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Girls Who Code club inspires new generation of computer scientists

Girls Who Code club inspires new generation of computer scientists

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

As the last bell rings and students file out of the front door eager to get home, a group of 20 girls race up to the third floor. They promptly open their laptops and get ready to learn a crucial skill:how to code. The Girls Who Code club hopes to teach girls the basic skills necessary to complete...

Why you should not buy bitcoins

Why you should not buy bitcoins

December 5, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19 The idea of bitcoins is very intriguing-- It’s completely paperless and run by a company with no real governing system, meaning users have a lot more freedom than they would with a traditional bank. But with this freedom comes many sacrifices. Supporting a company who circulates...

Top 8 Netflix shows that no one’s talking about

Top 8 Netflix shows that no one’s talking about

October 9, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19 ...

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 Dylan Diamond ’17 and Neil Soni ’18’s app, Tesla Toolbox, was released into the App Store in late Sept. in hopes of making the cars’ controls easier to access and the overall Tesla experience more enjoyable. “I first got the idea for the app when I got an Apple Watch...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Girls who code–Programming club encourages Staples girls to learn code

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Connors ’18   Rather than spending her entire summer relaxing at the beach, staples student Giselle Briand ’17 attended the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Goldman Sachs in New York City, an initiative that introduces young girls into the world of programming. Women hold ...

Sticker covered computer cases: it’s an adhesive trend

Sticker covered computer cases: it’s an adhesive trend

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

Band logos, locations, TV shows and art. Where is one place a person can have all these things at one time? It’s their computer case. In Staples, a popular craze has been putting stickers on computer cases. Typically, kids only put a case on their computer to protect it from being damaged, but now the cases ar...

Give me my computer or give me death!

Give me my computer or give me death!

November 24, 2014

Over my high school career, twenty-pound backpacks, WPS All-Aboard, and an avoidance of the C.O.W.S have been an integral part of my life as a personal laptop-toting student. Ever since that fateful day when my retina display flashed blue, then black, then blue again, I have been laptop-less and more...

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

Guidance Plans to Release Schedules for the 2011-12 School Year

May 25, 2011

Unlike past years when students have attended arena to design their own schedules, this year the guidance department has created student’s schedules using a schedule generator on the computer. The guidance department sent out a letter informing students that during the first week in June students will meet i...

May 20, 2011 | Down to Three

May 20, 2011 | Down to Three

May 20, 2011

10:23 a.m. Sarah White's period one personal finance class once held 23 students, but due to senior internships, the class is now down to only three students. Despite low numbers, the class is continuing on with its curriculum. During today's class, remaining students Ian Greene '11, Rachel Harnick '11, and Kate Harnick '11 worked on a computer program that let them simulate managing finances i...

Computer Hackers and How to Avoid Them

April 20, 2011

Carlie Schwaeber '12 News Editor The majority of students at Staples High School own some sort of computer at home, allowing for typed homework, internet use, and of course, social networking. Whether it is Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or an Email, if it has a password, it can be hacked.  Moreover, an...

Arena Eliminated:BOE cuts forty–year–old scheduling tradition

Arena Eliminated:BOE cuts forty–year–old scheduling tradition

October 22, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11  Sports Editor Arena, the 38-year-old embattled scheduling system, is done. To some, arena was promising— the process was liberating, relieving, and sometimes, surprisingly easy. To others, however, the casual mention of the word was as blasphemous as the most profane of swears. It had led to fierce temper tantrums, crazy politicking, and...

iPad or iFad? Staplites Show Mixed Feelings

iPad or iFad? Staplites Show Mixed Feelings

May 28, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor The iPad. It feels like a computer, looks like an iPod and plays videos like a high-definition theatre. It’s the device that can do it all, but it’s also the gadget that might be losing popularity because it could do too much. At 9.7 inches long, the iPad features a touch screen that is s...

LMC Gamespot: Where Robot Unicorns Live

LMC Gamespot: Where Robot Unicorns Live

May 28, 2010

A student rushes to the library, worried that his Chemistry PowerPoint didn’t post to his Y-Drive. To his dismay, every computer is taken – not only by hardworking students, but also by online gamers. A May 3 Inklings poll of 112 random Staples students showed that 33 percent play computer ...

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