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Students should be able to move non AP-tests on days of AP finals

Students should be able to move non AP-tests on days of AP finals

May 18, 2017

Adam Wenkoff '18 The two weeks of AP final exams are, for many, the most stressful weeks of the year.   Students taking finals in their AP courses should be able to move their other tests to a day where they don’t have a final.   With 10 percent of each class grade depend...

The New Trend of Fidget Cubes

The New Trend of Fidget Cubes

March 30, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '19   It’s almost finals week and everyone can feel the stress spreading throughout Staples. Luckily, there's a way to reduce stress while in class, and the answer is fidget cubes.   Fidgeting is a natural thing for people where you make small movements with your ha...

Administration stuck: Help or no help administration scrutinized

Administration stuck: Help or no help administration scrutinized

Cate Casparius

February 27, 2017

Cate Casparius '19 In an attempt to please the students and parents of Staples High School, the administration seems to be damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I have an incredible amount of respect and empathy for James D’Amico taking the role of head principal at a school recoveri...

Sympathy is necessary during college season

Sympathy is necessary during college season

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Editor

December 23, 2016

Kit Epstein '17 When I was a junior, I truly believed that I was at my wit’s end. In my mind, I couldn’t possibly be more stressed out than I was among AP classes, SAT prep testing and college touring. Now, junior year looks like a nice walk in the park, a delicious slice of chocolate cak...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Westport Yarns offers stress relief

November 23, 2016

By Daniel Harizman ’19   Westport Yarns, the small local yarn store located at 582 Post Road East, owned by Beth Schaefer, has been around for just over a decade. The small business aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of knitting. Run by owner Beth Schaefer and her quartet, ...

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