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Chrissy Toeplitz’s kids, Henry (6) and Paige (9), received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Staples High School clinic on Nov. 13.

Vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 nurtures excitement for second dose

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor November 24, 2021

Needles. Blood. Tears. Band-Aids. Usually, this is the standard protocol for young kids receiving a shot. Children are begrudgingly dragged into the dreaded doctor’s office, sick with anticipation for...

Students with free periods are able to attend college information sessions, which is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate interest in a school. *Graphic is adapted for article usage, Naviance is not displayed on the Saturn app.

College visits demonstrate applied interest, neglects students without free periods

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor October 25, 2021

At most American high schools as rigorous and competitive as Staples, college preparation is a strenuous process. In order to perfect the application, many Staples students struggle; they work to maintain...

There is an influx of students taking art classes including the Introduction to Drawing class pictured above.

Staples art department attempts normalcy despite influx in students

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor October 19, 2021

Due to recent changes in graduation requirements that decreased the number of physical education credits for class of 2023 and beyond, there is a higher demand for primarily introductory art classes. As...

Saugatuck Elementary School has experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases, prompting optional testing on Oct. 1.

Rise in Saugatuck cases, classified outbreak

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor October 3, 2021

A total of 30 COVID-19 cases were identified as of Sept. 30 over the past week at Saugatuck Elementary School, according to the WPS COVID-19 Dashboard. This outbreak has led state health officials to recommend...

Many Staples students celebrated Yom Kippur with a break fast, serving bagels and desserts.

Yom Kippur festivities persist in face of COVID

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor September 21, 2021

The holiest Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, means “day of atonement.” Observers of the holiday strive for purification by the practice of forgiveness and by repentance for one's own wrongdoings. It takes...

Instagram’s new feature that allows for seamless and casual pronoun expression helps the LGBTQ+ community feel accepted, despite the fact that it was long overdue.

Instagram’s new pronoun feature endorses inclusivity

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor May 25, 2021

Social media is a notoriously toxic outlet, especially for those who are part of a marginalized group. However, Instagram recently added a feature that allows users to add up to four pronouns next to their...

A group of Connecticut residents wait in a socially distant line for their vaccine at Brunswick School in Greenwich.

Students reflect on varied physical reactions to vaccine

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor May 6, 2021

On April 1 at midnight, half of the Staples student body scrambled to book their COVID vaccine appointment, eager to be granted “immunity” to the virus. This quick rollout fostered hope within the...

The new series of AirPods discontinues the small and compact model of the previous AirPods, disappointing AirPod lovers.

Apple displeases with new generation of AirPods

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Apple announced the upcoming release of their newest generation of AirPods, called AirPods Max, on Dec. 8. After their anticlimactic release of the iPhone 12, I was expecting a lot from this new AirPod...

Bedford/Coleytown Middle Schoolers were notified of the closing on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Bedford, Coleytown Middle School switches to full distance as Westport cases rise

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

As of Nov. 16, Bedford/Coleytown (Westport’s temporarily combined middle school) is fully remote until Nov. 30 due to staffing shortages because teachers were quarantined.   “After the high...

How Fairfield County High Schools Are Handling COVID-19

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