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BOE appoints Thomas Scarice as superintendent

BOE appoints Thomas Scarice as superintendent

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Opinions Editor

April 5, 2020

During a virtual meeting on Apr. 2, the BOE unanimously voted to designate the Westport superintendent position to Thomas Scarice, who has been superintendent of Madison Public Schools since 2012. At the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year, he will replace interim superintendent Dr. David Abbey....

Japan needs to postpone 2020 Olympics

Japan needs to postpone 2020 Olympics

Madison Andrews '20, Paper Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

The Olympic Games is a multi-sport event held every four years, each time in a different location. It is an honor for any country to be the host of this amazing global sports festival, which is watched by many people around the world. According to Statista’s website, it was recorded that 3.6 billion people watched the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  This year, the summer event is to b...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on by the mobile app, the caucuses still proved to be a critical part of American politics.  In t...

Board of Education continues superintendent search, anticipates naming candidate in March

Board of Education continues superintendent search, anticipates naming candidate in March

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

January 29, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) is continuing its nationwide search for a new superintendent who will resume the responsibilities of Interim Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on July 1. The BOE previously disclosed that the candidate will be named on March 18, and that date is expected to be upheld as of...

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga are often unrealistic. These far-fetched goals exert unnecessary pressure on you to achieve like...

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Governour’s Ball announced a new age policy on Nov. 25 that prohibits attendees under 18 years of age from attending the 2020 Governour’s Ball music festival. Under-age attendees can accompany adults, but each adult is required to bring a valid form of ID and can only bring two under-age attendee...

ACT test change allows students to retake individual exam sections

ACT test change allows students to retake individual exam sections

Emily Stone '20, Business Manager

October 12, 2019

The ACT announced Tuesday that students will be allowed to retake individual sections of the exam starting Sept. 2020. According to USA Today News, for a fee, students will be able to retake specific subjects where they did poorly. In the past, students would have to reregister, repay, and retake...

Calls for Trump’s impeachment are baseless

Calls for Trump’s impeachment are baseless

Sam Zuckerman '21

June 12, 2019

The release of the Mueller report has only further entrenched people’s support or opposition of President Donald Trump on all sides of the political spectrum. Trump opposers argue that his unreported meetings with Russian officials and the firing of James Comey are evidence of conspiracy to collude and ...

Curriculum changes and priorities control Board of Education meeting

Curriculum changes and priorities control Board of Education meeting

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

November 11, 2014

On the night of Nov. 10, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) convened in the Staples cafeteria to discuss state changes to the high school curriculum for the class of 2020. In addition, the BOE discussed the productivity and efficiency study from the National Executive Service Corps (NESC.) Director of Secondary Education James D’Amico talked about integrating STE...

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