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Trump delivers State of the Union address

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Layla Wofsy '19

February 7, 2019

    President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5. He presented his ideas about about national security, women’s reproductive rights, foreign relations and bridging the gap between parties. Trump began his speech without allowing Speaker of the House Nan...

[Sept. 2016 News] Conservative underrepresentation persists as 2016 political dialogue intensifies

October 11, 2016

By Fritz Schemel '17 Editor-in-Chief and Zach Horowitz '19 As the 2016 election barrels towards the finish line, political dialogue surrounding it has grown increasingly tense. Out of 200 Staples students surveyed, just 17 percent of liberal students felt their views were underrepresented, compared...

“Bernie or bust” supporters damage the Democratic party

“Bernie or bust” supporters damage the Democratic party

Lulu Stracher, News Editor

June 10, 2016

Among the many factions that have emerged as a result of the 2016 political climate, there is one group that prevails over all as being the most irritating. It is the small coalition of Bernie Sanders’ supporters, nicknamed “Bernie or Bust.” They vow to either not vote or write in Sanders’ nam...

You’re fired, I’m hired…again

You’re fired, I’m hired…again

Margot Mather, A&E Editor

May 19, 2016

*Satire* As “The Donald” secured the Republican presidential nomination many find themselves wondering who he will choose for his elected running mate. However, the populace clearly has forgotten what Trump stands for, and therefore have failed to consider the possibility that he will be his ...

Possibility of contested convention looms for GOP

Possibility of contested convention looms for GOP

Sophie Call and Claudia Chen, Staff Writers

May 5, 2016

The Republican National Convention may be holding its first contested convention since 1976 from July 18 to 21. A contested convention occurs when no single nominee has obtained the necessary number of delegates in order to secure the nomination. According to Politico, the Republican nominee would need...

It’s anyone’s game now

It’s anyone’s game now

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

This presidential campaign is a circus. It’s a polarized cast of characters who remind me more of a dysfunctional family than a potential president. Trump is a playground bully, yet Rubio loves the games as well. Is this a reality TV show or is it the nomination for the most prestigious job in the...

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Sasha Narang, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

It’s no secret that this year's political race is tense, unpredictable and most of all, heated. While there are plenty of predictions for what is in stake, many Staples students have taken advantage of a popular social media website that was once only used for posting pictures and watching Buzzfeed...

Meet the Bean behind the boots

Meet the Bean behind the boots

Sophie Driscoll, Staff Writer

February 13, 2016

This winter season, L.L. Bean’s Bean Boots have become a wardrobe essential for many Staples High School students. The waterproof duck boots are handcrafted in Maine and sold with a guaranteed lifetime warranty. “They’re really warm and comfy,” Camille Boley ’19, one of Staples’ many Be...

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 ...

Why I stand with Planned Parenthood

Why I stand with Planned Parenthood

Lulu Stracher, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood is the largest health care provider for women in the United States.  In 2013, it performed almost 865,721 pap smears and breast exams, provided 3,577,348 birth control services and information, and 4,470,597 tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections. These efforts helpe...

Give me my cell phone, or give me death

Give me my cell phone, or give me death

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2014

Before you press send on that text to your mom asking what’s for dinner or send that selfie on Snapchat to your camp friend, ask yourself – would I want a police officer to see this? The Supreme Court is currently deciding whether police officers need a warrant to search an arrested suspect’s...

The Real World: GOP

The Real World: GOP

May 18, 2011

So far, the lineup of Republican candidates for President looks like the cast for a season of a reality TV show like Jersey Shore, if all of the cast members were middle aged. Every nominee is insane, and some of them even do absurd things to their hair. With that being said, the best place to start would be, of course, Donald ...

Conservatives: The Social Outcasts

Conservatives: The Social Outcasts

January 8, 2010

Why does it seem like every time I enter a political conversation, I’m talking to a liberal who’s constantly rolling their eyes at my conservative views? But when I finally come across that rare opportunity when I discover another conservative, I’m like a 5-year-old in a candy shop. “You think that? I do too!” “No way! And about that law? I think...

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