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Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

February 22, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Norwalk High School experienced an early dismissal yesterday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. after being under “shelter alert” for a few hours due to a suspicious tip reported by a student to school officers. The claim was reported to the police around 10:43 a.m. saying that the student bel...

Ned Lamont joins race to succeed Malloy

Ned Lamont joins race to succeed Malloy

January 25, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '18 Early Wednesday morning Ned Lamont announced his candidacy in an email and social media posts. Lamont is going for his second running at becoming the governor of Connecticut, being previously defeated by Malloy in 2010.   Malloy has announced that he will not be running for ...

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

January 22, 2018

By Izzy Connors '18 Will Landowne ’18 became the current fastest high schooler in the country to run the 3000 meter (1.8 miles) this season, with a time of 8 minutes and 34 seconds on Jan. 21 in New Haven. As the captain of the boys track team, Landowne has been training all year leading up to...

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

January 21, 2018

By Ian Bernstein '18 The government was forced to shut down early Saturday morning after senators failed to agree on a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded. Only 50 senators voted in favor of the bill, according to The New York Times. The spending measure failed to earn the ...

Countless victims of sexual abuse confront their perpetrator: Larry Nassar

Countless victims of sexual abuse confront their perpetrator: Larry Nassar

January 19, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20 Sexual abuse victims faced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Nassar pleaded guilty in November on the account of ten first degree sexual misconduct cases with victims as young as six years old. In a Michigan Courtroom nearly 100 victims s...

New Jersey teen kills parents and sister in New Years Eve shooting

New Jersey teen kills parents and sister in New Years Eve shooting

January 4, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 Scott Kologi, a 16-year old from Long Branch, New Jersey, shot and killed four people on Dec. 31. The victims were the shooter’s parents, Linda Kologi and Steven Kologi; his sister, Brittany Kologi; and family friend, Mary Schultz, who lived with the family. The motive sur...

Matt Lauer terminated from NBC

Matt Lauer terminated from NBC

November 29, 2017

By Elle Fair '19 Matt Lauer was fired from National Broadcasting Company (NBC) on the morning of Nov. 29 after a colleague accused him of, "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," according to The New York Times. Lauer has been a NBC news anchor for nearly two decades and was the named c...

The Royal Proposal: Prince Harry engaged to American actress

The Royal Proposal: Prince Harry engaged to American actress

November 29, 2017

By Liv Ronca '18 On Monday, Nov. 27, Henry Charles Albert David, familiarly known as Prince Harry, announced his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and fifth in line to the throne popped the question to Markle in London earlier this month. This was a...

Australia votes ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

Australia votes ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

November 17, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, Australia voted in favor of same-sex marriage. Although not binding, this will officially allow the Australian Parliament to legally create a bill for gay and lesbian couples. Hundreds of Australian citizens spent the day celebrating with rainbow-co...

Puerto Rican Governor Scraps $300 Million Energy Contract

Puerto Rican Governor Scraps $300 Million Energy Contract

October 31, 2017

By Emily Stone '20 The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Padilla, said Sunday that he would be canceling a $300 million power restoration contract that Puerto Rico had with Whitefish Energy Holdings, LLC, a start up energy company from Montana. Sofia Abrams-Rivera ’20 has family in Puerto Rico and has had ...

Yankees deny Girardi renewed contract

Yankees deny Girardi renewed contract

October 29, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 In an email Thursday afternoon, Joe Girardi, 53, the Yankees former manager, announced that the organization will not be renewing his contract. Girardi said, “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back." Girardi played four year...

Westporter Steve Obsitnik announces plans to run for governor

Westporter Steve Obsitnik announces plans to run for governor

October 4, 2017

By Kaela Dockray '20 and Siri Kanter '20 On Monday, Oct. 2, Steve Obsitnik announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket for governor of Connecticut. The basis of his campaign is focused around job growth in the state. While he is a fiscal conservative, he is also a social libertarian, which are...

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