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Succeeding without advanced placement classes

Succeeding without advanced placement classes

May 9, 2017

Phoebe Mendelson ’17   Over the course of my four years at Staples, I’d like to think that I’ve learned and gained insight on a few things, one of them being that there are many experienced and knowledgeable adults and students who take the opportunity to impart their wisdom on others. ...

Four-year Tuition Increase plan finally implemented at UConn

Four-year Tuition Increase plan finally implemented at UConn

May 4, 2017

Katelyn DeAgro '17   December of 2016 marked the end of the first semester where the four-year plan to raise the cost of tuition was implemented at the University of Connecticut. The UConn official website said that for the first semester the cost of tuition jumped by $750 dollars, or ...

[April 2017] Campuses social comfort trumps college prestige for minority students

[April 2017] Campuses social comfort trumps college prestige for minority students

April 26, 2017

By: Kayla Leitner '19 Some modern high school seniors have been willing to overlook academic prestige in favor of seeking higher learning institutions that they anticipate will provide a more safe and comfortable environment where they are ensured a sense of belonging. This trend is apparent at...

[April 2017] What no one told me about senior year

[April 2017] What no one told me about senior year

April 26, 2017

By: Margot Mather '17 Senior year is the culmination of four long years of hard work, and as my time at Staples comes to a close, I’m already feeling nostalgic. Although it's a time filled with crazy stress levels surrounding striving for stellar grades and submitting college applications, it's...

[April 2017] College P.E. requirements still present at many schools

April 20, 2017

By: Alexa Moro '18 Staples seniors are aware of the academic and social rigors of college but may be unaware of the physical demands. A physical education requirement, sometimes including a swim test, still exists at many colleges and universities. The freshman year swim test as part of physical...

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