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Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the state of Connecticut is mandating that all public high schools offer a course called African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies. But if there aren’t enough students to sign up for the class, students are not obligated to offer it. However, it is necessary that all students are required to take this class.

African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies must be a required course

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor March 2, 2021

In my two and a half years as a student at Staples, almost every book I’ve been assigned has been written by a white male. The only historical events centered around Black Americans that I was taught...

Despite its advances in diversity and representation, Public Act No, 19-12, or An Act Concerning The Inclusion Of Black And Latino Studies In The Public School Curriculum, does not provide proper treatment to Connecticut’s Native American community.

New Black, Latino history bill lacks needed representation for Native Americans

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

On Dec. 29, 1890, an estimated 150 Native Americans were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre. After that, Native American history stops; no more “notable” events happened afterward. At least, that’s...

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition...

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

February 27, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History and Women in History teacher, Cathy Schager, was nominated on Feb. 13 as a top finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence...

Staples welcomes new social studies paraprofessional

Staples welcomes new social studies paraprofessional

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor February 26, 2018

Stepping into the office space of the social studies department, students have noticed a new smile upon entrance. At the front desk, filling printer cartridges and welcoming students, sits the new social...

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

Teacher of the year reflects on accomplishment

September 28, 2017

By Roxanne Augeri '20 Pushing in chairs and wiping off the whiteboard after her social studies class, Courtney Ruggiero makes sure her classroom is ready for the upcoming day. Her Bedford Middle School...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Evan: A woman of many talents leaves her mark

November 23, 2016

By Megan Doyle ’18   While Fran Evan is technically the paraprofessional  for the English and social studies departments, in the Staples community, she serves as so much more.  Writer,...

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Kit Epstein , Breaking News Managing Editor June 2, 2016

In the spring of 2015, a chapter of the National Social Studies Honor Society, otherwise known as Rho Kappa, was introduced at Staples High School. Rho Kappa is made up of members of the senior class who...

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

Josiah Tarrant , Staff Writer March 24, 2016

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, March 11, a large crowd filled the McManus Room at the Westport Library to enjoy a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, “James Baldwin:  The Price...

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