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‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

June 4, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 ABC sitcom “Roseanne” was cancelled on May 29 after a racist tweet by lead actress Roseanne Barr. The tweet snarked at Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett's physical appearance, saying “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr apologized ...

Trump’s failure in discontinuing DACA is America’s triumph

Trump’s failure in discontinuing DACA is America’s triumph

May 4, 2018

By Alex Massoud '20   After months of arguing and debating, the Trump administration’s controversial efforts to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) have been denied once again. The administration will have 90 days, however, to present a new reason, and new c...

Obamacare crucial to the care of this country

Obamacare crucial to the  care of this country

January 15, 2018

By Alex Massoud '20 Obamacare: The very word, even if spoken in just a whisper, can spark a heated debate among lifelong friends. In Trump’s White House, perhaps the most controversial issue is Obamacare, more formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Republicans currently in the House of Representatives...

UN’s anti-Israel bias persists after Obama fails to veto settlement resolution

UN's anti-Israel bias persists after Obama fails to veto settlement resolution

January 11, 2017

By: Melanie Lust '19 The UN held a vote declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem illegal last December 23. The drafted resolution, Resolution 2334, called for an immediate end to the settlements and was approved by a council of 14 nations, including New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela,...

UN resolution ending Israeli settlements garners mixed student reactions

UN resolution ending Israeli settlements garners mixed student reactions

January 10, 2017

A resolution denouncing Israeli settlement construction was approved by the UN Security Council after the Obama administration refused to veto the resolution which criticizes Israel and calls its settlement activity illegal, on Friday Dec. 23, 2016. The Security Council adopted the resolution with...

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Alex Reiner

November 17, 2016

By: Alex Reiner '18 Many people around the world, but especially in our Westport community, were shocked to learn that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, despite all of the racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic remarks he made throughout his campaign. Like much of the ...

[Sept. 2016 News] Sex-education curriculum under speculation

October 11, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 Editor-in-Chief and Becky Hoving '17 Managing Editor President Obama is attempting to cut all federal funding for abstinence-only sex education by removing a $10 million per year grant that supports these programs in his 2017 proposed federal budget. “Congress has already spent over $2 billio...

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer

June 6, 2016

A prestigious group of speakers delivered commencement speeches at colleges across the country this year. The speakers ranged from our President to company heads, to actors and athletes. There was much good advice among the speeches offered to graduates as they go through life. The following are a sample...

Cold War tensions ease as Cuban and American relations come closer

President Obama with President Castro is welcomed by Cuban honor guards.

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager

May 12, 2016

In the recent months many historic strides have transpired to better the relations between two countries that have been at odds for the past few decades. The United States has been attempting to ease tensions with Cuba by hoping to lift the almost five decades long year embargo that has left the islan...

The Iranian Nuclear Deal is a recipe for disaster

The Iranian Nuclear Deal is a recipe for disaster

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2015

From first glance, the Iranian Nuclear Deal doesn’t look half bad. But then again, that’s been the case with about every piece of legislation throughout Obama’s presidency. Beating around the bush when discussing important domestic and foreign issues is our current president’s MO, and has plagu...

Let’s make this (nu)-clear

Secretary Kerry and other American officials discuss the framework of the deal with Iran.

Zachary McCarthy, Web News Editor

May 28, 2015

I’ll admit it: politically astute as I am, I’m a little tardy to the party on the issue of the Iran nuclear deal. Yet, given that weapons of mass destruction and the Middle East (the pressure cooker of the world) are involved and the final deadline for a finalized agreement is at the end of the ne...

Obama’s Plan to Run America

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Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

January 23, 2015

President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address in the House Chamber on January 20th. Within his speech, Obama talked about the core political, economic, and social issues that have constantly occurred throughout his six-year presidency.  According to the Wall Street Journal, main i...

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