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On June 2, Fairfield County came together to stand against antisemitism. People of all religious denominations and ages attended in solidarity against the rise in antisemitic hate crimes and violence both in the United States and the larger global community.

Fairfield County rallies to stop antisemitism

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director June 10, 2021

As India struggles to cope with its most recent surge in Covid-19 cases, thousands of people die every day. Lack of medical resources and professionals, dwindling vaccine supply and various other factors have plunged India and its population even deeper into crisis, a situation that demands attention and action.

Lack of attention paid to India’s Covid-19 crisis reflects empathy deficit

Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor June 2, 2021

On May 19, there were 4,594 reported Covid deaths in India, according to the AP. Certainly, it is almost an insult to attempt to quantify the loss that underlies that number. Statistics, as we have all...

Following Derek Chauvin being declared guilty of murdering George Floyd, Ma’Khia Bryant has additionally been killed. The recurring deaths of the black community due to law enforcement’s racist brutality exposes the need for legislation of human rights rather than accountability in one of many verdicts.

Chauvin’s verdict promotes reflection upon selfless activism

Elle Vail, Paper Arts Editor May 6, 2021

May 25, 2020 started as any ordinary quarantine day. I made my way through the hours with Netflix and texting and Zoom. As I always did, I layed down in the evening to update myself on Instagram, but the...

#TheyForShe is taking on the task of calling out everyday sexism and gender inequity in our community and helping men understand what it means to be a woman in today’s society. 

#TheyForShe promotes inclusivity, supports International Women’s History Month

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Social media feeds have been flooded with activism in the name of International Women’s History Month, and social studies teacher Cathy Schager and her Women in Society class have further celebrated...

A woman kneels with flowers to pay tribute to the 10 victims of the Boulder, Colorado shooting on March 22.

Silence towards this year’s shootings due to oversaturation of violence, shallow trendy activism

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor April 5, 2021

When Colorado citizens went to King Soopers for their Monday afternoon grocery haul, they were completely unaware of what was about to take place. They did not know a man would enter the store, strapped...

The new method of raising awareness for social and political issues, “social media activism” started to rise in popularity around May of 2020.

New wave of “social media activism” flawed but well-intentioned

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor March 26, 2021

Take yourself back to June 2, 2020. You open your Instagram app, and as you scroll, it seems to be an endless array of black squares. You realize that it is #BlackoutTuesday, so you also post a Black square...


‘One Night in Miami’ fantastically illustrates fictional meeting of four legendary figures

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer February 6, 2021

Every movement has its icons. Its legends. The people who empowered and influenced, the people we learn about in school. But what happens when they’re all put in a room together?  Inspired by a real...

Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations

Instagram transforms to platform for political conversations

Remy Teltser ’21, Red Staff Paper Managing Editor December 8, 2020

With a global pandemic forcing communities into lockdown, polarization during the presidential election and civil unrest regarding systemic racism, 2020 has created the perfect storm to transform Instagram,...

The Black Lives Matter protest located in Downtown Westport took place last June. The event was organized by Staples students and attracted a large crowd of teens along with residents of Westport and neighboring towns.

Students demonstrate activism throughout history

Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

As anyone who has studied U.S. history knows, young people have been at the forefront of bringing change in America. In the early 1900s, news boys went on strike and helped achieve rights for young workers....

When teachers vocally and physically show support for their political and social beliefs, it can distract from learning of students. Therefore, these behaviors should not be permitted in a school environment.

Physical, vocal displaying of teachers’, administrators’ opinions prove impermissible, distract from learning

Lucy Arrow '21, Web Managing Editor October 10, 2020

In an era with political and social movements taking place one after another, opinions flourish in a school like Staples. Activists are everywhere in Westport, most of which can be found in our school.  With...

A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their...

Thousands of people of all ages took to the streets in the Climate Strike in NYC on Sept. 20 to fight for environmental causes.

Staples advocates for climate activism

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

Endless headlines about climate change and climate activists have circulated around the media for months now. Lots of people are fed up with the government’s lack of initiative to combat these issues,...

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Sam Zuckerman '21 December 3, 2018

The American Jewish community was left confused and hurt after a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people. Shockwaves were sent through the entire Jewish community...

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