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AP Classes Flawed and Taken for College Acceptance

AP Classes Flawed and Taken for College Acceptance

May 28, 2010

Jon Loeb '11 Staff Writer I walk into my AP classroom, and bagels and donuts are being distributed and eaten. My classmates have let it all out and are enjoying themselves. There’s no rigorous work to be completed, no PowerPoints to memorize, and no tests to stress over. Instead, we ar...

Attendance Troubles Persist During AP testing

Attendance Troubles Persist During AP testing

May 18, 2010

Image by antimony funk! via Flickr Jon Loeb '11 Staff Writer It’s first period on a Wednesday, and only half of Mrs. McNamee’s AP Language class is present. No, there is no bug moving around and kids aren’t sleeping in, instead many of her students are taking the AP Calculus exam. This is o...

Students Subject to Alcohol Breath Tests at Prom

Students Subject to Alcohol Breath Tests at Prom

May 7, 2010

Emily Goldberg ‘12 Web News Editor  School administrators will have access to two of these breathalyzer devices at prom. | Photo by Emily GoldbergA device small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet powerful enough to prove one’s guilt of a crime, will be at junior and senior prom. This device, one...

Staples Students Take Part in EMS Training

Staples Students Take Part in EMS Training

April 12, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer On Sundays night, when most Staples students are finishing up their last minute homework assignments, some are going to class from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to train to be a part of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). “It’s definitely a huge time commitment...

DMV Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV 	Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

March 30, 2010

Isaac Stein ’12 Staff Writer I don’t trust the government. That being said, a routine function such as applying for a learner’s permit ought to be a relatively smooth process. Unfortunately, the red tape at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles is so thick it might take a horror film chai...

DMV Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV 	Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

March 26, 2010

Issac Stein '12 Staff Writer I don’t trust the government. That being said, a routine function such as applying for a learner’s permit ought to be a relatively smooth process. Unfortunately, the red tape at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles is so thick it might take a horror ...

Problem Solving: A Standard for Staples Students

Problem Solving: A Standard for Staples Students

March 26, 2010

A student stares at a nonsensical problem on a math test. He had studied all week, and had participated in class. But once face–to–face with the test itself, he could not solve this one problem. The method of trying solutions and mentally figuring out what to do with an unknown problem is referred to as problem solving. And ...

PPSAT Shown Valuable in the Pre-College Process

PPSAT Shown Valuable in the Pre-College Process

March 12, 2010

Monica Mula '10 Web Opinions Editor Each year around mid–March, the stress levels among the grades are drastically different. Sophomores have just finished the long weeks of CAPT testing, while all other grades have enjoyed weeks of sleeping in and feel well-rested and refreshed. Now comes the ti...

CAPT Testing Delayed Due to Lack of Test Booklets

CAPT Testing Delayed Due to Lack of Test Booklets

March 10, 2010

On Thursday, March 11, at 7:45 a.m., Staples sophomores were scheduled to take their final CAPT test- Interdisciplinary Writing Session III, a supplemental test.  Other students would not come in until 10:20 a.m., when first period was to start. However, at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, the Staples High School admin...

CAPT Day Three

CAPT Day Three

March 4, 2010

Inside CAPT room 2032, sophomores took the Interdisciplinary Writing, Session II test on the third day of testing. Meanwhile, freshmen, juniors and seniors enjoyed a later start to the school day. CAPT will continue into next week for three more days....

How to Drive in the Snow

How to Drive in the Snow

January 19, 2010

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Chief Driving under normal conditions can be perilous. Add unplowed roads, black ice, and inexperienced drivers to the mix and you have yourself a car accident waiting to happen. There have been two instances this year, the mornings of Dec. 9 and Jan. 8, in which driving co...

Break the Divide, Fast

Break the Divide, Fast

December 22, 2009

“One serving of grain, a serving of milk (or similar dairy product), and a piece of fresh fruit.” This is how Johns Hopkins School of Public Health describes a balanced breakfast. Unfortunately, for the American youth who stick a single pop tart in the toaster and call it “breakfast,” or the 16 percent o...

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