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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...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly complain about how they are not able to say everything they want in just one tweet. The company...

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

October 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Bri Zeiberg '19 Viral videos of students jumping off roofs while intoxicated and half-naked sorority girls fill the screens of over 570,000,000 followers of the social media phenomenon, “I’m Shmacked.” (According to Urban Dictionary, tThe definition of the term “shmacked” is, “to be...

Keep DACA and keep the dreamers

Keep DACA and keep the dreamers

September 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Anna Rhoads '19 Picture this: You’ve come to America at just 9 years old. Your family came as undocumented immigrants from Guanajuato, Mexico, a place you hardly remember. You and your family adjust to American life despite the constant fear of deportation hanging over your heads. That is, until...

Harvard revokes acceptance of ten prospective students due to ‘offensive’ meme page

Harvard revokes acceptance of ten prospective students due to ‘offensive’ meme page

June 16, 2017
Filed under Features

By Izzy Connors ’18   Harvard University has publicly announced that they have rescinded the admissions of 10 incoming freshman due to their involvement in a private Facebook messaging group that posted explicit and offensive memes.   According to the Harvard Crimson, the uni...

Cookie Craving delivers a sweet surprise

Cookie Craving delivers a sweet surprise

June 14, 2017
Filed under Features

By Cate Casparius '19 Greg Dusenbury ‘18 and Josiah Tarrant ‘18 recently introduced a new and unique business to the Westport scene: the first student run, nonprofit, cookie delivery service, Cookie Craving.  As written on Cookie Craving’s Facebook page,  “By buying our cookies, you not only ...

[May 2017] Adventure abroad: Ostbye travels to Spain

[May 2017] Adventure abroad: Ostbye travels to Spain

June 7, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By: Frenchy Truitt '17 Monique Ostbye ’18 has had her fair share of international experience. This year, she is studying abroad in Catalonia, Spain, but this isn’t her first time living overseas. During sixth and seventh grade, Ostbye lived in Limassol, Cyprus for her father’s job, and then...

Students step out of the box to create unthinkable promposals

Students step out of the box to create unthinkable promposals

June 1, 2017
Filed under Features

By Bailey Blaikie  '19 Scrolling through Facebook and seeing the same, repeated promposals is not uncommon. Having a unique promposal has become increasingly difficult, as people are running out of creative ideas. Because of this, many students have been thinking outside of the box to ask their...

Being cautious is not paranoid

Being cautious is not paranoid

May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Arin Garland ’18 If you take the time to look closely at people’s laptops around school, you’ll begin to notice a trend; ripped up sticky notes and pieces of tape covering the camera lenses on student’s devices. But why would anyone do such a thing? What is its purpose, and why have so ma...

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