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Parents, students and members of the Westport community gather in protest against racism in the schools.

Westport rallies against racism: Community protests discrimination in public schools

Ruby Kantor ’24, Paper Managing Editor March 12, 2024

As the morning sun rose and students made their way to school on Feb. 27, protesters lined North Avenue with signs, posters and a powerful feeling of autonomy.  Following the Board of Education meeting...

Protestors gathered in front of Staples across the street from the main entrance. Cars honked to show their support towards the movement.

BREAKING NEWS: Students and Westport residents gather in front of Staples and Bedford to peacefully protest against racism

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor February 28, 2024

A crowd of varied students, parents and Westport residents gathered in front of Staples High School and Bedford Middle School on Feb. 27 to peacefully protest against accusations of racism at Westport...

Beauchamp engaged with the audience by talking about his history writing this movie. He also opened up the floor by inviting all members to ask questions about his process.

Keith Beauchamp drops by Staples to talk about ‘Till’

Sage Cohen ’25, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

Keith Beauchamp, co-writer and producer of the movie “Till” (2022) visited Staples High School on Monday, Jan. 30 to talk about his experiences producing this film. All U.S. history honor students...

Microaggressions are more hurtful than you think

Microaggressions are more hurtful than you think

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Imagine it’s your first day of school, and you just enrolled in a class that you have been dreaming of being in since you started school. You are walking down the hall and you finally find the class,...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has recently been confirmed to the Supreme Court in a 53 to 47 vote.

Politicizing Supreme Court poses threat to democracy

Caitlin Jacob '24, Communications Coordinator April 27, 2022

While the people of our country appear to be polarized politically at the moment, the prospect of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson seemed to be a unifying moment, as polls find approximately two thirds of Americans...

Anonymous collective, Westport Parents 06880 criticises the town for teaching critical race theory in schools.

Ignorant, Westport Parents 06880, brings CRT debate to Westport

Ella Alpert '22, Broadcast Director December 5, 2021

Last year, I wrote an article about the new African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies course. I was thrilled that the state was taking a step in the right direction by mandating all Connecticut...

Anonymous collective, Westport Parents 06880 criticises the town for teaching critical race theory in schools.

Ignorant, Westport Parents 06880, brings CRT debate to Westport

Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director October 20, 2021

Last year, I wrote an article about the new African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies course. I was thrilled that the state was taking a step in the right direction by mandating all Connecticut...

The Connecticut Ridicule Law is intended to restrict hate speech in the form of advertisements. However, during the last 40 times the law has been filed, it has not been in the context of advertisements.

Connecticut ridicule law violates freedom of speech, local control of education

Natalie Bandura '22, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

In an effort to break out of America's systematic oppression of people of color and put an end to racially targeted violence, creating a safe and welcoming environment for Black students is more paramount...

Following Derek Chauvin being declared guilty of murdering George Floyd, Ma’Khia Bryant has additionally been killed. The recurring deaths of the black community due to law enforcement’s racist brutality exposes the need for legislation of human rights rather than accountability in one of many verdicts.

Chauvin’s verdict promotes reflection upon selfless activism

Elle Vail, Paper Arts Editor May 6, 2021

May 25, 2020 started as any ordinary quarantine day. I made my way through the hours with Netflix and texting and Zoom. As I always did, I layed down in the evening to update myself on Instagram, but the...

Westport citizens gathered at Jesup Green on March 27 to show their support for Asian Americans, who have been suffering from increased levels of violence and abuse in recent weeks.

First Selectman Marpe’s statement on Asian-American violence reflects sympathy from Westport community

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2021

Community leaders and Westport residents assembled on March 27 at Jesup Green to protest Asian American hate and honor the memory of lives lost in the Atlanta shootings on March 16  and other incidents ...

Westporters unite to Stop Asian Hate

Westporters unite to Stop Asian Hate

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper Arts Editor April 5, 2021

Dr. Seuss is best known for his rhyming childrens books with abstract characters and concepts, however in recent events, his products of racism are being remembered as well.

Dr. Seuss’s legacy receives well-deserved backlash due to racist illustrations

Isabella Rivel ’24, Isabella Rivel ’24 March 24, 2021

Dr. Seuss’s birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day, was celebrated on March 2. Elementary school children usually read Dr. Seuss books in school, and they honor his birthday by having...

 When major, controversial events, like the Capitol riot, occur, it is important for teachers to better represent all beliefs and feelings and create a comfortable and safe environment for every person in the class.

Teachers should help protect minority students

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

For as long as I can remember, in every history or English class I have ever been in, there has been a unit where we talked about the Civil War or segregation. At a younger age, you don't think too much...

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