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Legacy admissions remain a contentious topic among Connecticut schools, with some opting to consider legacy status while others do not. However, this practice remains a significant factor in admissions decisions at many prestigious institutions.

Connecticut lawmakers may consider ban on legacy admission consideration

Anna Kercher '25, Paper Features Editor February 8, 2024

Key Connecticut state legislatures are likely to introduce a bill banning legacy admissions at public and private universities in the upcoming 2024 legislative session, which would make Connecticut among...

Students debate debt ceiling

Henry Watson ’25, Staff Writer June 12, 2023

The Westport Library hosted a First Selectman debate on Oct. 12. The event lasted from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Candidates responded to questions relating to Westport issues from moderator, Matthew Mandell.

Westport Library hosts First Selectman Debate

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager October 14, 2021

Westport’s First Selectman Debate took place on Oct. 12 at the Westport Library. The debate, sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Matthew Mandell, lasted from 12:00-2:00...

Winter Congress took place through Zoom and utilized the breakout room function to divide members into their designated committees. Zoom was an extremely convenient resource to use and allowed the convention to run smoothly.

Junior State of America engages in virtual Winter Congress

Abbie Goldstein ’22, Features editor March 5, 2021

Each year, members of the national, student-run organization Junior State of America (JSA) long for Winter Congress, a three-day convention in Washington D.C. where students from all over the country come...

When covering a current event or reviewing an event in history, students and teachers views can align with a political party, allowing for an opportunity to begin a debate.

Teachers expressing political views encourages debate, forces students to defend their opinions

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor April 20, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, the issue of whether it is appropriate for teachers to express their political views during class arises. Many students argue that their teachers cross a line...

For Westport students, Feb. break will take place the week of Feb. 17, and will last for a total of seven days. This break is considered to be a “no homework” break, where teachers are not advised to assign their classes with homework over the seven day break.

There’s never too much of a break: Schools must preserve Feb. break

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

February break provides the much-needed time away from midterms and SAT preps. Some consider this week paradise because it gives students a vacation from the most stressful time of the year. However, in...

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Rachel Suggs ’21 and Andreas Lolis ’21, Web news editor and Paper news editor May 24, 2019

The We the People competition is centered around the United States Constitution

We the People class advances to national competition

Will Matar ’21 March 6, 2019

On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in...

The group of students in the club visited the National Mall during some time off from learning about the federal government as it applies to JSA.

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor February 26, 2019

The Junior Statesmen of America club (JSA) at Staples traveled to the Winter Congress Convention in Washington, DC on Feb. 7 for the weekend. JSA is a group of high school students who engage in debates...

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

Audio clip solicits internet-wide debate

May 29, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 A high school student posted a sound snippet which was re-posted by a social media influencer on May 15 causing it to go viral. The clip that features a male voice saying a single...

Midterm Date Debate

Midterm Date Debate

January 20, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 and Julia Rosier '18

Board of Education candidates debate at town hall

Board of Education candidates debate at town hall

October 27, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19

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