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While TikTok has moved to block the search of “chicken nyquil” and “nyquil chicken” on its website, other keywords used to bypass the measure, such as “nyquil chinchin” are still automatically recommended by the company’s algorithm and display the same content.

Students react to rise in hazardous TikTok challenges

Henry Watson, Paper News Editor May 18, 2023

Imagine you’re on TikTok, scrolling through an endless amount of short videos, favoriting the ones you find entertaining and texting your friends witty clips--all as you let the hours quickly pass you...

An armed Westport police officer walks towards Staples to evaluate the swatting threat.

Staples High School receives fake shooter threat causing lockdown

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director October 23, 2022

Staples High School and 16 other schools in Connecticut received “swatting” calls on Oct. 21, causing lockdowns and police responses at each school. “Swatting” calls are when somebody falsely reports...

Travis Scott performs for a large crowd, as they press against the gate, while security walks around at a performance in August of 2015.

Dangerous turn of events at Astroworld creates new perspective for kids, parents

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

A whopping 50,000 people gathered in Houston, Texas for rapper Travis Scott’s annual Astroworld music festival, expecting the usual high-energy and amusement Scott brings to his shows. However, the event...

On May 22, the Westport Police Department worked with  the Teen Awareness Group and the Westport Youth Commission to engage in an afternoon of cornhole, a traditional backyard activity and now a professional sport.

“Corn-a-Cop” connects Westport Police, Staples students

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper News Editor May 27, 2021

What used to be a backyard game is now a professional sport. Although Cornhole has moved on to the big leagues, it remains a fun and safe activity that brings together the Westport community.  Members...

A still image of a Webb Road residents security camera depicts a car break-in occurring on March 15 at 2:17 a.m.

Unlocked cars result in continual car break-ins

Grace Livecchi ’21, Social media director March 26, 2021

Multiple cars surrounding Whitney Street in Westport were broken into on March 15. Security cameras revealed the break-ins took place by a single individual in multiple intervals. The first was between...

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.

Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editor May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly,...

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Westport utilizes pandemic drone to test for COVID-19 symptoms

Lia Chen '20, Paper A&E Editor April 22, 2020

Westport will be the first town in Connecticut to use drones to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as part of their “Flatten the Curve Pilot Program” announced on Tuesday. The drones will be able to detect...

A woman was stabbed on the afternoon of Jan. 6 in the New Beauty Wellness parking lot. Police arrested the perpetrator and took him into police custody.

Woman stabbed in Westport parking lot

Remy Teltser '21, Paper Features Editor January 7, 2020

A 33-year-old Greenwich woman was repeatedly stabbed with a knife outside of New Beauty Wellness in Westport on Jan. 6 by an 18-year-old male in a mask.   At approximately 1:06 p.m., the Westport...

The Westport Police Department bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000.

Westport Police Department purchases Tesla Model 3

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor January 6, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) bought a Tesla Model 3 to be one of their squad cars, which cost the town about $52,000 and is being outfitted with police necessities such as sirens, a computer, a...

The new Model 3 Tesla is undergoing revamping in order to fulfil the needs of a police car. The car will be receiving emergency lights, sirens, a networked computer, a weapon rack and special tires in order to drive up to 100 mph.

Westport PD goes electric

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer January 2, 2020

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action...

Westport police officers smile while participating in Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between Westport middle school students and local law enforcement on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers...

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