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A grueling obstacle looms between seniors and their future beyond Staples High School: first semester of senior year.

Don’t skip the fine print: first semester senior year is a bear

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor September 22, 2023

The final push of a race can sometimes be the hardest. The finish line is in sight, yet so far away. Also, there are potholes, fire ants and other untamable objects standing in your way. At least, that's...

I deeply regret not regularly checking my emails in my first three years as a student at Staples. I missed many crucial reminders and several important responses that would have saved me time, energy and worry.

Checking emails proves crucial for students

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor September 20, 2023

Email. Bleh. Even typing the word “email” makes me bored. Up until this year, my senior year, I’ve always thought this way about emails. While I did know that checking them every once in a while...

Statistics for both community colleges, and 4-6 year undergrad universities, show that the graduation rates are not too far off.

Grpahic by Nile Jean ’24

My dream school is not yours; and that’s ok!

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

I remember proudly mentioning to one of my friends that one of my closest family members would be heading off to community college in the spring. To my surprise, I was met with a comical gaze that just...

As a result of coursework from AP and Honors curriculum being mixed, Honors level classes have become frustrating as a result of doing the same work as AP students, but not receiving the same weight in their GPAs. (Graphic by Rachel Olefson ’25)

Blurred lines between honors, AP classes cause frustration

Rachel Olefson ’25, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

Last year, many other freshmen and I had a decision to make: should we take US History at A, Honors or AP level? AP sounded scary to me; my Global Themes teacher had only recommended two students in total...

A younger sibling Facetimes her sister who is currently at college.

Younger siblings sadden as seniors prepare to graduate to college

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Many who have grown up with older siblings who have left home are aware of the sense of isolation and loneliness that often comes with it. Suddenly, the house sounds quieter and feels emptier. When an...

Beyond just the entertainment of the games, March Madness brings people together through brackets, where people try to correctly pick the outcome of each game. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Excitement brews as March Madness nears

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Each year, a bracket of 68 men's college basketball teams make up March Madness, an event widely regarded as one of the most exciting sporting events in the United States. From overtime thrillers, to underdog...

Students should really consider which schools they apply to, and not just apply for the sake of quantity.

Reconsider before applying to many schools

Matthew Saw '23, Web Arts Editor January 10, 2023

It’s hard to believe it’s already been four years of highschool. Time really flies fast, and so does the college application window. With there being many colleges across the nation, some feel the...

Early decision results release in mid-December. Seniors that get accepted to their top choice college are bound to attend that school.

Seniors reflect on college early decision results period

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager December 13, 2022

Mid-December can be a bittersweet time for seniors. It’s a period of anticipation leading to either excitement or disappointment. Mid-December is early decision results season, aka when seniors receive...

Although highly discouraged, having a dream school provides students with a way to become more motivated and successful throughout high school.

Ignore your college counselor: dream schools boost motivation, success

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 16, 2022

If there’s one thing that all of us Staples students have in common, it’s the hope to get into college. But for some, that hope has manifested itself into a specific dream-- a dream that has kept them...

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