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Consequences in lack of student involvement outweigh participation benefits

Consequences in lack of student involvement outweigh participation benefits

Allie D'Angelo '20

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 perspective, many students refrain from taking advantage of such opportunities to say what we wa...

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 assault accusations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford earlier this month.   “The due diligence needs to be done, a...

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 as a tiebreaker. Despite party alliances, Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski...

[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 boots and with my ID in hand. I was ready to go, but I had no idea what I was doing. Being one of ...

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 committed to eliminate gun-free zones in the country. This was a blanket statement, though gun-f...

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

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

November 3, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Claire O’Halloran Web Opinions Editor The debate over whether or not Arena should be cut has been an ongoing and complicated issue. However, on Oct. 12, it was officially decided that Arena will no longer exist. The Board of Education (BOE), with a total of seven votes ended up with a six to one vote a...

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

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

May 28, 2010

“Our purpose is to provide an outlet for student ideas, as well as finding a way for students to be involved in the school.” This is how Eric Wessan ‘10, treasurer of the Student Assembly (SA), describes the SA’s true mission. The Assembly, which is Staples’ functioning “Student Government,”...

Inklinations: Getting “Lost”

May 20, 2010

By Julia Freidman '11 and Mel Mignucci '12 Staff Writer and A&E Editor After six seasons the series finale of ABC's "Lost" is Sun., May 23; watch the slideshow to view students' theories on how the show will come to an end. Then scroll down to the bottom and vote for your favorite "Lost" charac...

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