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Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

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 are only available through pick-up, which needs to take place outdoors, and all haircuts and salons, gyms and fi...

JSA members excited for Winter 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 from all over the country, participate in activism campaigns and find their voice. Throughout...

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

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 in the event. Staples will not receive their final results until the week of May 6, but they are ...

We the People class advances to national competition

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 state competition, the received wildcard let them continue on. In all 50 states, students take place in the...

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

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 with $1.3 billion to fund border security. “We’re talking about an invasion of ou...

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 and bridging the gap between parties. Trump began his speech without allowing Speaker of the House Nan...

President Trump accepts Pelosi’s State of Union invitation

President Trump accepts Pelosi’s State of Union invitation

Rachel Suggs '21

January 31, 2019

President Donald Trump accepted House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to give the 2019 State of the Union address, leaving Staples students with a variety of opinions. “During the government shutdown, when Pelosi and Trump were talking about whether or not the State of the Union Add...

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Alexandra Sprouls ’19

November 27, 2018

Rather than spending their free time with friends or doing homework, some high schoolers instead opted to volunteer at political campaigns. In a survey conducted by Zogby International, 22.4 percent of random 18-24 year olds volunteered for a political campaign. Many staples students were found doing the same. As volunteers, students rang do...

Torrential flash floods strike in Westport

Torrential flash floods strike in Westport

September 26, 2018

Will Matar '21 Heavy downpours throughout Connecticut broke out minutes after a flash flood warning was issued in Westport, Hamden, Shelton, Darien, Stamford and Bridgeport until 6:15 PM by the National Weather Service. The floods caused many closed streets, submerged cars, prolonged traffic and cau...

Three juniors venture to Singapore as U.S. delegates

Three juniors venture to Singapore as U.S. delegates

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

May 29, 2018

  Pack your bags. Buy your plane ticket. You’re going to Singapore. This is the news that three rising seniors, Sophie McCabe ’19, Daniel Westphal ’19 and Angela Ji ’19, received as they’ve been invited to the Hwa Chong Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Summit between July 22-27. Hos...

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

Bedford Middle School students take a stand on gun violence

April 2, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '20 and Dana Perelberg '20 On March 14 a walkout took place in schools all over the United States, including in Bedford Middle School. At approximately 9:45 a.m. hundreds of students filed into the hallways. They abandoned their backpacks and binders to gather in the gym in the...

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