animal cruelty has influenced the fashion industry.

Oscars do modern fashion justice post-Jenner’s Paris Fashion Week outfit scandal

Elle Vail ’23, Newsletter Editor March 23, 2023

It was on Jan. 22 when Kylie Jenner entered the red carpet of Paris Fashion Week 2023. Jenner sported a black gown by Schiaparelli accented with a life-like faux lion head by Daniel Rose Berry. Backlash...

Pro-abortion rights protestors gather in downtown Westport holding signs supporting DefenDemocracy’s cause and listening to speakers.

Connecticut protests for abortion rights

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager May 18, 2022

A pro-abortion rights rally was held in Westport on Sunday, May 8 and was attended by Westport and neighboring town residents in protest of the leaked Roe v. Wade opinion draft. The Roe v. Wade draft opinion...

Fairfield County protests Texas’s Senate Bill 8

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director October 31, 2021

In response to the Texas abortion ban and subsequent Supreme Court ruling, protesters yelled chants such as “my body, my choice” and “we won’t go back” throughout the rally.

Protesters for abortion rights gather on Saugatuck River Bridge

Dania Hemdan ’24, Staff writer October 5, 2021

A pro-choice abortion rights rally took place Saturday afternoon, Oct. 2, at Saugatuck River Bridge. People from all different backgrounds, including Staples students, gathered on the sidewalks of the...

Many Westport community members reposted this image on social media in order to educate their peers on the Texas abortion ban and the local protest.

Westport community gathers peacefully downtown, shows disapproval of recent Texas abortion ban

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor September 14, 2021

Westport community members gathered on Main Street on Sept. 5 to protest the recent ban on abortions in Texas.  The Texas abortion law prohibits most abortions past 6 weeks with few exceptions.  Many...

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

Reopening Connecticut is irresponsible, though protests have credibility

Roxy Augeri ’20, Staff Writer May 13, 2020

As someone who has had the coronavirus infiltrate their house and affect the financial stability of their home, I am the first person who wants to see  people  go back to work. However, watching the...

A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their...

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Rachel Suggs '21, Paper A&E Editor April 24, 2019

The strike of over 31,000 New England Stop and Shop employees ended on Sunday, April 21 after 11 days of striking. A tentative three-year agreement was reached which includes increased wages, greater health...

Participants of the 2019 Women’s March on New York City hold signs and march to protect their rights and promote equality.

Anti-Semitism accusations plague 2019 Women’s March

Alexandra Sprouls '19, Associate Managing Editor January 28, 2019

While marches oftentimes aim to bring together groups and communities, this year’s Women’s March on Jan. 19 did the opposite after its organizers became associated with anti-Semitic beliefs. Elana...

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

June 5, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 On Friday, June 1 Staples students and faculty, specifically teachers from the English department, wore orange, a color representing the fight to end gun violence. Both the news...

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