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Many upperclassmen at Staples have opted for elective courses to fulfill their English credits.

New English courses appeal to broader range of students

Lilly Weisz ’23, Creative Director February 1, 2023

The English department is adding two new semester English courses and shortening the Myth & Bible Honors course to a semester in the 2023-24 academic year. According to Coordinator for Secondary English...

Sometimes dropping a class can be a tough decision, but for me, accepting that I wasn’t good at Multivariable Calculus relieved my academic stress.

Math isn’t for everyone, and I won’t let my failure define me

Ella Shi ’23, Managing Editor November 1, 2022

Growing up, math was always a subject I was naturally good at. I remember in third grade, my mom and I would sit at the dinner table after eating and do algebra sheets she printed out. Each right answer...

Catherine Schager and Rebecca Marsick: the iconic duo co-teaching Staples’ newest class, African American/Black & Puerto Rican/Latino studies.

Co-teaching duo thrives in Staples’ newest course

Maria Krug ’22, Paper Arts Editor November 24, 2021

Imagine being able to teach a high school class on a subject you love with your best friend. You work together everyday, brainstorming ideas and coming up with lessons for the class. Well, that is the...

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...

Implementing B and C-level courses in departments that do not have them would allow struggling students to learn and absorb more information from school and achieve better grades, without having to stumble their way through semesters.

Lack of lower-level courses perpetuate competitive community, student struggle

Morgan Han-Lemus ’23, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Requirements for Staples courses are constantly being updated; however, correct course leveling is something that Staples has been struggling with for years. The majority of math classes offer down to...

Students review courses at Staples

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff writer March 1, 2021

High schools need to mandate useful courses

Sydney Chinitz ’23, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

High school is supposed to be a time for students to explore their interests and gain knowledge for their futures; however, this goal isn’t always achieved. Schools today don’t properly teach their...

Teachers at Staples rearrange course curriculum, giving students with different teachers completely different learning experiences.

Disparity between teachers leads to student struggles

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff writer February 12, 2021

My English 10 teacher assigned the sophomore research paper months before any of the other teachers did, and for me, the project spanned the second quarter instead of the traditional third quarter. I asked...

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum

Claudia Chen, Features Editor November 30, 2015

On Nov. 23, the Board of Education unanimously approved nine new courses at Staples High School for the 2016-17 school year. The courses are AP Music Theory, Mandarin Chinese 5, AP Chinese Language and...

AP Computer Science Principles to be offered next year

AP Computer Science Principles to be offered next year

Alice Hickson, Web A&E Editor April 7, 2015

With course selection for the 2015-2016 school year in full swing, a few students are choosing to tackle a newly available class—AP Computer Science Principles. The Staples course catalog describes...

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