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Lack of coordination around testing unnecessarily increases student workload

Schoology is where teachers post assignments and assessments, and students often look here for what work they have to get done. Seeing multiple large assignments causes stress and inevitably requires a large amount of time that could ruin a students weekend.
March 23, 2020

A week in the life of a Staples student is much like the month of March; it comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. Checking Schoology on a Saturday night to see three tests and a presentation in the...

Five new year resolutions for high school students

One New Year's resolution is to maintain a daily planner. This will help you keep track of assignments, club meetings, activities, etc.
January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga...

Early school start times hamper education, health

While the recommended start time for middle and high schools is after 8:30 a.m., Staples, among countless other schools across the US, starts classes an hour earlier. This leads to chronic sleep deprivation in students, which can cause a litany of adverse effects, including a weaker immune system and poor academic performance.
September 26, 2019

We’ve all been in this situation before: you are taking a test, but no matter how much you try to concentrate, it takes all of your willpower to simply keep your eyes open. Despite knowing the material–...

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

Early school start times harm students’ well-being
June 12, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   I have never been much of a morning person. But, when I started high school, I found that I had no choice but to become one. Waking up at the crack of dawn when it...

Put down the pencil and go to bed

Put down the pencil and go to bed
October 23, 2017

By Roxy Augeri ’20 It’s fateful Tuesday morning, and you take a look around at your first period classroom. Across the room, a conversation like this is occurring; “Oh my gosh. Guess what...

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)
March 22, 2017

By Lauren Stack '17 The only time where a high school student would rejoice at the sound of the phone ringing at 6:00 am is when it is bearing the best two words of news possible: snow day. When it...

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students
February 3, 2017

By: Sasha Narang '18 The way students view physical education is rather simple - some people love it, some people hate it, and I’ve come to the realization that a happy medium doesn’t exist. Regardless...

We need couches

We need couches
October 6, 2016

By: Eliza Goldberg '17 Creative Director I, like most high school students, am plagued with a perpetual feeling of exhaustion every time I step foot into the Staples High School building. Over the...

“Junioritis” prevails: peace of mind increases proficiency

“Junioritis” prevails: peace of mind increases proficiency
May 5, 2016

I’m currently in the clutches of what is said to be the most stressful and work-heavy year of high school, but it doesn’t really seem that way to me. As a junior, I’m expected to slave over my...

Wearing uniforms would be better

Wearing uniforms would be better
March 1, 2016

Rarely, if ever, does a morning go smoothly for me. I either try on a million outfits only to realize none of them look good, or I have a cute outfit all planned out and I dribble toothpaste down my shirt...

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule
June 2, 2015

For most students, summer means a chance to relax and take a well-deserved break from school. Other than the incoming seniors who are encouraged to work on college essays and children who are pushed by...

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