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Haskell takes action in Hartford

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Will Matar '21, Assistant Business Manager

February 8, 2019

State Senator Will Haskell has introduced three new bills focused on gun control into the State Senate since taking office on Jan. 14. These gun control regulations would ban ghost guns (firearms without serial numbers), sanction police to request access to gun licenses and limit bulk purchases of g...

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

October 1, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19   Former President Barack Obama announced his endorsement of state Senate candidate Will Haskell ’14 on Twitter on Monday Oct. 1. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to e...

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 be a voice for the younger side of Connecticut’s population, a voice which, according to his campaig...

Haskell wins Key

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

June 20, 2014

The diffident freshman who stumbled into the cafeteria on his first day at Staples is now nearly unrecognizable. Four years later, he sauntered across the auditorium stage to receive the most coveted award at Staples. “This year’s recipient of the Staples Key Award is…” Principal John Dodig...

Al Jazeera films Yik Yak piece at Staples

Al Jazeera films Yik Yak piece at Staples

Dylan Donahue and Brandon Rakowski

June 11, 2014

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 the Al Jazeera America News Network could be seen filming students in Staples for a piece about social media and Yik Yak.  According to Principal John Dodig, the school was contacted after being identified through Staples Senior Will Haskell’s article in The New Yorker, however, S...

New York Magazine publishes Staples student’s article about Yik Yak

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 3, 2014

Very few Staples students can say they have “Good Morning America”, the “Today Show”, “NY Pix11” and “Business Insider” begging for an interview. But Will Haskell ’14 can. Haskell’s article “A Gossip App That Brought My High School to a Halt” about the Yik Yak app that sent Sta...

Students react to New York Magazine Yik Yak story

Students react to New York Magazine Yik Yak story

Deanna Hartog and Jane Levy

April 30, 2014

Student reaction was mixed to a Staples senior’s article published Monday about Yik Yak, the controversial app. The article was run online in New York Magazine and was widely distributed on Yahoo, Boing Boing and other outlets. Will Haskell ’14 wrote “A Gossip App Brought My High School to a Halt”, summarizing the app’s impact and using direct quotes published on the forum anonymo...

Staples seniors honored with Key Award nominations

Staples seniors honored with Key Award nominations

Ellie Gavin, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014

Monday, April 21st,  three Staples seniors, salutatorian Melissa Beretta, Parker Stakoff, and Player's president Will Haskell, were honored with nominations for the Key Award. The award, according to Mr. Dodig, is given every year to a senior who “has been dedicated to bettering Staples,” in and out of the class...

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