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College students returning home for Thanksgiving poses great threat

College students coming home for Thanksgiving does not only pose a threat to our Westport community, but also communities all around the nation, something universities should take into consideration before sending students home.
November 10, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge once again, a highly contested question of whether it is safe to send college students back home during Thanksgiving break is on  the minds of many.  As someone who currently...

COVID-19 introduces changes to the guidance department

Among other adjustments being made, the guidance department is now active on Twitter, posting updates regularly on their feed to keep students informed.
November 8, 2020

Like many things in and outside of Staples, the guidance department looks different this fall due to COVID-19. The counselors have made accommodations to help students in a safe and organized fashion.  This...

COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors
October 7, 2020

Everyone knows the infamous college application process: students take their SAT and ACTs, meet with college representatives, visit all prospective colleges and then make their decision. But for high school...

COVID-19 guidelines at colleges generate mixed emotions

Fairfield University has new rules and requirements due to COVID-19, one being having to wear a mask at all times.
September 29, 2020

Throughout months of social distancing and taking precautions to avoid COVID-19, there has been much uncertainty surrounding whether students should return to school. Some schools decided to become fully...

Gap-years become increasingly popular amid COVID-19 limitations

Gap-years become increasingly popular amid COVID-19 limitations
September 26, 2020

After a day of virtual classes and meeting professors online, college students put on their masks and voyage across campus to the closest cafeteria for some grab-and-go food, returning back to their single-bed...

NCAA new rule change is just the start of what’s to come for college athletes

May 30, 2020

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SAT tests must return or applying to college will be a challenge

Although it is hard to think of a way to resume SAT testing during this pandemic, we must find a way or else both colleges and students will endure the consequences.
May 15, 2020

As the coronavirus keeps life at a standstill, not only has education halted, but the option to take SAT tests has also stopped. This presents a dilemma to students looking to apply to college next year....

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released
May 14, 2020

New rules have been created regarding sexual assault on college campuses, the most notabe that victims can be cross-examined during hearings. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced this new rule...

Corona disrupts college decisions for seniors

May 11, 2020

For the past three years, seniors have eagerly awaited for May 1, 2020: a day where they could represent their selected post-high school plans, confident in their choices. For the class of 2020,...

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their...

Colleges become test-optional, relieving students of excess stress

Although standardized testing has been postponed due to these unprecedented circumstances, students still feel the impending stress of working to achieve a higher score. Students utilize textbooks to practice their skills.
April 20, 2020

As the 2020 college admissions year comes to a close, aspiring juniors look onward to their upcoming year of the Common Application and the College Board with one noticeable change. Standardized test scores...

Virtual tours inadequately replace college tour experience

Dominican colleges walking virtual tour. Students are being forced to base their college decision on a simple video like this one.
March 26, 2020

Between Spring break, prom, college decision day and graduation, this time of year is packed with important social events for students. The coronavirus has caused a push for social distancing and self-quarantines,...

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