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Juniors, parents make senior parking lots unsafe

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

On Tuesday, I dropped to my knees in the Staples Tennis parking lot in complete shock and dismay at the calamity that lay before me. I had heard stories and warnings from those who had faced similar events...

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving behaviors changed significantly throughout the course of the pandemic. Speeding rates increased dramatically and still have not returned to normal levels.

Connecticut sees increase in traffic-related deaths, traffic on roads

Julia Herlyn ’23, Paper News Editor December 13, 2021

Connecticut has recently experienced a 16% increase in traffic-related deaths, indicated by data from the state Department of Transportation. As of Nov. 12, there were 290 cases of traffic-related deaths...

California recently announced it is mandating vaccines for school children who are of age, it is necessary for Connecticut to follow in order to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

California made vaccines mandatory for students, Connecticut must follow

Genevieve Frucht '24 , Staff Writer October 26, 2021

California just made it mandatory for all school children 12 years of age and older to get the vaccine, and according to the Office of Governor Gavin Nersom, he did this in order to further protect students...

It is important to try to refrain from travelling during the pandemic to reduce surges in COVID-19. However, if people choose to travel during February break, Governor Lamont’s guidelines attempt to ensure utmost safety on and after a trip.

Post-December break COVID surge warrants more urgent February break protocols

Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director May 27, 2021

From December 8-22, three Staples students reported positive COVID-19 cases to the administration. From Jan. 3-17, 17 positive cases were reported*.  Students traveling and spending non-socially-distanced...

Students traveling for vacation raises COVID concerns

Jake Gersh ’21 March 19, 2021

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It is important to try to refrain from travelling during the pandemic to reduce surges in COVID-19. However, if people choose to travel during February break, Governor Lamont’s guidelines attempt to ensure utmost safety on and after a trip.

Post-December break COVID surge warrants more urgent February break protocols

Chloe Murray '22, Paper Opinions Editor February 12, 2021

From December 8-22, three Staples students reported positive COVID-19 cases to the administration. From Jan. 3-17, 17 positive cases were reported*.  Students traveling and spending non-socially-distanced...

Students discuss rising COVID cases after holiday break

Hannah Kail ’22 January 21, 2021

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On Monday, Oct. 12, 1, 339 COVID-19 cases were reported, brining the positivity rate up to 2.4%. The is the highest rate Connecticut has seen since June.

Connecticut COVID-19 cases rise in wake of phase three reopening

Meg Enquist '23, Staff Writer October 22, 2020

Connecticut reported a 2.4% COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday Oct. 12, the highest single-day rate since June.  The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations increased by 16 patients, bringing the...

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.

Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editor May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly,...

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...

COVID-19 can live on surfaces such as steel and plastic for up to three days and cardboard for up to 24 hours, which is why it is important to clean the exterior lids, bags, etc.

How to sanitize groceries during COVID-19

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager April 27, 2020

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor February 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Health confirmed a case of the coronavirus in Boston on Feb.1.  A man contracted the virus through a visit to Wuhan, China and returned to the University of Massachusetts...

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Abby Fleming '20, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

Uber recently released a shocking report detailing the amount of sexual assaults, car crashes and other crimes that have taken place during Uber rides last year. There were 3,045 reported instances of...

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