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‘Take 10 to read’ initiative aims to spur love for reading in Staples students

‘Take 10 to read’ initiative aims to spur love for reading in Staples students

November 1, 2017

By Izzy Connors '18 This year the Staples library has implemented a new initiative to motivate students to engage in reading inside and outside of the classroom. The “Take 10 to Read” initiative encourages teachers to dedicate the first 10 minutes of class for students to read silently a book of...

Summer reads

Summer reads

June 13, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 ...

Staples Students Compete in “B-Fest”

Staples Students Compete in “B-Fest”

Francesca Truitt, News Editor

June 13, 2016

Barnes and Noble is more than just a bookstore. Throughout the year, Barnes and Noble has many book readings, meet-the-author events, and book fairs. This weekend, Barnes and Noble stores nationwide hosted four events in its first ever “B-Fest,” a book festival organized specially for teens. The...

The best books to read during the break

The best books to read during the break

Sophie Driscoll, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

February break is the perfect time to read. Whether relaxing on a beach, cozied up in front of a fire or lounging at home, these books will keep you entertained all week long.   “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” by Haruki Murakami   After losing the people he cared ...

It’s a sin to kill a book worm

It’s a sin to kill a book worm

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

December 14, 2015

We are taught from the day we enter elementary school that reading is a fundamental tool for all students. It is a nonnegotiable statement. Reading simply helps us flourish. Being a high school student, I can quote a variety of appreciated speeches by Sherman Alexie about the transitive benefits of reading, or Ralph Waldo Emerson...

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...

Trigger warning controversy reaches Staples

Trigger warning controversy reaches Staples

Margeaux MacColl, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

On the first day of school, most classes are filled with breezy conversations centered on syllabi and introductions. Students can release the summer air from their lungs while getting readjusted to 6 a.m. mornings with light lectures on various homework policies. But as English teacher Kim Herzog steppe...

Visual literacy puts the “pow” in English course

Visual literacy puts the “pow” in English course

September 19, 2014

There are normal books filled only with words, and then there are graphic novels. Few people know there is an actual class on these visual pieces of literature. However, the 20 students per semester who partake in this lively and artistic class can’t stop raving about it. Visual Literacy i...

Textbooks trump tan lines

Textbooks trump tan lines

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Summer is quickly rounding the bend, so students are substituting Charles Dickens for a John Green beach read, boots for bare feet that sink into the sand, and Smartboards for foreign city scapes. However, not all students are parting with books and backpacks in favor of summertime adventures. Students...

June 9, 2011 | Hot Enough to Fry an Egg

June 9, 2011 | Hot Enough to Fry an Egg

June 9, 2011

8:30 a.m. Sweltering sunrise temperatures today; hot enough to fry an egg.  Matt Mula '13 shows the thermometer reading 83.3 degrees in the shade first thing this morning.  Today's temperature is estimated to reach 98 degrees....

June 9, 2011 | Hot Enough to Fry an Egg

June 9, 2011 | Hot Enough to Fry an Egg

June 9, 2011

8:30 a.m. Sweltering sunrise temperatures today; hot enough to fry an egg.  Matt Mula '13 shows the thermometer reading 83.3 degrees in the shade first thing this morning.  Today's temperature is estimated to reach 98 degrees....

Staples Needs to Speak Up

Staples Needs to Speak Up

May 27, 2011

EDITORIAL When a quarter of their teachers were fired, students at Austin Polytechnical Academy in Chicago set up a petition even in the face of suspension, they walked out of their classes to protest. Sadly, this kind of demonstration would rarely, if ever, occur at Staples. In the past two years, the ad...

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