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Muffet McGraw refuses to hire males

Muffet McGraw refuses to hire males

Holden Cohen '20

May 13, 2019

Muffet McGraw is one of the greatest coaches in women's basketball history; she has been to nine final fours, won two national championships and has received AP coach of the year four times. Although she has been the head coach through this historic run, she hasn’t been able to do it without the hel...

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Dana Perelberg ’20

March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned in purple and decorated with balloons and streamers celebrate a day of little frivolity: Internatio...

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Jack Lev ’20

February 4, 2019

Imagine a highly prestigious ceremony: best director is an award; a woman is announced as the winner; she walks up to make her speech. The ceremony you’re imagining is surely not the Oscars. Since 1929, the Oscar nominations have recognized a mere five women in the best-director category: Lina...

Girls code into the future of STEM

Girls code into the future of STEM

October 12, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19 The next generation: we envision new science; we envision new treatments; we envision new solutions. Yet we continue to restrict half our population from making this possible. We create dreams and set them up to be approximately 50 percent less likely to occur. We do this by ...

Nobel Prize emphasizes exclusion of women from STEM fields

Nobel Prize emphasizes exclusion of women from STEM fields

October 4, 2018

Forty-nine out of 923. One out of 20. A mere 5 percent. According to Quartz, that’s the number of women that have received Nobel Prizes since the prize was founded in 1901. On Oct. 2, physicist Donna Strickland became the third woman to receive the Nobel Prize in physics out of 209 recipients, ...

Staples 2016 election

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Editor

November 4, 2016

Kit Epstein '17

Attitudes towards rape persist in culture

Attitudes towards rape persist in culture

Jessica Gross, A&E Editor

May 30, 2014

There are certain words that carry weight. Words that make us cringe or wince, put knots in our stomachs and lumps in throats, words that make us wish we had eyelids for our ears. Words that are thrown around casually. For example. A Staples student who was raped last year by another student...

Sexism exhibited through Yik Yak

Sexism exhibited through Yik Yak

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor

May 30, 2014

What started as a harmless app, Yik Yak, the anonymous social media, has challenged Staples students’ spirit, ethics, and environment. One particular part of the Staples culture that is being questioned is sexism, which some would say shined through loud and clear in Yik Yak. Throughout the app’s...

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