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Stressed students return to school

Stressed students return to school

Gabrielle Feinsmith, Associate Managing Editor

January 8, 2015

Exhausted and irritated faces roam the hallways as students return from the 12 day holiday break. Students have no choice but to put lounging around to rest, grab a cup of coffee and start studying for midterm exams. “It’s really hard to come back to break because all we have to look forward to is midterms,...

Five things to do in Westport over winter break

Five things to do in Westport over winter break

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

December 23, 2014

Staying home over winter break can be frustrating.   You’ve tried to convince your parents that going away would be great for the family, but they just don’t seem to be fully convinced. I get it. However, there are ways to make it better....  1. Bake Sweets Pull out the flour and the sugar. Baking brings out the spirit...

5 Things to do in Westport over winter break

5 Things to do in Westport over winter break

December 23, 2014

Staying home over winter break can be frustrating. You’ve tried to convince your parents that going away would be great for the family, but they just don’t seem to be fully convinced. I get it. However, there are ways to make it better.... Bake Sweets Pull out the flour and the sugar.Ba...

Students and staff take advantage of opportunity to travel and relax in extended winter vacation

Students and staff take advantage of opportunity to travel and relax in extended winter vacation

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

A 12-and-a-half day winter break begins with a half day on Dec. 23, giving Staples students and staff the break that they have been waiting for. This timing will also give the students observing Hanukkah two nights to celebrate without schoolwork looming over their heads, as the  final nights of...

Wider variety of lunch choices attracts students

Amina Abdul-Kareem and Grant Sirlin, Staff Writers

October 12, 2014

Lunches are supposed to be for eating, but many students use their 30 minute break as a jam session for unfinished work. “I always skip lunch to study whenever I have a test after lunch and haven’t thoroughly studied. One last review always helps,” Gilli Rozynek ’16 said. However, skipping ...

December 21, 2010 | Lost and Found

December 21, 2010 | Lost and Found

December 21, 2010

10: 28 a.m. Staples students search through the massive piles of lost clothing outside of the cafeteria before they leave for break....

Holiday Break: How Does It Affect Academics?

Holiday Break: How Does It Affect Academics?

December 17, 2010

This school year, the holiday break will take place from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, and while Staples students are typically anxious for the break after weeks of intense academics, it can ultimately take a toll on students’ retention of knowledge. Although teachers typically do not stop teaching until the last bell rings...

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

November 22, 2010

Will McDonald '14 Staff Writer For some students, a total break from school is a distant fantasy. This is because that even over the so-called breaks, the stress that results from the never ending supply of homework does not stop. Many go into the vacations with piles of homework. Other students ...

August 18, 2010 | Bump It

August 18, 2010 | Bump It

August 18, 2010

11:46 a.m. A girls' volleyball camp taking place in the Staples fieldhouse takes a lunch break in the hallway before returning to practice. Tryouts for the Staples girls' volleyball team begin on August 28....

May 13, 2010: Break and Slide

May 13, 2010: Break and Slide

May 13, 2010

12:15 a.m. Since the library is closed for the day because of AP testing, students looked for a place to relax during their free time. Sabrina Weiser-Min '11 took the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful spring weather with a trip down the slide in the Staples playground....

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