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Many students often feel forced to pick between one extracurricular and another rather than doing both. (Graphic by Maddie Bell ’23)

Extracurriculars are consuming the lives of teenagers

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer June 15, 2023

During a time of new and exciting transition every freshman should feel ignited, ready to embrace the adventure of high school that awaits. I, unfortunately, did not have this experience. I was forced...

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...

Staples Sailing proves to be hidden gem

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 31, 2022

This year, Muslims are fasting through the month of April until May 13. While congregating in mosques for prayer remains unsafe due to Covid-19, Muslims are keeping the community spirit alive this Ramadan by delivering contactless iftars (the traditional dinner to break fast) to houses of friends and family.

Yes, not even water: a Muslim student reflects on Ramadan

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor April 27, 2021

I blearily stumble out of bed and fumble around for my phone to silence the aggravatingly ear-piercing alarm emitting from it. It reads 4:00 am. Heading into the kitchen, I carefully pour a glass of water...

Valedictorian Lucia Wang (Right) and Salutatorian Rebecca Schussheim (left) reflect on their experiences at Staples High School and remark on some of their favorite experiences.

Meet the Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator June 1, 2020

Staples High School has named its Valedictorian, Lucia Wang ’23, and its Salutatorian, Rebecca Schusseim ’23, both who earned the first and second highest GPA in the school. Get to know the valedictorian...

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