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Japan needs to postpone 2020 Olympics

Due to the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, Japan should postpone the 2020 Olympics.

Madison Andrews '20, Paper Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

The Olympic Games is a multi-sport event held every four years, each time in a different location. It is an honor for any country to be the host of this amazing global sports festival, which is watched by many people around the world. According to Statista’s website, it was recorded that 3.6 billion people watched the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  This year, the summer event is to b...

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor

February 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Health confirmed a case of the coronavirus in Boston on Feb.1.  A man contracted the virus through a visit to Wuhan, China and returned to the University of Massachusetts to immediately contact health officials.  Concerns are low, as the man is recovering at h...

Westport’s 2019 Parkinson’s Optimism Walk inspires togetherness

A portion of the optimism walk along the water at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

October 14, 2019

Parkinson’s, the life-changing disease, does not result in a simple lifestyle after one’s diagnosis. However, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) strives to provide methods to establish a communal bond between families coping with the effects of the disease.  On Saturday, Oct. 5, Sherwood...

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

NORTHERN TENDENCIES: According to CNN, in 2019, there have been cases of EEE in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Michigan. Massachusetts had the highest number of cases, 10, and North Carolina had the lowest, one. There have been fatal cases in every state except for North Carolina and New Jersey.

Giselle Oldani, Web Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has taken the life of an unnamed resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the office of governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Sept. 24. The patient was hospitalized in the middle of September and was said to be of elderly age. This death...

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Connecticut

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Connecticut

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the Connecticut state Department of Public Health (DPH) said that the first case of the Zika virus had been reported in Connecticut. This made Connecticut the 34th state to have had recorded cases of the virus. The patient, a woman in her 60s, recently traveled to an area of South Ame...

Three red filters equates to three million dollars

Three red filters equates to three million dollars

Margot Mather, Arts Editor

December 7, 2015

Many Staples kids whipped out their iPhones, switched the camera to take a selfie and snapped a picture. Now, this may sound like any other day, but every Snapchat sent with the “World Aids Day” filter immediately became a $3 donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. A new era for Sn...

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

October 29, 2010

Image via Wikipedia When the most people hear the term “oral cancer,” they usually associate it with men with yellow teeth who have smoked or chewed tobacco their entire life. What most don’t know is that people of any age or gender are susceptible to the disease, regardless of their smoking hab...

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