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Students should not return to schools until after holiday season

Students can slow the spread of COVID-19 by taking measures such as having “Zoom holidays” with their families. Otherwise, many are at risk for contracting COVID; the schools must take preventative measures (such as closing until the new year) in order to ensure our safety.
November 25, 2020

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, it seemed inevitable that schools would shut down within weeks (or even days) of reopening. My friends and I placed bets on when we thought our days under...

Changes to Advanced Placement test justifies College Board to charge full price

The College Board has implemented changes to their registration and cancellation policies regarding the Advanced Placement exams. This renders them the ability to charge students the full price of a normal test.
November 25, 2020

Uncertainty of the future seems to be looming over everyone as the pandemic once again begins to surge. While the future has become impossible to predict, we have time and time again found ways to adapt...

Cancel in-person Black Friday shopping

On the left is a sign inside of Nordstrom at the SoNo collection. On the right is a screenshot of the websites’ deals sharing those deals through Dec. 1 because of the lack of customers planning on coming on Black Friday, so they are extended Cyber Monday.
November 25, 2020

Shoppers crowd the entrances at malls all over town to seize the greatest bargain deals. There is nowhere to walk, and people are jammed in front, behind and to the side of you. Clothes fly off shelves,...

Harry Styles shatters social norms with dress on Vogue December issue

Harry Styles breaks social norms by wearing a dress on Vogue's cover issue. Styles is the first solo male to appear on the cover for Vogue.
November 25, 2020

As a huge Harry Styles fan, I had been waiting for his Vogue interview to come out, but I had no idea he was on the cover of it, too. I opened my phone to 77 notifications from Twitter with everyone freaking...

Second statewide lockdown needed in Connecticut to flatten curve

Connecticut has experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases as colder temperatures limit the use of outdoor spaces.
November 25, 2020

Connecticut has recently experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last couple months. On Nov. 20, the state surpassed 100,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. Consequently, Governor...

Recent controversy proves cancel culture virulent trend

Cancel culture is a very popular way of calling people out on social media. Rather than using a method that addresses one’s errors, cancel culture is being used to tear people down to the extreme. Recently, TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio were temporarily canceled for their alleged disrespect in a YouTube video.
November 25, 2020

If you happened to glance at TikTok for even just a minute this week, chances are you’ve witnessed the turmoil that the D’Amelio sisters got themselves into over their so-called disrespectful behavior...

Dropping temperatures exacerbate COVID health risks

Andrew Tarshis is forced into covid safety precautions in his own house. He must wear a mask and gloves + stay 6 feet away from the rest of his family when he is outside of his room
November 25, 2020

COVID-19 has drastically changed our world in just eight months. Outdoor seating, outdoor sports, mask breaks, social distancing and more have been implemented to control the virus so we can continue activities...

Rejection of remote teaching proves misguided

Level of teaching should maintain the same regardless if teachers work from home or from the comfort of their home.
November 10, 2020

The weekend of Oct. 17 I received an unsettling email from my math teacher. She informed us her son had been exposed to COVID-19 and had to quarantine for two weeks at home. Reading on, I learned she would...

Online learning allows students to learn in all conditions

The first snowfall of the school year happened recently, and it left people wondering if snow days will now be online days. Online school instead of snow days is more beneficial because it allows for students to still learn.
November 10, 2020

It’s a winter school day and you wake up naturally with no alarm at 9 a.m.. Looking out the window, the usually green grass is filled with flurries of white snowflakes. You are in a rush to get ready...

College students returning home for Thanksgiving poses great threat

College students coming home for Thanksgiving does not only pose a threat to our Westport community, but also communities all around the nation, something universities should take into consideration before sending students home.
November 10, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge once again, a highly contested question of whether it is safe to send college students back home during Thanksgiving break is on  the minds of many.  As someone who currently...

Cultural appropriation takes center stage this Halloween amid racial uprising

Cultural Appropriation is an issue for all ages and creates an uncomfortable situation for minorities when Halloween costumes that abuse stereotypes are worn in public settings.
November 10, 2020

Having been a week since Halloween, the issue of cultural appropriation is still extremely relevant and more widespread than at any other time of year. The racial uprising demonstrated through the many...

Students review Halloween 2020

November 9, 2020

Rescuing dogs allows shelters to spare others’ lives

Black dogs do not photograph as well as lighter dogs and are harder to advertise for. They are often the ones that are overlooked in shelters and are euthanized at a higher rate.
November 6, 2020

A positive outcome of COVID-19 forcing people to work and study from home is that it offers more time to care for a pet. Many have taken advantage of this, but I’ve been frustrated that often these pets...

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