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Houses around Westport spotted with early Christmas spirit with decorations and lights surrounding their homes.

Early Christmas spirit allows for kinder, happier community

Jolie Gefen ’24, Staff Writer November 24, 2021

Beginning as early as October, I found red and green decorations in CVS, and saw houses around town showing off their holiday spirit. And while many argue that this jump to celebrating Christmas--before...

‘The Princess Switch:’ Romancing the Star proves to be an exemplary holiday movie that introduces new and exciting elements to the overused plot of a Christmas romance.

‘The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star,’ captures fresh twist on usual holiday films

Margot Richlin '23, Web Opinions Editor November 24, 2021

Upon sitting down to watch the third installment of “The Princess Switch” movies, which came to Netflix on Nov. 18,  I expected not much more than another typical rom-com-like Christmas movie. However,...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021 was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 11. Westport Public Schools did not have the day off, while other schools in Fairfield country took the day off of school to honor those of Indigenous origin. The holiday was first created in 1992, to support those who suffered during the colonization of America.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day sequestered by Westport Public Schools

Izzy Sareen ‘22 October 15, 2021

What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, you may ask? It’s simple, really. It’s an honorable day of the year where American civilians are supposed to show support for the Indigenous people of our country.  This...

Corporate Valentine’s Day is a moneysucker that we must not feed into.

Modern Valentine’s Day promotes financial interpretation of love

Grace Livecchi ’21, Social Media Director February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is a commerce-driven holiday, where the celebration of love is second to how much money you have to spend to prove it. My father, a noble man known for his hatred of unnecessary spending,...

Homework assigned over the holiday break forces students to focus on school assignments rather than festive activities like decorating a Christmas tree

Homework during the holidays puts damper on festivities

Audrey Kercher ’23, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Imagine there’s only one day left of school before the long-awaited December holiday recess. The only thing that stands between you and endless free time on top of holiday joy is one more day of classes…...

Efficient, traditional recipes complete Hanukkah celebration

Ella Stoler ’22 and Shira Zeiberg ’22 December 22, 2020

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‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special’ excites fans, puts them in holiday spirit

‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special’ excites fans, puts them in holiday spirit

Margot Richlin ’23, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

When the first season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” hit Disney+ in November 2019, it was all the rage. But many fans were disappointed to learn that they would have to wait over...

Hulu’s holiday romcom “Happiest Season” is successful in instilling empathy towards it’s characters and in communicating the struggle of finding acceptance in our heteronormative society.

‘Happiest Season’ breaks typical holiday movie mold

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

We all know the classic holiday Hallmark movies. A struggling heroine finds the perfect guy on Christmas day, revealing how magical and wrapped-with-love this time of the year is. The movies are, of course,...

Sugar Rush Christmas” releases six new episodes, with baking themes such as Charlie Brown, secret santa, advent calendars and Christmas decorations.

‘Sugar Rush Christmas’ releases season two, returning for the holiday season

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

In July of 2018, “Sugar Rush Christmas” was first released on Netflix and caught the attention of many baking lovers. It stood out and quickly became popular as it was not only Christmas-themed, but...

While many families celebrated thanksgiving differently than they normally do this year, many still stuck with their favorite fall side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner.

Despite COVID-19, Thanksgiving remains a memorable holiday

Charlotte Gurley '23, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate community and unity. It’s a time to gather with friends and relatives around a beautifully-decorated dinner table, full of plates loaded with turkey, gravy, mashed...

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