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Anti-Bullying Law implemented in Western New York

Anti-Bullying Law implemented in Western New York

October 25, 2017

By Chris Andrew '18 Parents are being held accountable by law for the bullying behavior of their children in the city of North Tonawanda. This upstate New York town is similar in size to our population in Westport. Earlier this month, a law was passed that stated that parents of a child under the age 18 wit...

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

November 22, 2016

First, we would like to recognize some Inklings’ members’ roles in the “Staples Meme Page,” a Facebook group in which offensive memes were posted. Several Inklings’ members joined the group and most didn’t immediately report it. This was an oversight. Those who did not inform the administ...

Yik Yak graduates to college

Yik Yak graduates to college

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

Upon speaking the words “Yik Yak,” current Staples students think of the single chaotic day last year, while Staples alumni think of the app’s casual comical every-day use. Launched in late 2013, the app was created by Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll—fraternity brothers and gradu...

Let’s face it

Let’s face it

May 30, 2014

When Yik-Yak shoved its way into Staples, students didn’t know where to turn. We needed someone to tell us how to cope. We needed someone to tell us that it would be okay. We needed help. That day, the day Yik Yak first appeared, the administration said there was nothing they could do. Just ignore...

Staples alum expresses disappointment regarding Yik Yak

Staples alum expresses disappointment regarding Yik Yak

Michelle Esteva

May 30, 2014

Dear Staples Yik Yak Users, You don’t know me (except for you, Will Haskell! Well done, by the way. Your article has inspired much-needed conversation and participation from a Staples alumnus in the midst of writing her master’s thesis), but I only support the use of anonymity in service of sociopolitical...

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