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Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Melanie Lust '19

February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty quickly prioritize and figure out what the things are that I'm going to want to chase across the fi...

Trump announces new tariffs on steel and aluminum

Trump announces new tariffs on steel and aluminum

April 6, 2018

By Seth McCoy '19 President Trump announced new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on March 1, 2018, in an attempt to aid the declining American markets. Taxing 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, the tariffs aim to increase domestic steel and aluminum production and “level the pla...

Our country has been submerged in the waters of abomination

Our country has been submerged in the waters of abomination

November 22, 2016

By: Ian Bernstein '18 Dear America, I don’t understand. Please don’t leave me; I have nowhere to go, no one else to turn to. The recent breach of troubled waters in your democratic foundation has changed you. You’re unrecognizable. I have been blindsided by the regressive values which...

Volkswagen scandal surprises students

Volkswagen scandal surprises students

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

On Sept. 23, 2015 Volkswagen admitted that over 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide were fitted with an algorithm to fool regulators. These regulators were meant to measure the amount of nitrogen oxide that the cars emitted, but when the cars weren’t in a test situation, the regulators switched off, re...

Merging Local Merchants with Save the Children

Merging Local Merchants with Save the Children

May 13, 2011

Matthew Lev ’12 has created a plan to get local merchants involved in raising money for Save the Children. Lev wanted to raise money for the organization and help local businesses by encouraging people to shop. While volunteering weekly at Save the Children, Lev approached his supervisor, J...

Tough Economy Brings Budget Struggle

Tough Economy Brings Budget Struggle

January 25, 2011

As the existing education budget for Westport Public Schools represents 63.7 percent of the entire town budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011, or nearly $111 million, its revision concerns many organizations and individuals supported by the school system. In addition, continuing unrest in the general economy has lead to various calls for budge...

Don't Be Scared Off: New Documentary "Inside Job" is Essential Viewing

Don't Be Scared Off: New Documentary "Inside Job" is Essential Viewing

November 18, 2010

Let’s just get this straight before we move any further. I am a normal kid. I love “Jackass 3-D”and even“Harold and Kumar.” While I may love those guilty pleasure movies, there is still much room in my heart for educational documentaries, and the new film “Inside Job” is no exception. Yes, I...

Two Senate Hopefuls Duel It Out In Fairfield County's Only Senate Debate

Two Senate Hopefuls Duel It Out In Fairfield County's Only Senate Debate

October 18, 2010

Jamie Wheeler-Roberts '13 Staff Writer Two senate hopefuls Linda McMahon of the Republican Party and Richard Blumenthal of the Democratic Party went head to head at the Continental Manor, in Norwalk, Conn. In Fairfield County’s only senate debate. The two candidates, who wish to take over the seat ...

Regardless of Ideology, a Healthcare Overhaul is Necessary

Regardless of Ideology, a Healthcare Overhaul is Necessary

March 21, 2010

Jack Hennessy '10 Web Sports Editor Not always was Theodore Roosevelt as revered as he is today. In fact, during his first term, he was labeled a dangerously free-spirited socialist. In the end however, Roosevelt brought calm and confidence to a fragile nation in the wake of President McKinley’s ...

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