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Cheshire High School’s fan section waved an Israeli flag during the football game versus Staples on Sept. 24.

Staples students accuse Cheshire High School of antisemitism during football game

Amanda Rowan ’22, Photo-stories Editor September 26, 2021

Staples students reported hearing offensive chants and seeing an Israeli flag waved in the Cheshire High School’s student section during the varsity football game on Friday, Sept. 24.  “Late last...

The girls second floor bathroom was vandalized on Sept. 23. The perpetrator(s), who has not yet been identified, peeled paint off the stall walls, broke the toilet seat and drew a sexually explicit image on the stall door.

Girls bathroom vandalized, administration searches for perpetrators

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor September 25, 2021

The second-floor girls bathroom was reported vandalized on Sept. 23. A piece of the toilet seat was broken off and thrown into the toilet, paint was peeled off the stall and spread across the floor and...

Students from Connecticut College return to remote learning as a result of the increased COVID cases.

Connecticut College returns students to remote learning amid COVID-19 outbreak

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor September 21, 2021

Connecticut College decided to return their students to remote learning on Sep. 8 due to the increasing number of COVID cases, as the school faced 20 positive known cases on Sep. 6 and another 34 cases...

The effects of a viral TikTok trend can be felt all across the state, even in our own town at Bedford Middle School, where bathrooms such as these were vandalized and stolen from.

Property stolen, destroyed at Bedford Middle School due to viral TikTok trend

Finnegan Courtney ’23 September 20, 2021

A recent TikTok trend that has involved theft, destruction of property and vandalism at schools has spread to Westport, specifically, Bedford Middle School (BMS), resulting in restrictions on student freedom...

The Playhouse suffered serious damage to several different areas of the theatre, because of the water that seeped through low-lying entrance doors and down staircases.

Westport Country Playhouse thankful for support after flood

Phoebe Miller ’23, Paper Sports Editor September 14, 2021

The Westport Country Playhouse suffered severe flood damage from the remnants of category two Hurricane Ida that hit Westport on the night of Sept. 1. The hurricane caused severe flooding and destruction...

Many Westport community members reposted this image on social media in order to educate their peers on the Texas abortion ban and the local protest.

Westport community gathers peacefully downtown, shows disapproval of recent Texas abortion ban

Jolie Gefen ’24, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Westport community members gathered on Main Street on Sept. 5 to protest the recent ban on abortions in Texas.  The Texas abortion law prohibits most abortions past 6 weeks with few exceptions.  Many...

The Westport Board of Education returned to in-person meetings, like the one pictured above from two years ago, for the first time since March of 2020 (reused photo from previous Inklings BOE article).

Westport BOE returns to in-person meetings

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor June 10, 2021

The Westport Board of Education (BOE) returned to in-person meetings at Staples High School on June 7 for the first time since before the pandemic began in March of 2020. This announcement comes as Connecticut...

An overview of the major changes expressed in Superintendent Thomas Scarice’s update, including an update on mask policy.

Westport schools update COVID guidance, masks at recess not required

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor June 4, 2021

As part of the announcement that Westport schools will not be offering district learning next year, Superintendent Thomas Scarice also announced that masks will no longer be required outside at recess...

First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds

First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director June 4, 2021

Since Pfizer’s approval for children ages 12 to 15 on May 10, many vaccine recipients at Staples have experienced negative reactions to the shot.  Although the news of vaccinations opening up...

Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21 were awarded a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Two Staples seniors received the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2021

The $2,500 National Merit Scholarship was awarded to two Staples seniors: Hannah Even ’21 and Rishabh Mandayam ’21. This scholarship can be used at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university...

She La La, a retail business, along with other buildings in Westport, have put signs in their storefront to inform customers of their mask policy.

Connecticut stores, restaurants individually decide mask mandates for vaccinated customers

Margot Richlin ’23, Web Opinions Editor June 1, 2021

Starbucks and Trader Joe’s are amongst the first stores to lift indoor mask mandates since Governor Ned Lamont changed Connecticut’s mask guidelines on May 19.  In Connecticut, fully vaccinated...

The Department of Education announced that Connecticut schools will not be required to offer distance learning to students for the 2021-2022 school year, creating speculation regarding Staples’ plans for the fall.

Westport Public Schools not required to provide online learning option for future academic years

Hannah Ratcliffe ’22, Web Arts Editor June 1, 2021

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced that the Westport Public Schools, in accordance with the Department of Education, would not be offering remote learning for the next school year on May 21, eliminating...

COVID-19: a school year amidst the pandemic

COVID-19: a school year amidst the pandemic

May 27, 2021

From half-capacity, cancelled sports seasons and reverting to lesser capacity to a near return to normalcy, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the 2020-21 school year increasingly unpredictable. With the enormity...

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