Inklings News

Community Advisory Committee recommends options for 2019-20 school year

Community Advisory Committee recommends options for 2019-20 school year

Eddie Kiev '20 and Marlo Von Der Ahe '20

December 9, 2018

After extensive research, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has recommended three options to the Westport Board of Education (BOE) on how to proceed in the 2019-2020 school year to compensate for Coleytown Middle School’s (CMS) mold infestation. The three options include housing sixth graders...

WPS eliminates Wednesday before Thanksgiving

WPS eliminates Wednesday before Thanksgiving

November 12, 2018

Westport Public Schools no longer has school on Wednesday Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving, to allow for a more family-oriented break. With the day typically having lots of absenteeism from the student body, the administration found the day to lack educational productivity.

Sexual assault hotline calls break records following Kavanaugh hearings

Sexual assault hotline calls break records following Kavanaugh hearings

October 19, 2018

By Evi Tarshis '20 When California psychologist professor, Christine BlaseyFord testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on DATE, hotlines across the country, including the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), said they had received calls from more than 3,000 people, a record breaking numb...

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

October 4, 2018

By Lia Chen '20 “Say Something,” an app designed as a platform to anonymously to report threats, will launch on Oct. 5 to Staples students. According to Sandy Hook Promise, the developers of the app, “Say Something” will allow students to submit “secure and anonymous safety concerns to help ...

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

September 21, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 The Staples High School class of 2019 earned the highest average SAT score in the state. Daniel Westphal ’19 was happy to learn of the distinction. “Staples having the highest SAT scores in the state is a reflection of the time and effort the students here have put into the...

Hannah Schmidt ’19

September 20, 2018

Hannah Schmidt ’19 is a first year staff writer for Inklings after taking Intro to Journalism last semester. “I really found a passion for journalism, so I thought this would be a great opportunity,” Schmidt said. As senior year goes on, Schmidt plans to take this year head on. “I'm trying t...

Emily Stone ’20

September 20, 2018

Emily Stone ’20 is one of the two business directors for Inklings. Business has always interested her, and she has worked her way up the ranks in Inklings. Stone looks for things that let her explore different options that will pay off later in life.“Advanced Journalism provides opportunities...

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

September 20, 2018

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20 enters her second year on Inklings as a web opinions editor. Early in her high school career, Von der Ahe had interest in joining Inklings despite knowing little about the course. Von der Ahe’s fascination in the newspaper inspired her to take an Introduction to Journalis...

Bailey Blaikie ’19

September 20, 2018

Though no stranger to Inklings, Bailey Blaikie ’19 is fresh to the role of managing paper editor. Celebrating her third year on the Inklings staff, Blaikie still continues her passion for writing, just as she has since taking Intro to Journalism during her freshman year. Blaikie first joined Ad...

Poppy Livingstone ’21

September 20, 2018

Poppy Livingstone ’21 joined Advanced Journalism after sitting in on layouts and is now the Assistant Creative Director for Inklings, a job that combines her passion for art and her love of journalism. “I love writing but I’m very drawn to art and drawing,” Livingstone said. Outside of t...

Lauren Wasserman ’19

September 20, 2018

Lauren Wasserman ’19  has had a passion for writing since a young age, and that contributes to her love for English and journalism at Staples. Wasserman explained why she takes Advanced Journalism, “I really like English and I wanted to take more English classes.” Going into her second yea...

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

September 17, 2018

By Rachel Suggs '21 When customers now walk into downtown Westport’s 323 Main, they will not be offered an official cocktail menu. “We used to have a cocktail menu with names that featured historical events. But now we have no real cocktail menu. Just a list of our wines and beers,” Rei...

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