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2019 municipal election reminds us of the importance of local politics

2019 municipal election reminds us of the importance of local politics

Kaela Dockray '20, Paper Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

There is no doubt that next year’s presidential election will be monumental. For many, November of 2020 will serve either as a testament to the resilience of our democracy or an indication of the failures of our electoral system. Anyone remotely interested in the future of our nation will take the mea...

Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

October 18, 2019

As a teenager, I’ve had the luxury of not worrying about my taxes. Sure, I’ve had to fill out state tax forms for my summer job as a lifeguard, but never have I had to sit through the numbing hours and hours of “boring” and “painful” tax returns according to my parents. However, knowing th...

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

March 25, 2019

Reece Keusch '19 Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director, concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election and turned in his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Barr’s letter said that...

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The Junior Statesmen of America club (JSA) at Staples traveled to the Winter Congress Convention in Washington, DC on Feb. 7 for the weekend. JSA is a group of high school students who engage in debates at conventions around the country. When not at debates, the group practices after school and en...

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Will Matar '21, Assistant Business Manager

February 8, 2019

State Senator Will Haskell has introduced three new bills focused on gun control into the State Senate since taking office on Jan. 14. These gun control regulations would ban ghost guns (firearms without serial numbers), sanction police to request access to gun licenses and limit bulk purchases of g...

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Melanie Lust '19

February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty quickly prioritize and figure out what the things are that I'm going to want to chase across the fi...

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Sophie Casey '20

January 9, 2019

Representation is implied in the House of Representatives, though the title now bears more accuracy. According to MSNBC, the 116th Congress is the most diverse in the United State’s history––a feat which is long overdue. Diversity on the congressional level benefits both the political system a...

Presidential vendetta threatens individuals, institutions

Presidential vendetta threatens individuals, institutions

Will Matar ’21

January 4, 2019

There’s a new grinch in town, though he might be orange, not green. As the New York Post reported Thursday, Dec. 13, President Trump has cancelled a decade-long tradition in the journalism community: the annual White House Christmas Party for the press. Despite the nonconformance to convention, th...

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

Hannah Schmidt ’19

December 5, 2018

The most recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce sickened over 45 people last week, and was the the second warning against eating romaine issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year. This prompted grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide to take any romaine lettuce or pro...

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...

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