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Society has lost the art of meaningful conversations. Staples students spend the majority of their days on their phones and should make a more sincere effort to deepen their friendships.

The lost art of conversation; society must improve

Shira Zeiberg '22, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Do you remember the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone? I mean a real conversation that was held in person and  not over Facetime, Facebook, text, through Snapchat, Instagram or...

Attending the High Mountain Institute, a five week alpine backpacking and creative writing program free of social media, taught me the value of unplugging and self reflecting. It is incredibly healthy, and important, to disconnect from social media in order to learn about oneself and reduce stress.

Social media hiatus reaps substantial reward

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Arts Editor March 10, 2022

“Does seeing that make you happy?” My mom asked me once when she caught me endlessly scrolling through social media. Although I got annoyed and told her to leave me alone, it left me thinking. And...

Emojis allow for unusually creative expression and communication among friends and family.

Emojis permit atypical expression and communication

Brooke Dembin '22, Business Manager March 30, 2021

Do you send your mom and friends random fruit emojis throughout the day for fun but to also give them a sense of confusion? No? Just me? This just got awkward... Emojis have a variety of uses that can...

The new series of AirPods discontinues the small and compact model of the previous AirPods, disappointing AirPod lovers.

Apple displeases with new generation of AirPods

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Apple announced the upcoming release of their newest generation of AirPods, called AirPods Max, on Dec. 8. After their anticlimactic release of the iPhone 12, I was expecting a lot from this new AirPod...

Aware of the advancing technological sphere, Warner Bros. recently announced they would be releasing all 2021 films to HBO Max the day they hit theaters. “Wonder Woman: 1984” will be among the movies available on the streaming platform come Dec. 25, reasonably priced at $14.99.

Don’t cancel — Stream: in a changing marketplace, Hollywood should look to stream premieres

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Arts Editor December 15, 2020

Disappointment abounds. With the winter sports season cancelled, superfans need a fix. With so many people quarantining and opting to learn remotely, students are also bored and in need of an outlet. So,...

The PowerUpdate app immediately notifies students when a new grade is added into PowerSchool, reducing stress from constant grade-checking.

PowerUpdate app intends to relieve stress about grades

Ella Shi '23, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Every high school student understands the stress of waiting for their teacher to post a grade on PowerSchool. They refresh and refresh and refresh, hoping their grade will change, but it doesn’t. For...

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

The coronavirus leads to an increase in screen time.

Quarantine turns people into screen addicts

Brooke Dembin '22, Assitant Creative Director May 3, 2020

Quarantine has started getting to my head. I actually find myself whispering to myself as if I’m expecting a response back.  In order to prevent this psychosis, I resort to going on my phone.  During...

The application Zoom allows many people to video chat at once and is a great way to stay in touch with friends. Many students have been using this and find it effective.

Technology helps students overcome social distancing

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor April 13, 2020

The coronavirus has closed businesses, schools and recreational locations nationwide, severing human connection as a result. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is critical...

Amazon Go Grocery opens up 26 convenience stores throughout America with “Just Walkout Technology”

New Amazon Go stores are destined to change America

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director March 14, 2020

Amazon, as most of the world knows, is one of the biggest enterprises alive and allows people to basically buy anything in the world and have it shipped to your door the next day. In 2020, Amazon announced...

Graphic by Carly Kaplowitz 21

New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

Carly Kaplowitz '21 November 28, 2018

Updated versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro went on sale Nov. 7 after three years without updates. The MacBook Air  upgrade includes new features such as a retina display and touch...

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