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Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Grades are undoubtedly something that occupies every student's mind at Staples High School. Being able to perform highly in every class, whether it is an AP, honors or A class can be difficult, regardless of course. I know I am constantly looking at PowerSchool, even if I know there are no new grades...

Cell phone holders provide pragmatic solution to class disruption

Cell phone holders provide pragmatic solution to class disruption

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Now that a new school year is well underway, there is talk of new rules being enacted. The majority of teachers now require students to keep their phones in backpacks or else they get sent to the assistant principal’s office. By the start of next year, however, there needs to be an official rule, i...

The use of tutors should not be criticized

The use of tutors should not be criticized

Bailey Blaikie ’19

December 10, 2018

The use of tutors has become a topic of discussion throughout the Staples hallways, usually with a negative connotation. Some state that students take advantage of their tutors and have them do their work for them. However, as someone who utilizes tutors in a positive way, I find these comments both offensive and fals...

Classes should complete tests before long breaks

Classes should complete tests before long breaks

Elle Fair '19

December 5, 2018

After a winter holiday break largely comprised of eating, excessive sleeping and endless movie-watching, students do not come back necessarily in the studious mindset that school requires. So, before students and teachers leave for long breaks, all work for the unit that is currently in progress should...

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