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A new “Like” on Facebook

A new “Like” on Facebook

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016

Facebook has recently added a new feature that allows users to share what they really think on a post. In the past, Facebook Friends have had the ability to only like a post but now, Mark Zuckerberg is introducing “Reactions,” the new “Like” button with more ways to express yourself. Luke Sa...

British actor Alan Rickman dies at age 69

British actor Alan Rickman dies at age 69

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

January 18, 2016

Alan Rickman, the famous British actor and director most prominently known for his famed role as Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” films, died at age 69 from cancer on Thursday Jan. 14. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling shared her condolences through social media. “There are no words to express ...

Students share reactions to refugee bill’s passing

Students share reactions to refugee bill’s passing

Amelia Brown, Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

  In light of the recent terrorist attacks on Paris and Lebanon, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday Nov. 20 that would tighten the veting process on any Syrian or Iraqi refugees who are looking to get asylum in the United States. While the current process takes two years, the new ...

New racial emoticons seize students’ attention

New racial emoticons seize students’ attention

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

April 9, 2015

Yesterday, April 8, Apple revealed its third iOS update, which unleashed a plethora of new emoticons focused on increasing the diversity of the people emojis. The un-updated emoji keyboard had very little diversity, including only a few different racial emojis, like the Asian and Muslim men. Th...

VOSS Water sparks interest in Staples students

VOSS Water sparks interest in Staples students

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

VOSS Water hit Staples’ cafeteria early last week, sparking question and excitement from the Staples community. According to vosswater.com,  “VOSS Artesian Water from Norway comes from an aquifer in the pristine natural environment of Southern Norway, producing pure water like no other.” The St...

Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

Claudia Chen, Features editor

February 4, 2015

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

Ebola reaches New York

Ebola reaches New York

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

A resident of New York City was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, Oct. 23 following his return from West Africa, where he was helping to treat Ebola patients. According to CNN, Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea on Oct. 17, but did not show any symptoms of the virus until Oct. 23.  He is...

Mass spam student emails receive cease and desist notice

Mass spam student emails receive cease and desist notice

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

At 10:04 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, an unknown student used the school gmail account to send an email to the whole student body and faculty.  The message was sent by a student who used Tristan Zauls ’16 school account, and it read, “sup. swiggity swooty I'm comin fo dat booty.” Zauls’ email...

A New Hope?

A New Hope?

Simon Stracher, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2013

Everyone knows what “Stars Wars” is. The six films have grossed a combined $4,382,359,868. They have been nominated for a combined 25 Academy Awards, 10 of which they have won. And that isn’t even to mention the unquantifiable cultural impact they have had. And starting in 2015, the story ...

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