Inklings News

TikTok faces privacy troubles leading to investigation

Luca Lombardo ’22, as well as many other Staples students, are avid users of TikTok and use the app for up to hours at a time. The app has become well-known as a huge source of procrastination for students.

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

The trending social media app TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, will be under investigation on an undecided date by the U.S government due to allegations of spying on U.S. citizens. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has contacted ByteDance and articulated the matter at ...

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Andrew Colabella, a representative of RTM district four, created a petition two weeks ago to name the new Staples track after Laddie Lawrence ’64, head coach of boys’ cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. The petition on has over 1,000 signatures. Colabella requested...

Student Assembly pushes towards a cleaner school community

Student Assembly hung up posters around Staples giving students an outlet to report issues with the maintenance of school facilities.

Annabelle Iannone ’21, Web News Editor

October 18, 2019

Student Assembly hung up posters around Staples in the middle of September to encourage students to help maintain a clean school environment. The signs, placed throughout the hallways and in each bathroom, ask students and staff to report any facility maintenance issues, such as a toilet being out...

Push Against Cancer joins OKO, other local business for town block party, sends kids to camp

Jennifer Petrosinelli, on behalf of the Westport Fire department, sells breast cancer awareness shirts.

Charlotte Armstrong ’21, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

The first annual Push Against Cancer (PAC) Block Party raised funds for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp at the Green at National Hall on Oct. 6. The fundraiser, which raised $2,200, pays for the costs of kids suffering from cancer to attend the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. “This is a once in a...

ACT test change allows students to retake individual exam sections

ACT changed their testing policy so that students can retake individual sections of the standardized exam beginning in 2020.

Emily Stone '20, Business Manager

October 12, 2019

The ACT announced Tuesday that students will be allowed to retake individual sections of the exam starting Sept. 2020. According to USA Today News, for a fee, students will be able to retake specific subjects where they did poorly. In the past, students would have to reregister, repay, and retake...

Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Connecticut recently signed a bill that is aimed at combating the underage use of tobacco related paraphernalia. The bill goes into effect October 1st.

Marina Engler '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Connecticut residents must now be 21 or older to buy products containing tobacco effective Oct. 1. Healthcare officials and lawmakers alike concluded that the bill, passed in June 2019, is necessary to stop habitual smoking in teenagers. “95 percent of smokers start their habit before reaching...

Staples teens fight to bring Ed Milton back to campus

Staples students start a petition to try to get student outreach counselor Ed Milton back at Staples after he was released by the Town of Westport. The petition now has well over 360 signatures after one week and is flooded with comments from the Staples community begging for his return.

Reilly Caldwell '20, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

Staples students started a petition that has since received over 360 signatures to reinstate Teen Awareness Group advisor and student outreach counselor Ed Milton after he was released by the Town of Westport. Students both involved and not involved in TAG attended the Board of Education (BOE) meeting...

Trump Administration targets teen vaping epidemic

This image, providing various popular vaping devices, shows only a small scale of the products on the market.

October 4, 2019

The Trump Administration addressed the growing health concerns of teenage use of e-cigarettes after a recent increase in teens with respiratory related illnesses has been linked to vaping and five recent deaths of adult e-cigarette consumers. This prompted the U.S. Center for Disease Control to...

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Westport police officers smile while participating in Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between Westport middle school students and local law enforcement on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers met on Jesup Green for the annual event. The event was organized by the Westport Youth Commission,...

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