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Staples’ last day of school each year is a two-hour finals block, but do students deserve something more fun than a testing day? 

Graphic by Alex Gaines ’25

Last day finals spark debate on end of year activities

Alex Gaines ’25, Creative Director June 6, 2023

Some of my happiest memories from school were those “last days” before breaks in elementary school. Whether we were crowding around a smartboard watching “The Polar Express” the day before Christmas...

A stairway at Staples goes empty without students present. Currently, students get nine days and three week-long vacations off during the course of the year, with vacation days more common towards the beginning of the year and vacation weeks more common towards the end.

Extra vacation days prove disappointingly implemented

Benjamin Buchalter '25, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Everybody loves a day off from school. Whether it's a week-long vacation away from school or a Monday off, waking up and not having to go to school is probably one of the best feelings in the world. A...

Staples’ football field will serve as this year’s graduation location, for just the second time in recent school history.

Class of 2022 set to graduate

Finnegan Courtney, TV Show Producer June 10, 2022

Graduation is a right of passage. Here at Staples, around 400 seniors will be graduating as part of the Class of 2022 in an outdoor ceremony on Friday, June 16. “Having it outside is amazing,” Principal...

Concert craze crescendos into summer

Concert craze crescendos into summer

Erin Munley, Staff Writer May 30, 2014

It’s a hot summer night and you’re having the time of your life listening to your favorite band. Only you’re not listening to them on the radio; you’re witnessing their electrifying music up close...

June 16, 2011 | Teaching the Finer Art of Bocce

June 16, 2011

12:15 p.m. After Thursday's last period exam, Sal Cassano instructs David Dickenson '14 and Michael Cozzi '14 on the ins and outs of successful bocce play. "Usually we play on the grass after school...

June 16, 2011 |  Teaching the Finer Art of Bocce

June 16, 2011 | Teaching the Finer Art of Bocce

June 16, 2011

12:15 p.m. After Thursday's last period exam, Sal Cassano instructs David Dickenson '14 and Michael Cozzi '14 on the ins and outs of successful bocce play. "Usually we play on the grass after school...

June 15, 2011 | The Final Countdown

June 15, 2011

7:19 a.m. Anita Vohra ’13, Caroline Prangley ’13, and Gaïane Offredo ’13 prepare together for final exams, which start today. Today, periods 8 and 5 will meet. Tomorrow, June 16, periods 7 and...

June 14, 2011 | And Then There Were Few

June 14, 2011

9:50 a.m. Ryan Burke ’11, Jack Rocke ’11, Ben Aldrich '11, and Raphael Ray ’11 sit in the cafeteria during a free period. It is theirs, and the few remaining seniors', last full day as a Staples...

June 14, 2011 | And Then There Were Few

June 14, 2011

9:50 a.m. Ryan Burke ’11, Jack Rocke ’11, Ben Aldrich '11, and Raphael Ray ’11 sit in the cafeteria during a free period. It is theirs, and the few remaining seniors', last full day as a Staples...

EcoFest Goes On Through The Rain

June 11, 2011
Check out a slideshow of photos from EcoFest

June 10, 2011 | Warning: Studying Approaches

June 10, 2011

7:55 a.m. As the weekend before final exam week approaches, many students have extreme amounts of studying on the horizon.

June 10, 2011 | Warning: Studying Approaches

June 10, 2011

7:55 a.m. As the weekend before final exam week approaches, many students have extreme amounts of studying on the horizon.

iRecap: What did Apple introduce at WWDC?

June 10, 2011
Coverage of Apple's product introductions at WWDC.
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