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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.

2020 commences decade with nothing short of commotion

Julia Leitner '23, Staff Writer 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...

Billie Eilish recently conducted her interview with Vanity Fair for the fourth year in a row.

Billie Eilish pleases fans with her fourth Vanity Fair interview

Julia Leitner ’23, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most things that have been delayed and uprooted, the music industry has been hit intensely. With concert tours being canceled and limited new releases...

To reduce the potential for COVID-19 spread from in-person voting, many are choosing to vote with absentee ballots. Ballots are mailed in or dropped off in-person in official ballot drop boxes. One is located in the back of Westport’s Town Hall.

Absentee ballot concerns emerge as election approaches

Madeleine Casey '22, Opinions Editor October 26, 2020

COVID-19 has induced an unprecedented increase in the use of absentee ballots in Westport, leading, in turn, to increasing ballot rejection.  Many fears stem from the fact that those now considering...

Virtual graduation leaves students heartbroken

Charlotte Smith '21, Social Media Director May 11, 2020

  Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the United States, many high schools and colleges have started to consider having a “virtual graduation” for the class of 2020 instead of an in-person...

Westport Public Schools were closed for the rest of the academic school year on March 11th.

BOE appoints Thomas Scarice as superintendent

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Opinions Editor April 5, 2020

During a virtual meeting on Apr. 2, the BOE unanimously voted to designate the Westport superintendent position to Thomas Scarice, who has been superintendent of Madison Public Schools since 2012. At the...

Due to the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, Japan should postpone the 2020 Olympics.

Japan needs to postpone 2020 Olympics

Madison Andrews '20, Paper Sports Editor March 14, 2020

The Olympic Games is a multi-sport event held every four years, each time in a different location. It is an honor for any country to be the host of this amazing global sports festival, which is watched...

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on...

Dr. Joseph Erardi outlines a rough schedule of the superintendent hiring process for attendees of a Board of Education meeting.

Board of Education continues superintendent search, anticipates naming candidate in March

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor January 29, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) is continuing its nationwide search for a new superintendent who will resume the responsibilities of Interim Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on July 1. The BOE previously...

One New Year's resolution is to maintain a daily planner. This will help you keep track of assignments, club meetings, activities, etc.

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga...

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