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Jackie Cope
Senior Jackie Cope is determined to “Make H15tory” this year,  as it is written on the windows of her car in hot pink writing.

Cope is currently working on the Inklings staff as one of the features editors and is ready to bring fun, engaging, and colorful features to this year’s papers.

“I am beyond excited to be in charge of features,” Cope said.  “Last year I was Opinions Editor -- still fun but I needed a change.”

Some of her previous work includes a piece where she focused on the current fashion trends around Staples.  It is a prime example of everything she publishes: lively, well-researched, and thought provoking.

When Cope is not reporting on pressing topics at Staples, she devotes a good amount of her time to volunteer work. This past summer, she volunteered as a teacher’s aid at Daughters Of Charity pre-school in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

“To put it into simple words, my job was making sure these three to five year olds didn’t kill each other,”Cope said.  “It’s total chaos -- one minute they’re laughing at something that is minorly funny and the next they trip and end up crying as if the world is coming to an end.”

Aside from having to provide constant attention, Cope very much enjoys the presence of children and viewed her time working at the school as more of a fun activity rather than a job.

She explained that many people would find her job as a challenging one, since she would be, “with these kids for hours on end, every day.”  However, Cope survived, “simply by treating them as funny little humans,” she said. “I loved it so much that I still find myself sharing stories about them to my friends.”

Unsure of her profession for the future, whether it includes being with children or with writing, Cope is ready to leave her mark at Staples High School.

“Hopefully I will know where I will be attending school for the next four years before April,” she said. “Until then, I’m going to have fun, work hard and make my own history.”


Jackie Cope, Features Editor

Apr 06, 2015
Madame Henry brings joy to the classroom (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Paid to play or played with a lack of pay (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Violence erupts in Ferguson (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
Students become EMTs in order to save lives (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Ho ho horrible holiday gifts (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Elaine Whitney resigns as chairwoman, remains on Board (Story)
Oct 10, 2014
Neighbors have mixed reactions to new YMCA (Story)
Oct 06, 2014
Ginger Katz speaks with courage (Story)
Sep 07, 2014
New department heads get their heads in the game (Story)
Aug 25, 2014
Fall into the school year with new fashion (Story)
Jun 20, 2014
Teachers sing praise for students (Story)
Jun 11, 2014
Teachers reflect on completing their first year at Staples (Story)
May 22, 2014
Everett Sussman ’15 named Governor Scholar (Story)
May 15, 2014
Everett Sussman ’15 wins district finals in speech competition (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
A-level classes challenge students (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Profiling Mr. Ogletree (Story)
Apr 07, 2014
“2048” swipes onto Staples iPhone screens (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2014
Students assess home access (Story)
Mar 16, 2014
Sophomores balance control and choice on their research paper (Story)
Mar 06, 2014
Defending the dangling modifiers (Story)
Jan 02, 2014
Classic movies to watch in class (Story/Media)
Dec 20, 2013
College tours succumb to parental pressure (Story)
Dec 19, 2013
Students’ artwork showcased at Staples art show (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2013
Trumbull High Concedes, Allows “Rent” to be Performed (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
Boy soccer player kicked off team following racist remark (Media)
Oct 22, 2013
Consumerism Turns Festive (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Trains Slow and Stall Staples Commutes (Story/Media)
Sep 26, 2013
The Boy Who Lived: Jackie Cope ’15 on Harry Potter’s Return (Story)
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