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Paper News: Community reconsiders health education post-marijuana legalization

Claire Dinshaw, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2016

A few weeks ago, fifth grader Vevay Simunovic ’23 began the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, commonly called D.A.R.E. “I have learned how to be responsible,” Simunovic said, mentioning that D.A.R.E. has covered a lot of topics she was unfamiliar with before. One thing, however, that...

Paper News: April Local Briefs

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

Historic District Walking Tour, April 2 A walking tour of Westport’s Business Center District will be led by Bob Mitchell on Saturday, April 2, at 3 p.m. The tour will begin at 20 Jesup Green Road, Westport, Connecticut. On the tour, participants will discover facts about historic sites such as th...

Paper News: To stand or not to stand—Protests and apathy result in a decline in Pledge participants

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

As students get settled into their second period classes, the Staples High School principal, Dr. Mark Karagus, delivers the morning announcements and relays the familiar Pledge of Allegiance. While some students stand, other students and teachers choose not to do so. The West Virginia State Board...

Paper News: Texas becomes eighth state to enforce gun-carry laws

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

Since 1996, when the Gun-Free School Zones Act was revised following the Supreme Court case U.S. vs. Lopez, it has been illegal to carry a gun in a school zone. Yet, when it comes to the possession of firearms on college campuses, it is an entirely different story. On Aug. 1, 2016, Texas governor...

News: Prejudice Against Disabilities

Jane Levy, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

Fabian Becerra ’17 was five years old when he began to feel weakness in his legs. “I was still able to walk then,” he said. “But I would get tired and need to rest.” Little by little, Becerra’s legs lost functionality. After dislocating and breaking his right knee at 12 years old, he...

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