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How seniors are celebrating graduation during the coronavirus pandemic

Reilly Caldwell '20, Staff Writer
May 17, 2020
Filed under Broadcast, Features

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Congress must curb continuous coronavirus spending

As a result of Congressional spending, the US deficit skyrocketed in the month of April. By this year’s end, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the deficit will be $3.7 trillion.

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor
May 17, 2020
Filed under Opinions

These are unprecedented times. Never have so many people been isolated from society.  The effects of social distancing impact more than just the social aspect of our lives. The American economy is in dire straits. Congress has responded with massive spending, including a $2 trillion stimulus pack...

Westport and Weston rally around Peter’s Weston Market in light of Coronavirus

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer
May 12, 2020
Filed under Features

  Peter’s Weston Market has been a place of importance for Westport and Weston communities for many years. Due to Coronavirus, hard times have set upon the business. Thus, a GoFundMe page was set up to help cover the costs of a smaller staff and fewer customer visits. As of May 11, $11...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

Maria Engler '22, Web Opinions Editor
May 8, 2020
Filed under Features

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their dorm rooms and head back to Westport to continue their learning.  The uncertainty surrounding th...

Coronavirus charity golf tournament gives hope for sports

Four of sports best athletes compete in golf match for charity.

Grady Narang '20
May 5, 2020
Filed under Sports

With the outbreak of COVID-19, sports across the country have been canceled and people have suffered from not being able to watch their favorite athletes compete. Sports serve as amain source of entertainment for millions of Americans and its absence has been difficult to ignore.   “I ho...

Coronavirus prompts charitable student contributions

In the clothing drive, each participant labeled every bag with size and gender description and placed it near their mailbox. Levitt then planned a pickup within 24 hours.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor
April 30, 2020
Filed under Features

Families gathered outside their houses just a couple weeks ago, in safe social distancing fashion, with pots, pans, spoons, plates and every other kind of household object. These objects were then slammed together in perfect harmony,  a sort of noise-filled tribute, in order to show their appreciatio...

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.

Kaela Dockray '20, Managing Editor
April 30, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed 50,000 in the US alone, it feels as though we are living in a dystopian universe taken from a scene...

Prisons must adjust to coronavirus spreading through packed cells

Prisoners packed in tight spaces make it difficult to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and steps must be taken to slow the spread throughout jails.

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer
April 27, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Prisons are packed. The coronavirus is contagious and deadly. These two facts do not blend well. This mixture has served as a recipe for disaster in prisons all around the world, where coronavirus has quickly infected prisoners who practically live on top of one another. So government leaders are faced...

Coronavirus hinders holiday plans

Ella Alpert '22 and Katie Simons '22
April 15, 2020
Filed under Broadcast

Ignorant Westporters self inflict coronavirus

This sign at LaGuardia Airport warns of the coronavirus weeks before schools close.

Theresa Vandis '22, Assitant Business Manager
March 25, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Bare, empty shelves are stripped of every can of food, and there is not a roll of toilet paper in sight. When it comes to stocking up for quarantine the people of Westport, Connecticut have no problem buying as much food as they can fit into the trunk of their car. However, when it came to social distancing, people...

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer
March 23, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure of these facilities is not convenient for anyone, but people who rely on libraries for computers and the...

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor
March 23, 2020
Filed under Opinions

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments are only available through pick-up, which needs to take place outdoors, and all haircuts and salons, gyms and fi...

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