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Don’t cancel — Stream: in a changing marketplace, Hollywood should look to stream premieres

Aware of the advancing technological sphere, Warner Bros. recently announced they would be releasing all 2021 films to HBO Max the day they hit theaters. “Wonder Woman: 1984” will be among the movies available on the streaming platform come Dec. 25, reasonably priced at $14.99.
December 15, 2020

Disappointment abounds. With the winter sports season cancelled, superfans need a fix. With so many people quarantining and opting to learn remotely, students are also bored and in need of an outlet. So,...

Leave schools off COVID-19 hotspots list

The ability of many schools to trace back a person’s contacts once they have tested positive for COVID-19 have proven to be effective and successful in stopping the virus’ spread.
December 15, 2020

Cafes, restaurants, gyms, hotels and more have been classified as superspreader locations for COVID-19; however, schools have noticeably been left off of that growing list, and for good reason. Despite...

Increase in COVID-19 cases forces many students to quarantine unnecessarily

19 kids and staff as of Dec 14 are currently quarantining under the new policy as opposed to 240 on Nov. 24.
December 15, 2020

In the past, one positive COVID-19 case would quarantine an entire class and the classroom teacher for 14 days. It mattered not if everyone had maintained six feet of distance and were masked. This was...

Westport’s hybrid model has its silver linings

Staples welcomes students back to the hybrid model after a two week hiatus; in person students benefit from the transition back.
December 15, 2020

With the recent return to the hybrid learning model, Staples High School is as empty as it will ever be. Classes this week for Cohort A have reached a maximum of seven, maybe eight students if you're lucky...

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.
December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

Media’s influence on an impressionable generation impacts our well-being

Social media has become a integral part of everyones daily lives, influencing us in both a positive and negative way.
December 7, 2020

Social media and the internet are utilities that have been available for our generation for as long as we can remember. This includes appliances like phones, televisions and computers, but also apps that...

Despite COVID-19, Thanksgiving remains a memorable holiday

While many families celebrated thanksgiving differently than they normally do this year, many still stuck with their favorite fall side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner.
December 4, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate community and unity. It’s a time to gather with friends and relatives around a beautifully-decorated dinner table, full of plates loaded with turkey, gravy, mashed...

Thanksgiving adjustments not ideal, but necessary

The University of Alabama provides a picture of a couple. Since COVID has not allowed families to gather, this couple enjoys their time without their children and grandkids, hoping to keep the virus away from them.
December 4, 2020

There are many Thanksgiving traditions practiced by families all over the United States. Some people travel, some people play football and others bake pies all day. No matter the tradition, it is a day...

Westport Public Schools make correct call after transitioning to a temporary fully remote schedule

Westport’s public high school and middle schools recently transitioned to a fully remote learning schedule. The schools are expected to return back to a hybrid model after Thanksgiving break.
December 3, 2020

The Westport Public Schools (WPS) have now returned again to the hybrid schedule after they were previously online full time for two weeks. The school system made the correct decision after calling the...

Ditch wasteful consumption, embrace sustainability this holiday season

Many holiday practices, such as using wrapping paper or ordering presents online, are bad for the environment. This holiday season, we can avoid these unnecessarily wasteful practices by seeking friendly alternatives.
December 3, 2020

Picture this: It's Christmas day and everybody unwraps their gifts, throwing the wrapping paper aside to reveal what's inside. Kids play with their new toys, adults sip on steaming hot coffee, and everybody...

Students should not return to schools until after holiday season

Students can slow the spread of COVID-19 by taking measures such as having “Zoom holidays” with their families. Otherwise, many are at risk for contracting COVID; the schools must take preventative measures (such as closing until the new year) in order to ensure our safety.
November 25, 2020

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, it seemed inevitable that schools would shut down within weeks (or even days) of reopening. My friends and I placed bets on when we thought our days under...

Changes to Advanced Placement test justifies College Board to charge full price

The College Board has implemented changes to their registration and cancellation policies regarding the Advanced Placement exams. This renders them the ability to charge students the full price of a normal test.
November 25, 2020

Uncertainty of the future seems to be looming over everyone as the pandemic once again begins to surge. While the future has become impossible to predict, we have time and time again found ways to adapt...

Cancel in-person Black Friday shopping

On the left is a sign inside of Nordstrom at the SoNo collection. On the right is a screenshot of the websites’ deals sharing those deals through Dec. 1 because of the lack of customers planning on coming on Black Friday, so they are extended Cyber Monday.
November 25, 2020

Shoppers crowd the entrances at malls all over town to seize the greatest bargain deals. There is nowhere to walk, and people are jammed in front, behind and to the side of you. Clothes fly off shelves,...

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