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It’s a sin to kill a book worm

It’s a sin to kill a book worm

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

December 14, 2015

We are taught from the day we enter elementary school that reading is a fundamental tool for all students. It is a nonnegotiable statement. Reading simply helps us flourish. Being a high school student, I can quote a variety of appreciated speeches by Sherman Alexie about the transitive benefits of reading, or Ralph Waldo Emerson...

Home Access Center provides too much access

Home Access Center provides too much access

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

“Maybe if I keep refreshing it a new grade will come out,” I thought to myself as I slouched over my desk in class, discreetly holding my phone between my legs. For what had undoubtedly been the fifth time in five minutes, I methodically dragged my finger down the screen and watched as the app g...

Speaking up proves to be a powerful tool for students

Speaking up proves to be a powerful tool for students

Olivia Foster, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

The college process is a daunting one; however, it can be substantially more helpful if you apply one simple tool: your own voice. “The Science of Sounding Smart,” a report from “Harvard Business Review,” by Juliana Schroeder and Nicholas Epley, shows that while many people believe their ideas and intelli...

Reflecting on homecoming

Reflecting on homecoming

Emma Lederer, staff writer

October 20, 2015

Music blasted and horns tooted as seniors sped into the parking lot of Compo Beach, ready to celebrate homecoming with the annual motorcade. The scene was of absolute madness, and I meant that in the best way. Everyone was running around and greeting friends and acquaintances alike while gearing up to ...

How Seniors can wipe out distractions

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Is it true Senioritis has already hit? Seniors are going a bit crazy with Early Action and Early Decision deadlines coming up within the next month. It can all get a bit overwhelming and sometimes, scratch that most of the time, all we want is a break from the chaos. Once we get that break, though, we...

Loving class outside

Loving class outside

Alexa DiLuca, staff writer

June 10, 2015

After spending 25 minutes in a stuffy, overheated classroom, my legs had already begun to stick to the chair. I was more than halfway through the period, but all I could think about was how much I wished my clothes weren’t clinging to my sweaty limbs.   “Class, we are going to go outside for a demonstration,” my teacher said.   My eyes lit up as I heard...

The do’s and dont’s of the college process

The do’s and dont’s of the college process

Nicole DeBlasi, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

The college process and filling out applications can seem daunting. This is especially true in a town like Westport where there is so much competition and so much talk about everyone’s plans after graduation Now that the class of 2016 will be starting their college applications soon, I thought I wo...

How to succeed in second semester without really trying

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor

April 7, 2015

It is now nearing the end of March of my senior year, and my long, treacherous journey through high school is almost behind me. In two short months I will be saying my goodbyes to my teachers, the table in the senior section I’ve learned to call home and, of course, the infamous sandwich line. I l...

Junior year told through GIFS

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

April 2, 2015

  The First Day of Junior Year: It’s a bittersweet goodbye to sandy beaches and hot sun as I trade in my towels for textbooks. It’s junior year, and I have my game face on, ready to tackle the hardest year of my life. End of first quarter: One quarter down and there’s no turning...

“Wunderlist” creates wunderful organization skills

“Wunderlist” creates wunderful organization skills

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

March 27, 2015

Believe it or not, about two months ago, I was not the same girl I am today. I was messy, stressed out, surprised by quizzes in class and was always remembering my homework at the last second. I mean, it’s not to say I didn’t have the basic organization skills down, I did. I had all my binders...

Taking a look back

Taking a look back

Jenny Lupoff, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Two years ago, as the infamous junior year quickly approached me, and school suddenly became a bit different. With each worksheet, quiz or final, there came an incessant little voice in my head, reminding me of why I was sitting there taking that vocabulary quiz, what was looming just ahead: college. Every...

Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

As sophomores are thinking about signing up for the upcoming PPSAT or PSAT simulation on March 7, all that comes to mind is how overwhelmingly early it is to be thinking about taking a test for college in your sophomore year. The purpose of the PPSAT, as described by Westport Continuing Education,...

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

At the end of December a rumor arose at Staples claiming that grades in Home Access Center would no longer be rounded, sparking a major crisis among students. Although this rumor was soon debunked by Collaborative Team, the reaction to this crisis from Staples students was shocking. If grades were not rounded...

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