Inklings News

Virtual graduation leaves students heartbroken

Charlotte Smith '21, Social Media Director

May 11, 2020

  Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the United States, many high schools and colleges have started to consider having a “virtual graduation” for the class of 2020 instead of an in-person graduation in late summer. Whether you are a high school or college student, everyone deserves an i...

BOE appoints Thomas Scarice as superintendent

Westport Public Schools were closed for the rest of the academic school year on March 11th.

Anastasia Thumser '22, Web Opinions Editor

April 5, 2020

During a virtual meeting on Apr. 2, the BOE unanimously voted to designate the Westport superintendent position to Thomas Scarice, who has been superintendent of Madison Public Schools since 2012. At the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year, he will replace interim superintendent Dr. David Abbey....

Japan needs to postpone 2020 Olympics

Due to the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, Japan should postpone the 2020 Olympics.

Madison Andrews '20, Paper Sports Editor

March 14, 2020

The Olympic Games is a multi-sport event held every four years, each time in a different location. It is an honor for any country to be the host of this amazing global sports festival, which is watched by many people around the world. According to Statista’s website, it was recorded that 3.6 billion people watched the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  This year, the summer event is to b...

Misrepresented Iowa caucus proves important; continues American traditions

The results of the Democratic Iowa caucus are in after errors with the mobile app used were reported. Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg received 13 delegates from the caucus, allocating 26.2% of votes.

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November marks the beginning of the Iowa caucuses. While the 2020 Iowa caucuses faced a considerable amount of attention with the reporting errors brought on by the mobile app, the caucuses still proved to be a critical part of American politics.  In t...

Board of Education continues superintendent search, anticipates naming candidate in March

Dr. Joseph Erardi outlines a rough schedule of the superintendent hiring process for attendees of a Board of Education meeting.

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

January 29, 2020

The Board of Education (BOE) is continuing its nationwide search for a new superintendent who will resume the responsibilities of Interim Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on July 1. The BOE previously disclosed that the candidate will be named on March 18, and that date is expected to be upheld as of...

Five new year resolutions for high school students

One New Year's resolution is to maintain a daily planner. This will help you keep track of assignments, club meetings, activities, etc.

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

With a new year kicking off, there’s an intimidating buzz of new year resolutions. But hopes and dreams of getting straight A’s, becoming the captain of your sports team and mastering the art of yoga are often unrealistic. These far-fetched goals exert unnecessary pressure on you to achieve like...

Governors Ball changes their age policy for 2020

People who are 17 and under cannot enter the festival unless accompanied by an adult. This new age policy will begin next year at the 2020 music festival.

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Governour’s Ball announced a new age policy on Nov. 25 that prohibits attendees under 18 years of age from attending the 2020 Governour’s Ball music festival. Under-age attendees can accompany adults, but each adult is required to bring a valid form of ID and can only bring two under-age attendee...

ACT test change allows students to retake individual exam sections

ACT changed their testing policy so that students can retake individual sections of the standardized exam beginning in 2020.

Emily Stone '20, Business Manager

October 12, 2019

The ACT announced Tuesday that students will be allowed to retake individual sections of the exam starting Sept. 2020. According to USA Today News, for a fee, students will be able to retake specific subjects where they did poorly. In the past, students would have to reregister, repay, and retake...

Calls for Trump’s impeachment are baseless

Booked For Impeachment? If Impeached, Donald Trump would become the third President to be impeached. For Trump to be impeached, the House of Representatives needs two-thirds of Representatives to vote for impeachment. After this vote, the Senate performs a trial to see if the President should be acquitted.

Sam Zuckerman '21

June 12, 2019

The release of the Mueller report has only further entrenched people’s support or opposition of President Donald Trump on all sides of the political spectrum. Trump opposers argue that his unreported meetings with Russian officials and the firing of James Comey are evidence of conspiracy to collude and ...

Curriculum changes and priorities control Board of Education meeting

James D’Amico begins his presentation and discusses the 6-12 grade curriculum with members of the BOE. He discussed the integration of STEAM into the curriculum and meeting new state requirements for the class of 2020.

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

November 11, 2014

On the night of Nov. 10, the Westport Board of Education (BOE) convened in the Staples cafeteria to discuss state changes to the high school curriculum for the class of 2020. In addition, the BOE discussed the productivity and efficiency study from the National Executive Service Corps (NESC.) Director of Secondary Education James D’Amico talked about integrating STE...

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