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Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Lia Chen '20

November 8, 2018

At the climax of election season, many voters turn to the news for an objective report of candidates’ policies and standings. But not all newspapers choose to remain unbiased, and some even choose to  endorse specific political candidates. The Hartford Courant has a long standing tradition of endo...

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

Melanie Lust '19

November 5, 2018

This election day, Connecticut voters will scratch away at the checkboxes for their preferred gubernatorial, Senate and State Senate candidates. But this year's ballot offers more than a list of names. It will feature a proposed amendment that could decide the fate of Connecticut's environment. To m...

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to my simple life, and her allusion to “Romeo and Juliet” could not have flown further over my head...

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

October 1, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19   Former President Barack Obama announced his endorsement of state Senate candidate Will Haskell ’14 on Twitter on Monday Oct. 1. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to e...

Trump deservedly earns the title of Time’s Person of the Year

Trump deservedly earns the title of Time’s Person of the Year

December 21, 2016

By: Melanie Lust'19; Assistant Creative Director On December 7th, Time Magazine announced its choice for Person of the year - and, to no one's surprise, it's Donald J. Trump. From this choice immediately stemmed an outpouring of hatred, anger, and anti-Trump sentiment aimed directly at the magazine....

Politics Spur Division within the Families of Staples’ Students

Politics Spur Division within the Families of Staples’ Students

December 1, 2016

By: Alex Reiner '18 and Alexa Moro '18 *Names changed in order for students to remain anonymous Many families argue about what they want for dinner or which sibling gets the last slice of pizza, but some Staples’ students face more extensive arguments. These Staples students live in a politically...

Wilton students chant “build a wall” at school’s football game

Wilton students chant “build a wall” at school’s football game

November 23, 2016

By Alex Reiner ’18 Wilton High School students chanted “build a wall” during a high school football game between the Wilton Warriors and Danbury Hatters at Wilton High School on November 11, referring to the the slogan used by president-elect Donald Trump and his supporters in his promise t...

Dealing with the reality of a Trumped-Up America

Dealing with the reality of a Trumped-Up America

Chris Andrews

November 23, 2016

Chris Andrews '18 It’s official –  Donald Trump is president-elect and soon taking office. Like me, upon the announcement, I’m sure many Democrats have gone through the grief stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Since Secretary Clinton won the popular vote more tha...

[Nov. 2016 Arts] Mixed reactions to SNL skits reflect election tension

November 23, 2016

By Cate Casparius ’19 & Jack Shapiro ’19   Saturday Night Live” is a television sketch comedy that satirizes many topics relating to American society, including the 2016 presidential election. “Ever since the show debuted in the fall of 1975, it’s earned fans’ trust in ...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Checks and balances prevent Trump from real change *satire

November 22, 2016

By Fritz Schemel '17   It’s one week into the presidency of Donald Trump, and already, everything has changed... almost. Although many originally thought Trump would appoint a highly conservative judge to the Supreme Court at the start of his term, he instead declared the entire judicia...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] How I came to terms with the election result

November 22, 2016

By Lulu Stracher '17   On the night before election day, I stood at Independence Hall in Philadelphia along with 33,000 others waiting for history to be made. We felt exuberant at the possibility of the first woman president, which we were positive we would get. When Hillary took the stag...

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Melanie Lust ’19   TRUMP TRIUMPHS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION After a harrowing night tallying electoral votes, news of Donald Trump's victory shocked America and the world. Since then, riots and protests have broken out in major cities including Chicago and New York. The people of Cali...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Students debate the merit of political activism in 2016

November 22, 2016

By Alex Spadacenta ’17 & Margot Mather ’17   The United States is an experiment. No, not lab rats on the third floor, but a democratic experiment brought forth by the founding fathers in 1776. But, this democratic experiment “only works if people become politically engaged,” ac...

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