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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, 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

Clinton commands in first debate

Clinton commands in first debate

Andrew Vester , Whip October 4, 2016

Andrew Vester '17 The last few weeks have seen the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, sliding in the polls, while the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has gained momentum. After the...

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

September 26, 2016

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Democratic candidates veer farther left after first debate

Democratic candidates veer farther left after first debate

Anders Hovstadius, Assistant Web Creative Director October 25, 2015

Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Britain once said, "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain," so it...

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