Everybody has that family holiday story. I’m talking about the one that ends in a complete disaster, ending when half your family walks out. My goal is to stop this year from becoming that story. So, with the holidays coming up, here are a few guidelines on the do’s and don’ts of Christmas vacation. Well,... Read more »
Trick or treat smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. If you don’t I don’t care, I’ll pull down your underwear. Don’t you miss it? Hearing that nostalgic phrase is something that still reminds me of exciting moments from my childhood which can be attributed to only one holiday, Halloween. Do... Read more »
The end is finally coming. The music has stopped playing. The fists are done pumping. And it is no longer t-shirt time. Ladies and gentlemen “Jersey Shore” has been cancelled. With this historic event drawing ever-so-close, I have just one thing to say: good riddance. I know people are going... Read more »
Graduating high school is supposed to mean something. People are supposed to be in awe of it. It is supposed to be an accomplishment. But at Staples High School, graduation is just another expectation of our community. Staples High School has a different mentality than any other school. That isn’t... Read more »
The Stanley Cup Playoffs has always been where history is made. Players put everything on the line. Limits are pushed. Boundaries are crossed. But, nothing compares to throwing yourself in front of 100mph shots 328 times like the New York Rangers have done. You may not be able to appreciate these... Read more »
There is one thing that separates men from animals. There is one thing that unites them in the world. There is one thing that defines the rules of brotherhood. The Bro Code. To guys, the Bro Code is an internal code of conduct, similar to the way people let their sense of morality determine... Read more »
Girls. Boys. Prom. These are the ingredients that you need to make prom a dream come true, or in some cases, a nightmare. Guys, be warned: your dates are not going to let it be the second option. Prom is the night that all girls live for. They are in constant pursuit of their very own fairy tale.... Read more »
Like baby, baby, baby, no. Like baby, baby, baby, oh. I thought you’d always be mine, mine. Please don’t accuse me of liking Justin Bieber. I am not singing this by choice. I can’t help it. It’s just… stuck in my head. To anybody who is going to be singing that song all day now, I... Read more »
Sleep. It is what we all long for. It is what we rarely get. Forced to get up at a time when it’s unclear whether it is night or day, there is little hope for a high school student to get the sleep necessary. Yet, somehow teachers still find the nerve to yell for sleeping in their classes. What... Read more »
Candy grams, PDA, and stupid Walmart cards; these are the things that a certain day consists of. It’s the day that some how everybody else has come to love. Maybe I’m alone in my hatred for it. Or maybe I have hatred for it because I’m alone. What is this day? Valentine’s Day. However,... Read more »
All of Staples' athletic accomplishments are proudly on display in the trophy case near the gym. Today the boys and girls track teams will travel to New Haven for FCIACs. Is another championship trophy on its way for the Wreckers?
How do you judge coolness — what criteria do you use? Sheer number of friends? Number of Facebook friends? Athleticism? Fashion trendiness? Maybe in the past, but with a new generation comes a new measuring stick. It is no secret that apps on the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch have forever changed the way... Read more »
“Breaking Dawn” may be breaking into the box office, but the male gender certainly won’t be. Now as I hope most of you would know by now the Twilight Saga is a series of books that have been transformed into movies. The series has without a doubt captivated its fair share of “Twi-Hards”,... Read more »
Ethan Bradeen'13 makes good use of his free period in the cafeteria by getting work done.
Imagine opening your eyes after sleeping for hours and sitting up in a completely silent room. There is no light except for the minimal amount creeping through the closed window shade. The boredom of not being able to leave the room, watch TV, read, socialize, or even think is almost too much to bear.... Read more »
During the Staples Class of 2011 graduation school principal, Mr. Dodig made a speech about how Staples is the home to people of different races, sexuality, and interests. Now, it seems, apparently tastes in TV shows as well. Out of 25 people interviewed there were a total of 17 different shows that... Read more »
12:03 p.m. A student takes advantage of the beautiful weather today, and studies outside during a free period.