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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,...

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

November 22, 2017

By Anna Rhoads ’19 History has seen revolutionary women from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, fight for equality. Anthony crusaded the women’s suffrage movement while Steinem used her presence in the media to fight for women’s liberation. As time has gone on, this fight has changed. In ...

Junior Statesman of America helps Staples “Fight Apathy”

Junior Statesman of America helps Staples “Fight Apathy”

March 23, 2017

By: Arin Garland '18 Recently, the Staples JSA club has joined a nationwide campaign called “Fight Apathy,” which aims to “encourage students to think about what's important to them,” in the words of Claudia Guetta ’18, President of the Staples chapter of JSA. “Whether it's a sport,...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Students debate the merit of political activism in 2016

November 22, 2016

By Alex Spadacenta ’17 & Margot Mather ’17   The United States is an experiment. No, not lab rats on the third floor, but a democratic experiment brought forth by the founding fathers in 1776. But, this democratic experiment “only works if people become politically engaged,” ac...

“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....

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