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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, Features Editor 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 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, Staff Writer 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...

Cultural Appropriation is an issue for all ages and creates an uncomfortable situation for minorities when Halloween costumes that abuse stereotypes are worn in public settings.

Cultural appropriation takes center stage this Halloween amid racial uprising

Madeleine Tansley '23, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Having been a week since Halloween, the issue of cultural appropriation is still extremely relevant and more widespread than at any other time of year. The racial uprising demonstrated through the many...

SUBMISSION: Racism at Staples

February 25, 2020

I am Niah Michel. I am a senior at Staples High School in Westport. I am emailing you on behalf of the black community of Staples High School and racial issues that occur at this high school. We as...

In response to Niah Michels letter, Principal Stafford W. Thomas, Jr. sent an email to Staples families.
A community is a group of people we lean on when times are tough, Thomas said. I have seen this with regularity this year, but too frequently, in separate groups. We are going to change this.

Michel’s letter prompts response from administration

Sophie Casey ’20 and Siri Kanter ’20 February 15, 2020

Niah Michel ’20 described several concerns about the treatment of minority students in a letter to the editor, entitled “Racism at Staples,” published by WestportNow on Feb. 14. Michel said she wrote...

“BlacKkKlansman” is an unbelievably true story

September 30, 2018

By Jackson Lev ’20

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

September 17, 2018

By Rachel Suggs '21 When customers now walk into downtown Westport’s 323 Main, they will not be offered an official cocktail menu. “We used to have a cocktail menu with names that featured historical...

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