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Although highly discouraged, having a dream school provides students with a way to become more motivated and successful throughout high school.

Ignore your college counselor: dream schools boost motivation, success

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 16, 2022

If there’s one thing that all of us Staples students have in common, it’s the hope to get into college. But for some, that hope has manifested itself into a specific dream-- a dream that has kept them...

Sometimes dropping a class can be a tough decision, but for me, accepting that I wasn’t good at Multivariable Calculus relieved my academic stress.

Math isn’t for everyone, and I won’t let my failure define me

Ella Shi ’23, Managing Editor November 1, 2022

Growing up, math was always a subject I was naturally good at. I remember in third grade, my mom and I would sit at the dinner table after eating and do algebra sheets she printed out. Each right answer...

The topic of what pressure is doing to students was discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Westport Public Library. Parents attended this discussion and took notes to listen to possible ways to help their children.

Library discussion reveals students’ mental health suffers from stress, pressure

Olivia Signorile '25 and Cassidy Gutman '25 October 26, 2022

Positive Directions and Westport Weston YMCA held a panel discussion at the Westport Public Library on “The cost of success: what pressure is doing to our kids” on Wed, Oct.19. Experts from Positive...

As the Nov. 1 early deadline for college applications approaches, seniors fit college visits into their schedule. Wake Forest University (pictured above) is one college Staples students are visiting.

Class of 2023 faces struggles applying to colleges

Audrey Kercher '23, Breaking News Manager October 9, 2022

As the class of 2023 sets out on their college admissions process, they are haunted by the grievances of the past. The senior grade has been through many hardships in their high school experience including...

Staples graduate Katie Simons ’22 is a freshman at University of Southern California

Success after Staples: Wreckers fare at prestigious universities

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor October 9, 2022

Staples High School has a stellar reputation for getting their students into college. The Wreckers have been recognized by numerous different sites regarding their accomplishment of preparing their kids...

Seniors had to complete a lengthy checklist prior to a meeting with their guidance counselor in order to request their transcript.

Submission of first semester grades stresses senior class

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor October 7, 2022

The Nov. 1 deadline for many colleges and universities is right around the corner, and the stress of submitting first quarter grades or a mid-year report is beginning to increase, taking a toll on students....

Isabelle Nahon ’23 and Emma Nahon ’23 are both committed to colleges to continue their athletic journey playing Field Hockey. Isabelle plans to attend Hamilton College while Emma plans to attend University of Pennsylvania.

Committed Staples athletes enjoy stress-free year

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager September 23, 2022

Staples is home to many athletes who have earned state championships and renowned achievements. For many of the athletes, their journey as a player does not stop after high school. In the 2022 graduation...

The senior class of ’22 is planned to graduate on June 16, leaving high school and moving onwards toward post-graduate plans.

Seniors leaving prompts reflection, sadness

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director May 25, 2022

 I remember my first day of high school vividly. I walked in as a clueless freshman with my sister, a year older, and her four best friends. The presence of the older kids kept my anxiety from escalating...

Some students tend to choose hobbies they are uninterested in, strictly based on how well it will appear on a college application or resume. Students must remember that in a competitive high school environment, having fun should remain as a top priority.

Students should explore true passions, abandon resume fillers

Abby Nevin ’23, Broadcast Director May 3, 2022

I know what sport burn-out feels like. After devoting my entire childhood to gymnastics and involving myself in a rigorous schedule, an injury I sustained over this past summer led to the end of my career...

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