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Kids play as school shooter in new “Active Shooter” video game

Kids play as school shooter in new “Active Shooter” video game

June 7, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20   A video game called “Active Shooter” was scheduled for release on June 6, but it was recalled after thousands of families spoke out in protest on May 29.   The video game plot goes as follows:  the player is a school shooter attacking students and teac...

IHOP prepares for name change

IHOP prepares for name change

June 7, 2018

By Maya Brodows ’20 On June 4, 2018, IHOP’s Twitter account released a statement revealing the companies plan to change their name to IHOB.   Although no one is sure what the “B” will stand for yet, devoted IHOP fans have flocked to Twitter to predict the meaning behind the incom...

Complaints lead to suspension of softball coach

Complaints lead to suspension of softball coach

June 7, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20 and Kaela Dockray '20 *Names changed to protect the privacy of these sources Girls’ softball coach since 2016, Luigi Cammarota, confirmed on Monday, May 14 that he had been suspended from his position and was placed on paid leave. The suspension followed a series of pare...

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition on June 14.  The students attending had to place in the top three in their division in both the regi...

American Lung Association names Fairfield County one of most polluted counties

American Lung Association names Fairfield County one of most polluted counties

April 27, 2018

By Chelsea Fox '19 Fairfield County was rated as one of the most air polluted counties in the United States in a 2018 report from the American Lung Association that came out earlier this month, with dangerous levels of ozone being the most problematic.   While many Westport residents wer...

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

April 8, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 After five states -- California, New Jersey, Oregon, Hawaii and Maine-- raised the legal age limit for tobacco to 21, Connecticut is considering doing the same. According to Tobacco-Free Kids, 95 percent of adult smokers started when they were teens, and according to “Editorial: Raise The Connecticut Smoking Age To 21”,...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

Administration posts numbers over entrances to Staples

Administration posts numbers over entrances to Staples

April 8, 2018

By Emma Rojas '18 In response to recent shootings across the country, numbers and letters have been installed over every entrance to Staples over February break. These numbers and letters correspond to different areas of the building, making it easier for law enforcement to identify safe portal exits in c...

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