Inklings News

Staples advocates for climate activism

Thousands of people of all ages took to the streets in the Climate Strike in NYC on Sept. 20 to fight for environmental causes.

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Endless headlines about climate change and climate activists have circulated around the media for months now. Lots of people are fed up with the government’s lack of initiative to combat these issues, and even children, including many Staples students, have started to take it upon themselves to take...

Earth Animal successfully opens in new location on Post Road

The new Earth Animal on Post Road opened on Oct. 6, exciting many shoppers dependent on their environmentally friendly options. This new location is easily accessible for many customers, and a bigger space. Photo by Abbie Goldstein '22.

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, ...

Westport’s 2019 Parkinson’s Optimism Walk inspires togetherness

A portion of the optimism walk along the water at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

October 14, 2019

Parkinson’s, the life-changing disease, does not result in a simple lifestyle after one’s diagnosis. However, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) strives to provide methods to establish a communal bond between families coping with the effects of the disease.  On Saturday, Oct. 5, Sherwood...

Teens Against Cancer brings support, awareness to Staples

Created by Julia Kasabian '21.

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-goers stand in line to sample chowder from Our House Bistro, a restaurant in Winooski, Vermont. Photo by Jack Dennison '21.

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

Charlie Watson ՚23 wearing one of his 30 different suit combinations to school. Watson, a true individual stylist.

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

A horse carriage arrives at the Westport Historical Society for the Family Creep Fest, which offers families hayrides throughout downtown. Photo by Anastasia Thumser '22.

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

Amazon now carries the Day of the Dead Barbie, Mattel finally includes a doll that isn’t blonde or white. Picture from

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

FLYING HIGH: Four hot air balloons were stationed at the festival offering rides ranging from three to five minutes long. The hot air balloons came from a multitude of companies such as SkyScapes, whose representative has been in the balloon business for 30 years. Whether the balloons could fly or not was completely up to the weather and the intensity of the winds. Photo by Giselle Oldani '22.

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 and old clubs line the hallway in hopes of catching the attention of students passing by.  Photo by Rebecca Kanfer '21.

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

The recent outbreak of nicotine addiction and positive feedback from previous programs has led to a return of the vaping cessation program in 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

The Slice of Saugatuck was both a kid and adult-friendly festival. All ages found something that interested them. The festival-goers walked with smiles on their faces and food in their hands.

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

October 3, 2019


Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Emma Nahon ’23 and Francine Stevens ’23 rise to the occasion as they play with athletes years older than them at a home game against Darien.

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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