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Staples students opinions on Wear Orange Weekend

Staples students opinions on Wear Orange Weekend

Mark Didio '20 and Alex Massoud '20, Staff Writer and Web Sports Editor

June 7, 2019

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Kids play as school shooter in new “Active Shooter” video game

Kids play as school shooter in new “Active Shooter” video game

June 7, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20   A video game called “Active Shooter” was scheduled for release on June 6, but it was recalled after thousands of families spoke out in protest on May 29.   The video game plot goes as follows:  the player is a school shooter attacking students and teac...

‘AP Assassin’ participants donate to Sandy Hook Promise

‘AP Assassin’ participants donate to Sandy Hook Promise

May 23, 2018

Audrey Bernstein '20 As the school year comes to a close, many seniors will choose to arm themselves with Nerf Guns, a sign that they are gripped by “AP Assassin,” a Staples High School tradition. Each year, after paying an entry fee of $20, seniors who take an AP class and choose to participate are...

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

Parkland shooting animation video reveals sequence of tragic events

May 11, 2018

By Maya Brodows '20 On April 24, Broward Sheriff’s Office released an animated video depicting the violent events of Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida. The animation provides the first official account of gunman Nikolas Cruz’s movement through Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It was creat...

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

Animation of Parkland shooting serves as reminder of loss

May 4, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20   Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14th, I have suffered through every emotion. I have seen horrifying videos taken during the shooting, read the words of grieving students and watched as tears filled their eyes in remembrance. However, as time pa...

Students attend legislative hearing on gun laws

Students attend legislative hearing on gun laws

April 24, 2018

By Julia Lombardo '20 and Ava Simunovic '18

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

April 2, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '20 and Dana Perelberg '20 On March 14 a walkout took place in schools all over the United States, including in Bedford Middle School. At approximately 9:45 a.m. hundreds of students filed into the hallways. They abandoned their backpacks and binders to gather in the gym in the...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

March 28, 2018

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such was the case when I had the opportunity to speak with assistant principal Richard Franzis, principal...

Parkland victims relentlessly pursue change

Parkland victims relentlessly pursue change

March 26, 2018

By Ben Pearl '18   On Wed. February, 14, an armed gunman entered the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. After learning of the threat, Lori Alhadeff, mother of 14-year-old Alyssa, subconsciously felt that her daughter was hurt. She rushed to the school to find police tape and ...

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

March 21, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 At Great Mills High School in Maryland, a student opened fire on classmates on March 20, hitting a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. Immediately after the shots were fired, the school resource officer was called to the scene where he engaged the shooter and ended the threat after shot...

Recent gun violence leads to closed doors and opened minds

Recent gun violence leads to closed doors and opened minds

March 14, 2018

By: Emma Van Riper ’20 Gun violence threats have drawn attention to the flaws in the current security measures that are taken at school. The best way to prevent gun violence in school is to work out a process to handle anonymous tips and to launch an educational program to ensure that people unders...

Protect kids, not guns

Protect kids, not guns

Sophie Driscoll '19, Editor In Chief

March 4, 2018

    First, it was never again Columbine. Then, it was never again Virginia Tech. Then, it was never again Sandy Hook. Now, it’s never again Parkland.   The murder of 17 students and faculty members at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day marked the 18th...

New Jersey teen kills parents and sister in New Years Eve shooting

New Jersey teen kills parents and sister in New Years Eve shooting

January 4, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 Scott Kologi, a 16-year old from Long Branch, New Jersey, shot and killed four people on Dec. 31. The victims were the shooter’s parents, Linda Kologi and Steven Kologi; his sister, Brittany Kologi; and family friend, Mary Schultz, who lived with the family. The motive sur...

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