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Trump Administration targets teen vaping epidemic

Trump Administration targets teen vaping epidemic

October 4, 2019

The Trump Administration addressed the growing health concerns of teenage use of e-cigarettes after a recent increase in teens with respiratory related illnesses has been linked to vaping and five recent deaths of adult e-cigarette consumers. This prompted the U.S. Center for Disease Control to...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

Has Trump name called his way into war?

Has Trump name called his way into war?

October 15, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Name calling is an issue that sends students to the principal's office, not often to war. This is because the only people who usually name call are young children who don’t know any better. However, there are exceptions to every rule, and U.S. president Donald Trump is an ex...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly complain about how they are not able to say everything they want in just one tweet. The company...

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

September 26, 2017

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Advisors to President Donald Trump have used private email servers to communicate after the President was elected, The New York Times reported on Monday. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, were among the six members who used private serve...

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

May 11, 2017

By Tori Lubin '18 & Margot Mather '17 FBI Director and former Westport resident James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 9, in the midst of Comey’s investigation of the Trump administration’s potential involvement in Russia’s hacking of the 2016 campaign. Trump...

White supremacist fliers found in Norwalk

White supremacist fliers found in Norwalk

March 7, 2017

Layla Wofsy ’19 Several Norwalk residents were alarmed after finding white supremacist fliers on their driveways and in their mailboxes on Monday, Feb. 7. The fliers were predominantly distributed to the Cranbury area of the town. The fliers read, “We must secure the existence of our race and...

Donald Trump’s inaugural address ignites discussion amongst Staples’ classes

Donald Trump’s inaugural address ignites discussion amongst Staples’ classes

February 6, 2017

By Alex Reiner Donald Trump’s inaugural address was not thought of as a traditional presidential speech by many Staples’ students due to its rhetoric and wording, sparking many classes to delve into an analysis of its content and tone. President Donald J. Trump gave his inaugural address on Jan. 2...

The muslim ban executive order feels unthinkable

The muslim ban executive order feels unthinkable

February 6, 2017

Christopher Andrews '18 Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017. Ever since then, much of the country has been unhinged. People are rioting in the streets. Protests are happening in Washington. People are still declaring the saying, “Not my pr...

Students react to Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globe awards

Students react to Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globe awards

Lauren Stack '17, Public Relations Editor

January 10, 2017

By Lauren Stack '17 On Jan. 8, the Golden Globe awards, an award show that recognizes the best in film and television aired on national television. Actress Meryl Streep won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor that is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. After accepti...

Trump deservedly earns the title of Time’s Person of the Year

Trump deservedly earns the title of Time’s Person of the Year

December 21, 2016

By: Melanie Lust'19; Assistant Creative Director On December 7th, Time Magazine announced its choice for Person of the year - and, to no one's surprise, it's Donald J. Trump. From this choice immediately stemmed an outpouring of hatred, anger, and anti-Trump sentiment aimed directly at the magazine....

Politics Spur Division within the Families of Staples’ Students

Politics Spur Division within the Families of Staples’ Students

December 1, 2016

By: Alex Reiner '18 and Alexa Moro '18 *Names changed in order for students to remain anonymous Many families argue about what they want for dinner or which sibling gets the last slice of pizza, but some Staples’ students face more extensive arguments. These Staples students live in a politically...

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