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Cteen of Westport strives to unite Jewish teen girls

Cteen of Westport strives to unite Jewish teen girls

Chelsea Strober '21 and Remi Levitt '21

November 27, 2018

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

June 5, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple on June 4. The decision was 7-2 and was written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. In July 2012, same-sex couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig asked Jack Phillips, owner of Ma...

The Unusual Pre-Game Routine of Praying

The Unusual Pre-Game Routine of Praying

October 30, 2017

By: Clay Crouch '18 Most who play sports have a pregame routine. They do it before every game and never change it. Some athletes tie their shoes a certain way, others listen to a certain song. Most football players at Staples are no different than other athletes when it comes to pregame procedure. ...

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ addresses the divine through numbers

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ addresses the divine through numbers

Jackie Sussman, Staff Writer

June 7, 2016

“The Man Who Knew Infinity,” in an oversimplified sense, is quite cliché. Yes, it is just so original to describe the story of a poor boy from an underdeveloped country overcoming the odds multifariously, eventually becoming successful beyond the boy’s wildest dreams. Of course, there is the...

Students share their plans for Good Friday

Students share their plans for Good Friday

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

This Friday, April 3, is Good Friday; the Christian holiday that honors the crucifixion of Jesus and his death. While some students are looking forward to celebrating the religious holiday, others are more excited about having a three day weekend. “I am very religious so I don't view Good Friday...

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act sparks controversy nationwide

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act sparks controversy nationwide

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

Protests broke out across the country last week in response to the state of Indiana’s passing of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” a law intended to protect the free exercise of religion. The law that Governor Mike Pence signed allegedly permits any business to deny their service to gay or lesbian customers on the basis of their religious beliefs. The law, for...

All I want for Hanukkah this year

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

According to old myths, when you throw a coin into a wishing well, your wish comes true. When I was young, I innocently believed this tale and begged my parents for pennies whenever I caught a glimpse of a fountain. When I was eight-years-old, amidst shopping for my mother’s birthday present with...

I favor menorahs to Christmas lights

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

Hi, my name is Cadence Neenan, and I’m a self-identified wannabe Jew. It all began in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah era. As a simple, awkward 13-year-old, I went to synagogue after synagogue on Saturday mornings for services all through seventh and eighth grade. I didn’t speak a word of Hebrew, the Torah...

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...

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