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Staples Vaping Seminar’s Effect On Student Body

Trisha Dahl of Yale School of Medicine visits Staples High School in efforts to warn students on the dangers of vaping. She spoke on the long-term and short term consequences of e-cigarettes on teenagers.

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20

January 5, 2020

Former Neo-Nazi commended by students; ADL and administration lacking

Former Neo-Nazi commended by students; ADL and administration lacking

March 23, 2017

Jonathan Kaner '18 and Julia Rosier '18 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held an assembly for sophomores and juniors on Wednesday March 8, where guest speaker and former Neo-Nazi Frank Meeink told the story of his past to teach students about tolerance. The main purpose of the assembly was to teach...

Truth About Hate assembly was powerful tool despite poor execution

Truth About Hate assembly was powerful tool despite poor execution

March 22, 2017

By: Amelia Brown '18 Not many things can incite the level of joy in students that the prospect of missing class can. Snow days, early dismissals, delays and, yes, even assemblies, send a rush of satisfaction and relaxation through our teenage minds. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sponsored assembly,...

Teen Awareness Group implements new approach to Grim Reaper Day

Candles and flower memorials stand outside the Staples Cafeteria to respect and remember those killed and impacted by accidents of drunk driving.

Emma Berry, Staff Writer

May 11, 2015

For the past twelve years the Staples Teen Awareness Group (TAG) has organized Grim Reaper Day, a day-long event aimed at educating students on the dangers and consequences of drunk driving. This year, the elected Executive Committee, Board of Directors, TAG student members and group advisor, Chris Lemone, took a slightly different ap...

Jeffrey Veatch speaks to the senior class about drug abuse

Jeffrey Veatch speaks to the senior class about drug abuse

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

October 11, 2014

Jeffrey Veatch, founder of the Justin Veatch Fund, spoke on Oct. 7  to the senior class in the Staples auditorium at 8:30 am regarding the dangers of substance abuse. Veatch has a personal connection with the topic as his son Justin passed away about six years ago due to an accidental overdose. “Ju...

Reassess the dress before the counties dance in Jan.

December 22, 2010

The County Assemblies’ “counties” dance is the first opportunity that Staples girls are given to ditch their Uggs and throw on a pair of heels for a formal, black-tie night with their classmates. With much anticipation surrounding this evening, the question of “what to wear?” becomes even more crucial. “At a formal affair, t...

New SA Officials Hope to Reach More Students

October 5, 2010

The Staples High School Student Assembly (SA) has decided to take a more vocal role as student advocates this year. While a May 2010 Inklings survey showed that 0% of those polled believed that the group provides for the student body, this year’s executive board aims to change its past image. “If...

Student Assembly Holds Its Fifth Annual 5K Run In The Sun

Student Assembly Holds Its Fifth Annual 5K Run In The Sun

June 15, 2010

Rain or shine, Student Assembly will be hosting their third annual 5K Run in The Sun on June 20 at 9 a.m., starting and ending at Long Lots Elementary School. The proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Staples Tuition Grants, which is a program designed to raise funds to help con...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 8, 2010

Dear Editor: My name is Michael Goodgame, and as the elected President of next year’s Student Assembly, I would like to address points made in a recent Inklings article regarding the way in which SA elections work and the function of SA at Staples. For starters, consider this: What if Inklings executive positions, such as Ex...

Examining the Level of Democracy at Staples: Students Unaware of Student Assembly’s Purpose

52% of the students polled do not believe the Student Assembly adequately provides for Staples students, and 48% were indifferent. | Graphic by Ross Gordon '11

May 28, 2010

“Our purpose is to provide an outlet for student ideas, as well as finding a way for students to be involved in the school.” This is how Eric Wessan ‘10, treasurer of the Student Assembly (SA), describes the SA’s true mission. The Assembly, which is Staples’ functioning “Student Government,”...

Consider School-wide Elections

Graphic by Connie Zhou '12

May 28, 2010

Inklings Editorial In September 1952, the student government of Staples held a meeting to determine whether smoking should be allowed in school. An Inklings writer reported at the time that “there were no faculty members present at the assembly.” After organizing and presiding over the meeting, the student government organized a secret ballot for the student...

“Respect Our School” Campaign Ends Leaving Cafeteria Tables Spotless

These cafeteria tables are spotless due to the

February 5, 2010

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Chief The Student Assembly’s five-day long “Respect Our School” campaign ended today, Feb. 5. The initiative aimed to combat the garbage problem that has plagued Staples’ cafeteria for years. Each day, the assistant principals and janitors spend hours cleaning up the mess that is always left in the cafeteria after third lunch...

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