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Suffering from Standardized Testing

Suffering from Standardized Testing

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 26, 2015

Heading into the last quarter of junior year, I was feeling pretty relieved. I kept thinking to myself “I’m almost done!” The year notorious for perpetual stress is almost done, but boy was I wrong to relax. It’s not junior year that should be feared, it’s fourth quarter of junior year....

In defense of the SAT

In defense of the SAT

March 23, 2015

I took the SAT last weekend and it was fun! No, just kidding. It was actually a gruelling experience where my only guide was the disinterested Fairfield-Ludlowe proctor scanning the room for cheaters (to no avail), my only neighbor was the kid next to me who incessantly cracked his knuckles in the...

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

September 19, 2014

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants. And being the first to take the new test, the Class of 2017 should, theoretically, be overjoyed with...

Thirteen Staples seniors awarded Merit semifinalist status

Thirteen Staples seniors awarded Merit semifinalist status

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 11th, thirteen Staples students received word through email that they are semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation was established in 1955, and is a nonprofit organization run without government assistance....

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

This year’s sophomore class is expected to take a double hit of standardized testing. Teachers are intensely preparing students; as this is the last grade to take CAPT tests, they aim to finish with a bang. As the month of March begins, sophomores are feeling the heat and the advice they are hearing over...

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