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Students Daisy Fording ’24 and Teddy Deutsch ’24 prepare for their first ever language midterm.

Real midterms serve as a new, necessary challenge to student body

Mia Kirkorsky '24, Business Manager November 21, 2022

Contrary to popular belief, midterms and finals this year might not be the catalyst of darkness we make it out to be.  We all survived COVID, so midterms should be a piece of cake... right? This is...

During remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless students had trouble with motivation, leading to assignments not being completed.

Missing assignments decrease with post-pandemic schooling

Demi Sasson ’25, Paper Sports Editor November 15, 2022

As you’re trying to fall asleep, you can’t take your eyes off of the clock on your bedside table. It strikes 12 a.m., and immediately you’re reminded of all of the assignments that just changed from...

Staples High School plans to hold midterm exams from Jan 19-Jan 26.

Maintaining midterms benefits Staples students

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

The Staples High School administration should continue to try and make students' lives as normal as possible, which is why it was in everyone’s best interest to keep midterms.  I fully acknowledge...

Marshalls has holiday decorations for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on display, even though it is only October.

COVID-19 pandemic holds the blame for a rushed holiday season

Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor October 29, 2021

One of the most thrilling times of the year is the holiday season. Families, friends, neighbors and even strangers come together to celebrate. Best of all, we are given the opportunity to embrace time...

Traditional campus tours are still limited because of COVID-19 regulations, but schools like Washington University in St. Louis (above) are beginning to offer self-guided tours. Visitors are given maps, phone apps or instructions to take them around to staple landmarks on campus.

Pandemic college exploration proves insufficient

Aidan Rogers ’22 September 24, 2021

From inflated price tags to overvalued rankings and evaluations, the college application process is inherently flawed. This experience for the class of 2022 has been increasingly faulty as students have...

The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

In the state of Connecticut, 63% of the population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Despite the worries from the beginning, many individuals have gotten the vaccine.

Students reflect on vaccine controversy

Emma Smith '22, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

After months of masks, sanitizing and social distancing, the fantasy of the COVID-19 vaccine became a reality. Some were annoyed with the limitations the Coronavirus inflicted on their life and were eager...

While currently masks are required in school classrooms across the state until the end of the school year, the case may be very different come August.

Time to re-enter the world, vaccinated and maskless

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer June 2, 2021

Recently, the CDC and state governments across the country announced that, with some exceptions, masks will no longer need to be worn by those who are fully vaccinated. Of course, this doesn’t mean every...

All Connecticut residents ages 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 5, according to Governor Lamont.

Lamont announces acceleration in Connecticut vaccine rollout

Lea Rivel '22, Social Media Director May 27, 2021

Connecticut residents 45 and up will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccinations starting this Friday, and ages 16 and up beginning on April 5, Governor Ned Lamont said on Monday, March 15 in a press...

Eli Shorrock ’22 enjoys the new schedule format because he can get more work done during class time. Although, sometimes he gets antsy during the long periods.

New block schedule provides positive take-away from pandemic

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

In a year that has consisted of constant changes, students have adopted some and neglected others. The block schedule at Staples has been a change that some students and teachers have seen as a positive...

On March 18, 2020, almost two weeks after the party where my family contracted Covid-19, my family and I were able to get our first Covid-19 tests at a drive through testing center at Bedford Middle School.

Stigma against contracting Covid-19 has grown overtime

Lily Caplan ’22, Managing Editor May 7, 2021

In March 2020 my whole family got sick and a few days later we learned that we had all been in contact with a Covid-19 positive friend at a birthday party, featured in New York Times. The party was on...

The COVID-19 relief plan money will be allocated into five different sections of investment. More specific information can be found on Connecticut’s Official State Website.

Lamont introduces new COVID-19 relief plan

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor April 30, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont released his proposal for the allocation of COVID-19 federal recovery funding on April 26. Lamont’s vision for the future of the state will target both recovery and governmental support....

Drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS offer vaccinations, now open to people from the age of 16.

Vaccination of teenagers fosters enthusiasm in students

Isabella Rivel ’24, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Those ages 16 and older were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 1. Many teenagers are eager for this opportunity for their lives to regain some normality.  So far, Connecticut...

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