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As upcoming juniors decide where they will apply to college, it’s important that they don’t rule out colleges just because they’re “unrealistic.”

Advice for juniors: The 25-50-25 rule is not a universal mantra

Jason Stein '22, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Acceptance rates, rankings, location, cost and so on. By the time college application season approaches, these buzzwords infiltrate the everyday conversations of anxious high school juniors. As high...

Acceptance rates for the class of 2026 reach an all time low due to miscalculated yields and over-enrollment.

Class of 2026 acceptance rates plummet

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

For the class of 2026, college acceptance among the top 100 colleges is at an all-time low according to U.S. News. Last year, Northeastern University’s acceptance rate was 18%. This year it’s 7%. Northeastern...

Hulu series “The Dropout” follows the life of Elizabeth Holmes and how she established a successful startup with craftful deception.

‘The Dropout’ unveils the lies of a $9 billion startup through a bingeworthy Hulu series

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

When most people think of college dropouts that have created startups, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg often come to mind. But what if I told you that a Stanford dropout created a way to test over 100 conditions...

Westport’s blog “06880” turns 13 years old, and its founder Dan Woog hasn’t missed a single day of posting.

06880’s anniversary – After 13 years, Woog’s infectious smile never fades

Jason Stein '22, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Since 2009, Dan Woog has written over 14,000 posts, never missing a single day.  Yes, that means that Westport’s very own beloved ‘06880’ blog has become a teenager. Although Woog is no teenager...

Westport restaurants are now able to permanently offer outside seating as long as it does not exceed 75% of their indoor space.

Westport allows restaurants to increase year-round outdoor dining

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer March 21, 2022

Westport restaurants are now able to utilize outdoor dining year-round.  Originally, Westport businesses were given the ability to offer outdoor dining as a tool to survive in the COVID-19 pandemic....

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, 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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