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Students take advantage of Westport’s educational environments

Students take advantage of Westport’s educational environments

Molly Gold ’21 and Chelsea Strober ’21

January 16, 2020

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Papers pile up on the desk crammed in the corner of your bedroom as your mom yells from the kitchen to come empty the dishwasher. Your printer beeps and an ‘out of paper’ error message appears, preventing the 25-page ‘Midterm Review Guide’ PDF file from printing.  Midterm tests are undoubtedly stressful, ...

Removing midterm make-up day hurts students

Removing midterm make-up day hurts students

Eli Corenthal ’19

December 18, 2018

Midterm season is quickly approaching and there are many new changes unfamiliar to Staples students. The most significant one, perhaps, is the lack of a make-up day built into the midterm schedule. Instead, there are review days––four periods spanning two hours each before exams––but no day to...

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Lucy Arrow '21

December 3, 2018

When the second lunch bell rings, I finish my lunch and walk to the library to finish homework. I sit down at an empty table, unpack my materials and work on my assignments. About 30 seconds in, I hear the beginning notes of “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi and dread what will soon be the worst...

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

October 5, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 The results of a study conducted by Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire between 2010 and 2017 were published on Oct. 1, 2018, and revealed evidence linking violent video games to physical aggression in teens who frequently play them. According to USA Today, 24 stud...

Students differ on perspectives toward AP exams

Students differ on perspectives toward AP exams

May 19, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 Although May brings warm temperatures and spring fever, it’s also the dreaded month of exams for students who take advanced placement (AP) classes at Staples. While some students are buried in review books at the library until closing hours, others have decided to sit back and re...

Undetected literacy lounge proves to be hidden gem

Undetected literacy lounge proves to be hidden gem

February 8, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 An Edgar Allan Poe action figure mounts the bulletin board. Green and purple chairs scatter the floor. Posters of historical and literary legends line the walls. Inviting floor lamps and a variety of Trader Joes snacks beckon newcomers. Nestled in between the social studies department...

Midterm exam break proven to be myth

Midterm exam break proven to be myth

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

December 23, 2015

Although in the past two years midterm exams have been followed by a five-day break from school, this year’s exams do not follow this same pattern. The week begins with a regular school day on Monday, Jan. 11. Three days of exams follow from Jan. 12-14. Then, a staff development day takes place ...

Resilience project provides reprieve for students

Resilience project provides reprieve for students

Cooper Boardman, Opinions Editor

December 5, 2014

The Resilience Project, run by the guidance department in an effort to help students cope with stress, is back for its third year in the Staples community. The project was first introduced two years ago by guidance counselors Deborah Slocum, Victoria Capozzi and Leslie Hammer.  They began by emailing...

Gaining Independence – Students Create Independent Studies

Gaining Independence – Students Create Independent Studies

October 1, 2010

Justine Abelow ’11 created her own class. She teaches herself the material. She is taking an independent study. Abelow took Introduction to Psychology as a junior, but wanted to further her knowledge and challenge herself by taking the AP course not offered by Staples. She is doing this by pursuing...

Staples, So Not Land of the Free

Staples, So Not Land of the Free

October 1, 2010

Farrel  Levenson '11 Features Editor Freshman year, it was period two and then period three. Sophomore and junior year, it was period seven. Each year, it was an opportunity for a food run, a study sesh, or even a quick nap. And I got used to it. Thanks to these free periods, I have, in my three ye...

5 Steps to Painless Finals

5 Steps to Painless Finals

June 9, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Staff Writer With finals creeping up in less than a week, Staples students are beginning to hibernate into the corners of their rooms, the quiet rooms at the Westport Public Library, or the nooks of Barnes and Noble, all for three reasons: study, study, study. As a junior, I've completed over ten finals in my a...

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