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Participating in physical activity can help relieve stress and improve their overall performance in the classroom.

Staples students should have the option for additional exercise throughout the school day

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 4, 2024

When I was in elementary school, recess was always my favorite part of the day. It was the time when all of my friends and I could get a break from the classroom and play soccer as if we were playing in...

Students must still complete work, even when they’re supposed to be experiencing a break from school.

Students deserve a stress-free break

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor December 18, 2023

Before I reached high school, I was always excited for a break from school. That meant no homework, no tests and no stress. I would be able to just relax and enjoy my time off with friends and family,...

Many senior girls feel immense stress and anxiety regarding homecoming dress shopping. The process is time-consuming and is seen as more difficult for homecoming than it is for other dances.

Homecoming dress shopping provokes stress, varying responses

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor October 24, 2023

As almost every upperclassman girl can testify to, dress shopping for the several school dances Staples boasts is not for the weak. Whether it's online or in-store, many spend countless hours scouring...

Students are faced with several final exams to study for simultaneously as the year comes to a close and final exams week begins.

Wilton High School’s elimination of final exams means Staples should follow suit

Zoe Alpert ‘25, Broadcast Director June 2, 2023

Gathering every test, homework assignment and note sheet from the past 10 months to prepare for finals is a stress like no other. The end of the year brings an overwhelming sense of dread as students manage...

Students juggle standardized test prep, sports, school work and their social life during their junior year, a year associated with negative stigma for many.

An ode to junior year

Ruby Kantor ‘24, Paper Managing Editor May 30, 2023

My family friend told me that I wouldn’t make it out alive. My older cousin warned me of constant battle cries. My neighbor advised me to take cover and hide at any given moment. My dog walker told me...

Academic pressure is extremely prevalent at Staples, harming students self-worth and confidence. Academic stress can derive from a desire for perfection, parental pressure, sports commitments or a heavy class load. All of these factors can be due to taking classes that are too hard.

Pressure to take hard classes is harmful: make balancing academic achievement, student well-being priority

Liora Perkins ’25, Web Opinions Editor May 1, 2023

At Staples, it’s pretty well known that we place a significant amount of value on academic achievement. For me, the pressure to excel in school has only become increasingly prevalent as I began high...

The math department, along with many other teachers and students, object to the stress caused by PowerSchool.

Math department challenges PowerSchool obsession

Madison Mayr ’24, Paper Sports Editor February 17, 2023

As the bell rings at 8 a.m., a student opens their computer, typing quickly in the search bar. The tab they've searched stays open throughout the day, surviving the purging of others. It finds a home on...

Goldfish! What motivational phrases help students when stressed?

Abby Nevin '23, Web News Editor February 2, 2023

Tristan Gonzalez ’24  packs notebooks in his suitcase so he can study for the midterms even whilst on vacation.

Midterms’ quick commencement after break multiplies stress on students, disrupts their vacations

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Web Sports Editor January 3, 2023

After trudging through four months of school, enduring a stress-inducing and exam-filled week, you finally have a break. As the end of school bell rings, you let out a huge sigh of relief, for now you...

Early decision results release in mid-December. Seniors that get accepted to their top choice college are bound to attend that school.

Seniors reflect on college early decision results period

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager December 13, 2022

Mid-December can be a bittersweet time for seniors. It’s a period of anticipation leading to either excitement or disappointment. Mid-December is early decision results season, aka when seniors receive...

E1 and E2, which are midterms and finals respectively, will account for 20% of a students final grade.

Midterms returns to normal, first time in 3 years

Matthew Stahshower ‘25, Paper Sports Editor December 13, 2022

The last time Staples had a normal midterm week was in January 2020, before the pandemic drastically changed the routine of high schoolers across the world. Since then, midterm exams have been either canceled...

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