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Staples’ sport teams should allow everyone to play, no matter their capabilities

Staples’ sport teams should allow everyone to play, no matter their capabilities

Maya Reiner ’21

November 24, 2018

At the beginning of each sports season, Staples’ students await tryouts. As kids bite their nails, bounce their legs and tap their feet on the floor, they anxiously wait to find out if they will be cut or not. But maybe we should rethink how we recruit and value high school sports. High school s...

Standardized essays prove inaccurate, unnecessary

Standardized essays prove inaccurate, unnecessary

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

October 4, 2018

By Eddie Kiev ’20   As you prepare to take the SAT or ACT, you will inevitably encounter the optional essay. You knew about the dreaded multiple choice sections, but the essay? You ponder whether or not to take it. Students have encountered frequent problems with essay scores not aligning with mul...

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

September 20, 2018

Julia Kasabian ’21 Everyone gets stressed, especially teens. That’s a fact. Whether it’s about school, family or friends, teens have a lot of stress. According to a 2013 study from The American Psychological Association, a healthy level of stress in teens is a 3.9 out of ten. Teen’s actual...

Implementing final projects instead of exams will decrease stress levels

Implementing final projects instead of exams will decrease stress levels

June 12, 2018

By Chelsea Fox '19 The end of the year is always a stressful time for students and teachers. With summer only a couple weeks away, I feel like I am always being ambushed with work in the days leading up to finals. However, when teachers opt to give us projects instead of exams, it relieves a large a...

Making it through junior year

Making it through junior year

June 7, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman ’19 “Junior year is going to be the toughest year of your life,” said everyone ever once they found out I was an incoming junior. “Wow,” I would think to myself, rather dejectedly. “This year is going to be so much fun...” But hey, look at me now. I made it! I su...

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