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The Westport Board of Education returned to in-person meetings, like the one pictured above from two years ago, for the first time since March of 2020 (reused photo from previous Inklings BOE article).
Westport BOE returns to in-person meetings
Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor • June 10, 2021
An overview of the major changes expressed in Superintendent Thomas Scarice’s update, including an update on mask policy.
Westport schools update COVID guidance, masks at recess not required
Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor • June 4, 2021
First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds
First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds
Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director • June 4, 2021
The junior picnic ran from 12:15 to 2:15 at the football field. The picnic included music, food and games like Kan Jam and Spikeball.
Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year
Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor • June 15, 2021
The Yankee Doodle Fair, usually an event that signals the end of school and the start of summer, will instead take place in September.
Yankee Doodle Fair postponed to September due to COVID-19
Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor • June 10, 2021
Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.
Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion
Lilly Weisz ’23 and Maya Hruskar ’23 June 7, 2021
The fireworks this Fourth of July in Westport have pretty much faded out of existence, due to the town’s decision. But it’s absolutely clear now it shouldn’t have.
Fourth of July fireworks should not be canceled
Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor • June 15, 2021
With prescription drug prices increasing by 33% since 2014, there has been an epidemic of medicine rationing that puts the lives of Americans at risk. Connecticut must promptly pass legislation that caps drug-price increase in order to end this deadly issue.
Connecticut legislation must end medicine rationing epidemic
Jake Fitzpatrick ’22 June 15, 2021
Tennis Player Naomi Osaka receives support from fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open due to Mental health, inspires many
Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer • June 15, 2021
Paige Toglia ’22 admires the work of her classmates after saying that much of her inspiration comes from conversations with them.
AP Studio Art students channel creativity, individuality for College Board exam
Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director • June 15, 2021
About seven years ago, my grandfather and I made a S’mores layer cake together, so, after not seeing him for nearly 500 days, I wanted to surprise him by baking him that same cake for Father’s Day.
S'mores layer cake honours early Father's Day gift
Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer • June 11, 2021
Reusing pasta sauce, peanut butter and salsa jars is a great way to reduce waste. They are perfect for storing pantry items, craft supplies or just being used as a drinking cup.
Four daily habits increase sustainability
Ella Shi ’23, Paper Features Editor • June 11, 2021
Fall sports preseason begins in August with the first games beginning in the latter part of September or beginning of October.
Fall sports captains develop summer training schedules
Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer • June 10, 2021
Linnea Jagenberg ’21, Lizzie Kuendorf ’22 and Leni Lemcke ’22 all scored birdies in their victory against St. Joe’s while Keeva Boyle ’23 scored an eagle. The girls received flamingo and parrot prizes in recognition of their accomplishments. (Pictured left to right) Linnea Jagenberg ’21, Lizzie Kuendorf ’22, Leni Lemcke ’22, Keeva Boyle ’23 Merin McCallum ’21, Kathleen Coffee ’24
Girls’ golf secures spot in FCIACs with close victory against St. Joe’s
Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor • June 8, 2021
Staples girls’ track placed and scored in several events at FCIACs on May 24. This is their first time placing in six years. They hope to further qualify in States and States Open in the upcoming weeks.
Girls’ track secures spot in States after placing in FCIACs
Alexandra Glickman ’23, Web Features Editor • June 2, 2021
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to find a relaxing and fun activity; introducing altered books.
Creative art project perfect for the summer
Charlotte Gurley ’23, Staff Writer • June 16, 2021
Paige Toglia ’22 admires the work of her classmates after saying that much of her inspiration comes from conversations with them.
AP Studio Art students channel creativity, individuality for College Board exam
Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director • June 15, 2021
Hook’d on the Sound opened over Memorial Day Weekend at Compo Beach. They serve a myriad of different food choices — smoothies, sandwiches, soft serve ice cream, and many more.
Hook’d on the Sound Opens at Compo Beach
Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director and Katie Simons ’22, Editor in Chief June 11, 2021
With prescription drug prices increasing by 33% since 2014, there has been an epidemic of medicine rationing that puts the lives of Americans at risk. Connecticut must promptly pass legislation that caps drug-price increase in order to end this deadly issue.
Connecticut legislation must end medicine rationing epidemic
Jake Fitzpatrick ’22 June 15, 2021
Tennis Player Naomi Osaka receives support from fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open due to Mental health, inspires many
Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer • June 15, 2021
This easily prepared Santorini Grilled Cheese will make anyone
Greek style grilled cheese delights any meal
Nick Lolis '24, Staff Writer • June 15, 2021
The junior picnic ran from 12:15 to 2:15 at the football field. The picnic included music, food and games like Kan Jam and Spikeball.
Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year
Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor • June 15, 2021

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