Inklings News

Megan Root
Megan Root ’15, never stops running, whether it is on the soccer field or chasing a story. She began her Inklings career her second half of junior year as a staff writer and has recently transitioned into a position as a news editor. Before Inklings she was an avid reader of the New York Times who loved politics and education. To Root, one of the main attractions of the paper was it gave her the opportunity to discover more about her school and community. “It gives you cover, you are not just a random person asking questions you are a reporter asking questions.” To Root the interview is the key to the story. After every interview she writes down all of the interesting quotes and pieces of information she took away. It is from this information that she tries to find the story. One piece she wrote that she believes best showcases her ability to do this is Genders split over weight-training. Although the story was originally supposed to be about how some teams were getting more time in the weight room than others, she discovered that the boys’ teams just wanted more time in the weight whereas the girls teams did not.

Root has some personal experience with sports, as a varsity athlete and senior captain of the girls varsity soccer team at Staples. She says when she was about three years old her older brother, who also played soccer, started to teach her. And she was marked for success right from the start, “My first game...nobody else really knew how to play, so I had this really unfair advantage, and I scored twelve goals my first game.” She continued that success through high school, making the varsity team her freshman year and becoming captain her junior year.


Megan Root, News Editor

Jun 11, 2015
Penwell has not wasted time at Staples (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Winter sports season comes to a close (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
Bow to the queen of crime (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
Staples field hockey drops tough loss to unbeaten Wilton on Senior Day (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Security upgrades cost School Board (Story)
Jun 02, 2014
Freshmen Bring TED talks, Passion, and New Ideas to Staples (Story)
May 30, 2014
Athletes battle to attain JV and varsity chemistry (Media)
Apr 27, 2014
200 characters are enough to hurt (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
New trends, same dangers (Media)
Apr 25, 2014
Board of Education discusses health care costs (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
Genders split over weight training (Story)
Mar 28, 2014
Books are underrated, not outdated (Story)
Mar 28, 2014
Dances exaggerate gender differences (Media)
Mar 02, 2014
Good workouts strain more than your thumbs (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Course Recommendations Take ’em or leave ’em (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
Staples’ snow day strategies (Story)
Jan 31, 2014
Staples students sell their souls to sports (Media)
Jan 31, 2014
Three students accepted to RISD (Story)
Jan 15, 2014
Staples Students Study Strategies (Story)
Dec 02, 2013
Not kiddie food anymore (Story)
Dec 02, 2013
Tackle the Fantasy (Story)
Nov 18, 2013
Staples Girls’ Volleyball Loses 3-1 to Cheshire in Class LL final (Story)
Nov 17, 2013
Staples Girls’ Volleyball comes out with revenge (Story)
Nov 10, 2013
Staples girls’ volleyball State Quarterfinals (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
Board of Education debates future of Westport Schools (Story)
Nov 03, 2013
A Nail-biting,Rip-roaring,Record-setting,and Heartbreaking game. (Story)
Nov 01, 2013
Teams ready to wreck in the post season (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Staples Girls’ Volleyball Semifinals (Story)
Sep 21, 2013
Staples Takes Homecoming Game, 14-7 (Story)
Sep 14, 2013
Staples Boys’ Soccer Defeats Danbury (Story)
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Megan Root