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Idol Dreaming

Idol Dreaming

November 12, 2010

She ate her bacon-egg-and cheese sandwich and applied her pink lipstick. She was provided hair and makeup. She then proceeded to sing “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on stage in front of couple hundred people. This isn’t referencing KT Tunstall, or any other famous singer for that matter, rather,...

A Breakdown of the Mental Breakdown: Why High School is So Stressful

A Breakdown of the Mental Breakdown: Why High School is So Stressful

October 28, 2010

Image by programwitch via Flickr Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Features Editor Last weekend I had a mental breakdown. At least that’s what I’m calling it. It was my fourth mental breakdown this year. It was over an English paper. English is stressful, and I couldn’t think of an idea for this paper, but wha...

Sports FANatics – Jets vs. Giants The Fan Rivalry

October 1, 2010

Cole Tessler '11 Sports Editor As a Jet fan, if the Jets lose on Sunday, Mondays are usually filled with taunts and jokes. These comments range anywhere from “the Jets are horrible” to “Mark Sanchez might be the worst QB ever.” These comments, for the most part , are coming from Giants fa...

School Pictures: Give or Take, A Laughing Matter.

Michael Berlin '11 (Above) and Lindsay Nelson '11 | Photos Contributed by Lindsay Nelson '11

September 22, 2010

Spencer Fox '11 Staff Writer “Ugh, I just look so awful in this picture, when are retakes?” or any variation on such a phrase are standard fair for post picture day proclamations. Picture day, for decades, has been a large part of high school tradition. It’s the day when students wea...

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

Graphic by Connie Zhou '12

September 14, 2010

I hate secrets. Secrets keep me in the dark, searching for answers. They make me anxious, keep me up at night and occasionally cause a cold sweat. Secret grades can provide high school students with both a sweating problem and keeping them up at night. I’m a student who likes to know my grades, and after talking to other students, I don’t ...

Dress to Excess- Spring AC Means Winter Clothing

Graphic by Jake Barron '13

May 28, 2010

Monday morning: 6:00 a.m. – alarm rings in my ear 6:15 a.m. – roll out of bed (still half asleep) 6:20 a.m. – shower 6:30 a.m. – stand in front of my closet gazing at piles of clothes 7:00 a.m. – breakfast (sometimes) 7:15 a.m. – leave for school Every morning before school, at 6:30 a.m. or so, I stare at my c...

LeBron To Switch From 23 to 6

LeBron To Switch From 23 to 6

March 5, 2010

Dustin Dobbs Sports Editor No matter where Mr. James decides to sign this summer, one thing will be different about him next year. He will wear a different number on his jersey. Read More »...

Turning up the Pressure on AP Courses

Photo courtesy of SXC

March 2, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager Five to Eight students in an average-sized class of 22, an anonymous, Staples High School social studies teacher, feels are not prepared to handle the difficulty or workload of her Advanced Placement course. That means that up to 25 percent may not belong in the advan...

Does Size Really Matter? When Height Differences Pose Dating Pool Dilemmas

Keeping Him on His Toes: Some girls feel uncomfortable dating boys who are shorter than they are.

December 22, 2009

Sammy Hardy '11 Staff Writer They race toward each other, ready for a joyful embrace after an unbearable lunch period of separation.  But as they part from a brief hug and a kiss, he is the one left lingering on his tip-toes. There are couples in school with a significant height difference betwe...

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