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Westport’s downtown Starbucks reopens for curbside pick-up, mobile-orders on May 4

Starbucks' curbside location opens due to increasing demand during quarantine.
Westport’s Downtown Starbucks Reopens For Curbside Pick-up And Mobile-orders

Evi Tarshis '20, Arts Editor

May 11, 2020

Westport’s Starbucks, located in the Parking Harding Plaza, reopened on May 4 to offer curbside pick up to residents. Following an order by Governor Ned Lamont to shut down all non-essential businesses on Mar. 20, this location was forced to close. However, the demand for the Starbucks on Post Road ...

Distance learning: the savior of the junior class

Molly Gold '21, Creative Director

May 11, 2020

Balancing SAT preparation, beginning the college process, rigorous coursework, extracurriculars, sports and the already insurmountable pressure that students face all add up to create the monster that is junior year. This year, however, our knight in shining armor wasn’t the arrival of summer, but rather t...

Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor

May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register as a member of a political party must do so by Aug. 10. In order to vote in a primary, Connecticut voters must be registered as members of that primary’s party. ...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

Maria Engler '22, Web Opinions Editor

May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their dorm rooms and head back to Westport to continue their learning.  The uncertainty surrounding th...

COVID-19 spoils summer plans

Charlotte Armstrong ’21, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Summer vacation: a two-month recess between the school years that gives time to relax, play and have fun without school. To fill the void, some students spend their winter and spring planning and applying to educational programs, camps, internships and jobs for their summer breaks. However, the spr...

Lamont closes public schools until fall

Connecticut schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

Jack Dennison '21, Broadcast Director

May 6, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont officially canceled in-person classes at all Connecticut public schools until the fall. This comes as the state approaches 30,000 coronavirus cases. In a press release, Lamont expressed disappointment in the circumstances that led to his decision. “I was holding out hope t...

Professional athletes prove to be much more than entertainment

Provide a graphic credit for your multimedia: Athletes are finding new ways to inspire with coronavirus relief.

Jake Navarro ’20

May 5, 2020

I was in physics when the news that we would be living under a quarantine broke out. At first, joy was the first emotion I experienced. Later that week, I realized that the quarantine life was overrated. While each person is struggling with their own personal losses, professional sports has also been something ...

Silver linings shine through in midst of global crisis

Coronavirus lockdowns lead to decreased air pollution worldwide.

Ella Stoler '22, Broadcast Director

May 5, 2020

There's little good to be said about a global pandemic.  The crisis has resulted in economic recession, the collapse of health care systems and ultimately, the death of thousands worldwide. However, amid the panic and uncertainty lies many silver linings. Positivity is the key to successfully coping...

Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Trader Joe’s closes for cleaning after employees contract COVID-19

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor

May 4, 2020

The Trader Joe’s Westport location closed for cleaning on April 23 after an employee tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reopened on April 25. “I was really upset when the Trader Joe’s closed,” Leni Lemcke ’22 said. “They had managed everything so well… [however]...

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor

May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was met with various reactions from the Westport community.  “The country needs to...

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