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Eric Starbuck discusses Ebola at Westport Library

Eric Starbuck discusses Ebola at Westport Library

Larissa Lieberson, Justine Seligson, Social Media Manager, Photo Editor

November 30, 2014

On November 25, 2014, Eric Starbuck spoke at the Westport Public Library on the Ebola virus. Starbuck, who works for the Save the Children Foundation, recently returned from Mali where he worked with Ebola. Recently, Ebola has sparked huge worry across the nation because of its extremely deathly consequences and harsh symptoms. “The thing that’s so scary...

Why we will survive the Ebola outbreak

Why we will survive the Ebola outbreak

Jennifer Gouchoe, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

We’re all going to die. It’s just a given: the world is going to be consumed by Ebola, and millions of people will die off in a “Contagion”-esque manner. Especially now since Ebola has reached New York City, Staples, along with every other school, office building, store and household in...

Ebola reaches New York

Ebola reaches New York

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

A resident of New York City was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, Oct. 23 following his return from West Africa, where he was helping to treat Ebola patients. According to CNN, Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea on Oct. 17, but did not show any symptoms of the virus until Oct. 23.  He is...

News can be good too

News can be good too

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor

October 21, 2014

Human nature attracts us to horrible things. We’re instantly drawn to the stories about murders, disease, and disasters. A news reporter can announce a huge donation to a charity, a miraculous recovery or the newest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and we’ll just stare at the screen as it goes...

Obama cancels rally in Bridgeport for Ebola meeting

Obama cancels rally in Bridgeport for Ebola meeting

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

President Obama cancelled his trip to Bridgeport, Connecticut on Wednesday, Oct. 15 due to an urgent meeting with government officials about the Ebola crisis. He was planning on visiting Bridgeport’s Central High School Wednesday evening for a Governor Malloy rally. Many Bridgeport students,...

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

October 14, 2014

On Oct. 8, Gov. Dannel Malloy introduced an Ebola preemptive, granting public health officials the authority to quarantine any suspected persons infected with, exposed to, or showing symptoms of the Ebola virus. Since Thomas Eric Duncan’s account of Ebola, in Dallas, Texas, hospitals and health officers around the United States have been working day an...

World briefs

Alix Sommers and Megan Root, Staff Writer and News Editor

October 12, 2014

ISIS  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State, is a radical Islamist group with a declared mission to create an Islamic State, a nation with Islamic law and government, according to BBC News. The Huffington Post estimates at least 13,000 square miles are under ISIS control...

The stigmatization of Africans over Ebola

The stigmatization of Africans over Ebola

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

October 9, 2014

The ugly truth is when Africa is mentioned people think of a disease-infested continent filled with poverty and uncivilized people. The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa hasn’t helped Africans from being stigmatized in the slightest. My family is from Somalia, a country in East Africa. A...

Westport resident heads UN effort to fight Ebola

Westport resident heads UN effort to fight Ebola

Jane Levy, Features Editor

October 9, 2014

While Ebola, the deadly epidemic that has stolen and is threatening many lives, is a worldwide quandary, Westport’s own Anthony Banbury, father of James ’16 and Sawyer ’18, is leading the United Nations’ mission to fight Ebola in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone Africa. According to Centers for ...

World Briefs

World Briefs

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2014

Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was originally founded by members of al Qaeda in 2006, but al Qaeda renounced ties to ISIS in February after constant fighting between leaders. Since then, the terror group has risen to power, according to CNN. ISIS posted videos onto YouTube in ...

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