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The first of planned Wellness Activity Days occurred on Oct. 20, yet many students chose to depart prior.

Wellness day presented unfair procedures regarding attendance

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor October 29, 2021

Mental health is a very serious issue across the country, and teenagers are feeling the effects in full blast. To combat this, however, Staples recently instituted a ‘Wellness Activity Day’ to take...

Seniors praise impactful courses

Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director October 28, 2021

The nearing Nov. 1 deadline creates extreme stress for the class of ’22. Seniors who choose to apply for an early decision or early action school will be applying to college in the next week.

Crunch time: guidance counselors offer seniors advice for following weeks

Samantha Felner ’22, Associate Managing Editor October 25, 2021

In the upcoming days, seniors will be wrapping up the last bits of their early applications and hitting that big “submit” button. With the Nov. 1 early decision deadline quickly approaching, tensions...

Senior girls get notifications on their cell phones every time someone uploads a picture. This Facebook group has been used for purchasing senior girls’ shirts, posting homecoming dresses, giving updates and more.

Homecoming dress posts brings toxicity to senior girls

Theresa Vandis ’22, Business Director October 9, 2021

I didn’t truly comprehend the hyper obsession that our generation holds in knowing everything about everyone until September of my senior year. As a senior I have made it through a global pandemic, online...

Seven Staples High School seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. In February, the finalists will be announced.

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced among the senior class

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director October 8, 2021

Seven members of Staples High School’s senior class have qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program after taking the 2020 PSAT exam.  Emma Alcyone ’22, Natalie Bandura...

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...

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