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COVID-19 causes cancellations of school competitions

The annual We the People competition usually takes place in Washington D.C. but will not be happening due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

The national We the People and Science Olympiad competitions had their plans altered due to the persistent spread of COVID-19. The We the People national competition was supposed to be held in Washington D.C. from April 24-27 and was cancelled on March 12. The Staples We the People team received fir...

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep harbors safe, install infrastructure and help protect the environment -- all while underwater. The...

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...

New SMART Boards prompt questions about appearance vs. necessity

New SMART Boards prompt questions about appearance vs. necessity

May 9, 2017

By: Kayla Sirlin '19 The installation of 6000 series model SMART Boards in math and science classrooms, starting the week of May 1, has elicited strong reactions from both students and teachers alike. While some question the purpose of this new technology, others are pleased by the advances led by ...

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 Dylan Diamond ’17 and Neil Soni ’18’s app, Tesla Toolbox, was released into the App Store in late Sept. in hopes of making the cars’ controls easier to access and the overall Tesla experience more enjoyable. “I first got the idea for the app when I got an Apple Watch...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Humans of Staples: Neal Soni–Living proof of intrepid success through his many achievements

November 23, 2016

By Izzy Blansfield '18   Neal Soni ’18 is not an average high school student as he balances his packed schedule of five AP-level courses with his love for math, science, robotics, Taekwondo and tutoring, all while going the extra mile to pursue many other passions. For starters, he i...

Addition of new zodiac sign remains debatable

Addition of new zodiac sign remains debatable

Izzy Ullmann '17, Managing Editor

September 19, 2016

Izzy Ullmann '17, Managing Editor Rumors about whether or not a thirteenth zodiac sign exists swept social media by storm on Sept. 17, 2016. This new sign, known as Ophiuchus, ranges from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19, and represents a person who is “spirited, magnetic, and impulsive,” according to zo...

Top five classes to take

Top five classes to take

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Throughout my highschool career, I took many many classes that I liked and disliked. Some required, and others I took at my leasure. But there were a select few which I really appreciated. These are my favorite five non required classes that I took over my four years at Staples High School. 1)Pers...

Does Staples favor its STEM students?

Photo Dramatization: With a variety of courses offered at Staples, students often have to carry a load of book similar to these.  However, the recent focus on math and science courses begs the question, does Staples favor its STEM students?

Claire Dinshaw and Molly Liebergall

February 9, 2016

No - Claire Dinshaw  I spend half the school day on the second floor. With four periods of social studies and English classes, I am the prototype humanities student. Therefore, I am well briefed in the humanities vs. STEM conflict. I have heard numerous English students claim that they have been pu...

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Claudia Chen, Paper Managing Editor

November 30, 2015

On Nov. 23, the Board of Education unanimously approved nine new courses at Staples High School for the 2016-17 school year. The courses are AP Music Theory, Mandarin Chinese 5, AP Chinese Language and Culture, Gothic and Horror Literature, Sports Literature and Research, Earth Science, Creative Techno...

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