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Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Later start times will ultimately not prove beneficial

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor

November 24, 2019

Many students fantasize about having a schedule that allows them a full eight hours of sleep. For students who wake up between 6:00-7:00 a.m., mornings can be painful. Students naturally turn to Staples’ early start time for blame; however, pushing back school start times would only further complicate the schedules of parents and teachers, forcing studen...

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Hannah Bolandian ’19

February 5, 2019

Staples students are notorious for being stressed out and overloaded with work, especially around midterm and final exams. However, this normality is preventable. With second semester now in full swing, students have a clear slate to start fresh and take a new approach to time management if needed. ...

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

June 12, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   I have never been much of a morning person. But, when I started high school, I found that I had no choice but to become one. Waking up at the crack of dawn when it is still dark out is definitely one downside of entering Staples. More often than not, I find myself f...

Us humans are a little crazy: It’s about time

Us humans are a little crazy: It’s about time

March 27, 2018

Imagine having no concept of waking up on time. No need to press snooze every time the glaring sound of your default alarm turns on. There would be no productivity. It seems real. It seems like it’s always moving forward. It’s what I plan my day around. It has order, one thing after another. It’s...

TIME Magazine names Donald Trump “Person of the Year”

TIME Magazine names Donald Trump “Person of the Year”

Brett Frankln '18, Assistant Business Manager

December 8, 2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump was named the TIME Magazine Person of the Year, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. A person who had the “greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year” qualifies to be named Person of the Year, according to TIME Magazine. Last year’s cover selection was Germ...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] The push to sleep in–Why Staples High School needs to start later

November 22, 2016

By Jason Streiter '17   At 6:30 a.m., my alarm goes off. It’s another day of school. In the world outside of Staples High School, that would sound pretty early; however, 6:30 is actually late for many students, as I know people who wake up at 4:30 to prepare for the day. As I roll out of b...

Wearing uniforms would be better

Wearing uniforms would be better

Erin Lynch, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

Rarely, if ever, does a morning go smoothly for me. I either try on a million outfits only to realize none of them look good, or I have a cute outfit all planned out and I dribble toothpaste down my shirt and have to completely start over from scratch. To me, picking out outfits seemed like nothing but...

Balance is an illusion

Balance is an illusion

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

  For all juniors, filling out college applications are just around the corner, this brings many students wondering what can get them into the college of their dreams. The one thing colleges are looking for is a well-balanced student. According to The Free Dictionary, a well-balanced student is someo...

An hour is saved, while sanity is hopelessly lost

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

As the clocks switched for Daylight Savings Time on Nov. 2, over 70 countries, including the U.S., fell back an hour and everything changed. All of a sudden, what I thought was 7:30 a.m. was actually 6:30 a.m. and my body panicked on the inside. I wouldn’t call my internal clock perfect, but I can u...

The Time Crunch

The Time Crunch

Caroline Rossi, Web Features Editor

October 23, 2013

Ask anyone for the time, and you’re unlikely to see them glance down at their wrist. Instead you might watch them dig around in their bag to pull out a sleek iPhone, press the home button and watch the time fade up. In digital, of course. There is no question that the wristwatch is becoming more and mor...

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

May 27, 2011

AP courses at Staples usually conjure images of upperclassmen slaving away on an endless supply of work. However, what some may not realize is that sophomores are also in on these challenging courses. “It’s actually not as stressful as one would think,” Danielle Frost ’13, who is in an AP St...

Life Goes On: Doomsday Theories Are Taking Over Our Lives

Life Goes On: Doomsday Theories Are Taking Over Our Lives

May 22, 2011

First, it was Y2K. At midnight on January 1, 2000, computer systems were supposed to collapse, causing a global shutdown and throwing mankind back into the Dark Ages. At midnight on January 1, 2000, New Year’s parties went on, and life went on. Then, it was the pole shift hypothesis. According ...

Crowns and Crumpets: Staples Students Attuned to Upcoming Royal Wedding

Crowns and Crumpets: Staples Students Attuned to Upcoming Royal Wedding

April 27, 2011

Ben Reiser '13 & Bryan Schiavone '13 News Editors On April 29, thousands will congregate in London’s Westminster Abbey to witness the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. This will be the first R...

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