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Paraprofessionals prove essential to Staples

Paraprofessionals prove essential to Staples

Jane Levy & Max Bibicoff, Features Editor & Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Soft classical music plays in room 1045, a room with which few students at Staples are familiar. The music was interrupted by the sporadic outbursts of giggles from students and their paraprofessionals. All across the walls, student’s paintings and activities are displayed. In the corner of the room,...

Foreign universities broaden cultural experiences

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Most graduated seniors leave for college by a car or plane ride across the United States, but only a handful of students take a plane outside of the U.S. to another country. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 1.4 percent of college students decide to study internationally. While...

Staples prepares students for college

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Every year, students move from the Staples hallways to college campuses with pits of fear in their stomachs. Students are often plagued with anxiety-- everyone’s heard the horror stories of hours of homework, impossible readings, and mind-boggling mathematics that separate college curriculum from that...

Traditions are the stuffing of Thanksgiving

Traditions are the stuffing of Thanksgiving

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

Turkey is not the only thing getting stuffed on Thanksgiving. This food-filled holiday is also packed with plenty of classic and occasionally unconventional traditions. The participants of the original Thanksgiving in 1621 would be quite shocked if they observed the updated celebrations, most of which...

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...

20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

May 14, 2011

Emily Goldberg '12 and Farrel Levenson '11 Web Managing Editor and Staff Writer According to main office secretary Mari Caroll who orders all of Staples paper, Staples goes through 200,000 sheets of paper every two weeks. That’s 100,000 sheets of paper every week, 20,000 sheets of paper every day, nearly 3,000 sheets every hour. “Between test...

1,000 Paper Cranes for Japanese Relief Efforts

1,000 Paper Cranes for Japanese Relief Efforts

April 16, 2011

In an effort to raise money for those afflicted by the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, Jenna Ellis ’13 and Anya Kostenko ’13 are leading a group effort to fold 1,000 paper cranes to sell during a night at Toquet Hall on April 16. Ellis and Kostenko, along with 10 other friends, chose the crane project a...

A Breakdown of the Mental Breakdown: Why High School is So Stressful

A Breakdown of the Mental Breakdown: Why High School is So Stressful

October 28, 2010

Image by programwitch via Flickr Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Features Editor Last weekend I had a mental breakdown. At least that’s what I’m calling it. It was my fourth mental breakdown this year. It was over an English paper. English is stressful, and I couldn’t think of an idea for this paper, but wha...

To Take or Not to Take? Juniors and Seniors Deciding on an English Class

To Take or Not to Take? Juniors and Seniors Deciding on an English Class

October 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia 1, 2, 3…Go! As Staples juniors set in to their busiest year of high school, many have already begun the complicated process of completing the research paper. Looking at how the paper is completed, it seems now that not only is the process of the research paper dictated by th...

Passing the Torch: Seniors Hand Off Leadership of Their Clubs to Qualified Members

Passing the Torch: Seniors Hand Off Leadership of Their Clubs to Qualified Members

June 23, 2010

Sam Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor Although members of the class of 2010 are leaving Staples, the clubs and organizations they built will continue to flourish and succeed for years. The Paper Hearts Club and SafeRides are just two of a number of clubs that have been created by seniors in the past four ...

Social Studies Dept. To Go International

Social Studies Dept. To Go International

December 6, 2009

Inklings Editorial The social studies department is currently beginning a curriculum review intended to broaden the international scope of its classes and bring them more in line with state and national trends and guidelines. In an increasingly globalized world, this initiative could not hav...

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