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Statistics for both community colleges, and 4-6 year undergrad universities, show that the graduation rates are not too far off.

Grpahic by Nile Jean ’24

My dream school is not yours; and that’s ok!

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

I remember proudly mentioning to one of my friends that one of my closest family members would be heading off to community college in the spring. To my surprise, I was met with a comical gaze that just...

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...

After raining for multiple hours, snow from the storm is finally seen sticking to multiple surfaces.

Connecticut weathers second major storm

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

Connecticut weathered its second major winter storm of the year yesterday. While Westport faced mostly rain, other northern parts of Connecticut saw powerful snowstorms.  The storm was a nor’ easter,...

Cooper Levinson ’24 (in the middle) competes during the Head of the Charles rowing meet.

Levinson rises to the top with rowing

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

There is a multitude of after-school sports offered at Staples, some of which are more popular than others. Soccer, basketball, and football are very popular, but there are numerous other sports that are...

This is my rating for all of the songs in the album. If you want to listen, the link is the spotify link in the graphic.

Trippie Redd’s album ‘Mansion Musik’ disappoints

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

A week ago today, rapper Trippie Redd notified the public on his Instagram account that he would drop his fifth hit album, “Mansion Musik,” which contains 25 songs. His eerie Instagram post was a teaser...

Art teachers usually find themselves a more creative outlet in their heads and are able to bring even the dullest canvas to life in their art.

Art teachers’ inspiration drives creativity

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

There seems to be a strikingly obvious discrepancy between both sides of the lunchroom refrigerator, students congregate alongside the side with more options, and flashier designs, while the other side is left untouched.

Numerous cafeteria food options are turning to trash

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

When I enter the lunchroom and look inside the cafeteria I see the same things most days. An abundance of chips, pretzels, cookies, pie, cake, core energy water and sometimes smores. This is great for...

This is one of the better albums that I have listened to. I only wish that there were more songs in the album.

Metro’s new album “Heroes & Villains” exceeded extremely high expectations

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Hit rapper Metro Boomin announced Nov. 28, 2022 on Instagram that he would drop his album “Heroes & Villains.” Instantaneously this was followed up with a multitude of different posts from Metro,...

Microaggressions are more hurtful than you think

Microaggressions are more hurtful than you think

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Imagine it’s your first day of school, and you just enrolled in a class that you have been dreaming of being in since you started school. You are walking down the hall and you finally find the class,...

Some people prefer books, some people prefer sports. Students should be able to choose what activity they wish to do in the summer.

Books shouldn’t be sole summer task

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Reading? Some people love it, other people, such as myself, despise it. For many students, summer reading is a major task that students have to complete over the summer. If two books aren’t read, then...

The initial caption, and logo for the show made on October 3, 2021

New Star Wars miniseries exceeded expectations

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer June 8, 2022

If you are the type of person who likes Star Wars, or binge-watching shows, then you should check out this show. It even turned me into an avid Star Wars fan and inspired me to watch older Star Wars movies...

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