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Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor

January 13, 2020

Many students fantasize about having a schedule that allows them a full eight hours of sleep. For students who wake up between 6:00-7:00 a.m., mornings can be painful. Students naturally turn to Staples’ early start time for blame; however, pushing back school start times would only further complicate the schedules of parents and teachers, forcing studen...

Traveling cultivates understanding of America’s adversaries

Traveling cultivates understanding of America’s adversaries

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Flying home from my New Year’s trip to Moscow, I reflected on my experience traveling to a distant city that has always been on the top of my bucket list. As with everyone that travels to a new country, I had my stereotypes and preconceived notions of what Moscow--and Russia in general--would be lik...

Fishermen not seizing opportunities winter season offers

Fishermen not seizing opportunities winter season offers

Ryan Thomas '22, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Many fishermen often fish the saltwater of New England in the prime spring and summer months for striped bass. After these seasons, fishermen dawn on the next season when quality striped bass can still be caught.  Every November, the striped bass population migrates up tributaries across the East co...

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga are often unrealistic. These far-fetched goals exert unnecessary pressure on you to achieve like...

Staples students should start studying instead of complaining

Staples students should start studying instead of complaining

Jake Navarro '20, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Every year before break starts, teachers start to pile on tests in the remaining week. So far, I have accumulated four tests from Monday to Wednesday. Although this puts a lot of stress on students, I think it is a good way to prepare students for the college lifestyle.  High school is supposed to prepare students ...

The Staples exchange program needs to change to relay a true experience

The Staples exchange program needs to change to relay a true experience

Jake Navarro '20, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Every year, a group of high school students from Singapore has a two-week opportunity of living the life of a Staples student. Although they are put in different classes, I believe the program needs to change in order to truly represent a Staples lifestyle.  When walking through the halls, I saw many s...

Early scheduling for 2020-2021 school year proves to be premature, causes unnecessary stress

Early scheduling for 2020-2021 school year proves to be premature, causes unnecessary stress

Lucy Arrow, Paper Features Editor

January 2, 2020

On Dec. 12, just like any other day, I walked into my weekly “Connections” meeting hoping to have the traditional 20 minutes of time. Despite my wanting to simply communicate and relax before the day proceeded, I was struck with the stressful news that we would be discussing our schedules for th...

Westport PD goes electric

Westport PD goes electric

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action until January 2020. The purchase of an electric car is a great addition to the Westport police...

Drastic religion decrease harms our generation

Drastic religion decrease harms our generation

Margot Stack '22, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Growing up, religion was something very important to my family. My siblings and I would attend Sunday school every week for practically our whole childhood. From praying before meals to going to church on holidays, religion has always been something I can count on. But recently, the attention to religion has ...

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Abby Fleming '20, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Uber recently released a shocking report detailing the amount of sexual assaults, car crashes and other crimes that have taken place during Uber rides last year. There were 3,045 reported instances of sexual assault in 2018.  This report was hard to read for a couple of reasons. Uber is extremely popular. I have it on my phone and I...

Nike and the NBA kowtow to Beijing

Nike and the NBA kowtow to Beijing

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

While American media focuses its attention elsewhere, the protests in Hong Kong continue to rage as violence escalates. While the West and the United States should support the Hongkongers in their fight for democracy, American companies have sold out to China and have left behind American values for...

Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York

Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York

Kaela Dockray '20, Paper Managing Editor

December 11, 2019

The Parkland shooting in February of 2017 revolutionized America’s debate surrounding gun reform. The survivors of this tragedy demanded change, igniting the largest student-led movement since the Vietnam War. Since then, advocacy groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action have bee...

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

November 21, 2019

America has a complex history of making, selling, buying and using guns, and our laws reflect our disagreement. There are several laws that conflict over the highly contentious and partisan gun control debate that gained steam in the recent decade. For example, the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arm...

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