Inklings News

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you in 2005’ ad.  They will look at me in astonishment and have no idea what I’m talking about. ...

Senior skip day: is it really a “skip” day?

Senior skip day: is it really a “skip” day?

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

As we all know, Staples High School seniors try to pull off at least one big prank per year. The most common tradition they partake in is senior skip day, in which  the seniors either show up to school and wander the halls or skip altogether.  A skip day is supposed to be a day where the students catch the ...

K2BK educates young students how to tackle bullying

K2BK educates young students how to tackle  bullying

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Westport’s own anti-bullying force is starting the fight against bullying from a young age. Kool to Be Kind (K2BK ) is a program run by Staples High School, where high school students volunteer their time to teach third-graders at the local elementary schools about kindness and how to deal with bullyi...

ACT individual section retakes allow students to improve test scores

ACT individual section retakes allow students to improve test scores

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor

October 23, 2019

Many high schoolers know the feeling of suffering through a long ACT test session, only to find out weeks later that they scored lower than expected. American College Testing, or the “ACT” is a three hour long test, consisting of four seprate sections, each focusing on a specific subject or skill ...

The best way to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day is in the classroom

The best way to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day is in the classroom

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 13, Staples students envied their friends in different school systems who could sleep in for National Indigeous Peoples’ Day while they were in math class. Formerly known as Columbus Day, the holiday is celebrated throughout the country to commemorate Native Americans. However, whet...

Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

Recent New York state ruling tears off the dangerous cloak of presidential immunity

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

October 18, 2019

As a teenager, I’ve had the luxury of not worrying about my taxes. Sure, I’ve had to fill out state tax forms for my summer job as a lifeguard, but never have I had to sit through the numbing hours and hours of “boring” and “painful” tax returns according to my parents. However, knowing th...

The new redistricting plan creates difficulties for middle school students

The new redistricting plan creates difficulties for middle school students

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Recently with the new redistricting plan to rebuild Coleytown Middle School, the district has come to the decision that there needs to be more enrollment in the Coleytown schools. As a result, the elementary schools need to be evened out in terms of enrollment.  Consequently, students previously expected t...

Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Grades are undoubtedly something that occupies every student's mind at Staples High School. Being able to perform highly in every class, whether it is an AP, honors or A class can be difficult, regardless of course. I know I am constantly looking at PowerSchool, even if I know there are no new grades...

Intentional negligence from New York Times ignites further attacks on Justice Kavanaugh

Intentional negligence from New York Times ignites further attacks on Justice Kavanaugh

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Assuming his position of Associate Justice on the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2018, one would think Brett Kavanaugh would begin to fade from the spotlight as the FBI’s investigation into claims of sexual misconduct came to a close. Facing an excruciating investigation into allegations of sexual assault from ...

Cell phone holders provide pragmatic solution to class disruption

Cell phone holders provide pragmatic solution to class disruption

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Now that a new school year is well underway, there is talk of new rules being enacted. The majority of teachers now require students to keep their phones in backpacks or else they get sent to the assistant principal’s office. By the start of next year, however, there needs to be an official rule, i...

Brand collapses after releasing school shooting themed hoodies

Brand collapses after releasing school shooting themed hoodies

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The BStroy clothing brand faced major backlash after releasing school-shooting themed hoodies during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 15.   The schools included were Stoneman Douglas in 2018, Virginia Tech in 2007, Columbine in 1999 and Sandy Hook in 2012. To make matters much worse, the hoodies f...

New York climate change walkout teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe

New York climate change walkout teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

In modern day, 11% of the global population is currently vulnerable to climate change; 800 million people suffering each day from something that could have been avoided in the first place, according to Conservation.org.  Climate change is moving around the globe, and it’s not moving slowly. The t...

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