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Returning to pre-pandemic schedule creates better school environment

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 14, 2021

Staples High School introduced a completely new weekly and daily schedule for the COVID-19 2020-2021 school year, which has resulted in mixed reactions. This schedule consists of four, 80-minute classes...

Students coming together at Compo Beach. All senior girls wore their senior shirts and boys wore Staples merch.

It’s not too late to come together: Seniors should unite

Charlotte Smith ’21, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Chanting in the back of trucks and on top of jeeps during Motorcade is a beloved tradition at Staples High School. But, of course, during this year of COVID-19, our senior class was the first to be denied...

Students who have the financial ability to do so often utilize online resources that may cost upwards of hundreds of dollars for SAT tutoring with the promise of improved scores.

The SAT perpetuates unjust educational system

Jared Leonard ’22 , Opinions Editor May 12, 2021

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, allows college admission officers to better evaluate the knowledge of students and their ability to succeed in a college environment. Well, not really. The very...

This year, the Staples cafeteria is closed until the start of the first period, which begins at 8 am. This takes away an important opportunity for many students to get breakfast in the morning.

Staples cafeteria should serve breakfast before 8 a.m.

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2021

The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Staples has led to numerous changes in daily operations. In years past, the cafeteria has been open for breakfast before school; however, this year it doesn't...

A TikTok video, which has been since taken down, featured six men declaring April 24 as “National Rape Day”. This harmful video only plays down the issue of sexual assault, making victims feel even more uncomfortable and afraid to come forward with their experiences.

TikTok video promoting “National Rape Day” perpetuates, exacerbates rape culture

Hannah Conn ’23, WEB Opinions Editor May 11, 2021

A few days ago, I was scrolling endlessly through my TikTok ‘For You’ page, mostly just wasting time before having to leave for school. Nothing really caught my attention until I came across a video...

Disappointing cafeteria food lacks appeal to students

Cafeteria food proves unhealthy, lackluster

Nicholas Lolis '24, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

  There are many things that are great about this school. The teachers, the classes, the camaraderie of students and friends, the food-- wait, did I say food? I must’ve misspoken. Let me rephrase....

The new Wednesday schedule is vastly different from the old one and presents many negative differences.

Wednesdays should be kept virtual

Phoebe Miller ’23, Paper Sports Editor May 10, 2021

With students in school at full capacity, less clamoring about zoom links and wifi problems eliminated, the COVID landscape of school is, thankfully, seeming to slowly fade away. But the new 100% capacity...

On March 18, 2020, almost two weeks after the party where my family contracted Covid-19, my family and I were able to get our first Covid-19 tests at a drive through testing center at Bedford Middle School.

Stigma against contracting Covid-19 has grown overtime

Lily Caplan ’22, Paper Managing Editor May 7, 2021

In March 2020 my whole family got sick and a few days later we learned that we had all been in contact with a Covid-19 positive friend at a birthday party, featured in New York Times. The party was on...

Thousands of animals are killed and abused in the cosmetic industry daily behind closed laboratory doors. Shedding light on this situation will hopefully open the publics’ eyes to this cruelty.

No animal should die in the name of beauty

Maria Krug ’22, Paper Arts Editor May 6, 2021

Now that April has passed and the Easter bunny is gone, let's have a grown-up conversation about other bunnies. When you think of testing makeup products on animals, don’t be naive. This procedure is...

It is estimated that 70.4% of cows, 98.3% of pigs and 99.9% chickens raised for meat are raised in factory farms, according to data collected in 2017 by the USDA Census of Agriculture.

Factory farming needs to be taught in schools

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager May 6, 2021

Food is an essential component of human life. As people, we spend time every day deciding what to eat and when to eat, but we don't spend the same amount of energy thinking about where that food came from.  When...

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