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We the People class advances to national competition

We the People class advances to national competition

Will Matar ’21

March 6, 2019


Filed under News

On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in the state competition, the received wildcard let them continue on. In all 50 states, students take place in the...

Presidential vendetta threatens individuals, institutions

Presidential vendetta threatens individuals, institutions

Will Matar ’21

January 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions

There’s a new grinch in town, though he might be orange, not green. As the New York Post reported Thursday, Dec. 13, President Trump has cancelled a decade-long tradition in the journalism community: the annual White House Christmas Party for the press. Despite the nonconformance to convention, th...

Ending birthright citizenship destroys the American Dream

Ending birthright citizenship destroys the American Dream

Hannah Schmidt ’19

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinions

It came as almost no surprise when President Trump declared in an interview with Axios on HBO––which aired fully Sunday Nov. 4––that birthright citizenship should be done away with through an executive order. Trump doesn’t have that sort of power; the stroke of a pen is not what it takes to r...

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015


Filed under News

On Tuesday, June 2, the United States Senate passed the USA Freedom Act with a majority of 67 to 32, after Section 215 and Section 206 of the USA Patriot Act expired on May 31st. According to Mark Jaycox on eff.org, The USA Freedom act ends “bulk collection of phone records under Section 215” and “makes significant impro...

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Claudia Chen, Managing Editor

May 8, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

This past Tuesday, May 28, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the Constitution protects same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said that he was worried about changing the definition of marriage from “a way to bind children to their biological parents” to “a way to ...

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