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As the price of regular unleaded gas rises nationally, prices in Connecticut rise as well.

Gas prices in Connecticut spike to record highs

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

Average gas prices hit record highs in Connecticut on Wednesday May 11, as diesel gas reached an all-time high of $6.325 and unleaded regular hit $4.371, according to AAA. According to,...

While the messy divorce between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian has been viewed as nothing but celebrity drama by many, West’s actions prove to be abusive. This apathy sets a precedent for public figures, that abuse is okay as long as it’s against celebrities and their families.

Kanye West’s harassment of Kim Kardashian normalizes abuse

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer April 3, 2022

A man threatened and harassed his ex-wife’s new boyfriend, publicized every moment of their custody battle online, chose to live directly across the street to be near her, shared screenshots of private...

Juniors, parents make senior parking lots unsafe

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

On Tuesday, I dropped to my knees in the Staples Tennis parking lot in complete shock and dismay at the calamity that lay before me. I had heard stories and warnings from those who had faced similar events...

Despite the various human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government, the United States didn’t pull out its Olympic team, instead opting to enact a diplomatic boycott. This decision didn’t fulfill the United States’ responsibility to uphold human rights internationally.

United States diplomatic boycott insults victims of abuse from Chinese government

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

The United States is widely regarded to be a global superpower, a powerful nation that can exert enough military, political and economic power to persuade nations to take important actions they wouldn't...

As the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Westport has increased rapidly to 253 new cases from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, Westport Public Schools has put into place a temporary online learning option for symptomatic and vulnerable students.

Westport Public Schools to adopt temporary remote learning option for symptomatic, vulnerable students

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Westport Public Schools are planning to include a remote option for students who have symptoms of COVID-19 as of Jan. 28. This decision came along with news from the Connecticut Department of Public that...

Due to the stigma surrounding men’s skincare, men are often forced into a lose-lose situation in which they are mocked both for having acne and for trying to take care of their skin. To end this stigma, skincare must be seen as gender-neutral tools rather than feminine products.

Stigma around men’s skincare must be upended

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22 November 24, 2021

Growing up, I noticed that skincare was often a taboo subject among men. Conversations regarding moisturizers, face washes and toners were often shot down near-instantly by homophobic and sexist remarks....

Since 2011, the University of Connecticut Football team has not had a single winning season. As Connecticut’s national representative for sports, UConn must improve their record and financial practices for the sake of state pride.

UConn Football Team poorly represents Connecticut

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Since Connecticut does not have a notable professional sports team, our main athletic representative on the national stage is the University of Connecticut. Over 100 students from Staples are accepted...

Despite Nestlé’s documented history of slavery, child endangerment and water theft, Staples continues to sell Nestlé Pure Life water bottles in the cafeteria. It is time for Staples to stand up against the injustices that Nestlé has committed and stop selling their products.

Staples must stop stocking the cafeteria with Nestlé products

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

Nestlé is a company that has been part of my life since I was a toddler. I remember getting really excited for king-size Butterfinger and Kit-Kat bars on Halloween, begging my dad for Nesquik chocolate...

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