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Superfans Would be Right at Home at Senate Debate

Superfans Would be Right at Home at Senate Debate

October 21, 2010

Mark Schwabacher '13 Staff Writer The tone of this year’s Senate Debate between Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) and former WWE CEO Linda McMahon has been described as “increasingly combative” by the New York Times, and their debate on Oct. 7 was no exception. Each candidate launched biting critiques at the other without mis...

Staples, So Not Land of the Free

Staples, So Not Land of the Free

October 1, 2010

Farrel  Levenson '11 Features Editor Freshman year, it was period two and then period three. Sophomore and junior year, it was period seven. Each year, it was an opportunity for a food run, a study sesh, or even a quick nap. And I got used to it. Thanks to these free periods, I have, in my three ye...

Don’t Ask Me (Where I’m Applying)

Don’t Ask Me (Where I’m Applying)

October 1, 2010

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Managing Editor Like many other seniors, much of my first semester will revolve around applying to college. And as if that isn’t stressful enough, I am subjected to the inevitable questionnaires that, apparently, come along with this process. No, I am not referring to the Common Application. I am ta...

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

October 1, 2010

Image by Feras Hares via Flickr Editorial There’s something vaguely disturbing about the number of kids who take AP classes simply to boost their GPAs. However, these classes also come with a significant amount of coursework, so to truly reap the benefits of the higher–weighted AP classes requires student...

INKLINATIONS: Students React to New School Goals

INKLINATIONS: Students React to New School Goals

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia On Sept. 21, Principal John Dodig addressed the school during Communication Time, explaining his new goals for the school. Dodig feels that today’s world demands active new teaching and learning styles that allow the students to meet twenty–first century challenges. His point was illustrated by a video...

School Rules: A Look at Some of the Unwritten Laws at Staples

School Rules: A Look at Some of the Unwritten Laws at Staples

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Petey Menz '11 Executive Editor Deep within the supposedly progressive halls of Staples High School lurks a system of hierarchy rank more entrenched and immobile than the Indian caste system. Legend has it that it was this system that convinced Karl Marx that a classless socie...

Anything Can Be Proven on the Internet: Elvis Lives on in the Hearts of Conspiracy Theorists

Anything Can Be Proven on the Internet: Elvis Lives on in the Hearts of Conspiracy Theorists

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia The Internet is perfect for many things, including academic research, non-profit organization sites, instant news, and pornography. Students at Staples will use the Internet heavily for social networking, like Facebook and Instant Messaging, others will use it for finding the latest music that they like. But I have found something better ...

Five Tips for a Happy, Successful ’10-’11 Year

September 14, 2010

Rachel Guetta '13 Opinions Editor It can be hard transitioning from the laid-back, carefree summer back into the routine of the school year. Stephen Rexford, a study skills teacher at Staples, has some tips for making the transition smoother. “Get Organized” The beginning of the year is the best time to ...

A Guide to Freshman Year

September 14, 2010

Jordon Shenhar '13 Web Features Editor For most of us, today marks a return to the mundane routines of our everyday school lives. But for this year’s incoming class of freshmen, today is a new beginning. Almost everyone remembers dreading the first day of freshman year. Not only are freshmen goi...

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

September 14, 2010

I hate secrets. Secrets keep me in the dark, searching for answers. They make me anxious, keep me up at night and occasionally cause a cold sweat. Secret grades can provide high school students with both a sweating problem and keeping them up at night. I’m a student who likes to know my grades, and after talking to other students, I don’t ...

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...

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