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The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Papers pile up on the desk crammed in the corner of your bedroom as your mom yells from the kitchen to come empty the dishwasher. Your printer beeps and an ‘out of paper’ error message appears, preventing the 25-page ‘Midterm Review Guide’ PDF file from printing.  Midterm tests are undoubtedly stressful, ...

Early scheduling for 2020-2021 school year proves to be premature, causes unnecessary stress

Early scheduling for 2020-2021 school year proves to be premature, causes unnecessary stress

Lucy Arrow, Paper Features Editor

January 2, 2020

On Dec. 12, just like any other day, I walked into my weekly “Connections” meeting hoping to have the traditional 20 minutes of time. Despite my wanting to simply communicate and relax before the day proceeded, I was struck with the stressful news that we would be discussing our schedules for th...

Early Decision application outcomes create too much stress for seniors

Early Decision application outcomes create too much stress for seniors

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director

January 2, 2020

As a senior in high school, it is virtually impossible for me to escape the ever-increasing stress of the college process until I am in a school I’m happy with. For many seniors in my same position, these two weeks of mid-December are perhaps the most stressful of the entire year. With early decisio...

Premature Counties preparation warrants unnecessary stress

Premature Counties preparation warrants unnecessary stress

Molly Gold '21, Paper News Editor

January 2, 2020

A week before the first day of school, the rising junior class was sent into a panic. We were not anxious over the immense amount of expected schoolwork, college visits we anticipated or the increased pressure from our parents; rather, we were scrambling to find dates to Counties: a dance that was s...

Finals week increases the stress for all students

Finals week increases the stress for all students

Shira Zeiberg '22

June 12, 2019

As finals approach, students lose sight of how to keep themselves healthy in the time of stress, as we often find ourselves staying up all night and skipping meals. We need to make sure we are putting our mental health before our grades because one will not thrive without the other. Students need a remi...

Staples students respond to AP exams

Staples students respond to AP exams

Reilly Caldwell ’20 and Natalie Bandura ’22

May 29, 2019

Freshmen participate in first mandatory PSAT9

Freshmen participate in first mandatory PSAT9

Roxy Augeri ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

April 2, 2019

Seniors must understand the neverending college process

Seniors must understand the neverending college process

Bri Zeiberg ’19

March 19, 2019

For many, a commitment to college may signify the end of a college process; from my experience, this is not the case. At the beginning of the college process, the main sources of stress are easily anticipated. Determining which college to attend becomes your primary concern. Acceptance is thought of ...

First period exams exacerbate student stress

First period exams exacerbate student stress

Rebecca Kanfer '21

February 12, 2019

It’s 7:30 in the morning: your eyelids are heavy, you’re moving at a snail's pace and it’s entirely unlikely that you will make it through class without falling asleep. As you sit down at your desk to take your early morning test, your eyes glaze over the equations. You are mentally preparing yourself...

Recording classes offers valuable rewind

Recording classes offers valuable rewind

Emma Van Riper ’20

February 5, 2019

Imagine it’s the middle of January. The freezing weather is setting in as you attempt to take on second semester. Nothing feels better than walking outside in the 12 degree weather and practically getting frostbite. To top off the thrill of winter, your flu test just came back positive—an annoyan...

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Hannah Bolandian ’19

February 5, 2019

Staples students are notorious for being stressed out and overloaded with work, especially around midterm and final exams. However, this normality is preventable. With second semester now in full swing, students have a clear slate to start fresh and take a new approach to time management if needed. ...

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