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Recent controversy proves cancel culture virulent trend

Cancel culture is a very popular way of calling people out on social media. Rather than using a method that addresses one’s errors, cancel culture is being used to tear people down to the extreme. Recently, TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio were temporarily canceled for their alleged disrespect in a YouTube video.
November 25, 2020

If you happened to glance at TikTok for even just a minute this week, chances are you’ve witnessed the turmoil that the D’Amelio sisters got themselves into over their so-called disrespectful behavior...

Students debate if adjustments to hybrid learning merit pass/fail grading system

November 10, 2020

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Trump’s potential Planned Parenthood ban will wrongfully deprive women of reproductive rights

October 2, 2020

Since the Roe vs. Wade court case in 1973, women have been granted the right to abortion. It wasn’t until the ’70s that women were given the opportunity to make their own decisions about their...

Mask breaks given infrequently, despite implied message from Staples

October 2, 2020

The back-to-school environment has been a huge change for all of us, filled with excitement, well understood anxiety over reopening and most importantly, several safety precautions to keep the Staples...

Staples leaves students unprepared for next academic year

May 17, 2020

This year, students, staff, parents and teachers alike have gone through an unprecedented time, so it’s not a surprise that our education has been altered as a result. What is a surprise, however,...

Reminder: be kind during unsettling times

Westport Front Porch is a popular facebook group that is frequently used by local adults.
April 27, 2020

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were sitting in the trunks of our cars at Sherwood–six feet apart as permitted–to celebrate one of our birthdays. All within minutes, a Mercedes pulled up, and without...

Transgenderism in sports and the importance of creating clear regulation

Transgenderism in sports has sparked many controversial debates as it touches upon a sensitive subject that is not widely spoken about.
March 28, 2020

Next month, the Connecticut Republican Party is supposed to honor three students that are suing their high schools to prevent transgender and transexual athletes from participating in girls’ sports....

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.
March 23, 2020

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure...

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

With the evergrowing rise of nationalism, it is possible that we may be drawn over the edge of the cliff.
March 14, 2020

Nationalism is defined as loyalty and devotion to a nation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. On the surface, one could argue that this definition would highlight nationalism as a positive aspect, but...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.
March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on...

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