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Reopening economy will save more lives than national lockdown

As the US reaches its third month of quarantine and as unemployment continues to rise, we need to start thinking about getting our economy running again.

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

It’s been three months since Staples closed its doors in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Staples students, Westport residents and essentially the rest of America have locked up and stayed in their homes as shelter-in-place orders have swept across the nation. With the exception ...

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

With the evergrowing rise of nationalism, it is possible that we may be drawn over the edge of the cliff.

Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Nationalism is defined as loyalty and devotion to a nation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. On the surface, one could argue that this definition would highlight nationalism as a positive aspect, but can there be a negative side to nationalism?  Since the advent of modern society, we have seen pockets of po...

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Teddy Dienst ’20

October 18, 2018

While students were struggling with homework and dreading the sound of their 6 a.m. alarm, three students in the class of 2020 got the opportunity to fly to Paris and represent Staples High School. Patricio Perez Elorza ’20, Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Natasha Johnson ’20 are the three student...

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

September 20, 2018

By Reece Keusch '19 Whether we were writing the Declaration of Independence, creating the internet, ending slavery or building the Panama Canal, the United States of America has had an unprecedented amount of technological and sociological achievements since its inception in 1776. But perhaps, the...

Memorial Day Parade honors veterans and the Westport community

Memorial Day Parade honors veterans and the Westport community

June 15, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie ’19 and Nicky Brown ’19  

Ranking Trump’s best nicknames

Ranking Trump’s best nicknames

June 13, 2018

By Reese Keusch '19   Donald Trump’s presidency is, if anything, a controversial one. Although you may not like a lot of what Trump has done, credit is due where credit is deserved: Donald Trump’s nicknames for people are fantastic. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Trump has created doz...

NFL policy obstructs liberty

NFL policy obstructs liberty

May 31, 2018

By Jarod Ferguson '18   Dear NFL Owners, Recently you all voted on a new rule that would essentially make your NFL players stand for the National Anthem. Or did you? Whatever you may have discussed at the league meetings about protesting will not prevent NFL Players from protesting. Our c...

How America has become numb to terrorism

How America has become numb to terrorism

November 22, 2017

By: Ellen Fair ’19 Has terrorism become so normalized that it is now okay to sit in the cafeteria and casually ask, “Did you hear about the car that trucked through eight people in New York?” It’s like our country is becoming numb to terrorism. We are becoming tired of fear because it is emot...

Has Trump name called his way into war?

Has Trump name called his way into war?

October 15, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Name calling is an issue that sends students to the principal's office, not often to war. This is because the only people who usually name call are young children who don’t know any better. However, there are exceptions to every rule, and U.S. president Donald Trump is an ex...

Memorial Day treats

Memorial Day treats

May 29, 2017

Nicky Brown '19 https://youtu.be/XWHBfrA3wh4

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Alex Reiner

November 17, 2016

By: Alex Reiner '18 Many people around the world, but especially in our Westport community, were shocked to learn that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, despite all of the racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic remarks he made throughout his campaign. Like much of the ...

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