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Time slowly slipping away

Time slowly slipping away

Ben Stein, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

By: Ben Stein '18 I haphazardly roll out of bed at 6:21 a.m., only to remember I haven’t done my gov homework. We all fall victim to it: procrastination; let me be clear, procrastination is not only at Staples, it exists in many other schools too. However, for some of us it is part of the culture...

CLUELESS: Personal Finance Course Aims to Teach Students How to Manage their Money

CLUELESS: Personal Finance Course Aims to Teach Students How to Manage their Money

December 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia The world of money comes with an entire complex language of its own. Students usually know and are very familiar with these two phrases, “how much?” or “charge it,” and, with the help of mommy and daddy’s money this is all they need to know. However, after kids graduate from high school and...

Girl Talk’s “All Day” Fails To Keep The Party Going

December 3, 2010

Girl Talk’s newest album, “All Day,” is more focused and coherent than any of his previous albums, which means I don’t really plan on listening to it ever again. Let me explain. The first thing one notices about Girl Talk (aka Greg Gillis)’s new album “All Day” is how much less complex it is tha...

A Day at Doggie Obedience School

A Day at Doggie Obedience School

October 26, 2010

Claire O'Halloran '13 Web Opinions Editor I know that many people have dogs who aren't the most well behaved. Even if that is the case, sending them to Dog Obedience school will become a nightmare for the owner, even if it may be fun for the dog. Almost one year ago my family got our first dog, Lulu...

Hiding Behind Easier Classes: Using and Abusing Course Selection to Garner a Higher GPA

Hiding Behind Easier Classes: Using and Abusing Course Selection to Garner a Higher GPA

October 1, 2010

It is one of the most talked-about, worried-over and anxiety-filled acronyms at Staples. It strikes fear into the hearts of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors alike. It has even, perhaps, overtaken the CAPT and the SAT in acronym infamy. It goes by three simple letters: GPA. Needless to say, the G...

Principal Dodig Addresses Homecoming Change

Principal Dodig Addresses Homecoming Change

May 20, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor Eight in-school suspensions, three hospitals visits and one morning announcement. This is homecoming 2009 by the numbers. After a meeting with the parents of the Staples community last fall and a recent individual meeting with varsity cheerleaders Carolyn H...

Teaching To the Test Hinders Learning

March 28, 2010

Editorial When nearly 50 students voluntarily give up their entire Saturday to solve a  multifaceted situational problem— with no guarantee of success— it’s clear that the school they attend is doing something right. When more than 300 seniors clamor over five-week long job placements, that suc...

Participants of the Staples Student Spectacular Challenge Reflect On Their Experience

Participants of the Staples Student Spectacular Challenge Reflect On Their Experience

March 17, 2010

JJ Clarke '12 A&E Editor Apparently, the idea of urinating in the shower once a day to conserve water won over the tough judges at the Staples Student Spectacular Challenge. Each year, the Staples Student Spectacular Challenge brings out the best in problem solving. Each of the six teams going into the final had their own style and...

Captain Moore Speaks About Ocean Pollution, The Garbage Patch

Captain Moore Speaks About Ocean Pollution, The Garbage Patch

January 13, 2010

Farrel Levenson ‘11 Opinions Editor On Monday, Jan. 11, Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation spoke at Staples High School to educate attendees about an environmental problem humanity has caused- the Eastern Garbage Patch. Moore, who has spoken on the Colbert report about this issue, essentially discovered a huge pat...

Does Size Really Matter? When Height Differences Pose Dating Pool Dilemmas

Does Size Really Matter? When Height Differences Pose Dating Pool Dilemmas

December 22, 2009

Sammy Hardy '11 Staff Writer They race toward each other, ready for a joyful embrace after an unbearable lunch period of separation.  But as they part from a brief hug and a kiss, he is the one left lingering on his tip-toes. There are couples in school with a significant height difference betwe...

Staples Introduces New Academic Contest Based on Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Staples Introduces New Academic Contest Based on Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

November 13, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief This year, students will have a chance to participate in the Staples Spectacular Student Challenge for the first time. The competition is an interdisciplinary challenge where students can compete in groups of four or five. The contest will take place on Jan. 30, from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. The top three teams will rec...

Memo to Giants Fans: PANIC!

Memo to Giants Fans: PANIC!

November 2, 2009

Brendan Rand ‘11 Staff Writer I’m at a loss for words, really. There’s only so much that can be said about the New York Giants after Sunday’s dreadful 40-17 loss in Philadelphia. This now creates a three game losing streak that started after the Giants’ 5-0 start to the 2009 season. ...

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