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Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

April 2, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '20 and Dana Perelberg '20 On March 14 a walkout took place in schools all over the United States, including in Bedford Middle School. At approximately 9:45 a.m. hundreds of students filed into the hallways. They abandoned their backpacks and binders to gather in the gym in the...

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

January 21, 2018

By Ian Bernstein '18 The government was forced to shut down early Saturday morning after senators failed to agree on a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded. Only 50 senators voted in favor of the bill, according to The New York Times. The spending measure failed to earn the ...

False nuclear alarm in Hawaii podcast

False nuclear alarm in Hawaii podcast

January 19, 2018

By Izzy Connors '18 and Charlie Colasurdo '18

Goodbye my beloved, junior year

Goodbye my beloved, junior year

June 16, 2017

By Emma Greenberg '18 Dear junior year, You were an essential part of my high school career and arguably the most important year out of all the four in high school. Therefore, I already knew before entering this academic year, that I would love you fully. I would not mind whatever obstacles you...

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

May 11, 2017

By Tori Lubin '18 & Margot Mather '17 FBI Director and former Westport resident James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 9, in the midst of Comey’s investigation of the Trump administration’s potential involvement in Russia’s hacking of the 2016 campaign. Trump...

What to do about Sean Spicer’s alternative facts

What to do about Sean Spicer's alternative facts

May 3, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '19 From lying about the size of the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration, to saying that Hitler never used chemical weapons, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has proven to be an embarrassing addition to Trump’s team. His bogus claims continue to give other countries an u...

Public school students condemn Education Secretary confirmation

Molly Mahoney '18, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney '18 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary Feb. 7 when 50 senators voted in favor of her confirmation and 50 opposed it, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast his vote as a tiebreaker. Despite party alliances, Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski...

Claire Lewin, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

Earlier this month, the Federal Drug Association (FDA) deemed KIND bars, a company that prides itself on its healthy snacks, to be unhealthy. According to the FDA, the bars contain too much saturated fat for them to authentically wear the “healthy” label that is plastered on all the products. The FDA says they are bad. Well, I say the FDA is bad. As...

A pipeline to productivity

Hundreds of protesters have opposed the drilling of the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo courtesy of MCT Campus.

Zach McCarthy, Web A&E Editor

February 14, 2015

Congress finally (sort of) agreed on something! It’s too bad it’s something Americans don’t quite agree on. This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline on a 270-152 vote. For those of you scratching your heads wondering if Keystone XL is ...

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

New Ebola preventative laid down in CT

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

October 14, 2014

On Oct. 8, Gov. Dannel Malloy introduced an Ebola preemptive, granting public health officials the authority to quarantine any suspected persons infected with, exposed to, or showing symptoms of the Ebola virus. Since Thomas Eric Duncan’s account of Ebola, in Dallas, Texas, hospitals and health officers around the United States have been working day an...

Students underwhelmed by State of the Union address

Students underwhelmed by State of the Union address

Brandon Rakowski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

Last night, Jan. 28, President Obama addressed the nation with a State of the Union address that pushed for new legislation, including raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, working with states to provide high quality public preschool education, reforming immigration and committing to American di...

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