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The Course/Schedule Change Request Form is available to all students on the Staples website under the “Students” menu in the student counseling section. Guidance counselor Deborah Slocum helps students make changes in schedules before the deadline of Oct. 13. Slocum is available for meetings with students through appointment.

Students, staff contemplate the Oct. 13 course drop deadline

Liora Perkins '25, Rylie Cordella '25, Web Arts Editor, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Thursday, Oct. 13 is the deadline to drop a full year or first semester course without a record on a transcript. After the deadline, students who drop a course will have a permanent record of the change...

Staples students enrolled in the same level classes have a wide variation in the amount of homework they receive depending on their teacher. This is harmful to student health and school culture.

Variations in workload vex Staples students

Lilly Weisz '23, Creative Director October 29, 2021

Nightmares about pop quizzes on class readings from the night before plague some Staples students, forcing them on a rollercoaster of constant stress and relief with every day of school. Others simply...

Due to the higher weight of AP and honors classes, many Staples students often compromise interest in elective courses for classes that stand to bolster their grade point average (GPA).

Weighted GPAs stifle course exploration, discourage study of arts and humanities

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Reduced to the first few letters of the alphabet, the value of standardized test scores and other three-letter acronyms, students relentlessly seek to raise such figures through whatever means possible....

Implementing B and C-level courses in departments that do not have them would allow struggling students to learn and absorb more information from school and achieve better grades, without having to stumble their way through semesters.

Lack of lower-level courses perpetuate competitive community, student struggle

Morgan Han-Lemus ’23, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Requirements for Staples courses are constantly being updated; however, correct course leveling is something that Staples has been struggling with for years. The majority of math classes offer down to...

The new Wednesday schedule is vastly different from the old one and presents many negative differences.

Wednesdays should be kept virtual

Phoebe Miller ’23, Associate Managing Editor May 10, 2021

With students in school at full capacity, less clamoring about zoom links and wifi problems eliminated, the COVID landscape of school is, thankfully, seeming to slowly fade away. But the new 100% capacity...

Students review courses at Staples

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff writer March 1, 2021

https://anchor.fm/morgan-han-lemus/episodes/Students-review-courses-at-Staples-eqdm39

In the English department alone, it is more than evident that there is a great disparity between the course opportunities for underclassmen and upperclassmen.

Staples must provide more courses, freedom of selection to underclassmen

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2021

When I was in eighth grade, filtering through Staples’ vast program of studies in anticipation for freshman year was initially overwhelming. I immediately took interest in some classes--East Asian Studies...

Students feel pressured over course selection during the months of January through March.

Course selection results in unnecessary stress

Maria Krug '22, Arts Editor March 5, 2020

“You are only taking four APs?” says one student. “You weren’t recommended for AP Stat?” replies the other. “You should take at least two more APs senior year than you did junior year,” someone...

The We the People competition is centered around the United States Constitution

We the People class advances to national competition

Will Matar ’21 March 6, 2019

On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in...

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

October 5, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 Each year, Nobel Prizes are awarded to professionals in six categories: literature, physics, peace, medicine, chemistry and economic sciences. This year, a female chemistry professor...

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

April 26, 2017

By: Jackie Sussman '17 Nicola Alexander ’17 came from a long line of social conquerors; her sister, mother and aunt had climbed Staples’ social ladder. Nicola’s name had to carry the weight of...

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