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Students who have the financial ability to do so often utilize online resources that may cost upwards of hundreds of dollars for SAT tutoring with the promise of improved scores.

The SAT perpetuates unjust educational system

Jared Leonard ’22 , Opinions Editor May 12, 2021

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, allows college admission officers to better evaluate the knowledge of students and their ability to succeed in a college environment. Well, not really. The very...

Student presentations bore classes in time of hybrid learning

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director September 21, 2020

I have a confession: I’m the rare sort of student who actually enjoys presenting in class. Over Zoom, however, I want to tear my hair out while an in-person classmate yammers on and on during a presentation,...

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

Abby Fleming, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

New rules have been created regarding sexual assault on college campuses, the most notabe that victims can be cross-examined during hearings. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced this new rule...

On March 16, Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. sent a video regarding updates on e-learning to Staples’ students and parents. In the video, Thomas reassured students the program would allow the continuation of their education during the disruption of Staples’ closure.

Distance Learning fills the void

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor March 23, 2020

Staples High School and many other schools around the world have been forced to take up e-Learning, whether students are ready for the transition or not. In the midst of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak,...

Students from the period five Latin class venture down to the courtyard to complete their assignment on a sunny day.

Outdoor learning: a way to help motivate students

Emma Van Riper ’20 May 16, 2019

As summer is approaching and the weather is getting nicer out, it makes sense that students are asking their teachers to hold class outside for once. After being inside hour after hour, day after day,...

 Dr. Colleen Palmer announced her resignation on March 14. Until Aug. 1, Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary, insurance benefits and transportation allowance.

Palmer continues to receive transportation benefits, salary while on medical leave

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer will continue to receive her annual base salary and insurance benefits while on leave for medical reasons until her retirement on Aug. 1. Palmer will additionally be receiving...

Representative Jonathan Steinberg holds a picture of his daily schedule. Since beginning his fifth term on Jan. 10, he has been active on several committees in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Melanie Lust '19 February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty...

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year's middle schoolers

Westport Board of Education finalizes plan for next year’s middle schoolers

Reece Keusch '19 December 26, 2018

Superintendent Colleen Palmer and the Westport Board of Education decided to send all sixth graders to the elementary schools next year in order to solve the current spacing issues at Bedford Middle School...

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Three juniors with highest GPAs travel to Paris for the week

Teddy Dienst ’20 October 18, 2018

While students were struggling with homework and dreading the sound of their 6 a.m. alarm, three students in the class of 2020 got the opportunity to fly to Paris and represent Staples High School. Patricio...

Staples student serves on statewide council of education

Staples student serves on statewide council of education

Lily Kane '20, Web News Editor September 26, 2018

  While many students spend their high school years looking forward to the times not focused around school, some go against the tide and choose to become more involved with the topic of education....

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