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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 for Verizon Wireless was released today, Jan. 11, at Verizon's special event, which started at 11:00AM PST.  It is essentially an iPhone 4 with compatibility for Verizon's CDMA network. ...

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

December 5, 2010

Image via CrunchBase Taylor Jacobs ’14 and Rachel Labarre ‘14 Staff Writers Ask most Staples high school students and they will tell you that they use Facebook. Facebook has surpassed every social...

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 Web News Editor On March 5, 2010, Interim Progress Reports (IPR) were sent out to all the students of Staples High School.  The usual comments such as “An absolute gem; always...

Students find different ways to record teachers during classes. | Photo by Rachel Guetta 13

Student Suspended for Improper Cell Phone Usage

February 23, 2010

Rachel Guetta Copy Editor & Staff Writer Within the reach of almost every teenager, there is a tool that can cause unintentional harm—school suspensions and, according to Connecticut...

Briyannas (not pictured) family currently resides in Haiti, currently distraught by the aftermath of the earthquake | Photo courtesy of Briyanna Theodore 12

Q & A With Briyana Theodore

February 3, 2010

Devin Skolnick ‘11 Web Features Editor Briyana Theodore ’12 is someone who was directly affected by the earthquake that attacked Haiti. As she is updated about Haiti’s situation through...

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