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Despite its advances in diversity and representation, Public Act No, 19-12, or An Act Concerning The Inclusion Of Black And Latino Studies In The Public School Curriculum, does not provide proper treatment to Connecticut’s Native American community.

New Black, Latino history bill lacks needed representation for Native Americans

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

On Dec. 29, 1890, an estimated 150 Native Americans were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre. After that, Native American history stops; no more “notable” events happened afterward. At least, that’s...

Ellee Seitz ’21 works on posters to promote work language week during her honors Italian class. Many world language classes spent time making and hanging up posters around the school.

World Language Week returns to Staples

Chelsea Strober '21, Paper Opinions Editor March 20, 2020

All over the country, the first weeks of March are recognized as World Language Week. The week promotes and celebrates foreign languages and cultures from all around the world. While it has not taken place...

Amazon now carries the Day of the Dead Barbie, Mattel finally includes a doll that isn’t blonde or white. Picture from Amazon.com.

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager October 10, 2019

Barbie has established societal expectations for 60 years. After years of restrictions within the consumer base, on Sep. 12 Mattel released the Day of the Dead Barbie. Since the release date, there has...

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Sophie Casey '20 January 9, 2019

Representation is implied in the House of Representatives, though the title now bears more accuracy. According to MSNBC, the 116th Congress is the most diverse in the United State’s history––a feat...

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

September 20, 2018

Poppy Livingstone '21 When Staples student Angela Ji ’19 was in the fifth grade, she faced a discouraging decision. Her school had a day where students dressed as fictional characters, and Ji found...

The next Bachelorette sets new expectations for the show

The next Bachelorette sets new expectations for the show

March 6, 2017

By Sydney Kaplan '17   The Bachelor series has been an entertaining reality show for millions of Americans for over 21 seasons. Twelve seasons ago ABC started a reversal of the show called The...

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2016

At 15 years-old I am a Staples sophomore. I have spent 13 years in school where I've had the privilege of being taught by close to 50 teachers. None of those teachers have been African American....

Hamilton’s casting call provokes calls of reverse discrimination

Hamilton’s casting call provokes calls of reverse discrimination

Lulu Stracher, News Editor April 27, 2016

“Hamilton” has received enthusiastic praise from virtually every person who has seen the now sold out musical on Broadway. However, this praise has turned into criticism from theater groups and Staples...

Oscar boycott ignites controversy among students

Oscar boycott ignites controversy among students

Brett Franklin, Staff Writer February 26, 2016

On Jan. 24, 2016, nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced and trending hashtags such as #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsStillSoWhite surfaced once again. All of the Oscar nominations were for...

Past editorial raises concerns about perceptions of diversity

Monique Medina, Staff Writer May 30, 2014

Although the attempt to approach the touchy subject of race in “Damaged by lack of diversity” is admirable, it stands as an article written for, effectively but solely, the Caucasian majority of Staples’...

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