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Transgenderism in sports and the importance of creating clear regulation

Transgenderism in sports and the importance of creating clear regulation

Emily Stone '20, Business Director

March 28, 2020

Next month, the Connecticut Republican Party is supposed to honor three students that are suing their high schools to prevent transgender and transexual athletes from participating in girls’ sports. Although Connecticut is a state that promotes inclusion and integration, this topic has become highly...

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure of these facilities is not convenient for anyone, but people who rely on libraries for computers and the...

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Nationalism is defined as loyalty and devotion to a nation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. On the surface, one could argue that this definition would highlight nationalism as a positive aspect, but can there be a negative side to nationalism?  Since the advent of modern society, we have seen pockets of po...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on by the mobile app, the caucuses still proved to be a critical part of American politics.  In t...

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Amanda Rowan '22

March 10, 2020

Whether it’s a girl decked out in a full cheerleading uniform: skirt and bow, or a boy wearing a suit and tie, Staples students aim to stand out on game days. But whether it is 80 degrees or in the low 30s, mini skirts are still mandatory for cheerleaders, despite the incredibly frigid temperatures....

Students debate over impact of Democrats leaving the election

Students debate over impact of Democrats leaving the election

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22

March 10, 2020

Underclassman express opinions about PSAT

Underclassman express opinions about PSAT

Lily Caplan '22 and Lucy Zuckerman '22

March 10, 2020

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes together when it is necessary. At Staples High School, a common way of selecting captains is through the...

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 11, 2020

Being a student-athlete comes with many challenges. At times, trying to balance school work, practice and carving out free time to relax can be nearly impossible. When athletes achieve their goals, whether that be winning a game or simply showing improvement, it feels as if the long days of hard wor...

Discovering the most popular streaming service

Discovering the most popular streaming service

Annabelle Iannone ’21 and Grace Livecchi ’21

January 9, 2020

Two day school week prompts controversy

Two day school week prompts controversy

Annabelle Iannone ’21 and Grace Livecchi ’21

January 7, 2020

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