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Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

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...

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...

Esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, dies at 76

Esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, dies at 76

March 16, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 Stephen Hawking, Iconic theoretical physicist best known for his his discoveries of certain properties of black holes and his quest to unify the fields of quantum mechanics and general relativity, passed away at his home in England on March 14. He died at 76, living over 50 year...

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 14, 2018

By Julia Rosier '18 and Eddie Kiev '20 Staples students participated in the nationwide walk-out on March 14 to honor the victims of Parkland, Florida and to advocate for political activism among students. The nationwide walkout was inspired by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart implement tighter limits on gun sales starting Feb. 28

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart implement tighter limits on gun sales starting Feb. 28

March 3, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20 Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, two of the nation's leading gun sellers, took steps on Wednesday to restrict sales on firearms. Early Wednesday, Dick’s said that it was immediately ending sales on all assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines in its stores. Th...

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 28, 2018

A student report of an alleged shooting threat prompted a shelter-in-place procedure at Staples High School and investigations around Westport on Tuesday, Feb. 27. “A juvenile student was overheard making threats that he was going to shoot a teacher,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said ...

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

February 27, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History and Women in History teacher, Cathy Schager, was nominated on Feb. 13 as a top finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Teaching Tolerance, a program started by a nonprofit organization called the Southern Poverty Law...

Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

Norwalk High School placed under shelter alert after dangerous tip reported

February 22, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 Norwalk High School experienced an early dismissal yesterday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. after being under “shelter alert” for a few hours due to a suspicious tip reported by a student to school officers. The claim was reported to the police around 10:43 a.m. saying that the student bel...

Ned Lamont joins race to succeed Malloy

Ned Lamont joins race to succeed Malloy

January 25, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '18 Early Wednesday morning Ned Lamont announced his candidacy in an email and social media posts. Lamont is going for his second running at becoming the governor of Connecticut, being previously defeated by Malloy in 2010.   Malloy has announced that he will not be running for ...

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

January 22, 2018

By Izzy Connors '18 Will Landowne ’18 became the current fastest high schooler in the country to run the 3000 meter (1.8 miles) this season, with a time of 8 minutes and 34 seconds on Jan. 21 in New Haven. As the captain of the boys track team, Landowne has been training all year leading up to...

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

January 21, 2018

By Ian Bernstein '18 The government was forced to shut down early Saturday morning after senators failed to agree on a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded. Only 50 senators voted in favor of the bill, according to The New York Times. The spending measure failed to earn the ...

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