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A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

May 27, 2011

U.S. History Honors, a course originally created nine years ago by a Board of Education (BOE) directive to create more honors-level courses at Staples, is on the verge of extinction. “I think in general,...

New ‘Global Themes’ Course to Replace ‘Western Humanities’

November 12, 2010

Starting next year, incoming freshman will have an entirely new history experience. The new curriculum will differ not only in the material that freshman will learn, but also how they will be taught...

New Course, “Global Studies,” Approved in BOE Meeting

October 26, 2010

On Mon., Oct. 25, the Board of Education met to discuss important action items, including trends in standardized testing, and the addition of a new Social Studies course, beginning in the ’11-’12...

The College Credit Crisis: Examining the Relevance of AP Classes at Staples High School

September 29, 2010

Isaac Stein '12 and Brendan Rand '11 Senior Writer and News Editor No matter what classes they are taking, a mountain of AP textbooks is not an uncommon sight for students like Sean Christie...

Ian Phillips 10 is one of many students who had a fun filled evening as he crowd-surfs over senior prom attendees. | Photo contributed by Tate Cooper 10

Senior Prom Runs Without Incident

June 8, 2010

Petey Menz '11 Executive Editor The Staples Senior Prom was held last Saturday, June 5, at the Stamford Hilton from 7 to 11 p.m. After the dance, a post-prom celebration organized by the Staples...

Photo courtesy of SXC

Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

April 16, 2010

On Sept. 1, Scott Grundei ’10 walked into his Advanced Placement (A.P.) English Literature class of 20 other students.  On May 17, Grundei will walk into a class of two – just himself and his...

Members of the JSA club pose at the Winter Congress convention center in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Scott Grundei

JSA Beats Weather Down to D.C. for “Winter Congress”

March 2, 2010

Each year the Junior State of America (JSA) club visits Washington, D.C. for “Winter Congress,” a gathering of high school students in a mock Congress convention. Normally, they are greeted with...

Crosswords Accepted at Collaborative Team Meeting

Crosswords Accepted at Collaborative Team Meeting

December 22, 2009

At a Dec. 16 meeting, the  Collaborative Team decided that the New York Times crosswords and other puzzles distributed by the library would not be discontinued. At a previous meeting, the notion...

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