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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...

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Trumping the logic of Trump’s critics

Alex Reiner

November 17, 2016

By: Alex Reiner '18 Many people around the world, but especially in our Westport community, were shocked to learn that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America, despite all of the racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic remarks he made throughout his campaign. Like much of the ...

Staples 2016 election

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Editor

November 4, 2016

Kit Epstein '17

Connecticut works to strengthen cyber security

Connecticut works to strengthen cyber security

November 1, 2016

Anay Simunovic '18 As a result of an increased amount of computer hacking in the public and private sectors of the government,  Governor Daniel P. Malloy appointed Arthur H. House as the state’s first cybersecurity czar on October 12 2016. “Cyber security is going to be one of the biggest societal concerns of the comi...

Unopinionated is the new opinion

Unopinionated is the new opinion

Alex Spadacenta

October 29, 2016

By: Alex Spadacenta '17 I’ve never felt the need to express my political opinions. I’ve never officially decided which party I stand with, nor what candidate I support. So when I found a sticker on my car that said, “Save Freedom Stop Hillary,” I felt like someone was trying to to implement their views on me and tell me what candidate to like. What was this person trying to get out of putting the sti...

What Madame President means

What Madame President means

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

October 27, 2016

By: Claire Dinshaw '17 Madame President. Sounds good, doesn't it? Sort of rolls off the tongue. But it’s a term that has never been used before, or at least not in America. That could all change on November 8 if Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first female president of the United Sta...

State Department tries to declassify Clinton emails by bribing FBI

State Department tries to declassify Clinton emails by bribing FBI

Brett Franklin '18, Assistant Business Manager

October 19, 2016

New documents revealed on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, that FBI agents received a “quid pro quo” by a leading State Department official. The deal was to unclassify an email from Hillary Clinton’s private server in exchange for granting the bureau to work in countries where it is prohibited from. The FBI documents...

Clinton commands in first debate

Clinton commands in first debate

Andrew Vester, Whip

October 4, 2016

Andrew Vester '17 The last few weeks have seen the Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, sliding in the polls, while the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has gained momentum. After the first debate, Democrats’ faith in their nominee should be renewed, with almost every major media outlet repor...

The time I played the ‘woman card’

The time I played the ‘woman card’

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2016

Dear Donald Trump, Bob Sutton and that late night C-SPAN caller who said “25 percent of women are only voting for Hillary because she is a woman,” This week I had the pleasure of hearing you all comment on Hillary Clinton’s shameless use of the women’s card. After careful reflection, I have ...

Democratic candidates veer farther left after first debate

Democratic candidates veer farther left after first debate

Anders Hovstadius, Assistant Web Creative Director

October 25, 2015

Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Britain once said, "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain," so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Staples students support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and form...

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