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Staples fails veterans and students by leaving national holiday unacknowledged

Staples fails veterans and students by leaving national holiday unacknowledged

Giselle Oldani, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War Ⅰ. A war lasting four years, mobilizing over 70 million soldiers. Whether the cause was alliances, nationalism or the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, soldiers fought bravely, passionately ou...

Staples recognizes Vets on Veteran’s Day

Staples recognizes Vets on Veteran’s Day

Phoebe Mendelson '17, Staff Writer

November 12, 2016

By Phoebe Mendelson '17 On the 11th day of the 11th month, Veteran’s Day is celebrated. Originally known as Armistice Day, which was to celebrate the end of World War 1, is now celebrated annually in commemoration of the veteran’s of our country. Within the Staples High School community there ...

Why Staples Students need to stop criticizing “American Sniper”

Why Staples Students need to stop criticizing “American Sniper”

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Ever since "American Sniper" came into theaters early this year, controversy has erupted throughout the county. Liberals everywhere, especially in Hollywood, are slamming the Oscar nominee "American Sniper" for being so-called racist, Islamophobic, war propaganda, and even calling Chris Kyle a sociopath....

Pay tribute to our fallen heroes

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

November 10, 2014

When I was in eighth grade, I heard a veteran’s story about his experiences in the Vietnam War. I have been appreciative for the troops and their service ever since. Seeing the look of fear in the veteran’s eyes when he described the unimaginable scene of combat, and his stories about helping...

Music Festivals Draw Veterans, Newcomers Alike

Music Festivals Draw Veterans, Newcomers Alike

April 15, 2011

It was crowded, hectic, loud and debilitating. But it was one of the most ridiculous, memorable experiences of my life. Electric Zoo was a music festival some cohorts and I attended last fall, with which we associate many great memories. The sheer fact that with the movement of a few feet, you could be vi...

Veterans Day 2010 Getting the Job Done

Veterans Day 2010 Getting the Job Done

November 21, 2010

Some are more enthusiastic than others on Veterans Day|Image via Wikipedia Rachel Guetta '13 Opinions Editor Nov. 11 fell on a Thursday this year. However, it was not any old Thursday—it was Veterans Day. But despite the holiday, Westport Public Schools did not have the day off. Instead, students watched a student-created segment on the morning show, Good Morning St...

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