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Attendance policies at Staples cause unnecessary difficulty and stress for students. Whether unexcused or excused, any absence counts towards a loss of credit.

Excused absences shouldn’t count towards loss of credit

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director December 5, 2022

At the beginning of this school year, I came down with an aggressive virus that kept me out of school for an entire week. In the wake of this unfortunate obstacle, I missed more days of school in order...

Teenagers copy celebrities and their advice, losing their sense of self. Many youths have replicated Hailey Beiber’s glossy brown lips she coined as brownie glazed along with her ‘clean girl’ trend, both of which have been criticized for taking credit for Latina and Black women beauty practices.

Celebrities excessively command consciousness of community; take heed

Samantha Sandrew ’25, Web Features Editor December 5, 2022

The glamor, glory and wonder of celebrity lives have led some people to go wild. From stealing their clothes--like in the Bling Ring--to stealing their style, the famous few certainly have an impact on...

Despite “Make Me Free” winning the students majority vote last spring, Staples still lacks free tampons and pads in bathrooms, leading to girls often relying on each other in tight situations.

Neglection of Make Me Free victory reinforces menstruation stigmas

Nina Bowens ’25, Features Paper Editor December 5, 2022

One of the worst possible situations is getting your period in the middle of gym class. Even worse, is not having access to the “supplies” to deal with it.  Every girl has had a similar incident:...

People aged 15 to 24 in the U.S. relation to suicide in high schools according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Flippant suicidal comments degrade severity of mental health issues

Sage Cohen ’25, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

After a stressful test, I always need to mentally prepare myself for what will come next. Unlike many of my peers, I do not fear the possibility of a big “F” in the gradebook--I’m usually confident...

In my own journey for body positivity, I have reframed my perspective on what it means for changing your body healthily rather than doing so in toxic, unhealthy ways.

Personal journey for self-love includes healthy lifestyle changes

Hannah Conn '23, Web Managing Editor December 2, 2022

Over recent years, the extensive body positivity movement has swept modern social media and the minds of our generation. The movement presses that we should love our bodies no matter what. Its rhetoric...

A hypnotist and a petting zoo were available to students as a type of break from school for wellness last year.

Wellness enrichment day needed in times of stress

Olivia Signorile ’25, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

This week, you start preparing for your four examinations, along with hours of homework, projects and preparing for a presentation. All you want is a break from everything so you can clear your mind. Due...

Ruby Kantor ’24 wears a necklace with her name in Hebrew, embracing her Jewish heritage.

Antisemitism fluctuates due to a lack of education about Jewish culture

Ruby Kantor ’24, Arts Editor November 29, 2022

I frequently recall the last day of my sophomore year, and how this one experience taught me the value of words.  I remember walking into my Spanish class to find my classmates indulging in food and...

The Post on Post Road East stocks up for Christmas and displays Christmas trees and other holiday decorations.

Thanksgiving ends, Christmas celebrations start… for some?

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Around this time of year, shops begin putting up their Christmas displays and stocking the old Halloween shelves with Christmas decorations. Some people begin celebrating the holidays as soon as Halloween...

Red and White Charity Ball approaches in the new year. Attendance can be very costly as girls, along with buying expensive tickets, they must also purchase a formal outfit.

Red and Whites dance proves unnecessary

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager November 22, 2022

Girls scramble to find dates, popular online stores like Revolve and Bloomingdales are being scoured to try and find the best dress, hair and nail appointments are booked months in advance of February....

Excessively expensive tickets for sporting events makes it increasingly difficult for fans to support their team

Expensive ticket prices creates difficulty in attending events, unfairly hurting supporters

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor November 22, 2022

Due to how expensive ticket sales have become in recent years, it is increasingly difficult for the average American to watch their favorite sports team play live. Going to see sporting events shouldn’t...

Students Daisy Fording ’24 and Teddy Deutsch ’24 prepare for their first ever language midterm.

Real midterms serve as a new, necessary challenge to student body

Mia Kirkorsky '24, Business Manager November 21, 2022

Contrary to popular belief, midterms and finals this year might not be the catalyst of darkness we make it out to be.  We all survived COVID, so midterms should be a piece of cake... right? This is...

 At the Island School students were able to study biodiversity in a hands-on approach by scuba diving with various animals.

Experiential learning opportunities lack in the curriculum

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director November 21, 2022

I sit in the class with my eyes glued to the minute hand of the clock, waiting anxiously for the bell to ring and end class. I look around the room and the rest of my classmates are nodding off sleep desperately...

Every year an exorbitant amount of waste is produced during the holiday season. There are so many ways to contribute to bettering the planet by simply improving a few holiday rituals. The many misconceptions surrounding recycling are very harmful for the earth but change is in reach.

How to be eco-friendly this holiday season

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager November 21, 2022

As someone who has two family birthdays, celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and New Years all within the span of three months, I’m no stranger to gift giving. In fact, I would consider...

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