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Recording classes offers valuable rewind

Recording classes offers valuable rewind

Emma Van Riper ’20

February 5, 2019

Imagine it’s the middle of January. The freezing weather is setting in as you attempt to take on second semester. Nothing feels better than walking outside in the 12 degree weather and practically getting frostbite. To top off the thrill of winter, your flu test just came back positive—an annoyan...

[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...

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015

For most students, summer means a chance to relax and take a well-deserved break from school. Other than the incoming seniors who are encouraged to work on college essays and children who are pushed by their parents to brush up on their skills over break, it’s basically two and a half stress-free months. However,...

Trading out pink passes for swim caps

Trading out pink passes for swim caps

Becca Rawiszer, Web Opinions Editor

May 21, 2015

Every swim class there are at least three students who come up with some reason to not participate. Common excuses consist of being “allergic to chlorine” or magically having “cramps” every day. The typical Staples student dreads swim class. They trudge to the pool house muttering complaint...

2011 Senior List

2011 Senior List

Inklings Staff

June 22, 2011

A hallmark of the yearly Senior Supplement, the "Senior List" has become a Staples graduation tradition, dating back to the 50s. Beginning in April, the staff uses Facebook messaging, interviews in school and phone calls home to gather class members' post secondary plans.  Being on the list is...

May 27, 2011 | School's Outside

May 27, 2011 | School's Outside

May 27, 2011

Photo by Bryan Schiavone '13 11:15 a.m. Social studies teacher Dan Heaphy brought his class outside to watch group presentations during the first lunch wave. Students flocked to the courtyard to experience one of the warmest days of the year, with temperatures reaching 80 degrees.  ...

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

May 27, 2011

U.S. History Honors, a course originally created nine years ago by a Board of Education (BOE) directive to create more honors-level courses at Staples, is on the verge of extinction. “I think in general, we don’t want too many levels in social studies,” James D’Amico, 6–12 Social Studies Department Coordinator, said. D’Amico says that the department is divided whe...

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

May 27, 2011

AP courses at Staples usually conjure images of upperclassmen slaving away on an endless supply of work. However, what some may not realize is that sophomores are also in on these challenging courses. “It’s actually not as stressful as one would think,” Danielle Frost ’13, who is in an AP St...

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

May 25, 2011

Unlike past years when students have attended arena to design their own schedules, this year the guidance department has created student’s schedules using a schedule generator on the computer. The guidance department sent out a letter informing students that during the first week in June students will meet i...

May 20, 2011 | Down to Three

May 20, 2011 | Down to Three

May 20, 2011

10:23 a.m. Sarah White's period one personal finance class once held 23 students, but due to senior internships, the class is now down to only three students. Despite low numbers, the class is continuing on with its curriculum. During today's class, remaining students Ian Greene '11, Rachel Harnick '11, and Kate Harnick '11 worked on a computer program that let them simulate managing finances i...

Senior Prank Runs With The Bulls

Senior Prank Runs With The Bulls

May 18, 2011

Alicia Lourekas '12 and Nicolette Weinbaum '12 News Editor and Features Editor     On Friday, May 13, the boys of the senior class gave their last hoorah before leaving Staples for internships. About 40 senior boys sprinted through the halls dressed as bulls and matadors as Spani...

New Lenient Internship Policies Welcome More Participants

December 22, 2010

As the end of second quarter approaches, seniors begin to anticipate the many advantages that come with being a second semester senior. The senior internship program is one of the privileges that a number of students in the senior class take advantage of.   As a common cure for “senioritis,” students...

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