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BREAKING NEWS: Anticipated snow storm cancels Connecticut schools

Olivia Signorile '25, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

Westport Public Schools canceled all schools and activities due to the forecast for tomorrow, Feb 13.    It is predicted that 8 to 12 inches of snow will fall on the state of Connecticut. The...

The 2022 Dodge-A-Cop champions smile for the winning picture

The annual Dodge-A-Cop fundraiser arrives at staples

Olivia Signorile '25, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

The yearly Dodge-A-Cop charity event at Staples is approaching. The Teen Awareness Group and the Westport Youth Commission organize the event. Dodge-A-Cop brings together police and students in a beneficial...

During club rush, the Staples Swifties club shows their poster in an effort to attract members.

New club brings together Taylor Swift enthusiasts

Olivia Signorile ’25, Creative Team Member October 6, 2023

Every time one of Taylor Swift's albums is out, her fans are ecstatic. To purchase Taylor Swift tickets, everyone gets up as early as possible in the morning. Taylor Swift is adored by many people, and...

Ralph Yarl, who is 16 years old, was shot after he rang the incorrect doorbell among other incidents. These acts are permitted by the Stand Your Ground legislation, which must be prevented.

Stand-your-ground laws prove harmful to communities

Olivia Signorile ’25, Web Arts Editor May 12, 2023

A teenage boy rang a doorbell; two girls walked to the wrong car; a woman entered the wrong driveway. These random, every-day occurrences resulted in someone suffering injury or death because of stand-your-ground...

There is a potential tik tok ban on all devices following many debates over the security of U.S. government data. A bill has been introduced and evaluated following these debates.

TikTok bill enforced to protect the security of the U.S. government, U.S. technology

Olivia Signorile '25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

While the government issued a technology ban on government devices, some lawmakers want TikTok banned entirely in the United States. Republicans introduced the bill, which provides President Biden the...

Christmas tree companies across the nation experience negative impacts due to the increased inflation and price of their trees.

Christmas tree price inflates near holidays

Olivia Signorile ’25, Staff Writer December 26, 2022

Prices for Christmas trees have been predicted to rise by up to 10% this year as a result of rising manufacturing costs, limited supply of farm-grown trees and droughts.  Agricultural inflation and...

A hypnotist and a petting zoo were available to students as a type of break from school for wellness last year.

Wellness enrichment day needed in times of stress

Olivia Signorile ’25, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

This week, you start preparing for your four examinations, along with hours of homework, projects and preparing for a presentation. All you want is a break from everything so you can clear your mind. Due...

The topic of what pressure is doing to students was discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Westport Public Library. Parents attended this discussion and took notes to listen to possible ways to help their children.

Library discussion reveals students’ mental health suffers from stress, pressure

Olivia Signorile '25 and Cassidy Gutman '25 October 26, 2022

Positive Directions and Westport Weston YMCA held a panel discussion at the Westport Public Library on “The cost of success: what pressure is doing to our kids” on Wed, Oct.19. Experts from Positive...

Reuse: The impact of streaming services and Covid are leading to empty movie theaters across the country from the lack of moviegoers.

Movie Theaters lose customers, risk closing

Olivia Signorile '25, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

You can hardly wait to see the newly released movie with your friends. There is no line, so you settle down eager to kick back and enjoy a new release. You receive a warm huge buttery popcorn, your M&Ms,...

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