Inklings News

Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Connecticut recently signed a bill that is aimed at combating the underage use of tobacco related paraphernalia. The bill goes into effect October 1st.

Marina Engler '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Connecticut residents must now be 21 or older to buy products containing tobacco effective Oct. 1. Healthcare officials and lawmakers alike concluded that the bill, passed in June 2019, is necessary to stop habitual smoking in teenagers. “95 percent of smokers start their habit before reaching...

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

The recent outbreak of nicotine addiction and positive feedback from previous programs has led to a return of the vaping cessation program in Westport.

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

According to a recent study by The Hub, 45% of Fairfield County high school juniors and seniors and 25% of freshman and sophomores reported vaping in the last month. In a 2018 survey, 12% of Fairfield County high school students say they have vaped marijuana in the last month.  These numbers and the recent death...

Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” leaves audience speechless

Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” leaves audience speechless

Evi Tarshis '20

November 19, 2018

After reading “Beautiful Boy,” the true story of a father’s journey through his son’s meth addiction, I became emotionally attached. Therefore, when I found out they were coming out with a movie, I immediately added the premiere date to my calendar. Almost as touching as the book, the movie was...

Mac Miller’s death exposes our culture’s failure to address prevalent issues

Mac Miller’s death exposes our culture’s failure to address prevalent issues

October 1, 2018

By Lia Chen ’20 Complete with in-memoriam posts on Instagram, trending hashtags on Twitter and floods of comments on various other forums, blogs and news sites, there are few occurrences that can trigger a greater outpouring of response from the internet than the passing of a celebrity. The...

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

Unattainable treatment costs opioid addicts their lives

March 8, 2018

Maya Brodows '20 Nineteen-year-old Gage Bellitto from Bronxville, New York was nothing if not determined. Whether he was studying hard or experimenting with illegal substances, one thing was certain: Bellitto enjoyed testing his limits. On Dec. 27 2017, police found Belitto’s body, estimated to hav...

Addicted to AA

Addicted to AA

Alexa Davis, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

The common noises that I hear as I roam around the crowded cafeteria early in the morning have changed from the silent yawns of tired seniors to the constant yelling of swear words and angry mannerisms. What could have caused all of this ruckus in such a short amount of time? I suddenly realized that...

The addiction that can’t be kicked

The addiction that can’t be kicked

Cooper Boardman, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

To the average person, the terms “Yeezy” and “Foamposite” sound like gibberish; but to some students, it makes perfect sense.  We go by “Sneakerheads,” and I can admit I’m one of them. Hours are spent poring over sneaker blogs, groups, and pictures, desperate for the newest shoe to...

Ginger Katz speaks with courage

Grieving mother founds a charity and writes a book in a fight against addiction.

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

October 6, 2014

Ginger Katz, a former Westport resident, lost her son to a heroin overdose in 1996. Ian Eaccarino was 21 years old. 18 years later, Katz and her husband, Larry, tour the country with the charity they founded, The Courage to Speak Foundation, based in Norwalk, Conn. At 7 pm on Wed., Oct. 1, she visited ...

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