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Yik Yak graduates to college

Yik Yak graduates to college

Molly Liebergall , Staff Writer October 10, 2014

Upon speaking the words “Yik Yak,” current Staples students think of the single chaotic day last year, while Staples alumni think of the app’s casual comical every-day use. Launched in...

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...

Let's face it

Let’s face it

May 30, 2014

When Yik-Yak shoved its way into Staples, students didn’t know where to turn. We needed someone to tell us how to cope. We needed someone to tell us that it would be okay. We needed help. That day,...

Attitudes towards rape persist in culture

Attitudes towards rape persist in culture

Jessica Gross, A&E Editor May 30, 2014

There are certain words that carry weight. Words that make us cringe or wince, put knots in our stomachs and lumps in throats, words that make us wish we had eyelids for our ears. Words that are thrown...

Staples alum expresses disappointment regarding Yik Yak

Staples alum expresses disappointment regarding Yik Yak

Michelle Esteva May 30, 2014

Dear Staples Yik Yak Users, You don’t know me (except for you, Will Haskell! Well done, by the way. Your article has inspired much-needed conversation and participation from a Staples alumnus in the...

Sexism exhibited through Yik Yak

Sexism exhibited through Yik Yak

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor May 30, 2014

What started as a harmless app, Yik Yak, the anonymous social media, has challenged Staples students’ spirit, ethics, and environment. One particular part of the Staples culture that is being questioned...

We need to learn not ignore

We need to learn not ignore

Talia Hendel, Web Sports Editor May 4, 2014

On Thursday last week, last period, Principal John Dodig made an announcement over the loudspeaker, “We can talk forever... about why anyone would feel the need to write something anonymously that is...

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...

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...

Yik Yak explosions

Yik Yak explosions

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor April 29, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, an explosion occurred in Staples High School. A digital explosion of horrid proportions. Within an hour, Yik Yak had doubled, tripled, quadrupled in size. I was on the later half...

Gaggle gone viral

Gaggle gone viral

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer April 29, 2014

Just when Staples students thought the harassment had come to an end, they were faced with yet another demoralizing app: Gaggle. Within 24 hours, the administration had blocked the app, but students found...

Yik Yak blocked at district schools

Yik Yak blocked at district schools

Emily Wolfe and Greta Bjornson April 27, 2014

After Thursday’s destructive flood of Yik Yak comments swept Staples, Westport’s administration moved swiftly to block use of the app at all district schools. “The site was blocked [Thursday] on...

Students react to the Yik Yak app

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer April 27, 2014

Thursday, throughout Staples, students were huddled around their phones updating their friends on the latest comments from the app that had gone viral within minutes: Yik Yak, the newest anonymous social...

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