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68% of colleges list “demonstrated interest” as considered or having higher weight in the admissions process

Colleges need to abolish ‘demonstrated interest’ factor in admissions process

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

Demonstrated interest. It’s a vague phrase that encapsulates the assessment of an applicants’ interest in attending a certain college. According to a survey done by the National Association of College...

Throughout early December, several schools in Fairfield County have seen misleading threats against high schools, most recently, Greenwich High School.

Fairfield County schools experience surge of threats

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

A threatening message, which the police labeled as ‘disturbing’ was found in a Greenwich High School bathroom early Thursday morning, Dec. 9. With the involvement of the Greenwich Police Department,...

Jen Tooker and Andrea Moore’s plans as they take office as First and Second Selectwomen elects.

Republicans elected to First and Second Selectwomen seats

Jason Stein '22, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Jennifer Tooker and Andrea Moore will be sworn in as Westport’s first and second select women as of Nov. 12, 2021. After a tight race, according to Westportct.gov, the pair won by a mere 69 votes on...

 A typical crowded cafeteria kitchen during lunch wave one

Lunch rotations fail to adhere to social distancing measures

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Walking through the cafeteria in wave one or two to grab Jerk Chicken, I often forget whether I’m a student or inside a pack of sardines. It’s no surprise that oftentimes, lunch can get really busy...

Horticulture teacher Cecilia Duffy encourages environmentalism within Westport.

Death of Bear 211 encourages environmentalism within Westport community

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

As the three month anniversary of Bear 211’s death comes near, new discussions about wildlife protection have rallied Westport residents to take action. Before dying of a hit-and-run, Bear 211 - a...

Due to a policy change from the CT Department of Public Health, starting on Oct. 20, vaccinated high school and middle school teachers will have the option to remove their masks during class.

Mask restrictions lifted for vaccinated teachers

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

Staples High School teachers are no longer required to wear masks in the classroom, starting on Oct. 20. The CT Department of Public Health is permitting this option for all vaccinated teachers of grades...

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