2012-2013 Inklings Staff
“I’m not a very interesting person,” says Amina Fatima Farah Abdul-Kareem, who was born in Dubai, raised Somali, is a frequent visitor of Kenya, and already has her entire life planned. Amina is also in serious need...
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She’s a person you like right away. She’s easy to talk to and immediately likable. A true journalist at heart, Chloe Baker, this year’s Managing Editor, has high hopes and expectations for Inklings. “I’m really...
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Molly Barreca seems like a typical humorous girl at Staples. However, there are many things that most don’t know about her. She aspires to work in public relations when she is older, similarly to her father who has worked...
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Web Sports Editor
While most Inklings staff members are spending time on their newest articles, Sami Bautista is busy being the captain of the lacrosse team--as well as writing her next article. How does she do it? She should take up a new...
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As President of Student Assembly, Opinions Editor Kate Beispel has proven she knows how to take on responsibility. As if her important roles in Student Assembly and Inklings were not enough to fill her time, this active...
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Greta Bjornson ’15 is known for her creative impulse and artistic mind: two important qualities that make her A&E editing position the perfect fit. Joining Inklings was an easy choice for Bjornson. She loves English...
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A Running Start: Rebecca Bregman takes the Newsroom A soccer star by day and a poet by night, Rebecca Bregman ’14 craves motion. If she is not running on the field, she is capturing movement in her writing. Few know...
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Elizabeth Camche is an ordinary teenage girl, but she is referred to as a sea creature daily. Although Elizabeth does not like them raw, steamed, fried, or casino, she is often referred to as “Clam” by her friends, or...
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Web News Editor
Ryder Chasin walks the same halls as other students and he sits in the same section in the cafeteria as he eats the same food, but he goes far beyond the average student. He is a master of the arts, specifically music,...
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They always say to never judge a book by its cover, and Jake Chernok ‘13 is definitely not a story to pass by. For someone who comes off as laid back, easy going, and lazy—as he calls himself, there’s certainly a deeper...
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At first glance, Katie Cion ’14 seems like a typical Westport teenager – she loves camp, is part of several clubs, and is obsessed with her grades. But beneath the surface lies unique personality. The first of many...
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Since she was in eighth grade, Caroline Cohen ’15 has been reading and studying the many pages of Inklings. With two older siblings and a family subscription to the paper, Cohen has never been short on copies of Inklings...
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Referred to by some as a, "beacon of hope for the modern generation," Daniel Cooper '13 remains much more modest. "In many ways I'm just an ordinary Staples student," Cooper stated. "I put my pants on one leg after another,...
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Sophie de Bruijn
Web Features Editor
Sophie DeBruijn ’14 is what you would call “the main jock” at Staples. She is a center-forward on the varsity basketball team and she has been playing the sport since fifth grade. By now, you can say she is a pro! Besides...
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When a person is passionate about something it is a common saying that it “is in their blood.” Josh Dublin ’14 embodies this saying at a more literal level. Dublin has been interested in the world of journalism ever...
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Web Opinions Editor
Bailey Ethier does not like to be told he can't do something. "I'm very competitive," said Ethier, ’15. “I don't even like to lose rock, paper, scissors." And he's not just talk. Ethier has been playing sports...
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When Hearing the name of Staples High School Junior Hannah Foley '14, students around Staples might immediately think of her work as the lead anchor on Good Morning Staples. However, Foley doesn't just announce news on...
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Inklings evolves as its staff evolves. The paper has always carried on the tradition of improving itself and renewing itself. With new writers like Luke Foreman’ 14, that tradition will continue. Although Foreman is...
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Most people would not compare journalism to sailing. At first glance, the two activities could not be less similar: one involves being in a boat, while the other involves thinking of creative headlines. For Ellie Gavin...
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“Someone called it my flow. Someone even told me that I have the most luscious locks,” Ben Goldschlager ’14 said. “I really think that my hair makes me more well known in my grade.” Goldschlager does not...
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If you cannot find her at Locust Performing Arts Center, Bella Gollomp ’15 may be sharing her talent by dancing hip hop at a Knicks game or in an elite performance all overConnecticut. Dance for Gollomp has always been...
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She may have been waived out of the Introduction to Journalism class, but Photo Editor Alex Greene ’13 is no beginner. Fresh from a National Geographic Student Expedition trip to Peru, Greene plans to bring the expertise...
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Web Sports Editor
As a soccer player, dog-lover, gamer, volunteer, Latin Club president, and self-proclaimed jokester, Joe Greenwald ’13 is a jack-of-all-trades. And he can now add Web Sports Editor of Inklings to his repertoire. It was...
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Moving from small town to small town, Sophia Hampton ‘15 always knew she was a New York City girl. After living in Westport for only one year, she has already declared she will be moving to the city “as soon as possible.” Greatly...
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Ned Hardy is a man of many passions. His latest endeavor? Bringing his expertise and vision to Inklings as Editor in Chief. Hardy joined the Inklings staff his junior year after being impressed by the awesome issues being...
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Web Managing Editor
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She may be new to Westport, but Ellie Kalatzi ‘13 is no stranger to Wordpress and page design. Kalatzi grew up in Greece and Germany before moving to the United States. Last year, in Los Angeles, she created the website...
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At the tender age of four-years-old, Carlyle Klein ‘13 had already stepped into the office of Anna Wintour, toured the buildings of all of the major Condé Nast magazines, and started her cherished pastime of flipping through...
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Alex Kogstad ’13 is frequently asked the Blackberry question: Is that a Blackberry? Can I have your PIN? However, Kogstad’s Go-Phone, fully equipped with unlimited 30-second trial runs of Tetris—a perk that he’s...
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Watching a movie with your friends is supposed to be a relaxing two hours to get your mind off of what is going on in the real world. However, for Grace Kosner ’14 this isn’t necessarily the case. It is more stressful...
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Class-A perfectionist Rachel Labarre ‘14 put her heart and soul into Inklings last year as A&E editor, and this year as Features editor, she will do no different. This is a girl who will spend any amount of time to...
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Claudia Landowne ’15 is a self-admitted nerd. After watching “X-Men” in sixth grade, and then learning that the movie was based after a comic book, Landowne got hooked. “I think I can bore my family to tears by...
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For many prospective students, entering Staples High School for the first time can be overwhelming. For Claire Lewin ’15, overwhelming is a bit of an understatement. “I took two steps into the lobby and actually threw...
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The storm clouds have parted, and Larissa Lieberson ‘15 has emerged from England’s rainy depths into Westport’s sunny forecast to be a full time Inklings newspaper reporter. According to Lieberson, living in England...
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Web News Editor
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Sara (who really should be called “Care-a”) Luttinger ’13 is very involved in Staples. She’s worked a lot with kids who have special needs – which would be her dream job, she’s interested in majoring in communications...
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Surprisingly enough, there’s a page on Wikipedia--that ever so reliable source--for the phrase “mano-a-mano,” which it says is “a Spanish construction meaning ‘hand-to-hand’ [that] was used originally for bullfights...
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When passing Tati Morales ’15 in the halls, one probably won’t plainly see what are arguably the most colorful things at Staples: the soles of her shoes. Indeed, the bottoms of her unsuspecting neon green-laced sneakers...
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During a memorable writing assignment in English class sophomore year, Emma Muro ’14 exploded the moment a fictional young girl found out her father was in a car crash. Through this and other similar writing assignments,...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, strikes many teenagers during their high school years, however Cadence Neenan ’15 has developed a rare strand of this disorder, otherwise known as “Obsessive Cadence...
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Web A&E Editor
A team player on and off the field, even with a knee injury, Claire O’Halloran ’13 is ready to jump into another great year of Inklings. Before her Staples journalism journey, O’Halloran always liked writing and really...
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Rose Propp ’13 is simply artistic. Various forms of art have always been in her life, but nowadays she is focusing her time on her true artistic passions: journalism and photography. This is Propp’s second year on...
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From joining the water polo team to becoming web features editor, Chris Ramey ’14 has his high school career pretty laid out. Next on the agenda? An admirable ambition—he wants to be a Navy Seal. It was his dad’s...
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Last year as a sophomore, Nate Rosen said “Shalom!” to Staples and traveled across the globe to study abroad in Israel. During his four-month stay, he went to school and traveled all over the country learning about its...
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Web A&E Editor
A sarcastic dinner partner in Rumors. Violet’s mother in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Anything from SNL. Caroline Rossi enjoys playing characters from all of these. Rossi, a second year journalism student who...
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Deanna Schreiber ’13, loves being busy. “The busier I am, the more efficient I am”, she said on juggling school, varsity lacrosse, and being an editor on Inklings. She took Introduction to Journalism her first semester...
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Web Managing Editor
Jordan Shenhar loves hanging out with his friends-as long as he’s arguing with them. No, he doesn’t have anger management issues; he’s just extremely political. Shenhar participates not only in Inklings, but also in...
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When Julia Sharkey gets a little bored listening in class, she cannot help but doodle the words “Indian Head Camp” in the margins of her notebook. These three words may mean nothing to an average Staples student, but...
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When most students are asked about their favorite subject, they joke about loving lunch, or dismissal. Some like science class, others English. However, Kelsey Shockey ’14 has a unique favorite class: gym. “I always...
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Erik Sommer ’13, Opinions Editor for Inklings, is a man with a strong voice, in more ways than one. His favorite perk of being involved in journalism is questioning things and making people think. His voice in writing...
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After dropping out of Journalism for Publication in both his freshman and sophomore years due to a too large workload, Alex Spector ’13 finally got it right. As a junior, he managed to show up to class four times a week,...
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While his name often falls victim to cheesy clichés, it doesn’t fail to describe the best part of Zach Speed’s hockey game. The newly appointed Staples Varsity Hockey captain only started playing in 8th grade, but...
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He stands at a looming 6’4”, and has both a size 14 foot and self-described “huge” palms. But more than that, Stracher undeniably goes big. He once slept for 17 hours straight. He’s written a rec basketball projection...
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Bailey Valente ’13 is the definition of a Superfan. She frequents the stands at Staples football games and watches ESPN over “Gossip Girl”. However, she never plays sports. Valente figures that if she can’t...
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Jamie Wheeler – Roberts, who loves to write and edit for the paper, has a passion for journalism as well as something else. Jamie is a girl who along with loving journalism loves to travel. Because her mom works for...
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Web Opinions Editor
It’s only natural for Yass to be part of a team. She loves people, and her friendliness serves her well as a part of the Teen Awareness Group and the Varsity Cheerleading squad, where she enjoys spending time with the people...
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Haley Zeldes is finally a Senior Girl who, along with the other queens in her class, orders the school to “13OW DOWN” to her as she takes on her final year at Staples. Although she is excited to claim her throne, she...
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It may seem odd that the Inklings’ cat lady doesn't even own a cat of his own. Instead of cats he has cat bobble heads, shirts, everything cats. Not only does he have cat shirts but his Facebook name is related to cats....
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