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Rishabh Mandayam ’21, Katie Simons ’22, Alex Harrington ’22, and Natalie Bandura ’22 prepare for the competition via Zoom. The group covered Unit 5, which focuses on freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

We The People continues winning streak at state-wide competition

Poppy Livingstone '21 , Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2021

Staples’ We The People (WTP) team placed first at the 2021 state competition on Feb. 8, 2021, continuing their two-year winning streak.  The WTP competition, which was held virtually, simulates congressional...

If the Democrat Congress isn’t careful, they could lose their majority in the 2022 elections.

United government to not last long without caution

Jack Dennison '21, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The 2020 election has revealed a great deal about the public opinion of American citizens toward the government. It showed that a lot of people were not content with Trump’s presidency, especially his...

Candidates running for state elections placed campaign signs at heavily trafficked areas in Westport such as the intersection of North Ave. and Long Lots Rd. in the weeks preceding election day.

Local elections are more impactful than you might think

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Sports Editor November 5, 2020

This upcoming November signifies the 2020 presidential election and the democractic tradition of millions of American casting their ballots, including some Staples seniors, but there are thousands of other...

Ginsburg’s passing illuminates impact of role models, need for continuous determination

Katie Simons ’22, Paper News Editor September 30, 2020

I was 12 when I first found out who Ruth Bader Ginsburg was.  I went to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. with my mom after President Trump had been sworn into office.  Here, signs with quotes...

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations,...

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments...

Staples JSA members are excited to arrive in Washington D.C. for their Winter Congress. They will be sightseeing as well as participating in a simulated Congress.

JSA members excited for Winter Congress

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor February 25, 2020

The national student-run organization Junior State of America (JSA) has a chapter at Staples High School, which allows students to engage in political debates, write bills for a mock congress, meet people...

Staples’ We The People class poses with John Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v Des Moines, which extended students’ freedom of speech.

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated...

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...

President Donald Trump inspects various possible barriers which could be employed at the United States Southern border to curb illegal immigration.

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor February 26, 2019

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to provide funding to build a barrier at the Southern border of the United States. The move came after a deal to avoid a government shutdown provided...

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Layla Wofsy '19 February 7, 2019

    President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5. He presented his ideas about about national security, women’s reproductive rights, foreign relations...

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