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Fight pandemic boredom: listen to online concerts

Concert viewing goes online, with viewers across the world enjoying virtual music festivals streaming on their tv, laptop and even their phones.

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are self-quarantining to slow the spread of this contagious disease. As the stay-at-home orders extended from weeks into months, many people began to struggle with feelings of disassociation, boredom and anxiety.  Activities such as playing on your PS2, tr...

Music festivals postponed due to COVID-19

Full statement from Goldenvoice regarding the postponing of Stagecoach and Coachella.

Chelsea Strober '21

March 14, 2020

Spring music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach were postponed on Tuesday, March 10, because organizers were concerned about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The cancellation of these festivals has raised concern that the Governors Ball music festival in Randall's Island, New York...

The SoNo Collection celebrates Leap Day

Grammy-Award winning pop duo, A Great Big World, performs at SoNo collection for Leap Year festival.

Lauren Hassell '22 and Maria Krug '22

March 10, 2020

festival from Maria Eduarda Krug on Vimeo.

Chowdafest brings New England delicacy to Westport

Chowdafest-goers stand in line to sample chowder from Our House Bistro, a restaurant in Winooski, Vermont. Photo by Jack Dennison '21.

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

On a windy, but mysteriously warm October day at the lawn of Sherwood Island, people come together from all around the town, the state and the region to indulge in something that they love. They bring muffin tins to hold cups, and they stand in 10-minute lines to be able to try a delicacy of New England...

Festival strengthens local community

FLYING HIGH: Four hot air balloons were stationed at the festival offering rides ranging from three to five minutes long. The hot air balloons came from a multitude of companies such as SkyScapes, whose representative has been in the balloon business for 30 years. Whether the balloons could fly or not was completely up to the weather and the intensity of the winds. Photo by Giselle Oldani '22.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight. Decorated in the colors of the rainbow, the balloons bounced up into the sky and gently fell back do...

Rolling Loud adopts new bag policy

Rolling Loud will now only allow small clear bags into the festival, other types of bags are prohibited.

Mia Daignault ’20

October 4, 2019

Beginning with the Rolling Loud music festival, a new bag policy has been enacted for all U.S. festivals as a safety precaution. There are no backpacks, purses or bags allowed unless they are 12" x 6" x 12, are clear plastic, vinyl and not manufactured by skin from animals. Festival goers may also bring...

Slice of Saugatuck

The Slice of Saugatuck was both a kid and adult-friendly festival. All ages found something that interested them. The festival-goers walked with smiles on their faces and food in their hands.

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer and Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019


St. Lucia Celebration shines a light on Swedish culture in Connecticut

St. Lucia Celebration shines a light on Swedish culture in Connecticut

Eliza Barr ’21

December 23, 2018

For a brief moment, I’d completely forgotten I was in Westport at all. Instead, standing in the back of the fully packed Christ & Holy Trinity Church as two dozen or so kids stood on stage beginning the St. Lucia festival, I felt I had been transported halfway across the globe to Sweden. St. Lucia,...

Governor’s Ball music festival takes over Randall’s Island

Governor’s Ball music festival takes over Randall’s Island

June 15, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19  and Amanda Kaplowitz ’19  

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