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Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Zoe Brown, Features Editor

May 13, 2013

“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 Cion '14 and Katie Zhou '14, ...

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

Image via Wikipedia 1, 2, 3…Go! As Staples juniors set in to their busiest year of high school, many have already begun the complicated process of completing the research paper. Looking at how the paper is completed, it seems now that not only is the process of the research paper dictated by th...

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

October 1, 2010

Image by Feras Hares via Flickr Editorial There’s something vaguely disturbing about the number of kids who take AP classes simply to boost their GPAs. However, these classes also come with a significant amount of coursework, so to truly reap the benefits of the higher–weighted AP classes requires student...

Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

April 16, 2010

On Sept. 1, Scott Grundei ’10 walked into his Advanced Placement (A.P.) English Literature class of 20 other students.  On May 17, Grundei will walk into a class of two – just himself and his English teacher, Christina Richardson. Since nearly three-quarters of the senior class is about leave Staples on...

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

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 the night. He was rewarde...

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