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The swim team practice now ends at 6 p.m. this year, which is a change for these athletes whose practice used to end at 5 p.m. This causes these athletes entire homework and night routine to be pushed back an hour, causing additional stress. Photo by Emily Goldstein ’23

Stress increases as a result of the new school year

Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor September 23, 2021

After almost a full year of coming into school just twice a week, half-day Wednesdays and modifications to the curriculum in order to accommodate hybrid learning, school started back up in full swing for...

After vaccinations, patients receive a sticker in order to promote enthusiasm and excitement regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccination process deemed efficient, successful

Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor May 25, 2021

After a year filled with fear, uncertainty and rapid adaptations due to COVID-19, the idea of getting the vaccine filled me with excitement and optimism. Although I was scared of the swift rollout and...

NEDA Week: Students promote eating disorder awareness

Emily Goldstein ’23 and Ella Shi ’23 March 1, 2021

https://anchor.fm/emily-goldstein6/episodes/NEDA-week-spreads-awareness-on-common-misconceptions-er3gm9

Students sit in front of the bright screen for hours which can be physically and mentally draining. These changes in the schooling environment can be a detriment to different aspects of mental health.

Pandemic hits young children’s lives especially hard

Emily Goldstein ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Singing the ABC’s during snack time and playing with building blocks are fundamental parts of a child’s schooling experience; however, with the pandemic, the lives of elementary school kids have been...

Indoor track preseason has been abiding by all of the regulations that they must follow this season. Runners wear masks when practicing and social distance when necessary.

CIAC allows for the start of winter sports with heavy regulations

Emily Goldstein ’23 January 20, 2021

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) confirmed on Jan. 14 that school winter sports will be starting on Jan. 19. CIAC announced that all low, moderate and high risk sports will be...

19 kids and staff as of Dec 14 are currently quarantining under the new policy as opposed to 240 on Nov. 24.

Increase in COVID-19 cases forces many students to quarantine unnecessarily

Emily Goldstein ’23, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

In the past, one positive COVID-19 case would quarantine an entire class and the classroom teacher for 14 days. It mattered not if everyone had maintained six feet of distance and were masked. This was...

Organic Krush opens in Westport

Emily Goldstein ’23 and Ella Shi ’23 November 10, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2nx51FP1B4&feature=youtu.be

Many English teachers use Turnitin to clearly see if students are plagiarizing off of other websites for their assignments.

Lessons in connections reinforce academic integrity

Emily Goldstein '23, Staff Writer October 26, 2020

Students slyly open a new tab on Google and cut and paste the essay question into the search bar. It’s so easy, so accessible, a perfect claim statement and analysis comes right onto the screen in a...

One-way hallways prove impractical

Abbie Goldstein '22 and Emily Goldstein '23, Paper Features Editor, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

The bell rings. I frantically race to my class, maneuvering through hallways and down stairwells. I slide into my seat, interrupting the teacher as they begin class. All because of the one-way hallways. According...

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