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Westport Registrar of Voters announces deadlines for 2020 election registration

By Monday, voters will need to make a final decision on which party they will be a member of for the 2020 election and whether or not to switch.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor

May 11, 2020

The Westport Registrar of Voters decided that May 11 would be the last day for registered voters who are currently in a political party to switch parties. All new or unaffiliated voters who wish to register as a member of a political party must do so by Aug. 10. In order to vote in a primary, Connecticut voters must be registered as members of that primary’s party. ...

Teachers expressing political views encourages debate, forces students to defend their opinions

When covering a current event or reviewing an event in history, students and teachers' views can align with a political party, allowing for an opportunity to begin a debate.

Tierney Kugel '22, Arts Editor

April 20, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, the issue of whether it is appropriate for teachers to express their political views during class arises. Many students argue that their teachers cross a line or make them feel uncomfortable when discussing their beliefs. However, this type of discussion wi...

Nationalism is rising, but is it necessary?

People are beginning to take charge with nationalism. Whether this is good or bad, is up for you to decide.

Prasaus Yaeger and Hannah Cohn

March 25, 2020

Traveling cultivates understanding of America’s adversaries

As New Years is a very significant part of Russian culture, fireworks could be heard for many nights after the holiday.

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Flying home from my New Year’s trip to Moscow, I reflected on my experience traveling to a distant city that has always been on the top of my bucket list. As with everyone that travels to a new country, I had my stereotypes and preconceived notions of what Moscow--and Russia in general--would be lik...

Students share perspectives on Trump’s impeachment

The House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress) on Dec. 18.

Andreas Lolis '21 and Graham Wood '21

January 5, 2020

Michael Bloomberg could save 2020 presidential election

Michael Bloomberg could save 2020 presidential election

Reilly Caldwell ’20, Features Paper Editor

December 18, 2019

Since I will be 18 in the next election, I am trying to be more involved in the 2020 presidential race now that I have a responsibility to vote. But as somebody who considers herself to be an Independent, I have a hard time finding candidates I like.  However, since the former New York mayor Mic...

2019 municipal election reminds us of the importance of local politics

Municipal elections may not garner as much attention as those at a national scale, but participation is just as, if not more so, important.

Kaela Dockray '20, Paper Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

There is no doubt that next year’s presidential election will be monumental. For many, November of 2020 will serve either as a testament to the resilience of our democracy or an indication of the failures of our electoral system. Anyone remotely interested in the future of our nation will take the mea...

Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

The recent New York state ruling allows investigators to view President Donald Trump’s past eight years of tax returns. This may reverse the long-standing precedent of the Justice Department that allows for executive immunity for sitting presidents.

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

October 18, 2019

As a teenager, I’ve had the luxury of not worrying about my taxes. Sure, I’ve had to fill out state tax forms for my summer job as a lifeguard, but never have I had to sit through the numbing hours and hours of “boring” and “painful” tax returns according to my parents. However, knowing th...

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

March 25, 2019

Reece Keusch '19 Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director, concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election and turned in his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Barr’s letter said that...

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

The group of students in the club visited the National Mall during some time off from learning about the federal government as it applies to JSA.

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The Junior Statesmen of America club (JSA) at Staples traveled to the Winter Congress Convention in Washington, DC on Feb. 7 for the weekend. JSA is a group of high school students who engage in debates at conventions around the country. When not at debates, the group practices after school and en...

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