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Late August Brings High Stress- Summer Assignments Take Over the Last Two Weeks of Summer

Late August Brings High Stress- Summer Assignments Take Over the Last Two Weeks of Summer

September 14, 2010

Stevie Klein '12 News Editor As school comes to a close, summer feels never-ending, the next year hazy and distant. But June ends, July races by, and suddenly it’s August, and you spot in the corner of your room, hidden beneath your flip-flops and beach towel, your summer work. You plan out ...

Registration Without Taxation

September 14, 2010

Inklings Editorial It’s difficult to deny that Staples students are given many resources. With the continuing importance of education in today’s society, it’s fair to say that this gives Stapleites opportunities that others may not have. But the excellence of the education provided does no...

Academic Intentions: Looking Back

Academic Intentions: Looking Back

June 23, 2010

Victor Hollenberg Class of 2010 Accepting failure is never easy. From a young age, we are taught— both by our society and by our peers— to strive for success to the detriment of everything else that matters. Messing up simply isn’t an option. That’s the culture I bought into from my very first day in t...

Alex & Grace’s Top Ten of 2010- What We Will Miss Most About Staples High School

June 23, 2010

Alex Nitkin and Grace Shay Class of 2010 1 - Fire drills, lockdowns and evacuations: Call them safety preparations or rude interruptions, but to us, they were wel-come breaks from tedious classes. Who doesn’t love having time outside, even if it is freezing cold? Most of all, we’ll miss tho...

Teen Vital Voices Helps Women Around the World

Teen Vital Voices Helps Women Around the World

June 21, 2010

Alexis Teixeira Guest Writer Like many Staples students, there are mornings when I wake up and wish that I didn’t have to go to school. I can assure you that this would never happen in a place like Kenya because girls end their education at a very early age or don’t get the opp...

Farrel’s Top Ten Arena Tips

Farrel’s Top Ten Arena Tips

June 16, 2010

Farrel Levenson '11 Features Editor Prioritize. If you really want Teacher A, and your life depends on it, you better first go to the booth for Teacher A. And go back. And again. And Again. Maybe the planets will align and a spot will open up. 2. Girls- cry. This isn’t 100 percent effective,...

Procrastination Probing

June 16, 2010

Finals week is supposed to be a time of intensive studying and commitment to mastering massive amounts of material. For me, it’s generally that (depending upon the night), but it’s also many other pointless, self-destructive, time wasting, and somewhat obsessively repulsive things. I have ...

Students’ Five Tips for a Successful Arena

Students’ Five Tips for a Successful Arena

June 15, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Web Opinions Editor From the moment the master schedule arrives inside the guidance department, the chaos begins. Almost every student is either in the conflict resolution line or just doesn’t bother. And this is all because of his or her reach to achieve a dream schedule at a...

NFL Owners Make the Right Choice

NFL Owners Make the Right Choice

June 13, 2010

Thank the Lord! Praise the day! It’s finally happened! As of May 25, the Super Bowl is coming to New York New Jersey. Honestly, teams that play in cities with blistering winter heat have robbed the New York Giants of a Super Bowl for much too long – well, technically the New York Jets were thieved as well. There’s ...

“High School Happened” : English Classes Should Assign More Independent Reading

“High School Happened” : English Classes Should Assign More Independent Reading

June 13, 2010

Haris Durrani '11 Senior Writer A friend once remarked that he used to read for fun, but not anymore. As a result, he might not come to love reading as he once did. When I asked what happened, he laughed and replied: “High school. High school happened.” A variety of students are stuck in similar situ...

Blowin’ in the Wind, The Merits of Wind Energy

Blowin’ in the Wind, The Merits of Wind Energy

June 12, 2010

Jon Loeb '11 & Cole Manley '11 Staff Writer & Senior Writer If you have glanced at the front cover of a New York Times issue in the past several weeks, or watched any news coverage, you will have likely seen countless pictures of oil spewing out into the Gulf of Mexico and coating innocent pelicans. In the past month, millions ...

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

June 11, 2010

Every student is counting down the number of days, minutes, and seconds until school finally ends. However, instead of counting the time remaining, teachers think about how many additional lessons they can fit in before school lets out. Just as I think I am coming down the home stretch and can already fee...

Siddhartha at the SAT

Siddhartha at the SAT

June 11, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse is a must-read while in high school. Not for its historical value, of learning about the founding of Buddhism, or its literary value, or even its educational value. Read Siddhartha because it has every possible theme in it that ever has be...

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