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Staples advocates for climate activism

Staples advocates for climate activism

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer

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, and even children, including many Staples students, have started to take it upon themselves to take...

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Sam Zuckerman '21

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 as people tried to pick up the pieces and move on with their lives, even though it was clear tha...

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Alexandra Sprouls ’19

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 random 18-24 year olds volunteered for a political campaign. Many staples students were found doing the same. As volunteers, students rang do...

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 and social media promoted wearing orange, which caused many to join in. “I think there’s imp...

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

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...

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 a.m. The Staples student body was drawn to the fieldhouse like a magnet. Girls, boys, freshman,...

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 in the media to fight for women’s liberation. As time has gone on, this fight has changed. In ...

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 words of Claudia Guetta ’18, President of the Staples chapter of JSA. “Whether it's a sport,...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Students debate the merit of political activism in 2016

November 22, 2016

By Alex Spadacenta ’17 & Margot Mather ’17   The United States is an experiment. No, not lab rats on the third floor, but a democratic experiment brought forth by the founding fathers in 1776. But, this democratic experiment “only works if people become politically engaged,” ac...

“Tampon tax” places an unfair burden on women

“Tampon tax” places an unfair burden on women

Lulu Stracher, News Editor

April 5, 2016

Getting my period was, quite literally, the worst thing that had ever happened to me. It was mortifying, to say the least. I hid in my room until my mom came upstairs and forced me to tell her why I was so upset. She ran out to CVS, and when she came back with a box, I hid under the covers of my bed....

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