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The Psychology Behind High School Relationships

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

March 31, 2016

First love tends to hit high schoolers with a newfound intensity that they often aren’t prepared to handle. One anonymous junior girl experienced what she thought was first love as a freshman when she started dating a sophomore boy. What was initially fun and flirty quickly developed into something...

Being single on Valentine’s Day told through GIFs

Being single on Valentine's Day told through GIFs

Alix Sommers, Assistant Business Manager

February 14, 2016

via GIPHY It’s Feb. 14 and yes, it’s that day all singles have been dreading: Valentine’s Day, a day where single women and men are constantly reminded of what it’s like to be left without a significant other. There’s nothing lovelier than thinking about couples holding hands and exchanging ch...

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

The day of love, flowers, teddy bears, and all things chocolate is right around the corner. Yep, you guessed it, it’s Valentine’s Day. Some people roll their eyes at the overstuffed shelves at CVS; the cheesy messages inscripted on every candy bar along with the overwhelming amount of stuffed...

Teachers soar above and beyond

January 9, 2015

You’re up past midnight, gulping down your third can of Red Bull, sick of studying derivatives of inverse functions and the law of diminishing marginal returns. You walk into class later that day, exhausted, wearing your favorite sweatshirt, and you slump down in a chair to determine 10 percent of your ...

Au revoir to dating and bonjour to “the thing”

Au revoir to dating and bonjour to “the thing”

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

November 24, 2014

A walk down Main Street, a large popcorn at the Bowtie, sharing a milkshake and fries at the Sherwood diner. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all a quintessential Westport “date.” However, in my time as a teenager, I have heard this word far less frequently. When I ask...

Patty bids Best Buddies goodbye

Patty bids Best Buddies goodbye

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor

June 20, 2014

Every year, members of the Staples Best Buddies club say farewell to parting members. This year, students say an especially sad goodbye to long-time advisor and friend, Patty McQuone. Some may know her as the smiling face who greets sleepy students as they roll in with questionable excuse notes. Others...

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