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Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

February 22, 2018
Filed under Breaking News, Extended Coverage, Top Stories

By Cate Casparius '19 Norwalk High School experienced an early dismissal yesterday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. after being under “shelter alert” for a few hours due to a suspicious tip reported by a student to school officers. The claim was reported to the police around 10:43 a.m. saying that the student bel...

[December 2017] Net neutrality deregulation disheartens consumers

January 26, 2018
Filed under Paper Archives

Amelia Brown '18 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by Trump-appointed-chairman Ajit Pai, voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 in favor of rolling back the Obama administration’s classification of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as “commercial mobile services,” which had established harsher...

[December 2017] Bitcoin offers revolutionary alternative to global trade

January 26, 2018
Filed under Paper Archives

Alexander Massoud ’20 & Adam Wenkoff ’18 Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency and global electronic payment system, has received worldwide attention for its upward trend in value, reaching a market capitalization of nearly $280 billion on Dec. 14. The intangible digital currency, released in January...

[December 2017 Editorial Dissent] Student protesters lack organizational skills, not moral conviction

December 20, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

By Sophie Driscoll ’19 and Melanie Lust ’19 In a Facebook post, a senior girl using a pseudonym called for students to leave their classes and rally in the hallway during Communication Time on Dec. 1. She stated that she hoped to raise awareness about a sensitive matter she felt the school administration...

[December 2017 Editorial Dissent] Student protesters lack organizational skills, not moral conviction

December 20, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By Sophie Driscoll ’19 and Melanie Lust ’19 In a Facebook post, a senior girl using a pseudonym called for students to leave their classes and rally in the hallway during Communication Time on Dec. 1. She stated that she hoped to raise awareness about a sensitive matter she felt the school administration...

[Dec. Editorial Dissent] Student protesters lack organizational skills, not moral conviction

December 17, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

By Sophie Driscoll ’19 and Melanie Lust ’19 In a Facebook post, a senior girl using a pseudonym called for students to leave their classes and rally in the hallway during Communication Time on Dec. 1. She stated that she hoped to raise awareness about a sensitive matter she felt the school administration...

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

November 22, 2017
Filed under Arts, Lifestyle

By Anna Rhoads ’19 History has seen revolutionary women from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, fight for equality. Anthony crusaded the women’s suffrage movement while Steinem used her presence in the media to fight for women’s liberation. As time has gone on, this fight has changed. In ...

Texas shooting kills 26 and injures several more

Texas shooting kills 26 and injures several more

November 9, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

Caroline Blevins ’18 About 26 victims were killed on Nov. 5 after a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas. Around 20 others between the ages of five and 72 years old were injured, according to Freeman Martin, a regional director with the Texas Department of Public Safety...

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
Filed under Opinions

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...

[October 2017] Superfans stick by Wreckers through wins and losses

November 5, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

Lily Kane ’20 & Emma Van Riper ’20 As players stand under the stadium lights and look out at the hundreds of people cheering, the Wreckers feel a rush of exhilaration unique to the Staples Superfans. At Staples High School, the Superfans are the fan base made up of students who aim to make...

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

November 4, 2017
Filed under News

Isabella Didio ’18 In light of recent accusations of sexual harassment by film producer Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “#MeToo” has become a national tool that women are using to share their own stories of sexual abuse. The social media movement took off after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you...

Some believe breast cancer campaigns are not serious enough

Some believe breast cancer campaigns are not serious enough

October 31, 2017
Filed under Features

By Dana Perelberg '20 Breast cancer awareness is full of pink, whether it’s spotted on items sold throughout the month, or by students sporting the color head to toe. However, many people argue whether pink events and products serve an actual purpose or if they just spread “empty awareness.” “The...

Hit or miss: fall movie selection

Hit or miss: fall movie selection

October 25, 2017
Filed under Arts, National art blog

By Sasha Narang '18 and Erin Lynch '18 When most people think of autumn, Halloween and apple picking are two of the most popular activities that come to mind. However, people tend to forget the impressive horror movie selection offered in theatres during this season. “It”, “Flatliners”, “Friend...

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