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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...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

November 1, 2016

By Daniel Harizman '19 and Nicole Dienst '18 ...

Don’t Fear Halloween: 5 Last-Minute, DIY Costumes That Will Save Your Halloweekend

Don’t Fear Halloween: 5 Last-Minute, DIY Costumes That Will Save Your Halloweekend

Alexa Moro ’18

November 1, 2016

With Halloween approaching quickly, the hallways of Staples are buzzing with conversation about what students are wearing for “halloweekend”, the weekend of halloween festivities that comes before Oct. 30th. Two-thirds of people celebrating the holiday plan on wearing a costume. But fear not- even...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] Clinton single-handedly demolished the country we once knew and loved *satire

October 28, 2016

By Molly Liebergall '17   The year is 2019. America is ravaged by chaos, and tomorrow, Jan. 20, marks the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the end.  Before she took office, Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Republican nominee Donald Trump by a narrow margin to snag the 2016 presidential e...

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

September 26, 2016

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No Guns in School

No Guns in School

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Donald Trump may just be the master of contradiction. While politicians often make promises to appeal voters, Trump often tries to balance between two extremes. This past Friday at an NRA convention, Trump committed to eliminate gun-free zones in the country. This was a blanket statement, though gun-f...

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...

Connecticut Primary continues to help leading candidates

Connecticut Primary continues to help leading candidates

Amelia Brown, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

Many seniors joined the world of adulthood yesterday morning when they filed into Coleytown Middle School, Long Lots, Saugatuck and Greens Farms Elementary Schools as well as the Westport Library to vote in the 2016 Connecticut Presidential Primary. Tuesday, April 26 was the Connecticut Primary for ...

Kasich’s high road to the highest office, and why the Never Trump movement should rally around the Ohio Governor

Kasich’s high road to the highest office, and why the Never Trump movement should rally around the Ohio Governor

Fritz Schemel, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2016

The 2016 election has been plagued by negativity and personal attacks. Candidates have insulted each others’ wives and compared each other’s hand sizes. Debates (especially on the GOP side) have focused on personality attacks rather than substantive policy debate. Only one candidate has risen a...

Cape Breton offers Americans refuge from Trump

Cape Breton offers Americans refuge from Trump

Jesse Greenspun, Web Sports Editor

March 22, 2016

As support for a Donald Trump presidency grows, many Americans are concerned with what their futures would be like with Trump in the White House. For anyone who is considering a move out of the country, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia may be a safe haven. Cape Breton radio host Rob Calabrese creat...

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...

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