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Westport Public Schools announces imminent equity and inclusivity study

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Westport Public Schools will conduct an equity and inclusivity study to identify the principal sources of inequity in the district, per an email sent to parents and staff on March 9 from Assistant Superintendent...

The Westport Public Library offers weekly virtual study sessions for teens, giving them an opportunity to safely study with friends.

Westport Public Library’s virtual study halls foster academic opportunities

Hannah Ratcliffe ’22, Web Arts Editor January 26, 2021

Students cramming in time to prepare for midterms; friends booking rooms for last-minute study sessions; packed tables with endless amounts of worksheets and material. This is what the Westport Public...

AP exams persist through pandemic, not in students’ best interest

Marina Engler '21, Staff writer May 15, 2020

Entering my junior year, I already had the month of May marked on my calendar. Starting in September, I began to learn content that would eventually be crammed into an hour long AP test. However, as...

The Westport Library offers multiple levels to allow students collaborating on projects or students studying individually to work their best.

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director January 13, 2020

Papers pile up on the desk crammed in the corner of your bedroom as your mom yells from the kitchen to come empty the dishwasher. Your printer beeps and an ‘out of paper’ error message appears, preventing...

The midterm season is tough enough, but the removal of the midterm make-up days will cause students to push past flu symptoms and potentially make-up tests after and before school.

Removing midterm make-up day hurts students

Eli Corenthal ’19 December 18, 2018

Midterm season is quickly approaching and there are many new changes unfamiliar to Staples students. The most significant one, perhaps, is the lack of a make-up day built into the midterm schedule. Instead,...

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Lucy Arrow '21, Web Sports Editor December 3, 2018

When the second lunch bell rings, I finish my lunch and walk to the library to finish homework. I sit down at an empty table, unpack my materials and work on my assignments. About 30 seconds in, I hear...

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

October 5, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 The results of a study conducted by Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire between 2010 and 2017 were published on Oct. 1, 2018, and revealed evidence linking violent...

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Students differ on perspectives toward AP exams

May 19, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 Although May brings warm temperatures and spring fever, it’s also the dreaded month of exams for students who take advanced placement (AP) classes at Staples. While some students...

Undetected literacy lounge proves to be hidden gem

Undetected literacy lounge proves to be hidden gem

February 8, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 An Edgar Allan Poe action figure mounts the bulletin board. Green and purple chairs scatter the floor. Posters of historical and literary legends line the walls. Inviting floor...

This year’s midterm schedule consists of a regular school day on Monday Jan. 11, Midterm periods one and four on Jan. 12, exams two and three on Jan. 13, exams six and seven on Jan. 14, a staff development day on Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, exams five and eight on Jan. 19 and exam make-up day on Jan. 20.

Midterm exam break proven to be myth

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor December 23, 2015

Although in the past two years midterm exams have been followed by a five-day break from school, this year’s exams do not follow this same pattern. The week begins with a regular school day on Monday,...

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