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Test day techniques

Test day techniques

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015

The ominous cloud that hovers over Staples High School after the sunshine of Winter Break has finally arrived. This stressful environment is contagious, intoxicating almost every student who comes back lacking motivation.   Although midterm week is one of the most essential weeks of the school year, students need to realize that every year this storm comes, and every year it passes...

Tips for turning around your terrible team

Tips for turning around your terrible team

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2014

You sacrificed weeks of your time researching. You read every article from every source and looked at every stat. You came up with the perfect plan, and then executed it to perfection. Running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson of the Baltimore Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings were going to carry...

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Becca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

So what’s better than being a freshman at Staples?  How about being a freshman with a senior sibling. This year, over four hundred new freshmen will begin their high school careers like the other classes before them, nervously pacing the hallways in search of classrooms. Some of these freshmen, however, have a unique adv...

Top five differences between middle school and high school

Top five differences between middle school and high school

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Picture this: Big school, little you. It’s your first day of freshman year and you see senior girls in their blue shirts running around and blowing whistles in your ear. Older boys are standing next to you that are taller than your dad. You hear the bell, watch everyone disperse and are left walking...

Succeed from sundown to sundown

Succeed from sundown to sundown

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

With countless pizza, sushi, and frozen yogurt restaurants scattered all over town, it seems to be Westport’s job to prevent fasting.  So from sundown to sundown, on October 3 to October 4, the Jewish community observing Yom Kippur will be waging a war against cravings. The rules for fasting on...

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