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Multi-test mania makes students mad

Multi-test mania makes students mad

Quinn Hughes, News Editor

December 7, 2014

Here at Staples High School, we students are given a fantastic education, that challenges us to work hard to be the best students that we can be. However, sometimes, I feel the challenge becomes more of a sick game or mental torture. Fully preparing for an AP Government test is challenging, but when you have...

Resilience project provides reprieve for students

Resilience project provides reprieve for students

Cooper Boardman, Opinions Editor

December 5, 2014

The Resilience Project, run by the guidance department in an effort to help students cope with stress, is back for its third year in the Staples community. The project was first introduced two years ago by guidance counselors Deborah Slocum, Victoria Capozzi and Leslie Hammer.  They began by emailing...

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

November 24, 2014

Driving myself to and from standardized tests should be illegal. The day starts bright and early at 6:30 when my alarm starts blaring, forcing me to wake up and remember that in a couple hours I will be taking a test that may determine my future. I start shaking from a mix of nerves and too much...

Do college commits avoid stress?

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

Senior year is a stressful time; there is no denying that. With college admissions at the forefront of virtually everyone’s mind, along with regular school work and whatever fall activity one has going on, it is no wonder that the final year of high school is often a very exciting and anxiety-f...

Staples students’ stages of finals

Staples students’ stages of finals

Caroline O'Kane and Julia Greenspan

June 10, 2014

Stage 1: Denial June 1st: Ok. Finals are in 12 days. I don't have to start studying yet, right? Maybe I’ll start this weekend. June 7th: Sunny and 81 degrees. Studying postponed to Sunday. June 8th: We still have a week until finals actually start; I might as well look at a few prom pictur...

Sophomores overwhelmed by academic developments

Sophomores overwhelmed by academic developments

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

May 30, 2014

Throughout high school, there’s a kind of stigma around complaints. The seniors reserve the right to refute any complaint, having “been there, done that.” Juniors can brush the comments off due to their struggles with APs, SATs and ACTs. Underclassmen have no rights of complaint, for fear of...

I choose freedom with a side of AP

I choose freedom with a side of AP

Olivia Kalb, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

To test or not to test? That is the question. AP tests are awful. Just really, truly awful. Spending several hours in a dreary room, writing essays, answering multiple choice after multiple choice question, or racking the brain for the appropriate way to solve an equation should be banned, in my humbl...

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

November 22, 2010

Will McDonald '14 Staff Writer For some students, a total break from school is a distant fantasy. This is because that even over the so-called breaks, the stress that results from the never ending supply of homework does not stop. Many go into the vacations with piles of homework. Other students ...

Please Stop, High School Drinkers

Please Stop, High School Drinkers

November 20, 2010

Lately, I haven’t liked what I’ve been seeing on Facebook. I inevitably find in my newsfeed pictures of drunken classmates holding a can of Keystone Light in one hand and a can of Four Loko in the other. Frankly, it’s horrifying. I’m not entirely sure why so many kids my age choose to drink excessively—or at all, for that matter. This isn’t to say that I think...

Sophomore Stress

Sophomore Stress

October 28, 2010

Caitlyn Rand '13 Web Opinions Editor Right now, seniors across America are filling out common aps, writing college entrance essays, and overall majorly stressing about applying for college. Well, try being their little sister. I’ve heard of contagious hiccups, yawning, and laughing, but never co...

Student Athletes Work Hard On, Off Field

Student Athletes Work Hard On, Off Field

October 22, 2010

As the bell rings at 2:15 each day, many Staples students are not heading to their buses to go home, but rather in the opposite direction to the locker rooms to get ready for sports practices. These students have busy lives between school, practice every day, and then all their homework each evening, but most fac...

Looming Deadlines: Early applications add to busy lives of seniors

Looming Deadlines: Early applications add to busy lives of seniors

October 22, 2010

Alexandra O’Kane ’13 Staff Writer   With deadlines of Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 drawing near, seniors who are applying early decision to college find their college application stress growing. According to Guidance Counselor Victoria Capozzi, students at Staples tend to apply to school early because ...

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

June 11, 2010

Every student is counting down the number of days, minutes, and seconds until school finally ends. However, instead of counting the time remaining, teachers think about how many additional lessons they can fit in before school lets out. Just as I think I am coming down the home stretch and can already fee...

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