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COVID-19 spoils summer plans

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...

Lamont closes public schools until fall

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

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.
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....

Silver linings shine through in midst of global crisis

Coronavirus lockdowns lead to decreased air pollution worldwide.
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,...

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

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

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19
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...

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas
May 4, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont released an executive order on April 17 requiring Connecticut residents to wear face coverings in public spaces in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, effective April 20. The order...

Staples should increase student-teacher interaction through mandatory online conferences

Google Meet or Google Hangout are currently the most popular platforms that teachers are using at Staples High School. While some teachers use them frequently, others continue to post assignments to schoology, depriving students of the face-to-face interaction that they are used to.
May 3, 2020

A few months ago, nobody could have expected how coronavirus would impact our lives here in Westport. One might have expected that it would eventually hit the United States, after traveling across Asia,...

Global pandemic inspires students to pick up new and old hobbies

Many families have been making puzzles to pass the time while school is out.
April 30, 2020

Over a month ago, schools across Connecticut closed their doors in order to ensure the safety of students and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. At the time, it was assumed that school would reopen...

Coronavirus prompts charitable student contributions

In the clothing drive, each participant labeled every bag with size and gender description and placed it near their mailbox. Levitt then planned a pickup within 24 hours.
April 30, 2020

Families gathered outside their houses just a couple weeks ago, in safe social distancing fashion, with pots, pans, spoons, plates and every other kind of household object. These objects were then slammed...

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.
April 30, 2020

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed...

Keeping camps closed would ensure safety, authenticity

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, some camps are deciding to remain open but have many restrictions to avoid spreading and receiving the virus.
April 30, 2020

Summer camp is a place where all your worries subside and there is not a care in the world. There is no stress that you slept through your alarm or forgot to hand your paper in for class, and the biggest...

Andrew Yang’s call for Asian Americans to demonstrate patriotism falls short

Andrew Yang’s call for Asian Americans to demonstrate patriotism falls short
April 30, 2020

Today was the day. After several days locked in quarantine in the shelter of my home, I was finally going to step outside and enjoy the fresh air. But as I strolled through the familiar streets, suddenly...

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