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Students stress over the graduation requirement of taking an art credit.

Staples should not require art classes

Storey Ahl ’25 , Staff Writer November 30, 2023

When January comes around and it's time to start thinking about what classes I want to take for next year, the requirement of an art credit always seems to be looming over my head.  According to the...

The future of Amazon Fresh looks precarious, as its parent company evaluates the economics of the venture. And while the company may have halted the expansion of the brand, the company’s quarterly losses related to the stores due to the costs of property equipment and operating leases are still growing (SuperMarket News).

Why Amazon Fresh has become a stale venture

Henry Watson ’25, Staff Writer November 28, 2023

The city of Los Angeles has been home to many American technological achievements. Los Angeles is where the first U.S. satellite was launched, the first freeway was built and the first American film was...

Antisemitism has drastically increased since Israel’s war with Hamas began on Oct. 7.

Antisemitism on college campuses must end now

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor November 22, 2023

In the days since Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union among other major countries, launched a major attack on Israel on...

Blake Watkins ’26 sitting in class during his long period, wishing to take a cafeteria break with his class.

Classes that meet during morning long-periods should take cafeteria breaks

Nash Teran ’25, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

I'm not going to sugarcoat it, the second period of the day sucks. Rarely does anyone look forward to walking through a classroom door knowing they are going to have to spend the next 80 minutes of their...

I always feel grateful when I finish the Turkey Trot with members of my community beside me.

Finding family in community: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot tradition

Sophia Reeves ’25, Paper News Editor November 14, 2023

Instead of sleeping in on Thanksgiving and being awakened by the distant aroma of the day's feast being cooked downstairs, I wake up bright and early, face the cold, and run five miles.  I participate...

Last year, the boys’ cross-country team reenacted one of the most famous scenes from the movie “The Lion King”, bringing out school spirit from their audience. This was definitely a memorable act for me and I laughed a ton after hearing “The Circle of Life” blasting out from the speakers.

Pep rally has been postponed so many times; is it still worth it to have one?

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor November 14, 2023

With the amount of times the pep rally has been rescheduled in the past few weeks, I can only hope that it will happen before we leave for Christmas break. The weather seems to be against school spirit,...

Since the news broke about her relationship with football star Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift has been the center of attention during several of his games. Many football fans find issue with this, and believe that football networks and the media must focus on football, not Swift.

Make football about football, not Taylor Swift

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor November 10, 2023

Don't get me wrong: I love Taylor Swift. I would consider myself a Swifty, without a doubt. I listen to all of her music, keep up with her current tour and even went and saw her concert movie in theatres...

This mentality that Staples’ students have adopted creates a stressful environment.

The battle for limited spots

Caroline Zajac ’25, Assistant Business Manager November 10, 2023

The fight for a spot on a college’s class of 2026 list becomes more challenging by the month. College admissions have been more difficult than ever, and kids have aspired to secure their places with...

Giving thanks isnt always easy, especially when the table is weighted with more than just food. During Thanksgiving, some of the most challenging battles are fought within.

Should I be thankful for Thanksgivings like this?

Ava Chun ’25, Paper Arts Editor November 3, 2023

As I pick out my outfit I picture all my flaws in each piece of clothing as I slowly tear my closet apart. When I finally pick something perfect to wear, I start my makeup.   Yet, it takes me hours...

Recently, as conflicts in Israel have made celebrating my Jewish faith more dangerous, my Hebrew name necklace has served as a reminder to keep my religious values close to my heart.

From a symbol of faith to question of safety: unpacking the meaning of my Hebrew necklace

Rachel Olefson ’25, Web News Editor November 3, 2023

Ever since I was little, my dad has instilled in me that if I don’t respect my own religion, no one will. I went to Hebrew school every Tuesday from kindergarten to seventh grade, became a b’nai mitzvah...

The Republicans in the House of Representatives have a narrow edge over the Democrats, only 9 seats, allowing them to elect Representative Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House.

Meet the new speaker of the house: a radical, extremist election denier

Jack Robinson ’26, Web Opinions Editor November 3, 2023

After roughly three weeks of chaos on the floor of the House of Representatives, House Republicans have finally settled on a new speaker, after tumultuous fighting over who to elect as a party.  Tragically,...

The flags of Israel and Palestine (top to bottom) next to each other to show the solidarity between them that many are seeking.

Israel and Palestine’s complicated history makes it difficult for some to pinpoint who is at fault.

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, with thousands of rockets whilst Hamas’ troops poured over Israel’s border by sea, land and air, utilizing brutal...

Quarter one is the most difficult for many students, and many stress out about and struggle to maintain a good first quarter grade.

The quarter one conundrum; strategies to succeed when faced with the most difficult part of the year

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

There’s often controversy over which quarter of the school year is most difficult, but I can assure you there is a right answer. During the first quarter of the year most students, including myself,...

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