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Westport PD goes electric

The new Model 3 Tesla is undergoing revamping in order to fulfil the needs of a police car. The car will be receiving emergency lights, sirens, a networked computer, a weapon rack and special tires in order to drive up to 100 mph.
January 2, 2020

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action...

An open letter to Wakeman: Saying a (not so) sorrowful goodbye

An open letter to Wakeman: Saying a (not so) sorrowful goodbye
June 7, 2018

By Layla Wofsy '19   Dear Wakeman, As my time spent parking at you has come to a close, I thought I would thank you for our time spent together. Since March 2017, I have woken up at 5:45...

Annual Touch a Truck event brings smiles to children’s faces

Annual Touch a Truck event brings smiles to children’s faces
May 3, 2018

By Emma Van Riper '20 and Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

My love letter to Wakeman

My love letter to Wakeman
January 6, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Ah, Wakeman, the love of my life. The only reason I have any motivation in me to crawl out of my heavenly bed every morning. My sole motivation to leave the comforting confines of...

[Nov. 2016 News] SafeRides struggles with decline in student use and volunteers

[Nov. 2016 News] SafeRides struggles with decline in student use and volunteers
November 22, 2016

By Renee Weisz ’17 & Colette Lippman ’17   SafeRides, the Saturday night volunteer transportation system for Westport youth, has recently experienced a decline in its services and a...

The Jeep wave uncovered

The Jeep wave uncovered
December 1, 2014

In the land of Oz, the “Horse of Different Colors” gallops along happily throughout the street. In the land of Staples, you’ll notice something similar. You’ll see the different colored Jeep Wranglers parading...

A young engineer turns on a new path

A young engineer turns on a new path
April 25, 2014

Bridgen van Dorsten ’15 has almost reached the finish line. For the past few months, she’s been tweaking, adjusting and manipulating her 1998 Porsche Boxster by replacing the engine with an electric...

Confessions of a Car Connoisseur

December 3, 2010

For most of you out there, car rides are probably a bore. Many may tune out your surroundings when you’re in the car. However, for me it’s different: car rides are a time when I am most awake and...

Driving My Parents Crazy

December 3, 2010

Picture this: Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” is blasting from the speakers while my three friends and I shout the lyrics. I’m speeding down I-95 in my mom’s Jeep Wrangler, the wind is blowing...

My Apologies to Wakeman

November 29, 2010

I used to hate parking at Wakeman. Honestly, what was there to like? The long walk from my car to school every morning was taking its toll, especially as the air got colder and the harsh winds burned...

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

November 28, 2010

It has taken hours to start writing this column. Why? Because I’m distracted. I’ve been talking to friends and video chatting, thanks to iChat. Oh, and Facebook too. iChat is the biggest culprit....

Gender and Driving: Which Sex is Better Behind the Wheel?

November 24, 2010

Leah Bitsky A&E Editor There is much speculation of whether boys or girls are better drivers, and most answers are rarely unbiased. Jessica Oestreicher ‘12, a new driver to the roads,  believes...

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