Many colleges and universities around the countries have decided to go test-optional from 2021 and on.

Admission anxiety: the dreaded switch

Ava Marini, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought great anxiety and dread to many higher education-seeking high school students. Colleges and universities have been adapting their application processes since March of...

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Many new government employees are now working in and around the White House as a result of America’s new presidency.

A new era

Grace DiBuono-Krafick, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

As 2021 and a new presidency begins, the majority of America hopes for change, healing, unity, and reconciliation. As part of the new Biden-Harris administration, a record number of government officials...

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Sebastian Alas has developed into a young artist; one day hoping to become a true extraordinaire.

Finding a passion: A young artist

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2021

"Heavenly shades of night are falling It's twilight time Out of the mist your voice is calling 'Tis twilight time"   Everyone has a passion; an intense, driving, or overmastering...

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Students around the world breathe new life into old holiday traditions as the pandemic interrupts their plans.

Home for the holidays?

Ria Raniwala, Head of News December 22, 2020

"It just isn't the same," Ava said. As the days get shorter and the holidays start rolling around, it's difficult not to feel a sense of nostalgia for how this time might have been spent last year....

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Before he was kidnapped, passionate journalist and activist Itai Dzamara wrote and protested for equal rights In Zimbabwe.

“We live in fear”

Grace DiBuono-Krafick, Staff Writer December 18, 2020

On the morning of March 9, 2015, Zimbabwean journalist and activist Itai Dzamara disappeared. Five people, dressed as civilians, handcuffed him in his neighborhood, threw him into the back of a white van...

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Wilton High School members remain optimistic even while battling the challenges of COVID-19 in their daily lives.

Despite the pandemic, Wilton High School members still find ways to smile

Bella Andjelkovic, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

Back in March, no one expected to be shut down for more than two weeks. Students even expressed excitement at having days off from school, laughing at the absurdity of the situation and anticipating a...

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Our world is a truly beautiful place that we inhabit, but we could be facing huge issues if action isn't take soon.

How to: changing a growing crisis

Aadi Vohra, Staff Writer November 14, 2020

Global warming. Climate change. The greenhouse effect. It goes by many names and many forms. And against the opinions of too many around the world, yes, it does exist. It is serious; in fact, it's much...

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An emotionless teenager leaves her home on the weekends, but despises the thought of learning online again.

The invisible battle

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2020

Students worldwide are suffering the consequences of COVID-19 every day they go, or don’t go, to school. No matter the situation, each student is struggling in one way or another. Three students under...

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Positive Directions currently offers teletherapy to help students, and everyone, deal with the stress in their lives.

Teletherapy helps the Wilton High School community face the depths of loss

Ria Raniwala, Head of News October 27, 2020

Over the past eight months, the Wilton community has endured countless tragedies and losses. Coping in any case can be difficult, but under the current circumstances it seems almost impossible to manage...

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The NBA Bubble goes a whole season with no COVID-19 cases while still fighting social injustices, making history for the association.

NBA Bubble Recap: the incredible accomplishment that made history

Mack Kepner, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

It has been over six months since the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz walked off the basketball court. Since the fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena headed for the exits before the game had even begun.  Since...

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