Inklings News

[Oct. 2016 Features] Bilingual students bring multiple cultures to Staples

November 22, 2016

By Charlie Colasurdo ’18   In a New York Times article entitled, “Why Bilinguals are Smarter,” author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reported, “Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world.” Living with one foot in two different...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Bar ’Bucha brings a new flavor to town–Avdiu opens a new Kombucha cafe near the Westport train station

November 22, 2016

By Sydney Kaplan ’17   Aishah Avdiu ’17 is not your typical senior girl. While many students spend their afternoons playing on a sports team or spending time with friends, Avdiu has started her own business: a Kombucha cafe. Bar ‘Bucha, a name penned by Avdiu, is a cafe and store lo...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] Double standard persists between candidates

November 22, 2016

By Sebastian Shuken '18   There is a massive double standard in American politics. Throughout this election, the candidates have received contrasting treatment from the public. While both candidates have their fair share of faults and blunders, Clinton has been reprimanded more harshly for ...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] The push to sleep in–Why Staples High School needs to start later

November 22, 2016

By Jason Streiter '17   At 6:30 a.m., my alarm goes off. It’s another day of school. In the world outside of Staples High School, that would sound pretty early; however, 6:30 is actually late for many students, as I know people who wake up at 4:30 to prepare for the day. As I roll out of b...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] How to avoid stress while applying to college

November 22, 2016

By Becca Rawiszer '17   Dear stressed out seniors, All of you have probably had a college-induced panic attack once in your high school career. We’ve all been there. We’ve all crammed for that ACT or SAT and tried to maintain a seemingly unattainable GPA.  A year from now, however, ...

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