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Traditional campus tours are still limited because of COVID-19 regulations, but schools like Washington University in St. Louis (above) are beginning to offer self-guided tours. Visitors are given maps, phone apps or instructions to take them around to staple landmarks on campus.

Pandemic college exploration proves insufficient

Aidan Rogers ’22 September 24, 2021

From inflated price tags to overvalued rankings and evaluations, the college application process is inherently flawed. This experience for the class of 2022 has been increasingly faulty as students have...

Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21 were awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Two Staples seniors received the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2021

The $2,500 National Merit Scholarship was awarded to two Staples seniors: Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21. This scholarship can be used at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university...

As the class of ’21 graduates, many students are making college admissions decisions. Staples students have gotten into universities across the nation, among those, Ivy league and top-tier universities.

Seniors reflect on college process, offer advice

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager May 17, 2021

As colleges issue their letters of acceptance and rejection to the high school class of ’21, many seniors are seeing their hard work pay off. Staples students are committing to universities across the...

PSAT scores were released in an email sent out to students on April 19. These scores are helpful for sophomores as they begin the college process and seek out tutoring options to prepare for their grade 11 SAT or ACT.

PSAT, useful benchmark for students beginning college process

Alix Glickman ’23, Web Features Editors May 4, 2021

Annually, Staples provides a PSAT for all freshmen, sophomores and juniors in March. Although it is just a practice SAT, the results are useful to begin the college admission process. With Staples supplying...

Friends of Emma Zhu ’21 celebrated her acceptance with a contactless delivery of NYU themed cupcakes left at her front door.

Seniors in quarantine struggle to celebrate college acceptances

Abigail Nevin '23, Web News Editor April 24, 2021

For seniors, getting accepted and finalizing what college you will attend is something that comes with great celebration. However, with the COVID 19 pandemic striking globally, students have altered the...

While the severity of the college admissions scandal came to light in 2019, 33 parents were accused of bribing “The Key” owner Rick Singer more than $25 million to reserve spots for their children in highly selective universities. Singer has yet to be indicted since the trial.

‘Varsity Blues’ effectively depicts admissions scandal

Anastasia Thumser ’22 , Web New Editor April 5, 2021

Before Netflix removed the eminent series “Gossip Girl” in the wake of 2021, I spent a good portion of quarantine binge-watching beautifully dressed, elite teenagers stressing over SATs and college...

Netflix film ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ sheds light on college admissions scandal

Shira Zeiberg '22 and Ella Stoler '22 March 30, 2021

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As seniors begin to commit to college they are faced with a new endeavor of finding a roommate. Many have taken to social media to make connections and find someone to live with.

Hunt for the perfect match: how seniors are finding college roommates

Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

 Facebook, an app viewed by many in our generation as dead, has recaptured the attention of many high school seniors now that the college selection process is in full motion. For many, moving to college...

This year brought an unprecedented obstacle for the guidance department as they had to help navigate seniors through the college process while hybrid learning occurred and the ability to help students in person was no longer allowed.

Guidance department steps up, plays key role in helping seniors navigate college process

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

As I settle into my role as a second semester senior, I can safely attest that the road to getting to this point in the year was far from smooth. Unlike everyone else who has had to adapt to the new reality...

As many underclassmen are overwhelmed with making decisions regarding the college process, they must be reminded that the constant goal of being perfect is unrealistic.

Underclassmen should not constantly fret about college process

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

For the entirety of high school, getting into college is a goal that many students focus on. As they flood their schedules with AP courses and check with friends to see what classes they’re taking, the...

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