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How Seniors can wipe out distractions

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Is it true Senioritis has already hit? Seniors are going a bit crazy with Early Action and Early Decision deadlines coming up within the next month. It can all get a bit overwhelming and sometimes, scratch that most of the time, all we want is a break from the chaos. Once we get that break, though, we...

Field Hockey determined to replace strong senior class

Field Hockey determined to replace strong senior class

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

After finishing 13-5-1 last season, the Staples Girls Field Hockey looks to repeat success and make it even further this year. This will be no easy task as they look to replace a strong senior class. The team must replace two Bowdoin commits Elizabeth Bennewitz and Meg Fay, along with captain and Middlebury lacrosse commit, Jenna McNicholas, and Emma Laney, a potential w...

Seniors carry the weight of internships

Seniors carry the weight of internships

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

June 19, 2015

When the clock struck 1 p.m. on May 15, Aaron Linker ’15 finished his high school career.  Initially, the idea of leaving high school for Linker was nerve-wracking.  “I’ll never have an experience like that in my life again,” Linker said. At the same time, however, Linker looked forward to...

Why I Couldn’t Handle AP Assassination

Why I Couldn’t Handle AP Assassination

Claire Lewin, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Step One: Take an AP class during your senior year. Step Two: Pay $20.00 to take part in AP Assassination. Step Three: Find out who your target is and strategize. Step Four: Stay in your house to avoid getting shot. Step Five: Avoid restaurants, public places, and your friends to avoid being...

5 ways to dominate AP Assassination

5 ways to dominate AP Assassination

Adam Kaufman, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

  Get a dope gun   It’s imperative to choose your (nerf) weapon wisely. A simple pistol won’t do, and an over complicated sniper rifle is only going to slow you down. There’s a happy medium between the two, and it just takes a little time to find the right tool to do damage....

Internship program flourishes into senior staple

Internship program flourishes into senior staple

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

April 6, 2015

Sophie de Bruijin ’14 concluded her senior year busy at work in South Africa. For three weeks she had shadowed an orthopedist in Johannesburg, worked at a medical supply manufacturing company, received hands on experience in a private hospital, and volunteered in a public hospital in Sowetto amongst...

Students change climates for college

Students change climates for college

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

As spring approaches, many seniors are receiving their acceptance letters to college. For Staples’ soon to be college students, there will be a lot of changes that they will have to acclimate to. While the most common adjustments include living on their own for the first time and meeting new peopl...

Sussman and Root named heads of the class

Adam Kaplan, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 27 Everett Sussman ’15 and Megan Root ’15 were crowned the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of their class, solidifying them as the top two students academically in their grade. The news, while not a huge surprise to either, did signify something great for both of them. “I was...

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor

January 12, 2015

We all know the post, letters in all caps with anywhere between three and 50 exclamation points following, with the name of a college or university proudly typed by a senior ready to share with the world their plans for next year. Some people may find them obnoxious, others annoying or inconsiderate...

How to stick it out until second semester

How to stick it out until second semester

Zoe Brown, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2014

Seniors, listen up. We’re getting there. The glorious, long-awaited second semester is basically an arm’s length away. Every time we blink our eyes it gets closer and closer. But for now, we’re still first semester seniors and that means that for most of us, we still have to send our second...

To skip or not to skip?

To skip or not to skip?

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

November 23, 2014

Every year at Staples, most of the seniors participate in a grade-wide game of hooky, otherwise known as Senior Skip Day. The more “official” Senior Skip Day is during the second semester, but there usually ends up being a first semester day of skipping as well. This year, the first semester Sk...

College posts catapult senior stress levels

College posts catapult senior stress levels

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

November 20, 2014

Disclaimer: I am a high school senior who would very much like to go to college and is happy for her peers who have already been accepted. So this is a totally judgment-free zone. That being said, Facebook these days is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who is friends (literally or virtually)...

Teams honor seniors in grand fashion

Teams honor seniors in grand fashion

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

November 13, 2014

Girls decked out in vibrant shirts blow their whistles as their senior teammates arrive at the cafeteria. A luxurious breakfast awaits them along with gift bags full of expensive goodies. This is a typical scene from a girls’ sport Senior Day. Not to mention the classy posters. Celebrating seniors...

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