Inklings News

2019-2020 Staff

Charlotte Armstrong

Charlotte Armstrong ’21 is entering her first year in Inklings as a staff writer. She enjoys to write, but what brought her to Advanced Journalism were the advisors. Outside of school, Armstrong horseback rides at the Hunt Club in...

Audrey Bernstein

As Audrey Bernstein ’20 approaches her final year at Staples, she looks forward to acting as one of this year’s editors-in-chief. Bernstein was drawn to Advanced Journalism through her love of reading newspapers and infor...

In addition to taking many dance classes at the Westport’s Academy of Dance and helping out with costumes for Staples Players, Julia Kasabian ’21 is a Web Arts Editor for Inklings News. “This is my second year taking Advanc...

Entering her second year on the Inklings Staff, Lucy Arrow ’21 is looking forward to her new leadership position as the paper’s features editor. Following her passion for writing, Arrow began Inklings as the sports editor...

Many people in Westport say that they love to travel, and then there is Katie Simons. Katie has visited an astounding 33 countries. Her zeal for traveling is one she has had for her whole life and she always enjoys exploring new...

Emma Smith ’22, staff writer, has dreamed of joining Inklings since she was in middle school. Smith sees a fruitful future ahead of her with the paper, as she has aspirations for one day gaining a leadership position. “I want...

Emma Dantas ’21 decided to take Advanced Journalism two years ago “because I wanted to be a part of a community...and since I don’t play a sport Inklings really functions like a sports team.” Dantas prefers to write for...

Roxy Augeri ’20

When not playing goalie for the Staples Field Hockey team, Roxy Augeri ’20 is enthusiastically fulfilling her role in Inklings as Assistant Creative Director. She contributes to find visuals for the paper, taking responsibility...

Ecstatic about her final year at Staples, Reilly Caldwell ’20, Paper Features editor, is ready to attack her second year on Inklings.  Caldwell has a passion for cultures and people, which she applies to Inklings in her role...

Tierney Kugel ’22 is a pianist and a student journalist, among many other things. Kugel has played piano for five years, and enjoys it very much. “I feel like it’s sort of therapeutic,” Kugel said. “It’s easier to...

As a rower, runner and English lover, staff writer Izzy Sareen ’22 is excited to be in Advanced Journalism this year. Along with her love for sports, Sareen is eager to join Inklings after loving her Intro to Journalism class....

Staff writer Lily Caplan ’22 is entering her first year of Inklings with an optimistic attitude. “I’m really interested in reading and watching the news,” Caplan said. “I’m interested in pursuing journalism as my...

Paper features editor Remy Teltser ’21 has been a member of Inklings for two years. She began as a web features editor. However this year, Teltser is responsible for editing feature articles for the paper. Teltser’s new...

Jake Navarro ’20 is a web opinions editor for Inklings. He found his interest in the newspaper after taking intro to journalism. He then continued into advanced journalism after seeing his friends’ passion for the class. When...

Playing tennis and hanging out with your siblings is fun, but writing for Inklings is the best. In her second year, Rebecca Kanfer ’21 is the sports paper editor for blue staff. Based on recommendations from former Staples students,...

Giselle Oldani

Although tennis may keep her busy at times, Giselle Oldani ’22 is ready to take on her role of Web Arts Editor for Inklings. She is beginning her first year of Advanced Journalism where she hopes to turn her love of writing...

Natalie Bandura

Natalie Bandura ’22, a caregiver for four chickens, takes on her second year of Advanced Journalism as a news editor for the paper. Bandura was a member of Ursus, the newspaper at Bedford Middle School and says that her passion...

Christopher Tatusko

Christopher Tatusko ’22 decided to take Advanced Journalism after a recommendation from his cousin. He is excited to write for the paper, specifically the sports and A&E sections. “I like writing for sports. I have a...

Lexie Moskovit

Lexie Moskovit ’21 sparked her interest in journalism when she decided to take Introduction to Journalism as a freshman intriguing her to take Advanced Journalism as a sophomore. Moskovit has now earned the title of Web Spo...

Jack Dennison

Laughter echoes around the room after Jack Dennison ’21 entertains the class with his vibrant sense of humor.  After previous years writing for Ursus, the Bedford Middle School newspaper, Dennison joined Inklings. Finding...

Jacob Greenberger

Between sports, friends and academics, Jacob Greenberger ’22 constantly has a  jam-packed schedule. Taking Intro to Journalism his freshmen year was a positive experience for Greenberger as he expanded his writing knowledge....

Lys Goldman

Lys Goldman ’21 grew up in a family of nine. In a house always full of commotion, she has learned to find her own interests and hobbies.  “It’s helped me become a very independent person,” Goldman said. She chose to wri...

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith ’21 is adding to her list of many hobbies as she embarks on her first year as a Staff Writer for Inklings. Smith took Intro to Journalism last school year and decided to become a part of Inklings because she ...

Ryan Thomas

As Ryan Thomas ’22 enters his first year as a staff writer for Inklings, he looks to further his love for writing by entering the world of journalism.  “I really like writing and current events and I thought this class would ...

Evi Tarshis

As a senior this fall, Evi Tarshis ’20 is excited for the new year. Since she has started, Tarshis has shown a passion for journalism in her time with Inklings. After her first year in the paper, Tarshis is thrilled to resume h...

Graham Wood

Graham Wood ’20 is a staff writer who is taking Advanced Journalism for the first time this year. He took the class because he reads the news all the time in order to keep up with what’s happening around town and around the worl...

Emma Van Riper

Emma Van Riper ’20, a long-time writer for Inklings, has held several positions on the paper. Joining the paper in her sophomore year, Van Riper started as a writer for the technology supplement before transitioning to feature...

Amanda Rowan

After enjoying her Intro to Journalism class last year, Amanda Rowan ’22 is excited to continue exploring journalism as a first year staff writer on Inklings News. In addition to writing articles, Rowan is eager to create multip...

Claire Redmer

Entering into her second year in Advanced Journalism, Claire Redmer ’21 is eager to continue her passion for Inklings News as one of the social media directors. Redmer values the freedoms Advanced Journalism has given her as a w...

Chelsea Strober

Chelsea Strober ’21 spent her whole summer traveling to France, England, Switzerland and Italy, yet came back to school excited for her second year being a part of Inklings News as an opinions editor.  Strober hopes that...

Emily Stone

Emily Stone '20 is one of the two business directors for Inklings. In fact, it was her true love for business that brought her to join Inklings.  “Inklings is the only class in this entire school that gives you real-life busin...

Margot Stack

Margot Stack ’22 is a new staff writer on Inklings. Stack joined Inklings due to her love for writing opinion pieces and reading the newspaper. She enjoys the freedom of writing opinions and the wide range of topics there are ...

Holden Cohen

Holden Cohen ’20 is a second-year staff writer for Inklings. After taking Advanced Journalism his junior year, Cohen was especially drawn to the free-reigned nature of the class, which compelled him to take it again.  “I...

Adam Greenlee

Adam Greenlee ’20 anxiously awaits his first year as one of the Assistant Creative Directors for Inklings as the 2019 school year begins. Greenlee discovered his passion for journalism and writing in Intro to Journalism last yea...

Andreas Lolis

With the start of a new school year, Andreas Lolis ’21 will enter his second year taking Advanced Journalism, embarking on a new position as a news editor for Inklings. He began as a sports editor for and as his fondness began t...

Alex Massoud

Alex Massoud ’20, a web sports editor for Inklings, decided to take journalism because of his brother. After taking Intro to Journalism, Massoud found that he truly “enjoyed” writing and decided to pursue it by joining Inkling...

Lia Chen

Lia Chen ’20 is one of the two associate managing editors for Inklings. This is her second year taking Advanced Journalism, and she takes it because of her passion for writing and because of the position she acquired.  Whe...

Chloe Murray

Chloe Murray ’22 is a new member of Inklings, beginning her first year as a staff writer. The appeal of one day holding a position and becoming a bigger part of Inklings prompted Murray to join the class.  Murray explaine...

Teddy Dienst

Staff writer Teddy Dienst ’20, is in his third year of Advanced Journalism and being a part of Inklings. Dienst has always had a niche for writing and took a shot at taking the class when he was recommended to join it by his s...

Serena Ye

When not underwater, splashing her way to victory on the swim team, you can find Serena Ye ’20 providing Inklings with a unique perspective as a Broadcast Director. The visual and audio based aspect of broadcasting drew Ye ...

Ella Bloomingdale

Ella Bloomingdale ’20 is from London, but moved to Westport, Connecticut at a young age. The Bloomingdale family tries to visit London as much as possible because they still have close friends across the pond.  Over the ...

Kaela Dockray

Paper Managing Editor Kaela Dockray ’20 is not without experience. As a freshman, Dockray applied for an editor position free of expectations. She now finds fascination in producing the paper along with finding her voice th...

Theresa Vandis

After spending her summer at a New York Times program in Italy studying politics and perspectives, exploring a new topic in a new setting outside of her comfort zone, Theresa Vandis ’22 is looking forward to continuing to explor...

Marina Engler

Eager to trade her vlog camera for a pencil, Marina Engler ’21 is ready to begin her first year as an Inklings staff writer. Engler, along with a friend, run a vlog channel on YouTube called “Daph & Mar.” Their videos ofte...

Allie D’Angelo

Allie D’Angelo ’20 is one of the two Editors-in-Chief of Inklings. With this being her third year taking Advanced Journalism, there is a lot that draws her back. She loves the environment of the course, and finds that it i...

Molly Gold

As she enters her second year on the Inklings staff, paper news editor Molly Gold ’21 is eager to have her pen back in hand, ready to inform the Staples community of pressing issues. She initially took the class to focus on her ...

Ella Alpert

Beginning her first year in Advanced Journalism, Ella Alpert ’22 is eager to write articles and pursue her interest in journalism. Alpert enrolled in Intro to Journalism as a freshman and decided to explore her passion for writ...

Lia Gordon

Lia Gordon ’22 heads into her second year on the Inklings staff with no shortage of enthusiasm.  Assuming the role of paper opinions editor, Gordon has always been drawn to other people’s perspectives and understanding d...

Annabelle Iannone

Annabelle Iannone ’21 found her passion for journalism after taking Introduction to Journalism her freshman year. She became highly interested in the news aspect of the field and is now the web news editor for Inklings.  ...

Eliza Barr

There’s nothing that Eliza Barr ’21 loves more than photography. Whether taking photos for Inklings or recreationally, Barr enjoys expressing her creative side, so her position as an assistant creative director suits her per...

Samantha Felner ’21

Entering her first year in the Advanced Journalism class, Samantha Felner ’22 arrives with a confident attitude and strength in voicing her opinions through writing. Felner finds her interest in writing opinion pieces as he...

Grace Livecchi

Grace Livecchi ’21 will embark on a new chapter of her education as she joins Inklings this year as a staff writer.  After a long summer of working hard at the beach she is ready to begin working for the newspaper.  “...

Betti Kobak

Ever the go-getter, it was staff writer Betti Kobak’s ’22 desire to improve her reporting skills that landed her in Advanced Journalism. “I really like writing, especially about important things, which is why I like j...

Lauren Hassell

Lauren Hassell ’22 embarks on her first year in Inklings without deficiency in dedication as she assumes the role of features editor for the website. Hassell has always enjoyed writing and aims to expand that passion into the re...

Karina Murray

Karina Murray ’22 decided to take Advanced Journalism after falling in love with journalism in her introductory course. Murray joins Inklings as a staff writer. Outside of journalism, Murray channels her energy through gymnas...

Brooke Dembin

Brooke Dembin '22 is excited to further her creative energy this year as one of the Assistant Creative Directors on Inklings News.  Dembin first signed up for Advanced Journalism because she enjoys writing, but after being...

Caroline Donohue

Caroline Donohue ’20 enrolled in Intro to Journalism as a freshman to pursue her interest in writing. Donohue has taken Advanced Journalism for three years and holds the position of Business Director for Inklings. Because...

Eddie Kiev ’20

When Eddie Kiev ’20 first joined Inklings during his sophomore year of high school, he was particularly interested in writing news stories and learning about journalism. Now working as Web Managing Editor, Kiev strives to strengt...

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