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Supreme Court decides fate of gay marriage

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer
June 11, 2015
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Obergefell v. Hodges, a collection of same-sex marriage cases currently being debated before the Supreme Court, is the culmination of years of hard work in the struggle for LGBTQ rights. Susan Sommer, co-counsel in one of the cases being considered, has spent what she calls the majority of her professional...

Staples Reacts to Gay Marriage’s Day in Court

Staples Reacts to Gay Marriage’s Day in Court

Sophie de Bruijn, Web Features Editor
April 12, 2013
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In 2004, eight years after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by Bill Clinton, 55 percent of Americans believed that it should be illegal for gay couples to get married. Now, in 2013, as the constitutionality of DOMA is being decided in the Supreme Court, 58 percent of Americans...

Australia votes ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

Australia votes ‘yes’ on same-sex marriage

November 17, 2017
Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

By Julia Rosier '18 On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, Australia voted in favor of same-sex marriage. Although not binding, this will officially allow the Australian Parliament to legally create a bill for gay and lesbian couples. Hundreds of Australian citizens spent the day celebrating with rainbow-co...

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Claudia Chen, Managing Editor
May 8, 2015
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This past Tuesday, May 28, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the Constitution protects same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said that he was worried about changing the definition of marriage from “a way to bind children to their biological parents” to “a way to ...

Staples Responds to President’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Bailey Ethier '15, Web Opinions Editor
May 25, 2012
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“I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” said President Barack Obama in a White House interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on May 9. With these remarks, Obama has become the first...

Emotional Biden awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Emotional Biden awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

January 18, 2017
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Adam Wenkoff '18 On Thursday, January 12, President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden by awarding him America’s highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Obama cited Biden’s “faith in your fellow Americans, [your] love of country and [your] lifetime of service...

[Dec. 2016 Opinions] Freedom of speech and right to protest stand in opposition: The curious case of Ben Shapiro

January 13, 2017
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By Claire Dinshaw ’17 Freedom of speech and the right to protest are two fundamental American rights. In an ideal world, all Americans would seek to protect both. However, recently, these two rights have been in opposition. Enter conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. This year, Shapiro has spoken at severa...

[Oct. 2016 News] What you need to know before the election

November 22, 2016
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By Madison Sell '18 and Christoph Russi '18   The election is officially less than two weeks away, and it will be soon time to vote. It is important to be informed on the upcoming election and the policies of the candidates, especially the policies that pertain to Staples students and others ...

Staples students speak out on Arkansas controversy

Staples students speak out on Arkansas controversy

Sophia Hampton, Features Editor
March 25, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

A week ago, at Sheridan High School in Arkansas, school officials censored the school yearbook because of a profile written on an openly gay student, Taylor Ellis. The school demanded that all profiles be removed before the yearbook went to print. Such actions sparked a nationwide debate about freedo...

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Editorial
April 12, 2013
Filed under Editorials

Is it ever OK to say that word? Can you say it if you’re a gay rights activist? Can you say it if you’re Ellen DeGeneres? Can you say it if you’re a senior boy who isn’t opposed to homosexuality but doesn’t want to be called “soft” by his friends? It’s 2013. It’s been 90 yea...

Close to Home: Issues That Affect Students In This Election

Close to Home: Issues That Affect Students In This Election

Alexandra O'Kane, Staff Writer
October 26, 2012
Filed under News

Only once in high school do people get to experience a presidential election. Whether freshmen, seniors, or anyone in between, students know this election is important. Some will vote for the first time, others will understand politics for the first time, and still others will see the effects of certain...

Murphy’s The Man

Quincy Stein, Staff Writer
October 26, 2012
Filed under Opinions

As a teen who follows politics and watches cable news 24/7, I understand that most other teens don’t follow politics. Most of my friends don’t even know who Chris Murphy is or even what he’s running for. But I do. I have met him personally, and I support him all the way. Or at least as much...

Finding Strength: GSA President Stresses Alliance

Chloe Baker, Managing Editor
May 25, 2012
Filed under Features

GSA stands for Gay Straight Alliance, not “the gay club.” This is the message that president Alye Pollack ‘15 wants to make known throughout school. Pollack wants to build on the alliance, a word recently used in Obama’s speech endorsing gay marriage. Building this alliance is no small task....

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