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U.S. History students advance to Nationals in annual competition

Chloe Murray , Paper Opinions Editor May 17, 2020

A handful of U.S. History Honors students waited nervously at their computers on May 13 anticipating the results of the National History Day (NHD) state competition. Several groups placed at the regional...

The sophomore research paper, which students spend about a month on in their English classes, does require a lot of research and writing but can be enjoyable and in the end is important in building long-lasting skills for students.

Sophomore research paper combines enjoyable aspects, development of important skills

Lys Goldman ’21 May 24, 2019

You sit at your desk, staring at a blank document on your laptop in front of you. You tap your fingers repeatedly against the keyboard, feeling as if you had unintentionally flipped an off switch in your...

Stella Corenthal ’21 and Sutton Lindau ’21 performing their project in front of the judges and other audience members. Their performance was about Mae Jemison, the first African American to travel to space. Corenthal and Lindau placed second in their category.

Staples students take home the prize at National History Day

Chelsea Strober ’21 May 16, 2019

Walking into Honors United States History class on the first day of sophomore year of high school, one would normally expect that the class would be solely watching the teacher talk about all things history...

Best locations to learn how to drive

Best locations to learn how to drive

May 8, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 One of the things that makes sophomore year so memorable is that many students turn 16 and obtain their permits After doing so, a parent is not only in charge of  taking...

Truth About Hate assembly was powerful tool despite poor execution

Truth About Hate assembly was powerful tool despite poor execution

March 22, 2017

By: Amelia Brown '18 Not many things can incite the level of joy in students that the prospect of missing class can. Snow days, early dismissals, delays and, yes, even assemblies, send a rush of satisfaction...

Staples Dominates Fairfield County National History Day

Staples Dominates Fairfield County National History Day

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager March 27, 2016

On Saturday, March 19, inside a hustling and bustling Edgerton Auditorium at Sacred Heart University, many Staples sophomores competed in National History Day (NHD). According to Tony Andrade, Organizer...

Swim team sophomores make a splash

Swim team sophomores make a splash

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer February 10, 2016

  Although the Staples boys’ swim and dive team season has only just begun, they have already made an impact. With newfound talent from the freshman and sophomores, the swim and dive team has...

The Sophomore Section… Does it even exist?

The Sophomore Section… Does it even exist?

Emma Greenberg, Staff Writer October 29, 2015

Freshman year is when students are thrust into the world of high school, learning how to fend on their own. Junior year is when the college propaganda kicks in. Senior year is when students finally become...

Childhood dreams of driving become a reality

Childhood dreams of driving become a reality

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor May 22, 2015

Most children dream, at one point or another, of driving. Some dream of getting behind the wheel of a big firetruck or racing around a track at 180 mph, while others see themselves roaming the streets...

Sophomores overwhelmed by academic developments

Sophomores overwhelmed by academic developments

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor May 30, 2014

Throughout high school, there’s a kind of stigma around complaints. The seniors reserve the right to refute any complaint, having “been there, done that.” Juniors can brush the comments off due to...

George Menz ’16 is hard at work on his National History Day Project.

Sophomores succeed at National History Day

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer May 2, 2014

For their first year of attending National History Day, Staples High School sophomores have returned home with an abundance of impressive awards and possibly more to come at Nationals. National History...

Staples sophomores sojourn to Singapore

Staples sophomores sojourn to Singapore

Deanna Hartog, Sports Editor March 15, 2014

In November, the Staples High School sophomore class welcomed Singaporean students as part of a new exchange program. During the following weeks, the exchange students from the Hwa Chong Institution shadowed...

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