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Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers met on Jesup Green for the annual event. The event was organized by the Westport Youth Commission,...

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Reece Keusch '19

December 26, 2018

Superintendent Colleen Palmer and the Westport Board of Education decided to send all sixth graders to the elementary schools next year in order to solve the current spacing issues at Bedford Middle School and Staples High School. This plan also involves placing all Westport seventh and eighth graders at B...

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Sitting with the other interns at lunch, we are the big kids. We’re the adults, the graduating seniors, the about-to-go-off-to-college-kids. We are surrounded by the middle schoolers, the tweens, the youngsters. When I walked down the BMS staircase on the first day of my internship I expected everything to be entire...

Bedford middle paper Ursus is a roaring hit

Bedford middle paper Ursus is a roaring hit

Jane Levy, Features Editor

December 7, 2014

Staffed by 33 eighth graders and advised by Inklings’ former adviser of ten years, Stephen Rexford, Ursus has made its debut as Bedford Middle School’s official newspaper. “I took all the stuff about how to write stories, using proper AP style and ethics from the Inklings handbook, and made...

Top five differences between middle school and high school

Top five differences between middle school and high school

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Picture this: Big school, little you. It’s your first day of freshman year and you see senior girls in their blue shirts running around and blowing whistles in your ear. Older boys are standing next to you that are taller than your dad. You hear the bell, watch everyone disperse and are left walking...

With promise of fresh start, freshmen expectations for cafeteria food skyrocket

With promise of fresh start, freshmen expectations for cafeteria food skyrocket

Caroline Cohen, Managing Editor

September 19, 2014

When you think of high school in a stereotypical, “Mean Girls” movie kind of way, the cafeteria often comes to mind. It’s where all the drama is expected to go down and where everyone sees their friends. And although Staples’ cafeteria isn’t exactly out of a high school movie, the chaos of...

Students swap Webkinz for Snapchat

Students swap Webkinz for Snapchat

Jane Levy, Features Editor

June 20, 2014

A moment of silence, please, for the days in which young middle school students huddled over desktop Dells, nurturing penguins and animals, delved into the world of asking anonymous questions via Formspring, and made their Facebook statuses “Like for a TBH” and posted on each and every Facebook w...

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