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PowerUpdate app intends to relieve stress about grades

The PowerUpdate app immediately notifies students when a new grade is added into PowerSchool, reducing stress from constant grade-checking.
November 2, 2020

Every high school student understands the stress of waiting for their teacher to post a grade on PowerSchool. They refresh and refresh and refresh, hoping their grade will change, but it doesn’t. For...

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.
September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

Quarantine turns people into screen addicts

The coronavirus leads to an increase in screen time.
May 3, 2020

Quarantine has started getting to my head. I actually find myself whispering to myself as if I’m expecting a response back.  In order to prevent this psychosis, I resort to going on my phone.  During...

Technology helps students overcome social distancing

The application Zoom allows many people to video chat at once and is a great way to stay in touch with friends. Many students have been using this and find it effective.
April 13, 2020

The coronavirus has closed businesses, schools and recreational locations nationwide, severing human connection as a result. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is critical...

New Amazon Go stores are destined to change America

Amazon Go Grocery opens up 26 convenience stores throughout America with “Just Walkout Technology”
March 14, 2020

Amazon, as most of the world knows, is one of the biggest enterprises alive and allows people to basically buy anything in the world and have it shipped to your door the next day. In 2020, Amazon announced...

New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

Graphic by Carly Kaplowitz '21
November 28, 2018

Updated versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro went on sale Nov. 7 after three years without updates. The MacBook Air  upgrade includes new features such as a retina display and touch...

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Smartboard shortage hinders learning
October 30, 2018

In Westport, there is one feature that defines nearly every classroom. It’s not living, nor is it figurative. Most of the time it is dark and inactive. Yet education at Staples would not be the same...

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership
October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company...

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote
September 30, 2018

By William Matar '21

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition
May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep...

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