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The Injury Unseen

The Injury Unseen

September 27, 2010

Claire O'Halloran '13 Web Opinions Editor A dark room, a cluttered desk, and a glowing computer screen filled with instructions. This is where the ImPACT concussion test takes place. The ImPACT test records reaction time, memorization, and any symptoms of a concussion. According to the American A...

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

September 14, 2010

I hate secrets. Secrets keep me in the dark, searching for answers. They make me anxious, keep me up at night and occasionally cause a cold sweat. Secret grades can provide high school students with both a sweating problem and keeping them up at night. I’m a student who likes to know my grades, and after talking to other students, I don’t ...

5 Steps to Painless Finals

5 Steps to Painless Finals

June 9, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Staff Writer With finals creeping up in less than a week, Staples students are beginning to hibernate into the corners of their rooms, the quiet rooms at the Westport Public Library, or the nooks of Barnes and Noble, all for three reasons: study, study, study. As a junior, I've completed over ten finals in my a...

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...

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