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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...

Top five hidden Netflix gems rise to the surface

Top five hidden Netflix gems rise to the surface

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

February 10, 2016

Hours into a Tuesday night, the numbers begin to swim on the page. Algebraic functions morph into all of the titles of the best shows on Netflix, and it’s time for a serious binge-watch. Naturally, Netflix offers the typical stressed-out high schooler the solace that is most desperately needed, as...

Siblings sniffle with Senioritis

Siblings sniffle with Senioritis

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

March 22, 2015

Many feel lucky that we are stepping out of the flu season at this time of year, but we are stepping into prime-time for a much more serious disease: senioritis. Washing your hands won’t save you, even if you’re careful not to share drinks it can be passed, and worst of all there is no cure. It...

Surviving severe second semester senioritis

Graphic by Amina Abdulkareem '15

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015

From self-portraits in red crayola markers to writing a synthesis essay on Macbeth, you’ve hit the home stretch of your 12 year education. At this point, you most likely: Roll into first period about twenty minutes late, with a nonchalant attitude and one of Patty’s pink slips checked off as “unexcused.”...

Stressed out seniors anxiously await decisions

Stressed out seniors anxiously await decisions

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

Early Action is giving me early anxiety. Once those final submit buttons are pressed and the safari window is closed for that last time, the end is in sight. The finish line is just around the next bend. Or is it? Decision day approaches at a glacial pace, and all I can do is sit and twiddle my...

Staples students’ stages of finals

Staples students' stages of finals

Caroline O'Kane and Julia Greenspan

June 10, 2014

Stage 1: Denial June 1st: Ok. Finals are in 12 days. I don't have to start studying yet, right? Maybe I’ll start this weekend. June 7th: Sunny and 81 degrees. Studying postponed to Sunday. June 8th: We still have a week until finals actually start; I might as well look at a few prom pictur...

Five tips to stay motivated

Five tips to stay motivated

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

May 29, 2014

Let’s face it. We’ve all done that thing where we close our laptops, shut our notebooks, zip up our pencil cases, and tell ourselves that it’s time to get some sleep, even when our homework has yet to be completed. And now that we’re less than three weeks away from The End of long nights,...

Procrastination Responsible For Lack Of Sleep

Procrastination Responsible For Lack Of Sleep

December 22, 2010

Editorial Most students at Staples bring something else besides a notebook and a pen to their first period classes. Frequently, these kids are seen carrying cups filled to the brim with a caffeinated beverage. Why? Because, according to an Inklings poll, only 48 percent of Staples students get more than seven hours of a sleep on an average school night. According to school ...

Procrastination Probing

June 16, 2010

Finals week is supposed to be a time of intensive studying and commitment to mastering massive amounts of material. For me, it’s generally that (depending upon the night), but it’s also many other pointless, self-destructive, time wasting, and somewhat obsessively repulsive things. I have ...

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