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Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Teddy Dienst ’20

October 18, 2018

While students were struggling with homework and dreading the sound of their 6 a.m. alarm, three students in the class of 2020 got the opportunity to fly to Paris and represent Staples High School. Patricio Perez Elorza ’20, Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Natasha Johnson ’20 are the three student...

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

US flag planting unnecessarily omitted from Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man”

September 20, 2018

By Reece Keusch '19 Whether we were writing the Declaration of Independence, creating the internet, ending slavery or building the Panama Canal, the United States of America has had an unprecedented amount of technological and sociological achievements since its inception in 1776. But perhaps, the...

Memorial Day Parade honors veterans and the Westport community

Memorial Day Parade honors veterans and the Westport community

June 15, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie ’19 and Nicky Brown ’19  

Ranking Trump’s best nicknames

Ranking Trump’s best nicknames

June 13, 2018

By Reese Keusch '19   Donald Trump’s presidency is, if anything, a controversial one. Although you may not like a lot of what Trump has done, credit is due where credit is deserved: Donald Trump’s nicknames for people are fantastic. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Trump has created doz...

NFL policy obstructs liberty

NFL policy obstructs liberty

May 31, 2018

By Jarod Ferguson '18   Dear NFL Owners, Recently you all voted on a new rule that would essentially make your NFL players stand for the National Anthem. Or did you? Whatever you may have discussed at the league meetings about protesting will not prevent NFL Players from protesting. Our c...

How America has become numb to terrorism

How America has become numb to terrorism

November 22, 2017

By: Ellen Fair ’19 Has terrorism become so normalized that it is now okay to sit in the cafeteria and casually ask, “Did you hear about the car that trucked through eight people in New York?” It’s like our country is becoming numb to terrorism. We are becoming tired of fear because it is emot...

Has Trump name called his way into war?

Has Trump name called his way into war?

October 15, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Name calling is an issue that sends students to the principal's office, not often to war. This is because the only people who usually name call are young children who don’t know any better. However, there are exceptions to every rule, and U.S. president Donald Trump is an ex...

Memorial Day treats

Memorial Day treats

May 29, 2017

Nicky Brown '19 https://youtu.be/XWHBfrA3wh4

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 ...

Cold War tensions ease as Cuban and American relations come closer

Cold War tensions ease as Cuban and American relations come closer

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager

May 12, 2016

In the recent months many historic strides have transpired to better the relations between two countries that have been at odds for the past few decades. The United States has been attempting to ease tensions with Cuba by hoping to lift the almost five decades long year embargo that has left the islan...

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Channing Smith, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016

A well educated person will not turn to terrorism. It is simple fact and logic. When someone can express themselves thoroughly in heightened words or writing, there is no need to resort to unjustified, violent acts. People who turn to terrorism are those who have no jobs, no opportunity and no hope. Peo...

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