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[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...

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

November 22, 2016

By Julia Rosier ’18 & Frenchy Truitt ’17   The Wellness class, also known as the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Class (DBT), guides students and provides tips to reduce stress and maintain mindfulness. The class, being taught by Dr. Alycia Dadd, Yasu Wade, Lauren Burkhart, Jenna Gio...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable change is the increased requirements for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In th...

[Oct. 2016 News] Connecticut Representatives attempt to leap from obscurity and into the voters hearts

November 22, 2016

By Katelyn DeAgro '17 and Jack Beck '18   With November fast approaching, many people are focused on the ongoing debates and rivalry between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. However, local elections may have a far greater impact on the lives of Westport residents. ...

[Oct. 2016 News] What you need to know before the election

November 22, 2016

By Madison Sell '18 and Christoph Russi '18   The election is officially less than two weeks away, and it will be soon time to vote. It is important to be informed on the upcoming election and the policies of the candidates, especially the policies that pertain to Staples students and others ...

[Oct. 2016 News] Community makes effort to foster stronger police relations

November 22, 2016

By Anay Simunovic ’18 and Nicole Dienst ’18   The occurrence of police shootings across the country and widespread national protests have brought police brutality to the forefront of American issues today. As a result, the federal government is attempting to foster a better relationship b...

[Oct. 2016 News] Trigger warnings have uncertain future at the high school level

November 22, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 and Isabella Ullmann '17   Sophomore year, Brooke Wrubel walked into English 2 Honors as former Staples English teacher Sue O’Hara was handing out the next assigned reading, “The House at Sugar Beach.” “There was a rape [scene] in it,” Brooke Wrubel ’17...

[Oct. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Zach Strober Hurricane Matthew Tears Through Caribbean, Heads Towards U.S.   Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction through countries such as Haiti, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and St. Vincent and Grenadines as it traveled toward the United States. Haiti, which was hit hardest ...

Class of 2015 remembers biggest news stories from their four years

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

June 19, 2015

Occupy Wall Street On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York. It soon spread from coast to coast. People felt indignant over the social and economic inequalities that existed and looked to protest against the 1 percent in this country: the richest class in America....

World briefs

Alix Sommers and Megan Root, Staff Writer and News Editor

October 12, 2014

ISIS  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State, is a radical Islamist group with a declared mission to create an Islamic State, a nation with Islamic law and government, according to BBC News. The Huffington Post estimates at least 13,000 square miles are under ISIS control...

World Briefs

World Briefs

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2014

Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was originally founded by members of al Qaeda in 2006, but al Qaeda renounced ties to ISIS in February after constant fighting between leaders. Since then, the terror group has risen to power, according to CNN. ISIS posted videos onto YouTube in ...

Seniors say goodbye to Y-Drives

Seniors say goodbye to Y-Drives

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

April 28, 2014

Many years ago, the polished stainless steel of refrigerators was a rare sight; numerous quizzes and art projects hid any shiny surface. Now, instead of refrigerators, students’ Y-Drives hold their memories and accomplishments, with years and years of essays, projects and pictures. There is the pr...

Senior Prank Runs With The Bulls

Senior Prank Runs With The Bulls

May 18, 2011

Alicia Lourekas '12 and Nicolette Weinbaum '12 News Editor and Features Editor     On Friday, May 13, the boys of the senior class gave their last hoorah before leaving Staples for internships. About 40 senior boys sprinted through the halls dressed as bulls and matadors as Spani...

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