Inklings News

Jussie Smollett allegedly stages attack, increases dialogue about hate crimes

Jussie Smollett allegedly stages attack, increases dialogue about hate crimes

Amanda Kaplowitz '19

March 8, 2019

Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after allegedly filing a fake police report about an attack. Smollett reported to the Chicago police that two men committed a hate crime against him on Jan. 29, but it was later reported by the Chicago police department that Smollett...

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Governor Lamont proposes school redistricting bill

Kaya Leitner '19

March 7, 2019

Governor Ned Lamont proposed a public school regionalization plan as a way of closing Connecticut’s growing $3.7 billion deficit. Lamont announced the plan during his State Budget proposal to a joint session on the state legislature on Feb. 20.   The bill seeks to save money through consolidation of school dist...

We the People class advances to national competition

We the People class advances to national competition

Will Matar ’21

March 6, 2019

On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in the state competition, the received wildcard let them continue on. In all 50 states, students take place in the...

State of the Town Address clarifies Coleytown plans, future of Staples

State of the Town Address clarifies Coleytown plans, future of Staples

Natalie Bandura ’22

March 1, 2019

First Selectman Jim Marpe spoke at the State of the Town meeting on Feb. 10 at the Town Hall to discuss fiscal challenges, multi-family housing developments and Coleytown Middle School (CMS), among other topics. Westport’s State of The Town meeting presented residents with an update on the town’s progress over the past year and gave them ...

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to provide funding to build a barrier at the Southern border of the United States. The move came after a deal to avoid a government shutdown provided Trump with $1.3 billion to fund border security. “We’re talking about an invasion of ou...

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

JSA debates in Washington, D.C.

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The Junior Statesmen of America club (JSA) at Staples traveled to the Winter Congress Convention in Washington, DC on Feb. 7 for the weekend. JSA is a group of high school students who engage in debates at conventions around the country. When not at debates, the group practices after school and en...

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Steinberg begins fifth term as state representative

Melanie Lust '19

February 6, 2019

State representative Jonathan Steinberg is prioritizing public health, transportation and energy as he begins his fifth term serving Connecticut's 136th Assembly District. "I'm going to have to pretty quickly prioritize and figure out what the things are that I'm going to want to chase across the fi...

President Trump accepts Pelosi’s State of Union invitation

President Trump accepts Pelosi’s State of Union invitation

Rachel Suggs '21

January 31, 2019

President Donald Trump accepted House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to give the 2019 State of the Union address, leaving Staples students with a variety of opinions. “During the government shutdown, when Pelosi and Trump were talking about whether or not the State of the Union Add...

UN projects significant global temperature increase as early as 2030

UN projects significant global temperature increase as early as 2030

Lys Goldman '21

December 1, 2018

The temperature of Earth’s surface could increase by 1.5 degrees Celsius as early as 2030 and cause irreversible damage, according to a special report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in October. “Climate change is a very important and big issue r...

New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

Carly Kaplowitz '21

November 28, 2018

Updated versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro went on sale Nov. 7 after three years without updates. The MacBook Air  upgrade includes new features such as a retina display and touch ID. It is about 10 percent thinner than its predecessor and is available in three colors: gold, silver a...

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...

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