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AP Chemistry classes watch “Indiana Jones” since the completion of the AP college board administered test on May 2.

End of AP classes leaves students relieved, allows for fun learning experiences

Kiswa Khan ’23, Associate Managing editor May 13, 2022

One of a high school student's primary enemies is usually the AP classes they choose to take. Throughout the year, students are bombarded with homework, class readings, test dates, etc. With the conclusion...

The overcrowding of multiple assessments immediately following April break has dropped an unfair overload of work on students in a short span of time and has caused an unhealthy amount of stress for students.

A stressful time: finals, AP exams, honors societies and a cherry on top

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director May 3, 2022

It’s the week after April break for Staples students and times could not be more stressful—especially for AP students.  Why?  Perhaps it's because of the back-to-back final exams that have...

For the final project, Nell-Ayn Lynch’s students made an Instagram account called lgbtqequalitypride where they posted pictures regarding the LQBTQ+ community and its significance. This final project is an easier yet more creative version of a final exam that still provides critical information for the teachers.

Teachers assign final projects in lieu of final exams

Sydney Chinitz '23, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has affected the physical attendance of students, and thus their learning experience. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the school administration decided to discontinue the midterm and...

In an email April 15, Principal Thomas announced that final exams for full year and second semester classes are cancelled as a result of the distance learning model for COVID-19.

Administration cancels final exams, aims to reduce stress

Charlotte Armstrong ’21, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Final exams for the 2019-20 school year have been cancelled, Principal Stafford Thomas announced in an email on April 15.  “Due to the challenging and uncertain times we are all currently facing,...

As finals approach Claire Fisher’22 crams for her multiple tests. She is stressed but excited for the end of the year to come.

Finals week increases the stress for all students

Shira Zeiberg '22 June 12, 2019

As finals approach, students lose sight of how to keep themselves healthy in the time of stress, as we often find ourselves staying up all night and skipping meals. We need to make sure we are putting...

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Final exam schedule polarizes students

Rachel Suggs ’21 and Andreas Lolis ’21 , Web news editor and Paper news editor May 24, 2019



Staples’ We The People class poses with John Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v Des Moines, which extended students’ freedom of speech.

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated...

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

Implementing final projects instead of exams will decrease stress levels

June 12, 2018

By Chelsea Fox '19 The end of the year is always a stressful time for students and teachers. With summer only a couple weeks away, I feel like I am always being ambushed with work in the days leading...

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition...

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