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Movement to ban racist mascots will satisfy in the upcoming future

Countless organizations, including Dartmouth College, Stanford University, the Kansas City Chiefs, Clevland Indians, Golden State Warriors and Manchester High School have changed their outright derogatory mascots shown here. Each mascot has been changed into things with no offense to any specific ethnic group.
March 25, 2020

Dartmouth College, The Chiefs, Stanford University, Golden-State Warriors, and Manchester High School. What do each of these have in common? Each of these sports teams, colleges, and high schools have...

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

People who are 17 and under cannot enter the festival unless accompanied by an adult. This new age policy will begin next year at the 2020 music festival.
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,...

Rolling Loud adopts new bag policy

Rolling Loud will now only allow small clear bags into the festival, other types of bags are prohibited.
October 4, 2019

Beginning with the Rolling Loud music festival, a new bag policy has been enacted for all U.S. festivals as a safety precaution. There are no backpacks, purses or bags allowed unless they are 12" x 6"...

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered
January 2, 2019

As the holiday season begins, Christmas lights go up, cars drive around town with a tree tied to their roof and holiday classics seem to be on repeat. One song you may encounter this year is “Baby, It’s...

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ spreads the opposite of holiday cheer

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ spreads the opposite of holiday cheer
January 2, 2019

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, one thing that helps me get through the harsh winter season is the promise of uplifting and joyful holiday music. Whether it’s Justin Bieber singing...

Kneeling controversy continues in the NFL

Kneeling controversy continues in the NFL
October 15, 2018

By Jake Navarro '20

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”
September 20, 2018

By Reece Keusch '19 Whether we were writing the Declaration of Independence, creating the internet, ending slavery or building the Panama Canal, the United States of America has had an unprecedented...

“This is America” sheds light on controversial issues

June 18, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino, recently came out with a new song titled “This is America." Many elements of the song, from lyrics to symbols in the music video, are causing...

Innocent or Vandalism: How should we treat the hallways of Staples?

Innocent or Vandalism:  How should we treat the hallways of Staples?
October 3, 2017

By Jacob Trock '20 While walking up the ramp to the cafeteria, in plain sight, is a poster about pickleball classes. But upon looking closer, you can make out the face that makes this pickle special....

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season
May 8, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 After its popular, yet troubling debut on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” has officially been renewed for a second season. The series is an adaption of Jay Asher’s novel, which...

Split portrays controversial representation of dissociative identity disorder

Split portrays controversial representation of dissociative identity disorder
February 28, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls   At the movie theater, one may feel awed, laugh or even cry when walking out. After viewing the film Split, many viewers left the theater offended by the lack of knowledge...

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community
February 2, 2017

By Ashton Dedona '17 A local essay contest graced the headlines of Fox News, NY Daily News and CBS News, among other prominent national publications, on January 31, stirring further controversy within...

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