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Siblings grow strong bonds when they are young and breaks from college allow them to reconnect.

I miss my brother: life as temporary only child falls short to expectation

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

Throughout my childhood, my older brother and I were inseparable. You would be fooling yourself to think he would dare leave my side for a second and vice versa. Despite growing older and me no longer...

I always feel grateful when I finish the Turkey Trot with members of my community beside me.

Finding family in community: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot tradition

Sophia Reeves ’25, Paper News Editor November 14, 2023

Instead of sleeping in on Thanksgiving and being awakened by the distant aroma of the day's feast being cooked downstairs, I wake up bright and early, face the cold, and run five miles.  I participate...

Giving thanks isnt always easy, especially when the table is weighted with more than just food. During Thanksgiving, some of the most challenging battles are fought within.

Should I be thankful for Thanksgivings like this?

Ava Chun ’25, Paper Arts Editor November 3, 2023

As I pick out my outfit I picture all my flaws in each piece of clothing as I slowly tear my closet apart. When I finally pick something perfect to wear, I start my makeup.   Yet, it takes me hours...

On breaks and weekends, students are often overwhelmed by stress due to the rigorous academic expectations in Westport, which prompts students to constantly focus on school.

Separation between school, life proves essential; teachers, parents must understand

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Similar to many Staples students, I enjoy days off of school. Getting a breath of fresh air, the feeling of freedom and the pure joys that come from the spontaneity of personal time are all appealing to...

For 30 minutes on Wellness Wednesday Nov. 23, students pet dogs, eat ice cream, play karaoke and more.

School community reacts to first Wellness Wednesday

Mia Kirkorsky '24, Business Manager December 8, 2022

In recent years, with both the pandemic and day to day stressors combined, mental health has been a growing problem gaining priority. The question is: are schools doing enough? On the half day – Wednesday...

A hypnotist and a petting zoo were available to students as a type of break from school for wellness last year.

Wellness enrichment day needed in times of stress

Olivia Signorile ’25, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

This week, you start preparing for your four examinations, along with hours of homework, projects and preparing for a presentation. All you want is a break from everything so you can clear your mind. Due...

Every year an exorbitant amount of waste is produced during the holiday season. There are so many ways to contribute to bettering the planet by simply improving a few holiday rituals. The many misconceptions surrounding recycling are very harmful for the earth but change is in reach.

How to be eco-friendly this holiday season

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager November 21, 2022

As someone who has two family birthdays, celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and New Years all within the span of three months, I’m no stranger to gift giving. In fact, I would consider...

Nikhil Arora ’22 and members of Team Westport collecte perishable food items and bags of groceries for the Gillespie Center, a local emergency shelter.

The gift of giving: students spread holiday spirit through volunteer work

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

The dawn of the holiday season inspires a giving spirit prevalent throughout the Staples community, as many students partner with local organizations to aid efforts to deliver holiday magic beyond their...

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