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Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

May 27, 2011

The ink of a tattoo might lie just under one’s skin, but the meaning goes much deeper. When getting a tattoo one is making a commitment to wear an image on the body for life. “It hurts way more...

Staples Needs to Speak Up

May 27, 2011

EDITORIAL When a quarter of their teachers were fired, students at Austin Polytechnical Academy in Chicago set up a petition even in the face of suspension, they walked out of their classes to protest. Sadly,...

A Seamless Kinection for Xbox 360: Discovering the Kinect

December 22, 2010

Image by The_Smiths via Flickr When the Nintendo Wii came out in 2006, it was a revolution in the way people gamed— in fact, Nintendo wanted to call it the Revolution. Shelving the idea of a joystick,...

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

December 22, 2010

A crowd of students is congregated around two tables pushed together in the center of the room. The general murmur of talking dies down as teacher Jim Honeycutt begins to speak, and the students attentively...

Right Above It- Pole Vaulters Fly High

December 3, 2010

Aiden McConnell ’12 had never imagined himself launching his body more than 10 feet in the air. However, upon indoor track coach Laddie Lawrence’s suggestion, McConnell attempted his first pole vault...

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

October 22, 2010

Veganism: dietary extremism that only about one percent of the United States is able to practice. Imagine what it’s like not to put a single animal product in or around your body for months, or even...

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...

Hope For a Safer Homecoming: TAG, Dodig Look for Sobering Solutions to Curb Fan Drinking

October 1, 2010

Sam Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor For years, the homecoming football game has been a time to celebrate the start of the school year and a place to show off the strong school spirit the student body...

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...

A Need for a Break: How the Offseason improves the Regular Season

A Need for a Break: How the Offseason improves the Regular Season
May 28, 2010

Raph Ray ’11 is a three-season varsity athlete at Staples, devoting his fall to cross-country, his winter to indoor track and his spring to outdoor track. With daily practices, not to mention...

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),...

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...

May 14, 2010 | Comedy and Tragedy

May 14, 2010 | Comedy and Tragedy
May 14, 2010

11:00a.m. The Staples student body waits anxiously for the Senior Prank to comence. With Grim Reaper Day dwindling over them at all hours, due to the conviniently placed posters around the school,...

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