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May 6, 2016

D'Amico brings community and change to principal's office Front Page Story: Margaux MacColl '16 and Sarah Sommer '16 | Video: Jimmy Ray Stagg '16   Next year, Staples High School will undergo a change. The principal’s office will have a new occupant, and Staples students will have a new leader guiding their school: James ...

Pre-College summer programs generate superiority complexes

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Editor

May 5, 2016

“What are you doing this summer?” It seems like a simple question. Unfortunately, at Staples High School, the answer to this question usually results in a laundry list of summer pre-college programs. These programs, which aim to prepare high school students for college by offering a range of...

“Junioritis” prevails: peace of mind increases proficiency

“Junioritis” prevails: peace of mind increases proficiency

Jesse Levinson, Web Opinions Editor

May 5, 2016

I’m currently in the clutches of what is said to be the most stressful and work-heavy year of high school, but it doesn’t really seem that way to me. As a junior, I’m expected to slave over my desk each night and spend every waking moment of my free time preparing for any upcoming tests. No...

Should the second amendment be under fire?

Should the second amendment be under fire?

Jackie Sussman and Andrew Vester, Whips

May 5, 2016

Gun violence: the disease we refuse to cure Andrew Vester ’17 Gunman massacres 20 children at school in Connecticut;” “Gunman kills 12 in Colorado Movie Theater;” “14 dead in California in mass shooting.” These headlines have appeared far too often in our newspapers and on our telev...

Feminism: It’s not just for girls; Why I’m not afraid to call myself a feminist

Feminism: It’s not just for girls; Why I’m not afraid to call myself a feminist

Jesse Levinson, Web Opinions Editor

May 5, 2016

This is going to sound strange to you, but I’m going to say it anyway. My name is Jesse Levinson, I am a member of the male population and, not-so-incidentally, I am a feminist. I have decided to create this article in hopes of severing the stereotypical connotations attached to the term “feminism.” According...

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