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Milk or sugar with your tea? Or how about bacteria?

Milk or sugar with your tea? Or how about bacteria?

April 28, 2017

Kate Lewis '18   Trendy foods have been colorful, expensive and beautiful, but never before have they been alive.   Kombucha is fermented sweet tea… cultured with bacteria and yeast. This concoction works as a liquid probiotic, so the living bacteria and yeast in the tea actua...

[Sept. 2016 Arts] Fall welcomes warmer trends: what’s hot this season

October 11, 2016

By Channing Smith '17 Creative Chief The hearts of students everywhere begin to break as the leaves change and temperatures cool, causing them to shed their denim shorts, tank tops, and other summer fashions. However, the fall season offers new opportunities for layering, boots and so much more. Get a h...

Cuffed jeans roar into Staples fashion

Cuffed jeans roar into Staples fashion

April 7, 2016

This winter Staples has experienced a major change. Out of the crowded forest of corduroys and khakis, cuffed jeans have emerged on top, taking the Staples pant game by storm. People have been cuffing jeans for decades, but only recently have they come back to the forefront of the fashion world. Models...

These new water bottles are absolutely S’well

These new water bottles are absolutely S’well

Molly Liebergall, Web News Editor

January 11, 2016

Iris, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Amethyst, Moonstone and Citrine.  These are not the colors of the Urban Outfitters nail polish collection.  No, these are S’well bottles: the latest trend to skirt the hallways of Staples High School. Founded in 2010 by Sarah Kauss, S’well was “launched with th...

Quirky socks roam the halls

Quirky socks roam the halls

Jesse Greenspun, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

For many people, putting on a boring pair of plain white socks in the morning doesn’t even warrant a second thought. However, there is an ever growing cult of students who dare to rebel against the traditional sock style and sport some wild and increasingly colorful socks. One of these trailblazing ...

Celebs inspire creative cuts

Photo dramatization by Fritz Schemel ’17

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

October 28, 2014

As toddlers, most little girls have donned short ’dos. Since then, their hair may have grown longer, been braided, had hair tinsel added or gone through the cycle of lather, rinse, repeat numerous times. Through it all, some Staples girls have recently gone back to their short-hair roots. The short...

Starbucks fuels Staples students’ dependence on caffeine

Starbucks fuels Staples students’ dependence on caffeine

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

October 5, 2014

“Hi, I’ll have a venti iced skinny hazelnut macchiato with sugar-free syrup, an extra shot, light ice and no whip.” I’m lost at this point. Is this even English? What does it all mean? This is a coffee order that is available at Starbucks. A coffee enthusiast may consider this order a walk in the park, but I cons...

Reassess the dress before the counties dance in Jan.

December 22, 2010

The County Assemblies’ “counties” dance is the first opportunity that Staples girls are given to ditch their Uggs and throw on a pair of heels for a formal, black-tie night with their classmates. With much anticipation surrounding this evening, the question of “what to wear?” becomes even more crucial. “At a formal affair, t...

Dyeing for a Little Change: Students Change Hair Colors for Self-Esteem, Others on Impulse

Dyeing for a Little Change: Students Change Hair Colors for Self-Esteem, Others on Impulse

November 12, 2010

Staples students have been trying many new things lately. From leather jackets to cartoon lunchboxes and oversized headphones, a range of diverse influences is evident in the student body. One of the most notable changes students have been making, however, is the color of their hair. Changing the color of one’...

The "I Like it…" Facebook Phenomenon

The "I Like it..." Facebook Phenomenon

October 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Blythe Lewis '13 Staff Writer Facebook users have started a new trend of statuses this week that is a bit more attention grabbing than Favorite Pokémon Week last Dec. Women everywhere have begun posting variations of the phrase “I like it” on their pages, leaving men everywhere more than a little confused. The i...

Not So Silly Bandz: Elementary Schools Fight the Obsession

Lucas Amlicke, a first grader at Coleytown Elementary plays with his collection of Silly Bandz that have taken over his wrist. | Photo by Sam Bortniker '11

June 7, 2010

Sam Bortniker '11 A&E Editor It starts off with a harmless yellow plastic band in the shape of a giraffe. Then a pink cupcake band is found to accompany it. After that more bands in shapes such as a diamond ring, an alligator, a surfboard, a shark, an elephant, or a d...

Boys vs. Girls Enrollment; Studies Show Gender Gap in Advanced Math, English Courses

Graphic by Annie Nelson '11 and Ashley Bonnet '10

November 12, 2009

Shannon Moss '11 & Dana Rapapport '11 Web News Editor & Web Opinions Editor Scott Grundei ’10 is a male student who has excelled in his English classes. Since freshman year, he has always been in the highest level English course, starting with English 1H and now with AP English Literature. However, Grundei...

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