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Celebrities’ kids’ information must be taken with a grain of salt

Many Staples students follow Conway and take her posts as fact, contributing to the global rumor mill.
October 25, 2020

I am a self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado. I keep up with the latest TikTok drama, I follow the lives of movie stars and politicians closely and I shamelessly “Keep Up” with the Kardashians.  When...

Twitter displays double standard following threats against Trump

As threats against President Trump were made, Twitter put out a statement highlighting their policy against hate on the site, exposings the double standard between men and women in politics. Graphic by Marina Engler '21
October 25, 2020

Following news that President Trump contracted COVID-19, many flocked to Twitter to voice their opinions and reactions. Among the millions of tweets that rolled in, there was a noticeable amount of tweets...

First Presidential debate proved lack of professionalism, maturity

Trump interrupts Biden during his two minutes on the impact that the coronavirus has and the lives taken from the lack of action taken by the Trump administration. Image taken from taken from C-SPAN
October 25, 2020

When I sat down to watch the Sept. 29 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I got more than what I expected. And I mean much more. One could argue that there were some hits of the 90-minute...

Trump motivates base while Biden fails to lure undecided voters in first debate

The presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was exactly what I expected it to be—a mess. Both candidates shouted and hurled insults at each other, and seldom answered the questions that were given to them.
October 23, 2020

The presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was exactly what I expected it to be—a mess.  Both candidates shouted and hurled insults at each other, and seldom answered the questions...

Trump’s potential Planned Parenthood ban will wrongfully deprive women of reproductive rights

October 2, 2020

Since the Roe vs. Wade court case in 1973, women have been granted the right to abortion. It wasn’t until the ’70s that women were given the opportunity to make their own decisions about their...

Threatening political messages posted in downtown Westport cause fear among residents

October 1, 2020

Violent and threatening posters spreading political messages were placed in downtown Westport by an unknown person or group of people this weekend. Posted outside of Pink Sumo, and taped to  parking...

Social studies teachers approach election education with confidence

Social studies teacher Suzanne Kammerman’s classroom board depicts the Democratic and Republican tickets as well as dates for the online and absentee ballots and Presidential and Vice-presidential debates.
September 26, 2020

The November election is coming soon, and everyone can feel it. A global pandemic, nationwide protests and, arguably, more political polarization than has ever been seen in recent history. With all this...

Trump administration lacks transparency, misinforms public amid COVID-19 crisis

May 11, 2020

The world is in a time of crisis; there’s no sugarcoating it. In the United States, we look to the White House for information and guidance, trusting our elected officials to be transparent and united...

President Trump imposes travel ban on Europe, prompting travel cancellations in Westport

President Trump banned all travel between the U.S. and the European Union for 30 days last Wednesday, effective March 13, to help control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He later included the United Kingdom and Ireland in the ban, and advised Americans not to gather in groups of more than ten people.
March 17, 2020

President Trump banned all travel between the U.S. and the European Union for 30 days last Wednesday, effective March 13, to help control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He later included...

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