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Valentine’s Day deserves appreciation for all kinds of love

Valentine’s Day deserves appreciation for all kinds of love

Brooke Dembin '22, Assistant Business Director

February 14, 2020

With Valentine's Day comes chocolate, flowers, pink hearts and oversized stuffed animals. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating your love for others and grandly displaying your affection. However, we tend to overlook the true meaning of this holiday. We get the impression that this holiday is solely...

Kids rush to pick career paths too young

Kids rush to pick career paths too young

Evi Tarshis '20, Paper Arts Editor

February 13, 2020

It is more common than not that you will come across a high schooler who has a perfect sense of what they want to do with his or her life. For me there was no question: it was always Communications. I’ve spent two years of my life exploring the world of journalism and all of its perks and insights...

Instagram, please remove likes

Instagram, please remove likes

Molly Gold '21, Paper News Editor

January 15, 2020

As I scroll through Instagram, posts from friends, celebrities, meme accounts and puppies pass across my screen. Often, before even looking at the actual photo, my eyes instinctively go directly to the bottom left corner of their post: the amount of likes that the post received. Similarly, immediately...

Yang distinguishes himself through plan for American democracy

Yang distinguishes himself through plan for American democracy

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

January 15, 2020

I’m sick of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m sick of the Tweets, I’m sick of the poor policy and I’m sick of utter chaos from our federal government. But I’m also sick of talking about Trump. In order to stop talking about him, we need to beat him. There are over a dozen Democrats currently...

Making midterm studying efficient and enjoyable

Making midterm studying efficient and enjoyable

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

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Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor

January 13, 2020

Many students fantasize about having a schedule that allows them a full eight hours of sleep. For students who wake up between 6:00-7:00 a.m., mornings can be painful. Students naturally turn to Staples’ early start time for blame; however, pushing back school start times would only further complicate the schedules of parents and teachers, forcing studen...

Traveling cultivates understanding of America’s adversaries

Traveling cultivates understanding of America’s adversaries

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Flying home from my New Year’s trip to Moscow, I reflected on my experience traveling to a distant city that has always been on the top of my bucket list. As with everyone that travels to a new country, I had my stereotypes and preconceived notions of what Moscow--and Russia in general--would be lik...

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes together when it is necessary. At Staples High School, a common way of selecting captains is through the...

College tours, demonstrated interest unfairly benefit wealthier students

College tours, demonstrated interest unfairly benefit wealthier students

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor

January 9, 2020

Now that the new year has arrived,, seniors are finishing up and sending off the last of their college applications, while juniors are just beginning to prepare for the application process. The first step juniors must take is deciding which colleges to apply to, and a crucial factor is attending col...

Fishermen not seizing opportunities winter season offers

Fishermen not seizing opportunities winter season offers

Ryan Thomas '22, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Many fishermen often fish the saltwater of New England in the prime spring and summer months for striped bass. After these seasons, fishermen dawn on the next season when quality striped bass can still be caught.  Every November, the striped bass population migrates up tributaries across the East co...

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Five new year resolutions for high school students

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga are often unrealistic. These far-fetched goals exert unnecessary pressure on you to achieve like...

Instagram, please do not remove likes

Instagram, please do not remove likes

Logan Gornbein '21, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

Instagram is a platform where people are able to share photos or videos to a wide range of audiences. Instagram allows you to leave a like or comment on someone’s post of a picture or a video. Personally, seeing who likes my posts and how many likes my post receives is interesting and exciting. Ne...

The assembly that shocked the school… or did it?

The assembly that shocked the school… or did it?

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Manager

January 7, 2020

Tricia Dahl from Yale School of Medicine presented Vaping: The Youth Epidemic” to a school-wide assembly on Dec. 5, 2019 in order to spread the word about the dangers of vaping. Was this assembly necessary to have and was it effective for our Staples students?  The answer is yes.  Over the...

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