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“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M. Danforth is a fictional portrayal of the journey of a gay girl as she endures the trials of conversion therapy.

Queer Books: Representation in literature provides sense of identity to readers

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director November 18, 2022

Many may not realize it, but all around us are people and media who portray straight relationships and effectively act as guides (for better or worse) for heterosexual roles in society. So, for those like...

No relationship is perfect, yet the many inappropriate, bigoted traits her characters posess could be destructive to the youth

Colleen Hoover’s lack of viewer discretion harms audience

Ava Coyle ’25, Paper Opinions Editor September 23, 2022

*contains spoilers and trigger warnings Since the new school year has begun I have been hearing talk of Colleen Hoover’s books. Hoover is an icon in the young adult romance book genre. She is popular...

Horror panel of John Palisano, Gus Moreno, Lorien Lawrence, Clay McLeod Chapman and Eric LoRocca talking about their experiences writing Horror

Westport Library hosts annual Storyfest

Matthew Stashower '25, Paper Sports Editor September 21, 2022

The Westport Library held its fifth annual Storyfest from Sept. 9-10. The Library held over 40 authors from all over the country, from all different genres.  Alex Giannini, the Associate Program Director...

Some people prefer books, some people prefer sports. Students should be able to choose what activity they wish to do in the summer.

Books shouldn’t be sole summer task

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Reading? Some people love it, other people, such as myself, despise it. For many students, summer reading is a major task that students have to complete over the summer. If two books aren’t read, then...

Staples Library celebrates reading with book bracket

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director March 25, 2022

Westport Library book sale fosters academia, community

Anna Diorio '23, Arts Editor November 10, 2021

This past Columbus Day Weekend, the Westport Library held its periodic book sale. The sale offered over 40 different collections of books, ephemera, art and media. Not only was admission free for customers,...

The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores religious and ecological themes ever-more relevant to modern day. Providing unique parallels to the oftentimes villainized middle-eastern culture, its alien story can give insight on misunderstood aspects of the modern world.

Don’t miss out on the book: The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores modern themes of religious fanaticism, ecology

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will...

Dr. Seuss is best known for his rhyming childrens books with abstract characters and concepts, however in recent events, his products of racism are being remembered as well.

Dr. Seuss’s legacy receives well-deserved backlash due to racist illustrations

Isabella Rivel ’24 , Isabella Rivel ’24 March 24, 2021

Dr. Seuss’s birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day, was celebrated on March 2. Elementary school children usually read Dr. Seuss books in school, and they honor his birthday by having...

For those who do not have a readily available selection of books at home, libraries are the best place to start. Not only do they offer books on virtually any subject imaginable -- including Westport’s own downtown public library -- but libraries create the perfect peaceful environment to dig into nonfiction or get lost in a magical storyline. Besides, removing environmental factors that shutter a teenager from reading is the first step in opening the heart to books.

Today’s teens must rediscover emotional, creative outlet provided by books

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor March 5, 2021

For as long as I can remember, my family has loved books. Oh, how I would look forward to curling up with a fantasy tale that transported me through kingdoms and across vast oceans, or a striking World...

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