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Succeeding without advanced placement classes

Succeeding without advanced placement classes

May 9, 2017

Phoebe Mendelson ’17   Over the course of my four years at Staples, I’d like to think that I’ve learned and gained insight on a few things, one of them being that there are many experienced and knowledgeable adults and students who take the opportunity to impart their wisdom on others. ...

Return of the Nerf Guns: A.P. Assassination soon to come

Return of the Nerf Guns: A.P. Assassination soon to come

May 8, 2017

By Nicole Dienst ’18 The long standing tradition of A.P. Assassination is beginning on May 15, the same day that senior internships start. The competition is for seniors who took at least one advanced placement [A.P.] course their senior year. Each week is a new round and in order to make i...

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Emma Greenberg, Opinions editor

June 10, 2016

Though junior year seems fun considering the dances, driver's licenses, class options and freedoms. I’ve heard many things contradicting the “perks” that are to come as a sophomore about to enter her junior year. All I hear about prom is that it’s a nightmare when it comes to getting everyone...

AP announces Clinton’s Democratic nomination and causes confusion

AP announces Clinton’s Democratic nomination and causes confusion

Molly Liebergall, Web Managing Editor

June 7, 2016

Last night, the Associated Press announced that Hillary Clinton had secured the Democratic Nomination according to their recent superdelegate count, despite its being released before tonight’s six remaining state primaries.  This resulted in uncertainty among the Staples community. “People in my c...

A.P. Assassination remains despite recent gun violence

A.P. Assassination remains despite recent gun violence

Amelia Brown and Julia Rosier, Features Editors

May 5, 2016

A lot has changed since 1999. Chalkboards are now smartboards and textbooks are websites on tablets. But, A.P. Assassination remains.  Not only that, but its popularity amongst students has grown from just 35 student participants in 1999 to over 130 participants in 2016, despite concerns of its appropriateness. P....

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