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The temporary remote learning option for symptomatic or quarantined students will be redacted on Jan. 28 due to zero students in isolation or quarantine at Staples and Coleytown, and merely seven at Bedford.

Live streamed classes discontinued in Staples, middle schools

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing Editor January 28, 2022

Staples High School, Bedford Middle School and Coleytown Middle School will discontinue live streamed classes through the Google Meets platform on Jan. 28. The decision was made due to a lack of necessity...

Returning items online is an incredibly wasteful habit that results in 5 billion pounds of annual waste, as 25% of all online returns end up in a landfill.

Grotesque online returns overhaul requires consumer responsibility

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Managing Editor December 8, 2021

With spirit week, homecoming, Halloween and early holiday shopping preceding each other at warp speed, online returns have been my crutch these past few months. If the dress with which I was once enamored...

Students, teachers work to respect pronouns, names

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22 November 12, 2021

After California's passing of Assembly Bill 245, which prohibits public California universities from deadnaming transgender or non-binary students, we gaged student and teacher opinions in the Staples...

Prior to April 27, Connecticut residents scheduled vaccine appointments through the statewide COVID portal or a specific provider website, which would be confirmed before receiving their dose. Governor Ned Lamont’s implementation of walk-in clinics is meant to combat the traffic seen below and ease the process of getting vaccinated.

Vaccine providers offer walk-in clinics to Connecticut residents

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing Editor May 6, 2021

Over 50 vaccine centers in Connecticut will no longer require appointments starting on April 27, as stated in a press release by Governor Ned Lamont one day before implementation.  The announcement...

While the severity of the college admissions scandal came to light in 2019, 33 parents were accused of bribing “The Key” owner Rick Singer more than $25 million to reserve spots for their children in highly selective universities. Singer has yet to be indicted since the trial.

‘Varsity Blues’ effectively depicts admissions scandal

Anastasia Thumser ’22 , Web New Editor April 5, 2021

Before Netflix removed the eminent series “Gossip Girl” in the wake of 2021, I spent a good portion of quarantine binge-watching beautifully dressed, elite teenagers stressing over SATs and college...

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