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Nobel Prize emphasizes exclusion of women from STEM fields

Nobel Prize emphasizes exclusion of women from STEM fields

October 4, 2018

Forty-nine out of 923. One out of 20. A mere 5 percent. According to Quartz, that’s the number of women that have received Nobel Prizes since the prize was founded in 1901. On Oct. 2, physicist Donna Strickland became the third woman to receive the Nobel Prize in physics out of 209 recipients, ...

Esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, dies at 76

Esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, dies at 76

March 16, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 Stephen Hawking, Iconic theoretical physicist best known for his his discoveries of certain properties of black holes and his quest to unify the fields of quantum mechanics and general relativity, passed away at his home in England on March 14. He died at 76, living over 50 year...

Stress = Work * Acceleration:

Stress  =  Work * Acceleration:

Max Bibicoff, News editor

June 10, 2015

With the week of final exams looming at Staples, students have begun to mentally prepare for the hours of studying that will ensue in the coming days. Only adding to the craze of finals week this year, is the fact that ACTs and SATs are occurring almost simultaneously on the weekends of June 6th and June 13th, and...

Some students feel pressure to take physics

Some students feel pressure to take physics

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

November 23, 2014

You stare at your physics homework, trying to figure out how you would draw your force diagram. You wonder why you decided to take the class, realizing that you decided to take it because your parents told you it would look good for colleges.  Although physics is not a required course, many student...

Physics petition fails to persuade Science Department

Physics petition fails to persuade Science Department

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

June 3, 2014

The science department today confirmed that all Physics A classes will take a final, even though dozens of students signed an online petition asking that the exam be tossed since the class’ workload is heavy. “We plan to have a Physics A final. We think it is important,” AJ Scheetz, science...

Physics Day

Physics Day

Elizabeth Camche, Business Manager

May 25, 2013

On May 23, physics students went on a trip to Six Flags in New Jersey, an annual field trip known as Physics Day. They got to spend the day at Six Flags, putting their knowledge of physics into practice by measuring physical properties of the rides. In addition to the academic part of the trip, studen...

Physics in High School: Recommended or Required?

Physics in High School: Recommended or Required?

September 27, 2010

On top of all their other classes, many students wonder if physics is necessary as it is not a graduation requirement. | Photo by Emily Goldberg '12 According to the Staples credit and distribution requirements found in the student handbook, students are only required to receive two science credits to graduate high ...

Staples Community Remembers Science Teacher Stephen Roberts

Staples Community Remembers Science Teacher Stephen Roberts

September 17, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Danny Cooper '13 Staff Writer Staples High School science teacher Stephen Roberts died on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the age of 43. Roberts had battled cancer since his twenties. Although Roberts was ill last year, he still looked forward to teaching this fall. He leaves behind a wife and four sons. “He was a warm, compassionate professional,” Principal John Dodig said. “All t...

Trial And Error With Senior Skip Days: Seniors Try Changing the Memorial Day Tradition

Trial And Error With Senior Skip Days: Seniors Try Changing the Memorial Day Tradition

May 28, 2010

Lucas Hammerman '10 News Editor Senior skip day fizzled this year due to complications in schedualing. The day usually fell on the Friday before Memorial Day, which is during the middle of senior internships. However, this year at Staples High School some seniors tried to break the tradition. On April 30, 75 seniors were e...

May 27, 2010 | Centripetal Stuff

May 27, 2010 | Centripetal Stuff

May 27, 2010

12:01 p.m. Physics students Michael Berlin '11 and Jordan Glick '11 await the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka, at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure on today's overcast Physics Day field trip....

May 7, 2010 | Loeffler Field Physics

May 7, 2010 | Loeffler Field Physics

May 7, 2010

9:30 a.m. On a breezy, sunny morning in the stands of Loeffler Field, physics teacher Nathaniel Dewey has a student demonstrate how long sound takes to travel....

Substitutes, Students Cope With Long Term Teacher Absences

March 12, 2010

Annie Nelson '11 Features Editor  With maternity leaves, illnesses and other personal reasons, teachers can be gone from the classroom for as much as a semester’s time. However, these absences are ameliorated by the presence of a qualified substitute teacher who can lead the class in the teacher...

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