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Eva Glennon ’24 and Jona Bernstein ’25 take a brief break in Italian class as phone alarms went off from the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. 
Photo dramatization by Ella Harrington ’25.

BREAKING NEWS: Nationwide emergency test alarms causes confusion in classrooms

Ella Harrington ’25, Web News Editor October 6, 2023

Throughout the country, every television, radio and cellphone blared out the distinctive warning tone of an emergency alert at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The Federal Emergency Management Coordinators...

I was finally given a phone right before I started high school. It definitely comes in handy when it comes to texting my mom when to pick me up from after school activities or using it to help scan documents to submit for school work. But these are all uses that I didn’t require in middle school. The time my mom had to pick me up from after school activities was always consistent and my schoolwork never required a phone for assistance. Although I complained about not having a phone, now that I can take a step back and look rationally at my middle school experience, I never really needed one. It honestly benefited me more to not have one that it harmed me, if it even harmed me at all.

Why I’m happy I was forced to wait until high school to get a phone

Lily Hultgren ’25, Features Editor February 7, 2023

It’s a groggy Monday morning and as I slump into my chair I look around to see that everyone is hunched over their phones, tapping away to their heart’s content, scrolling through video clip after...

Society has lost the art of meaningful conversations. Staples students spend the majority of their days on their phones and should make a more sincere effort to deepen their friendships.

The lost art of conversation; society must improve

Shira Zeiberg '22, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Do you remember the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone? I mean a real conversation that was held in person and  not over Facetime, Facebook, text, through Snapchat, Instagram or...

Emojis allow for unusually creative expression and communication among friends and family.

Emojis permit atypical expression and communication

Brooke Dembin '22, Assistant Creative Director March 30, 2021

Do you send your mom and friends random fruit emojis throughout the day for fun but to also give them a sense of confusion? No? Just me? This just got awkward... Emojis have a variety of uses that can...

Social media’s impact on our generation

Charlotte Smith ‘21, Social media director December 1, 2020

An example of what a cell phone holder would look like in each class for students.

Cell phone holders provide pragmatic solution to class disruption

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer October 14, 2019

Now that a new school year is well underway, there is talk of new rules being enacted. The majority of teachers now require students to keep their phones in backpacks or else they get sent to the assistant...

One month in and the iPhone X excels, but may not be worth its price

One month in and the iPhone X excels, but may not be worth its price

Elliot Kaufman '19, Web Managing Editor December 21, 2017

iPhone “ex.” iPhone “10.” “Ex.” “10.” Whatever the name, it is a futuristic phone, but the whopping $1,000 price tag still may be too high. Unboxing the phone was thrilling. An all-screen...

Generation Z and the usage of modern technology

Generation Z and the usage of modern technology

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer March 7, 2016

It’s 2016, and this generation is labeled as technology obsessed. Kindergarteners are learning the proper way to type on a keyboard, teenagers are glued to their iPhones in restaurants and toddlers are...

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