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Members on the Staples STEM trip pose in front of Mediterranean Sea.

STEM students and staff embark on meaningful trip through Northern Italy and France despite last minute obstacles

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

With only 30 days left, group leader and trip organizer – chemistry teacher Dominick Messina – scrambled to put together an entirely new agenda to replace one that was a year in the making. The original...

Violinists Isabel Jo ’26 [left] and Kendra Cheng ’25 [right] performing a duet while being accompanied by the orchestra.

Staples’ chamber orchestra plays their way to a successful first performance of the school year

Hannah Salpeter '25, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

Staples’ chamber orchestra held their first concert of the 2023-24 school year at Saugatuck Elementary School on Oct. 25. The concert started at 7 p.m. and included four songs: “Concerto for Two Violins...

Elisa Feinman, behavior therapist, aids Browne in communication. Feinman helped deliver Browne’s heartfelt Father’s Day card.

W. Browne flourishes with spelling board, transcends communication gap

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor March 30, 2023

Imagine what it would be like to have a thousand thoughts swarming around your head without the ability to voice them. For 14 years, this is what life was like for Wynston Browne ’25, the science-loving,...

The midterm schedule operates on the same periodic basis as the regular schedule, meaning if students have a free period they do not have to attend school during that time.

Fighting midterm hysteria: students share stories, teachers share tips

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

It's that time of year again. As you walk the halls of Staples High School, you can almost smell the anxiety wafting through the halls, drifting from room to room; the terrified anticipation is so thick...

Books and a chalkboard represent all that teachers do for students, including picking course materials and covering what they feel is important for students to know.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Do teachers actually feel appreciated?

Christopher Tatusko '22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Teacher Appreciation week was created by the National Parent Teacher Association in 1984. The week takes place every year from May 2-6. This year marks the 38th year of the week being recognized. This...

AP testing will begin on May 2 and carry into the following week. Students will be assessed all material taught since the beginning of the year. Usually, students in AP classes take finals early in order to prepare for the AP exams.

Students consider timing of AP testing stressful, rewarding in the long term

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager April 28, 2022

Over the first two weeks of May, students will complete exams for their AP classes, which is only one week after returning from the sunny beaches visited during April break. As a result, many students...

Despite having only one remote Wednesday this month, teachers have adapted different systems to manage their own kids who are also learning remotely. The constant schedule changes have forced teachers to rapidly make changes to their childcare—often without warning.

Constant schedule changes force teachers to abruptly adapt

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor March 27, 2021

Due to the PSAT and SAT testing that took place this month, March’s schedule has had a  unique structure that eliminated most remote Wednesdays. This is not uncommon—the school schedule has varied...

This year there will be no consecutive snow days. All snow days following the first day off will have virtual learning. In addition, there are only three unexcused snow days in the school year, more than three snow days off will result in a shorter spring break.

New snow day protocol promotes both fun and virtual learning

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff writer February 12, 2021

This year has looked far from normal, but one of the few things that remain are snow days. A day adored by all ages, one where students can sleep until noon, go sledding at Winslow park with friends and...

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not have an in-person audience this year to abide by Covid restrictions. Instead the parade will be televised on NBC from 9a.m. to noon on Nov. 26.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade modified during pandemic

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff writer November 25, 2020

The famous parade in Manhattan filled with balloons and performers is sure to entertain even if it is through a screen. COVID-19 has caused many events to be postponed or canceled, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

Younger students prevail despite distance learning

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Staff Writer May 11, 2020

It’s been nearly seven weeks since classrooms were reduced to Google Meets and Schoology posts. And while distance learning has had a seemingly large impact on high school and college students, one...

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