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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. ...

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19

January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course, some students override into high-level classes without the necessary  foundation for success...

Changing clothes for P.E. should not always be necessary

Changing clothes for P.E. should not always be necessary

Chelsea Strober '21

January 7, 2019

The bell rings and it is time for me to leave math class and head to P.E. I speed walk to the locker room, dodging anyone in my way. Getting into my change of clothes and making it to class on time is my priority. I arrive, change into a whole new outfit, and make my way to where my class is meeting on...

No school on Wednesdays would assure necessary rest

No school on Wednesdays would assure necessary rest

Emma Van Riper ’20

December 17, 2018

When my alarm goes off, morning after morning, month after month, I start to dread the continuous cycle that is a school week. However, if we were to implement a four day school week with no school on Wednesdays, this cycle would be broken, benefitting both students and teachers. If we were to have...

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