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Presidential vendetta threatens individuals, institutions

Presidential vendetta threatens individuals, institutions

Will Matar ’21

January 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions

There’s a new grinch in town, though he might be orange, not green. As the New York Post reported Thursday, Dec. 13, President Trump has cancelled a decade-long tradition in the journalism community: the annual White House Christmas Party for the press. Despite the nonconformance to convention, th...

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

April 8, 2018


Filed under News

By Isabella Bullock '19 After five states -- California, New Jersey, Oregon, Hawaii and Maine-- raised the legal age limit for tobacco to 21, Connecticut is considering doing the same. According to Tobacco-Free Kids, 95 percent of adult smokers started when they were teens, and according to “Editorial: Raise The Connecticut Smoking Age To 21”,...

Australia votes ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

Australia votes ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

November 17, 2017


Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

By Julia Rosier '18 On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, Australia voted in favor of same-sex marriage. Although not binding, this will officially allow the Australian Parliament to legally create a bill for gay and lesbian couples. Hundreds of Australian citizens spent the day celebrating with rainbow-co...

Anti-Bullying Law implemented in Western New York

Anti-Bullying Law implemented in Western New York

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions

By Chris Andrew '18 Parents are being held accountable by law for the bullying behavior of their children in the city of North Tonawanda. This upstate New York town is similar in size to our population in Westport. Earlier this month, a law was passed that stated that parents of a child under the age 18 wit...

Weaponized drones could be authorized in Connecticut.

Weaponized drones could be authorized in Connecticut.

May 17, 2017


Filed under News

By Seby Shuken ’18 A new law in the state of Connecticut’s House of Representatives could allow police to use weaponized drones within the next year if passed. These drones would have the ability to use lethal weapons in situations that call for them. According to CNN the bill passed in the Ju...

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