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Unlimited PowerSchool access toxic to Staples

Unlimited PowerSchool access toxic to Staples

Remy Teltser ’21, Paper Features Editor

November 11, 2019

Hardly seven seconds after receiving an “it’s posted” text message, PowerSchool is loading its web page onto my phone browser. As the all too familiar gray dial spins around, I am internally freaking out. Simultaneously, my AP Lang group chat is blowing up talking about how this one essay affect...

Limited Campus Policy is revisited by students

Limited Campus Policy is revisited by students

Mia Daignault ’20 and Abby Fleming ’20

October 11, 2019

Schedule change incorporates new connections period

Schedule change incorporates new connections period

Remy Teltser '21 and Carly Kapowitz ’21

September 20, 2019

To help reduce the stresses of high school, an open campus should be mandatory

To help reduce the stresses of high school, an open campus should be mandatory

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

May 13, 2019

As we near the end of the school year, students in all grades are wishing they can enjoy the warm weather, hoping that summer would come sooner. Naturally, students want the school day to pass as fast as they can. But, after seven long hours of working, thinking and processing information, it is not irrational for students to want to leave campus and clear there head by gra...

Consequences in lack of student involvement outweigh participation benefits

Consequences in lack of student involvement outweigh participation benefits

Allie D'Angelo '20

March 6, 2019

As administrative decisions grow ever more consequential, the need for student opinions is greater than ever. However, despite the countless surveys sent out by the administration in an effort to acquire perspective, many students refrain from taking advantage of such opportunities to say what we wa...

Administration limits rights of students to protest during walkout

Administration limits rights of students to protest during walkout

April 10, 2018

By Jack Dennison ’21   One month after the events in Parkland, students nationwide walked out of their school for 17 minutes to protest gun violence in schools. Videos of these walkouts surfaced all over social media, from students in New York City going onto the streets with signs prote...

Feminism posters evoke crude responses from students

Feminism posters evoke crude responses from students

April 18, 2017

By Megan Doyle '18 Feminism posters outside the cafeteria and bridge area on the second floor provoked multiple inappropriate comments to be written and posted on the wall. On Monday, April 17, the Women's History class taught by Cathy Schager created two interactive banners, asking students to w...

Scheduling committee sets sights for potential future schedule change

Scheduling committee sets sights for potential future schedule change

March 31, 2017

By: Lili Romann ’19 and Daniel Harizman ’19 The Staples’ administration has gathered a committee to explore both the benefits and drawbacks of various schedules in order to maximize work efficiency and eliminate stress. Staples currently possesses a schedule that differentiates each day from the n...

Administration stuck: Help or no help administration scrutinized

Administration stuck: Help or no help administration scrutinized

Cate Casparius

February 27, 2017

Cate Casparius '19 In an attempt to please the students and parents of Staples High School, the administration seems to be damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I have an incredible amount of respect and empathy for James D’Amico taking the role of head principal at a school recoveri...

Westport community left shocked and outraged after child development courses suddenly stripped

Westport community left shocked and outraged after child development courses suddenly stripped

Margot Mather '17, Features Page Editor

January 30, 2017

By Margot Mather '17 In a meeting on Friday Jan. 27 with concerned parents and teachers, Principal James D’Amico announced that the Child Development 1 and 2 and Child Study courses will be terminated next year, while allowing the preschoolers who are currently enrolled to attend until the end of the...

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

Possible elimination of B-level English courses generates concern

January 18, 2017

Ian Bernstein '18 The Westport Public School’s administrative staff is considering terminating B-level English classes at Staples High School based on their purpose for student learning. Students and teachers have expressed unfavorable opinions regarding this possible decision, which include...

[Nov. 2016 News] Transgender rights are brought to the attention of Staples administrators

[Nov. 2016 News] Transgender rights are brought to the attention of Staples administrators

November 22, 2016

By Becky Hoving ’17 & Ashton Dedona ’17   This past September, the Staples High School administration announced that it would provide new bathroom locks and unisex bathroom signs in response to the push for more inclusive bathroom access. However, an entire quarter has passed an...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable change is the increased requirements for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In th...

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