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Bus two seats overflow with students on their way home or to various areas in town.

Multipurpose bus two proves overcrowded, in need of solution

Rylie Cordella ’25, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2023

As the bell rings at 2:45 each weekday afternoon, bus number two students rush to grab a seat. In each seat  students sit waiting to get schoolwork done at the Westport Library, or to spend the afternoon...

The great Westport pizza contest allows for people to get their pizza place preferences heard and to know where to get the best award-winning types of pizza in Westport.

The great Westport pizza contest returns 

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

It’s Friday evening and stomachs are rumbling as the clock approaches dinner time. Pizza is the obvious answer, but which Westport pizza spot do you choose?  Westport has countless pizzerias, sufficient...

Once winners are announced on April 18, the top three winners will receive cash prizes. Graphic by Rylie Cordella ’25.

TEAM announces 10th annual Teen Diversity essay contest

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport and their co-sponsor, the Westport Library, announced their essay contest for the 10th year in a row on Feb. 6. This year’s essay topic...

Staples newest lunch addition, the Wreckers Deli, is located outside of the normal area for purchasing food.

Wreckers deli reopens after years of being closed

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

The Wrecker’s Deli was reintroduced to Staples for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The Wreckers Deli initially opened in 2019, but closed after Covid-19 hit due to the shortage of staff and less...

Manna Toast provides a variety of plant-based foods in their cafe. Their menu is available for dining-in, takeout and delivery.

Manna Toast Westport set to close by the end of the month

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer December 24, 2022

Manna Toast in downtown Westport is closing after over two years since its arrival in July 2020. The cafe announced their closing on Dec.12 through their Instagram. According to the Instagram post,...

Gas has become another commonly seen social media app on teenagers phones. At Staples currently, the user population is growing daily.

Gas app gains popularity at Staples

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

Social media is known to cause feelings of inadequacy in one's life or self. You’ve heard it on the news – the negative impacts it has on the developing mind, the FOMO it gives to people leaving them...

Students pledged to “remember the game,” TAG’s campaign organized to limit underage drinking. Footballs and football helmets were hung outside the cafeteria with student names as they pledged during the week leading up to the homecoming game.

TAG encourages students to ‘remember the game’ for homecoming

Rylie Cordella '25 , Staff Writer October 24, 2022

The large student section floods with shades of blue and white on the night before the seniors’ homecoming dance, after five days of spirit. It’s finally the highly anticipated homecoming football...

The Course/Schedule Change Request Form is available to all students on the Staples website under the “Students” menu in the student counseling section. Guidance counselor Deborah Slocum helps students make changes in schedules before the deadline of Oct. 13. Slocum is available for meetings with students through appointment.

Students, staff contemplate the Oct. 13 course drop deadline

Liora Perkins '25, Rylie Cordella '25, Web Arts Editor, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Thursday, Oct. 13 is the deadline to drop a full year or first semester course without a record on a transcript. After the deadline, students who drop a course will have a permanent record of the change...

People gather at the March on Washington in 1963. AP African American Studies will include material on the civil rights movement.

New AP African American studies course is introduced

Rylie Cordella '25, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

The College Board publicized in February that a pilot AP African American studies course begins at 60 high schools this fall. According to The New York Times, the class covers “civil rights, politics,...

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