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The Schedules Have Arrived

Nate Rosen

The day has come.

After six months of waiting, the day is finally here.

On Tuesday, June 4, during a last period homeroom, the juniors, sophomores and freshman of Staples will get their schedules for next year.

According to Christine Gray, a guidance counselor, students will get a set of rules for changing schedules that Assistant Principal James Farnen will explain on Tuesday.

This is the culmination of a scheduling process that began a long time ago.

Six months ago, in January, students walked into English class expecting it to be a normal day, but they could not be more wrong. That day, the teacher handed out their course catalogs.

The next couple of months were spent choosing their classes and getting teacher recommendations for classes.

In February and March, students met with their guidance counselor and told them the classes they would like to take, hoping for the best.

Then, students just had to wait. Many grew anxious about scheduling. “I’m really nervous about the teachers,” Julia Saveliff ’16 said.

However, according to Gray, students getting their schedules is not a stressful process. “For a vast majority of the students, their schedules are set,” Gray said. “The only reason students come in are if a class is filled or there is a conflict in their schedule.”

Other students felt the same as Gray, that scheduling wasn’t stressful. “I just go with the flow,” Ben Catarevas ’16 said. “I get what I get.”

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When passing Tati Morales ’15 in the halls, one probably won’t plainly see what are arguably the most colorful things at Staples: the soles of her shoes. Indeed, the bottoms of her unsuspecting neon green-laced sneakers are smattered with chunks of red, blue and green plastic. But there’s much more to the newcomer on the Inklings staff than her exciting shoes—her passion for English has been lifelong, and she’s eager to exercise her writing skills through journalism, while also contributing to the newsroom. “I can’t wait to see, firsthand, the whole process of making the paper go from start to finish,” Morales said. Morales, a staff writer, got her start on the staff pretty quickly after her review of Rise Against’s 2011 single “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” was posted on the Inklings website, a notable feat for a Staples student not in the Advanced Journalism class. Morales is also excited for her new class standing at Staples. Now a sophomore, Morales anticipates the privileges that will come having effectively left the colloquially dubbed “freshman ghetto.” Outside of Inklings, Morales babysits, preps for softball season and practices scales on the piano, which she has played since fourth grade.
Nate Rosen
Nate Rosen, Graphics Coordinator

When flipping through the pages of a freshly printed Inklings on a Friday morning at Staples, text, novelty-fonted headlines and especially graphics and pictures jump out to the Staples students and faculty. And a big applause is long overdue to senior Nate Rosen ’14, who is Graphics Editor in Chief this year and is the man behind a number of graphics in both the paper and web versions of Inklings.

 “It’s a creative outlet for me,” said Rosen ’14 who can be called an artist for his graphics and photos but claims he cannot draw for his life.

Doing graphics for Inklings since freshman year he has created numerous different visuals. One of his favorites is the banner for an article about The Great Gatsby. With gold and metal like textures the banner closely resembles the logo for the 2013 movie.

“That graphic I actually did on my own time, it was more for me,” said Rosen ’14.

Rosen claims that graphics is really a hobby for him; he could be on the Adobe software creating new graphics all day long. However it is easier to have an assignment for a graphic instead of creating the idea on his own.

But no matter how he gets the creative spark or how he creates his artwork, Rosen’s graphics will be printed and posted proudly in Inklings throughout the year.

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