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Zika virus–what it is and how it affects service trips

Zika virus–what it is and how it affects service trips

Katherine Lewis, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

The spread of the Zika virus has garnered more and more attention recently, with various news outlets reporting that the effects of infection can be relatively mild in some cases but of more concern in others.  As spring break nears, and Builders Beyond Borders service trips are scheduled for locatio...

Digging into students’ excitement for Ecuador

Digging into students’ excitement for Ecuador

Jane Schutte, Breaking News Managing Editor

February 9, 2016

Builders Beyond Borders is meant to build, share and inspire both friendships and communities. This year the organization is headed off to Ecuador for nine days in February to work in classrooms, build homes and immerse themselves in South American culture.   “I'm really excited to work in a n...

Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

If one were to look at Builders Beyond Borders (B3) member’s Facebook albums, they would see photos of members smiling as they stand in a home they were building, making funny faces with members of the community, and seemingly posing for hundreds of casual photos. Because of the silly nature of the...

Snow days break up spring break

Snow days break up spring break

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Westport Public Schools have had six school cancellations this year, which is one day over the allotted five. As a result, April Break could potentially be reduced by a weekend and that first Monday, making the vacation six days long instead of nine. The general response from students toward this a...

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