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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...

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...

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,...

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. ...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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

Student Suspended for Improper Cell Phone Usage

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...

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

Q & A With Briyana Theodore

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...

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A Holiday Treat: New BlackBerry Curve

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...

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

Behind the ‘CrackBerry’

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...

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