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College names don’t define who you are

College names don’t define who you are

Emma Van Riper ’20, Social Media Director

September 26, 2019

As I start my senior year, I figured I’m bound to be asked by various people where I want to go to school next year. However, I didn’t figure that every parent of my friends, every doctor, every dentist or any adult I talked to would bring up college. It’s even worse with kids in my own grade, as ...

No school on Wednesdays would assure necessary rest

No school on Wednesdays would assure necessary rest

Emma Van Riper ’20

December 17, 2018

When my alarm goes off, morning after morning, month after month, I start to dread the continuous cycle that is a school week. However, if we were to implement a four day school week with no school on Wednesdays, this cycle would be broken, benefitting both students and teachers. If we were to have...

Stop shoving tests down our throats

Stop shoving tests down our throats

September 18, 2018

By Maya Brodows ’20   It’s early Saturday morning. Many people of the town remain blissfully asleep, whilst others enjoy the start to a great weekend. Some are playing with their young children, others are flipping pancakes. Yet, for juniors across the country, Saturdays have beco...

Letting go of the bigger hand

Letting go of the bigger hand

June 7, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20   As incoming freshman, we are blind. We lack experience, expertise and understanding of Staples and the environment it fosters. We don’t understand that carrying binders from class to class is socially unacceptable, nor are we able to comprehend the confinements of ...

New Canaan students protest for Eric Garner

New Canaan students protest for Eric Garner

December 5, 2014

On Dec. 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., around 300 students from New Canaan High School left their classes for a student planned protest on the Eric Garner case. Eric Garner was allegedly killed in a chokehold by the New York Police Department on July 17, 2014, and on Dec. 3, 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict h...

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