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Trump administration bans bump stocks

Trump administration bans bump stocks

Layla Wofsy '19, Managing Editor

December 19, 2018

After over a year of increased gun-control awareness and activism from the public, the Trump administration officially banned bump-fire stocks on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Bump-stocks are attachments that make it easier for a gunman to fire rounds from a semi-automatic weapon. The use of bump-stocks becam...

Westport’s Chipotle restaurant closes its doors

Westport’s Chipotle restaurant closes its doors

Mia Daignault '20

December 17, 2018

Chipotle Mexican grill is preparing to close this week after about three years of service in Westport, according to a Chipotle employee. Although there are other Mexican restaurants remaining in Westport, Staples student Simone Lantier ’20 is saddened by the news. “There’s no other good plac...

Michael Cohen sentenced to prison time

Michael Cohen sentenced to prison time

Andreas Lolis ’21, Paper Sports Editor

December 13, 2018

Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison in a federal court in New York on Dec. 12. Among the crimes for which Cohen was sentenced were tax evasion, campaign finance laws violation and lying to Congress about Trump’s Russian business deali...

Chief of Staff John Kelly expected to leave by end of year

Chief of Staff John Kelly expected to leave by end of year

Ava Simunovic '20

December 10, 2018

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is expected to resign from his job later this year, according to President Donald Trump in an interview on Saturday Dec. 9. "John Kelly will be leaving — I don’t know if I can say ‘retiring,” Trump told reporters before heading off to the Army vs. Navy ...

Will Haskell defeats Toni Boucher in race for 26th state Senate

Will Haskell defeats Toni Boucher in race for 26th state Senate

Kaela Dockray '20

November 8, 2018

Staples graduate Will Haskell ’11 defeated Republican incumbent Toni Boucher in the 26th Senate District on Nov. 6, turning the district blue for the first time in 45 years. According to The Hour, Haskell earned 53.3 percent of the vote. Many students who do not share the same political views as Haskell were excited to see this change for the 26th District. Olivi...

Odor reported in Staples’ English hallway causes evacuation, no chemicals detected

Odor reported in Staples’ English hallway causes evacuation, no chemicals detected

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

October 3, 2018

By Eddie Kiev '20 Staples High School was evacuated from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Oct. 3 after an odor was reported in the junior and senior bookroom in the English hallway at noon. The Westport Fire Department reported that the odor was caused by a sewage leak. A social studies staff member who preferr...

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

September 28, 2018

Daniel Harizman '19 The senate judiciary committee voted to send the nomination of Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, to the full senate pending a one week FBI investigation surrounding sexual assault accusations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford earlier this month.   “The due diligence needs to be done, a...

Staples Library promotes ‘banned books’ in light of National Banned Book Week

Staples Library promotes ‘banned books’ in light of National Banned Book Week

September 27, 2018

Emily Stone '20 The Staples High School Library has been participating in the National Banned Books Week throughout this week. The library staff has promoted several banned books with large stickers between steps on the main staircase, such as “13 Reasons Why”, “Pride and Prejudice”, and ...

Trump bashes Amazon over series of tweets

Trump bashes Amazon over series of tweets

April 3, 2018

By Emma Greenberg '18 President Donald Trump first tweeted about the the internet retailer Amazon on March 29, calling out the company for causing damages to the United States Postal system. His following four tweets also said that Amazon should “pay real costs (and taxes),” reiterated that the ...

Linda Brown passes at age 75

Linda Brown passes at age 75

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 28, 2018

Linda Brown, the young girl at the center of the 1954 landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, passed away at age 75 of old age in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas on March 25. “[Brown’s death is] very upsetting, but it highlights the need to better our education system and uphold equality,” Ede...

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and honor lives lost

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and  honor lives lost

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 6:30 PM; hundreds of students and families attended the Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil in Downtown Westport.  Following a similar march in Hartford earlier in the day, attendees marched down Post Road demanding gun regulation and honoring the lives lost in Park...

Texas explosions leave community questioning perpetrator’s motives

Texas explosions leave community questioning perpetrator’s motives

March 21, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Five explosions have detonated in Texas since March 2. As of now, the explosions have  killed two and injured five others. The bombing suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt early Wednesday morning, killed himself with an explosive device inside his car as police pursued him, a...

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

March 21, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 At Great Mills High School in Maryland, a student opened fire on classmates on March 20, hitting a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. Immediately after the shots were fired, the school resource officer was called to the scene where he engaged the shooter and ended the threat after shot...

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