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Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

With Coronavirus slowing down in Connecticut, the state is slowly starting to work its way towards normalcy. Businesses are reopening. Restrictions are beginning to be lifted. People are starting to see each other in person more.  Connecticut residents have many differing opinions on the reopening of the state. ...

Opening restaurants are huge step in right direction

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

As the days go on and on with little change, it seems as if we might be moving in the right direction for returning to some sort of normality. Connecticut governor Ned Lamont announced restaurants can open on May 20 for outdoor seating only. This is exactly what people needed to hear.  Most ...

Congress must curb continuous coronavirus spending

As a result of Congressional spending, the US deficit skyrocketed in the month of April. By this year’s end, the Congressional Budget Office projects that the deficit will be $3.7 trillion.

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor

May 17, 2020

These are unprecedented times. Never have so many people been isolated from society.  The effects of social distancing impact more than just the social aspect of our lives. The American economy is in dire straits. Congress has responded with massive spending, including a $2 trillion stimulus pack...

Stock market underperforms due to Coronavirus

The stock market has taken a detrimental hit as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, and while it has begun to return to normal in certain businesses, most markets are continuing to decline.

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The stock market is being negatively impacted by the spread of the novel Coronavirus, affecting many Staples students who own stocks.  “The Coronavirus wiped about the past four months of my gains in the span of a few days,” Brian Campbell ’20 said. “While I haven't technically lost any mon...

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Representative Jonathan Steinberg holds a picture of his daily schedule. Since beginning his fifth term on Jan. 10, he has been active on several committees in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Melanie Lust '19

February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty quickly prioritize and figure out what the things are that I'm going to want to chase across the fi...

Trump announces new tariffs on steel and aluminum

Trump announces new tariffs on steel and aluminum

April 6, 2018

By Seth McCoy '19 President Trump announced new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on March 1, 2018, in an attempt to aid the declining American markets. Taxing 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, the tariffs aim to increase domestic steel and aluminum production and “level the pla...

Our country has been submerged in the waters of abomination

Our country has been submerged in the waters of abomination

November 22, 2016

By: Ian Bernstein '18 Dear America, I don’t understand. Please don’t leave me; I have nowhere to go, no one else to turn to. The recent breach of troubled waters in your democratic foundation has changed you. You’re unrecognizable. I have been blindsided by the regressive values which...

Volkswagen scandal surprises students

Volkswagen scandal surprises students

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

On Sept. 23, 2015 Volkswagen admitted that over 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide were fitted with an algorithm to fool regulators. These regulators were meant to measure the amount of nitrogen oxide that the cars emitted, but when the cars weren’t in a test situation, the regulators switched off, re...

Merging Local Merchants with Save the Children

Merging Local Merchants with Save the Children

May 13, 2011

Matthew Lev ’12 has created a plan to get local merchants involved in raising money for Save the Children. Lev wanted to raise money for the organization and help local businesses by encouraging people to shop. While volunteering weekly at Save the Children, Lev approached his supervisor, J...

Tough Economy Brings Budget Struggle

Tough Economy Brings Budget Struggle

January 25, 2011

As the existing education budget for Westport Public Schools represents 63.7 percent of the entire town budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011, or nearly $111 million, its revision concerns many organizations and individuals supported by the school system. In addition, continuing unrest in the general economy has lead to various calls for budge...

Don't Be Scared Off: New Documentary "Inside Job" is Essential Viewing

Don't Be Scared Off: New Documentary "Inside Job" is Essential Viewing

November 18, 2010

Let’s just get this straight before we move any further. I am a normal kid. I love “Jackass 3-D”and even“Harold and Kumar.” While I may love those guilty pleasure movies, there is still much room in my heart for educational documentaries, and the new film “Inside Job” is no exception. Yes, I...

Two Senate Hopefuls Duel It Out In Fairfield County's Only Senate Debate

Two Senate Hopefuls Duel It Out In Fairfield County's Only Senate Debate

October 18, 2010

Jamie Wheeler-Roberts '13 Staff Writer Two senate hopefuls Linda McMahon of the Republican Party and Richard Blumenthal of the Democratic Party went head to head at the Continental Manor, in Norwalk, Conn. In Fairfield County’s only senate debate. The two candidates, who wish to take over the seat ...

Regardless of Ideology, a Healthcare Overhaul is Necessary

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March 21, 2010

Jack Hennessy '10 Web Sports Editor Not always was Theodore Roosevelt as revered as he is today. In fact, during his first term, he was labeled a dangerously free-spirited socialist. In the end however, Roosevelt brought calm and confidence to a fragile nation in the wake of President McKinley’s ...

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