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In 2012, Northwestern University researchers Hajo Adam and Adam D. Galinsky studied the psychological effects of clothing choices on mindset and performance. They coined the term ‘enclothed cognition’ to represent the relationship between the symbolic meaning of clothing and its wearer’s thoughts and performance.

Putting more effort into outfit amplifies productivity, boosts confidence

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor September 20, 2022

POV: it’s a Monday morning in April 2020 and your first period class is in 10 minutes. You pull on your sweatshirt and log onto Zoom—all without leaving your bed. Sound familiar?  For the Class...

The summer of 2022 is the first since the onset of the pandemic that is free of COVID-19 travel restrictions, with over 50% of the U.S. population vaccinated.

Students express excitement towards varying summer plans

Mishael Gill ’23 and Margot Richlin '23, Paper Managing Editor and Audience Engagement Manager June 7, 2022

As the calendar flips to June, students sigh in impatience, shuffling their feet from class to class. There’s an air of anticipation in the air, as the focus on school shifts to discussions about beach...

Sophie Alcyone ’22 (left) and Sasha Maskoff ’22 (right) attended the CAS Awards ceremony on April 5 in Plantsville, Connecticut. The CAS awards their Outstanding Arts Award based on demonstrated scholarship and leadership across the realm of visual and performing arts. Two students from each member school are awarded annually, and students must be referred by teachers.

Seniors Maskoff, Alcyone, win 27th annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) recognized Sasha Maskoff ’22 and Sophie Alycone ’22 for their artistic excellence at the 27th Annual High School Arts Awards on April 5. The CAS awards...

In the 1990s, Oligarchs emerged as young entrepreneurs with formidable connections to Russias new government, led by President Boris Yeltsin. Their rapid financial growth allowed them to become mega-billionaires with considerable influence within the government.

The U.S. needs to sanction Russian oligarchs, not the Russian people

Mishael Gill ’23 , Paper Features Editor March 30, 2022

“Now, I am almost 45 years old; today, my age stopped when the hearts of more than 100 children stopped beating. I see no sense in life if it cannot stop the deaths.” These were President Zelensky’s...

With a robust menu and ideal location, The Whale Tea’s Westport location is attracting many customers. The menu features numerous add-ons and customizations to cater to a wide variety of tastes.

The Whale Tea arrives in Westport, satisfies bubble tea cravings

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Features Editor February 16, 2022

The Whale Tea recently opened up doors at Compo Shopping Center, in the center of Westport. The nearest location used to be in Fairfield’s Heritage Square, a considerable trek away. Craving an evening...

Haskell is the Senate Chairman of the joint Transportation Committee, Vice Chairman of the Government Administration & Elections Committee and serves on several other state committees.

Haskell seeks intermission from Senate position to begin law school

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Features Editor January 6, 2022

Senator Will Haskell announced Jan. 3 that he will not be running for reelection and plans to take a break from public service to pursue law school. “There are a lot of exciting things going on, but...

Much of Alex Jones’ content has been taken down by big tech companies such as Youtube, Facebook and Apple, who all cited hate speech and glorification of violence as their primary motives for doing so. Jones has frequently used dehumanizing language when speaking about the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and Muslims.

Political polarization is resulting in loss of empathy, humanity

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Features Editor November 24, 2021

Ask any decade-long Connecticut resident what comes to mind when they hear Dec. 14, 2012. Most will recall the tragic Sandy Hook Shooting that took the lives of 20 children and six adults. And yet,...

Owner Chris Marcocci invites artists from around the community to come perform and showcase their art on the patio. Contact information is on their website localtomarket.com.
Photo by Mishael Gill 23.

Local To Market opens up downtown, paves the way for sustainable businesses

Mishael Gill '23 and Kiswa Khan '23 September 20, 2021

Local to Market, a new addition to downtown Westport, is a unique store featuring local goods sourced from farms and small food brands around Connecticut. Owner Chris Marcocci is all about community. “The...

This year, Muslims are fasting through the month of April until May 13. While congregating in mosques for prayer remains unsafe due to Covid-19, Muslims are keeping the community spirit alive this Ramadan by delivering contactless iftars (the traditional dinner to break fast) to houses of friends and family.

Yes, not even water: a Muslim student reflects on Ramadan

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Features Editor April 27, 2021

I blearily stumble out of bed and fumble around for my phone to silence the aggravatingly ear-piercing alarm emitting from it. It reads 4:00 am. Heading into the kitchen, I carefully pour a glass of water...

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