Inklings News

McGillion-Moore continues to succeed, finding passion in an uncommon sport

McGillion-Moore continues to succeed, finding passion in an uncommon sport

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

When people think of sports fencing is often the last sport that comes to mind. However, for the last five years, Katie McGillion-Moore ’22 has embraced fencing as a significant part of her life.  “I began fencing at the age of 10 [as it was] originally a bonding experience between my brother a...

Local residents stride to end ALS at Sherwood Island State Park

Local residents stride to end ALS at Sherwood Island State Park

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

Crowds of purple bundled up on a crisp, fall morning, while cheerleaders motivated the attendees who waited patiently for the signal that would start the walk. Participants from all around Fairfield County came out to support finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), their faces filled with ...

Earth Animal successfully opens in new location on Post Road

Earth Animal successfully opens in new location on Post Road

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The opening of Earth Animal on Oct. 6 has brought a variety of pet-lovers to its new home on Post Road.  Earth Animal has been a popular store in Westport for many years and offers access to organic and healthy animal products for pet owners. Bob and Susan Goldstein, the founders of Earth Animal, ...

Teens Against Cancer brings support, awareness to Staples

Teens Against Cancer brings support, awareness to Staples

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

October 14, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1.74 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018.  Annagrace Mcmanus ’21 has started a club at Staples called Teens Against Cancer to help those people find a cure. The club is partnered with the American Cancer Society, and the cause is one that i...

Chowdafest brings New England delicacy to Westport

Chowdafest brings New England delicacy to Westport

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

On a windy, but mysteriously warm October day at the lawn of Sherwood Island, people come together from all around the town, the state and the region to indulge in something that they love. They bring muffin tins to hold cups, and they stand in 10-minute lines to be able to try a delicacy of New England...

Staples student suits himself

Staples student suits himself

Logan Gorbein '21, Assistant Business Manager

October 11, 2019

As the saying goes, clothes make the man, and for one Staples freshman, suits are a staple. Charlie Watson ՚23 is the mystery man who has excited the Staples’ community because of the old-fashioned suits he wears. He is a throwback to a bygone era where dressing up to the nines was the norm, where wea...

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Ghoulish games, petrifying pumpkins and horrifying hayrides are just a few of the activities at the Family Creep Fest, which occurred on Oct. 5. With Halloween quickly approaching, the Westport Historical Society (WHS) ensures its festivities are kicked off with a proper sense of fear and fun, while ...

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

October 10, 2019

Barbie has established societal expectations for 60 years. After years of restrictions within the consumer base, on Sep. 12 Mattel released the Day of the Dead Barbie. Since the release date, there has been positive feedback across the Staples community.  Toys make up a childhood that fosters creati...

Festival strengthens local community

Festival strengthens local community

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight. Decorated in the colors of the rainbow, the balloons bounced up into the sky and gently fell back do...

New clubs allow for a variety of opportunities for students

New clubs allow for a variety of opportunities for students

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Streamers, balloons and posters fill every inch of the hallways. Club members have abundances of candy like it’s Halloween. Students parade the hallway, moving through the crowds to get a closer look at the clubs that have caught their eye. This scene is the ultimate indicator that the excitement o...

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

According to a recent study by The Hub, 45% of Fairfield County high school juniors and seniors and 25% of freshman and sophomores reported vaping in the last month. In a 2018 survey, 12% of Fairfield County high school students say they have vaped marijuana in the last month.  These numbers and the recent death...

Slice of Saugatuck

Slice of Saugatuck

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer and Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

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Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Many high school students have experienced the stress of tryouts for a Staples sport. Walking in on the scene, one may see aspiring varsity athletes stealing glances off the coaches notepad after running the rigorous Man United Test.  Despite this initial stress, many athletes will testify that pla...

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