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COVID-19 prompts standardized testing cancellations

Multiple standardized testing dates have been cancelled in test centers across the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and many are not planned to reschedule.

Lucy Arrow '21, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

Multiple standardized testing dates have been cancelled in test centers across the country due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and many are not planned to reschedule.  These cancelled tests include Connecticut’s in-school March SAT, the April ACT, March SAT and May SAT. The April ACT, the only test res...

Stop & Shop adjusts hours to accommodate patrons ages 60 and over

Stop & Shop added a window of time from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM for customers ages 60 and over to shop alone, effective March 19, as this age group is highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Emma Van Riper ’20, Social Media Director

March 23, 2020

Stop & Shop added a window of time from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM for customers ages 60 and over to shop alone, effective March 19, as this age group is highly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The store hours for the rest of customers will be from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM, which will give wor...

Distance Learning fills the void

On March 16, Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. sent a video regarding updates on e-learning to Staples’ students and parents. In the video, Thomas reassured students the program would allow the continuation of their education during the disruption of Staples’ closure.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

March 23, 2020

Staples High School and many other schools around the world have been forced to take up e-Learning, whether students are ready for the transition or not. In the midst of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, schools have been urged to close their doors. These closures that may last days, weeks or even...

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Margot Stack ’22, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all restaurants, movie theatres, gyms and bars to close in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the Hartford Courant. In addition, President Trump has confined all gatherings to less than 10 people.  Starting Monday night, local restaurants will be restricted to food de...

WWHD finishes off COVID-19 testing supplies, terminates testing

WWHD finishes off COVID-19 testing supplies, terminates testing

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

March 19, 2020

The Westport-Weston Health District (WWHD) ran out of COVID-19 testing supplies and was forced to terminate testing for the purpose of tracing residents who may have come in contact with the virus. “The WWHD is no longer attempting to trace individuals who might have come into contact with the virus,...

What to do when corona affects your money

The stock market plummets and rises during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

March 19, 2020

Starting a few weeks ago, the stock market began rapidly plummeting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Headlines across the world read how the stock market has not been this volatile since the downfall in 1987 and how Dow Jones has fallen thousands of points. In simple terms, people are freaking...

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

Students began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17. Teachers assign work through platforms such as Google Classroom and Schoology. Students must complete the assignments and submit online for a grade.

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director

March 17, 2020

Westport Public Schools began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17 in order to continue teaching students while schools are closed due to COVID-19.  The district’s Distance Learning model at the high-school level requires students to complete daily assignments which are published through online platf...

SATIRE: 2020 proves an unlucky year for most, except for me

Jack Dennison ’21 shrugs off the possibility of worldwide plight and instead focuses on his lucky year thus far.
2020 proves an unlucky year for most, except for me

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

 

President Trump imposes travel ban on Europe, prompting travel cancellations in Westport

President Trump banned all travel between the U.S. and the European Union for 30 days last Wednesday, effective March 13, to help control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He later included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the ban, and advised Americans not to gather in groups of more than ten people.

Jack Dennison '21, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

President Trump banned all travel between the U.S. and the European Union for 30 days last Wednesday, effective March 13, to help control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He later included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the ban, and advised Americans not to gather in groups of more...

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