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‘Mrs. America’ reifies relevance of ERA

Men and women polled by the ERA Coalition were asked to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with the statement:

Sophie Casey '20, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

For me, “Mrs. America” is a gradually unfurling, forgone tragedy. I already know the ill-fated story of the fall of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). In the margins of a 10th grade notebook, I scribbled annotations on our country’s abiding inability to ensure equality on the basis of sex.  Given...

Students launch, grow small businesses during self-quarantine

From reselling clothes to bleaching sweatshirts, to creating jewelry to designing string art, some students have used the extra time during self-quarantine to establish their own small businesses. Photos contributed by Sydelle Bernstein ’22 (top), Skylar Newman ’23 (bottom) and Sydney Newman ’21.

Lys Goldman ’21, Paper Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

From tired, bored and disconnected to energetic, grateful and hopeful, months of self-quarantine resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have brought out an extremely wide range of feelings and emotions in students. For some students, however, one feeling stands out: productivity. In the past few months as students have been...

Homemade banana bread beats it all

While stuck at home during quarantine, homemade banana bread is a perfect thing to bake and enjoy with family.

Kylie Cohen '20, staff writer

May 18, 2020

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Oren sells handmade jewelry to benefit Gillespie Center

Eliza Oren ’21 sells jewelry for $10 per piece. All proceeds go to the Gillespie Center food pantry.

Tallula Stvan ’21, Paper Arts Editor

May 17, 2020

As we reach the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic together, it can be beneficial to support others during this difficult period. Many are using their extra time at home to give back to the community, including Staples students. Eliza Oren ’21 is making and selling beaded necklaces to her friends and c...

“Becoming” Review: A glimpse into Michelle Obama’s life

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' premiered on Netflix on May 6, 2020, presenting connections with her bestseller memoir.

Maria Krug ’22, Web Opinions Editor

May 17, 2020

We all know her as the former first lady of the United States, but this documentary will allow you to view her as more than just that. “Becoming,” a documentary about Michelle Obama, showcases her life in a more up close and personal viewpoint.  It begins with a journey alongside Michelle Obama durin...

Nutella Cookies cure sweet tooth cravings

Nutella cookies are the perfect snack during self quarantine. Extremely easy to make and taste amazing.

Shira Zeiberg '22, buisness assistant

May 17, 2020

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NAV’s third studio album proves mediocre

NAV released his third studio album, featuring 18 songs and a multitude of appearances from other artists.

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist NAV released his third studio album, “Good Intentions,” on May 8. Overall, “Good Intentions” delivered to the extent I had expected it to. It was not the most innovative, amazing album I have heard, but it most definitely was not a failure. “Good Intentions” features 18 tracks and ...

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Finale Review: The War Ends

A 332nd Battalion Clone Trooper Helmet

Adam Greenlee ’20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

When I was in first grade, I got my tonsils removed. I was only 7 years old, and while I was somewhat nervous about the surgery, I was absolutely thrilled about the prospects of staying home from school for a week. For anyone who has had their tonsils removed, you know that for that week that you are ...

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