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20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

May 14, 2011

Emily Goldberg '12 and Farrel Levenson '11 Web Managing Editor and Staff Writer According to main office secretary Mari Caroll who orders all of Staples paper, Staples goes through 200,000 sheets of paper every two weeks. That’s 100,000 sheets of paper every week, 20,000 sheets of paper every day, nearly 3,000 sheets every hour. “Between test...

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

October 29, 2010

Image via Wikipedia When the most people hear the term “oral cancer,” they usually associate it with men with yellow teeth who have smoked or chewed tobacco their entire life. What most don’t know is that people of any age or gender are susceptible to the disease, regardless of their smoking hab...

Teachers Use Blackboard, Individual Websites to Reach Students

Teachers Use Blackboard, Individual Websites to Reach Students

October 11, 2010

Image via CrunchBase Last year, science teacher Kevin Glass stopped giving his students physical tests. As Glass explained, every exam that he gives, including the midterm and the final, is done through Blackboard.  Glass is just one of the many teachers that have begun using Blackboard more extensively. According to tech department member Ken...

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

June 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor When Angela Gibson ’10 entered her Spanish class on May 17, she was one of four students present. The previous Friday, there were approximately 20 other students in the class. This excessive number of absences was not due to students skipping class, a field trip, or even another swine flu spread. Gibson’s clas...

Orthodontists Are Evil

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May 29, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Features Editor You know the drill. You wait in an uncomfortable sitting room that reeks of alcohol and toothpaste, with "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" playing as background noise. There are grimy children scampering around beneath your feet like rats. You would pick up last year's iss...

Aitkenhead Moves to Wakeman Farm

Aitkenhead and his family move to Wakeman Farm, promoting a

January 15, 2010

Michael Aitkenhead, an A.P. Environmental teacher, does what he can to cut down on energy use and promote the “green” lifestyle. He recycles, limits his food consumption, and bikes as his use of transportation as much as possible. Aitkenhead admits that “it feels futile and hypocritical at times to do those things and th...

A Pirate’s Life for Me: Student body unfazed by Consequences of Piracy

Photo-Graphic by Petey Menz '11 & Jon Foster '10

December 22, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 & Ross Gordon '11 Editor-in-chief & News Editor In the United States, copyright laws protect the music industry by making music piracy illegal. However, file–sharing clients such as LimeWire and Acquisition make it easy for anyone with a computer to download any song for free.  With...

Letter to the Editor – Re “Smoker’s Choice”

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December 17, 2009

TO THE EDITOR: The December 4, 2009 edition of Inklings contained a front page article entitled, "Smoker's Choice."  While I know the intention of the article was neither to promote the use of marijuana nor to condone its use, some adults in the community who have seen the article have contend...

Smoker’s Choice: Poll Shows Students Feel Marijuana Is More Socially Acceptable than Cigarettes

An Inklings poll showed that Staples students consider the illegal marijuana more socially acceptable than cigarettes, which are legal for those over the age of eighteen.  However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that marijuana smoke contains 50-70 percent more cancer-causing hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. |Photo-Graphic by Lucas Hammerman '10 and Ashley Bonett '10

December 8, 2009

Sam Freeman '11 and Stevie Klein '12 Web A&E Editor and Web Features Editor  Thirty years ago, students could often be seen sneaking out of school during their free periods and ducking outside the cafeteria for a quick smoke.  Today, the next generation of students has extinguished its cig...

Scandalous Field Hockey Dance

Scandalous Field Hockey Dance

October 22, 2009

Image via Wikipedia When the Staples Field Hockey team walked onto the field during the pep rally last Friday there was a relatively fitting tone to the crowd of students and teachers. However, the crowd’s opinions split once the Field Hockey team opened their dance with “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship. Staples students along with teachers leaned back—some covering their eyes, othe...

Staples Updates Technology With New COWS, ITL Center

The New ITL Center

September 18, 2009

As the 2009-10 school year commences, the administration has taken steps to enhance and incorporate more technology into the lives of students and faculty. The highly anticipated Information Technology Literacy (ITL) Center will be opening for its first full year of operation as a place that both st...

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