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Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Ghoulish games, petrifying pumpkins and horrifying hayrides are just a few of the activities at the Family Creep Fest, which occurred on Oct. 5. With Halloween quickly approaching, the Westport Historical Society (WHS) ensures its festivities are kicked off with a proper sense of fear and fun, while ...

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Dana Perelberg ’20

March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned in purple and decorated with balloons and streamers celebrate a day of little frivolity: Internatio...

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

October 3, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 and Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition on June 14.  The students attending had to place in the top three in their division in both the regi...

Bringing History Back to Life in Weston

Bringing History Back to Life in Weston

November 4, 2017

By Ella Bloomingdale '20 On Saturday, October 21, the Weston Historical Society held it’s annual reenactment of the Civil War at the Coley Homestead in Weston, Connecticut.  The event was put on by Company F of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry....

Hot Off the Press: Broadway Hit ‘Newsies!’ Selects Staples High School as Testing Ground for National High School Rollout

Hot Off the Press: Broadway Hit ‘Newsies!’ Selects Staples High School as Testing Ground for National High School Rollout

May 22, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 Over 100 members of Staples Players gathered on May 12, in the Staples auditorium for an annual theater tradition: the announcement of their fall production. Unbeknownst to the cast, crew and supporting members, this year’s gathering would host a familiar face: Adam Kapl...

Local Author Cathryn Prince Crafts History’s Current Connections

November 3, 2016

By: Renee Weisz '17 Office carpeted with eyewitness interview transcripts and historical archive documents, local nonfiction author Cathryn Prince is in her element. The three years worth of research, examining primary source newspaper articles and weather reports that authenticate detail, is not...

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Jack Zapfel, staff writer

December 2, 2015

When people think about Black Friday, they typically think about discounts and large clusters of people swarming stores everywhere. That's what I always thought of it as anyway. I don't think enough people understand the history behind the holiday and the meaning behind its name. “No clue,” Ben Ha...

The surprising history of pencils

The surprising history of pencils

Rebecca Rawiszer, Web Opinions

June 9, 2015

A single pencil is capable of drawing a line 35 miles long, writing about 45,000 words, digesting 17 sharpenings, and always being there for you when you need to doodle. Yet somehow, we still take these magnificent inventions for granted. Pencils are easy to operate, entertaining, and portable. You...

What’s up with that

What’s up with that

Sarah Sommer, Features Editor

June 3, 2015

Prom dances with ridiculousness, flirts with absurdity   According to a survey done by Visa, the average Northeastern prom-goer spends $1,104 on each dance. With that kind of money, you could spend a sun-kissed long weekend on the beach in Florida. With that kind of money, you could buy 25...

What’s up with that?

What’s up with that?

Sarah Sommer, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

Piercings really are perplexing. They always seem to carry distinct messages, ranging from wild and rebellious to posh and elegant. People spend hundreds of dollars on jewelry to fill the dozens of tiny holes they poke in their bodies for the sake of fashion. Piercings are often considered ladylike, b...

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