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Assessment center: Is it effective?

Assessment center: Is it effective?

Charley Guthartz, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Many Staples students get the Assessment Center and learning center confused. These two rooms are put into place by the school to be helpful for students. But rarely students are unaware of where these rooms are so what's the point is having them?  The learning center is where you can go to get extra help from a...

Staples seniors step up to vote

Staples seniors step up to vote

Ethan Frank '20 and Grady Narang '20

November 13, 2019

Senior skip day: is it really a “skip” day?

Senior skip day: is it really a “skip” day?

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

As we all know, Staples High School seniors try to pull off at least one big prank per year. The most common tradition they partake in is senior skip day, in which  the seniors either show up to school and wander the halls or skip altogether.  A skip day is supposed to be a day where the students catch the ...

Schools must educate students about climate change before it’s too late

Schools must educate students about climate change before it’s too late

Ryan Thomas, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

The issue of climate change is rapidly emerging on a global scale, yet many Staples High School students are still unaware of the severity.  Although climate change is one of the most prominent issues currently faced by youth, it is not thoroughly discussed within Staples.  While the subject is ...

Staples advocates for climate activism

Staples advocates for climate activism

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Endless headlines about climate change and climate activists have circulated around the media for months now. Lots of people are fed up with the government’s lack of initiative to combat these issues, and even children, including many Staples students, have started to take it upon themselves to take...

New clubs allow for a variety of opportunities for students

New clubs allow for a variety of opportunities for students

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Streamers, balloons and posters fill every inch of the hallways. Club members have abundances of candy like it’s Halloween. Students parade the hallway, moving through the crowds to get a closer look at the clubs that have caught their eye. This scene is the ultimate indicator that the excitement o...

New Wreckers deli excites students

New Wreckers deli excites students

Kylie Cohen '20 and Charley Guthartz '22

October 8, 2019

The Staples cafeteria introduced the new Wrecker’s Deli, allowing students and staff to pre-order sandwiches during lunch waves for the convenience of students with after-school activities. During the three lunch waves, long lunch lines make it difficult for students to order and eat a sandwich...

Staples Involvement Fair excites students with various clubs

Staples Involvement Fair excites students with various clubs

Rebecca Kanfer ’21 and Carly Kaplowitz ’21

October 2, 2019

Westporters celebrate the annual Memorial Day Parade

Westporters celebrate the annual Memorial Day Parade

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20, Business Managers

June 5, 2019

To help reduce the stresses of high school, an open campus should be mandatory

To help reduce the stresses of high school, an open campus should be mandatory

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

May 13, 2019

As we near the end of the school year, students in all grades are wishing they can enjoy the warm weather, hoping that summer would come sooner. Naturally, students want the school day to pass as fast as they can. But, after seven long hours of working, thinking and processing information, it is not irrational for students to want to leave campus and clear there head by gra...

AAPPL testing should not be mandated

AAPPL testing should not be mandated

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

This year, all language courses were required to give students the Assessment of Performance Towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL), which evaluates understanding of languages based upon listening, speaking, reading and writing. The culmination of the test results in a seal of biliteracy should a st...

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