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Seniors vote for first time in 2020 election

A portion of Staples seniors voted for the next US President and local politicians for the first time in this election.
November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential race was nothing like America has seen before. Debates between supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have erupted across the United States ever...

Local elections are more impactful than you might think

Candidates running for state elections placed campaign signs at heavily trafficked areas in Westport such as the intersection of North Ave. and Long Lots Rd. in the weeks preceding election day.
November 5, 2020

This upcoming November signifies the 2020 presidential election and the democractic tradition of millions of American casting their ballots, including some Staples seniors, but there are thousands of other...

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

Discussion highlights the benefits and drawbacks of student choice

Students were able to vote towards chicken sliders or hamburgers through taste testing outside the Cafeteria.
February 25, 2020

Chicken sliders and hamburgers were put to the test on Jan. 24 through a student voting process outside the cafeteria to figure out which is a more popular purchase for students. Many Staples students...

Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not

Newspaper political endorsements more harmful than not
November 8, 2018

At the climax of election season, many voters turn to the news for an objective report of candidates’ policies and standings. But not all newspapers choose to remain unbiased, and some even choose to...

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut is one of many protected areas that the state legislature could sell off without public consent.
November 5, 2018

This election day, Connecticut voters will scratch away at the checkboxes for their preferred gubernatorial, Senate and State Senate candidates. But this year's ballot offers more than a list of names....

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction

Taylor Swift’s political outspokenness is a step in the right direction
October 12, 2018

    I’m eight years old in the back seat of my mom’s SUV, jamming out to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift like it’s no one’s business. Her lyrics could not be less applicable to...

Former Staples Student Running for State Senate

Former Staples Student Running for State Senate
March 2, 2018

Jacob Kogan '18 Former Staples student, Will Haskell ’14 announced Wednesday Feb. 28 that he will be running to represent Connecticut in the State Senate. Haskell, only 21 years of age, strives to...

Board of Education candidates debate at town hall

Board of Education candidates debate at town hall
October 27, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19

Electoral College System Breeds Controversy and Questions

November 7, 2016

By: Melanie Lust '19 As the presidential election draws nearer, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's polls have never been closer, and new questions are surfacing about the unusual way our country will...

Connecticut Primary continues to help leading candidates

Connecticut Primary continues to help leading candidates
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...

Concept of feminism provokes political confusion

Concept of feminism provokes political confusion
February 23, 2016

Let’s face it: the 2016 presidential election, in many ways, is an absolute joke. Instead of opening the New York Times to be greeted by reactions from a recent GOP debate, I’m flooded by Trump's latest...

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