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Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor

May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations, according to The CT Mirror. Lamont thanked the departing Commissioner in a press release that announced the decision. “[Coleman-Mitchell’s] service over the last year has be...

Fresh Green Light uses remote learning, keeps students engaged

Amanda Rowan '22, Photostory Editor

May 18, 2020

After passing a permit test, attending 30 hours of classes and eight hours of driving with an instructor, the much-anticipated ability to safely drive on your own has been earned for many teenagers.  Learning to drive is a huge milestone, and with social distancing impacting all driving school ...

Social distancing becoming optional, still obligatory

Graphic by Lia Chen ’20

Lia Chen ’20, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

At long last, after what has felt like an eternity, summer is finally beginning to approach us. All around our community, there are signs that life seems to be returning to normal: the weather is starting to warm up; seniors are embarking on their internships; Compo has reopened; On May 20, Connecticu...

Social distancing efforts prove heartbreaking but lifesaving

There are 165 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westport as of April 7, and social distancing, which Governor Lamont implemented with his stay at home order on March 23, is meant to prevent the outbreak from surpassing what our local healthcare system can manage, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rachel Suggs ’21, Web Managing Editor

May 12, 2020

Precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been immensely disruptive. Schools are canceled, SAT testing centers shut down, AP exams modified, fourth-quarter moved to pass/fail and extracurricular events put on hold due to the outbreak.  Yes, these are all activities that we, as fu...

COVID-19 spoils summer plans

Charlotte Armstrong ’21, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Summer vacation: a two-month recess between the school years that gives time to relax, play and have fun without school. To fill the void, some students spend their winter and spring planning and applying to educational programs, camps, internships and jobs for their summer breaks. However, the spr...

Social distancing accepted into everyday routine

One positive thing that has come out of this quarantine is that I am now able to have dinner with my family every night. It is a nice way to end the day and catch up.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Opinions Editor

April 27, 2020

Talking to one of my friends face-to-face feels like it hasn’t happened in an eternity. As someone who generally sees herself as extroverted and social, coronavirus was a sudden slap in the face. The fact that I could not hang out with my friends or even talk to them from less than six feet away wa...

Technology helps students overcome social distancing

The application Zoom allows many people to video chat at once and is a great way to stay in touch with friends. Many students have been using this and find it effective.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor

April 13, 2020

The coronavirus has closed businesses, schools and recreational locations nationwide, severing human connection as a result. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is critical to maintain six feet of distance from others in order to slow the spread of the virus. This pres...

EDITORIAL: Spread of COVID-19 displays both a unified, hostile Westport community

Photos such as this one, published on Westport’s 06880 blog, have circulated on local platforms and social media groups, garnering mixed reactions. Some comments criticize students for leaving the house, while others commend their creativity.

March 31, 2020

As the Westport community concludes its first few weeks grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed both productive community efforts and difficulty following the social distancing and quarantine protocol. We would like to commend the efforts of much of the Westport community; many ha...

Remote learning promotes communication

For Distance Learning, teachers depend on online platforms to communicate with students. Teachers use Khan Academy, a resource for educational videos, to assign schoolwork. Google Classroom, Schoology and Google Hangout are other popular platforms.

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Samira Saad ’21 rises out of bed at 9:00 a.m. and after a languid breakfast, she opens her laptop to Schoology. Over the next few hours, she rotates between typing up work and taking pictures of her notes. At 2:00 p.m., she retires her schoolwork and has the rest of her day open. Saad’s routi...

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