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Premature Counties preparation warrants unnecessary stress

Photos in the group usually receive comments praising the girls’ fashion choices. A few pictures are typically posted every day.

Molly Gold '21, Paper News Editor

January 2, 2020

A week before the first day of school, the rising junior class was sent into a panic. We were not anxious over the immense amount of expected schoolwork, college visits we anticipated or the increased pressure from our parents; rather, we were scrambling to find dates to Counties: a dance that was s...

Junior parking sales begin

Staples juniors have begun to purchase their parking stickers. They are available until they are sold out. Students must put their sticker on their windshield in order to legally park in their assigned spot.

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Junior parking tickets went on sale on May 13. They cost $20 and are available for purchase in the Assistant Principal’s office until they have all been sold out. As seniors begin to depart for internships, students in 11th grade can purchase parking passes, permitting them to park on campus. Staples...

Juniors navigate through unfair parking system

Juniors navigate through unfair parking system

June 12, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman '19   Getting stopped every two seconds by the bus in front of you, while you pretend to be speeding away with wind in your hair: this is the freedom that comes with a driver's license. You’ve worked your way through drivers ed and daily Wakeman hikes –– now it is t...

Making it through junior year

Making it through junior year

June 7, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman ’19 “Junior year is going to be the toughest year of your life,” said everyone ever once they found out I was an incoming junior. “Wow,” I would think to myself, rather dejectedly. “This year is going to be so much fun...” But hey, look at me now. I made it! I su...

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Emma Greenberg, Opinions editor

June 10, 2016

Though junior year seems fun considering the dances, driver's licenses, class options and freedoms. I’ve heard many things contradicting the “perks” that are to come as a sophomore about to enter her junior year. All I hear about prom is that it’s a nightmare when it comes to getting everyone...

The struggle of being a second semester junior surrounded by seniors

The struggle of being a second semester junior surrounded by seniors

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Editor

April 1, 2016

I was warned about the rigor of junior year. I heard horror stories about the SAT, was given tips on how to get a five on AP tests and was even told that I should spend every weekend visiting colleges. Yet, despite the constant college meetings and Baron’s books, nothing prepared me for the nigh...

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

December 17, 2015

On Dec. 15., Matthew Reiser ’17 made an online petition to have the junior parking lot function as a first-come, first-served basis due to the alleged 40 open spaces he saw that were not being occupied. “The junior parking lottery only gives out 25 stickers to students, but clearly that is not enoug...

SBAC opt-out percentage swells

SBAC opt-out percentage swells

Molly Liebergall, Web News Editor

May 27, 2015

At 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a portion of the junior class sat down to their first round of SBAC while the rest congregated in the field house.  48% of Staples juniors chose to opt out of the testing. This is the first year Staples has decided to implement SBAC, and with it came a snag in student participation.  Assistant Principal Patrick...

Suffering from Standardized Testing

There are over 20 standardized testing prep books in my household alone.

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 26, 2015

Heading into the last quarter of junior year, I was feeling pretty relieved. I kept thinking to myself “I’m almost done!” The year notorious for perpetual stress is almost done, but boy was I wrong to relax. It’s not junior year that should be feared, it’s fourth quarter of junior year....

Counties isn’t all that counts

Counties isn't all that counts

Jane Levy, Features Editor

January 25, 2015

With my eyebrows done, my skin sun-kissed and glowing and my nails painted a dark red, I type this article while glancing at my frantic Counties girls’ group-chat. My long black dress lonelily hangs from my closet door, and I’m haunted by the pending hair and makeup appointments that I need to cancel. If...

Juniors explore new careers through job shadow

Juniors explore new careers through job shadow

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor

June 5, 2014

On Wednesday, May 28, juniors were given the opportunity to participate in the Job Shadow Program.  Though all juniors could fill out an application, the guidance department could only offer shadowing spots to the first 50 applicants .  The program, which offers students the opportunity to shadow so...

What I learned from school dances

What I learned from school dances

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor

June 2, 2014

After surviving my first year of school dances, I finally feel as if I have gained enough experience to be prepared for next year. And hopefully, for the upcoming junior class, these tips can help with dance preparations. 1. Ask your date early. Although it seems crazy to ask 5 months in advance, it’s not. Thos...

College Panel Night engages juniors in the college process

College Panel Night engages juniors in the college process

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

May 23, 2014

On May 20th at 7:00 pm, representatives from colleges across the country and Staples students gathered in the Staples auditorium to delve into one of the most daunting of topics: the college process. Panel members included admissions representatives from schools such as Amherst College, Columbia University,...

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