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Why I’m glad Trump dumped the debate

The Oct. 15 Presidential Debate was cancelled, due to President Trump’s refusal to participate in a virtual alternative.

Valerie Dreyfuss '22, Staff Writer

October 26, 2020

I never thought I could possibly write these four words: thank you, Donald Trump. By refusing to agree to conduct the originally scheduled second presidential debate virtually, you have done a huge favor to me and millions of other Americans: you have spared us the agony and horror of watching you tur...

Trump motivates base while Biden fails to lure undecided voters in first debate

The presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was exactly what I expected it to be—a mess. Both candidates shouted and hurled insults at each other, and seldom answered the questions that were given to them.

Jack Dennison '21, Broadcast Director

October 23, 2020

The presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was exactly what I expected it to be—a mess.  Both candidates shouted and hurled insults at each other, and seldom answered the questions that were given to them. As ABC commentator George Stefanopoulos said at the end of the debate, “...

Removal of political signage around Westport prompts WPD response

Two competing houses on Maple St. express opposing political viewpoints of the upcoming presidential election through banners, signs and flags. The WPD’s press release stated that signs placed on private property may not extend beyond the property line. In addition, it is recommended that residents remove their respective signs within two days after the election, or other specified event.

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor

October 15, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) issued a press release Sept. 21, after the removal of political signs around town elicited complaints from multiple residents. With the political polarization elections often foster, the removal, disappearance and theft of political signs expressing support for candidates...

Teachers expressing political views encourages debate, forces students to defend their opinions

When covering a current event or reviewing an event in history, students and teachers' views can align with a political party, allowing for an opportunity to begin a debate.

Tierney Kugel '22, Arts Editor

April 20, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, the issue of whether it is appropriate for teachers to express their political views during class arises. Many students argue that their teachers cross a line or make them feel uncomfortable when discussing their beliefs. However, this type of discussion wi...

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