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Naviance is an app many senior students spend time on to organize their college plans. During this stressful time, Naviance is crucial to keep in check.

Early Decision week causes increased amount of stress

Shira Zeiberg ’22, Outreach Manager December 24, 2021

As students sit at their computer with the notification “Status Update,'' their hearts race. Their legs shake as tears well up in their eyes. Their parents have their hands on their child’s shoulders...

While many colleges are allowing applicants to choose to submit their test scores, stress for the junior class persists.

Junior class navigates pressure from standardized-tests

Lyah Muktavaram ’22, Broadcast Director November 24, 2021

As you walk into school, you are immediately met with the sight of big-name, competitive colleges displayed on sweatshirts, hats and t-shirts. Whispers throughout the hallways between friends reveal conversations...

The nearing Nov. 1 deadline creates extreme stress for the class of ’22. Seniors who choose to apply for an early decision or early action school will be applying to college in the next week.

Crunch time: guidance counselors offer seniors advice for following weeks

Samantha Felner ’22, Associate Managing Editor October 25, 2021

In the upcoming days, seniors will be wrapping up the last bits of their early applications and hitting that big “submit” button. With the Nov. 1 early decision deadline quickly approaching, tensions...

Emma Nahon ’23 has committed to University of Pennsylvania for field hockey. Nahon currently plays for the Staples girls’ varsity field hockey team.

Committed Staples athletes show excitement, dedication

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor October 19, 2021

Emma Nahon ’23 runs swiftly up the green turf field with her stick in hand, bent over a small ball and ready to strike it into the net. Scoring a goal for the Staples field hockey team is not the only...

In addition to the High School Partnership Program, Norwalk Community college can be a great resource for Staples Students during and after high school. NCC’s library and professors can be accessed by interested students, and the school is one of many local options for post high school education.

Norwalk Community College classes provide academic enrichment for Staples students

Aidan Rogers '22, Creative Director October 11, 2021

From AP pottery and drawing to high level arts and sciences, the course catalogue at Staples High School is particularly diverse. However, there are gaps in this long list of classes for students pursuing...

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...

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