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Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations

Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations
December 8, 2020

With a global pandemic forcing communities into lockdown, polarization during the presidential election and civil unrest regarding systemic racism, 2020 has created the perfect storm to transform Instagram,...

Students demonstrate activism throughout history

The Black Lives Matter protest located in Downtown Westport took place last June. The event was organized by Staples students and attracted a large crowd of teens along with residents of Westport and neighboring towns.
November 25, 2020

As anyone who has studied U.S. history knows, young people have been at the forefront of bringing change in America. In the early 1900s, news boys went on strike and helped achieve rights for young workers....

Physical, vocal displaying of teachers’, administrators’ opinions prove impermissible, distract from learning

When teachers vocally and physically show support for their political and social beliefs, it can distract from learning of students. Therefore, these behaviors should not be permitted in a school environment.
October 10, 2020

In an era with political and social movements taking place one after another, opinions flourish in a school like Staples. Activists are everywhere in Westport, most of which can be found in our school.  With...

A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists
January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their...

Staples advocates for climate activism

Thousands of people of all ages took to the streets in the Climate Strike in NYC on Sept. 20 to fight for environmental causes.
October 23, 2019

Endless headlines about climate change and climate activists have circulated around the media for months now. Lots of people are fed up with the government’s lack of initiative to combat these issues,...

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster
December 3, 2018

The American Jewish community was left confused and hurt after a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people. Shockwaves were sent through the entire Jewish community...

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election
November 27, 2018

Rather than spending their free time with friends or doing homework, some high schoolers instead opted to volunteer at political campaigns. In a survey conducted by Zogby International, 22.4 percent of...

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence
June 5, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 On Friday, June 1 Staples students and faculty, specifically teachers from the English department, wore orange, a color representing the fight to end gun violence. Both the news...

National School Walkout sparks student activism

National School Walkout sparks student activism
May 7, 2018

By Lily Kane ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20

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
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...

School walkout inspires political activism

School walkout inspires political activism
March 15, 2018

Tori Lubin '18 At 10:00 a.m on March 14, my biology teacher asked, “Who’s participating in the walkout?” 25 students raised themselves from 25 desks. Not a single desk was occupied after 10:00...

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists
November 22, 2017

By Anna Rhoads ’19 History has seen revolutionary women from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, fight for equality. Anthony crusaded the women’s suffrage movement while Steinem used her presence...

Junior Statesman of America helps Staples “Fight Apathy”

Junior Statesman of America helps Staples “Fight Apathy”
March 23, 2017

By: Arin Garland '18 Recently, the Staples JSA club has joined a nationwide campaign called “Fight Apathy,” which aims to “encourage students to think about what's important to them,” in the...

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