The Top 5 Things Every Student Needs  

School – whether it's elementary school, high school or college – is a time of growing and learning, not only academically, but personally too. There are things that you naturally worry about when you are in school, like getting good grades, making the basketball team or hitting the right notes in choir. That’s why it’s important to make sure that students are well equipped with everything they need to be the best that they can be when heading back to class.


Here are the top five things every student needs to thrive:


  1. A reliable laptop

While this generally only applies to college as necessity, students of all ages need a reliable computer. The world of information is limitless through the internet and having a fast and reliable laptop will help any student reach their full potential. Most laptops have all the basic features needed for research, writing and design, but some laptops go beyond that and have specialized features and programs. It is important to do your research and find one that best suits your needs. If you know you will have to carry your computer around for most of the day, it's best to choose a light-weight model like the Surface Pro 4, which transforms from tablet to laptop and is made specifically with students in mid. The Surface Book specializes in graphic design and comes with many features that the artistic student will find useful.


  1. A great organizer or planner

Staying on top of school and all school-related activities can be a headache. Every student needs a comprehensive organizer to keep track of important dates, appointments and reminders to help you in remembering to get that permission slip for the class trip signed!


  1. A backpack to keep everything secure and show off your personal style

You can have all the necessities for day to day, but you can't get anywhere without a reliable bag to carry everything in! Of course there are many choices when it comes to your school bag, but choosing a backpack is the best option, in order to keep your back and posture healthy.  Staples has something for everyone, so pick something that suits your style.


  1. A trendy binder and notebooks

No matter what age you are, school is synonymous with notebooks, binders and other school supplies. Although an obvious necessity, it's a good idea to think about what you need ahead of time and be well stocked. Don't get stuck with no paper when you have a deadline and need to print your project. These are definitely must-haves for every grade!


  1. A USB key to store and transfer assignments

Every student should have a USB to save their assignments and store documents they want to access when away from their computer. The PNY Micro Sleek USB can be linked on to your keychain, so you'll never forget it! Keeping your USB on hand also makes it easy to print and share documents for group projects.






By Michelle Janzso

July 11, 2016

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