Leonardo DiCaprio is just one of those film stars who can’t help but make every teenage girl scream. And when I say teenage girl, I also mean all their mothers and grandmothers. No matter what movie DiCaprio is in, it seems as though much of the audience is there just to look at his pretty face. On... Read more »
Ever since I was younger, I was told how few Jews there are. It’s a fact: Jewish people are a minority, making up about 2 percent of the population in the U.S. But, despite the facts and the statistics, I never believed that this was true. I grew up in Westport, a place where being Jewish often... Read more »
These days in Westport, it seems as though new restaurants are opening up on every street. Unfortunately for students, they often get priced out of these new restaurants and don't always get to enjoy them. But luckily for them, about 30 restaurants in Westport will be participating in the annual event... Read more »
It’s 7:30, Wednesday morning. I only got six hours of sleep last night and I find myself sitting in chemistry class being asked to take a test on chemical bonding. Since there’s no chemistry between a teenager’s sleep cycle and early morning tests, why does it make any sense that I am taking... Read more »
“Shoot! Make the free throw, and she’s down!” yells Coach Ed Huydic from the sidelines. A few feet to his right, player #2 is cradling a hand wrapped in ice, tears on her cheeks. On the wall, two seconds are left on the clock. Then, player #11 runs up the court and with 1.9 seconds left, she... Read more »
3:36 p.m. It seems as though the cold weather has scared away all the dogs and owners. There were only a few walkers who faced the cold with their dogs today.
Super Bowl Sunday is a longstanding tradition consisting of two American favorites: football and food. Super Bowl Sunday is like a giant party throughout America. Everyone gets together to watch the game with the company of friends and family. But just like every party, food is a must. In light of the... Read more »
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the gun industry, recently published a list of all the mass shootings in the U.S. since 2005 in which three or more people were injured or killed. The list was 62 pages long. But three events on that list—the... Read more »
Shoppers at the local Anthropologie are welcomed to make a snowflake at the craft station. These snowflakes will be used to decorate the school Sandy Hook Elementary students will be attending in the new year.
When I was younger, I wanted to celebrate Christmas. How could you blame me? Santa Claus, cookies, stockings—and it’s no secret that kids get far more presents on Christmas than we do during Hanukkah. Christians get presents both under a tree and in a sock! My parents would get so mad because,... Read more »
The traditional Homecoming motorcade will not be led by cheerleaders this year, after the entire event’s schedule was reshaped following Hurricane Sandy. “It’s kind of annoying because we are missing out on tradition,” said Sarah Ellman ’15, a member of the varsity cheerleading team. “But... Read more »
For More Coverage of Hurricane Sandy Click HERE. Do: 1.) Shower Before The Storm Imagine a week or more without hot water to shower in. After a few days without hot water, you’re going to stink. But if shower before the storm you won’t stink as bad. 2.) Carry A Flashlight Around At All... Read more »
1:50 p.m. Westport trees standing tall before the expected craziness of hurricane Sandy.
1:50 p.m. Even though the seasons may be changing, it's still a beautiful day to sit and enjoy the last of the nice, warm weather.
At a school like Staples High School, where taking APs are just about as common as buying a sandwich at the cafeteria, it’s no wonder students are taking learning to a whole new level. Every year at Staples more and more students are deciding to double up on classes in some subject areas, particularly... Read more »
Say goodbye to those hot summer days and say hello to chilly tomorrows. That’s right; seasons are changing and it’s time to talk about the new winter/fall trends. The most popular trend, seen in almost every designer collection, and in every storefront window, is fur. Fur, fur, fur; designers... Read more »