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During remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless students had trouble with motivation, leading to assignments not being completed.

Missing assignments decrease with post-pandemic schooling

Demi Sasson ’25, Paper Opinions Editor November 15, 2022

As you’re trying to fall asleep, you can’t take your eyes off of the clock on your bedside table. It strikes 12 a.m., and immediately you’re reminded of all of the assignments that just changed from...

Outdoor ropes course in final product for Staples students to use in spring of this year.

Ropes and adventure course enhances Staples Physical Education program, strong peer bonding opportunity

Charlotte Berner ’25, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

The Project Adventure Course has been built both in the fieldhouse and outside of Staples High School. The cost: $63,200 of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be implemented for the high...

The health office checks students temperature. If they have a fever they must go home. The nurses then treat symptoms based on their severity, but  they do not provide medication other than Tylenol or Advil if the student has permission from home.

Students falling like flies due to ‘Wrecker flu’

Sage Cohen '25, Paper Sports Editor October 6, 2022

Walking down the Staples hallway, any average person can detect that something is in the air. What that might be? No one is really sure. However, it appears to be spreading like wildfire. Some students...

On Sept. 13, parents of students in grades 11 and 12 leave the SHS building after meeting with their childrens teachers on Back to School Night. BTSN consisted of teachers introducing themselves as well as discussing their goals for the upcoming school year to parents.

Staples parents attend Back to School Night in-person for the first time in two years

Ava Cordella ’24, Paper Opinions Editor September 20, 2022

Staples “Back to School Night” (BTSN) was held in-person after two years of it being virtual due to COVID-19. Parents came to the Staples high school (SHS) campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m. either on Thursday,...

Acceptance rates for the class of 2026 reach an all time low due to miscalculated yields and over-enrollment.

Class of 2026 acceptance rates plummet

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

For the class of 2026, college acceptance among the top 100 colleges is at an all-time low according to U.S. News. Last year, Northeastern University’s acceptance rate was 18%. This year it’s 7%. Northeastern...

Mask mandate lifted in Staples High School, giving students the choice of wearing a mask. Staples students Peter Loranger ’24 (left) and Flora Williams ’24 (right) are respectful of each other’s choice to wear or not wear a mask.

Lifted mask mandates return Staples to a pre-pandemic lifestyle

Paige Tighe ’24, Editor in Chief March 30, 2022

After two unusual years of mandates and restrictions, Staples high school lifted its mask mandate on Feb. 28, giving students the right to choose if they want to wear a mask. Personally, I made the choice...

Society has lost the art of meaningful conversations. Staples students spend the majority of their days on their phones and should make a more sincere effort to deepen their friendships.

The lost art of conversation; society must improve

Shira Zeiberg '22, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Do you remember the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone? I mean a real conversation that was held in person and  not over Facetime, Facebook, text, through Snapchat, Instagram or...

Schoology has been used as a platform for submitting homework assignments during the various learning models associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager March 14, 2022

Submitting assignments digitally: positive outcome of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers have adapted to a variety of learning models. One...

Students are required to wear their masks in class all day for seven consecutive hours, and sometimes longer for afterschool activities. Some teachers allow for their classes to go outside or to the cafeteria for five to 10 minutes of the class period in order to give their students a break from breathing in the mask.

Mask breaks are still a must have, even during the brunt of winter

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

It’s the topic on everyone’s minds: COVID-19 cases. As we move deeper into winter, more and more cases are being reported not only within Staples High School, but across the world. The Omicron variant...

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and studentsx

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and students

Ava Cordella ’24 March 8, 2022

Masks, the symbol of the pandemic. The imminent end of most mandates signals a return to normality.

Lifting the mask mandate provides a breath of fresh air

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor March 1, 2022

In a few weeks, the world will have lived through two full years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus has killed around 920,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

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