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Final exam schedule polarizes students

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Rachel Suggs ’21 and Andreas Lolis ’21, Web news editor and Paper news editor

May 24, 2019



We the People class advances to national competition

We the People class advances to national competition

Will Matar ’21

March 6, 2019

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...

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The Junior Statesmen of America club (JSA) at Staples traveled to the Winter Congress Convention in Washington, DC on Feb. 7 for the weekend. JSA is a group of high school students who engage in debates at conventions around the country. When not at debates, the group practices after school and en...

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

May 29, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 A high school student posted a sound snippet which was re-posted by a social media influencer on May 15 causing it to go viral. The clip that features a male voice saying a single word that sounds like the names “Yanny” and/or “Laurel” has left internet users in a debate. ...

Midterm Date Debate

Midterm Date Debate

January 20, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 and Julia Rosier '18

Clinton commands in first debate

Clinton commands in first debate

Andrew Vester, Whip

October 4, 2016

Andrew Vester '17 The last few weeks have seen the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, sliding in the polls, while the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has gained momentum. After the first debate, Democrats’ faith in their nominee should be renewed, with almost every major media outlet repor...

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

September 26, 2016

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Democratic candidates veer farther left after first debate

Democratic candidates veer farther left after first debate

Anders Hovstadius, Assistant Web Creative Director

October 25, 2015

Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Britain once said, "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain," so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Staples students support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and form...

Why I stand with Planned Parenthood

Why I stand with Planned Parenthood

Lulu Stracher, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood is the largest health care provider for women in the United States.  In 2013, it performed almost 865,721 pap smears and breast exams, provided 3,577,348 birth control services and information, and 4,470,597 tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections. These efforts helpe...

Democratic Debate yields mixed reactions from students

Democratic Debate yields mixed reactions from students

Fritz Schemel, News Editor

October 16, 2015

After a duo of Republican debates in Aug. and Sept., Democratic candidates got their chance under the spotlight in Las Vegas in their first debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Five candidates gathered on stage in Las Vegas: front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie ...

The marvelous debate over ice cream

The marvelous debate over ice cream

Chase Gornbein, Assistant Business Manager

September 5, 2014

On a scorching hot summer day, ice cream is certainly a great treat to cool yourself off and help to enjoy the sun. However, how do you know which flavor to choose?  Some students at Staples are fans of both fruity and colorful flavors. “When it’s hot out, the only flavor I like is lemon beca...

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