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Travis Scott performs for a large crowd, as they press against the gate, while security walks around at a performance in August of 2015.

Dangerous turn of events at Astroworld creates new perspective for kids, parents

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

A whopping 50,000 people gathered in Houston, Texas for rapper Travis Scott’s annual Astroworld music festival, expecting the usual high-energy and amusement Scott brings to his shows. However, the event...

Despite mask mandates and other COVID-19 prevention procedures, children are still vulnerable to the virus.

FDA authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

Ava Cordella '24, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Starting Nov. 4, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be available to children 5-11 years of age.  The vaccine will be administered in two dosages. Each dose is a reduced 10 milligrams in comparison...

An American flag, for which students stand and face while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, waves in the air.

Silent respect is acceptable during the Pledge of Allegiance

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

As the daily reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance blares over the loudspeakers, the classroom is silent. Most students stand silently, some with their hands on their hearts and others with their hands...

Kids 11 and under are more susceptible to getting Covid-19 because they are not eligible for the vaccine. Now, K-12 schools, like Westport Public Schools, face the impact.

Increased Covid-19 cases in students 11 and under

Ava Cordella, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

In just three weeks into the new school year, Westport Public Schools has had a total of 71 individuals with confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 and 168 individuals who have been quarantined, according...

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