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USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

USA Freedom Act re-defines privacy argument

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, the United States Senate passed the USA Freedom Act with a majority of 67 to 32, after Section 215 and Section 206 of the USA Patriot Act expired on May 31st. According to Mark Jaycox on eff.org, The USA Freedom act ends “bulk collection of phone records under Section 215” and “makes significant impro...

Suffering from Standardized Testing

Suffering from Standardized Testing

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 26, 2015

Heading into the last quarter of junior year, I was feeling pretty relieved. I kept thinking to myself “I’m almost done!” The year notorious for perpetual stress is almost done, but boy was I wrong to relax. It’s not junior year that should be feared, it’s fourth quarter of junior year....

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

September 19, 2014

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants. And being the first to take the new test, the Class of 2017 should, theoretically, be overjoyed with...

Students forced to choose between sports and school

Students forced to choose between sports and school

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Staples students attending the football game on Friday night might not be as numerous as they normally are, as the ACT is the following morning. The first opportunity for students to take the ACT this year is on Saturday Sept. 13, the morning after the first home football game of the year. Many of ...

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

This year’s sophomore class is expected to take a double hit of standardized testing. Teachers are intensely preparing students; as this is the last grade to take CAPT tests, they aim to finish with a bang. As the month of March begins, sophomores are feeling the heat and the advice they are hearing over...

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