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The most dramatic development in the wake of the shift to 75% capacity has been the new circumstances of lunch periods. Decidedly suboptimal, these have become frenzied and unsafe, but can be easily rectified.

Recent changes to lunch periods prove undesirable, require remedy

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 24, 2021

With all of the changes that have come with the implementation of the 75% model, some of the most talked-about have been those affecting lunch periods. Considering the dramatically stricter regulations...

Students discuss when it is safest to return to school

Carson Kranz ’21 January 24, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/carson-kranz-1/when-will-we-return-to-school

In previous years, Staples held an official midterm week with a specific block-schedule designed for preparing for and taking exams. This year, however, the administration has axed such a week from the schedule.

Staples eliminates midterm week, prompts different responses from community

Julia Herlyn ’23, Supplement Editor January 20, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has been filled with surprises: the hybrid model, COVID-19 scares within the community and even institution of virtual concerts. As a result, life at Staples and other Westport...

Staples welcomes students back to the hybrid model after a two week hiatus; in person students benefit from the transition back.

Westport’s hybrid model has its silver linings

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

With the recent return to the hybrid learning model, Staples High School is as empty as it will ever be. Classes this week for Cohort A have reached a maximum of seven, maybe eight students if you're lucky...

Students can slow the spread of COVID-19 by taking measures such as having “Zoom holidays” with their families. Otherwise, many are at risk for contracting COVID; the schools must take preventative measures (such as closing until the new year) in order to ensure our safety.

Students should not return to schools until after holiday season

Julia Herlyn '23, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, it seemed inevitable that schools would shut down within weeks (or even days) of reopening. My friends and I placed bets on when we thought our days under...

Students debate if adjustments to hybrid learning merit pass/fail grading system

Mishael Gill ’23 November 10, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/mishael-gill/does-the-adjustment-to-hybrid-learning-merit-a-passfail-grading-system-1/s-Zk1x9wzmF7c

Online learning and the hybrid model has changed the way students learn and teachers teach. For that reason, it is necessary that teachers recognize the struggles of managing online learning while they are grading.

Teachers maintaining logical, fair hybrid grading policy essential

Tierney Kugel ’22, Paper News Editor October 26, 2020

Many students have had the displeasure of walking into class on the first day of school and hearing their teacher use phrases such as “I don't give out A’s very often,” or, “You're going to have...

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