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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 a.m. to leave my house promptly at 6:30 a.m. every day, just to secure a spot after the first speed bump...

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 my house at the crack of dawn. In those ungodly hours of the morning I look forward to getting in...

[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 decrease in enrollment, affecting its ability to serve the community. “I think that recently we’v...

The Jeep wave uncovered

The Jeep wave uncovered

Alexa Davis, Staff Writer

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 into school, almost as if they’ve all planned to park side by side, gloating in their populari...

A young engineer turns on a new path

A young engineer turns on a new path

Larissa Lieberson, Opinions Editor

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 motor. Her goal is to give it the same performance quality as the Tesla 2008 Roadster, a luxury...

Confessions of a Car Connoisseur

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 aware of my surroundings. The car ride often ends up being more enjoyable than arriving at the destination itself. This is because I’m a car fanat...

Driving My Parents Crazy

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 through my hair. Life at 80 mph is sublime. But of course, I wake up from this unrealistic dream, and realize that my mom doesn’t...

My Apologies to Wakeman

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 my face. Having to wake up early every morning to compensate for the amount of time this walk took was no picnic, either. It may ha...

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

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. Although I’m not face-to-face with the people I talk to, I spend my afternoons and/or evenings sending instant messages back and...

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

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 that females are better drivers. “I think that boys are more preoccupied with driving fast and drifting w...

New DARE Hummer Rolls Into Service

New DARE Hummer Rolls Into Service

November 22, 2010

Eric Lombardo '14 Staff Writer Officer Ned Batlin is driving with style since September of this year in his new DARE Hummer, which was seized from a corporate criminal. The black truck is worth about $65,000 plus another $20,000 in accessories including custom wheels and exhaust, but taxpayers did...

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