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Despite the amount of courage and strength Westport had during the pandemics worst moments, it was privilege that helped us push through

Privilege, above all else, is what got Westport through the pandemic

Charlotte Gurley ’23, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

It would be ignorant to say that Westport hasn’t experienced all-time lows due to the pandemic, but because of how fortunate the town is, we’ve gotten out of the most despairing and glum obstacles...

Prior to April 27, Connecticut residents scheduled vaccine appointments through the statewide COVID portal or a specific provider website, which would be confirmed before receiving their dose. Governor Ned Lamont’s implementation of walk-in clinics is meant to combat the traffic seen below and ease the process of getting vaccinated.

Vaccine providers offer walk-in clinics to Connecticut residents

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing Editor May 6, 2021

Over 50 vaccine centers in Connecticut will no longer require appointments starting on April 27, as stated in a press release by Governor Ned Lamont one day before implementation.  The announcement...

Friends of Emma Zhu ’21 celebrated her acceptance with a contactless delivery of NYU themed cupcakes left at her front door.

Seniors in quarantine struggle to celebrate college acceptances

Abigail Nevin '23, Web News Editor April 24, 2021

For seniors, getting accepted and finalizing what college you will attend is something that comes with great celebration. However, with the COVID 19 pandemic striking globally, students have altered the...

Reflection in Photos: A Year of Covid

Ella Alpert '22 March 24, 2021

Students should be allowed to attend classes virtually two weeks before and after school vacations and be marked as APO excused.

New APO policy should have been implemented two weeks after February break

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

As I entered my first-period class on the day we returned from February break, I was shocked to see the majority of my peers in-person. This was the opposite outcome of Thanksgiving and winter break, during...

Arden Scherer’s ’21 homemade masks ready to be sent to hospitals that, at the time, had a mask shortage.

Students reflect on bright side of COVID-19

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

It has almost been a year since Staples first closed its doors due to COVID-19. The past year has been miserable in some form for everyone. Loved ones, jobs, senior years, school dances, parties, events...

The wait to get a COVID-19 test is extremely long and unpleasant for students; however, it is necessary in order to allow them to return back to in-school learning.

Student’s violation of 14 day quarantine proves harmful to community

Maddy Tansley ’23, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

With the second wave of COVID-19 taking the U.S. by storm, more people are being exposed to the virus than ever before. Yet, some students have relaxed their personal safety precautions.  It is difficult...

Fantasy football connects friends during quarantine

Logan Gornbein ’21 and Jake Gersh ’21 December 23, 2020

19 kids and staff as of Dec 14 are currently quarantining under the new policy as opposed to 240 on Nov. 24.

Increase in COVID-19 cases forces many students to quarantine unnecessarily

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director December 15, 2020

In the past, one positive COVID-19 case would quarantine an entire class and the classroom teacher for 14 days. It mattered not if everyone had maintained six feet of distance and were masked. This was...

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Karina Murray '22, Paper Features Editor December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

Due to the influx in COVID-19 cases in the district, schools have been forced to go fully remote for the remainder of the week.

Staples goes full remote for Thursday, Friday

Molly Gold ’21, Paper News Editor November 13, 2020

All Staples High School students, as well as all middle schoolers, will go fully remote for Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 due to an influx in COVID-19 cases, leading to a shortage of faculty.  In...

Students who were identified as a close contact received an email on Nov 10 at around 9 pm, letting the students know they will be required to quarantine for the 14 days.

Staples High School coronavirus cases increase

Lexie Moskovit '21, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

An email was sent out announcing that two more individuals at Staples High School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9. This is Staples’ fifth positive case of the year so far.    “This...

With the new Connecticut Phase Three plan in place, Arezzo restaurant-goers are now free to eat outside with no maximum capacity and inside up to 75% capacity.

Phase 3 of reopenings launched as COVID-19 rates increase among youth

Natalie Bandura '22, News Editor October 23, 2020

Phase 3 of statewide reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic was implemented on Oct. 8 as the next step in the four-phase plan for reopening designed by Governor Lamont and his administration. The new,...

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