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For those who do not have a readily available selection of books at home, libraries are the best place to start. Not only do they offer books on virtually any subject imaginable -- including Westport’s own downtown public library -- but libraries create the perfect peaceful environment to dig into nonfiction or get lost in a magical storyline. Besides, removing environmental factors that shutter a teenager from reading is the first step in opening the heart to books.

Today’s teens must rediscover emotional, creative outlet provided by books

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor March 5, 2021

For as long as I can remember, my family has loved books. Oh, how I would look forward to curling up with a fantasy tale that transported me through kingdoms and across vast oceans, or a striking World...

The Black Lives Matter protest located in Downtown Westport took place last June. The event was organized by Staples students and attracted a large crowd of teens along with residents of Westport and neighboring towns.

Students demonstrate activism throughout history

Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

As anyone who has studied U.S. history knows, young people have been at the forefront of bringing change in America. In the early 1900s, news boys went on strike and helped achieve rights for young workers....

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

November 9, 2017

By: Kaela Dockray ’20 I am your everyday brand of adolescent anxiety, caused, in large part, by the competitive nature fostered in our community to be the most successful, well-rounded student. The...

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Hannah Bjorkman , Staff Writer October 19, 2015

Eating disorders have doubled in the past three years, and experts say this increase is due to one problem and one problem only: social media One new trend promoted by social media is the “thigh gap,”...

Reject revealing Halloween costumes

Reject revealing Halloween costumes

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer October 19, 2015

I was obsessed with Halloween when I was a little girl. I mean, who wasn’t? I loved going to find the perfect pumpkin to carve however I pleased and stuffing my pillowcase to the brim with candy. But...

What it means to be an adult

What it means to be an adult

Julie Bender, Staff Writer May 11, 2015

High school is different for everyone. Not everyone will play a sport, sing in the chorus or write a front page article. But the one thing that almost every single person will do during high school is...

Au revoir to dating and bonjour to “the thing”

Au revoir to dating and bonjour to “the thing”

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor November 24, 2014

A walk down Main Street, a large popcorn at the Bowtie, sharing a milkshake and fries at the Sherwood diner. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all a quintessential Westport “date.” However,...

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Renee Weisz and Alice Hickson September 30, 2014

When words fail, sometimes there is no better way to accurately express your feelings than through emojis.   If an occasion is especially exciting, throw in a smiley face or one of the giant, red emoji...

School start time changes prompt discussion

School start time changes prompt discussion

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager September 19, 2014

If you’ve never given in to the temptation of catching a few minutes of rest in the back of a dim classroom first period, you probably drink too much caffeine. According to the Center for Advancing Health,...

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