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As the Nov. 1 early deadline for college applications approaches, seniors fit college visits into their schedule. Wake Forest University (pictured above) is one college Staples students are visiting.

Class of 2023 faces struggles applying to colleges

Audrey Kercher '23, Breaking News Manager October 9, 2022

As the class of 2023 sets out on their college admissions process, they are haunted by the grievances of the past. The senior grade has been through many hardships in their high school experience including...

Students with free periods are able to attend college information sessions, which is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate interest in a school. *Graphic is adapted for article usage, Naviance is not displayed on the Saturn app.

College visits demonstrate applied interest, neglects students without free periods

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor October 25, 2021

At most American high schools as rigorous and competitive as Staples, college preparation is a strenuous process. In order to perfect the application, many Staples students struggle; they work to maintain...

There are a couple of rules regarding college visits, including registering 24 hours prior to the visit and attending all virtual visits from the college and career center.

College visits prove worthwhile experience

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff writer October 18, 2021

  The college admissions process is buried deep in the minds of the majority of juniors and seniors across the country. This is especially prevalent at Staples High School, one of the highest ranked...

This summer, Eddie Kiev ’20 visited Columbia University in New York City, which was a one-hour train ride away. However, many college campuses are much less accessible, some even requiring plane tickets to visit. Transportation, lodging, and meal expenses can add up after a few college visits and may be unaffordable to some.

College tours, demonstrated interest unfairly benefit wealthier students

Lia Chen '20, Paper A&E Editor January 9, 2020

Now that the new year has arrived,, seniors are finishing up and sending off the last of their college applications, while juniors are just beginning to prepare for the application process. The first step...

College application season generates stress, sympathy, and other side effects for seniors and teachers

College application season generates stress, sympathy, and other side effects for seniors and teachers

November 2, 2016

By Renee Weisz Common app, early decision, transcript requests, teacher recommendations, college. All are familiar buzzwords clouding seniors’ minds during this last week of the quarter. Yet, for...

5 tips on how to enjoy going on college tours

5 tips on how to enjoy going on college tours

Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor April 26, 2016

While most Staples students traveled to a warm destination over spring break, or enjoyed time at home with their family and friends, many students especially from the junior class visited colleges of their...

Students find ways to spend April Break close to home

Students find ways to spend April Break close to home

Will Dumke, Staff Writer March 17, 2015

Typically when it comes to vacations, everyone tries to get as far away from home as possible. From Dominican Republic to Thailand, there are unlimited destinations for students to free themselves from...

Snow days break up spring break

Snow days break up spring break

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator March 5, 2014

Westport Public Schools have had six school cancellations this year, which is one day over the allotted five. As a result, April Break could potentially be reduced by a weekend and that first Monday, making...

Barely taking a break

Barely taking a break

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor February 17, 2014

Who needs to sleep in when you can take numerous 6 hour car rides with your family? Who needs to actually unwind and recharge this February break? The answer to these questions is “me,” but as it...

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