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Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

At the end of December a rumor arose at Staples claiming that grades in Home Access Center would no longer be rounded, sparking a major crisis among students. Although this rumor was soon debunked by Collaborative Team, the reaction to this crisis from Staples students was shocking. If grades were not rounded...

Let’s take a break from the breaks

Let’s take a break from the breaks

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

Please don’t get me wrong, I like days off from school. Scratch that. I LOVE days off from school. This year in particular, we have the longest possible December break, a February break, and an April break. Let's also take into account snow days that could happen at any time and the long weekend...

Looking past the grades

Looking past the grades

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

I am not an efficient studier. I do everything that administrators tell a student not to do: cramming the night before a big test, staying up until 1 am before a midterm and pittering away precious study time on social media. As to my purpose in school, sometimes I would even call myself more of a grade-getter...

Freshmen Bring TED talks, Passion, and New Ideas to Staples

Freshmen Bring TED talks, Passion, and New Ideas to Staples

Megan Root, News Editor

June 2, 2014

A group of Staples freshmen advocated a different way of thinking on Saturday, May 31st when they launched Wisps of Smoke, TEDxSHS, an assembly of 12 speakers who centered their talks around one topic: passion. “People do a lot of things with just the letter grade in mind…It’s important that...

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