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COVID-19 introduces changes to the guidance department

Among other adjustments being made, the guidance department is now active on Twitter, posting updates regularly on their feed to keep students informed.
November 8, 2020

Like many things in and outside of Staples, the guidance department looks different this fall due to COVID-19. The counselors have made accommodations to help students in a safe and organized fashion.  This...

Riveting documentary, “The Social Dilemma” challenges perceptions of social media

As “The Social Dilemma” explains, social media apps such as these are run by human-made algorithms programmed to interpret user data and create a specific feed for each consumer.
September 26, 2020

As teenagers, we are often reminded of the trite adage that technology is taking over our lives. Complaints of academic stress, frustration over extracurriculars or even a measly headache will trigger...

Social media connects students in quarantine

These six apps -- Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Messages, and Facetime -- are some of the apps students use to communicate during quarantine.
May 16, 2020

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Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.
May 3, 2020

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part...

Instagram, please remove likes

 Instagram announced the removal of likes in November 2019. The change is expected to take place later this year.
January 15, 2020

As I scroll through Instagram, posts from friends, celebrities, meme accounts and puppies pass across my screen. Often, before even looking at the actual photo, my eyes instinctively go directly to the...

TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

Luca Lombardo ’22, as well as many other Staples students, are avid users of TikTok and use the app for up to hours at a time. The app has become well-known as a huge source of procrastination for students.
November 21, 2019

The trending social media app TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, will be under investigation on an undecided date by the U.S government due to allegations of spying on U.S. citizens. The Committee...

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

The Staples Superfans group encourages Wreckers to attend as many sports games as they can whether they be at their home field or at another school.
October 14, 2019

Every day, my notifications are flooded with posts from the Staples Superfans 2019-20 Facebook group. Students promote their sports games, promising to defeat the opposition. They encourage students to...

Company faces backlash after releasing school-shooting-themed hoodies

Many students and staff members have been killed in school shootings. Graphic by Siri Kanter ’20.
October 1, 2019

The New York fashion company BStroy launched a collection of sweatshirts on Sept. 15 with bullet holes through them and the names of schools and universities where mass shootings have occurred. The mens’...

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