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Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

MAKING CONNECTIONS: Members from the group such as Charlotte Rowland ’14 make unbreakable bonds with the children from the Domincan Republic, while building bathrooms for their community. The group plans to continue their work during this February break in Guatemala to help more impoverished communities. 
Photos contributed by Caroline O’Kane ’16

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

If one were to look at Builders Beyond Borders (B3) member’s Facebook albums, they would see photos of members smiling as they stand in a home they were building, making funny faces with members of the community, and seemingly posing for hundreds of casual photos. Because of the silly nature of the...

Five captions on Facebook and Instagram photos to avoid at all costs

Five captions on Facebook and Instagram photos to avoid at all costs

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Some may argue that the caption is the most crucial part of any photo you post on Instagram or Facebook. Sadly, terrible captions have been plaguing social media sites since the beginning of time. With captions, the world is your oyster. Show everyone that you’re not just someone who makes pretty photos...

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor

January 12, 2015

We all know the post, letters in all caps with anywhere between three and 50 exclamation points following, with the name of a college or university proudly typed by a senior ready to share with the world their plans for next year. Some people may find them obnoxious, others annoying or inconsiderate...

College posts catapult senior stress levels

College posts catapult senior stress levels

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

November 20, 2014

Disclaimer: I am a high school senior who would very much like to go to college and is happy for her peers who have already been accepted. So this is a totally judgment-free zone. That being said, Facebook these days is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who is friends (literally or virtually)...

Superfans get super intense

Superfans soak up the spirit at the annual white-out game. Photo by Griffin Thrush '15.

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

As I log onto my Facebook every night at around 7 p.m., I expect to see a couple of friendly notifications from my peers. You know, the normal stuff: somebody commenting on a photo or being tagged in a recent post. Soon enough, a button pops up on my screen. Somebody has posted in the Staples Superfans...

Superfans are everywhere

Mike DeAngelis ’15, Matt Bateman ’15, and Jack Mendillo ’15 root for the Wreckers. Mendillo dons the official Superfans shirt, purchased from the Facebook group. A portion of the proceeds went to the charity Al’s Angels.

Taylor Harrington, Breaking News Managing Editor

October 10, 2014

With players’ numbers painted on their cheeks, and feathered boas, whistles and beads wrapped around their necks, a sea of students, known as the Staples Superfans, cheer at the top of their lungs from on top of bleachers. Having a Superfans group may seem natural to Staples students. Starting in...

Smart phone apps’ security questioned

Talia Hendel, Sports News Editor

September 21, 2014

The messaging feature will no longer be an option on the Facebook app, but will instead only be available as a separate app called Facebook Messenger. While this stand-alone app has existed in the past, Facebook is now forcing users to download it if they want to be able to contact their Facebook friends...

Seniors changing Facebook names

Seniors changing Facebook names

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Senior year is known as the best year in high school. You get senior privileges, like parking on campus, being the oldest and most “mature” kids at the school, and the time to change your Facebook name has finally arrived. Seniors at Staples High School have the tradition to change their norm...

Five ice bucket challenges that make a splash

Five ice bucket challenges that make a splash

Jenna McNicholas, Staff Writer

September 3, 2014

If you’ve been on Facebook at least once in the past couple of weeks, you’ve definitely seen, probably watched, and possibly liked, the multitudes of ice bucket challenge videos to raise awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig disease, being posted and shared. The phenomenon caught on al...

Students debate wifi policy

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

May 30, 2014

Scrolling through her Facebook news feed during lunch, Emily Flood ’16 came across a picture of Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora dressed in revealing clothing. Intrigued, Flood almost clicked on the link. Almost. The knowledge that the school could see what she was viewing stopped her. Many students...

Risky drinking game goes viral

Risky drinking game goes viral

Andrea Frost, Features Editor

March 12, 2014

Lately, Facebook newsfeeds have been filled with videos of people participating in Neknominate, a vigorous game which involves someone filming themselves as they chug alcoholic beverages mixed with other drinks and foods. However, recently it has become clear that the game can lead to danger due to t...

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

Molly Barreca, Opinions Editor

November 8, 2011

It’s Monday, commonly the most hated day of the week. However, for some of us, Monday can only mean one thing: new pictures added on Facebook. As the bus grumbles closer and closer to my house, my anticipation bubbles over. I’ve been waiting all day for the moment when I can sprint inside, power...

Tumblr: Staples Students take to Micro Blogging

Tumblr: Staples Students take to Micro Blogging

May 27, 2011

While many social media fads have come andgone in the past decade, few have had the addicting power found on Tumblr. Theis website has quickly grown in popularity amongst Staples students this year. At first glance, Tumblr looks just like any other blogging website. Like other websites it has posts organized in chronological order...

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