Inklings News

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Jack Lev ’20

February 4, 2019

Imagine a highly prestigious ceremony: best director is an award; a woman is announced as the winner; she walks up to make her speech. The ceremony you’re imagining is surely not the Oscars. Since 1929, the Oscar nominations have recognized a mere five women in the best-director category: Lina...

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Lucy Arrow '21

December 3, 2018

When the second lunch bell rings, I finish my lunch and walk to the library to finish homework. I sit down at an empty table, unpack my materials and work on my assignments. About 30 seconds in, I hear the beginning notes of “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi and dread what will soon be the worst...

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Death and dishonesty: why Jewish activism is so lackluster

Sam Zuckerman '21

December 3, 2018

The American Jewish community was left confused and hurt after a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people. Shockwaves were sent through the entire Jewish community as people tried to pick up the pieces and move on with their lives, even though it was clear tha...

Morals must take precedence over profitability

Morals must take precedence over profitability

Madison Andrews ’20

November 27, 2018

Low ratings have historically led to the cancellation of many television shows, but more recently, networks are rightfully taking a stand and canceling hit shows whilst revamping them without their featured stars for moral reasons. The recent return this season of “Lethal Weapon” without star Clayne...

Christie’s closing should concern Westport residents

Christie’s closing should concern Westport residents

Alex Massoud '20

November 27, 2018

Christie’s, a Westport institution since 1926, will close their doors next month. For the past ninety years, Christie’s Country Store has served as the go-to place for many Bedford and Staples students for an after-school snack or just to sit and chat. Large efforts from Westporters have hel...

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

September 20, 2018

Julia Kasabian ’21 Everyone gets stressed, especially teens. That’s a fact. Whether it’s about school, family or friends, teens have a lot of stress. According to a 2013 study from The American Psychological Association, a healthy level of stress in teens is a 3.9 out of ten. Teen’s actual...

Remy Teltser

September 18, 2018

As a writer, lacrosse player and cheerleader, Remy Teltser '21 has always explored a variety of interests. After taking Intro to Journalism last year, she realized her passion for journalism stood out above the others. She will be joining the Advanced Journalism course this year as a web features e...

Lia Chen ’20

September 18, 2018

You can catch her zooming by on the skating rink, composing sports articles, or catching up on her summer work—Lia Chen ’20 can’t wait to start on Inklings. Chen will be the sports editor for the paper this year and is not short of athletic experience of her own. “I am on the US team ...

Eddie Kiev ’20

September 18, 2018

Eddie Kiev ’20 will tackle his second year of Advanced Journalism armed with a positive attitude and a ready mind. Taking Advanced Journalism fuels Kiev’s passion for interacting with the community around him. “I enjoy learning about and spreading awareness of local issues,” said Kiev. He bring...

Kaela Dockray ’20

September 18, 2018

Kaela Dockray ’20 embarks on her second year in Inklings with no shortage of passion as she assumes the position of news editor for the paper. Dockray has always enjoyed writing and looks forward to expanding upon her writing in Advanced Journalism, as well as the class itself. “I just like ...

Emma Dantas ’21

September 18, 2018

Assistant Business Manager, Emma Dantas ’21 is eager to continue her writing with Inklings. Her original motivation to join Inklings was to be a part of a club associated with Staples since she competitively swims outside of school. Dantas chose to be part of the business team so she could be e...

Making it through junior year

Making it through junior year

June 7, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman ’19 “Junior year is going to be the toughest year of your life,” said everyone ever once they found out I was an incoming junior. “Wow,” I would think to myself, rather dejectedly. “This year is going to be so much fun...” But hey, look at me now. I made it! I su...

“Only Child” brings a new perspective on the aftermath of a school shooting

“Only Child” brings a new perspective on the aftermath of a school shooting

May 14, 2018

Anna Rhoads '19 Yes, this book will make you cry. Even someone like me, who prides herself on never shedding a tear during movies or books, shamelessly admits to having cried when reaching the end of this novel. “Only Child” by Rhiannon Navin is a touching story about a family grieving the...

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