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Staples students acquire the benefits of the early college application process

Staples students acquire the benefits of the early college application process

December 19, 2016

By: Izzy Blansfield '18 The stressful season for the many Staples seniors, who undertake the benefits of the early decision and early acceptance applications, commences as December proceeds. According to the college board, the early application process starts around November and the decisions...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] How to avoid stress while applying to college

November 22, 2016

By Becca Rawiszer '17   Dear stressed out seniors, All of you have probably had a college-induced panic attack once in your high school career. We’ve all been there. We’ve all crammed for that ACT or SAT and tried to maintain a seemingly unattainable GPA.  A year from now, however, ...

“Staples Got Class” makes schedule sharing easier for students

“Staples Got Class” makes schedule sharing easier for students

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Managing Editor

June 1, 2016

On Tuesday, May 31, Dylan Diamond ’17 released his sixth iPhone application, “Staples Got Class.” “Staples Got Class” is a schedule sharing application available for all iOS devices in the App Store that allows Staples students to see who is in their classes and view other student’s schedules ...

Staples seniors share their wisdom on the college process

Staples seniors share their wisdom on the college process

Olivia Foster and Tori Lubin

April 26, 2016

Juniors and underclassmen had the opportunity to learn about the college process during the “Real Talk” conference in the library media center this past Tuesday, April 12th.  Four seniors: Jane Levy ’16, Emily Eldh 16’, Kyle Ratner ’16 and Reece Schachne ’16 shared their personal experience...

Lying about myself to show you who I really am

Lying about myself to show you who I really am

Anonymous Author

November 9, 2015

“What can you tell us about yourself that we can’t see in your application? We want to know who you are and why we should want you on our campus next fall.”   Cliches like these cover the “Apply Now” pages for university websites all across the nation.   They’re lying.   As a senior who j...

Do college commits avoid stress?

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

Senior year is a stressful time; there is no denying that. With college admissions at the forefront of virtually everyone’s mind, along with regular school work and whatever fall activity one has going on, it is no wonder that the final year of high school is often a very exciting and anxiety-f...

Smart phone apps’ security questioned

Talia Hendel, Sports News Editor

September 21, 2014

The messaging feature will no longer be an option on the Facebook app, but will instead only be available as a separate app called Facebook Messenger. While this stand-alone app has existed in the past, Facebook is now forcing users to download it if they want to be able to contact their Facebook friends...

The College Evolution: How Stress about College has Grown Over the Years

The College Evolution: How Stress about College has Grown Over the Years

December 20, 2010

When she was my age, my mother took the SAT only once. She didn’t study, she didn’t have a tutor. She just walked in, took the test, and walked out. When it came time to start looking at colleges, she only went to her school’s college night. No visits, no tours. She just listened to the presentations, without eve...

Sophomore Stress

Sophomore Stress

October 28, 2010

Caitlyn Rand '13 Web Opinions Editor Right now, seniors across America are filling out common aps, writing college entrance essays, and overall majorly stressing about applying for college. Well, try being their little sister. I’ve heard of contagious hiccups, yawning, and laughing, but never co...

Achievements and Potential Help Gain Better Letters of Recommendation

Achievements and Potential Help Gain Better Letters of Recommendation

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Alicia Lourekas ’12 Opinions Editor Exciting and unnerving junior year, when juniors are officially upperclassman and are ready to begin their college search. Students have gone through their junior year trying to connect with teachers, for a reason other than good grades: letters of recommendations. An important aspect...

Looming Deadlines: Early applications add to busy lives of seniors

Looming Deadlines: Early applications add to busy lives of seniors

October 22, 2010

Alexandra O’Kane ’13 Staff Writer   With deadlines of Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 drawing near, seniors who are applying early decision to college find their college application stress growing. According to Guidance Counselor Victoria Capozzi, students at Staples tend to apply to school early because ...

AP Classes Flawed and Taken for College Acceptance

AP Classes Flawed and Taken for College Acceptance

May 28, 2010

Jon Loeb '11 Staff Writer I walk into my AP classroom, and bagels and donuts are being distributed and eaten. My classmates have let it all out and are enjoying themselves. There’s no rigorous work to be completed, no PowerPoints to memorize, and no tests to stress over. Instead, we ar...

WWPT Broadcasters Up for Five High School Radio Awards

WWPT Broadcasters Up for Five High School Radio Awards

October 16, 2009

With a purpose of recognizing excellence in high school radio broadcasting, the John Drury High School Radio Awards has nominated Staples’ WWPT radio station as one of the top five in the country. The Drury Award was named in memory of the life and career of legendary ABC7 news anchor John Drury. Now, WWPT has the chance to recieve this great honor. A...

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