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Athletes take too many early dismissals

Athletes take too many early dismissals

October 17, 2018

By Elle Fair '19   It’s 1:30 p.m. and the athletes dressed in their blue and white uniforms begin packing up their bags and leaving the classroom right in the middle of a new lesson. With 45 minutes left in the period, athletes are let off the hook and are free to leave school early as t...

District staff unifies in response to contract termination decisions

District staff unifies in response to contract termination decisions

April 26, 2018

By Lili Romann '19 and Daniel Harizman '19 Over 100 Westport Public School District teachers attended the Board of Education meeting Monday, April 23 after 135 non tenured district staff received email notifications Friday, April 20 that their contracts would not be renewed for the upcoming school ye...

Yes, the first amendment does apply to unions

Yes, the first amendment does apply to unions

March 14, 2018

By Jack Beck '18 There is a question before the Supreme Court that could shake unions in the United States to their core. The question is whether or not unions should be allowed to force public workers to pay union dues if those workers disagree with the union’s political agenda. The court heard oral ar...

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

March 14, 2018

  It sounded just like fireworks, like the fourth of July. But then it grew louder and louder, the pop, pop, popping of a machine gun flying down the hallways, searching for a body, any body, to pierce through and make its next victim. You’re running to hide, running to save your life; but ...

Possible new tax has teachers frustrated

Possible new tax has teachers frustrated

October 27, 2017

By: Alexander Massoud '20 A potential tax on teacher salaries that would affect public school teachers is being proposed to the Connecticut state legislature. The tax was part of the Republican state budget proposal, which was approved about a month ago, but is still being passed around the state...

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

September 28, 2017

By Roxanne Augeri '20 Pushing in chairs and wiping off the whiteboard after her social studies class, Courtney Ruggiero makes sure her classroom is ready for the upcoming day. Her Bedford Middle School eighth grade classroom is her second home, as well as for the students she teaches. As she picks...

Sympathy is necessary during college season

Sympathy is necessary during college season

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Editor

December 23, 2016

Kit Epstein '17 When I was a junior, I truly believed that I was at my wit’s end. In my mind, I couldn’t possibly be more stressed out than I was among AP classes, SAT prep testing and college touring. Now, junior year looks like a nice walk in the park, a delicious slice of chocolate cak...

Westport’s conservative minority struggles for representation

Anders Hovstadius, Web News Editor

June 17, 2016

Growing up in Westport can be difficult for all students, whether it be educational challenges, struggles with friendships or stress induced challenges. But one of the struggles that is almost never mentioned and may be one of the most difficult, is being part of Westport’s conservative minority. After...

School’s out for Summer, Even for Teachers

School’s out for Summer, Even for Teachers

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

June 9, 2016

This summer, Staples students won’t be the only ones hitting the City, earning pocket cash working odd jobs, baking in the sun, and travelling the world. Word on the street is that come June 17th, our intrepid teachers have a few adventures of their own in store, from ringing wedding bells to climbing the Great Wall. While you have been finishing up that ...

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