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Students struggle to read for fun

Students struggle to read for fun

Alice Hickson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

Back in the days of elementary school, when the only thing to worry about was who to sit with at lunch or what to do during choice, reading was a nightly routine. Parents would tuck their child in with a bedtime story, and they would drift off to sleep dreaming about their own fairytale endings. As...

iPhone apps artificially enhance appearance of photos

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

August 25, 2014

A flat stomach, two-inch thigh gap, healthy bust, toned butt, perfect skin, flawless hair, and a scenic background is all any girl needs for her perfect profile picture. While these strict requirements may seem virtually unattainable, technology has proven them possible with just a swipe of the finger...

Students react to Snapchat leak

Students react to Snapchat leak

Greta Bjornson, Features Editor

January 16, 2014

It isn’t uncommon to walk around the halls of Staples and see students making goofy faces into the cameras of their phones. Chances are, they’re sending a photo to a friend on the popular app Snapchat, a popular photo sharing app for smartphones. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, an anonymous hacking group ...

Verizon iPhone Released

Verizon iPhone Released

January 10, 2011

The iPhone for Verizon Wireless was released today, Jan. 11, at Verizon's special event, which started at 11:00AM PST.  It is essentially an iPhone 4 with compatibility for Verizon's CDMA network.  It will be available for preordering for current Verizon Wireless customers on Feb. 3, 2011, and off...

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

December 5, 2010

Image via CrunchBase Taylor Jacobs ’14 and Rachel Labarre ‘14 Staff Writers Ask most Staples high school students and they will tell you that they use Facebook. Facebook has surpassed every social network page, including the once very popular page, MySpace. One of the most popular things about Facebook is the events. An event is something t...

October 14, 2010 | Student Chefs Walk the Halls

October 14, 2010 | Student Chefs Walk the Halls

October 14, 2010

Photo by Ben Reiser '13 11:45 a.m. Sara Zimmerman '13 walks to the cafeteria from her Culinary Arts 1 class, cell phone in one hand, baklava in the other. Students taking Culinary Arts must learn to master the art of cooking and baking, while also keeping away perpetually hungry students who always want a bite of today's dish. ...

Restricted Call – Teachers Address Cell Phone Use In Class

Restricted Call - Teachers Address Cell Phone Use In Class

October 1, 2010

Alix Neenan ’12 Features Editor When students walk into Catalina DeLuca’s Spanish class, they don’t text, they don’t check their email or Facebook, and they don’t play Brick Breaker. Instead, they put their phones in the right corner of their desk. “It’s working very w...

New Comment Added to Third Quarter Interim Progress Reports

March 15, 2010

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web News Editor On March 5, 2010, Interim Progress Reports (IPR) were sent out to all the students of Staples High School.  The usual comments such as “An absolute gem; always sparkling”, or, “Test grades are inconsistent” are not surprising, as students are used to s...

Student Suspended for Improper Cell Phone Usage

Students find different ways to record teachers during classes. | Photo by Rachel Guetta '13

February 23, 2010

Rachel Guetta Copy Editor & Staff Writer Within the reach of almost every teenager, there is a tool that can cause unintentional harm—school suspensions and, according to Connecticut law, fines. Cell phones: powerful tools for communication, and a way to get in a lot of trouble. Recently, a Staples student was suspende...

Q & A With Briyana Theodore

Briyanna's (not pictured) family currently resides in Haiti, currently distraught by the aftermath of the earthquake | Photo courtesy of Briyanna Theodore '12

February 3, 2010

Devin Skolnick ‘11 Web Features Editor Briyana Theodore ’12 is someone who was directly affected by the earthquake that attacked Haiti. As she is updated about Haiti’s situation through various news sources, all she can think about is her family’s condition, and what she can do t...

A Holiday Treat: New BlackBerry Curve

The new BlackBerry curve comes in black, violet, frost and white. | Photo from

January 8, 2010

Stevie Klein '12  Web Features Editor   The new BlackBerry Curve was a common stocking filler this past Christmas. It was released in November 2009 and can be found through many carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Wirefly, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. It comes in white, frost, black and violet....

Behind the ‘CrackBerry’

Berry Nice: Always with their Blackberrys in hand, these students show off the various models of the phone. | Photo by Meghan Prior '11

October 21, 2009

A kid going to school without his or her BlackBerry is equal to forgetting to put on clothing before leaving the house. The BlackBerry smartphone, or “CrackBerry” as it is commonly known, is making its way into the palms of teenagers. The phone that was previously known as a business accessory is now g...

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