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A Homecoming Away From Home

A Homecoming Away From Home

October 27, 2010

Image by JoshBerglund19 via Flickr Sammie Hardy '11 Web Sports Editor This upcoming Saturday a years old tradition will finally return back to Staples and be celebrated by under-class men, upper-class men, and the every popular “senior girls.” Students of all ages will pile into the Staples bleac...

October 27, 2010 | Halloween Day

October 27, 2010 | Halloween Day

October 27, 2010

9:30 a.m. A Child Development class marches in the Halloween parade. Today was Halloween Day, and students dressed accordingly....

Achievements and Potential Help Gain Better Letters of Recommendation

Achievements and Potential Help Gain Better Letters of Recommendation

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Alicia Lourekas ’12 Opinions Editor Exciting and unnerving junior year, when juniors are officially upperclassman and are ready to begin their college search. Students have gone through their junior year trying to connect with teachers, for a reason other than good grades: letters of recommendations. An important aspect...

Substitute Teachers: Friend or Foe?

Substitute Teachers: Friend or Foe?

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Nicolette Weinbaum '12 Staff Writer During an average day at Staples, there is a constant flow of unfamiliar faces in the hallways. They are better known as … the substitutes. A student walks into their social studies class, expecting to see their same teacher, provide yet another pop quiz on the Industrial Revolution. Instead, they are greeted by a smiling face that they do not ...

Despite desire, juniors not permited at Staples college representative visits

Despite desire, juniors not permited at Staples college representative visits

October 22, 2010

Stevie Klein ’12 News Editor Junior  year brings SATs, ACTs, AP courses and college visits. But even with all this college-related stress, juniors are not permitted to attend college representative visits in the College and Career Center. 
 All seniors are allowed to attend these college visi...

Safety Trumps Cleanliness in Staples Locker Rooms

Safety Trumps Cleanliness in Staples Locker Rooms

October 22, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor After an extended period of playing speed ball in the overheated Staples field house, the last thing Craig Wheat ’13 wanted to do was put his school clothes back on. With the showers in the boy’s locker room filled with chairs for storage purposes, Wheat and his fellow classmates must resort to other measures to ...

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

October 22, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor I’m a senior. I’ve already endured three tough, stressful years with just one free period, always with the assumption that I would have enough credits to take two frees as a senior. But I can’t—I have to take digital darkroom. Yes, you could say that thi...

Art Classes- Some take it for credit, others take it for passion

Art Classes- Some take it for credit, others take it for passion

October 22, 2010

Web Features Editor Going to art class seems to be a much-appreciated break for Staples students during a hectic school day. Although these classes are required to graduate, they are still also taken for enjoyment. Staples requires students to acquire 1.5 art credits by the time they walk at gradua...

A Cut into the Dissection Program at Staples

A Cut into the Dissection Program at Staples

October 11, 2010

Although she is now a senior, Jenn Hoets ’11 has much to recall from her freshman year biology course.  She thinks back to classes spent discussing evolution at length and extracting DNA to study during lab periods.  And of course there is the memory of walking into her classroom to a series of ominously...

October 6, 2010 | Camping On A Cold Day

October 6, 2010 | Camping On A Cold Day

October 6, 2010

9:01 a.m. Chris Lametta '11 and Ricky Synder '11 wait for buses to take them on a two day camping trip in Kent, Connecticut, with Mr. Shepro's enviromental class. ...

Staples, So Not Land of the Free

Staples, So Not Land of the Free

October 1, 2010

Farrel  Levenson '11 Features Editor Freshman year, it was period two and then period three. Sophomore and junior year, it was period seven. Each year, it was an opportunity for a food run, a study sesh, or even a quick nap. And I got used to it. Thanks to these free periods, I have, in my three ye...

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

October 1, 2010

Image by Feras Hares via Flickr Editorial There’s something vaguely disturbing about the number of kids who take AP classes simply to boost their GPAs. However, these classes also come with a significant amount of coursework, so to truly reap the benefits of the higher–weighted AP classes requires student...

School Rules: A Look at Some of the Unwritten Laws at Staples

School Rules: A Look at Some of the Unwritten Laws at Staples

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Petey Menz '11 Executive Editor Deep within the supposedly progressive halls of Staples High School lurks a system of hierarchy rank more entrenched and immobile than the Indian caste system. Legend has it that it was this system that convinced Karl Marx that a classless socie...

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