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Two Shots for Good Luck

Two Shots for Good Luck

June 11, 2009

Suzanne Kleine '11 Features Editor  People are crazy at the doctor’s office. I recently spent a few hours there after school, just getting my birthday check up, and things got pretty weird. While waiting for the doctor or nurse to show up, I amused myself with old Highlights magazines, a ripped “Good Housekeeping” magazine, and looked ...

Students Should React More Reasonably in the Face of Economic Discussion

Students Should React More Reasonably in the Face of Economic Discussion

May 15, 2009

Alex Nitkin '10 Managing Editor If I were a random outsider who happened upon the May 4 student rally at Town Hall, I'm not sure what my first impression of the event would have been. Most likely, it would have been somewhere between "Wow, these kids are really passionate about their school" and "Wow, th...

Fries and Puffy Eyes: The Sherwood Diner

Fries and Puffy Eyes: The Sherwood Diner

May 15, 2009

Lexi Preiser '10 Editor-in-Chief  It’s 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. I am sitting in a window booth of the Sherwood Diner, eagerly awaiting my banana pancakes. I rarely order dinner items at the diner. The diner is one of the only places where I can order breakfast 24 hours a day, and t...

To Be Frank

To Be Frank

May 10, 2009

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I Am Jar Jar Binks

I Am Jar Jar Binks

April 9, 2009

Image via Wikipedia I am Jar Jar Binks. I’m not joking. Living in San Anselmo, California had many benefits. One of which was the local TCBY, This Country’s Best Yogurt, although sometimes I don’t agree, but I digress. Anyway, George Lucas would often visit the local TCBY. So one day when I was four and...

A Letter to the Editor

April 6, 2009

To the Editors of Inklings, The Staples High School Physical Education and Health Department would like to respond to the Opinion piece that ran in the March 13th issue of Inklings entitled, “Gym Class: Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” We as a department felt compelled to respond to clarify any...

Pippa Hazlewood on Avoiding Disappointing Presents This Holiday Season

December 20, 2008

Pippa Hazlewood '11 Opinions Editor  Ugly sweaters, teeny bopper earrings, tribal African drums, hot pink unicorn figurines (with sparkles and feather boas): these are all things I’ve received over the years on holidays and birthdays. They all have the power to turn the happiest time of year int...

Santa Deprived: Inequality of Hannukah and Christmas

December 9, 2008

by Farrel Levenson '11 One month of the year, December, everyone is suddenly jolly. Red and green lights deck the storefronts, and peppy little Christmas songs take over the radio. Christmas specials appear on every channel, and ABC even starts a countdown towards that coveted day.Best of all, Santa...

Hillary Clinton: Self Sustaining or Name Dropper

November 17, 2008

Constance Chien '10 Staff Writer Hillary Clinton is known to many as a polarizing housewife character who wishes to capitalize on her husband's name recognition. Her liberal policies are deemed idealistic. And her relative inexperience is often criticized. But who is Mrs. Clinton? Read More ...

The Musings of a Politically Active Student

November 17, 2008

Aaron Kiersh '08 Staff Writer Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. ...somewhere on the New Jersey Turnpike... This is a business trip. No fun, no frills. Five hours in the backseat on this chilly Saturday morning. My only company: Dad behind the steering wheel, an iPod blasting U2, and the trusty laptop. We are h...

Cafeteria Caters Using Countless Calories

November 17, 2008

Farrell Levenson '11 Staff Writer The Staples High School cafeteria caters to over two thousand students daily, offering everything from a salad bar to a made to order style sandwich station. It serves everything from piping hot fries to chilled fruity smoothies. Some of the options appear extremel...

Knicks Drown New Hopes by Sinking Back into Old Habits

November 17, 2008

Jesse Heussner '11 Staff Writer It's time to consider the Knicks. I've started many columns to try and illustrate the team, but each time I try, I get screwed and end up throwing it away After their 2-1 start, I was ready to write a rare, optimistic article glowing about the rejuvenated Knicks. ...

Should Hearsay Mean No Say?

November 17, 2008

Jesse Heussner ‘11 Staff Writer The highly anticipated Mitchell Report definitely delivered in entertainment value. 86 current and former players were named in the 409 page Mitchell Report, 31 of who were all-stars. However, on a day that was supposed to illustrate what sports fans didn't a...

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