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The 2022 Midterms were one of the most consequential in history. Democrats did far better than expected, with the best results for an incumbent President’s party since 2002.

Midterms 2022: Republican ripple nationwide, Democratic sweep in CT

Henry Watson ’25, Paper News Editor November 16, 2022

The 2022 Midterm saw election denial, women’s reproductive rights and pro-Trump candidates specialize the election into one where the Democrats had a solid chance of holding off a Republican wave.  In...

The Oct. 15 Presidential Debate was cancelled, due to President Trump’s refusal to participate in a virtual alternative.

Why I’m glad Trump dumped the debate

Valerie Dreyfuss '22, Opinions Editor October 26, 2020

I never thought I could possibly write these four words: thank you, Donald Trump. By refusing to agree to conduct the originally scheduled second presidential debate virtually, you have done a huge...

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Trump Administration targets teen vaping epidemic

October 4, 2019

The Trump Administration addressed the growing health concerns of teenage use of e-cigarettes after a recent increase in teens with respiratory related illnesses has been linked to vaping and five recent...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned...

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...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly...

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

September 26, 2017

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Advisors to President Donald Trump have used private email servers to communicate after the President was elected, The New York Times reported on Monday. Trump’s daughter,...

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

May 11, 2017

By Tori Lubin '18 & Margot Mather '17 FBI Director and former Westport resident James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 9, in the midst of Comey’s investigation of the...

White supremacist fliers found in Norwalk

White supremacist fliers found in Norwalk

March 7, 2017

Layla Wofsy ’19 Several Norwalk residents were alarmed after finding white supremacist fliers on their driveways and in their mailboxes on Monday, Feb. 7. The fliers were predominantly distributed...

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Donald Trump’s inaugural address ignites discussion amongst Staples’ classes

February 6, 2017

By Alex Reiner Donald Trump’s inaugural address was not thought of as a traditional presidential speech by many Staples’ students due to its rhetoric and wording, sparking many classes to delve...

The muslim ban executive order feels unthinkable

The muslim ban executive order feels unthinkable

February 6, 2017

Christopher Andrews '18 Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. Ever since then, much of the country has been unhinged. People are rioting in the...

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