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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...

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Though the SHS website declares 15 minutes of communications time on every non-connections day, very few teachers implement this scheduling.

Communication time: where did it go?

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

On a dull and draining Monday morning, the absolute last thing that I want to do is sit through the 1 hour and 20 minute long second period. In the beginning of the year, I would look forward to the 15...

People gather at the March on Washington in 1963. AP African American Studies will include material on the civil rights movement.

New AP African American studies course is introduced

Rylie Cordella '25, Assistant Business Manager September 16, 2022

The College Board publicized in February that a pilot AP African American studies course begins at 60 high schools this fall. According to The New York Times, the class covers “civil rights, politics,...

Students compete in a full speed gym class game.

Athletes forced to participate in gym class at the expense of their performance, health and academics

Eli Shorrock ’22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Two hour practices after school and one period of gym class a day. This is overbearing on Staples’ athletes both academically and physically.  Staples High School and the state of Connecticut have...

Seniors praise impactful courses

Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director October 28, 2021

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, Social Media Director 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...

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