Inklings News

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

Katie McGillion-Moore ’22 competes in the European championships in Foggia, Italy.

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...

Rachel Greenberg ’22 models in local fashion show

Whiplash's annual event was held at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on Thursday Oct. 17. Rachel Greenberg '22, demonstrated her support for the local artists through her attendance of the event.

Ella Stoler '22, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019


Students and staff express enthusiasm for Halloween through school traditions

Student and staff around the school celebrate Halloween through different traditions in class. Different sports teams, such as cheer, dress up for practice in spirit for the holiday along with the English department, who dresses up in a group costume.

Lucy Arrow '21, Paper Features Editor

November 6, 2019

From the wide variety of Halloween school events, including Spooktacular in elementary school to Monster Mash in middle school, all Westport Public Schools have found some way to celebrate the spooky holiday: Halloween. Despite the fact that what was scary in middle school (skeleton cartoons, witch costumes...

Staples Players’ passion helps them thrive through “Tech Week” and “Hell Week”

Players enjoy each others company as they practice a scene before rehearsals. (Left to right Camille Foise ’21, Jamie Mann ’21, Erin Lynch ’20, AnnaMaria Fernandez ’20).

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Many Staples athletes might complain about their vigorous schedule: 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.-- School 2:30p.m.-5:00 p.m.-- Sports 6:00 -- Shower 7:30 p.m.-- Dinner 8:30 p.m.- 1 a.m. -- Homework. Some might ask: where are students supposed to fit in both a social life and sleep into this schedule?...

Students Go Crazy Over Yalee

Yalee is a 25-year-old rapper, singer, songwriter and performer. Michelle Kaminski '21 poses with Yalee at the football game on Sept. 28

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019


Vail kickstarts her writing career

Elle Vail ’23 is a published author at the age of 14. She wrote two books,

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Starting high school can be very overwhelming. On top of a new school and increased workload, many freshmen participate in extracurricular activities. Elle Vail ’23 is not much different than her peers; she plays the clarinet and is on the soccer team. However, what really makes Vail unique is that...

Students speak up about library karaoke

Friday fun day is a weekly event that takes place in the Staples library on Fridays during lunch waves. However, there has been some controversy as to if the library is the appropriate place to endorse potentially distracting behavior.

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019


Horticulture Club buds into Staples

The Horticulture classroom offers students countless resources to enhance their planting experience while learning in an engaging and unique environment.

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

With the hallways bustling with countless clubs to sign up for during the week of the Involvement Fair, some students may have missed a very interesting new one: the Horticulture Club. The club is a low-pressure club that meets every other Thursday and gives students the opportunity to garden to their...

Local residents stride to end ALS at Sherwood Island State Park

Local residents walk to the start of the Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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 ...

Earthplace campfire provides engaging community-building environment

Friends and families gather around the Earthplace campfire, making s’mores and listening to spooky campfire stories.

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Complete with the refreshing waft of sugary s’mores, the tingling chill of spooky stories by the light of the flickering campfire and the showcasing of a brown bat, the Earthplace campfire offered a variety of activities for families of all ages and abilities to enjoy. On Oct. 11, Earthplace held...

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