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Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Abby Fleming '20, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Uber recently released a shocking report detailing the amount of sexual assaults, car crashes and other crimes that have taken place during Uber rides last year. There were 3,045 reported instances of sexual assault in 2018.  This report was hard to read for a couple of reasons. Uber is extremely popular. I have it on my phone and I...

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

January 15, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Uber and Lyft are very similar platforms that people use as a means of transportation; however, there is a division between people who prefer one over the other. Uber was created March 2009, and Lyft was created June 2012. I personally am more familiar with Uber becaus...

Uber sexual assault case rattles Staples community

Uber sexual assault case rattles Staples community

March 15, 2017

Lili Romann ’19 Thirty-four-year-old Uber driver Sewanou Bisile Yoro was charged with rape, abduction, aggravated sexual assault and arrested in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Monday after allegedly raping a young woman in the Bay Colony area. "The type of conduct that has been described has no...

[Nov. 2016 News] SafeRides struggles with decline in student use and volunteers

[Nov. 2016 News] SafeRides struggles with decline in student use and volunteers

November 22, 2016

By Renee Weisz ’17 & Colette Lippman ’17   SafeRides, the Saturday night volunteer transportation system for Westport youth, has recently experienced a decline in its services and a decrease in enrollment, affecting its ability to serve the community. “I think that recently we’v...

Blue Steel Has Rusted Over

Blue Steel Has Rusted Over

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

(SPOILER ALERT) “Zoolander No.2”, Ben Stiller’s sequel to the 2001 cult classic spoof on the world of male modeling, “Zoolander”, is chock full of celebrity cameos, trendy humor, unoriginal gags, and lots of “Blue Steel,” the protagonist Derek Zoolander’s signature facial espression....

Students choose Uber over local cab companies

Lulu Stratcher, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

Uber, and other on-demand car services, are steadily replacing taxis in Westport and across the country because of their efficiency, safety and cost. “I use Uber usually when I’m with my friends, going from house to house if it’s a big group,” Ben Casparius ’17, a frequent Uber user, said. Although...

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