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Special Education Store Teaches Students Practical Skills

April 16, 2010

Suzanne Kleine '11 Features Editor The blue and white kiosk that stands in the school rotunda is surrounded by a huge crowd of yelling students, grabbing fistfuls of spearmint gum, buying a few candy bars, or hastily stocking up on last-minute school supplies. The items that sell out the fastest...

Board of Finance Meeting on March 24 Discusses Budget Cuts

March 25, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor The March 24 Board of Finance meeting began at 6 p.m., a continuation of the preceding night's meeting. A nearly nine-hour long meeting, with discussion of the education budget lasting from approximately 8:10-2:47 p.m., the main topic of contention was the dis...

Social Studies Dept. To Go International

Social Studies Dept. To Go International

December 6, 2009

Inklings Editorial The social studies department is currently beginning a curriculum review intended to broaden the international scope of its classes and bring them more in line with state and national trends and guidelines. In an increasingly globalized world, this initiative could not hav...

Tales of the Defectors: Why Some Choose Private School

Tales of the Defectors: Why Some Choose Private School

October 8, 2009

Image by hectorir via Flickr With a public high school that is well-funded (to say the least), staffed with overly-qualified teachers, and offers many extracurricular activities, Westport does not seem likely to be a hub for private schooling. Well, it isn’t- P.J. Washenko, one of eleven guidance counselors at Staples, esti...

Students Should React More Reasonably in the Face of Economic Discussion

Students Should React More Reasonably in the Face of Economic Discussion

May 15, 2009

Alex Nitkin '10 Managing Editor If I were a random outsider who happened upon the May 4 student rally at Town Hall, I'm not sure what my first impression of the event would have been. Most likely, it would have been somewhere between "Wow, these kids are really passionate about their school" and "Wow, th...

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