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Prom Peril

Prom Peril

May 19, 2011

When Shelton High School senior Sonali Rodrigues arrived to school one Friday morning, she had no idea what she was in for. Her classmate James Tate, an honors student with no prior disciplinary record, had taped 12-inch-high cardboard letters to the front of the school building which read: “SONALI RODRIGUES WILL YOU GO...

Death Penalty: What Does Staples Think?

Death Penalty: What Does Staples Think?

October 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Haley Randich '14 Staff Writer Steve Hayes, a man indicted for the brutal murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, has been on trial for the past three weeks.  His crimes qualify him for the death penalty, causing Connecticut residents, once again, to begin arguing over our state’s laws, which currently allow for execution by le...

In-School Suspensions Supply Beneficial Punishment

An excerpt from the Connecticut State Department of Educations Guidelines for In-school and Out-of-school suspensions, issued by commissioner Mark K. McQuillan. |Photo Graphic by Petey Menz '11

December 9, 2009

On July 1, 2009, the Connecticut State Department of Education mandated that schools aim to lower the number of students being suspended outside of school for violating district rules, but this law was quickly rescinded. The alternative to suspending so many students outside of school would be an increase in the number of in-school suspensions. “The stat...

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