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Students and teachers reflect on summer assignments

Students and teachers reflect on summer assignments

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014

When most people think of summer, traveling with family, spending days at the beach with friends, and having extra time to relax is what comes to mind. However, Staples students also have the stress of summer assignments lingering in their minds. “I had three summer assignments [for] AP Physics, AP Government and AP Calculus... all of ...

Summer’s big finale

Summer’s big finale

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

August 30, 2014

Ah, Labor Day. The telltale sign that the summer days are dwindling, and fall is finally starting to appear on the horizon. Labor day is not only a reminder to put the white clothing away, but it is also a time to have one last chance at the feeling of summer. With school starting five days before Labor Day weekend, Labor Day is not just an average summer da...

Reunited with school and it feels so good: Happily ditching summer to be back in action with my school routine

Reunited with school and it feels so good: Happily ditching summer to be back in action with my school routine

Jane Levy, Features Editor

August 25, 2014

Here you are, dozing off in the cafeteria, caffeine surging through your bloodstream, dreading the bell, a cue for tests to be taken and papers to be written. But here I am, couldn’t be happier to see all your exhausted faces from the moment I danced out of bed as “Boom Clap” blared from my...

Students use unique skills in the world of internships

Students use unique skills in the world of internships

Ale Benjamin, Managing Editor

August 25, 2014

From nearby New York City to far away London, students have spanned the globe seeking their passions through internships. With college fast approaching, the summer before senior year is a popular time for students to start an unpaid internship in order to gain valuable job experience, practice their ...

Fall into the school year with new fashion

Fall into the school year with new fashion

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

August 25, 2014

Hang up your high-waisted shorts and crop tops, your bikinis and flip flops. We’re headed back to school, which means dressing back-to-school appropriately. All things must come to an end, and that’s true for your summer, and your tan midriff. Each year, Staples students debate what they will...

Take a look back on summer trends

Take a look back on summer trends

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

August 25, 2014

I-g-g-y and Ariana Billboard’s top two songs of the summer both have one thing in common: the breakout Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea. At the top of the list sits her breakout song, “Fancy.” Even though this song came out during the school year, it continued to stay prominent throughout the w...

PE class runs into summer

PE class runs into summer

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2014

Ah, summer–– a time for relaxing, sun-bathing, pool-hopping, and… taking a physical education class at school? Staples offers a PE Fitness and Sports class during two different sessions throughout the summer. This class benefits students who need to make up a PE class, or who desire to take a P...

Staples students’ stages of finals

Staples students' stages of finals

Caroline O'Kane and Julia Greenspan

June 10, 2014

Stage 1: Denial June 1st: Ok. Finals are in 12 days. I don't have to start studying yet, right? Maybe I’ll start this weekend. June 7th: Sunny and 81 degrees. Studying postponed to Sunday. June 8th: We still have a week until finals actually start; I might as well look at a few prom pictur...

The laws of fashion lifted

The laws of fashion lifted

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

June 6, 2014

The laws of fashion, style, and society clearly states that no person shall dress in white jeans until Memorial Day weekend has passed. Such a rule has been in place for quite some time now, as only the most outlandish and criminal of persons dares to stray outside its boundaries and wear white jeans prematur...

Summer brings meaty, mouth-watering, barbecue tradition

Summer brings meaty, mouth-watering, barbecue tradition

Taylor Harrington, Breaking News Managing Editor

May 30, 2014

As the air grows warmer and stickier, the nostalgic pleasure of ripping sweet meat off a rib with fingertips buttered in rich sauce is beginning to tease the taste buds of Staples students. Although some students are more willing to grill than others, most students agree that there is nothing better...

Textbooks trump tan lines

Textbooks trump tan lines

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Summer is quickly rounding the bend, so students are substituting Charles Dickens for a John Green beach read, boots for bare feet that sink into the sand, and Smartboards for foreign city scapes. However, not all students are parting with books and backpacks in favor of summertime adventures. Students...

Students delight in the sweeter things

Students delight in the sweeter things

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor

May 30, 2014

With baking sun, frying heat, and a crisp sizzle every time you so much as brush against the sidewalk, summer months in Connecticut can be slightly overwhelming. State residents resort to all avenues to escape the hot – be it pools, beaches, lakes, and the occasional venture out of state in an attempt...

Cool trends that beat the summer heat

Cool trends that beat the summer heat

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

May 30, 2014

This summer is adventure. Some seniors are participating in internships abroad, sophomores and juniors get to put their new licenses to practice, and freshmen will relish in their first summer of high school. “I'm really excited to hang out with friends and take a break from the busy school year,”...

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