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The phone policy fails to work and fulfill its initial goals for the 2022-2023 school year. Teachers ignore the phone pocket and students refuse to use it, resulting in insufficient policy.

Phone policy fails, administration must consider other options

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor May 1, 2023

Every so often, our school tries out new rules and regulations to see how they work and if they are a success. While some of these new rules have worked in the past, others have failed, like the dividers...

The app forest available for download on iOS, iPadOS and Android helps build motivation and gives back to the environment.

Forest app maximizes productivity, gives back to the environment

Talia Varsano ’24 and Paige Miller ’24 October 17, 2022

You’re sitting at your desk on a Tuesday night with an abundance of homework ahead of you. As you’re about to pull out your algebra homework, a notification from Tik Tok lights up your phone.  Why...

As of the 2022-2023 school year, students will store their phones in holders for each class period.

Administration introduces, enforces new personal device policy

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced on Aug. 25 the enforcement of a new cell phone policy for all Staples classrooms. This policy requires all students to submit their personal devices—such as AirPods,...

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...

Students struggle to read for fun

Students struggle to read for fun

Alice Hickson, Web A&E Editor October 6, 2014

Back in the days of elementary school, when the only thing to worry about was who to sit with at lunch or what to do during choice, reading was a nightly routine. Parents would tuck their child in with...

iPhone apps artificially enhance appearance of photos

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer August 25, 2014

A flat stomach, two-inch thigh gap, healthy bust, toned butt, perfect skin, flawless hair, and a scenic background is all any girl needs for her perfect profile picture. While these strict requirements...

Students react to Snapchat leak

Students react to Snapchat leak

Greta Bjornson, News Editor January 16, 2014

It isn’t uncommon to walk around the halls of Staples and see students making goofy faces into the cameras of their phones. Chances are, they’re sending a photo to a friend on the popular app Snapchat,...

Verizon iPhone Released

January 10, 2011
The iPhone 4 for Verizon was released on Jan. 11.

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

December 5, 2010
Facebook events can be serious or hilarious, but certain events such as "Pet a Freshman Day" do not go over so well. Find out more, here!

October 14, 2010 | Student Chefs Walk the Halls

October 14, 2010

Photo by Ben Reiser '13 11:45 a.m. Sara Zimmerman '13 walks to the cafeteria from her Culinary Arts 1 class, cell phone in one hand, baklava in the other. Students taking Culinary Arts must learn to...

Restricted Call – Teachers Address Cell Phone Use In Class

October 1, 2010

Alix Neenan ’12 Features Editor When students walk into Catalina DeLuca’s Spanish class, they don’t text, they don’t check their email or Facebook, and they don’t play Brick Breaker....

New Comment Added to Third Quarter Interim Progress Reports

March 15, 2010
Carlie Schwaeber '12 explores the new comment that was added to the third quarter Interim Progress Reports.
Students find different ways to record teachers during classes. | Photo by Rachel Guetta 13

Student Suspended for Improper Cell Phone Usage

February 23, 2010
Recently, a Staples student was suspended after being caught recording a teacher in the middle of a student-teacher conference.
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