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Nutritional Information Should Be Posted in Cafeteria

Nutritional Information Should Be Posted in Cafeteria

March 12, 2010

Inklings Editorial Chartwells, the Westport Public Schools’ dining contractor, holds a monopoly over food sold at Staples. Unless students bring food from home, they are reliant upon Chartwells for their lunches. Any company in such a position should provide its consumers with as much informatio...

Who Will You Meet Next? Chatroulette, the Newest Web Trend, Explained

Who Will You Meet Next? Chatroulette, the Newest Web Trend, Explained

March 12, 2010

Julia Freidman '11 Staff Writer As a master procrastinator, I am always looking for new ways to slack off. Usually this consists of cheap forms of entertainment. For instance, watching episodes of iCarly, checking out the failblog channel on Youtube, or googling pictures of Tyler Hansbr...

Downward Dog and Cobra and Tree Pose, Oh My! The Chronicles of a Not-so-Relaxing Yoga Class

Downward Dog and Cobra and Tree Pose, Oh My! The Chronicles of a Not-so-Relaxing Yoga Class

March 12, 2010

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web News Editor Yoga is a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquility, etc., as dictionary.com proclaims. So according to that website, yoga is supposed to be relaxing. I prove this definition wrong. My sister loves yoga and is really good at it, and often brings me along. Usually I h...

Olympics 2010: Viewer Discretion Advised

Olympics 2010: Viewer Discretion Advised

March 9, 2010

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor I was sitting on the couch, harmlessly translating some Spanish vocabulary words on my laptop, while the 7:30 p.m. Olympic coverage was on in the background. It was the first day of the 2010 Winter Olympics and my family was excitedly awaiting the first report of the events. Unable to multitask sufficiently, I could only tune into bits of the coverage, and when I heard something alo...

Zinn’s Passing a Loss for Students and Teachers Alike

Zinn’s Passing a Loss for Students and Teachers Alike

February 28, 2010

Image via Wikipedia For many people Howard Zinn stood out only for his unusual last name. Some students may remember “that radical historian, or was he a communist?” they read for a day – and then forgot. But for others Howard Zinn, historian and author of A People’s History of the United States, will be remembered long after his works are out of ...

An Untrustworthy Groundhog

An Untrustworthy Groundhog

February 28, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer Overall, I’m a huge animal lover, being a vegetarian and all, but I really just want to brutally hurt the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, both physically and mentally. He just had to see his shadow once again. Six more weeks of heinous winter. Ok, that’s just obnoxious. I just hate winter—yes, I know hate is a strong word,...

Single’s Awareness Day

Single’s Awareness Day

February 24, 2010

Joy Eisenberg ’10 Sports Editor At the beginning of January, I stopped in at CVS to buy the newest Cosmo, and what I saw was more surprising than the magazine’s “Top 10 Ways To Nail The Guy of Your Dreams”. Marked down santa hats, reindeer lawn decorations, and dreidel shaped chocolates l...

3-Dimensional Television: Expensive, Useless, and a Hassle

3-Dimensional Television: Expensive, Useless, and a Hassle

February 24, 2010

Jonathan Foster '11 Staff Writer Watching film in 3D has been around since the beginning of the twentieth century, and since then has made great strides, adding depth to many movies, such as the new hit, Avatar. Although this technology has only been used in movie theaters, coming in 2010, people will be able to watch television in 3D, right in the...

Sexting, Texting and Driving: Health Classes Should Teach Students How to Deal With Texting-Related Dangers

Sexting, Texting and Driving: Health Classes Should Teach Students How to Deal With Texting-Related Dangers

February 24, 2010

Inklings Editorial With the rise of the information age, people— Staples students being no exception—are more connected to each other now than ever before. As a result, they are in danger of falling victim to a whole new set of uniquely modern offenses. Each year, the texting, pic...

Q & A With Briyana Theodore

Q & A With Briyana Theodore

February 3, 2010

Devin Skolnick ‘11 Web Features Editor Briyana Theodore ’12 is someone who was directly affected by the earthquake that attacked Haiti. As she is updated about Haiti’s situation through various news sources, all she can think about is her family’s condition, and what she can do t...

Ross’s Website Recommendations

Ross’s Website Recommendations

February 2, 2010

Everybody has their own list of websites that they use on a daily basis. For high school students, websites usually serve the purpose of helping with homework or stunting its process. So here are a few useful, and possible detrimental, sites that I use mostly every day. 1.  Dropbox – This dandy website permanently ends the “email it to yourself”...

JJ’s Must Have Websites

JJ’s Must Have Websites

February 2, 2010

JJ Clarke '12 A&E Editor TheBerrics.com: I try to keep up with skateboarding and this is by far the best website to do it on. The Berrics, is a private skate park owned by professional skateboarders Steve Berra and Eric Koston (Berra + Eric = Berrics). Berra updates the site frequently with orig...

Rebecca’s Bookmarked Sites

Rebecca’s Bookmarked Sites

February 2, 2010

Rebecca Bobrow '11 Staff Writer Every day when I open up my web browser, the first thing I see is the tab of my eight bookmarked sites across the top of my screen. Surprisingly, Facebook is not one of them. But who am I kidding? Facebook tops the list of my most visited sites along with the rest ...

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