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Traditional campus tours are still limited because of COVID-19 regulations, but schools like Washington University in St. Louis (above) are beginning to offer self-guided tours. Visitors are given maps, phone apps or instructions to take them around to staple landmarks on campus.

Pandemic college exploration proves insufficient

Aidan Rogers ’22 September 24, 2021

From inflated price tags to overvalued rankings and evaluations, the college application process is inherently flawed. This experience for the class of 2022 has been increasingly faulty as students have...

Staples administrators announced that a Homecoming Dance for seniors will take place on Oct. 23, following a majority of survey responses in favor of the dance.

Administration announces senior Homecoming Dance

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Staples seniors will have a Homecoming Dance on campus on Oct. 23, following the annual Pep Rally and homecoming football game on Oct. 22, according to an email sent out to Staples students by Principal...

With the seniors gone, the back two rows of AP Economics class are left empty, as all students in the class have moved towards the front to better participate.

Seniors’ absence leave Staples in shambles

Theresa Vandis, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Every spring, the senior class is offered an amazing opportunity to go out of school early to participate in internships of their choosing before heading off to college in the fall. Sure this sounds like...

Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21 were awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Two Staples seniors received the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2021

The $2,500 National Merit Scholarship was awarded to two Staples seniors: Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21. This scholarship can be used at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university...

Motorcade brings closure to seniors

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor May 25, 2021

  Staples High School provides a variety of traditions and special days for seniors that are celebrated each school year, but Motorcade stands out above the rest.   Motorcade, characterized...

Students coming together at Compo Beach. All senior girls wore their senior shirts and boys wore Staples merch.

It’s not too late to come together: Seniors should unite

Charlotte Smith ’21, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Chanting in the back of trucks and on top of jeeps during Motorcade is a beloved tradition at Staples High School. But, of course, during this year of COVID-19, our senior class was the first to be denied...

The Staples field, which often plays host to football games, will be the venue of a much different event this year: the class of 2021’s graduation.

Graduation to take place on the football field

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor May 11, 2021

For the first time in almost 30 years, Staples will be holding its graduation ceremony for the class of 2021 outside on the football field rather than indoors, with the event taking place on Thursday,...

Coordinators Marley Lopez-Paul ’21 and Natalia Maidique ’21 encourage fellow seniors to sign up for Senior Showdown.

Senior Showdown proceeds, brings sense of normalcy for seniors

Tallula Stvan ’21, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, seniors are looking forward to prom, internships and graduation. However, others have been occupying their minds with only one thing: strategizing how to win Senior...

Seniors parking spots are in close proximity to the cafeteria making it easy and accessible for students to get their cars during lunch.

Extended lunch waves prove beneficial for seniors

Rebecca Kanfer , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The change in schedule due to the Coronavirus pandemic meant a change in lunch waves. The extended lunch periods are beneficial for seniors and those who can drive because they have an ample amount of...

Friends of Emma Zhu ’21 celebrated her acceptance with a contactless delivery of NYU themed cupcakes left at her front door.

Seniors in quarantine struggle to celebrate college acceptances

Abigail Nevin '23, Web News Editor April 24, 2021

For seniors, getting accepted and finalizing what college you will attend is something that comes with great celebration. However, with the COVID 19 pandemic striking globally, students have altered the...

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