Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Veganism has many benefits for your health and the environment, but negative stereotypes and all-or-nothing biases are even harder than giving up your favorite foods.

Junior year made me stop being vegan

Maya Hruskar ’23, Staff Writer June 12, 2022

I’m proud to say that I was, for a short time, probably one of the most laid-back vegans on this earth. I went strictly vegan for about a year and a half before I converted to a sort of quasi-vegetarian....

Some well-known corporations have created “pro-gay” advertising and made their logos rainbow for LGBTQ+ pride month, while simultaneously donating millions to anti-gay politicans in recent years, presenting a problem often called “rainbow washing.”

Pride is not just one month: corporate performativity, rainbow washing is detrimental

Lea Rivel '22, Staff Writer June 12, 2022

AT&T. StateFarm. Fedex. Amazon. Xfinity. Comcast. These well-known companies all have something in common: their use of rainbow “pro-gay” advertising during June, while donating millions to anti-gay...

Some people prefer books, some people prefer sports. Students should be able to choose what activity they wish to do in the summer.

Books shouldn’t be sole summer task

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Reading? Some people love it, other people, such as myself, despise it. For many students, summer reading is a major task that students have to complete over the summer. If two books aren’t read, then...

The cafeteria is home to many food options, but some arent labeled with their price, leading to confusion at the register.

Cafeteria must post proper price labels

Sarah Marron ’24, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Walking into the cafeteria, you are greeted with a plethora of food options: meals, fruits, snacks, and drinks. You pick out an apple and a drink to go with your meal, and walk over to the register. After...

Girl Scout season, January to April, sells cookies to people across the world, adding Adventurefuls to the collection of desserts.

Girl Scouts unleash cookie season, Samoas remain number one

Samantha Sandrew '25, Features Editor May 31, 2022

It's a Saturday spring morning when you open your door and see a little girl in a sash covered with multicolored badges staring back at you. She grasps her clipboard and squeals, “Girl Scout cookies!”  Like...

Many people flaunt the importance of classics and critically acclaimed books, however it may be this snobbery that drives many away from the joy of reading. We must learn to enjoy trashy books guilt and judgment free.

Trashy books trump time-honored classics

Maya Hruskar ’23, News editor May 31, 2022

Recently, I’ve started reading young adult (YA) books again. Gasp, I know. All those soulless, derivative, “Hunger Games” knock-offs - how could I?  For the last few years I’ve kept away...

Classical music is a rich genre that is often overlooked by today’s youth—even within our own school community. At Staples, the Amati Chamber Orchestra (pictured) as well as the Stradivarius Chamber Orchestra receive little attention from administrators and students alike, reflecting the diminishing interest in classical music today.

An ode to classical music and its everlasting value

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2022

Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Drake and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few, are not among the artists that frequent my personal playlists, unlike the majority of my peers. Instead? I’m a diehard fan...

The senior class of ’22 is planned to graduate on June 16, leaving high school and moving onwards toward post-graduate plans.

Seniors leaving prompts reflection, sadness

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director May 25, 2022

 I remember my first day of high school vividly. I walked in as a clueless freshman with my sister, a year older, and her four best friends. The presence of the older kids kept my anxiety from escalating...

The socialization of heteronormativity at home has a significant impact on children, becoming more apparent in their teenage years.

The damaging effects of: ‘I’m just teasing.’

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director May 24, 2022

There was a lot of teasing in my household accompanying any conversations about boys and relationships. It was clear to me that when my dad would jokingly warn, “There better not be any boys hiding under...

The Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade may be overturned, taking away necessary reproductive and human rights for millions of women across America.

Potential overturn of Roe vs. Wade wrongfully strips women of their human rights

Jolie Gefen '24, Web News Editor May 17, 2022

For decades, women have been granted their right to decide what happens with their bodies, specifically regarding abortions. But now, that right is under attack. Currently, the male dominated Supreme Court...

Teachers should provide the class average for assessments in order to prevent students from sharing scores with one another.

Class averages foster a less competitive environment

Meg Enquist ’23, Business Manager May 6, 2022

As the bell rings and students file into the hallway after being handed back a graded assessment, the question of ‘What did you get?’ immediately arises. Scores are shared aloud in a hurry as students...

As upcoming juniors decide where they will apply to college, it’s important that they don’t rule out colleges just because they’re “unrealistic.”

Advice for juniors: The 25-50-25 rule is not a universal mantra

Jason Stein '22, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Acceptance rates, rankings, location, cost and so on. By the time college application season approaches, these buzzwords infiltrate the everyday conversations of anxious high school juniors. As high...

Students wait in an empty classroom for a substitute to show up; however, at Staples, there is no reason for there to be a substitute for the class. Students should be allowed to work on their own without a substitute watching over them, benefiting both the school and the students.

The kids are alright: substitute teachers prove unnecessary

Lucy Dockter ’23, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

Since COVID, there has been a shortage of substitute teachers. It is becoming increasingly common to show up for class with the primary teacher absent, but with no substitute. What do you do? You stand...

Load More Stories