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Outside of the cafeteria, there are posters with details about the event as well as a group of students from either the Westport Youth Commission or TAG selling tickets.

Dodgeball, teens, police officers builds bonds between WPD, youth

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor November 22, 2022

The whistle blows and suddenly the Staples field house is scattered with students and Westport police officers hurling balls at each other. This could only mean one thing, it’s the annual dodge-a-cop...

A Save A Life Tour flyer hangs on the walls of Staples high School.

SHS welcomes Save a Life Tour

Indie Ahl '24, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Staples students navigated a simulated car, while holding a phone, to experience the dangers of texting and driving.  The Save A Life Tour Distracted Driving Prevention Program visits various high...

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...

TAG hosts its 15th annual Grim Reaper Day

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor May 12, 2019

The Teen Awareness Group hosted its 15th annual Grim Reality Day on May 7. The day has previously focused on the dangers of drinking and driving, but this year it also emphasized mental health. The...

New T.A.G. leadership announced with the departure of the senior class

New T.A.G. leadership announced with the departure of the senior class

May 26, 2017

By Nicole Dienst '18 As the heavy workload of students decreases and the seniors depart for their internships, the school year is coming to an end, along with the past leadership of the Staples club,...

Westport community comes together for Dodge-a-Cop

Westport community comes together for Dodge-a-Cop

December 3, 2016

By: Jonathan Kaner Over 150 students filled the fieldhouse for TAG and Westport Youth Commission's annual Dodge-a-Cop event on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Twenty-eight teams consisting of five students and...

Teen Awareness Group breaks tradition for this years Grim Reaper Day

Teen Awareness Group breaks tradition for this year’s Grim Reaper Day

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer May 5, 2016

The Teen Awareness Group (TAG) will put on their 13th annual Grim Reaper Day on May 12 to inform students of the dangers of driving under the influence; though this year, it will look a bit different. In...

Opioid epidemic wounds the country

Opioid epidemic wounds the country

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer March 5, 2016

Connecticut’s opioid epidemic has increased exponentially in the past year and has especially harmed Weston, CT recently, a town close to home. Opioids are drugs used to combat severe pain, and unless...

Dodging cops in memory of Chris Lemone

Dodging cops in memory of Chris Lemone

Ashton Dedona, Staff Writer December 3, 2015

Staples’ annual Dodge a Cop Tournament has been a tradition for students and police officers  from the Fairfield County area since 2011. On Nov. 24, 2015, the fifth annual tournament, students gathered...

Westport Police Officer Ned Batlin prepares Claire Lonergan 17 for her drive through a course in a golf cart while wearing goggles that simulate the vision of a person after 2 to 6 beers. Photo by Jane Levy.

Distracted driving simulations encourage smart decisions among students

Casey Lu, Staff Writer October 24, 2015

Staples’ Teen Awareness Group (TAG), the Westport Youth Commission and the Westport Police Department teamed up on Oct. 16 to host the Distracted Driving event, which is in its second year. The intent...

Staples says goodbye to a beloved hero

Staples says goodbye to a beloved hero

Claire Dinshaw, Editor October 20, 2015

Chris Lemone, a valued member of the Staples community and the Human Services Department’s student outreach counselor for 17 years, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18 of an alleged heart attack, according...

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