Poetry Out Loud Contest slams Staples with record participation

Poetry Out Loud Contest slams Staples with record participation

Claudia Landowne, Creative Director
December 11, 2014 • 1,237 views
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On Nov. 4, 2014, 30 Staples students took part in the school’s third annual “Poetry Out Loud” contest. Due to time concerns caused by the record-breaking number of participants, the contest organizers were forced to change the rules. In ... Read more »

Czech foreign exchange student joins Staples community

Czech foreign exchange student joins Staples community

Justine Seligson, Photo Editor
September 9, 2014 • 684 views
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When Martin Dolezal boarded his plane in the Czech Republic heading for a year-long stay in the United States, he had no sincere expectations for what would be on the other side. Basing his previous knowledge on America off of media, friends’ stories and overall stereotypes, his preconceptions would... Read more »

Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest

Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer
June 5, 2014 • 598 views
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Staples sophomore Sam Sheppard placed seventh in the Connecticut Young Writers Trust Competition for a piece she submitted, written in English class. This was Sheppard’s first time entering a writing... Read more »

Sophomores balance control and choice on their research paper

Sophomores balance control and choice on their research paper

Jackie Cope and Jessica Gross
March 16, 2014 • 1,937 views
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Often referred to as “the guinea pig year,” the 2014 sophomores have been no strangers to change. The once solid foundations of junior year have become shakier and shakier as this year goes on. So far, sophomores have been told they will get to choose between AP Language... Read more »

Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Zoe Brown, Features Editor
May 13, 2013 • 1,475 views
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“If you want to encourage students to be writers, they need to be writing for a real audience,” said Julie Heller, 6-12 Coordinator for English. “They need to be publishing their work.” One way to do so is by entering writing contests. In April, two students, Katie... Read more »

To Take or Not to Take? Juniors and Seniors Deciding on an English Class

To Take or Not to Take? Juniors and Seniors Deciding on an English Class

October 5, 2010 • 1,246 views
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High Stakes, Higher GPAs

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

October 1, 2010 • 585 views
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Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

April 16, 2010 • 1,326 views
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To Curve or Not to Curve: The Debate Over Curving Test Scores In Advanced Placement Courses

To Curve or Not to Curve: The Debate Over Curving Test Scores In Advanced Placement Courses

March 12, 2010 • 3,671 views
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Ross Gordon '11 and Jesse Heussner '11 News Editor and Features Editor Vinny Amaru ’11 studied his Advanced Placement (AP) US History textbook for weeks. Disregarding all distractions from families and friends, Amaru began to review the history of America until late into... Read more »

I Hate it When People Can’t Talk Good

I Hate it When People Can’t Talk Good

December 6, 2009 • 2,405 views
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