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The paper version of the SAT has now been changed to digital.

Juniors express opinions after taking new digital SAT test

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Juniors all across the state woke up bright and early to take the big test during the month of March, ready to begin the first chapter of the rest of their lives.  On Thursday March 21, juniors at...

Buses were parked on Wakeman in the typical junior parking areas Wednesday morning.

BREAKING NEWS: Juniors confused, frustrated by Wakeman parking full of buses

Rylie Cordella '25, Assistant Business Manager February 16, 2024

Tens of school buses lined the parking lot adjacent to the Wakeman fields past Bedford Wednesday morning, Feb. 14, frustrating juniors who regularly park there.   Buses slowly left the spaces...

The library was closed from 8pm-1pm from Tuesday to Thursday last week for testing, as well as certain rooms around the building. Photo by Nile Jean 24.

Juniors take mandatory NGSS science test

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

From May 30 through June 1, all juniors were required to take the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) test.The test is one of the few standardized tests Staples students must take to graduate, including...

Prior to the event starting, senior members were responsible for folding the printed pamphlets that were handed out to the attending family.

National Honors Society welcomes new members

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer May 6, 2023

The Staples National Honor Society chapter hosted their annual induction night for seniors and juniors on Wednesday, April 26 in the Staples auditorium. In an email to senior members, Grade-level assistant...

While some students prefer taking the SAT on paper, the online version is a shorter amount of time and has fewer questions. The College Board says they have made it more precise to fit students’ needs.

Juniors vocalize opinions regarding online SAT

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager March 24, 2023

As of last year, Connecticut made the decision to administer the in-school SAT online, but juniors have conflicting opinions as to whether they prefer the test online or on paper. Juniors took the online...

Students who receive a score of five or higher across all four sections are eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy.

STAMP testing for juniors proves helpful

Ava Cordella '24, Associate Managing Editor March 20, 2023

For March, juniors are already knee-deep in their SAT/ACT prep, tackling a bulk of assignments as the end of quarter three approaches and trying to keep up with all of their usual extracurriculars. What...

Staples switches to digital SAT format

Staples switches to digital SAT format

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

The first digital SAT at Staples was hosted on Thursday, March 24. This was the first time that the SATs were administered digitally at Staples. Under the digital format, students logged onto a secure...

The new Vision of the Graduate requirement adds stress to juniors who are balancing the upcoming college process. It also serves as no long term asset that goes beyond just a graduation requirement.

Vision of a Graduate requirement increases the stressful workload for juniors

Alix Glickman, Web Features Editor December 13, 2021

As I listen to endless conversations about this new graduation requirement I can’t help but wonder, what is the purpose of this? As I enter my junior year, which is already known to be a particularly...

The Staples vision of the “contributing” graduate includes the traits that they want graduating students to achieve in their time at Staples.These posters are seen posted on the walls across the school.

Staples’ ‘Vision of the Graduate’ feels out of touch

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

Maybe you’ve seen them around school. The posters with the words “Contributing Citizens” at the top, outlining four traits that the ideal citizen should have. These posters are part of the new “Vision...

Mixed scheduling creates controversy over Staples parking arrangements

Natasha Taubenheim '22 March 30, 2021  

A silver truck without the proper documentation is parked in a senior spot on campus.

Con: Juniors, enjoy your walk, Parking spots at Staples’ belong strictly to seniors

Logan Gornbein ’21, Staff Writter October 26, 2020

Senior year: the year students can park on campus.  Finally, we get to carry on the tradition of being the only students who are allowed to park their cars in the white-numbered parking spots. It’s...

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