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Social studies teachers approach election education with confidence

Maya Hruskar ’23, Staff Writer

September 26, 2020

The November election is coming soon, and everyone can feel it. A global pandemic, nationwide protests and, arguably, more political polarization than has ever been seen in recent history. With all this unrest, the divisive debate of who should be President has breached everybody’s lives. This begs t...

Yang distinguishes himself through plan for American democracy

Andrew Yang addresses a crowd of supporters at a gun violence event in Des Moines, Iowa. He supports creating an effective nationwide gun licensing program, banning assault weapons and supporting the mentally ill to prevent gun violence.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

January 15, 2020

I’m sick of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m sick of the Tweets, I’m sick of the poor policy and I’m sick of utter chaos from our federal government. But I’m also sick of talking about Trump. In order to stop talking about him, we need to beat him. There are over a dozen Democrats currently...

Ranking Trump’s best nicknames

Ranking Trump’s best nicknames

June 13, 2018

By Reese Keusch '19   Donald Trump’s presidency is, if anything, a controversial one. Although you may not like a lot of what Trump has done, credit is due where credit is deserved: Donald Trump’s nicknames for people are fantastic. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Trump has created doz...

Finding the “perfect” female President

Finding the “perfect” female President

April 24, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

America has failed to recognize one perpetrator of sexual harassment: its President

America has failed to recognize one perpetrator of sexual harassment: its President

December 7, 2017

By: Audrey Bernstein ’20 In October, Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault. He was fired from his position at The Weinstein Co. In November, Comedian Louis C.K. was accused of misconduct. Media companies distanced themselves. Television host Charlie Rose was fired from CBS ...

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

September 26, 2017

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Advisors to President Donald Trump have used private email servers to communicate after the President was elected, The New York Times reported on Monday. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, were among the six members who used private serve...

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

Firing of James Comey raises concern and questions among students

May 11, 2017

By Tori Lubin '18 & Margot Mather '17 FBI Director and former Westport resident James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, May 9, in the midst of Comey’s investigation of the Trump administration’s potential involvement in Russia’s hacking of the 2016 campaign. Trump...

Dealing with the reality of a Trumped-Up America

Dealing with the reality of a Trumped-Up America

Chris Andrews

November 23, 2016

Chris Andrews '18 It’s official –  Donald Trump is president-elect and soon taking office. Like me, upon the announcement, I’m sure many Democrats have gone through the grief stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Since Secretary Clinton won the popular vote more tha...

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 ...

Shock, despair, euphoria: Election outcomes stir student emotion

Shock, despair, euphoria: Election outcomes stir student emotion

Julia Rosier '18, Features Editor

November 10, 2016

By Julia Rosier '18 Republican candidate Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States over Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, 2016. Trump won 279 electoral votes compared to Clinton’s 228 electoral votes. The outcome of the election, both local and presidential, have stirred up debates and shock for Staples studen...

Too Early to Predict Election Win

Too Early to Predict Election Win

November 2, 2016

By: Chris Andrews ’18 Despite what you read in the news these days, the official winner of the 2016 U.S. presidential election has not yet been declared. Although we are thankfully in the home stretch, the votes are not yet in. The New York Times, which continues to report results of polls...

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