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The Westport Police Department will host Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Westport Center for Senior Activities on April 30 from 10am to 2pm. Since its creation, the event has removed nearly 15 million pounds from circulation.

Westport Police partners with DEA for Prescription Drug Take Back Day 

Giselle Oldani, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

The Westport Police Department participated in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30 from 10am to 2pm at the Westport Center for...

Farms in Wilton, Weston and Westport are holding a medical supply drive to support Ukraine citizens. The desired supplies include hand warmers, burn gel, first-aid kits and oxygen canisters.

Farms across Connecticut host medical supply drive for Ukraine

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor March 17, 2022

The Ambler Farm in Wilton, Lachat Town Farm in Weston and Wakeman Town Farm in Westport banded together to host a medical supply drive for Ukrainian citizens. The farms are asking for supplies from this...

Whether it’s the acceptance rates that are unrepresentative of what happens to Staples students, rampant grade inflation or the wildly different student profiles of each school, the college admissions process is impossible to fully control or predict.

College admissions revealed to be incredibly subjective, random 

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor March 15, 2022

For a few weeks in February, I bided my time waiting for college decisions by analyzing the Naviance scattergrams, binging college decision reaction videos and looking up the rankings and acceptance rates...

Firefighters work to extinguish the blaze, which originated under the roof’s sheathing, on top of the National Hall building in Westport. Westport and Norwalk departments collaborated on this effort.

Fire erupts at National Hall; multiple departments respond

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor February 17, 2022

The Westport Fire Department received calls of a building fire at 2 Post Rd W around 3:50 p.m. on Feb.15. Arriving units reported heavy smoke from the roof of the three-story building. Firefighters searched...

My grandmother, Miriam Barros (left), and my mother, Jacqueline Passios (right), on a beach in Recife about 14 years into the dictatorship. Just two years after this photo was taken, Brazil held the first direct election for governor since the military regime started. According to Folha de S.Paulo, 48 million voters went to the polls.

Recognizing your American privilege: Why we are blessed to live in the US

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor January 3, 2022

In the spring of 1964, the Brazilian Armed Forces overthrew President João Goulart, establishing a military dictatorship in Brazil that would last 20 years. My mother, a child at the time, began to hear...

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reported 11 fentanyl-laced marijuana overdose cases in July, nine in August, nine in September and 10 in October. The cases occurred all over Connecticut with no apparent pattern. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, just two milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose.

Connecticut Department of Public Health warns of fentanyl-laced marijuana spike

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor November 24, 2021

Officials from the Connecticut Overdose Response Strategy and the Department of Public Health issued a warning last week concerning a rise in marijuana laced with fentanyl. In the past four months, the...

As shown by the statistics above, polarization is running rampant in today’s political climate. In order to keep our nation unified, we must respond by improving our stances rather than only denouncing others’.

Biden’s Connecticut visit alludes to severity of today’s political polarization

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor October 28, 2021

When President Joe Biden visited a child care center in Hartford, Connecticut on Oct. 15, he faced “yelling, cursing [and] the F-bomb,” according to Gov. Ned Lamont. These protestors were in the presence...

The girls second floor bathroom was vandalized on Sept. 23. The perpetrator(s), who has not yet been identified, peeled paint off the stall walls, broke the toilet seat and drew a sexually explicit image on the stall door.

Girls bathroom vandalized, administration searches for perpetrators

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor September 25, 2021

The second-floor girls bathroom was reported vandalized on Sept. 23. A piece of the toilet seat was broken off and thrown into the toilet, paint was peeled off the stall and spread across the floor and...

Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year

Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor June 15, 2021  

A woman kneels with flowers to pay tribute to the 10 victims of the Boulder, Colorado shooting on March 22.

Silence towards this year’s shootings due to oversaturation of violence, shallow trendy activism

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor April 5, 2021

When Colorado citizens went to King Soopers for their Monday afternoon grocery haul, they were completely unaware of what was about to take place. They did not know a man would enter the store, strapped...

Westport Animal Control offers dogs for adoption

Giselle Oldani '22 March 5, 2021

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