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Seniors turn the radio dial through time

Seniors turn the radio dial through time

Michael Mathis, Web Opinions Editor

June 20, 2014

When a majority of the class of 2014 emerged from the womb in 1996, the Macarena was dominating the airwaves as the Billboard Charts #1 performing single. The song inspired a new wave of bar-mitzvah dances and awkward sways. When one looks up the words “Macarena Wedding” on YouTube, there are...

Program preps students pursuing art

Program preps students pursuing art

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2014

They spent long weeks, long hours, long nights working on projects. They cleaned clay that was caked under their fingernails, stained their pants with paint, used up all the space on their hard drive. But the hard work and devotion of some Staples art students and the art department has clearly...

Teachers sing praise for students

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

June 20, 2014

On June 20, 2014, in matching cap and gown, Staples’ seniors will march solemnly to “Pomp and Circumstance,” shake hands with Principal Dodig, smile a wistful smile, and graduate from high school. Behind them stand their teachers, some of whom have known the graduates since their fr...

Seniors refuse to “Let It Go”

Seniors refuse to “Let It Go”

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2014

Children once ventured to Blockbuster, now a lost monument of American culture, to enjoy their favorite films: “Beauty and the Beast,” “Finding Nemo” and “Shrek.” But then America made great technological achievements, and a trip to Blockbuster was replaced by signing into Netflix. While...

The last time

The last time

Kelsey Shockey, Staff Writer

May 16, 2014

As a senior, I feel like this year has gone by way too quickly and has basically slipped through my fingers. For the class of 2014, we have climbed so many mountains and at the same time, have had a tremendous amount of fun. We have come so far and I know that we will all be extremely successful in our lives...

A sentimental senior season

A sentimental senior season

Kelsey Shockey, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

The end of a high school athlete’s career is akin to opening a final present on your eighteenth birthday. There is a bittersweet feeling that something is over, at least for now. It seems as though many underclassmen athletes can’t wait for the day when they become seniors, so they can try to m...

Seniors say goodbye to Y-Drives

Seniors say goodbye to Y-Drives

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

April 28, 2014

Many years ago, the polished stainless steel of refrigerators was a rare sight; numerous quizzes and art projects hid any shiny surface. Now, instead of refrigerators, students’ Y-Drives hold their memories and accomplishments, with years and years of essays, projects and pictures. There is the pr...

Staples seniors honored with Key Award nominations

Staples seniors honored with Key Award nominations

Ellie Gavin, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014

Monday, April 21st,  three Staples seniors, salutatorian Melissa Beretta, Parker Stakoff, and Player's president Will Haskell, were honored with nominations for the Key Award. The award, according to Mr. Dodig, is given every year to a senior who “has been dedicated to bettering Staples,” in and out of the class...

Picture Perfect Prom

Friends greeted one another with open arms.

Elizabeth Camche, Business Manager

June 12, 2013

On June 8, seniors and their dates attended their prom at the Loading Dock in Stamford, Conn. The much anticipated night was filled with dancing, eating and mingling, and everyone was dressed in tuxedos and dresses. Whether they were on the dance floor, playing foosball or sitting and talking to friends, ...

May 17, 2011 | Seniors Wrap it Up

May 17, 2011 | Seniors Wrap it Up

May 17, 2011

7:15 a.m. An extra spring in their step, students walk across the bubble-wrapped floor in the library "pranked" by unknown seniors. ...

May 16, 2011 | Senior Skip Day

May 16, 2011 | Senior Skip Day

May 16, 2011

11:30 a.m. Today is the last Senior Skip Day of the 2010-11 school year, as seen by the empty tables in the senior section of the cafeteria. Seniors will return tomorrow for their last day of high school before most leave to start their internships. The senior internship program was originally ...

May 11, 2011 | Oh the Places They'll Go

May 11, 2011 | Oh the Places They'll Go

May 11, 2011

8:54 a.m. As the Seniors leave for internships next week, the space on the college board fills up....

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