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New graduation requirements inflate coursework for already stressed students

New graduation requirements inflate coursework for already stressed students

Claire Redmer ’21

February 18, 2019


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As a student at Staples, I am in an environment in which striving to take the most intense classes possible is no rarity. This characteristic of the community has become especially noticeable during the time of choosing courses. Throughout the past week, I have heard many kids expressing their desire to...

New schedule determination quells anxiety and chaos

New schedule determination quells anxiety and chaos

Emma Dantas '21

February 5, 2019


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After cracking her knuckles and sitting down with her daughter’s schedule in front of her, she frantically types the names of next year’s teachers into RateMyTeacher.com. While reading reports on the amount of homework given, ratings on a teachers fairness and an assessment of how understanding they ...

Improvements in guidance requested

Improvements in guidance requested

October 25, 2017


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By Ella Bloomingdale ’20 Although Staples has an office full of counselors theoretically willing to address our various problems, it is sometimes difficult for students to sit down one-on-one with their counselors. Often, it can be a struggle to find a mutually convenient time to meet with guid...

Bad grades or no acceptance letter: which would you choose?

Bad grades or no acceptance letter: which would you choose?

October 18, 2017


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By Olivia Ronca '18 As a senior in high school, you have decided to apply to 15 colleges. Your email begins to flood with messages from both the guidance department and your guidance counselor: “College Visit from University of Connecticut.” If you scroll through your school email account withi...

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