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Students opinions on new exam schedule for 2019

Students opinions on new exam schedule for 2019

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20

January 9, 2019

Removing midterm make-up day hurts students

Removing midterm make-up day hurts students

Eli Corenthal ’19

December 18, 2018

Midterm season is quickly approaching and there are many new changes unfamiliar to Staples students. The most significant one, perhaps, is the lack of a make-up day built into the midterm schedule. Instead, there are review days––four periods spanning two hours each before exams––but no day to...

Ending birthright citizenship destroys the American Dream

Ending birthright citizenship destroys the American Dream

Hannah Schmidt ’19

November 12, 2018

It came as almost no surprise when President Trump declared in an interview with Axios on HBO––which aired fully Sunday Nov. 4––that birthright citizenship should be done away with through an executive order. Trump doesn’t have that sort of power; the stroke of a pen is not what it takes to r...

Midterm Activites: Is it effective?

Midterm Activites: Is it effective?

January 25, 2018

By Nicole Shaprio '18

Counties are between midterms causing more stress

Counties are between midterms causing more stress

January 24, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19   January is a time of new beginnings. It usually starts off happy, with the goals we set for the year, but that happiness soon ends for students when school starts and we realize that we now have to study for midterms.   That long relaxing break, where we forget mo...

Westport retail shops utilized for midterm studying

Westport retail shops utilized for midterm studying

January 23, 2018

By Daniel Harizman '19 and Elle Fair '19

Midterms and Counties Packed Into One Week

Midterms and Counties Packed Into One Week

January 22, 2018

By Madison Phelps '19 and Hannah Bolandian '19

Midterm Date Debate

Midterm Date Debate

January 20, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 and Julia Rosier '18

Italian teachers take a step toward no midterm testing

Italian teachers take a step toward no midterm testing

January 19, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 Imagine walking into the classroom during midterms and not having to worry about a 200 point test. This year, that is the case for many classes, including Italian. There are multiple teachers who assigned a project instead of giving a test. Mrs. D’Amore and Mrs. Noonan’s...

Midterms may become even more stressful

Midterms may become even more stressful

December 11, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Midterms: what a time. From the second they start, students download countdown apps, constantly waiting for these dreadful tests to end. In past years, students had two tests per day for four straight days and 50 minutes in between each test. The perfect amount of time for...

New midterm schedule generates unwanted stress

New midterm schedule generates unwanted stress

Max Appell

January 11, 2017

Max Appell '18 Why fix something that isn’t broken? It may be a cliche, but it’s true. The new midterm schedule takes everything that was already stressful and makes it ten times worse. Having to wake up earlier, stay after school later and undergo an hour long break with crowded halls and pa...

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