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U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files gender discrimination lawsuit

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files gender discrimination lawsuit

Alex Sprouls '19, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation to pursue equal pay. The 28 members of the team filed the class-action lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights A...

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Dana Perelberg ’20

March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned in purple and decorated with balloons and streamers celebrate a day of little frivolity: Internatio...

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

Eliza Barr ’21, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017. Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized to do activities such as sell cookies and other crafts whereas boys might typically do campi...

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

October 5, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 Each year, Nobel Prizes are awarded to professionals in six categories: literature, physics, peace, medicine, chemistry and economic sciences. This year, a female chemistry professor received the chemistry award, becoming only the fifth woman to win this prize. On Oct. 3, France...

Iceland closes the payment gap.. Will America follow suit?

Iceland closes the payment gap.. Will America follow suit?

January 23, 2018

On Jan. 4, 2018, Iceland initiated a law that will ensure woman and men are paid equally. The law enforces that any employers who have 25 employees or more, must prove to the government they are paying according to hours and position rather than gender. Iceland plans on completely closing the government...

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

January 15, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Uber and Lyft are very similar platforms that people use as a means of transportation; however, there is a division between people who prefer one over the other. Uber was created March 2009, and Lyft was created June 2012. I personally am more familiar with Uber becaus...

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

October 6, 2017

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 & Bailey Blaikie ’19 The Unitarian Church is displaying a “Black Lives Matter” banner for the third time after previous vandalizations on Aug. 23 and again on Sept. 24. The church is located on 10 Lyons Plains Road in Westport. The first banner that hung by the ...

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

April 26, 2017

By: Jackie Sussman '17 Nicola Alexander ’17 came from a long line of social conquerors; her sister, mother and aunt had climbed Staples’ social ladder. Nicola’s name had to carry the weight of a junior’s backpack and be as ubiquitous as Neenan’s gaze. There was an air of disgruntlement...

It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

April 3, 2017

By Shaina Selvaraju '17 We talk about significant figures in history, and then we talk about significant women in history. In reality though, the first list should actually be called significant men in history because women cannot be found on it. For some reason, just for being a woman, our type of s...

Where Connecticut towns stand on the Municipal Equality Index

Where Connecticut towns stand on the Municipal Equality Index

October 28, 2016

Anna Rhoads '19 The Human Rights Campaign released the “Municipal Equality Index 2016” this month. The index gives a score to cities based on their “non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.”...

Baltimore protests provoke conflict for Staples alum

Baltimore protests provoke conflict for Staples alum

Isabella Ullman, Feature Editor

May 5, 2015

Riots in Baltimore, Maryland, sparked when 25-year-old Freddie Gray died on April 19, one week after he was arrested by the Baltimore police. On April 12, Gray was allegedly running away from the police for unknown reasons. Officers then took Gray in custody, and when he arrived at the station, Gray...

Best Buddies dedicates month to ending a word

Best Buddies dedicates month to ending a word

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

March 7, 2015

To many students, March can be described by a simple word: long. As one of the few times during the year that is uninterrupted by any significant break, April seems like centuries away. However, for Best Buddies, a club whose mission is to create friendships for students with intellectual and develo...

Girls rule, but boys don’t drool

Girls rule, but boys don’t drool

Jane Levy, Features Editor

October 1, 2014

“I am not a feminist,” I said. I was completely sure of myself. Feminists hate men. Feminists are only women. Feminists are strong, aggressive, and vengeful. Right? So I thought. As my peers have called me bossy, whispered about how manly I was for playing softball and scoffed at my assertive...

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