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Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

October 5, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 The results of a study conducted by Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire between 2010 and 2017 were published on Oct. 1, 2018, and revealed evidence linking violent video games to physical aggression in teens who frequently play them. According to USA Today, 24 stud...

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

June 5, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 On Friday, June 1 Staples students and faculty, specifically teachers from the English department, wore orange, a color representing the fight to end gun violence. Both the news and social media promoted wearing orange, which caused many to join in. “I think there’s imp...

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

March 14, 2018

  It sounded just like fireworks, like the fourth of July. But then it grew louder and louder, the pop, pop, popping of a machine gun flying down the hallways, searching for a body, any body, to pierce through and make its next victim. You’re running to hide, running to save your life; but ...

Protect kids, not guns

Protect kids, not guns

Sophie Driscoll '19, Editor In Chief

March 4, 2018

    First, it was never again Columbine. Then, it was never again Virginia Tech. Then, it was never again Sandy Hook. Now, it’s never again Parkland.   The murder of 17 students and faculty members at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day marked the 18th...

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

December 21, 2017

By Kaela Dockray '20 I live in a gun-free home. I mean really gun free. We’re talking no water guns, no nerf guns and most certainly nothing that has the capability of shooting out a real bullet. As a product of the violence-free home in which I reside, I believe that it is within our own individ...

Sexual harassment: Why we need to focus on mental health

Sexual harassment: Why we need to focus on mental health

November 5, 2017

By: Ian Bernstein ’18 More than half, or 54 percent, of U.S. women have experienced unwanted and unwelcome sexual attention from men, according to a national ABC News and Washington Post poll. Let this sink in. Let the fact that most women have suffered from sexual harassment at some point i...

No worries after Staples lockdown drill

No worries after Staples lockdown drill

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager

March 31, 2016

On March 24, the interim principal, Dr. Mark Karagus, announced on the loudspeaker, “Secure the school, secure the school,” and initiated a lockdown drill for all students and staff. The lockdown occurred during period four, and a special schedule was put in place to accommodate the lockdown. Due to the events ...

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

March 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, two officers were shot outside by an unknown shooter the Ferguson Police Department. Both officers are currently in the hospital, and are in “serious” condition according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar at a press conference. A 32-year-old officer from Webster Gro...

College Greek systems ruin lives

College Greek systems ruin lives

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

March 2, 2015

She sits in the desolate, cobwebbed basement of the house. She suffers her way through putting together a 1,000-piece puzzle. Her only source of light is a tiny candle. It is around three in the morning, which is especially hard for her because of the sleep condition her doctor diagnosed her with last...

Don't Throw Israel Under the Bus

Don't Throw Israel Under the Bus

June 1, 2011

I am both a Jew and a person who in general is pro Israel. However, when it comes to president Obama’s declaration that Israel should return to its pre 1967 borders, I could honestly say that I would disprove of this action regardless of my background. Obama believes that returning the land Israel has gained since 1967 will help to create peace in the Middle East. This could n...

Don’t Throw Israel Under the Bus

Don’t Throw Israel Under the Bus

June 1, 2011

I am both a Jew and a person who in general is pro Israel. However, when it comes to president Obama’s declaration that Israel should return to its pre 1967 borders, I could honestly say that I would disprove of this action regardless of my background. Obama believes that returning the land Israel has gained since 1967 will help to create peace in the Middle East. This could n...

Kick-Ass Review

Kick-Ass Review

May 4, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Remember those people that always said that you should never be the hero? They never told you why: because you might get knifed repeatedly before being mixed up with a bazooka and some samurai swords. Thank you for that valuable lesson, "Kick-Ass." All joking aside, "Kick-Ass" is a gra...

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