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CMS students may have suffered from psychosomatic syndrome

CMS students may have suffered from psychosomatic syndrome

October 4, 2018

By Evi Tarshis ’20   Coleytown Middle School was forced to evacuate due to the concerning discovery of mold within the school on Sept. 17. Many believed the mold was  the cause of sickness striking significant portions of the student body. Symptoms varied from light headaches to reports o...

Staples staff encourages student biohazards to walk the halls

Staples staff encourages student biohazards to walk the halls

Katelyn DeAgro

November 3, 2016

By: Katelyn DeAgro '17 As we are entering into the colder more bitter seasons, it quickly becomes inevitable that the majority of the student body will battle to ward off sickness. However, many of these students would rather carry their germs into the school than miss a class. At Staples, the pr...

The journey that is mononucleosis

The journey that is mononucleosis

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

June 18, 2016

I walk up to the starting line, take a deep breath and hear the gun. Before I even realize it, I’ve run the four fastest laps of my life. Immediately following the race, I’m embraced by my teammates and fans but don’t hear a word as I try to catch my breath and gather my bearings. *24 hou...

Staples students unfazed by food contamination at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Staples students unfazed by food contamination at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Casey Lu, Staff Writer

December 23, 2015

Boasting over 1,700 locations, Chipotle has capitalized on this millennium’s healthy fast food revolution. Yet, the “good guy” among more conventional chains seemed to betray its image mid-October when E. coli, a bacteria whose main symptoms include bloody diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps and v...

Sick and sinking

Sick and sinking

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Spending the night hunched over the toilet with a grumbling stomach and fever of 102 degrees calls for a day that shouldn’t be spent at school. But even in such horrible condition, anxiety overwhelms the brain just thinking about all the work that will have to be made up. From tests to class notes,...

Spring allergies strike Staples

Spring allergies strike Staples

Aaron Hendel, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Modern medicine has come pretty darn far in the last several decades. There have been cures developed for formerly fatal diseases like influenza and leprosy, and treatments for, among others, HIV. So why are allergies still a thing? I’m not talking about the classic lactose-intolerant, or the...

Students have issues with tissues

Students have issues with tissues

Katie Cion, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

The only point of being sick is getting out of school. The silver lining–is this the pun?– of any gut-wrenching–no this is– stomach bug or bout of strep throat is getting to endure it under a pile of comforters watching Olivia Pope almost make out with the president in the Oval Office on Scandal,...

Students feel pressured to attend school when sick

Students feel pressured to attend school when sick

Talia Hendel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2013

The hacking coughs. The sniffles and sighs. The blaring “A-CHOOS” and responsive chorus of “bless-you”s. Although coming to school while sick creates a vicious cycle of contaminating others, many students feel that missing class and playing catch-up is not worth the sick day. Many feel...

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