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Hurricane Michael frightens Staples students, alumni

Hurricane Michael frightens Staples students, alumni

October 11, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Category four Hurricane Michael reached North Carolina on Oct. 11, where it has closed schools, roads and flooded rivers. The storm struck the Florida Panhandle the week of Oct. 8. The storm was described by the National Hurricane Center as “potentially catastrophic.” “This i...

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

Westport’s annual Restaurant Week begins another year of success

Westport’s annual Restaurant Week begins another year of success

October 11, 2018

By Chelsea Strober '21 Westport’s annual Restaurant Week will begin and run from Sunday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Oct 14. Twenty-four restaurants in Westport are participating in the two-week event, which “features special fixed price lunch, brunch and dinner menus,” according to the Connec...

Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla

Elon Musk steps down as chairman of Tesla

October 11, 2018

By Marlo Von der Ahe '20 Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla Inc., stepped down from his position as Chairman of the Board on Saturday, Sept. 29  in light of recent fraud charges brought upon by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Musk can remain the CEO but must pay a $2...

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

Study reveals violent video games stimulate aggression in players

October 5, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 The results of a study conducted by Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire between 2010 and 2017 were published on Oct. 1, 2018, and revealed evidence linking violent video games to physical aggression in teens who frequently play them. According to USA Today, 24 stud...

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

October 5, 2018

By Carly Kaplowitz '21 Technology companies Amazon and Snapchat are creating a new feature in which Snapchat users can easily find and purchase a product. Users can do this by pressing down on their mobile device screen, holding it up to the item or barcode and then scanning it. If the item or bar...

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

September 30, 2018

By William Matar '21 ...

Fairfield couple buys Donut Crazy in Westport

Fairfield couple buys Donut Crazy in Westport

September 25, 2018

By Lexie Moskovit '21 ...

Apple mistakenly releases new iPhone information ahead of official release date

Apple mistakenly releases new iPhone information ahead of official release date

September 20, 2018

By Julia Kasabian ’21 Information for Apple’s next generation of iPhones was released in a now deleted file on the Apple website on Sept. 12. The information concerned three new models of iPhones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will come in silver,...

Dan Harizman ’19

September 17, 2018

From the time his brother forced him to sign up for Intro to Journalism, Daniel Harizman ’19 was destined to take on a leadership role for Inklings. Harizman’s passion for journalism was ignited through the people he met in his class as a freshman. His love for writing soon carried over into Advan...

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