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Jill Dillon and her team members stand outside in their logowear in order to spread the word about their campaign and educate voters about what makes their policy agenda unique.

Jill Dillon defies odds, secures seat on Westport Board of Education

Ruby Kantor ’24, Managing Editor November 16, 2023

After the deadline had passed to run on the election ballot, Jill Dillon received a phone call from an unknown parent. Little did she know that this single phone call would give her motivation to run for...

Seniors, newly eligible to vote, faced unexpected challenges on election day this past Tuesday. Their experiences call attention to necessary reforms to the voter registration process.

Seniors face unexpected obstacles at the polls

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor November 11, 2023

Americans pride themselves on their ability to have a say in choosing their leaders, from the local level all the way up to the presidential election. The right to vote is as sacred in this country as...

First Selectman candidates in review as race concludes

Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director October 28, 2021

As the race for first selectman draws to a close, Ella Alpert '22 gives a comprehensive play-by-play of the race so far, as well as Election Day projections.  

Students discuss whether Election Day should be marked as national holiday

Lys Goldman ’21 and Jake Gersh ’21 November 10, 2020

Consequences in lack of student involvement outweigh participation benefits

Consequences in lack of student involvement outweigh participation benefits

Allie D'Angelo '20, Paper News Editor March 6, 2019

As administrative decisions grow ever more consequential, the need for student opinions is greater than ever. However, despite the countless surveys sent out by the administration in an effort to acquire...

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

Kavanaugh nomination backed, pending FBI investigation

September 28, 2018

Daniel Harizman '19 The senate judiciary committee voted to send the nomination of Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, to the full senate pending a one week FBI investigation surrounding sexual...

Public school students condemn Education Secretary confirmation

Molly Mahoney '18, Staff Writer February 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney '18 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary Feb. 7 when 50 senators voted in favor of her confirmation and 50 opposed it, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast his vote...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Honored to spend my 18th birthday at the voting booth

November 22, 2016

By Megan Brown '17   Election day fell on my 18th birthday and I could not have been happier to kick it off in the voting booth.  I walked into Long Lots Elementary School wearing 5-inch heeled...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

November 1, 2016

By Daniel Harizman '19 and Nicole Dienst '18

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...

Q and A with Donald O'Day, Voted to Keep Arena

November 3, 2010
The debate over whether or not Arena should be cut has been an ongoing and complicated issue.
52% of the students polled do not believe the Student Assembly adequately provides for Staples students, and 48% were indifferent. | Graphic by Ross Gordon 11

Examining the Level of Democracy at Staples: Students Unaware of Student Assembly’s Purpose

May 28, 2010
Some students disagree with the way Student Assembly handles its elections, while others are entirely unaware or remain indifferent.

Inklinations: Getting “Lost”

May 20, 2010
How do you think "Lost" is going to end? Click here to see a slideshow featuring what other students think.
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