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Taking a look back

Taking a look back

Jenny Lupoff, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

Two years ago, as the infamous junior year quickly approached me, and school suddenly became a bit different. With each worksheet, quiz or final, there came an incessant little voice in my head, reminding me of why I was sitting there taking that vocabulary quiz, what was looming just ahead: college. Every...

Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

As sophomores are thinking about signing up for the upcoming PPSAT or PSAT simulation on March 7, all that comes to mind is how overwhelmingly early it is to be thinking about taking a test for college in your sophomore year. The purpose of the PPSAT, as described by Westport Continuing Education,...

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

At the end of December a rumor arose at Staples claiming that grades in Home Access Center would no longer be rounded, sparking a major crisis among students. Although this rumor was soon debunked by Collaborative Team, the reaction to this crisis from Staples students was shocking. If grades were not rounded...

Students train for tryouts

Students train for tryouts

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

For many students, the week of March 23 may just be a typical school week.  But for athletes, these five days take on a whole new meaning: tryouts. The evaluations for Staples’ 13 spring sports teams begin on the Monday of this week, often times worrying those who roam the halls of the school every day.  Often times, the number of students vying for a spot far outweighs the...

Midterm exams prove counterproductive

Midterm exams prove counterproductive

Quinn Hughes, Opinions Editor

January 14, 2015

Everyone knows the mind-numbing and painstakingly long lead up to the infamous Midterm week. The primary purpose of the midterms is to assess how well a student has retained information from a semester; however, midterms negatively reflect a student’s understanding of the content due to the increase...

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