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Self checkout stations eliminate high school jobs

Self checkout stations eliminate high school jobs

October 12, 2018

By Carolyn Gray ’19   For years, it was routine to end every shopping experience by heading to cashier, hearing the words “Did you find everything you were looking for today?”, and listening to the beeping barcode scanner as items were hauled by the conveyor. Today, shoppers are aski...

Who should businesses hire? Underclassmen or 18 year olds?

Who should businesses hire? Underclassmen or 18 year olds?

May 29, 2018

Minimum wage means a minimum hiring age By Abby Fleming '20 As summer approaches, many Staples students have found themselves in search of a summer job and have been greatly disappointed by the lack of options. Due to their young age, many businesses aren’t excited to hire them. I believe due to...

Westport’s retail stores need saving

Westport’s retail stores need saving

April 21, 2018

By Abby Fleming '20   As more and more retail stores in Westport close their doors, the once bustling downtown shopping scene begins to meet its end. Like many of the towns and cities of the world, Westport has fallen victim to an age of online shopping and unmotivated consumers. While online shopping has its advantages, nothing can beat the benefits of keeping Westport’s stores open. ...

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

March 20, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 For ten months of each year, pupils at Staples learn and study endlessly. Even weekends throughout the school year are spent preparing for the next school week’s onslaught of projects and tests. So, when students are released for the better part of June, July and August for...

Staples teens cash in on workforce experience

Staples teens cash in on workforce experience

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

According to the U.S. Census of 2012, just over 29 percent of all high school students ages 16 and above are employed in some fashion year-round. Following suit, Staples High School possesses quite a few students of its own who have joined the workforce. To many of these young employees, a job is...

Students trade beaches for bosses

Students trade beaches for bosses

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Whether it’s taking a four week vacation in the Caribbean, conquering the Himalayas, or hopping across the country in pursuit of a college, the Staples student body utilizes its summer jailbreak in just about every way possible. Although many students erase the word “schoolwork” from their vocabulary...

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