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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...

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

Walmart announced that they will no longer sell ammunition for military-style weapons, and customers will not be allowed to carry firearms in Walmart stores. Walmart owns about 20% of the ammunition market....

#NationalSchoolWalkout

#NationalSchoolWalkout

April 25, 2018

By Layla Wofsy

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor April 21, 2018

Students walked out of class on Friday, April 20 as part of a national school walkout to protest in favor of increased gun legislation in the US. Despite warnings of unexcused absences from the administration,...

March For Our Lives: Just the beginning

March For Our Lives: Just the beginning

April 2, 2018

By Emma Van Riper ’20 and Lily Kane ’20

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and  honor lives lost

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and honor lives lost

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 6:30 PM; hundreds of students and families attended the Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil in Downtown Westport.  Following a similar march in Hartford earlier in the...

School walkout inspires political activism

School walkout inspires political activism

March 15, 2018

Tori Lubin '18 At 10:00 a.m on March 14, my biology teacher asked, “Who’s participating in the walkout?” 25 students raised themselves from 25 desks. Not a single desk was occupied after 10:00...

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

February 13, 2018

By: Mia Daignault '20 An accidental shooting occurred at Sal Castro middle school in Las Angeles on Feb.1, the third school shooting of recent weeks. Two students and two others were left minorly wounded....

Congressman Jim Himes On Mueller investigation, gun control

Congressman Jim Himes On Mueller investigation, gun control

January 9, 2018

By Ella Berg '20 Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut’s 4th District visited Westport Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 3, where he answered questions regarding current political activity and plans for...

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief June 13, 2016

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early on June 12. The casualty count makes this the worst mass shooting in recent United States...

Preventing gun violence- it’s not that simple

Preventing gun violence- it’s not that simple

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer June 1, 2016

In recent controversy on finding a solution to stopping gun violence, most anti-gun advocates focus their argument on closing the “gun show loophole” and requiring more thorough background checks;...

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief April 16, 2016

A Connecticut judge ruled on Thursday, April 14 that the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Remington was viable enough to move forward. The law, according to Superior Court...

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