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Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Governour’s Ball announced a new age policy on Nov. 25 that prohibits attendees under 18 years of age from attending the 2020 Governour’s Ball music festival. Under-age attendees can accompany adults, but each adult is required to bring a valid form of ID and can only bring two under-age attendee...

Students speak up about library karaoke

Students speak up about library karaoke

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

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Rolling Loud adopts new bag policy

Rolling Loud adopts new bag policy

Mia Daignault ’20

October 4, 2019

Beginning with the Rolling Loud music festival, a new bag policy has been enacted for all U.S. festivals as a safety precaution. There are no backpacks, purses or bags allowed unless they are 12" x 6" x 12, are clear plastic, vinyl and not manufactured by skin from animals. Festival goers may also bring...

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered

Abby Fleming '20

January 2, 2019

As the holiday season begins, Christmas lights go up, cars drive around town with a tree tied to their roof and holiday classics seem to be on repeat. One song you may encounter this year is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser, which is accompanied by controversy. The almost-75-year-old clas...

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ spreads the opposite of holiday cheer

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ spreads the opposite of holiday cheer

Lily Kane ’20

January 2, 2019

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, one thing that helps me get through the harsh winter season is the promise of uplifting and joyful holiday music. Whether it’s Justin Bieber singing about his adventures under the mistletoe or Bing Crosby belting out a ballad about a picturesque wh...

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...

“This is America” sheds light on controversial issues

“This is America” sheds light on controversial issues

June 18, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino, recently came out with a new song titled “This is America." Many elements of the song, from lyrics to symbols in the music video, are causing controversy throughout the country. The song addresses with racism, police brutality, the media...

Innocent or Vandalism: How should we treat the hallways of Staples?

Innocent or Vandalism:  How should we treat the hallways of Staples?

October 3, 2017

By Jacob Trock '20 While walking up the ramp to the cafeteria, in plain sight, is a poster about pickleball classes. But upon looking closer, you can make out the face that makes this pickle special. Based off of a joke from the tv show Rick and Morty, this pickle has garnered much positive attention...

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

May 8, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 After its popular, yet troubling debut on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” has officially been renewed for a second season. The series is an adaption of Jay Asher’s novel, which depicts the aftermath of high-schooler Hannah Baker’s suicide. In each episode, a reason for H...

Split portrays controversial representation of dissociative identity disorder

Split portrays controversial representation of dissociative identity disorder

Alexandra Sprouls ’19

February 28, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls   At the movie theater, one may feel awed, laugh or even cry when walking out. After viewing the film Split, many viewers left the theater offended by the lack of knowledge on dissociative identity disorder on the part of the writer. “I think identity disorders were depicted as non-human and just horribly overall throughout the film.” Jam...

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

Ashton Dedona '17, Arts page editor

February 2, 2017

By Ashton Dedona '17 A local essay contest graced the headlines of Fox News, NY Daily News and CBS News, among other prominent national publications, on January 31, stirring further controversy within Staples and the town of Westport. The essay contest is run annually by Westport’s diversity coun...

A.P. Assassination remains despite recent gun violence

A.P. Assassination remains despite recent gun violence

Amelia Brown and Julia Rosier, Features Editors

May 5, 2016

A lot has changed since 1999. Chalkboards are now smartboards and textbooks are websites on tablets. But, A.P. Assassination remains.  Not only that, but its popularity amongst students has grown from just 35 student participants in 1999 to over 130 participants in 2016, despite concerns of its appropriateness. P....

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