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ADHD impacts students differently

ADHD impacts students differently

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

 You sit through an hour-long lecture about soil PH or something. You are unable to focus on the incomprehensible babble of your teacher, who seems to always talk in an annoyingly monotonous tone. Head...

The Course/Schedule Change Request Form is available to all students on the Staples website under the “Students” menu in the student counseling section. Guidance counselor Deborah Slocum helps students make changes in schedules before the deadline of Oct. 13. Slocum is available for meetings with students through appointment.

Students, staff contemplate the Oct. 13 course drop deadline

Liora Perkins '25, Rylie Cordella '25, Web Arts Editor, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Thursday, Oct. 13 is the deadline to drop a full year or first semester course without a record on a transcript. After the deadline, students who drop a course will have a permanent record of the change...

Jack Marshall ’24 diligently works on his assignments outside of the school’s auditorium.

Different strategies prove effective for completing school work, managing schedules

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor October 4, 2022

At 2:45 p.m, Staples students can be seen exhaling a long breath. Finally, the school day is over! But then, suddenly, they remember all the after-school activities, jobs, the homework and studying that...

Greenwich High School began winter break two days early due to a dramatic increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

Greenwich High begins winter recess early citing rise in COVID-19 cases

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Superintendent Toni Jones of Greenwich Public Schools announced on Dec. 21 that Greenwich High School would begin December break early due to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases within the school district....

High-achieving students discuss toxic environment, importance of mindset when managing stress

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director October 31, 2021

Staples is notorious for producing successful, academically-oriented students; however, the competitive environment can take a toll on the student body, including high-achieving students. Two upperclassmen...

Staples students enrolled in the same level classes have a wide variation in the amount of homework they receive depending on their teacher. This is harmful to student health and school culture.

Variations in workload vex Staples students

Lilly Weisz '23, Creative Director October 29, 2021

Nightmares about pop quizzes on class readings from the night before plague some Staples students, forcing them on a rollercoaster of constant stress and relief with every day of school. Others simply...

Seniors praise impactful courses

Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director October 28, 2021

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

With Westport now classified as an orange town, capacity will revert back to Phase 2.1 regulations as opposed to Phase 3.

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Natalie Bandura '22, Editor In-Chief May 27, 2021

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

The 2020-2021 current schedule consists of four 80-minute periods per day, as opposed to the pre-pandemic schedule, which will include six 50-minute classes per day.

Returning to pre-pandemic schedule creates better school environment

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 26, 2021

Staples High School introduced a completely new weekly and daily schedule for the COVID-19 2020-2021 school year, which has resulted in mixed reactions. This schedule consists of four, 80-minute classes...

Prior to April 27, Connecticut residents scheduled vaccine appointments through the statewide COVID portal or a specific provider website, which would be confirmed before receiving their dose. Governor Ned Lamont’s implementation of walk-in clinics is meant to combat the traffic seen below and ease the process of getting vaccinated.

Vaccine providers offer walk-in clinics to Connecticut residents

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing Editor May 6, 2021

Over 50 vaccine centers in Connecticut will no longer require appointments starting on April 27, as stated in a press release by Governor Ned Lamont one day before implementation.  The announcement...

What the distance learning setup looks like.

Staples’ transition back to normal is better than staying in our bubble

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

During the seventh period of the day on March 11, 2020, Principal Thomas announced that school was being shut down for two weeks until the Coronavirus had passed through the area and there was no risk...

High schools need to mandate useful courses

Sydney Chinitz ’23, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

High school is supposed to be a time for students to explore their interests and gain knowledge for their futures; however, this goal isn’t always achieved. Schools today don’t properly teach their...

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