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Trump administration lacks transparency, misinforms public amid COVID-19 crisis

Allison Gillman '23, Opinions Editor

May 11, 2020

The world is in a time of crisis; there’s no sugarcoating it. In the United States, we look to the White House for information and guidance, trusting our elected officials to be transparent and united behind a common goal.  Having said that, why is our commander in chief sending us mixed messa...

President Trump imposes travel ban on Europe, prompting travel cancellations in Westport

President Trump banned all travel between the U.S. and the European Union for 30 days last Wednesday, effective March 13, to help control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He later included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the ban, and advised Americans not to gather in groups of more than ten people.

Jack Dennison '21, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

President Trump banned all travel between the U.S. and the European Union for 30 days last Wednesday, effective March 13, to help control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He later included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the ban, and advised Americans not to gather in groups of more...

Senate acquittal stirs conversation

The US senate acquitted President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, prompting many to question the impeachment trial itself.

e: Eddie Kiev ’20 and Audrey Bernstein ’20

February 13, 2020

State of the Union prompts debate

The State of the Union address was riddled with controversy surrounding Trump’s remarks prior to his impeachment trial.

Eddie Kiev ’20 and Dana Perelberg ’20

February 13, 2020

Students share perspectives on Trump’s impeachment

The House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress) on Dec. 18.

Andreas Lolis '21 and Graham Wood '21

January 5, 2020

Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

The recent New York state ruling allows investigators to view President Donald Trump’s past eight years of tax returns. This may reverse the long-standing precedent of the Justice Department that allows for executive immunity for sitting presidents.

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

October 18, 2019

As a teenager, I’ve had the luxury of not worrying about my taxes. Sure, I’ve had to fill out state tax forms for my summer job as a lifeguard, but never have I had to sit through the numbing hours and hours of “boring” and “painful” tax returns according to my parents. However, knowing th...

Calls for Trump’s impeachment are baseless

Booked For Impeachment? If Impeached, Donald Trump would become the third President to be impeached. For Trump to be impeached, the House of Representatives needs two-thirds of Representatives to vote for impeachment. After this vote, the Senate performs a trial to see if the President should be acquitted.

Sam Zuckerman '21

June 12, 2019

The release of the Mueller report has only further entrenched people’s support or opposition of President Donald Trump on all sides of the political spectrum. Trump opposers argue that his unreported meetings with Russian officials and the firing of James Comey are evidence of conspiracy to collude and ...

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

March 25, 2019

Reece Keusch '19 Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director, concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election and turned in his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Barr’s letter said that...

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

President Donald Trump inspects various possible barriers which could be employed at the United States Southern border to curb illegal immigration.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to provide funding to build a barrier at the Southern border of the United States. The move came after a deal to avoid a government shutdown provided Trump with $1.3 billion to fund border security. “We’re talking about an invasion of ou...

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Layla Wofsy '19

February 7, 2019

    President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5. He presented his ideas about about national security, women’s reproductive rights, foreign relations and bridging the gap between parties. Trump began his speech without allowing Speaker of the House Nan...

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