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Building Bridges Club Hosts “Salem Neighbor Screening”

Building Bridges Club Hosts

May 18, 2017

By: Tori Lubin '18 and Olivia Foster '18 Building Bridges Event from Olivia Foster on Vimeo....

Change for change: Staples students present and fundraise for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Staples alum Megan Laney speaks about her experience studying abroad at the University of Aleppo in early 2011 alongside a presentation of the photos she took while there.

January 26, 2017

By Alice Hickson '17 and Becky Hoving '17   Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager’s two Contemporary World Studies courses are fundraising for Syria, as well as presenting a documentary and having a question-answer session, January 25 and January 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Staples H...

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Channing Smith, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016

A well educated person will not turn to terrorism. It is simple fact and logic. When someone can express themselves thoroughly in heightened words or writing, there is no need to resort to unjustified, violent acts. People who turn to terrorism are those who have no jobs, no opportunity and no hope. Peo...

Students share reactions to refugee bill’s passing

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Amelia Brown, Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

  In light of the recent terrorist attacks on Paris and Lebanon, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday Nov. 20 that would tighten the veting process on any Syrian or Iraqi refugees who are looking to get asylum in the United States. While the current process takes two years, the new ...

The forgotten crisis known as ISIS

Photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel St. Pierre from

Caroline Lane, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

On the same day that the infamous black and blue, or possibly gold and white, dress mystified people around the globe, ISIS ruthlessly destroyed an entire museum full of precious ancient artifacts that had been collected over centuries. Yet the dress is what went viral. Articles from CNN, The ...

Himes and Blumenthal Discuss Syria at Public Meeting

Rep. Jim Himes addresses a speaker from the audience at Sunday’s public meeting on Syria.

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

September 9, 2013

People packed into the auditorium at the Darien library on Sunday, Sept. 8, filling chairs, aisles, and even crowding behind the library in order to listen and speak at a public meeting on Syria. Rep. Jim Himes and Sen. Dick Blumenthal were present at the meeting, answering questions and hearing their...

Interview with Léa: Syria and Lebanon

Interview with Léa: Syria and Lebanon

Claire Lewin, News Editor

September 2, 2013

Syria has been in a civil war for about two years now. But recently, tension within the country has escalated to a new level due to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government. Although nothing has been confirmed, it is serious enough that America is thinking of intervening. Due to the dangerous...

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