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Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Grades are undoubtedly something that occupies every student's mind at Staples High School. Being able to perform highly in every class, whether it is an AP, honors or A class can be difficult, regardless of course. I know I am constantly looking at PowerSchool, even if I know there are no new grades...

May 1 allows seniors to celebrate their college decisions

May 1 allows seniors to celebrate their college decisions

Nicky Brown ’19

May 16, 2019

For high school seniors around the nation, May 1 was national decision day. This means that by May 1, seniors had to decide where they would attend college the following year. Traditionally, seniors celebrate their college selection by wearing their college colors or logos on May 1. Prior to school...

First period exams exacerbate student stress

First period exams exacerbate student stress

Rebecca Kanfer '21

February 12, 2019

It’s 7:30 in the morning: your eyelids are heavy, you’re moving at a snail's pace and it’s entirely unlikely that you will make it through class without falling asleep. As you sit down at your desk to take your early morning test, your eyes glaze over the equations. You are mentally preparing yourself...

Taylor Swift is back…Ready For It?

Taylor Swift is back…Ready For It?

September 16, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 The long awaited return of Taylor Swift has finally arrived, and it happened fast. Given the fact that it has been almost three years since Swift released any new music, and roughly a year since she has really been out in public, the pop sensation has made a rather abrupt comeback....

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

May 8, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 After its popular, yet troubling debut on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” has officially been renewed for a second season. The series is an adaption of Jay Asher’s novel, which depicts the aftermath of high-schooler Hannah Baker’s suicide. In each episode, a reason for H...

A Real Life “Plastic”

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016

On Wednesdays, Paige wears Pink The 2004 cult classic, “Mean Girls,” is known for its girl drama and showcasing the politics of high school. However, this movie also left its markon fashion among teens. Though it was released over 10 years ago, sayings like, “On Wednesdays we wear pink” ...

The Psychology Behind High School Relationships

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

March 31, 2016

First love tends to hit high schoolers with a newfound intensity that they often aren’t prepared to handle. One anonymous junior girl experienced what she thought was first love as a freshman when she started dating a sophomore boy. What was initially fun and flirty quickly developed into something...

There’s only one thing worse than taking the ACT

There’s only one thing worse than taking the ACT

Alice Hickson, Web A&E Editor

October 25, 2015

I had a plan. On September 12, 2015 I was going to knock the ACT out of my life and finally reach the shining light at the end of an extremely long tunnel filled with what felt like non stop test preparation. I woke up at 6:30 A.M. and after a quick caffeine stop at Dunkin Donuts, I was on my way...

Who is Shelley Somers?

Who is Shelley Somers?

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 27, 2015

According to Elliot Landon’s email, candidate Shelley Somers was unanimously selected by the Staples High School search committee as the finalist to fill the open position for principal next year. Somers has been working as principal at Central Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut for five and...

Looking Back at Westport

Looking Back at Westport

Alexa Davis, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

Senior year is quickly coming to an end and the time for reflection is soon to come. As of now, the familiar sounds of my alarm waking me up at 6 a.m. in the morning will not be missed. When I am off to college, however, the aroma of bacon and eggs sitting in my kitchen as I take my first breath of...

Make the high school years count

Taylor Harrington, Breaking News Editor

November 11, 2014

Ever since students watched the Wildcats burst into a synchronized dance number on top of red lunch tables in “High School Musical” while singing “Stick to the Status Quo,” movies have been setting the bar pretty high for what life is like in high school. Eight years after singing along with...

Top five differences between middle school and high school

Top five differences between middle school and high school

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Picture this: Big school, little you. It’s your first day of freshman year and you see senior girls in their blue shirts running around and blowing whistles in your ear. Older boys are standing next to you that are taller than your dad. You hear the bell, watch everyone disperse and are left walking...

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