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Religious groups attend gatherings in pandemic

Young girl and her mother head to church with masks to participate in a socially distanced gathering.
January 26, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to the restriction of religious gatherings in buildings like churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and more. With this, there has been a lot of public backlash; people...

Westport’s lack of bus shelters remains inexcusable

With the lack of bus shelters, commuters like the ones pictured, come dangerously close into Post Road. As Westport operates under a “flag system,” many stops are entirely unmarked.
January 24, 2021

Driving down Post Road, I spot a woman clutching to her jacket, knee-deep in the dirty, brown snow, standing a few feet from the cars whizzing past her. I only see her for a split second, but as I look...

New Year incites a dangerous mindset around COVID-19

The mindset that 2021 will be a “clean slate” is jeopardizing our chance at preventing a repeat of the last 365 days. The new year is not time to be more lenient with our COVID-19 protocols, but an opportunity to remain diligent and make 2021 what we all want it to be.
January 24, 2021

2021 has brought us false hope. The first day of the year was looked at with much excitement and anticipation,  as if the moment the clock struck 12:00 our lunch dividers would be put down, our masks...

COVID-19 test pricing disparities require significant change

The demand for COVID tests increases as cases continue to rise throughout the country. However, not everyone is ensured free testing, which discourages many people from taking action to get them.
January 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases reach new heights across the country, the demand for testing continues to grow at an exponential rate. Unfortunately, a vast disparity exists within test pricing. According to Money...

Virtual learning following vacations would minimize quarantine numbers

Many students felt uncomfortable returning to school after the two week break, so they opted to not attend in-person school for the week.
January 22, 2021

The decision of whether or not I should return to school after a two-week vacation was nerve wracking and worrisome. The chances of coming into contact with someone who may test positive after travelling...

Netflix’s removal of popular shows makes streaming service obsolete

“The Office” left Netflix on Jan. 1, 2021, upsetting viewers of the show. Many shows have previously left Netflix, including classics such as “Friends” and “How I met Your Mother.”
January 22, 2021

Tragic news struck last year when Netflix announced that “The Office” would be leaving Netflix on Jan. 1, 2021. “The Office” fans found this information to be a ticking time bomb, as they did not...

Implementation of an anonymous helpline will boost student morale, wellbeing

In order to boost student morale, Staples must introduce an anonymous helpline for students to converse about mental health, stress or personal issues.
January 22, 2021

The onset of social isolation came hand-in-hand with disruption to daily routines. From the inability to socialize without the use of video chatting platforms to the stress of the inescapable, formidable...

United government to not last long without caution

If the Democrat Congress isn’t careful, they could lose their majority in the 2022 elections.
January 14, 2021

The 2020 election has revealed a great deal about the public opinion of American citizens toward the government. It showed that a lot of people were not content with Trump’s presidency, especially his...

Acne is a true issue for teens: It’s time to treat it as such

Teenage girls suffering from acne struggle to look in the mirror and be confident. Acne ruins their self-esteem and self-confidence making them more fragile.
January 13, 2021

I look down while walking through crowds of classmates hoping the fluorescent school lights won’t reveal the red bumps on my face. I shuffle through the halls praying to go unnoticed, only to be asked,...

Holiday season is overrated

A cold Connecticut day with ice and snow on the ground, making it nearly impossible to get anywhere or give people the motivation to do anything.
January 12, 2021

The holiday season. Everyone loves it. Mountains of snow on the ground, hot drinks and a happy spirit. But that’s the holiday season as everybody describes it. When you take a closer look, the holidays...

Start caring about religion: opportunity awaits

It’s important to learn about religion because it can have many great benefits in your life, like making you a more informed and well rounded person.
January 5, 2021

Everyone in America knows about Christmas. Most of us know that it is a celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God. This faith is shared by a group of over one...

2020 commences decade with nothing short of commotion

2020 seemed to be a never ending year, with more monstrosity everyday. While it was the year that nobody anticipated, it was the year that everyone needed.
January 5, 2021

If F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” suggested that the roaring ‘20s were filled with nothing short of excitement, dancing and extravagance, we should have been in for an even greater year...

Dr. Jill Biden op-ed demonstrates society’s inherent misogyny

Joseph Epstein has attempted to take Dr. Jill Biden’s credibility as a doctor away from her, and is completely wrong to do so.
December 23, 2020

America was taken aback on Dec. 11 by an article published in the Wall Street Journal. The author, Joseph Epstein, entitled it, “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” The article...

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