Sometimes, an album comes along that makes me want to drop everything I’ve been listening to, lock myself in a room with my iPod, and experience the music. Such albums are deep, sonically-unique, lyrical, and intricate works of art. This is not one of those albums. No, this is Hotel... Read more »
Bats are great, normally. They’re a lot of fun to think about and even more fun to see outside: they fly around, eat bugs, have an exciting nightlife, and really just love being themselves. Bats are not so great, however, when one of them is living in your house and you can’t find it and it may... Read more »
11:20 a.m. A section of the cafeteria in which many seniors typically eat their lunch seemed a bit empty this morning, perhaps due to the fact that some chose to celebrate "Senior Skip Day" today.
Related: Before and After pictures of Main Street Hurricane Sandy, which some are now calling a "super-storm," seems to have left the Westport area as of Wed. evening. However, the storm wreaked an enormous amount of damage on the town and its surroundings. According to Connecticut Light &... Read more »
Hurricane Sandy is definitely upon us, and if you’re sitting at home waiting for the power to go out, you might as well do so with some nice musical accompaniment. We’ve put together a playlist that you can listen to pre-storm, during storm, and post-storm, and we'll be updating it as Hurricane Sandy... Read more »
For More Coverage on Sandy click HERE Crews managed by the Town of Westport worked today to build a sand barricade along the length of Compo Beach to protect houses and town buildings along the shore, such as the playground and the beach pavilion. In addition, battery shortages at stores such as... Read more »
11:15 a.m. Students leave the cafeteria, causing a minor blockade in a hallway as they walk to class.
I wanted to like this album. I really did. Based on the tracklist alone, the album should be flawless. Features range from hip-hop heavyweights like Ghostface Killa, Ma$e, and Raekwon to three of the best rap lyricists of all time: Pusha-T (of Clipse fame), the ever-illustrious Jay-Z, and Mr. Kanye... Read more »
3:23 p.m. A peek into the auditorium this afternoon revealed the Annual Department Awards Ceremony. While parents, siblings, and friends looked on, over 90 students received Fine and Performing Arts awards in disciplines ranging from mural painting to radio production.
My name is Ned, and it’s time for me to come clean about a certain guilty pleasure of mine. For the past few weeks, Sunday nights have held a kind of dark allure for me. At 9:59 p.m., after finishing my homework, I sneak downstairs to the basement to participate in an activity that some would call... Read more »
I don’t go to the movies very often. I’m not really sure why this is the case. Maybe it’s the ten-dollar ticket price. Maybe it’s the current rise of 3D movies (cough, gimmick, cough). Maybe it’s the mere fact that during the off-chance that I have some free time to be entertained by a fictitious... Read more »
8:32 a.m. A group of boys gaze at a charcoal grill amid the smoke from slowly browning hot dogs. The Great Cookout of 2012, organized via Facebook by a group of seniors and juniors, took place this morning in the Courtyard. Many students were taken by surprise at the administration's decision that it... Read more »
“It’s really funny, I promise.” It’s entirely likely that the above sentence has made its way out of my mouth upwards of 800 times in the months since the Twitter Renaissance of 2011. A lot of people at Staples call me “artsy,” “trendy,” “annoying,” “go away,” and as someone... Read more »
It is a common conception that grade-curving inspires students to study less. Grade-curving, many believe, benefits students who put less effort into their studies but neglects those who study more and get higher raw scores. However, conversations with students in both AP Calculus BC and AP Physics... Read more »
11:29 a.m. Students peruse the many choices in the cafeteria this morning, ranging from deli sandwiches to a full salad bar. Today is Leap Day, a day that occurs once every four years.
12:56 p.m. Two new murals from the Mural Painting class now grace the once-blank walls of the cafeteria. The murals, which consist of squares of alternating colors, spell out the words "SHS CAFE."
It seems obvious. The inherent danger of cigarettes is so widely known. Packets of cigarettes are emblazoned with striking black-and-white letters stating not that cigarettes can cause cancer but that they do, in fact, cause cancer, as well as other bodily complications: “CAUTION: Cigarettes... Read more »
10:16 a.m. The Courtyard remained empty today as cold winds forced many students to stay indoors. Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 28 degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon.
12:28 p.m. An anonymous group of people plastered a bulletin board outside of the cafeteria with posters this afternoon. The posters, none of which are stamped "Approved" by the administration, feature a dog and pictures of musicians like Waka Flocka Flame. It remains to be seen who put up the posters... Read more »
I could start this review by writing about a number of different things. I could write about Drake’s posse, the OVOXO “clique,” which now includes the mysterious R&B crooner known as The Weeknd (no, that is not a typo). I could write about Drake’s rumored relationship with tennis superstar... Read more »
11:19 a.m. "Four for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco!" This line from the popular 2004 film Mean Girls is sure to be repeated multiple times this week as the Global Friendship club sells "candygrams" in the cafeteria. The candygrams will be delivered to students during period three on Dec. 21.... Read more »
You can’t change the date of a holiday. Christmas is always on December 25th. Independence Day is always on July 4th. Halloween is always on October 31st. Right? Wrong. According to the Town of Westport, this year Halloween is on November 5th. On October 31st, Westport officials decided that... Read more »
WARNING: This article contains explicit language and chronicles verbal exchanges that may be considered offensive. Inklings noted this in its decision to run the article to print, with the consideration that the language was necessary to more completely detail a serious issue. Reader discretion is... Read more »
AMC might just be the new HBO. For years, HBO, a premium cable channel, has been producing television shows with high production values, big budgets, and limited censorship. HBO’s shows have been critically acclaimed. You’ve probably heard of them: The Sopranos, Entourage, Game of Thrones,... Read more »
12:21 p.m. Yellow caution tape blows in the wind and rain. The gate that usually separates Staples and Bedford Middle School went missing on Monday night. Assistant Principal Richard Franzis says that Westport police are currently investigating who may have taken the gate and for what reasons. Replacing... Read more »
1:34 p.m. Caitlyn Rand '13 gazes at the rainstorm taking place just a few inches outside of her Spanish classroom. Because the parking sticker lottery for juniors will not take place until November, many new drivers will be forced to walk all the way up to Wakeman in this inclement weather.