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Trump’s trial is unprecedented in American history and could have a sizable impact on the upcoming 2024 presidential election.

Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Above The Law

Matthew Stashower ’25, Inklings Ambassador May 24, 2024

To say the least, former president Donald Trump is anything but unoccupied. While running in the 2024 race for the presidency, he is engaged in no less than four prosecutions in separate jurisdictions....

Seniors, newly eligible to vote, faced unexpected challenges on election day this past Tuesday. Their experiences call attention to necessary reforms to the voter registration process.

Seniors face unexpected obstacles at the polls

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor November 11, 2023

Americans pride themselves on their ability to have a say in choosing their leaders, from the local level all the way up to the presidential election. The right to vote is as sacred in this country as...

Multilingualism has been proven to have many uses, yet in America, foreign language education is severely lacking, in comparison to the rest of the world.

Foreign language education lacks in America, Westport community

Anna Diorio '23, Broadcast Director October 17, 2022

The issue of foreign language education in the United States is one that is as old as America itself.  The founding fathers sought to establish an “intellectual agenda” for the new country. Looking...

My grandmother, Miriam Barros (left), and my mother, Jacqueline Passios (right), on a beach in Recife about 14 years into the dictatorship. Just two years after this photo was taken, Brazil held the first direct election for governor since the military regime started. According to Folha de S.Paulo, 48 million voters went to the polls.

Recognizing your American privilege: Why we are blessed to live in the US

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor January 3, 2022

In the spring of 1964, the Brazilian Armed Forces overthrew President João Goulart, establishing a military dictatorship in Brazil that would last 20 years. My mother, a child at the time, began to hear...

The transgender ban hampered potential for national growth and togetherness. Now that it is lifted, this country has a better chance of seeing more positive change.

Lifting of military ban on transgender people one step further to a better America

Anna Diorio '23, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The societal limits placed upon transgender people are both unnecessary and harmful to the growth and welfare of our nation as a whole. Among the ideals of the Constitution is equality. By impeding on...

As the US reaches its third month of quarantine and as unemployment continues to rise, we need to start thinking about getting our economy running again.

Reopening economy will save more lives than national lockdown

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer June 3, 2020

It’s been three months since Staples closed its doors in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Staples students, Westport residents and essentially the rest of America have locked up and...

With the evergrowing rise of nationalism, it is possible that we may be drawn over the edge of the cliff.

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

Prasaus Yeager '22 March 14, 2020

Nationalism is defined as loyalty and devotion to a nation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. On the surface, one could argue that this definition would highlight nationalism as a positive aspect, but...

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, Staff Writer 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...

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...

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...

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...

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