Inklings News

Lack of coordination around testing unnecessarily increases student workload

Schoology is where teachers post assignments and assessments, and students often look here for what work they have to get done. Seeing multiple large assignments causes stress and inevitably requires a large amount of time that could ruin a students weekend.

Aidan Rogers '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

A week in the life of a Staples student is much like the month of March; it comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. Checking Schoology on a Saturday night to see three tests and a presentation in the first two days of the week can ruin one's weekend. Then, this chaotic beginning of the week is often...

What to do when corona affects your money

The stock market plummets and rises during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

March 19, 2020

Starting a few weeks ago, the stock market began rapidly plummeting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Headlines across the world read how the stock market has not been this volatile since the downfall in 1987 and how Dow Jones has fallen thousands of points. In simple terms, people are freaking...

SATIRE: 2020 proves an unlucky year for most, except for me

Jack Dennison ’21 shrugs off the possibility of worldwide plight and instead focuses on his lucky year thus far.
2020 proves an unlucky year for most, except for me

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor

March 17, 2020


Student IDs would solve school entrance problem 

Student IDs would solve school entrance problem 

Carly Kaplowitz '21, Paper Features Editor

March 17, 2020

Waking up in the morning is usually a struggle for many high school students. Following their morning routines, they have to sit in traffic or park at Wakeman and then hurry into school to avoid being tardy. But instead of being able to walk through the door that is most convenient to them, they are fo...

Students pressured to take AP classes during course selection

Students were required to preregister for next year’s courses in February. Previously, teachers made course level recommendations for each student, which can be used as a guide in determining a students schedule.

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Edtior

March 16, 2020

As the task of course selection looms over students in March, peer pressure to add more advanced classes to next year’s schedule increases. Many students make it a personal goal to top their previous schedule in terms of workload and class difficulty, rashly adding AP classes to their already packed schedu...

Nationalism rises in recent history, proves to not be beneficial

With the evergrowing rise of nationalism, it is possible that we may be drawn over the edge of the cliff.

Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Nationalism is defined as loyalty and devotion to a nation by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. On the surface, one could argue that this definition would highlight nationalism as a positive aspect, but can there be a negative side to nationalism?  Since the advent of modern society, we have seen pockets of po...

Japan needs to postpone 2020 Olympics

Due to the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, Japan should postpone the 2020 Olympics.

Madison Andrews '20, Paper Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

The Olympic Games is a multi-sport event held every four years, each time in a different location. It is an honor for any country to be the host of this amazing global sports festival, which is watched by many people around the world. According to Statista’s website, it was recorded that 3.6 billion people watched the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  This year, the summer event is to b...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on by the mobile app, the caucuses still proved to be a critical part of American politics.  In t...

Personalized parking spots inspire creativity

School parking lot with all personalized spots that students created on their own.

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

Every morning, seniors park in their assigned spot outside of Staples, which is their permanent place to park for the entire school year. Although the spot belongs to them until they leave for internships, the only thing that symbolizes that its theirs is the small yellow number that is imprinted on eac...

Coronovirus prompts mix of emotions, needs to be given a closer look

Teachers give homework for students to complete during the two weeks of school closure.

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

March 11 will be a date that will be forever ingrained into my mind. I remember sitting in the choir room and getting a text that schools were closed indefinitely and it was possible that someone in Staples had contracted the virus. And as the bell rang and every student celebrated the cancellation of ...

School safety precautions serve as uneffective solutions against the coronavirus

Many households are taking necessary precautions to combat the rapid spread of the coronavirus.  Cleaning products like these can prevent the transfer of germs, washing your hands thoroughly throughout the day can also be beneficial.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

March 14, 2020

A number of American universities along with Staples High School have closed their doors out of fear. This fear spurred by the escalating panic and rapidness of the coronavirus’ spread has increased hygienic precautions. Despite the need for provisions to be taken, closing schools will not provide...

Media negatively affects popularity meaning

The concept of the word popularity has completely changed for the worse, causing pessimistic feelings to develop among high school students.

Brooke Dembin '22, Assistant Business Director

March 14, 2020

Self-centered, egotistical, judgemental drama queens are often associated with the word “popular.” Let’s be real; does the genius who wears braces and glasses come across as popular to you? I didn’t think so. The word “popular” has gone from being a positive trait to a negative one all due...

New Amazon Go stores are destined to change America

Amazon Go Grocery opens up 26 convenience stores throughout America with “Just Walkout Technology”

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

March 14, 2020

Amazon, as most of the world knows, is one of the biggest enterprises alive and allows people to basically buy anything in the world and have it shipped to your door the next day. In 2020, Amazon announced that they would open 26 “AmazonGo” convenience stores for grocery and gourmet food shopping...

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