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[Oct. 2016 Opinions] Clinton single-handedly demolished the country we once knew and loved *satire

October 28, 2016

By Molly Liebergall '17   The year is 2019. America is ravaged by chaos, and tomorrow, Jan. 20, marks the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the end.  Before she took office, Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Republican nominee Donald Trump by a narrow margin to snag the 2016 presidential e...

[Sept. 2016 News] Conservative underrepresentation persists as 2016 political dialogue intensifies

October 11, 2016

By Fritz Schemel '17 Editor-in-Chief and Zach Horowitz '19 As the 2016 election barrels towards the finish line, political dialogue surrounding it has grown increasingly tense. Out of 200 Staples students surveyed, just 17 percent of liberal students felt their views were underrepresented, compared...

You’re fired, I’m hired…again

You’re fired, I’m hired…again

Margot Mather, A&E Editor

May 19, 2016

*Satire* As “The Donald” secured the Republican presidential nomination many find themselves wondering who he will choose for his elected running mate. However, the populace clearly has forgotten what Trump stands for, and therefore have failed to consider the possibility that he will be his ...

Kasich’s high road to the highest office, and why the Never Trump movement should rally around the Ohio Governor

Kasich’s high road to the highest office, and why the Never Trump movement should rally around the Ohio Governor

Fritz Schemel, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2016

The 2016 election has been plagued by negativity and personal attacks. Candidates have insulted each others’ wives and compared each other’s hand sizes. Debates (especially on the GOP side) have focused on personality attacks rather than substantive policy debate. Only one candidate has risen a...

Bloomberg’s calculated decision not to run for president

Bloomberg’s calculated decision not to run for president

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

When I first found out that Michael Bloomberg decided not to run for president, I was devastated. I truly believe that he was our best shot at keeping this country intact. He is moderate, which is exactly what this country needs, and he isn’t Donald Trump. The majority of this country is modera...

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Obama and Senate clash over Supreme Court nomination

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

On Feb. 13, 2016 Justice Antonin Scalia died in Schafer, TX, leaving an eight person Supreme Court and a year for President Obama to fill the gap.   While it’s a rare thing for a justice to be appointed to the court in an election year, this isn’t an event without precedent –– throughout ...

Concept of feminism provokes political confusion

Concept of feminism provokes political confusion

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

February 23, 2016

Let’s face it: the 2016 presidential election, in many ways, is an absolute joke. Instead of opening the New York Times to be greeted by reactions from a recent GOP debate, I’m flooded by Trump's latest Twitter insults that are offensive to virtually every type of person. When I open YouTube, in...

Democratic Debate yields mixed reactions from students

Democratic Debate yields mixed reactions from students

Fritz Schemel, News Editor

October 16, 2015

After a duo of Republican debates in Aug. and Sept., Democratic candidates got their chance under the spotlight in Las Vegas in their first debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Five candidates gathered on stage in Las Vegas: front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie ...

Who prevailed at the Democrat debate? Here’s a true blue’s rankings…

Who prevailed at the Democrat debate? Here’s a true blue’s rankings…

Zach McCarthy, Web News Editor

October 16, 2015

  As this paper’s blue-blooded resident liberal (Er, uh-most of the time at least), I thought it’d be important to bracket up the best of the best of the Nevada debate now that the dust has settled. I know what you’re thinking: it really comes down to Bernie vs. Hillary, right? Well, yes,...

A mandate for normalcy

A mandate for normalcy

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

May 12, 2015

It is election season. And no, by election season I do not mean that it is almost time to start reporting on the various adventures of Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. I mean that two nights ago the United Kingdom held elections to select new members of Parliament. Whichever party receives the majo...

Selectman candidates debate environmental issues

Selectman candidates debate environmental issues

Caroline Cohen, A&E Editor

October 24, 2013

On Monday, Oct. 21, the candidates for selectmen of Westport, Republicans Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner and Democrats Helen Garten and Melissa Kane, debated at Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center to discuss their plans for environmental issues if elected. “Our mission is to support the environment thr...

November 2, 2010 | Election Day

November 2, 2010 | Election Day

November 2, 2010

  12:20 p.m. A woman and her two kids enter Long Lots Elementary School to vote while explaining to them that women did not always have the opportunity to vote. This polling place remained open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m....

Emergence of a President: Leadership of Teachers’ Union Shifts in Recent Election

Emergence of a President: Leadership of Teachers’ Union Shifts in Recent Election

June 9, 2010

Image via Wikipedia For the Westport Education Association’s president-elect Kathy Sharp, experience within the inner workings of unions began with her employment at a fruit cocktail cannery. “My decision to run for [President of the WEA] was influenced by many early experiences, from working at a f...

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