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Cafeteria’s Orange Recycling Bins Support School, Environmental Efforts

Cafeteria’s Orange Recycling Bins Support School, Environmental Efforts

February 3, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor   Students and teachers who visit the cafeteria may have noticed the presence of orange rectangular recycling containers. The containers are a result of collaboration between Chartwell’s, the school’s cafeteria food provider, and Coca-Cola, its most significant vendor, to provide inc...

Fernandez Balances Teaching, Writing Book On Role of Automobile in American Society

Fernandez Balances Teaching, Writing Book On Role of Automobile in American Society

January 29, 2010

Kelsey Landauer Staff Writer Students always wonder what their teachers do in their free time. From what students know all they do is stand in the front of the classroom talking, or correct work. However, English teacher Anne Fernandez has certainly put her free time to something other than grad...

J.D. Salinger, Author who Captured Teen Voice, Dies at 91

J.D. Salinger, Author who Captured Teen Voice, Dies at 91

January 29, 2010

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Chief J.D. Salinger, author of  "The Catcher in the Rye" died of natural causes at 91 in his Cornish, N. H., home, according to his literary agent as reported in an obituraryin the New York Times. The news had English Teachers poking their heads in each other's of...

BOE To Vote On Landon’s Budget Feb. 1

BOE To Vote On Landon’s Budget Feb. 1

January 29, 2010

Kate McNee '11 Copy Editor As the school year progresses and the effects of last year’s controversial budget cuts continue to be felt, the Board of Education (BOE) is again beginning the process of preparing a budget for the next school year. On Jan. 5, Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon p...

Computer Department Reboots for New Year

Computer Department Reboots for New Year

January 29, 2010

John Watson '12 Staff Writer The rumors about the return of a computer science department to staple are not just rumors, as two new computer science classes two new classes are Intro to Programming and Intro to Web Programming will be arriving next year. The computer department was removed from the school curriculum do to a lack of studen...

The Process Behind a Snow Day

The Process Behind a Snow Day

January 29, 2010

Monica Mula '10 Web Opinions Editor The spoon under the pillow, pajamas worn inside out.  The plans made for sleeping in and making snowmen should school be cancelled. Students know that feeling of bliss when snow is in the forecast. The anticipation culminates at the 5 a.m. phone call from 1-341-SNO. When Superin...

Frosty in the Courtyard

Frosty in the Courtyard

January 28, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 & Elliot Enriquez  '12 Web A&E Editor & Video Editor Snow came down heavily January 28, as a group of students gathered in the courtyard to enjoy the winter weather. What started as small group of snow sculpting students making the most out of not being let out of school early, turned into a spectacle for all ...

No Early Dismissal Despite Surprise Snow Fall

No Early Dismissal Despite Surprise Snow Fall

January 28, 2010

An unexpected snowstorm this morning brought students out of their seats in the hope of an early dismissal. However, Superintendent Elliott Landon did not grant their wishes. This morning, there was heavy traffic on Colony Road, North Avenue and Cross Highway. Many students were in need of late passes as...

Apple Releases iPad, a Multitouch Tablet

Apple Releases iPad, a Multitouch Tablet

January 27, 2010

Image via CrunchBase On Jan. 27, 2010, Apple Inc. revealed its newest creation, namely iPad, a 9.7-inch multitouch tablet. The tablet runs on software similar to that of the iPhone OS, and it contains everything from a web browser, Safari, to an e-reading app, iBooks. Although it has not yet been released to the public, it will start at $4...

Haiti: How You Can Help

Haiti: How You Can Help

January 27, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 and Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web News Editors On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing an estimated 180,000 in Port-au-Prince alone. The earthquake left the country in ruins, destroying entire regions and causing an uproar of chaos throughout the...

Stress Relief Between Exams

Stress Relief Between Exams

January 15, 2010

One small corner in a very large school was the setting for a class party after the semester exam was completed. Exam schedules pack two big tests into one day, but the half hour break, unheard of in a normal schedule, is a luxury that some students take advantage of. With juice boxes, cookies, and even a full-sized cake, these test takers let off steam on the sec...

Captain Moore Speaks About Ocean Pollution, The Garbage Patch

Captain Moore Speaks About Ocean Pollution, The Garbage Patch

January 13, 2010

Farrel Levenson ‘11 Opinions Editor On Monday, Jan. 11, Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation spoke at Staples High School to educate attendees about an environmental problem humanity has caused- the Eastern Garbage Patch. Moore, who has spoken on the Colbert report about this issue, essentially discovered a huge pat...

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Five Guys Opening Day Arrives

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Five Guys Opening Day Arrives

January 12, 2010

Victor Hollenberg '10 Editor-in-Chief After its long-awaited opening on Jan. 12, Five Guys Burgers and Fries began operation with hundreds of curious eaters, many of them Staples students, lining up for a meal. The fast food restaurant, which will employ 47 people, is one of three Five Guys franchise...

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