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The Connecticut Ridicule Law is intended to restrict hate speech in the form of advertisements. However, during the last 40 times the law has been filed, it has not been in the context of advertisements.

Connecticut ridicule law violates freedom of speech, local control of education

Natalie Bandura '22, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

In an effort to break out of America's systematic oppression of people of color and put an end to racially targeted violence, creating a safe and welcoming environment for Black students is more paramount...

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Abby Fleming ’20 December 12, 2018

It started with a few cryptic tweets following her breakup with her fiance, SNL actor Pete Davidson, each one including the phrase, “thank u, next.” It caused a commotion, to say the least. On Twitter,...

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

October 5, 2018

By Carly Kaplowitz '21 Technology companies Amazon and Snapchat are creating a new feature in which Snapchat users can easily find and purchase a product. Users can do this by pressing down on their...

Students unfazed after Snap announces redesign of app

Students unfazed after Snap announces redesign of app

January 3, 2018

On Nov. 7, 2017, Snap Inc. announced its third-quarter earnings report and reported weak revenue and user growth. Pressure from Snap investors to grow its user base has ignited the company to implement...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Get me out of Generation Z

November 22, 2016

By Jesse Levinson '17   I used to send Snapchats of books I was reading, underlining sentences that I found particularly funny or alarmingly existential. Sometimes I would even add brief captions...

Racist media posts enrage college students

Racist media posts enrage college students

October 17, 2016

Cate Casparius '19, Staff Writer Since the 2016-2017 college year began, there have been at least four instances of racial Snapchat posts at Universities which led to big consequences, in some cases...

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Emily Olrik , Staff Writer May 31, 2016

Sitting with the other interns at lunch, we are the big kids. We’re the adults, the graduating seniors, the about-to-go-off-to-college-kids. We are surrounded by the middle schoolers, the tweens, the...

The number 20 represents that one person has been snapchatting another person for 20 straight days and have thus developed a “streak.”

Snapchat streaks cause a frenzy

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer March 4, 2016

Snapchat, the universal app that allows people to send pictures and videos to their friends for 10 seconds before they disappear forever, has students at Staples eager to gain new “streaks” with as...

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Snapchat update catches the attention of students

Jackson Livingstone, Staff Writer September 16, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 15 the social media app Snapchat released an unexpected update that captured the attention of Staples students of every class. Laughter echoed throughout the library, hallways and...

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor March 27, 2015

When Snapcash was introduced on Nov. 17, 2014, many students immediately had negative reactions. Unlike the “Snapchat Story” feature that also received many disapproving comments when first released...

Snapchat update snatches away best friends

Snapchat update snatches away best friends

Daniela Karpenos , Web News Editor February 2, 2015

Jan. 27 marked a day of horror for many avid Snapchatters. The app update brought about an unwelcome and unforeseen change—the disappearance of the infamous “Best Friends” list. This list, updated...

Snapchat is sending me over the edge

Snapchat is sending me over the edge

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor January 29, 2015

In the good old days, we kids used to snapchat each other silly selfies or embarrassing pictures of our friends from across the cafeteria. That was the golden age - we snapped and chatted without a care...

Compo’s cannons shoot into Westporters’ snapchats

Compo’s cannons shoot into Westporters’ snapchats

Fritz Schemel, Sports Editor January 23, 2015

Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, snapchats taken in Westport will be stamped with their own special Geofilter, designed by one of Staples’ own. Geofilters, graphics that indicate the location where...

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