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Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Hate symbols found in the bathrooms were painted over the night of Sept. 12.
September 15, 2019

Multiple hate symbols––including a carving of a swastika––were uncovered at Staples High School on the evening of Sept. 12.  Upon the discovery of a swastika carved into a bathroom stall door,...

Student Assembly creates QR code to report issues

Student Assembly posts flyers in bathrooms to report vandalism and damage.
February 25, 2019

The Staples Student Assembly recently put up posters, each with QR codes that link to a Google Form for students to report issues including vandalism, leaks and other problems in school restrooms. These...

Innocent or Vandalism: How should we treat the hallways of Staples?

Innocent or Vandalism:  How should we treat the hallways of Staples?
October 3, 2017

By Jacob Trock '20 While walking up the ramp to the cafeteria, in plain sight, is a poster about pickleball classes. But upon looking closer, you can make out the face that makes this pickle special....

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport
June 6, 2017

The Westport Police Department (WPD) has received over 20 complaints regarding vandalized or stolen mailboxes since May 12. “The thefts and vandalisms have occurred during the overnight hours”...

Vandalism in the girls bathrooms provokes mixed reactions

In the girls bathroom outside of the English and social studies learning center, this exchange of messages has been on the door of one of the bathroom stalls since the 2014-2015 school year.
January 11, 2016

In terms of aesthetics, Staples is a beautiful school -- a brick building, wide halls, blue and beige lockers -- so, it’s odd to think of Staples as having grafitti hidden inside the bathroom stalls....

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