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Social media influencers promote the overconsumption of makeup and skincare, leading to unnecessary spending.

Beauty industry, social media encourage toxic overconsumption

Tierney Kugel ’22, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

As I scroll through my TikTok “For You” page, I can’t help but notice the alarming nature of beauty trends. Influencers who are receiving paid sponsorship encourage their young and impressionable...

The documentary “Eating Our Way to Extinction” explores the relationship between animal agriculture and global warming, educating the audience and providing a general overview of the topic.

‘Eating Our Way to Extinction’ excels in providing overview of animal agriculture crisis

Tierney Kugel '22, Breaking News Manager January 21, 2022

“Eating Our Way to Extinction” is a documentary film that provides a unique and logical overview of the relationship between global warming and animal agriculture. With a focus on the benefits of eating...

Winners of the 2021 Westport election were sworn in and took the Oath of Office during the inauguration held at Town Hall on Nov. 15.

Inauguration held at Westport Town Hall for local election winners

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager November 17, 2021

The inauguration and Oath of Office Ceremonies for Westport 2021 election winners were held at Westport Town Hall on Nov. 15. The inauguration and ceremonies lasted from 7:30-8 p.m. where representatives...

Crystal collecting serves as a meaningful hobby

Crystal collecting serves as a meaningful hobby

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager November 4, 2021

The Westport Library hosted a First Selectman debate on Oct. 12. The event lasted from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Candidates responded to questions relating to Westport issues from moderator, Matthew Mandell.

Westport Library hosts First Selectman Debate

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager October 14, 2021

Westport’s First Selectman Debate took place on Oct. 12 at the Westport Library. The debate, sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Matthew Mandell, lasted from 12:00-2:00...

Drake’s song “Girls Want Girls” receives backlash for fetishizing lesbians on social media including Twitter and Instagram.

Drake’s ‘Girls Want Girls’ points to greater cultural issue, fetishizing queer women

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager September 22, 2021

“Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too” and “I can't wait to get off work to go and see you. Please bring your girlfriend along with you” are lyrics from a new Drake song released in early September...

Rape jokes perpetrate rape culture in schools, public places and even at home, causing many to feel unsafe and uncomfortable.

Rape jokes remain pervasive yet inexcusable

Tierney Kugel '22 and Carly Curran '22 June 16, 2021

“I’d let him rape me,” in reference to an attractive celebrity, “that game raped me,”or “that test raped me.”  None of this is okay.  I have overheard conversations of people making...

As the class of ’21 graduates, many students are making college admissions decisions. Staples students have gotten into universities across the nation, among those, Ivy league and top-tier universities.

Seniors reflect on college process, offer advice

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager May 17, 2021

As colleges issue their letters of acceptance and rejection to the high school class of ’21, many seniors are seeing their hard work pay off. Staples students are committing to universities across the...

It is estimated that 70.4% of cows, 98.3% of pigs and 99.9% chickens raised for meat are raised in factory farms, according to data collected in 2017 by the USDA Census of Agriculture.

Factory farming needs to be taught in schools

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager May 6, 2021

Food is an essential component of human life. As people, we spend time every day deciding what to eat and when to eat, but we don't spend the same amount of energy thinking about where that food came from.  When...

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