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Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

Annabelle Iannone '21, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Nest cameras have been hacked across the United States sounding off alarms and false bombing threats on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Westport families were affected by the alarms.

Bulletproof backpacks revolutionize school safety

Bulletproof backpacks revolutionize school safety

September 18, 2018

By Rebecca Kanfer ’21 Bulletproof backpacks are hitting the halls for the 2018-2019 school year. They’re not the latest fashion symbol, but a means for students to arm themselves against a potential school shooting.   The leading brand of these backpacks are manufactured by Guard Dog Security, a comp...

Administration posts numbers over entrances to Staples

Administration posts numbers over entrances to Staples

April 8, 2018

By Emma Rojas '18 In response to recent shootings across the country, numbers and letters have been installed over every entrance to Staples over February break. These numbers and letters correspond to different areas of the building, making it easier for law enforcement to identify safe portal exits in c...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

March 28, 2018

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such was the case when I had the opportunity to speak with assistant principal Richard Franzis, principal...

Manchester attack raises concern about Gov Ball

Manchester attack raises concern about Gov Ball

June 6, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 Following the Manchester terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, young adults are in fear about attending one of New York’s most anticipated events, The Governor's Ball. With featured artists such as Chance the Rapper, Lorde and Tool, those who are going are...

Being cautious is not paranoid

Being cautious is not paranoid

May 9, 2017

Arin Garland ’18 If you take the time to look closely at people’s laptops around school, you’ll begin to notice a trend; ripped up sticky notes and pieces of tape covering the camera lenses on student’s devices. But why would anyone do such a thing? What is its purpose, and why have so ma...

District Enforces Stopped Bus Cannot Be Passed Rule

District Enforces Stopped Bus Cannot Be Passed Rule

April 5, 2017

By Shaina Selvaraju '17 The school district has recently decided to add cameras to the outside of school buses in an effort to see if drivers are following the law to stop when the bus holds out its stop sign. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of State Directors of P...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Palmer and Perillo protect our community

November 22, 2016

By Phoebe Mendelson '17   As you walk through the doors of Staples each morning bleary eyed and tired from the previous night’s work, you are likely to be greeted by one of the two campus security guards. Ronald Palmer and William Perillo are both retired police officers and when combin...

New school security guard patrols Staples

New school security guard patrols Staples

Rebecca Hoving and Margot Mather

December 9, 2015

On the morning of Dec. 4, 2015, Staples students were notified via email that a new security guard, Michael Velasquez, would be joining the faculty. Velasquez is a former police officer from New York City, but recently decided to move over to the school security aspect of law enforcement. “What ma...

Rushdie’s wit calms community apprehension

Rushdie’s wit calms community apprehension

Becky Hoving, News Editor

October 25, 2015

When Salman Rushdie took the podium in Staples’ very own auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, everyone at the event, from the attendees to the surplus of security, was put at ease by Rushdie’s witty humor, despite the apprehensions felt by the community earlier that day. “I’m sorry you’ve had a bit of a fuss about my arriving,” Rushdie joked, an o...

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor

March 27, 2015

When Snapcash was introduced on Nov. 17, 2014, many students immediately had negative reactions. Unlike the “Snapchat Story” feature that also received many disapproving comments when first released but is now very popular among Staples students, Snapcash still has very few supporters. “I don’...

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

November 21, 2014

Around 12:30 a.m on Thursday, Nov. 20, an armed former student of Florida State University (FSU) entered the college’s Strozier Library and began shooting. He injured three students and caused a panic across campus. According to CNN, two of the three students were admitted to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. On...

Smart phone apps’ security questioned

Talia Hendel, Sports News Editor

September 21, 2014

The messaging feature will no longer be an option on the Facebook app, but will instead only be available as a separate app called Facebook Messenger. While this stand-alone app has existed in the past, Facebook is now forcing users to download it if they want to be able to contact their Facebook friends...

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