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Students sit in front of the bright screen for hours which can be physically and mentally draining. These changes in the schooling environment can be a detriment to different aspects of mental health.

Pandemic hits young children’s lives especially hard

Emily Goldstein ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Singing the ABC’s during snack time and playing with building blocks are fundamental parts of a child’s schooling experience; however, with the pandemic, the lives of elementary school kids have been...

As many underclassmen are overwhelmed with making decisions regarding the college process, they must be reminded that the constant goal of being perfect is unrealistic.

Underclassmen should not constantly fret about college process

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

For the entirety of high school, getting into college is a goal that many students focus on. As they flood their schedules with AP courses and check with friends to see what classes they’re taking, the...

Homework assigned over the holiday break forces students to focus on school assignments rather than festive activities like decorating a Christmas tree

Homework during the holidays puts damper on festivities

Audrey Kercher ’23, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Imagine there’s only one day left of school before the long-awaited December holiday recess. The only thing that stands between you and endless free time on top of holiday joy is one more day of classes…...

Vedia Healing Spa recently readjusted their treatment techniques, closely following COVID-19 restrictions and prioritizing client’s health.

Veda Healing Spa offers wellness to high school students

Ella Stoler ’22, Broadcast Director December 19, 2020

As anxiety builds with rising COVID-19 cases, Westport residents seek effective methods to redirect their heightened stress levels. While Veda Healing Spa opened earlier this year, founder Harpreet Kaur...

The PowerUpdate app immediately notifies students when a new grade is added into PowerSchool, reducing stress from constant grade-checking.

PowerUpdate app intends to relieve stress about grades

Ella Shi '23, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Every high school student understands the stress of waiting for their teacher to post a grade on PowerSchool. They refresh and refresh and refresh, hoping their grade will change, but it doesn’t. For...

How to manage stress during quarantine

How to manage stress during quarantine

Abby Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20 April 28, 2020

Abigail Fleming · Quarantine Stress

Freshmen and sophomores are required to take the PSAT in early March to test their skills.

PSAT provides inefficient preparation for freshman

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer March 14, 2020

The SAT: a standardized test juniors take in October measuring their knowledge and skill in school subjects. The score received will then be used to help you succeed in college and your career after that. ...

Students feel pressured over course selection during the months of January through March.

Course selection results in unnecessary stress

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

“You are only taking four APs?” says one student. “You weren’t recommended for AP Stat?” replies the other. “You should take at least two more APs senior year than you did junior year,” someone...

Many struggle with their search to find a roommate as their senior year of high school comes to an end. Some soon- to-be college freshmen find their roommates through Facebook or through mutual friends, while others go random and hope to bond over similar living preferences.

College Roomates: Search for your new best friend

Emma Van Riper '20, Social Media Director March 3, 2020

As I approach the third month of knowing where I’m going to college, the panic for the awaited roommate search has begun. With social media nowadays, it’s easy to communicate with people going to the...

A student shows her packed schedule with two of her AP classes being in the afternoon.

GFA eliminates AP courses

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports editor February 25, 2020

The bell rings. Students stuff their pencils and papers back into their bags. Anxious looks are shot towards the teacher collecting the tests. The class exits as murmurs about the exam stream down the...

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