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Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the state of Connecticut is mandating that all public high schools offer a course called African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies. But if there aren’t enough students to sign up for the class, students are not obligated to offer it. However, it is necessary that all students are required to take this class.

African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies must be a required course

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor March 2, 2021

In my two and a half years as a student at Staples, almost every book I’ve been assigned has been written by a white male. The only historical events centered around Black Americans that I was taught...

Students walk in hallways to get to class as usual, while their peer who was out sick is wheeled around on a rolling screen. This student was able to keep up in class and is another futuristic alternative to keep kids up to date when they have to miss class.

Recording classes offers valuable rewind

Emma Van Riper ’20 February 5, 2019

Imagine it’s the middle of January. The freezing weather is setting in as you attempt to take on second semester. Nothing feels better than walking outside in the 12 degree weather and practically getting...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable...

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer June 2, 2015

For most students, summer means a chance to relax and take a well-deserved break from school. Other than the incoming seniors who are encouraged to work on college essays and children who are pushed by...

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Trading out pink passes for swim caps

Becca Rawiszer, Web Opinions Editor May 21, 2015

Every swim class there are at least three students who come up with some reason to not participate. Common excuses consist of being “allergic to chlorine” or magically having “cramps” every day. The...

2011 Senior List

2011 Senior List

Inklings Staff June 22, 2011

A hallmark of the yearly Senior Supplement, the "Senior List" has become a Staples graduation tradition, dating back to the 50s. Beginning in April, the staff uses Facebook messaging, interviews...

May 27, 2011 | School's Outside

May 27, 2011

Photo by Bryan Schiavone '13 11:15 a.m. Social studies teacher Dan Heaphy brought his class outside to watch group presentations during the first lunch wave. Students flocked to the courtyard to experience...

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,...

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

May 27, 2011

AP courses at Staples usually conjure images of upperclassmen slaving away on an endless supply of work. However, what some may not realize is that sophomores are also in on these challenging courses. “It’s...

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

May 25, 2011

Unlike past years when students have attended arena to design their own schedules, this year the guidance department has created student’s schedules using a schedule generator on the computer. The guidance...

May 20, 2011 | Down to Three

May 20, 2011

10:23 a.m. Sarah White's period one personal finance class once held 23 students, but due to senior internships, the class is now down to only three students. Despite low numbers, the class is continuing...

Senior Prank Runs With The Bulls

May 18, 2011

Alicia Lourekas '12 and Nicolette Weinbaum '12 News Editor and Features Editor     On Friday, May 13, the boys of the senior class gave their last hoorah before leaving Staples for...

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