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Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

November 22, 2010

Will McDonald '14 Staff Writer For some students, a total break from school is a distant fantasy. This is because that even over the so-called breaks, the stress that results from the never ending supply...

NFL Owners Make the Right Choice

NFL Owners Make the Right Choice

June 13, 2010

Thank the Lord! Praise the day! It’s finally happened! As of May 25, the Super Bowl is coming to New York New Jersey. Honestly, teams that play in cities with blistering winter heat have robbed...

LMC Gamespot: Where Robot Unicorns Live

LMC Gamespot: Where Robot Unicorns Live

May 28, 2010

A student rushes to the library, worried that his Chemistry PowerPoint didn’t post to his Y-Drive. To his dismay, every computer is taken – not only by hardworking students, but also by online gamers. A...

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Teaching in Underprivileged Schools

April 15, 2010

Haris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor The children were fighting again. Social Studies teacher Daniel Heaphy and a fellow middle school teacher each wrapped a student in their arms and pulled back....

One of the many for sale signs in Westport, which, despite selling fewer units, has weathered the real estate slump better than other towns.  | Photo by Mel Mignucci '12

Realtors Say Westport Escaped Real Estate Bust

March 26, 2010

Liv Heil ’10 Staff Writer After reaching historical highs in 2006, home prices in the United States began falling until reaching a record low decline of 19.1 percent in the first quarter of 2009,...

Nutritional Information Should Be Posted in Cafeteria

Nutritional Information Should Be Posted in Cafeteria

March 12, 2010

Inklings Editorial Chartwells, the Westport Public Schools’ dining contractor, holds a monopoly over food sold at Staples. Unless students bring food from home, they are reliant upon Chartwells...

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Turning up the Pressure on AP Courses

March 2, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager Five to Eight students in an average-sized class of 22, an anonymous, Staples High School social studies teacher, feels are not prepared to handle the difficulty...

A display of the many records Sally’s Place offers to audiophiles. Located in downtown Westport, Sally’s Place caters to a wide variety of different genres of music. Sales for vinyl records have increased in recent years. | Photo By Melanie Mignucci '12

Vinyl is Back: Records Rise in Popularity, Staples Students On Board

February 24, 2010

Melanie Mignucci '12 Video Editor Vinyl records, the dinosaur of the music industry, may instead be the next big thing—again. Records have enjoyed a substantial jump in sales in recent years....

Availability of Abortions Unclear in Proposed Health Care Bill

February 23, 2010

Lexi Preiser '10 & Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Editor-in-Chief & Web Managing Editor The ongoing debate surrounding health care reform raises a contentious issue with regards to abortion. Politicians...

TANNING TREND: Tanning beds have become increasingly popular among teenagers. Most notably, the trend was exemplified by the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore.” | Photo by Lucy Sinclair '11

It’s Electric: Tanning Trend Engenders Health Concerns

February 2, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Staff Writer According to an article published by the Skin Cancer Foundation on March 24, 2004, 37 percent of female and 11 percent of male white American adolescents between the...

Elliot Landon and other board members listen during a recent BOE meeting. |Eric Essagof '12

BOE To Vote On Landon’s Budget Feb. 1

January 29, 2010

Kate McNee '11 Copy Editor As the school year progresses and the effects of last year’s controversial budget cuts continue to be felt, the Board of Education (BOE) is again beginning...

Photo by Leah Bitsky '12

Food Network and HGTV Cancelled and Put Quickly Back On Air

January 26, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer On January 1st The Food Network and HGTV channels were removed from Cablevision in the Tri-State Area; however, to much surprise the channels returned to television...

Break the Divide, Fast

Break the Divide, Fast

December 22, 2009

“One serving of grain, a serving of milk (or similar dairy product), and a piece of fresh fruit.” This is how Johns Hopkins School of Public Health describes a balanced breakfast. Unfortunately,...

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