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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

Suffering from Standardized Testing

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...

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