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[October 2017] New clubs launch at Staples

November 5, 2017

Teddy Dienst ’20 Staples’ annual Involvement Fair officially kicked off on Monday Oct. 2 as students flooded the cafeteria hallways to take advantage of the opportunity to get involved in a club. Whether it was for cooking, sports or technology, there was an abundance of names written on sign...

[October 2017] Last minute DIY Halloween costumes

November 5, 2017

Amelia Brown ’18 & Lili Romann ’19 As Halloween approaches, many students may realize they do not have a costume planned and ultimately struggle to find something to wear the night of. You shouldn’t have to drop an exorbitant amount of cash on the 24-hour shipping; just take a walk over to...

[October 2017] Vivian Maier’s secret passion on display

November 5, 2017

Dana Perelberg ’20 The large, long room was mostly empty except for the walls, which were covered by a variety of both colored and black and white photographs placed on white backgrounds. Vivian Maier, a nanny and photography hobbyist, took these photographs, but they were only printed and viewed...

[October 2017] “The Snowman” plot and characters left me feeling cold

November 5, 2017

Megan Doyle ’18 Here’s a list of activities that I would prefer doing rather than watch “The Snowman:” take another SAT, sit through my cousin’s dance recital or read a math textbook for a whole weekend. In short, “The Snowman” was the worst two hours I’ve ever spent $10 on. Although...

[October 2017] Fall into the new season of fall television shows

November 5, 2017

Hannah Bolandian ’19 Whether it be for procrastination or simply for enjoyment, many Staples students devote countless hours to watching TV. Once viewers finish binge watching a show, anticipation builds up for the next season. Well, TV fanatics are in luck. This month, many of Netflix’s most...

[October 2017] Stay festive with these three Halloween treats

November 5, 2017

Bailey Blaikie ’19 & Cate Casparius ’19 As the leaves fall and the foliage turns to bright yellow and red, Halloween is soon to come, bringing tons and tons of candy. Although extra candy is always exciting, it isn't the only sweet thing this holiday is good for. Here are three ways to get...

[October 2017] FALL FASHION: Trends to look out for this season

November 5, 2017

Caroline Blevins ’18 When the leaves fall off trees and the cool Connecticut temperature drops to 60 degrees, Staples fashionistas can be found at Oddz of Westport, Urban Outfitters or Lululemon to keep warm. Finally, it is time to jump into a pair of leggings, throw on a sweater and kick it in...

[October 2017] Pro-Con of NFL Players Kneeling

November 5, 2017

Protect protesting players; NFL more to blame Zach Horowitz ’19 When President Donald Trump tweeted during the second week of the regular NFL season criticizing the players for taking a knee during the National Anthem, the movement was already dying down. But when he opened his mouth (or rather,...

[October 2017] The perfect storm: Why the time for Puerto Rican statehood is now

November 5, 2017

Charlie Colasurdo ’18 When I used to see posters of “Puerto Rico,” my mind ran to images of tropical vacations, complete with white-sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts and lazy days spent lounging by the pool. To me, those images, however generic and simplified, were shattered following...

[October 2017] Extracurriculars should be an outlet rather than a burden

November 5, 2017

Elle Fair ’19 It’s a bubble. You are trapped. Surrounded by pressure and stress, unable to pop the bubble and escape. The workload of Staples High School produces an immense amount of stress and every year it seems as if students are lectured on ways to prevent it. Many students feel that every...

[October 2017] SATIRE: Reinstate the Rifle Club and Red Cross Club

November 5, 2017

Amelia Brown ’18 Do you sit safely through six periods without hearing the deafening boom of rifle fire? Do you feel a sense of equality and respect in all your classes? Of course you do. But all that, luckily, can change! I was recently flipping through my Class of 1935 Staples yearbook, reminiscing...

[October 2017] Student feedback should serve as a tool for formal teacher evaluations

November 5, 2017

Inklings Editorial We know that all teachers are here to help us learn. Most are attentive, available and supportive to our different needs. However, improvements can always be made and giving students more of a voice to critique the classroom environment will allow for better teaching and better...

[June 2017] Grave of Horace Staples, school founder, to undergo restoration efforts

November 5, 2017

Melanie Lust '19 Fundraising efforts to restore the severely vandalized grave of school founder Horace Staples are now underway, spearheaded by Jeanne Stevens of the social studies department. The damage affected the tombstones of Horace Staples’ first and second wives, his son, his daughter...

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