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Filling the gap of seniors is more difficult than usual

Filling the gap of seniors is more difficult than usual

Talia Hendel, Web Sports Editor

October 10, 2014

Last year, the Staples girls’ volleyball team was just short of unbeatable. With a solid senior class both in skills and in numbers, the team was almost undefeated.  But, just like every other season, the seniors graduate and teams are forced to reform their game plans to accommodate the new rosters....

Did my invite get lost in the mail?

Did my invite get lost in the mail?

Jenna McNicholas, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

While a majority of senior girls spent the eve before the first day of school painting phrases such as “Can’t Touch Th15” and “K15s My Class” onto their cars, ironing their senior girl shirts and test-blowing their whistles, boys across town were doing something entirely different. These...

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Becca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

So what’s better than being a freshman at Staples?  How about being a freshman with a senior sibling. This year, over four hundred new freshmen will begin their high school careers like the other classes before them, nervously pacing the hallways in search of classrooms. Some of these freshmen, however, have a unique adv...

Students can visit 120 colleges without leaving Staples

Students can visit 120 colleges without leaving Staples

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

Starting this week, Staples seniors are able to miss class to hear college representatives speak in the College and Career Center. Students attending are required to sign up on Naviance and have a form signed by their teacher 24 hours in advance. “[It’s] a good way to get a sense of a school. Its the next best thing to [going on a full college visit],” Guidance Counselor Denise Honeycutt s...

Seniors changing Facebook names

Seniors changing Facebook names

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Senior year is known as the best year in high school. You get senior privileges, like parking on campus, being the oldest and most “mature” kids at the school, and the time to change your Facebook name has finally arrived. Seniors at Staples High School have the tradition to change their norm...

Thirteen Staples seniors awarded Merit semifinalist status

Thirteen Staples seniors awarded Merit semifinalist status

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 11th, thirteen Staples students received word through email that they are semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation was established in 1955, and is a nonprofit organization run without government assistance....

Discussing my thoughts on school

Discussing my thoughts on school

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer

September 4, 2014

Going back to school is like deciding between indulging in that second serving of ice cream, or giving in to the healthy green salad. Summer is awesome and delicious (ice cream), but not fantastic for me in the long run. School is the healthier option. The salad option is tricky. After months of staying...

Michele Beaudoin looks to leap from ABCs to MD

Michele Beaudoin looks to leap from ABCs to MD

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer

June 20, 2014

It was 10:00 on a school night. Michele Beaudoin ’14 had just finished her homework and had switched to watching “House” on Netflix. There was a light, tentative knock on her door, and her dad popped his head around. He asked to come in, and as he did, Beaudoin caught a glimpse of a s...

Seniors hit high notes

Seniors hit high notes

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

June 20, 2014

It’s a Saturday morning. Dan Shapiro ’14 is on the train heading into the city to attend his weekly Juilliard Pre-College Program. The following day, he heads to Norwalk to take part in practice of the Youth Symphony. Each school day of that week he has band class. Between all these different...

Anna Violette swings to success

Anna Violette swings to success

Larissa Lieberson, Social Media Director

June 20, 2014

She’s more than your typical gymnast. Yes, she’s only two levels away from being elite, but her talents include more than just roundoffs, layouts and uprises. Anna Violette ’14 can, and definitely has, done it all. She was the captain of the girls’ gymnastics team, a member of the...

Our favorite things

Our favorite things

June 20, 2014

Where do you picture yourself 10 years from now? Getting that big promotion that you worked so hard for? So hard that you made phone calls on the weekends. So hard that you sent e-mails while you were on “vacation.” So hard that you traded sleep for spreadsheets. All for what? To achieve happiness...

Butter not wear Butter

Butter not wear Butter

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

June 20, 2014

From sixth to twelfth grade, the apparel has changed even more than the people dressed in it. This year’s senior class, like all who came before them, has a story to tell based on its unique and distinctive clothing choices. Back in the realm of Coleytown and Bedford Middle Schools, fashion such...

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