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Reactionary school security measures lack foresight to prevent violence

Reactionary school security measures lack foresight to prevent violence

Seth McCoy '19, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

We live in a time where school-shootings have somehow become the mainstream. In this day and age, armed School Resource Officers (SROs) are just another staff member you pass in the cafeteria. As disgusting as it is, schools are a target for violence; last year, the US carried the weight of 113 schoo...

Malloy signs bill banning bump stocks

Malloy signs bill banning bump stocks

Sophie Driscoll '19, Editor In Chief

June 7, 2018

By Sophie Driscoll '19 Governor Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 18-29, legislation banning bump stocks and other devices that increase the rate of fire of semi automatic firearms, into law on Thursday, May 31. The legislation will take effect October 1, 2018. It states that people who “sell, o...

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

April 21, 2018

Students walked out of class on Friday, April 20 as part of a national school walkout to protest in favor of increased gun legislation in the US. Despite warnings of unexcused absences from the administration, the walkout took place in the Staples courtyard and was followed by a rally on Veteran’s...

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

March 14, 2018

  It sounded just like fireworks, like the fourth of July. But then it grew louder and louder, the pop, pop, popping of a machine gun flying down the hallways, searching for a body, any body, to pierce through and make its next victim. You’re running to hide, running to save your life; but ...

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 28, 2018

A student report of an alleged shooting threat prompted a shelter-in-place procedure at Staples High School and investigations around Westport on Tuesday, Feb. 27. “A juvenile student was overheard making threats that he was going to shoot a teacher,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said ...

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

February 13, 2018

By: Mia Daignault '20 An accidental shooting occurred at Sal Castro middle school in Las Angeles on Feb.1, the third school shooting of recent weeks. Two students and two others were left minorly wounded. The student responsible had an unregistered semi-automatic machine gun in her backpack. ...

Preventing gun violence- it’s not that simple

Preventing gun violence- it’s not that simple

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016

In recent controversy on finding a solution to stopping gun violence, most anti-gun advocates focus their argument on closing the “gun show loophole” and requiring more thorough background checks; little do they realize that stopping gun violence is more complicated than that. In the alleged “...

No Guns in School

No Guns in School

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Donald Trump may just be the master of contradiction. While politicians often make promises to appeal voters, Trump often tries to balance between two extremes. This past Friday at an NRA convention, Trump committed to eliminate gun-free zones in the country. This was a blanket statement, though gun-f...

A.P. Assassination remains despite recent gun violence

A.P. Assassination remains despite recent gun violence

Amelia Brown and Julia Rosier, Features Editors

May 5, 2016

A lot has changed since 1999. Chalkboards are now smartboards and textbooks are websites on tablets. But, A.P. Assassination remains.  Not only that, but its popularity amongst students has grown from just 35 student participants in 1999 to over 130 participants in 2016, despite concerns of its appropriateness. P....

Why I Couldn’t Handle AP Assassination

Why I Couldn’t Handle AP Assassination

Claire Lewin, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Step One: Take an AP class during your senior year. Step Two: Pay $20.00 to take part in AP Assassination. Step Three: Find out who your target is and strategize. Step Four: Stay in your house to avoid getting shot. Step Five: Avoid restaurants, public places, and your friends to avoid being...

5 ways to dominate AP Assassination

5 ways to dominate AP Assassination

Adam Kaufman, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

  Get a dope gun   It’s imperative to choose your (nerf) weapon wisely. A simple pistol won’t do, and an over complicated sniper rifle is only going to slow you down. There’s a happy medium between the two, and it just takes a little time to find the right tool to do damage....

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

Sandy Hook Elementary School, temporarily located in Monroe, Connecticut, received a bomb threat over the phone at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. Students were evacuated to a neighboring elementary school as a precautionary measure, although authorities did not find evidence of any danger surrounding...

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