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Staples Radio Station, WWPT, receives multiple awards and several nominations at John Drury Awards.

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Staples’ radio network, WWPT, was nominated for and won several categories at the annual John Drury Awards over the weekend. Held at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, the award show brings...

Kindergarteners in Connecticut must turn five on or before Sept. 1 beginning the 2024 to 2025 school year. In previous years, kids young for their grade (who turn five after Sept. 1 but before Jan. 1 of their kindergarten year) have been proven to be under-prepared for school and eventually fall behind compared to their older counterparts.

New age cutoff for kindergarteners will equalize kids on social, educational levels

Demi Sasson ’25, Paper Opinions Editor October 10, 2023

Back in 2015, I met this girl at my summer camp that lived in New York, whose birthday was in mid September. I was going into third grade at the time, while she was going into second, despite the fact...

Proposed Connecticut legislation would require parental consent for social media users under the age of 16 to sign up for popular social media platforms, including but not limited to, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok.

Proposed Connecticut legislature requires parental permission for young social media users

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor March 2, 2023

Proposed Connecticut legislation would require children under the age of 16 to have parental consent to sign up for social media platforms. This would amend previous legislation that required parental...

The Connecticut lotteries sit at $59 million and $207 million, as of Nov. 13.

A penny for your thoughts: what would you do with 2 billion dollars?

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Sports Editor November 15, 2022

There are some things that most of us will never see in our lifetimes: like the view from top of Mount Everest, for example, or flying cars. Even less likely, though, is a check with nine zeros on it and...

The 2022 Annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Ariana DeBose on June 12. They will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards are awards for excellence in Broadway theater.

Bridgeport actress LaChanze nominated for Tony Award

Karlie Saed ’23, Photostory Editor June 1, 2022

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, professionally known as LaChanze in the theater industry, is an American actress, dancer and singer, who was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. LaChanze was nominated for...

The apprenticeship program focuses on the importance of safety instruction and the teaching of skills important for a career in construction and other fields.

Paving a path: Connecticut’s Pre-Apprenticeship high school program

Phoebe Miller ’23, Associate Managing Editor March 31, 2022

If someone listened in on students’ conversations with their school counselors while deciding on classes for the next year, they would hear similar stresses being voiced. “Where am I going to college?...

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving behaviors changed significantly throughout the course of the pandemic. Speeding rates increased dramatically and still have not returned to normal levels.

Connecticut sees increase in traffic-related deaths, traffic on roads

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Connecticut has recently experienced a 16% increase in traffic-related deaths, indicated by data from the state Department of Transportation. As of Nov. 12, there were 290 cases of traffic-related deaths...

Recently, Bedford Middle School was announced as one of the  top 10 middle schools in the state.

Bedford ranked eighth on top middle schools list in Connecticut

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer November 1, 2021

Recently, U.S. News released a list of the top middle schools in each state, including Connecticut. On the Nutmeg State’s list, Bedford Middle School (BMS) ranked eighth on the list with Coleytown Middle...

The recent passage of a bill in Connecticut’s State Senate has reignited debate about whether or not to legalize recreational cannabis use. If the bill passes the house, Connecticut will become the 17th state to legalize recreational cannabis use.

Legalization of cannabis is necessary, overdue

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor June 11, 2021

In Connecticut, the sale of cannabis can result in a prison sentence of 20 years, an absurd amount of time to be lost in one’s life. Cannabis legalization has long been a topic of interest in the United...

Washington, Connecticut offers “Gilmore Girls” fans a glimpse into what life would be like in Stars Hollow, showcasing its businesses, history and camaraderie.

Washington, Connecticut transports fans to “Gilmore Girls” universe

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021

The 2000s hit show, “Gilmore Girls,” is set in the quaint, fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut--adored for its close-knit community, quirky businesses and New England charm. Although Stars...

With Westport now classified as an orange town, capacity will revert back to Phase 2.1 regulations as opposed to Phase 3.

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Natalie Bandura '22, Editor In-Chief May 27, 2021

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Connecticut travel guidelines have been updated to be less strict, and to include options for those who have been vaccinated. These updated guidelines are less restrictive, while remaining safe.

Updated travel guidelines prove effective, safe

Audrey Kercher '23, Web Arts Editor May 6, 2021

As the vaccine rolls out all over the country, Americans are beginning to feel more safe returning to daily life. One activity that has been missed during the pandemic is traveling. Although COVID-19 is...

Connecticut must protect problem gamblers when legalizing online gambling

Connecticut must protect problem gamblers when legalizing online gambling

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff writer April 24, 2021

Two years ago, a friend of mine told me that they had blown nearly $600 betting on the Super Bowl. At the time I laughed it off, but after I found out that he burned through nearly $2,000 on other sporting...

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