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The importance of the college representative visit

The importance of the college representative visit

October 19, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 As a senior, it is that time of the year where college is the number one thought on my mind. My college planning process began over a year ago when I started researching colleges online to narrow down my search and continued into my junior year with weekend tours at my favorite ...

Bad grades or no acceptance letter: which would you choose?

Bad grades or no acceptance letter: which would you choose?

October 18, 2017

By Olivia Ronca '18 As a senior in high school, you have decided to apply to 15 colleges. Your email begins to flood with messages from both the guidance department and your guidance counselor: “College Visit from University of Connecticut.” If you scroll through your school email account withi...

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

October 4, 2017

By Bri Zeiberg '19 Viral videos of students jumping off roofs while intoxicated and half-naked sorority girls fill the screens of over 570,000,000 followers of the social media phenomenon, “I’m Shmacked.” (According to Urban Dictionary, tThe definition of the term “shmacked” is, “to be...

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:” a senior’s rant on PowerSchool

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:” a senior’s rant on PowerSchool

September 20, 2017

By Adam Wenkoff '18 While not having a way to check our grades online has been an inconvenience for all students at Staples, it’s been incredibly annoying for seniors, especially those that are looking to apply either Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) to schools this year. Most schools’...

Irma washes students out of school

Irma washes students out of school

September 18, 2017

By Hannah Bolandian ’19 Graphic Credit: Ben Roland ’19 Starting on Tuesday Sep. 5, Staples alumni’ attending southern colleges received a flood of emails flooded notifying them that classes had been canceled until further notice. The predicted damage from hurricane Irma, then labeled as a categ...

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