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Since the events of Oct. 7, 2023, many Jewish students have become uncomfortable with others knowing about their Jewish identities, as well as with discussing the conflict between Hamas and Israel.

Jewish students navigate college campus safety concerns

Rachel Olefson '25, Web News Editor January 8, 2024

One week after I put together the rough draft of my college list, the presidents of three major universities, Harvard, UPenn and MIT, suspiciously dodged questions about whether they could have done more...

Siblings grow strong bonds when they are young and breaks from college allow them to reconnect.

I miss my brother: life as temporary only child falls short to expectation

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

Throughout my childhood, my older brother and I were inseparable. You would be fooling yourself to think he would dare leave my side for a second and vice versa. Despite growing older and me no longer...

Quarter one is the most difficult for many students, and many stress out about and struggle to maintain a good first quarter grade.

The quarter one conundrum; strategies to succeed when faced with the most difficult part of the year

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

There’s often controversy over which quarter of the school year is most difficult, but I can assure you there is a right answer. During the first quarter of the year most students, including myself,...

Eleni Braga ’26 and Ava Kindt ’26 eating lunch at the new tables provided by Staples outside of the Cafeteria.

School lunch should stay in the cafeteria – don’t be gross

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor September 22, 2023

Last year, walking in the Staples hallways consisted of constantly pulling out hand sanitizer and trying my best to avoid stepping on my peer's leftover lunch. Most students would bring their lunch all...

Personal Financial Management should be a graduation requirement to ensure that students are able to make informed financial decisions.

Personal Financial Management necessitates new graduation requirements

Meg Enquist ’23, Business Director March 20, 2023

While working on a problem set in AP Statistics, one of my classmates asked the teacher about tax day. This question, unrelated to the problem set, sparked a larger conversation about taxes among the class....

The AP African-American Studies course has sparked Republican criticism and served as a lightning rod in the debate over parents’ influence in education.

Gutting AP African-American studies sets dangerous precedent

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer February 14, 2023

For over a decade, the College Board has put in time and tireless work to create an AP course that covers a subject seriously lacking in traditional high school history courses: Black and African-American...

According to FranklinCovey, approximately one third of resolutioners give up on their goals before the end of January, typically because of a lack of personal passion (i.e., setting a goal to conform to societal standards or pressures), practicality or specificity. However, by following the above steps when setting a goal—known as the “SMART” method, developed by the journal Management Review in 1981—you may be more likely to follow through with your resolution. All information taken from “How to Make (and Keep) a New Year’s Resolution),” New York Times

New Year’s resolutions prompt self-reflection, growth

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2023

I rang in New Year’s by sleeping. In fact, I was asleep before midnight, meaning I indeed missed the Times Square Ball Drop, midnight fireworks and celebratory toasts to 2023. While many may find...

Over the years, I’ve collected my fair share of astrology paraphernalia, including a notebook, an informational book about Cancers and a Hello Kitty keychain dressed as a crab.

Generalized astrological assumptions are invalid, fail to encompass a person

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2022

I’m a proud Cancer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve strongly identified with my astrology sign—the crab that reigns over those who are born between June 21 and July 22. In my opinion, I’m...

Parents watch a youth soccer match with enthusiasm.

Parents over-involvement in youth sports detrimental to kids

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor September 23, 2022

“He didn’t even touch him, get up!” a man yells to the referee moments after his 8-year-old son stomped on an opponents’ right ankle. As the injured boy clutches his leg, chatter among the sidelines...

These phone cubbies are where phones are expected to be placed during class. The colors appeal to young children and look like something you’d find in a kindergarten, not a high school.

Pros and Cons surround Staples new phone policy

Matthew Saw '23, Web Arts Editor September 16, 2022

Many students and teachers have strong opinions surrounding the new policy regarding the use of personal cellphones in class. In an email sent to all students on Aug. 26 by Principal Stafford Thomas, students...

Helpful resources to support the Ukraine and Russian conflict include charities, petitions, videos and articles.

We must discuss matters of Ukraine,Russian conflict with students

Alix Glickman ’23, Web Features Editor March 27, 2022

  The topic of the Russia-Ukraine War is one that holds great importance. Not only is it immediately affecting both of these countries to an unfathomable extent, but it also impacts every individual...

Contemporary Issues: Student Perspectives

December 5, 2021

In the whirlwind of COVID, social and personal issues have been deemphasized in the news and in everyday life. As 2021 draws to a close, Staples students share their opinions and experiences with contemporary...

The first of planned Wellness Activity Days occurred on Oct. 20, yet many students chose to depart prior.

Wellness day presented unfair procedures regarding attendance

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer October 29, 2021

Mental health is a very serious issue across the country, and teenagers are feeling the effects in full blast. To combat this, however, Staples recently instituted a ‘Wellness Activity Day’ to take...

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