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Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

Teenage anxiety stems from more than just a bad grade or not enough likes

November 9, 2017

By: Kaela Dockray ’20 I am your everyday brand of adolescent anxiety, caused, in large part, by the competitive nature fostered in our community to be the most successful, well-rounded student. The need to reach our respective goals, which seems to be defined by so many as acceptance to a top uni...

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Social media promotes unhealthy lifestyles

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

Eating disorders have doubled in the past three years, and experts say this increase is due to one problem and one problem only: social media One new trend promoted by social media is the “thigh gap,” a craze that has encouraged young girls to want a space between their legs so they appear skinnier. This puts a negative weight on young girls that shouldn’t be there. “When trying to s...

Reject revealing Halloween costumes

Reject revealing Halloween costumes

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

I was obsessed with Halloween when I was a little girl. I mean, who wasn’t? I loved going to find the perfect pumpkin to carve however I pleased and stuffing my pillowcase to the brim with candy. But the best part about Halloween was the arrival of the endless costume magazines which poured out of m...

What it means to be an adult

What it means to be an adult

Julie Bender, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

High school is different for everyone. Not everyone will play a sport, sing in the chorus or write a front page article. But the one thing that almost every single person will do during high school is turn 18. Now this might seem silly; everyone becomes another year older every year, so why is 18...

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...

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