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Staples Introduces New Academic Contest Based on Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Staples Introduces New Academic Contest Based on Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

November 13, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief This year, students will have a chance to participate in the Staples Spectacular Student Challenge for the first time. The competition is an interdisciplinary challenge where students can compete in groups of four or five. The contest will take place on Jan. 30, from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. The top three teams will rec...

Westport/Weston Open Clinic for H1N1 Vaccine

Westport/Weston Open Clinic for H1N1 Vaccine

November 13, 2009

Cole Manley '11 & Ross Gordon '11 News Editors On Nov. 4, the Westport/Weston Health Care Center held an open clinic with nasal and injectable H1N1 vaccines. Pregnant women, children aged six months to 18 years, anyone living or caring for an infant and healthcare personnel were allowed to receive vaccines. “We had 400 injectables ...

Teachers, BOE, WEA Come to Contract Agreement

November 12, 2009

Isaac Stein ’12 Staff Writer Following a unanimous vote by the Westport Board of Education on Nov. 2, a revised version of Westport teachers’ contract was approved before negotiations between the Board of Education (BOE) and the Westport Education Association (WEA) entered the arbitration ph...

Boys vs. Girls Enrollment; Studies Show Gender Gap in Advanced Math, English Courses

Boys vs. Girls Enrollment; Studies Show Gender Gap in Advanced Math, English Courses

November 12, 2009

Shannon Moss '11 & Dana Rapapport '11 Web News Editor & Web Opinions Editor Scott Grundei ’10 is a male student who has excelled in his English classes. Since freshman year, he has always been in the highest level English course, starting with English 1H and now with AP English Literature. However, Grundei...

Principal John Dodig Discusses the Under-aged Drinking at Homecoming at the Westport Public Library

November 8, 2009

Pippa Hazlewood '11 Opinions Editor Principal John Dodig held a public discussion about the under-aged drinking at homecoming at the Westport Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22. This was a meeting where parents had an opportunity to tell the administration what they wanted to be done to prev...

Safe Rides Not To Operate On Halloween

Safe Rides Not To Operate On Halloween

November 4, 2009

Kelsey Landauer '12 Staff Writer Unfortunately, the safest rides in town will not be able to provide their services on Halloween night. Although Safe Rides pledges to be open every Saturday night, this policy excludes holidays. With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, the Safe Rides Board of Directors also took into consideration...

Gordon Joseloff, Gavin Anderson Face Off Before Elections

Gordon Joseloff, Gavin Anderson Face Off Before Elections

November 4, 2009

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Gordon Joseloff On Education During his first term, Joseloff took a tough stand on unions in order to make the budget work. Joseloff views the quality and safety of Westport public schools as a top priority for him. “I will not compromise on education…I will not compromise on public safety,” Joseloff said. O...

Seniors Attend Informational Meetings in the College and Career Center

November 4, 2009

Monica Mula '10 Web Opinions Editor Each year, seniors become accustomed to skipping class in order to heighten the likelihood of college acceptance. How, you ask?  Well, they are leaving classes in order to attend the informational meetings in the College and Career Center. Admissions Off...

Technical Difficulties

October 30, 2009

Haris Durrani '11 & Liv Heil '10 Opinions Editor & Staff Writer This school year, 408 new laptops replaced their older counterparts. Though the computers were supposed to an improvement, there have been several setbacks. Director of Instructional Technology Natalie Carrignan, and Reinaldo ...

Students, Administrators Respond to Baking Ban

October 30, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 and Ed Hickson '11 Editor-In-Chief & Staff Writer For the Oct. 16 issue, Inklings wrote a news piece investigating the practice of Staples cheerleaders baking for the football team. The Inklings staff submitted the news section to Principal John Dodig for prior review on Oct. ...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Swine

I Ain’t Afraid of No Swine

October 30, 2009

    Eric Essagof Staff Writer Right now, the Swine ‘09 Panic is mostly panic and very little swine. We need some perspective, and we need to calm down. The big news networks have been shoving swine flu coverage down our throats, between reports of deaths in Mexico, or that video of the little girl getting the vaccine ov...

Chinese Teacher Chris Fray Marries Partner

Chinese Teacher Chris Fray Marries Partner

October 30, 2009

On Thursday, Oct. 8, wedding bells rang and vows were shared as Chinese teacher Chris Fray married long–time partner Chip Reed. After 16 years together, the couple finally decided to make its love official. Fray and Reed first met at a Bread and Roses fundraiser at the Burr Mansion in F...

Collaborative Team Discusses Technology

October 28, 2009

Rebecca Bobrow Staff Writer After Staples spent thousands of dollars purchasing brand new computers you would think that they would work. Over the past two months of school students and faculty have had trouble logging on the computers and just getting them to work at all. “We are puzzled...

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