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Urban Outfitters in Westport, CT. A trendy, but expensive, clothing store where many teens like to shop.

Westport teens feel obligated to shop, creates poor money management

Addison Coughlin '25, Paper Opinions Editor September 21, 2022

It's a niche sound, the one Westport teens have come to know and love. It’s the unexplainable “ding!” of Apple Pay. It’s the sound of purchasing the newest color of the “Align” tank from Lululemon,...

Returning items online is an incredibly wasteful habit that results in 5 billion pounds of annual waste, as 25% of all online returns end up in a landfill.

Grotesque online returns overhaul requires consumer responsibility

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Managing Editor December 8, 2021

With spirit week, homecoming, Halloween and early holiday shopping preceding each other at warp speed, online returns have been my crutch these past few months. If the dress with which I was once enamored...

Despite all of the excitement that follows Black Friday, it is extremely overrated and takes away from the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Instead, Cyber Monday is the better way to achieve holiday shopping and discounts over Thanksgiving break.

Black Friday traditions detract from the true meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor December 6, 2021

Thanksgiving break can be defined by many as a time to reflect, be grateful, spend time with family and indulge in some good food. However,waking up before sunrise, standing in lines for hours on end and...

Amazon Fresh stores offer many different features, including ordering ahead and free same-day delivery.  While these may sound appealing to buyers, it allows Amazon to further its monopoly over every possible market. Buyers should prioritize stores like Trader Joes, Fresh Market and Stop and Shop because they do not seek to dominate any market other than groceries.

Amazon Fresh stores destined to change the local supermarket landscape for the worse

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor November 3, 2021

Walking into any grocery store, I often expect to see the same things: fruits, meats, dairy and all different types of food. When I think of Amazon, I can’t quite place my finger on what to expect, it...

Marshalls has holiday decorations for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on display, even though it is only October.

COVID-19 pandemic holds the blame for a rushed holiday season

Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor October 29, 2021

One of the most thrilling times of the year is the holiday season. Families, friends, neighbors and even strangers come together to celebrate. Best of all, we are given the opportunity to embrace time...

New store Sundance located on Main Street in Westport offers apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, art and home decor.

Sundance opens new location in Westport

Brooke Dembin '22, Assistant Creative Director June 2, 2021

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Allison Daniel Designs opens in Sconset Square

Chelsea Strober '21, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

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On the left is a sign inside of Nordstrom at the SoNo collection. On the right is a screenshot of the websites’ deals sharing those deals through Dec. 1 because of the lack of customers planning on coming on Black Friday, so they are extended Cyber Monday.

Cancel in-person Black Friday shopping

Charley Guthartz ‘22, Opinions Editor November 25, 2020

Shoppers crowd the entrances at malls all over town to seize the greatest bargain deals. There is nowhere to walk, and people are jammed in front, behind and to the side of you. Clothes fly off shelves,...

Black Friday, 2019. Customers line up outside Best Buy, waiting for the doors to open. Sales include items such as phones, headphones, cameras and computers.

COVID-19 forces shoppers to rethink Black Friday plans

Hannah Kail ’22, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Black Friday, considered an annual holiday to any shopping addict, has a whole new look this year due to rising COVID-19 numbers across the country. Although some may take the risk to go out, many will...

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