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Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

November 21, 2019

America has a complex history of making, selling, buying and using guns, and our laws reflect our disagreement. There are several laws that conflict over the highly contentious and partisan gun control debate that gained steam in the recent decade. For example, the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arm...

‘AP Assassin’ participants donate to Sandy Hook Promise

‘AP Assassin’ participants donate to Sandy Hook Promise

May 23, 2018

Audrey Bernstein '20 As the school year comes to a close, many seniors will choose to arm themselves with Nerf Guns, a sign that they are gripped by “AP Assassin,” a Staples High School tradition. Each year, after paying an entry fee of $20, seniors who take an AP class and choose to participate are...

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

December 21, 2017

By Kaela Dockray '20 I live in a gun-free home. I mean really gun free. We’re talking no water guns, no nerf guns and most certainly nothing that has the capability of shooting out a real bullet. As a product of the violence-free home in which I reside, I believe that it is within our own individ...

[Oct. 2016 Arts] New documentary looks back at Sandy Hook tragedy

November 22, 2016

By Jack Shapiro ’19 & Bailey Blaikie ’19   “Newtown,” a documentary about the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, has already been released to New York, Los Angeles and Orange County, but it will be available nationwide  on November 2, 2016. Filmed over the course ...

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2016

A Connecticut judge ruled on Thursday, April 14 that the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Remington was viable enough to move forward. The law, according to Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, “does not prevent lawyers for the families of Sandy Hook victims from arguing t...

New school security guard patrols Staples

New school security guard patrols Staples

Rebecca Hoving and Margot Mather

December 9, 2015

On the morning of Dec. 4, 2015, Staples students were notified via email that a new security guard, Michael Velasquez, would be joining the faculty. Velasquez is a former police officer from New York City, but recently decided to move over to the school security aspect of law enforcement. “What ma...

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

Sandy Hook Elementary School, temporarily located in Monroe, Connecticut, received a bomb threat over the phone at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. Students were evacuated to a neighboring elementary school as a precautionary measure, although authorities did not find evidence of any danger surrounding...

In Memory of Dylan Hockley

In Memory of Dylan Hockley

Katie Cion, Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2013

Friday morning’s groundbreaking of Long Lots’ new playground, donated by New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association as a part of their “Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play” project, which plans to build 26 playgrounds in memory of the 26 victims that passed away at Sandy Hook, was no...

The Threat from Within

The Threat from Within

Eliza Llewellyn and Hannah Foley

April 12, 2013

Whether it’s a parent phone call to the Assistant Principal’s office, a hushed referral to a guidance counselor, or a blip on an administrator’s walkie-talkie, an alertness lingers in the wake of Sandy Hook. Outside of the classroom, politicians discuss school safety, pointing fingers at gun...

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