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Students ponder the purpose of PPSATs

Graphic by Sally Park '15

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

As sophomores are thinking about signing up for the upcoming PPSAT or PSAT simulation on March 7, all that comes to mind is how overwhelmingly early it is to be thinking about taking a test for college in your sophomore year. The purpose of the PPSAT, as described by Westport Continuing Education,...

Students talk midterms

Students talk midterms

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

January 11, 2015

As midterms come near on Jan. 12th, Staples students are rushing to finish all of their projects and review material from the entire semester. The majority of students have a mixture of tests and alternate assignments to prepare for. Emily Snow’s ’15 midterms this year consist of all tests, except ...

Who are you?

Who are you?

Emily Olrik and Sarah Sommers, Staff Writer and A&E Editor

December 9, 2014

Ben Rogers ’15 hunched over his laptop, watching intently as the blue “loading” symbol made slow rotations in the corner of the dimly lit screen. He pressed refresh on the clunky black keyboard a few times and glanced across the crowded room at his classmates whispering and gigglin...

Multi-test mania makes students mad

Multi-test mania makes students mad

Quinn Hughes, News Editor

December 7, 2014

Here at Staples High School, we students are given a fantastic education, that challenges us to work hard to be the best students that we can be. However, sometimes, I feel the challenge becomes more of a sick game or mental torture. Fully preparing for an AP Government test is challenging, but when you have...

All-Star Driving races past DMV to claim student drivers’ favor

All-Star Driving races past DMV to claim student drivers’ favor

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Ediotrs

October 10, 2014

The moment that a child first starts to feel like an adult is a glorious milestone. Many students agree that the first time they stepped behind the wheel with no one in the passenger’s seat immediately made them feel a sense of independence. After patiently sitting through 30 hours of classroom...

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Renee Weisz and Alice Hickson

September 30, 2014

When words fail, sometimes there is no better way to accurately express your feelings than through emojis.   If an occasion is especially exciting, throw in a smiley face or one of the giant, red emoji exclamation points. But how do you text your friend, “Let’s go to the diner for breakfast!”...

I choose freedom with a side of AP

I choose freedom with a side of AP

Olivia Kalb, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

To test or not to test? That is the question. AP tests are awful. Just really, truly awful. Spending several hours in a dreary room, writing essays, answering multiple choice after multiple choice question, or racking the brain for the appropriate way to solve an equation should be banned, in my humbl...

Getting Credit

Getting Credit

Andrea Frost, Features Editor

May 21, 2013

So many students take AP classes, and many of them take the AP test so they may receive credit at college, allowing students to either not take the class at college or be able to place in a higher class freshmen year. Because different schools have different policies regarding AP credit, it is sometimes ha...

Taking Tests In The Age of The Internet: Cheating Becomes More Prevalent

Photo by Madeline Hardy '11

May 18, 2010

Rachel Guetta '13 and Constance Chien '10 Opinions Editor and Staff Writer   All it took were a few keywords on Google, a click, and a download. The AP Environmental final was suddenly within the grasp of a student about to take the same final. It seemed that what ha...

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