Inklings News

Phase 3 of reopenings launched as COVID-19 rates increase among youth
Connecticut COVID-19 cases rise in wake of phase three reopening

October 22, 2020

Connecticut reported a 2.4% COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday Oct. 12, the highest single-day rate since June.  The number of...

Scarice recommends against full reopening of Westport schools

October 22, 2020

During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice announced that he would not be...

Westport robbery investigation persists with urgency

October 22, 2020

Police have limited leads on the suspect of the four People’s United Bank robberies at Stop and Shops around Fairfield County that...

COVID-19 case prompts quarantines at Long Lots Elementary School

October 2, 2020

Long Lots Elementary School (LLS) was revealed to have a positive COVID-19 case late on Sept. 28. The person, whose identity cannot...

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Seasonal changes create divide in how students hang out
Buttons of teachers’ faces aim to foster stronger sense of school community

October 16, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic when nearly everybody has a face covering, it can be easy for communities to feel detached. In...

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

October 13, 2020

It can always be a challenge to ensure students uphold the honor code as they take tests. This year, as half of the student...

Virtual back to school night provides convenience, cannot recreate in-person experience

October 13, 2020

Picture this: adults frantically running through school hallways, lost in the labyrinth-like maze of Staples. Their next ...

WWPT continues coverage during Coronavirus pandemic

October 13, 2020

On March 11, students excitedly made the journey home as the bomb that is the Coronavirus pandemic dropped. In the beginning,...

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Trump motivates base while Biden fails to lure undecided voters in first debate
Presenting pronouns in classroom creates more comfortable environment

October 19, 2020

The first day of school is taxing, no matter who you are. The personal demand to have an excellent first impression on each person...

New learning style due to hybrid model prepares seniors for college

October 14, 2020

My social media pages are constantly filled with self-deprecating humor from the senior class about all the traditions we have...

Physical, vocal displaying of teachers’, administrators’ opinions prove impermissible, distract from learning

October 10, 2020

In an era with political and social movements taking place one after another, opinions flourish in a school like Staples. Activists...

Staples needs strong response to COVID-19 cases already present in schools

October 9, 2020

Although it seems like doors just opened yesterday, several schools across the county have already reported cases of COVID-19...

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‘Hubie Halloween’ review: A Halloween disappointment
“The Boys in the Band” adaptation delivers mixed performances

October 23, 2020

“The Boys in the Band” is a hugely varied movie. It pinballs between peaks of raucous joy and caverns of insufferable tragedy,...

‘Enola Holmes’ empowers girls of all ages

October 16, 2020

“Enola Holmes,” released Sept. 23 to the streaming platform Netflix, incorporates underlying stories of independence and love,...

New Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’ leaves viewers unimaginably bored

October 16, 2020

A new month means new shows--some good, some bad and some awful. Sadly, “Emily in Paris” hit that “awful” category.  Netflix...

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway...

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Staples boys’ soccer routs Ridgefield
Freshmen adapt to varsity sports teams this fall season

October 20, 2020

Varsity athletes are dedicated and talented, and playing on a varsity sport team is the goal of many high school athletes. However,...

Staples wins in a shutout vs Wilton

October 14, 2020

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Wilton 7-0 in their home matchup on Oct. 9. In the second half of the game, Staples...

Many Staples athletes choose club sports, prompting COVID-19 concerns

October 14, 2020

With COVID-19 concerns still looming over the current fall sports season and teams adapting to fit the CIAC’s criteria, many...

Football players demonstrate disgust towards CIAC

October 13, 2020

In early September, it was announced by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) that it is unsafe for the fall...

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