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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...

The School Counseling Department celebrates National School Counseling Week by recognizing the many individuals who guide Staples students towards success everyday. Their devoted work is always appreciated and it never goes unnoticed. (Photo contributed by @stapleshighschool_counseling on Instagram)

National School Counseling Week prompts gratitude, recognition for Staples counselors

Ruby Kantor ’24, Paper Managing Editor February 15, 2024

As we commemorate National School Counseling Week, I find myself reflecting on the profound impact that the School Counseling Department and, more specifically, my assigned guidance counselor have had...

Jill Dillon and her team members stand outside in their logowear in order to spread the word about their campaign and educate voters about what makes their policy agenda unique.

Jill Dillon defies odds, secures seat on Westport Board of Education

Ruby Kantor ’24, Managing Editor November 16, 2023

After the deadline had passed to run on the election ballot, Jill Dillon received a phone call from an unknown parent. Little did she know that this single phone call would give her motivation to run for...

BREAKING NEWS: Floods in Westport create significant hazards

Ruby Kantor '24, Paper Managing Editor September 29, 2023

Flash floods spread throughout the New York City and Southern Connecticut area, causing road shutdowns, down trees, home wreckage and other hazards.  The expected rainfall rate is 0.5 to one inch in...

Person chooses a more unique and different nickname as opposed to going by a more common and expected one.

Cracking the code of unconventional nicknames, my journey towards acceptance

Ruby Kantor ’24, Managing Editor September 21, 2023

Richard goes by Dick, William goes by Bill, Henry goes by Hank, Margaret goes by Peggy, Sarah goes by Sally and the list goes on. I just don’t understand. Where do these names come from? It’s like...

Students juggle standardized test prep, sports, school work and their social life during their junior year, a year associated with negative stigma for many.

An ode to junior year

Ruby Kantor ‘24, Paper Managing Editor May 30, 2023

My family friend told me that I wouldn’t make it out alive. My older cousin warned me of constant battle cries. My neighbor advised me to take cover and hide at any given moment. My dog walker told me...

Ruby Kantor ’24 wears a necklace with her name in Hebrew, embracing her Jewish heritage.

Antisemitism fluctuates due to a lack of education about Jewish culture

Ruby Kantor ’24, Arts Editor November 29, 2022

I frequently recall the last day of my sophomore year, and how this one experience taught me the value of words.  I remember walking into my Spanish class to find my classmates indulging in food and...

Gun legislations became a hot topic in Connecticut as regulatory laws have been tried in federal court.

Federal lawsuit calls attention to Connecticut gun legislations

Ruby Kantor '24 and Madison Mayr '24 October 11, 2022

Three gun owners, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and the Second Amendment Foundation attempted to overturn the Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban by filing a federal lawsuit on Sept. 29. The Connecticut...

Dresses at Winged Monkey, a clothing store in Westport, await the rush of junior girls going shopping for their outfits.

Junior girls count down to Counties

Ruby Kantor '24 and Madison Mayr '24, Arts Paper Editor and Sports Paper Editor September 23, 2022

When it comes to school dances, Staples students really look ahead. Counties, the first dance available to juniors, will take place on Jan. 28. Staples, Wilton and Weston students will attend the event...

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