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The Patagonia located in downtown Westport is set to close on Dec. 24. (Contributed by

Westport Patagonia, last location in Connecticut, set to close on Christmas Eve

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

The downtown Westport Patagonia, located at 87 Post Road East, will close its downtown Westport location on Christmas Eve after 18 years in business. The reason for the stores closing is unknown. After...

Students stress over the graduation requirement of taking an art credit.

Staples should not require art classes

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

When January comes around and it's time to start thinking about what classes I want to take for next year, the requirement of an art credit always seems to be looming over my head.  According to the...

According to Niche, Staples no longer deserved the number one spot for public high schools in Connecticut, as the lack diversity

Staples falls to second in connecticut education, lacks diversity

Storey Ahl '25, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Staples High School’s ranking has fallen from first place to second place, according to the Connecticut high school rankings by Niche. In the preceding four years, Staples has been ranked by Niche as...

Following Greens Farms Elementary School’s Principal Kevin Cazzetta’s retirement, Brian Byrne will be the new principal.

Greens Farms Elementary School welcomes new principal

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Following the retirement of Greens Farms Elementary School (GFS) Principal Kevin Cazzetta, Brian Byrne will take Cazzetta’s place beginning on July 1. Brian Byrne is coming from an elementary school...

CAVA, a Mediterranean restaurant, is set to open adjacent to Westport Hardware. The restaurant’s menu consists of various types of Mediterranean bowls and pitas.

Mediterranean Restaurant CAVA coming to Westport

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

CAVA, the nation's largest Mediterranean restaurant chain, will open a location in The Village Center, adjacent to Westport Hardware. Construction is set to begin in June. An application for a permit...

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Though the SHS website declares 15 minutes of communications time on every non-connections day, very few teachers implement this scheduling.

Communication time: where did it go?

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

On a dull and draining Monday morning, the absolute last thing that I want to do is sit through the 1 hour and 20 minute long second period. In the beginning of the year, I would look forward to the 15...

At the Greenwich Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, March 25, the Staples boys’ rugby team lost in a tough match against the Cardinals with a final score of 30-13.

Boys’ rugby upset by Greenwich rivals

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ rugby team came up short against a strong Greenwich High School team on March 25, with the final score being 30-13 in favor of the Cardinals. The Wreckers’ record fell to...

Course selection reveals the limited options to fulfill the civics requirement to graduate high school in Connecticut.

Students express concern over lack of honors level in required credits

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

As sophomores and juniors begin their course registration for next school year, they’ll surely notice that when they look at the Program of Studies on the Staples High School website, Staples only offers...

The World Cup in football (soccer) is a tournament of 32 mens national teams that is organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

World Cup unites students

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

On any random day from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, it was likely that you would find spirited students expressing their excitement at school over the 2022 World Cup. Students could often be found watching World...

The event includes 28 exhibitors, all dedicated to making the holidays in Westport more sustainable.

Zero Waste Committee goes green at Westport Holiday Green Festival

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

With the end of the year approaching, there is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to buy gifts for your friends and family. The issue, however, is that with buying gifts comes lots of waste.  On...

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