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Social studies teachers approach election education with confidence

Maya Hruskar ’23, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

The November election is coming soon, and everyone can feel it. A global pandemic, nationwide protests and, arguably, more political polarization than has ever been seen in recent history. With all this unrest, the divisive debate of who should be President has breached everybody’s lives. This begs t...

Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor

May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register as a member of a political party must do so by Aug. 10. In order to vote in a primary, Connecticut voters must be registered as members of that primary’s party. ...

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor

May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was met with various reactions from the Westport community.  “The country needs to...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on by the mobile app, the caucuses still proved to be a critical part of American politics.  In t...

Student votes sway democratic primary

Student votes sway democratic primary

Mia Daignault '20 and Abby Fleming '20

March 4, 2020

Yang distinguishes himself through plan for American democracy

Andrew Yang addresses a crowd of supporters at a gun violence event in Des Moines, Iowa. He supports creating an effective nationwide gun licensing program, banning assault weapons and supporting the mentally ill to prevent gun violence.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

January 15, 2020

I’m sick of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m sick of the Tweets, I’m sick of the poor policy and I’m sick of utter chaos from our federal government. But I’m also sick of talking about Trump. In order to stop talking about him, we need to beat him. There are over a dozen Democrats currently...

Michael Bloomberg could save 2020 presidential election

Michael Bloomberg could save 2020 presidential election

Reilly Caldwell ’20, Features Paper Editor

December 18, 2019

Since I will be 18 in the next election, I am trying to be more involved in the 2020 presidential race now that I have a responsibility to vote. But as somebody who considers herself to be an Independent, I have a hard time finding candidates I like.  However, since the former New York mayor Mic...

Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Lia Chen '20

November 8, 2018

At the climax of election season, many voters turn to the news for an objective report of candidates’ policies and standings. But not all newspapers choose to remain unbiased, and some even choose to  endorse specific political candidates. The Hartford Courant has a long standing tradition of endo...

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut is one of many protected areas that the state legislature could sell off without public consent.

Melanie Lust '19

November 5, 2018

This election day, Connecticut voters will scratch away at the checkboxes for their preferred gubernatorial, Senate and State Senate candidates. But this year's ballot offers more than a list of names. It will feature a proposed amendment that could decide the fate of Connecticut's environment. To m...

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to my simple life, and her allusion to “Romeo and Juliet” could not have flown further over my head...

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

October 1, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19   Former President Barack Obama announced his endorsement of state Senate candidate Will Haskell ’14 on Twitter on Monday Oct. 1. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to e...

Trump deservedly earns the title of Time’s Person of the Year

Trump deservedly earns the title of Time's Person of the Year

December 21, 2016

By: Melanie Lust'19; Assistant Creative Director On December 7th, Time Magazine announced its choice for Person of the year - and, to no one's surprise, it's Donald J. Trump. From this choice immediately stemmed an outpouring of hatred, anger, and anti-Trump sentiment aimed directly at the magazine....

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