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Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

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 to get a tattoo removed than it does to get one in the first place,” Austin Goff ‘11 said. “Therefore, you have to consider what getting a tattoo means...

Staples Needs to Speak Up

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, this kind of demonstration would rarely, if ever, occur at Staples. In the past two years, the ad...

A Seamless Kinection for Xbox 360: Discovering the Kinect

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, Nintendo decided to be creative and have the console sense the remote’s movements and translate them to actions. Four years passed. No other gaming compan...

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

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 listen to the day’s agenda. Today they will be continuing work filming and editing the stories...

Right Above It- Pole Vaulters Fly High

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 jump freshman year. After meticulous training and explanation from pole vaulting coach Andrew Lawrence, McConnell...

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

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 years. I couldn’t possibly. I suppose that’s why the theoretical council of vegans made October Vege...

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...

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

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 has. However, after several instances of teen drinking marred last year’s homecoming game, similar problems this year could mean t...

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...

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 track meets around the year, Ray is surrounded by the pressure to perform. Sometimes, though, this pressure takes its toll on the body. Ray has n...

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

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

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

Consider School-wide Elections

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...

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, an attempt at a senior water balloon fight in the courtyard was disbanded by angered staff....

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