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Staples students, teachers validate pledge procedure

Students stand up in preparation for the pledge during the extended period each morning.

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22

March 3, 2020

How an Atheist feels about the Pledge of Allegiance

How an Atheist feels about the Pledge of Allegiance

Lulu Stracher, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Everyone is familiar with the Pledge of Allegiance. We have aimlessly recited it almost every single day of school since Kindergarten, yet most of us do not understand fully what it means or why we say it. Many of us, however, do understand that we are pledging to a God that we may or may not believe...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

December 22, 2009

Dear Editor, For full disclosure, I am President and Founder of the Young Republicans Club and a proud American patriot. I recently read the Inklings spread concerning the Pledge of Allegiance and felt that there was a decided lack of oppositional viewpoint.  There was no person asked in detail abo...

“Why I Don’t Stand”

A Staples student stands for the Pledge of Allegiance

December 4, 2009

Cole Manley '11 News Editor Each morning, students at Staples groan, get up from their seats, and mumble 31 words; a pledge of allegiance of sorts. Some murmur, some dictate, and some whisper. Others stand straight up, hands over their hearts, active and awake, even at 9 a.m. It is, afte...

The History of the Pledge

Half the states throughout the country require their students to recite the Pledge

December 4, 2009

"It’s now time for the Pledge,” Principal John Dodig announces on the loud speaker. It’s Wednesday morning and students sit in their classes with fluttering eyelids and cups of caffinated beverages sitting in front of them. While the Pledge is being recited, some students can be seen standing, some sitting, some talking, and some even trying to squeez...

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