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Lack of coordination around testing unnecessarily increases student workload

Schoology is where teachers post assignments and assessments, and students often look here for what work they have to get done. Seeing multiple large assignments causes stress and inevitably requires a large amount of time that could ruin a students weekend.

Aidan Rogers '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

A week in the life of a Staples student is much like the month of March; it comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. Checking Schoology on a Saturday night to see three tests and a presentation in the first two days of the week can ruin one's weekend. Then, this chaotic beginning of the week is often...

Students express opinions on the recent school start time change

Merel Kanter’22 uses her free period wisely as she catches up on much needed sleep. This is one of the many reasons why voters pushed for a later starting time.

Shira Zeiberg ‘22 and Tori Wilson ‘22

March 10, 2020

Five new year resolutions for high school students

One New Year's resolution is to maintain a daily planner. This will help you keep track of assignments, club meetings, activities, etc.

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga are often unrealistic. These far-fetched goals exert unnecessary pressure on you to achieve like...

Early school start times hamper education, health

While the recommended start time for middle and high schools is after 8:30 a.m., Staples, among countless other schools across the US, starts classes an hour earlier. This leads to chronic sleep deprivation in students, which can cause a litany of adverse effects, including a weaker immune system and poor academic performance.

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

September 26, 2019

We’ve all been in this situation before: you are taking a test, but no matter how much you try to concentrate, it takes all of your willpower to simply keep your eyes open. Despite knowing the material– you studied a lot yesterday and even went to bed at a reasonable time– you find yourself slump...

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

June 12, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   I have never been much of a morning person. But, when I started high school, I found that I had no choice but to become one. Waking up at the crack of dawn when it is still dark out is definitely one downside of entering Staples. More often than not, I find myself f...

Put down the pencil and go to bed

Put down the pencil and go to bed

October 23, 2017

By Roxy Augeri ’20 It’s fateful Tuesday morning, and you take a look around at your first period classroom. Across the room, a conversation like this is occurring; “Oh my gosh. Guess what happened last night. I got to bed at 9:30. Isn’t that amazing?” “Are you joking? I got five hou...

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

March 22, 2017

By Lauren Stack '17 The only time where a high school student would rejoice at the sound of the phone ringing at 6:00 am is when it is bearing the best two words of news possible: snow day. When it comes down to it though, the time goes by a little too slowly. It can even become boring, especially...

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

February 3, 2017

By: Sasha Narang '18 The way students view physical education is rather simple - some people love it, some people hate it, and I’ve come to the realization that a happy medium doesn’t exist. Regardless of one’s perspective, Staples students are required to take gym freshman, sophomore, and junior...

We need couches

We need couches

October 6, 2016

By: Eliza Goldberg '17 Creative Director I, like most high school students, am plagued with a perpetual feeling of exhaustion every time I step foot into the Staples High School building. Over the years I have been known to attempt different ways to take a coveted nap in school; unfortunately, none...

“Junioritis” prevails: peace of mind increases proficiency

“Junioritis” prevails: peace of mind increases proficiency

Jesse Levinson, Web Opinions Editor

May 5, 2016

I’m currently in the clutches of what is said to be the most stressful and work-heavy year of high school, but it doesn’t really seem that way to me. As a junior, I’m expected to slave over my desk each night and spend every waking moment of my free time preparing for any upcoming tests. No...

Wearing uniforms would be better

Wearing uniforms would be better

Erin Lynch, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

Rarely, if ever, does a morning go smoothly for me. I either try on a million outfits only to realize none of them look good, or I have a cute outfit all planned out and I dribble toothpaste down my shirt and have to completely start over from scratch. To me, picking out outfits seemed like nothing but...

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015

For most students, summer means a chance to relax and take a well-deserved break from school. Other than the incoming seniors who are encouraged to work on college essays and children who are pushed by their parents to brush up on their skills over break, it’s basically two and a half stress-free months. However,...

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