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COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

Lily Klau '23, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Everyone knows the infamous college application process: students take their SAT and ACTs, meet with college representatives, visit all prospective colleges and then make their decision. But for high school seniors during the global pandemic, this process looks a little different. COVID-19 has brou...

College Roomates: Search for your new best friend

Many struggle with their search to find a roommate as their senior year of high school comes to an end. Some soon- to-be college freshmen find their roommates through Facebook or through mutual friends, while others go random and hope to bond over similar living preferences.

Emma Van Riper '20, Social Media Director

March 3, 2020

As I approach the third month of knowing where I’m going to college, the panic for the awaited roommate search has begun. With social media nowadays, it’s easy to communicate with people going to the same college as you -- but is all of this necessary? In the class of 2024 Facebook groups, you...

Horticulture class saves the (Valentine’s) Day

The process was simple: students chose a gift of either flowers or chocolates and filled out cards with the names of their valentines. Members of the Horticulture class then delivered the gift during period four.

Ella Stoler '22, Sports Paper Editor

February 26, 2020

On a day associated with romance and budding relationships, it's easy to feel excluded if you find yourself without a valentine. However, regardless of your current relationship status, the Staples Horticulture class managed to make the whole school feel included this Valentine’s Day. The process...

Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Students are constantly checking their grades on PowerSchool.

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Grades are undoubtedly something that occupies every student's mind at Staples High School. Being able to perform highly in every class, whether it is an AP, honors or A class can be difficult, regardless of course. I know I am constantly looking at PowerSchool, even if I know there are no new grades...

May 1 allows seniors to celebrate their college decisions

Hannah Bolandian '19 and Nicky Brown '19 pose for a picture before school on decision day. Both are decked out in the college they are attending.

Nicky Brown ’19

May 16, 2019

For high school seniors around the nation, May 1 was national decision day. This means that by May 1, seniors had to decide where they would attend college the following year. Traditionally, seniors celebrate their college selection by wearing their college colors or logos on May 1. Prior to school...

First period exams exacerbate student stress

A Staples sophomore receives a fail on her early morning quiz. Tests given first period decrease students brains the ability to fully comprehend the material given.

Rebecca Kanfer '21

February 12, 2019

It’s 7:30 in the morning: your eyelids are heavy, you’re moving at a snail's pace and it’s entirely unlikely that you will make it through class without falling asleep. As you sit down at your desk to take your early morning test, your eyes glaze over the equations. You are mentally preparing yourself...

Taylor Swift is back…Ready For It?

Taylor Swift is back...Ready For It?

September 16, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 The long awaited return of Taylor Swift has finally arrived, and it happened fast. Given the fact that it has been almost three years since Swift released any new music, and roughly a year since she has really been out in public, the pop sensation has made a rather abrupt comeback....

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

May 8, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 After its popular, yet troubling debut on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” has officially been renewed for a second season. The series is an adaption of Jay Asher’s novel, which depicts the aftermath of high-schooler Hannah Baker’s suicide. In each episode, a reason for H...

A Real Life “Plastic”

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016

On Wednesdays, Paige wears Pink The 2004 cult classic, “Mean Girls,” is known for its girl drama and showcasing the politics of high school. However, this movie also left its markon fashion among teens. Though it was released over 10 years ago, sayings like, “On Wednesdays we wear pink” ...

The Psychology Behind High School Relationships

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

March 31, 2016

First love tends to hit high schoolers with a newfound intensity that they often aren’t prepared to handle. One anonymous junior girl experienced what she thought was first love as a freshman when she started dating a sophomore boy. What was initially fun and flirty quickly developed into something...

There’s only one thing worse than taking the ACT

There’s only one thing worse than taking the ACT

Alice Hickson, Web A&E Editor

October 25, 2015

I had a plan. On September 12, 2015 I was going to knock the ACT out of my life and finally reach the shining light at the end of an extremely long tunnel filled with what felt like non stop test preparation. I woke up at 6:30 A.M. and after a quick caffeine stop at Dunkin Donuts, I was on my way...

Who is Shelley Somers?

Who is Shelley Somers?

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 27, 2015

According to Elliot Landon’s email, candidate Shelley Somers was unanimously selected by the Staples High School search committee as the finalist to fill the open position for principal next year. Somers has been working as principal at Central Middle School in Greenwich, Connecticut for five and...

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