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New York climate change walkout teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe

New York climate change walkout teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

In modern day, 11% of the global population is currently vulnerable to climate change; 800 million people suffering each day from something that could have been avoided in the first place, according to Conservation.org.  Climate change is moving around the globe, and it’s not moving slowly. The t...

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...

National School Walkout sparks student activism

National School Walkout sparks student activism

May 7, 2018

By Lily Kane ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20

Administrative actions deter student activism

Administrative actions deter student activism

April 27, 2018

By Mia Daignault ’20 Photo by Ginger Ellis ’20   It was 9:58 a.m. and I was sitting in my Italian class waiting to hear the herds in the hallway and the sound of crumpling paper being thrown away into backpacks. I was readying myself for the excitement of voice and change led by fellow St...

Jonas and Roland sing for a cause at Staples walkout

Jonas and Roland sing for a cause at Staples walkout

April 26, 2018

By Daniel Thompson '18 and Anay Simunovic '18

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

April 21, 2018

Students walked out of class on Friday, April 20 as part of a national school walkout to protest in favor of increased gun legislation in the US. Despite warnings of unexcused absences from the administration, the walkout took place in the Staples courtyard and was followed by a rally on Veteran’s...

Administration limits rights of students to protest during walkout

Administration limits rights of students to protest during walkout

April 10, 2018

By Jack Dennison ’21   One month after the events in Parkland, students nationwide walked out of their school for 17 minutes to protest gun violence in schools. Videos of these walkouts surfaced all over social media, from students in New York City going onto the streets with signs prote...

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

April 2, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '20 and Dana Perelberg '20 On March 14 a walkout took place in schools all over the United States, including in Bedford Middle School. At approximately 9:45 a.m. hundreds of students filed into the hallways. They abandoned their backpacks and binders to gather in the gym in the...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

March 28, 2018

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such was the case when I had the opportunity to speak with assistant principal Richard Franzis, principal...

School walkout inspires political activism

School walkout inspires political activism

March 15, 2018

Tori Lubin '18 At 10:00 a.m on March 14, my biology teacher asked, “Who’s participating in the walkout?” 25 students raised themselves from 25 desks. Not a single desk was occupied after 10:00 a.m. The Staples student body was drawn to the fieldhouse like a magnet. Girls, boys, freshman,...

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 14, 2018

By Julia Rosier '18 and Eddie Kiev '20 Staples students participated in the nationwide walk-out on March 14 to honor the victims of Parkland, Florida and to advocate for political activism among students. The nationwide walkout was inspired by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

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