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Getting Pulled Over as a Learning Experience

Getting Pulled Over as a Learning Experience

March 2, 2010

Lila Epstein '10 Editor in Chief The flashing lights. The blaring sirens. These sounds of a police car are sounds that many people dread. Many Staples students have been pulled over and consider it a very negative experience. “I was very intimidated while being pulled over by the police,...

Turning up the Pressure on AP Courses

Turning up the Pressure on AP Courses

March 2, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager Five to Eight students in an average-sized class of 22, an anonymous, Staples High School social studies teacher, feels are not prepared to handle the difficulty or workload of her Advanced Placement course. That means that up to 25 percent may not belong in the advan...

Single’s Awareness Day

Single’s Awareness Day

February 24, 2010

Joy Eisenberg ’10 Sports Editor At the beginning of January, I stopped in at CVS to buy the newest Cosmo, and what I saw was more surprising than the magazine’s “Top 10 Ways To Nail The Guy of Your Dreams”. Marked down santa hats, reindeer lawn decorations, and dreidel shaped chocolates l...

Not A Typical Salesman: Monde Thrives in the Nike SB Shoe Biz

Not A Typical Salesman: Monde Thrives in the Nike SB Shoe Biz

February 24, 2010

Unlike the price of a conventional running sneaker, Nike SB (skateboarding) shoes are priced based on the hype and the quality of materials used on a given pair of shoes. Will Monde ’11, a newcomer to this buyer-seller market, entered this entrepreneurial escapade with little knowledge, but w...

Personal Finance Education Class Proposed by Math Dept. for 2011–12 School Year

Personal Finance Education Class Proposed by Math Dept. for 2011–12 School Year

February 24, 2010

Phil Huber ’11 Staff Writer A personal financial management class will now be offered at the beginning of the upcoming school year. According to the course catalogue, the focus of this course will be using mathematics as a tool in developing financial literacy skills. Topics covered in the course will include: earnings, banking, credit cards, loans,...

Tips for Handling College Finances

Tips for Handling College Finances

February 24, 2010

Sam Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor “Don’t spend your money on stupid things like scooters and bikes to get around campus, you’ll need almost all of your money for a lot of food and books,” said Zach Fishoff ’09, who is attending Keene State College in N.H. One could compose a list of essential items each month...

Sexts From Last Night: When Cell Phones and Teenage Hormones Mix

Sexts From Last Night: When Cell Phones and Teenage Hormones Mix

February 24, 2010

Becca Bobrow '11 & Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editors *Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the students.  Vanessa Hudgens has done it. Tiger Woods has done it. And Staples students have done it. In a society influenced by the media and dominated by technology, instead of interacting in person, teenagers are sending explicit photographs and me...

Getting Carded: Staples Students Experiment With Money Management

Getting Carded: Staples Students Experiment With Money Management

February 24, 2010

Annie Nelson '11 Features Editor While most of today’s parents did not have exposure to credit and debit cards in their youths, many kids today already have their first money management experiences as cardholders. According to a 2005 survey conducted by Nellie Mae, a student loan company, 76 percent of undergr...

Energy Drinks Grow in Popularity with Teenagers

February 5, 2010

Devin Skolnick '11 Web Features Editor They have taken over the nation’s beverage industry with no signs of slowing. While Monster claims to “Unleash the Beast,” Red Bull advertises that it “Gives You Wings,” An increasing number of students relies on them for that extra boost. Ener...

Rubel Enrolls in Online Advanced Placement Class

Rubel Enrolls in Online Advanced Placement Class

February 2, 2010

By Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editor Classes at Staples always take place in the building, from English in room #2002 to Math in #3059. The vast majority of Staples students take all their academic classes on campus, that is, excluding Jeremy Rubel ’11. He has AP Calculus BC on the third floor, AP Economics on th...

It’s Electric: Tanning Trend Engenders Health Concerns

It’s Electric: Tanning Trend Engenders Health Concerns

February 2, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Staff Writer According to an article published by the Skin Cancer Foundation on March 24, 2004, 37 percent of female and 11 percent of male white American adolescents between the ages of 13 and 19 have stripped down to their bathing suits, strapped on their goggles for safety,...

Make Hurricanes, Not Nukes

Make Hurricanes, Not Nukes

February 2, 2010

By Isaac Stein Staff Writer From the early 1950’s through the late 1970’s, the town of Westport was a classic American defensive hotbed in an era in which public opinion was that a looming thermonuclear war with the Soviet Union was just a press of a button away. Equipped with Nike ant...

Seniors’ Slew of Stress: Seniors Endure Unprecedented Challenges

Seniors’ Slew of Stress: Seniors Endure Unprecedented Challenges

February 2, 2010

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Cheif The end of the new semester marks the end of a long and wearisome battle for seniors—the battle to keep grades as high as ever, to keep eyelids from drooping after late nights, and to keep sane amidst the craziness of college of applications. When asked to describe first se...

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