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Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

June 6, 2011

2011 has been a bleak year for hundreds of Connecticut educators, as budget cuts in towns across the state have threatened the jobs of many teachers and paraprofessionals. Urban districts and wealthy...

Safe for Now: Board of Ed Rehires Teachers for 2011-12 School Year

June 6, 2011

2011 has been a bleak year for hundreds of Connecticut educators, as budget cuts in towns across the state have threatened the jobs of many teachers and paraprofessionals. Urban districts and wealthy...

Boys Varsity Tennis Defeats Norwalk at Home

May 18, 2011

On May 2, 2011, the Staples boys varsity tennis team defeated Norwalk High School during a home match. The final score was 7-0. The scoreboard read as follows: Luke Foreman ‘14 won at 1 singles 6-1,...

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

May 10, 2011

On May 9, the Staples girls varsity tennis team played a home match against Westhill on Senior Day. The overall score was 7-0— a complete victory for the Staples Wreckers. Although the number one singles...

All Work, No Credit: Students opt not to take AP tests as a number of colleges do not accept the credit

April 15, 2011

For the first two weeks in May, the gym and library will be filled with desks where Staples students will sit for three hours, furiously bubbling in answers and writing essays. They will do this in hopes...

Holly Jolly Playlist

December 22, 2010

To be honest, I always get a little confused when people complain about hearing too much holiday music. Lyrically, it’s no more mundane than most pop music- the only difference is that instead of songs...

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

December 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia This past week, a huge number of facebook users have swapped out their standard profile pictures for cartoon characters ranging from Tommy Pickles of “Rugrats” fame to Winnie...

Viewed Worldwide: Staples Students are Popular on Youtube

November 19, 2010

Staples students who regularly go onto YouTube probably know of channels similar to those of TayZonday (famous for the “Chocolate Rain” videos) and Fred (famous for the “Fred” videos). Both have...

Administration, union at odds over attendance letters

October 22, 2010

Caitlyn Rand ’13 & Claire O’Halloran ’13 Web Opinions Editor Some teachers are distressed by a letter Superintendent Elliott Landon sent at the end of the last summer. The letter was sent...

High Stakes, Higher GPAs

October 1, 2010

Image by Feras Hares via Flickr Editorial There’s something vaguely disturbing about the number of kids who take AP classes simply to boost their GPAs. However, these classes also come with a...

September 21, 2010 | Take A Number

Photo by Sammie Hardy '11
September 21, 2010

10:30 a.m. At this  time of the year, the guidance office is booked with what seems like endless student appointments. Seniors are busy sending in transcript requests, while juniors are busy signing...

Passing the Torch: Seniors Hand Off Leadership of Their Clubs to Qualified Members

HEART WARMING: Monika Goldschmidt ’10, Eliza Hamburger ’10, Kylie Gould ’10, the graduating board members of the Paper Hearts Club. | Photo contributed by Patrick Goldschmidt
June 23, 2010

Sam Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor Although members of the class of 2010 are leaving Staples, the clubs and organizations they built will continue to flourish and succeed for years. The Paper...

Crunch Time

Graphic by Emily Kowal '12
June 11, 2010

Every student is counting down the number of days, minutes, and seconds until school finally ends. However, instead of counting the time remaining, teachers think about how many additional lessons...

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