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[February 2018] Observatory focuses on learning, space exploration within the Westport community

February 23, 2018

Amelia Brown ’18   From the outside, it seems like an unsuspecting place. A white tin building tucked away behind the Westport Health District; the red light omitted from the door of Meadows Tower is the only hint that it contains a whole other world inside. Multiple other worlds actu...

[February 2018] Math National Honors Society provides free weekly tutoring

February 23, 2018

Alex Sprouls ’19   As the final bell rings, most students rush to their cars in hopes of beating the buses. However, members of the Math National Honors Society choose to spend their afternoons in the library tutoring their peers. “My tutoring with the Math National Honors Society w...

[February 2018] Upcoming police academy mentors youth interested in joining the force

February 23, 2018

Isabella Bullock ’19 Being a police officer might not be like CSI everyday, but it can still be interesting. Crime happens and police need to know how to protect citizens. A new program called the ‘Westport Citizens’ Youth Police Academy’ gives students who want to become police officers, o...

[February 2018] The Academy of Teachers chooses Sulzycki

February 23, 2018

Hannah Bolandian '19 Imagine giving a speech in front of a classroom full of students. Then, add ten more people, a hundred more, a thousand. For many, the thought of this sends chills down their spines. However, in English teacher Holly Sulzycki’s case, it excites her. Recently, Sulzycki was nom...

[February 2018] Social media platforms distract while fostering creativity

February 23, 2018

Emma Greenberg ’18 and Ian Bernstein ’18 Social media is the common ground amongst Generation Z and Millenials. It provides a platform for people to show off their individuality, while also bridging connections that would not have existed in the past. But there are some who have opted out of par...

[February 2018] Schmidt climbs through thick and thin

February 23, 2018

Chelsea Fox ’19   Most Staples student athletes spend their afternoons in the gym shooting hoops or out on the track running laps; however, Hannah Schmidt can be found in Fairfield working hard at her climbing gym, Rock Climb Fairfield. When given a rope, a harness and a 50 foot wall, Schm...

[February 2018] An interesting past leads to a bright future for German teacher Liubov Ulianova

February 23, 2018

Emma Van Riper ’20 and Lily Kane ’20 Having grown up in an environment filled with gas masks and AK-47s, German teacher Liubov Ulianova’s story shows no resemblance to that of a typical Westport teacher. Ulianova, known to her students as “Frau,” was born in Leningrad, which is now known as St. Petersb...

[February 2018] Technology Education fuels creativity and independence

February 23, 2018

Ava Simunovic ’20   As the second bell rings, students scramble into their classrooms and grudgingly take a seat. Laptops are whipped open, mechanical pencils are pulled out and crumpled homework is scavenged for at the bottoms of bags. But for a select few at Staples, their class period c...

[February 2018] #MeToo movement lacks second side of the story

February 23, 2018

Izzy Blansfield '18 Since the sexual allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement has taken the country and the world by storm, flooding the media as people share their experiences of being sexually assaulted and harassed. Since Weinstein was exposed, 116 public figures have been accuse...

[February 2018] Oprah’s presidency would yield disastrous consequence for America

February 23, 2018

Melanie Lust '19 On Jan. 7, philanthropist and talk show host Oprah Winfrey took to the stage of the Golden Globes and delivered perhaps the most iconic speech in the award show's history. Her words were certainly eloquent and empowering, but not (as most of the Internet has already labeled it) preside...

[February 2018] Trump’s order to send back Salvadorans will lead to terror in El Salvador

February 23, 2018

Bailey Blaike '19 In fear of their lives, women from El Salvador seek shelter and ride in bulletproof cars after being deemed traitors by gangs in San Salvador. After being deported from the U.S., these women are forced to change their identity in order to stay safe from gang infested streets. Soo...

[February 2018] SATIRE #Lost you but still gained followers

February 23, 2018

Ellie Kravetz ’18 Dear @basketballboy22, I hate to do this on the biggest holiday of the year (a.k.a. Valentine’s Day), but since you refuse to obsessively post about our love on social media, I must publicly break up with you on this Instagram post. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. You ...

[February 2018] Trump’s response to “Fire and Fury” supports book’s claims

February 23, 2018

Kaela Dockray ’20   If I’ve learned nothing else from our president during his first year in office, at least I’ve gained a new appreciation of the importance of being accountable for my actions. Time and again, Trump has simply failed to do this. Rather than taking the blame, our presid...

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