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It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

April 3, 2017

By Shaina Selvaraju '17 We talk about significant figures in history, and then we talk about significant women in history. In reality though, the first list should actually be called significant men in history because women cannot be found on it. For some reason, just for being a woman, our type of s...

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Alex Reiner

November 17, 2016

By: Alex Reiner '18 Many people around the world, but especially in our Westport community, were shocked to learn that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, despite all of the racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic remarks he made throughout his campaign. Like much of the ...

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 ...

Celebrity Robbed of Reputation

October 19, 2016

By: Molly Mahoney '18 In Paris’ No Address Hotel on October 2, two robbers, obscured by ski masks and 3:00 am darkness, held Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint before stealing the celebrity’s jewelry. The monetary loss equated to more than 10 million dollars, on top of the emotional damage that accompanies...

Make Feminism Your Own

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Debasing the word “skinny” through mutual empowerment

Debasing the word “skinny” through mutual empowerment

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

Two girls threw their arms around each other and puckered their lips in seductive fashion, giggling and beaming smiles in between iPhone camera flashes. Their trusted friend and designated photographer snapped and clicked away with glee. She then lowered the phone and looked down at her screen in di...

“Tampon tax” places an unfair burden on women

“Tampon tax” places an unfair burden on women

Lulu Stracher, News Editor

April 5, 2016

Getting my period was, quite literally, the worst thing that had ever happened to me. It was mortifying, to say the least. I hid in my room until my mom came upstairs and forced me to tell her why I was so upset. She ran out to CVS, and when she came back with a box, I hid under the covers of my bed....

Reject revealing Halloween costumes

Reject revealing Halloween costumes

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

I was obsessed with Halloween when I was a little girl. I mean, who wasn’t? I loved going to find the perfect pumpkin to carve however I pleased and stuffing my pillowcase to the brim with candy. But the best part about Halloween was the arrival of the endless costume magazines which poured out of m...

Female politicians treated unequally

Female politicians treated unequally

Lulu Stracher, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

From rape culture to the wage gap to daily micro-aggressions, life for women isn’t so easy. Unfortunately, this doesn’t really ever stop, even for seemingly powerful women. Regardless of their political party or beliefs, female politicians have been attacked with sexist comments from the media, the pu...

Jock Talk: Existence of Women’s Professional Sports is Sexist

Jock Talk: Existence of Women’s Professional Sports is Sexist

October 22, 2010

Danica Patrick, an example of a woman in a coed professional sport. | Image by david_shankbone via Flickr Julia Friedman '11 Staff Writer I’m not a complete sexist, even though most people assume me to be.  I support women’s rights.  I’m a fan of equality.  However what I am not a fan of is women’s professional ...

Teen Vital Voices Helps Women Around the World

Teen Vital Voices Helps Women Around the World

June 21, 2010

Alexis Teixeira Guest Writer Like many Staples students, there are mornings when I wake up and wish that I didn’t have to go to school. I can assure you that this would never happen in a place like Kenya because girls end their education at a very early age or don’t get the opp...

May 11, 2010 | The XX Voters

May 11, 2010 | The XX Voters

May 11, 2010

12:17 p.m. Seniors Natasha Gabbay, Lexi Preiser, and Amanda Stewart register to vote with the help of the volunteers from the League of Women's Voters....

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