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Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

As America reaches its third month of quarantine and as 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, when will it be appropriate to open up? Should we develop herd immunity or maintain our lockdown?

Graham Wood '20 & Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer & Opinion Editor

May 22, 2020

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Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

As America reaches its third month of quarantine and as 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, when will it be appropriate to open up? Should we develop herd immunity or maintain our lockdown?

Graham Wood '20 and Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer and Paper Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

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Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor

May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations, according to The CT Mirror. Lamont thanked the departing Commissioner in a press release that announced the decision. “[Coleman-Mitchell’s] service over the last year has be...

Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editor

May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly, claimed these drones would not use facial recognition or be used in residents’ private yards...

How seniors are celebrating graduation during the coronavirus pandemic

Reilly Caldwell '20, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

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Congress must curb continuous coronavirus spending

As a result of Congressional spending, the US deficit skyrocketed in the month of April. By this year’s end, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the deficit will be $3.7 trillion.

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor

May 17, 2020

These are unprecedented times. Never have so many people been isolated from society.  The effects of social distancing impact more than just the social aspect of our lives. The American economy is in dire straits. Congress has responded with massive spending, including a $2 trillion stimulus pack...

Social distancing becoming optional, still obligatory

Graphic by Lia Chen ’20

Lia Chen ’20, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

At long last, after what has felt like an eternity, summer is finally beginning to approach us. All around our community, there are signs that life seems to be returning to normal: the weather is starting to warm up; seniors are embarking on their internships; Compo has reopened; On May 20, Connecticu...

Staples sports teams assist community in times of need

Staples wrestling team captains Nick Augari ’22 and Gerard Dallen ’22 deliver Feed It Forward donations to Norwalk Hospital.

Ella Stoler '22 and Shira Zeiberg '22, Broadcast Director and Assistant Business Manager

May 16, 2020

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Quarantine impact by grade

A podcast created to provide clarity as to how different grades are being affected by the current quarantine conditions.

Madison Andrews ’20 and Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writers

May 16, 2020

SAT tests must return or applying to college will be a challenge

Although it is hard to think of a way to resume SAT testing during this pandemic, we must find a way or else both colleges and students will endure the consequences.

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

As the coronavirus keeps life at a standstill, not only has education halted, but the option to take SAT tests has also stopped. This presents a dilemma to students looking to apply to college next year. Since standardized testing is one of the biggest ways for colleges to assess students on whether or...

AP exams persist through pandemic, not in students’ best interest

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Entering my junior year, I already had the month of May marked on my calendar. Starting in September, I began to learn content that would eventually be crammed into an hour long AP test. However, as the coronavirus swept across the world, the manner in which the AP tests are now being given is n...

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