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Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

January 21, 2018

By Ian Bernstein '18 The government was forced to shut down early Saturday morning after senators failed to agree on a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded. Only 50 senators voted in favor of the bill, according to The New York Times. The spending measure failed to earn the ...

Obamacare crucial to the care of this country

Obamacare crucial to the  care of this country

January 15, 2018

By Alex Massoud '20 Obamacare: The very word, even if spoken in just a whisper, can spark a heated debate among lifelong friends. In Trump’s White House, perhaps the most controversial issue is Obamacare, more formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Republicans currently in the House of Representatives...

Congressman Jim Himes On Mueller investigation, gun control

Congressman Jim Himes On Mueller investigation, gun control

January 9, 2018

By Ella Berg '20 Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut’s 4th District visited Westport Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 3, where he answered questions regarding current political activity and plans for the future regarding his representation of Connecticut. Despite the evening’s impending snowstorm...

Guess who’s back, back again? Eminem returns with “Revival”

Guess who’s back, back again? Eminem returns with

January 8, 2018

By Shane Rabacs '18 Shady’s back, tell a friend. Marshall Mathers- AKA Eminem, AKA Slim Shady came out with his ninth studio album, “Revival”, December 15. “Revival” has a little bit of every side of Eminem; “Relapse”-style horrorcore on “Framed”, “Recovery”-esque flow, punchlines...

Trudeau’s apology commences connections to U.S. military

Trudeau's apology commences connections to U.S. military

January 3, 2018

By: Izzy Blansfield ’18 ...

U.N. general assembly denounces Trump’s Jerusalem plan

U.N. general assembly denounces Trump's Jerusalem plan

December 24, 2017

Melanie Lust '19 The U.N. voted on Thursday to pass a resolution demanding that President Trump rescind his policy to move Israel's capital from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. The nonbinding referendum, which passed 128 to nine with 35 abstentions, came one day after Trump threatened to cut aid to countr...

America has failed to recognize one perpetrator of sexual harassment: its President

America has failed to recognize one perpetrator of sexual harassment: its President

December 7, 2017

By: Audrey Bernstein ’20 In October, Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault. He was fired from his position at The Weinstein Co. In November, Comedian Louis C.K. was accused of misconduct. Media companies distanced themselves. Television host Charlie Rose was fired from CBS ...

Trump’s tax plan disastrous in every way

Trump’s tax plan disastrous in every way

November 7, 2017

By Madison Sell '18 A few weeks ago, Trump released his official tax plan pending congressional approval. There has been major backlash from both sides of the isle, and rightfully so. Trump’s plan enhances many pre existing problems and creates plenty of new ones as well, many of which contradi...

Terror Strikes NYC: Eight dead, 12 injured

Terror Strikes NYC: Eight dead, 12 injured

November 1, 2017

Zach Strober '19 Eight people were killed and more than 12 were injured when driver Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path for about a mile in lower Manhattan. The incident occurred by the West Side Highway on Wednesday afternoon. After pulling off of the bike path, Sapiov crashed the truck into a school bus. He then exited the v...

It’s time for Trump’s actions to speak louder than his words

It’s time for Trump’s actions to speak louder than his words

October 2, 2017

By Julia Lombardo '20 Here we go again. Trump insulting other nations and making Americans look bad. During his speech to the United Nations on Sept. 19, Trump spoke out threatening to “totally destroy North Korea.” As tensions between North Korea and the United States increase, so do North...

Keep DACA and keep the dreamers

Keep DACA and keep the dreamers

September 28, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19 Picture this: You’ve come to America at just 9 years old. Your family came as undocumented immigrants from Guanajuato, Mexico, a place you hardly remember. You and your family adjust to American life despite the constant fear of deportation hanging over your heads. That is, until...

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

September 26, 2017

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Advisors to President Donald Trump have used private email servers to communicate after the President was elected, The New York Times reported on Monday. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, were among the six members who used private serve...

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