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[October 2017] FCIAC supports St. Joe’s Lewis: Player comes back after cardiac arrest

November 5, 2017

Isabella Bullock ’19 More than 350,000 Americans suffer from cardiac arrest every year, and almost 90 percent of these cases result in death, according to CPR Facts and Stats. Laci Lewis of St. Joseph High School, was of the 10 percent who survived. Lewis is a member of the St. Joseph girls’...

[October 2017] TAG conveys dangers of distracted driving

November 5, 2017

Maya Brodows '20 On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, The Teen Awareness Group (TAG) attempted to make a life-long impact on Staples students. The organization hosted its annual distracted driving presentation on the Staples football field. Students, Westport police and other members of the community came...

[October 2017] Lack of state budget threatens cuts to schools

November 5, 2017

Zach Horowitz ’19 The Connecticut Teachers Union sued Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy for imposing a $140 million cut to education funding under his executive order on Oct. 11. However, while many public school districts across Connecticut were blindsided by the budget situation, Westport...

[October 2017] First Selectman nominees prepare for upcoming election

November 5, 2017

Allie D’Angelo ’20 Registered town voters will elect Westport’s next First Selectman on Nov. 7. Westport’s current First Selectman, Republican Jim Marpe, will be running for re-election against Democratic candidate Melissa Kane, Independent candidate John Suggs and unaffiliated candidate Timothy...

[October 2017] Chabad undergoes reconstruction, transforming antique building into centralized community center

November 5, 2017

Izzy Connors '18 The Chabad Lubavitch of Westport, a synagogue and Jewish center located on the corner of Newtown Turnpike, was built in the 1800s, making it one of the oldest buildings in Westport and a candidate for some upgrades. In an attempt to turn Chabad into a full-servicing Jewish center,...

[October 2017] Casino giant sets sights on Bridgeport

November 5, 2017

Alex Massoud ’20 MGM Casinos proposed a possible development project on Sept. 18 that would put a $675 million casino and resort in Bridgeport. The casino would be located across the street from the Bass Pro Shops, and would have roughly 2,000 slot machines, 160 playing tables and about 300 hotel...

[October 2017] Opioid abuse present in Westport

November 5, 2017

Tori Lubin '18 The national opioid epidemic is making its mark in Connecticut. In the first half of 2017 alone, 539 Connecticut residents died of drug overdoses. In fact, death by drug overdoses is more common in Connecticut than homicides, suicides and motor vehicle crashes combined, according to...

[October 2017] Haunted houses spook students

November 5, 2017

Julia Rosier ’18 The dark, smoke-filled entrance of rags and ruins and silhouetted figures outlines the entrance to another world. The sinister laughter and screams coming from the figures fill the rooms as you walk through. Different scenes from graveyards to butcheries come into sight and figures...

[October 2017] Project Lit inspires new book club

November 5, 2017

Olivia Foster ’18 The book club culture is alive and booming, and it’s making its way towards Staples. Debating the merits of a plot line, having lengthy conversations ranging from serious to lighthearted and noshing on a platter of cheese and crackers are all staples of book club culture,...

[October 2017] ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ signs foster acceptance

November 5, 2017

Lili Romann ’19 Vibrant red and blue coloration on posters and car magnets consume the spirited curbsides of Westport’s main roads and residences. Hate Has No Home Here, a project implemented in America from North Park, Chicago, has developed into a vast, nationwide movement. Who are the leaders...

[October 2017] Seeing double: There’s a new D’Amico in town

November 5, 2017

Ian Bernstein ’18 & Amelia Brown ’18 *The student James D’Amico will be referred to as James, while Principal James D’Amico will be referred to as D’Amico. Moving from a private school in California to a public school in Connecticut seems like a pretty big shift. The town, the weather...

[October 2017] Students stand up for their right to sit

November 5, 2017

Alex Reiner ’18 & Anay Simunovic ’18 At 8:30 every morning, the loudspeaker goes on and the same words are said. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”...

[October 2017] Marpe promises fiscal protection if re-elected

November 5, 2017

Melanie Lust ’19 As November rolls around the corner, so do municipal elections. Local candidates have been preparing and campaigning for months - among them are Republican incumbent Jim Marpe and his running mate Jennifer Tooker. As a former management consultant and Board of Education member,...

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