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Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Lia Chen '20

November 8, 2018

At the climax of election season, many voters turn to the news for an objective report of candidates’ policies and standings. But not all newspapers choose to remain unbiased, and some even choose to  endorse specific political candidates. The Hartford Courant has a long standing tradition of endo...

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

Melanie Lust '19

November 5, 2018

This election day, Connecticut voters will scratch away at the checkboxes for their preferred gubernatorial, Senate and State Senate candidates. But this year's ballot offers more than a list of names. It will feature a proposed amendment that could decide the fate of Connecticut's environment. To m...

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to my simple life, and her allusion to “Romeo and Juliet” could not have flown further over my head...

Former Staples Student Running for State Senate

Former Staples Student Running for State Senate

March 2, 2018

Jacob Kogan '18 Former Staples student, Will Haskell ’14 announced Wednesday Feb. 28 that he will be running to represent Connecticut in the State Senate. Haskell, only 21 years of age, strives to be a voice for the younger side of Connecticut’s population, a voice which, according to his campaig...

Electoral College System Breeds Controversy and Questions

November 7, 2016

By: Melanie Lust '19 As the presidential election draws nearer, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's polls have never been closer, and new questions are surfacing about the unusual way our country will decide who wins: the Electoral College. Contrary to popular belief, American voters do not technically...

Connecticut Primary continues to help leading candidates

Connecticut Primary continues to help leading candidates

Amelia Brown, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

Many seniors joined the world of adulthood yesterday morning when they filed into Coleytown Middle School, Long Lots, Saugatuck and Greens Farms Elementary Schools as well as the Westport Library to vote in the 2016 Connecticut Presidential Primary. Tuesday, April 26 was the Connecticut Primary for ...

Concept of feminism provokes political confusion

Concept of feminism provokes political confusion

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

February 23, 2016

Let’s face it: the 2016 presidential election, in many ways, is an absolute joke. Instead of opening the New York Times to be greeted by reactions from a recent GOP debate, I’m flooded by Trump's latest Twitter insults that are offensive to virtually every type of person. When I open YouTube, in...

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