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Should senior skip day disappear?

Should senior skip day disappear?

Elliot Kaufman '19, Web Managing Editor

May 14, 2018

  As their high school careers come to a close, seniors make the decision between taking a day off of school with the rest of their class or arriving at Staples bright and early in the morning to push through one more day. All college decisions have come out by early April, so the majority of sen...

Dozens of seniors head to appeal court to redeem credit

Dozens of seniors head to appeal court to redeem credit

May 11, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 This year, a total of 68 seniors are appealing for credit, which is 28 more than the 40  who appealed last year. These students have exceeded the maximum amount of absences allowed in a class and could lose class credit. Depending on the type of class, a certain amount of absences is ...

Eighteen seniors to graduate with high honors

Eighteen seniors to graduate with high honors

April 19, 2018

By Isa Didio ’18   Eighteen Staples seniors have been notified that they will be graduating with the achievement of “high honors,” which means they are at the top 4 percent of the graduating class based upon their GPA. “There are so many intelligent, talented people in my grade,” Paige...

Special note to seniors awaiting college decisions: take a chill pill

Special note to seniors awaiting college decisions: take a chill pill

January 15, 2018

By Ian Bernstein '18 Attention anxious seniors, It’s mid-January; the leaves are long gone, the air is bitter and the birds are no longer chirping. The days are short with long hours of darkness, casting a spell of fatigue and discouragement. You’ve probably just applied to your regular decision...

Football team reflects on 2017 season

Football team reflects on 2017 season

December 9, 2017

By: Lily Kane '20 & Julia Lombardo '20 ...

GSOCC Senior Day

GSOCC Senior Day

October 31, 2017

By: Elle Fair '19 ...

D’Amico lays down the law: Those who violate parking rules are to face future punishment

D’Amico lays down the law: Those who violate parking rules are to face future punishment

June 13, 2017

By: Ben Stein '18 and Jack Caldwell '18 Recently, Principal James D’Amico said in an email that any juniors “who park on campus without a pass will not be allowed to obtain a parking pass for next year.” Those who do not have the right to park on school grounds are supposed to park at the Wakeman...

Seniors swap their books for new internship opportunities

Seniors swap their books for new internship opportunities

Maddie Phelps '19 and Chelsea Fox '19

June 1, 2017

  During the last two months of school, underclassmen are able to gain a few more privileges on campus: a seemingly roomier hallway, a far more spacious lunch room and a chance to secure preferable parking spaces free of criticism. The reason for this, of course, is the fact that the entire sen...

Senior year may end, but the shirts will last forever

Senior year may end, but the shirts will last forever

May 22, 2017

By Anay Simunovic ’18 Although graduation is soon approaching and senior year is coming to an inevitable end, one thing will last forever: the senior girls’ shirts. “It's just fun dressing up [...] and it's an aspect that everyone looks forward to being apart of,” Bri Rotella ’17 said. Every year...

Summer Semesters Have Students Starting Early

Summer Semesters Have Students Starting Early

May 19, 2017

By Hannah Bolandian '19 While the majority of senior students are looking forward to their summer adventures before college, some will be packing up to leave as soon as two days after graduation.   Although it is only a small percentage of seniors, some of the graduating class will be at...

Graduating seniors say goodbye to their instruments

Graduating seniors say goodbye to their instruments

May 15, 2017

Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   So many seniors take advantage of the music program offered at Staples and have played instruments throughout their entire high school careers. However, some of these instruments will be put back in their cases and go out of tune when the seniors pack up and head for...

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