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Locker room talk or trash talk: Opinions from the GOP and an actual athlete

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Holly Santero, Senior Editor @SanteroCourant What types of qualities do we hope to see in our future president? Most would say they’re looking for an intelligent, respectful leader who advocates for the unity of our country. However, what we’re seeing with the childish antics and constant smear campaigning in the current election has painted out the nominees to embody anything but the ideal presidential character. Although I won’t be able to vote in the upcoming election, I’ve followed the campaign closely and have noted the amount of negative press surrounding Republican nominee Donald Trump. Recently releasing quote after quote from…

Sandwich standoff: CT Sandwich vs. Tony’s

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Caroline Knightly, Senior Editor @knightlycourant While there are many delicious places to eat around New Canaan, without a doubt the best places to get any kind of sandwich are CT Sandwich and Tony’s Deli. Although there are endless possibilities to choose off the menu, it comes down to which menu would you rather look at? I can say with full confidence, I would always prefer a fresh, warm Mississippi from Tony’s Deli. But, others may disagree. Both sandwich shops face each other for the showdown on Pine Street, each hoping to reel in customers, especially high school teens. Everyday from…

Identity is a Choose Your Own Adventure Book

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Riley O’Neill, Blogs Editor @RONeillCourant What is identity? The question that guides sophomore English, and one that humanity has been contemplating for centuries. As I see it, there are hundreds of different faces of identity, but a part that has been more important to me lately is race.      Race, according to Dictionary.com, is “any people united by common history, language, cultural traits”, etc. However, when we learn about race in History, we learn mainly about racism. We are taught that race has been about the color of a person’s skin. We group race and ethnicity together as if…

Great! But can we free ourselves from homework?

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Kate McMahon Opinions Editor @KateM_Courant Not everyone looks forward to Mr. Egan’s weekly email, the appropriately named “Weekly Update”, but I for one enjoy it. Maybe it is because it makes me feel important. Maybe because I like receiving emails that don’t have to do with discounted dog beds. Most importantly it might be because nine out of ten times Principal Egan has some good things to say. Although the Weekly Update might not be interesting to all, I am sure the words “homework free” in the subject line a couple of weeks ago interested most everyone. The words immediately…

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