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For those who do not have a readily available selection of books at home, libraries are the best place to start. Not only do they offer books on virtually any subject imaginable -- including Westport’s own downtown public library -- but libraries create the perfect peaceful environment to dig into nonfiction or get lost in a magical storyline. Besides, removing environmental factors that shutter a teenager from reading is the first step in opening the heart to books.

Today’s teens must rediscover emotional, creative outlet provided by books

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor March 5, 2021

For as long as I can remember, my family has loved books. Oh, how I would look forward to curling up with a fantasy tale that transported me through kingdoms and across vast oceans, or a striking World...

The Westport Bookshop, Westport’s first used book store, officially opened January 28. They are open Thursdays and Fridays from three to six p.m and on weekends from noon to five p.m.

Westport Book Shop dazzles book-lovers, provides community space

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor February 9, 2021

  Bundled in coats and a buzz of conversation, people wait on chalk circles as cars lazily roll by and snow sloshes against the pavement. Customers chime in and out of the storefront, releasing...

‘Take 10 to read’ initiative aims to spur love for reading in Staples students

‘Take 10 to read’ initiative aims to spur love for reading in Staples students

November 1, 2017

By Izzy Connors '18 This year the Staples library has implemented a new initiative to motivate students to engage in reading inside and outside of the classroom. The “Take 10 to Read” initiative encourages...

Summer reads

Summer reads

June 13, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18

Staples Students Compete in “B-Fest”

Francesca Truitt, News Editor June 13, 2016

Barnes and Noble is more than just a bookstore. Throughout the year, Barnes and Noble has many book readings, meet-the-author events, and book fairs. This weekend, Barnes and Noble stores nationwide hosted...

The best books to read during the break

The best books to read during the break

Sophie Driscoll, Staff Writer February 22, 2016

February break is the perfect time to read. Whether relaxing on a beach, cozied up in front of a fire or lounging at home, these books will keep you entertained all week long.   “Colorless...

It’s a sin to kill a book worm

It’s a sin to kill a book worm

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor December 14, 2015

We are taught from the day we enter elementary school that reading is a fundamental tool for all students. It is a nonnegotiable statement. Reading simply helps us flourish. Being a high school student,...

Students struggle to read for fun

Students struggle to read for fun

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer October 6, 2014

Back in the days of elementary school, when the only thing to worry about was who to sit with at lunch or what to do during choice, reading was a nightly routine. Parents would tuck their child in with...

Trigger warning controversy reaches Staples

Trigger warning controversy reaches Staples

Margeaux MacColl , Staff Writer September 19, 2014

On the first day of school, most classes are filled with breezy conversations centered on syllabi and introductions. Students can release the summer air from their lungs while getting readjusted to 6 a.m....

Visual literacy puts the

Visual literacy puts the “pow” in English course

September 19, 2014

There are normal books filled only with words, and then there are graphic novels. Few people know there is an actual class on these visual pieces of literature. However, the 20 students per semester...

Textbooks trump tan lines

Textbooks trump tan lines

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer May 30, 2014

Summer is quickly rounding the bend, so students are substituting Charles Dickens for a John Green beach read, boots for bare feet that sink into the sand, and Smartboards for foreign city scapes. However,...

June 9, 2011 | Hot Enough to Fry an Egg

June 9, 2011

8:30 a.m. Sweltering sunrise temperatures today; hot enough to fry an egg.  Matt Mula '13 shows the thermometer reading 83.3 degrees in the shade first thing this morning.  Today's temperature is...

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