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The Governors ball, often called Gov Ball, is a music festival taking place this upcoming weekend on Sept. 24-26. It is located at Citi Field in New York City. This year they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival.

Gov Ball proves not worth the COVID-19 risk

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

Dancing in a crowd of 150,000 sweaty and rambunctious people while singing in humid weather might sound like fun to some people, but definitely not me. In my eyes, the upcoming festival is undoubtedly...

The County Assembly Charity Ball, also known as “Counties”, is being held in early 2022, yet many students have already started asking out dates now.

A race to the Counties dance floor: the rush to ask supersedes the dance itself

Anna Diorio ’23 , Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Most generations are familiar with the exciting, albeit somewhat nerve-wracking concept of  school dances. Decades ago, the typical procedure for asking a date to the dance might have been to pop the...

Wakeman field at Bedford Middle School is the designated parking area for juniors. There are not set parking spaces, making parking there not optimal.

Harsher punishment must be enforced for parking in seniors’ spots

Audrey Kercher ’23 , Web Arts Editor September 24, 2021

One of the biggest highlights of junior year is the freedom that comes with being able to drive to school. Everyday, juniors can grab their keys and head to Starbucks before rolling into the Wakeman parking...

Traditional campus tours are still limited because of COVID-19 regulations, but schools like Washington University in St. Louis (above) are beginning to offer self-guided tours. Visitors are given maps, phone apps or instructions to take them around to staple landmarks on campus.

Pandemic college exploration proves insufficient

Aidan Rogers ’22 September 24, 2021

From inflated price tags to overvalued rankings and evaluations, the college application process is inherently flawed. This experience for the class of 2022 has been increasingly faulty as students have...

The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

Theresa Vandis ’22, as well as many other students, are feeling overwhelmed as they adapt back to the six 50 minute period schedule. There is less time to complete homework and periods feel rushed with little time to connect with the class. Many students are staying up later and not getting enough sleep as a result.

Return to six-period schedule warrants negative response

Abbie Goldstein, Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Students, bleary-eyed from a late night of homework, grip steaming coffee as they run to their class. Confused freshman frantically check their schedules trying to figure out what the day’s schedule...

Pop It fidget toys benefit adolescents both mentally and educationally by  providing a method to prohibit distracting fidgeting.

Pop Its serve as amusing, beneficial learning tools

Brooke Dembin ’22 , Business Manager September 24, 2021

We all know that one of the best parts about receiving packages are the few pieces of bubble wrap that keep us entertained for a few fleeting moments. The new sensational fidget toy,  Pop Its, replicates...

Student government at Staples High School would provide more leadership opportunities to students, and improve communication amongst the student body.

Staples student government would provide leadership roles, efficiency

Alix Glickman '23, Web Features Editor September 23, 2021

Introducing a student government at Staples High School would serve as a great way to participate in leadership roles for students of all grades. While there are opportunities to be the head of a club...

Protesters in Westport gathered downtown on Sept. 5 in opposition to Texas’ restrictive abortion law. The event was organized by community members and leaders, and gained the attention of dozens of Westporters.

Texas abortion law despicable, but provides unexpected hope

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing September 13, 2021

Texas’ oppressive abortion law that imposes bans on termination past a six week gestational age leaves little hope for people enslaved to both their reproductive cycle and discompassionate legislators....

The fireworks this Fourth of July in Westport have pretty much faded out of existence, due to the town’s decision. But it’s absolutely clear now it shouldn’t have.

Fourth of July fireworks should not be canceled

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor June 15, 2021

Unlike most years, the fireworks that fire right over a crowded Compo Beach around Independence Day, celebrating our country’s most patriotic day of the year, will not be occurring.  Westport has...

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka receives support from fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open due to Mental health, inspires many

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

On May 31, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open due to recent mental health struggles. She made the announcement on Twitter after refusing to speak to interviewers during...

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