Inklings News

How Westporters are exercising during quarantine

A makeshift hot yoga studio with a portable heater. Classes are done on zoom and Westporters can still get their yoga classes done from home.

Ethan Frank '20 and Jake Navarro '20

April 22, 2020

Course selection results in unnecessary stress

Students feel pressured over course selection during the months of January through March.

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

“You are only taking four APs?” says one student. “You weren’t recommended for AP Stat?” replies the other. “You should take at least two more APs senior year than you did junior year,” someone adds. These are common interactions between Staples students once course selection starts to...

We the People class advances to national competition

The We the People competition is centered around the United States Constitution

Will Matar ’21

March 6, 2019

On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in the state competition, the received wildcard let them continue on. In all 50 states, students take place in the...

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

October 5, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 Each year, Nobel Prizes are awarded to professionals in six categories: literature, physics, peace, medicine, chemistry and economic sciences. This year, a female chemistry professor received the chemistry award, becoming only the fifth woman to win this prize. On Oct. 3, France...

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

April 26, 2017

By: Jackie Sussman '17 Nicola Alexander ’17 came from a long line of social conquerors; her sister, mother and aunt had climbed Staples’ social ladder. Nicola’s name had to carry the weight of a junior’s backpack and be as ubiquitous as Neenan’s gaze. There was an air of disgruntlement...

“Staples Got Class” makes schedule sharing easier for students

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Managing Editor

June 1, 2016

On Tuesday, May 31, Dylan Diamond ’17 released his sixth iPhone application, “Staples Got Class.” “Staples Got Class” is a schedule sharing application available for all iOS devices in the App Store that allows Staples students to see who is in their classes and view other student’s schedules ...

Gender Divide

Amina Abdulkareem, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Pink versus blue. Barbies versus action figures. Dance versus football. There are gender stereotypes linked to each of these words, associations often made without malice or conscious prejudice. But the truth is that they are stereotypes all the same, so ingrained in our culture that shaking them...

Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Editor

March 10, 2015

Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B and AP Physics C — most Staples High School electives listed in the course catalog can only be taken...

Choosing classes is a game of chance

Graphic by Grace Foley '18

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor

March 9, 2015

There’s only one reading assignment that I’ve gotten in all of high school that I’ve actually been excited to start, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that it wasn’t chapter one of my Biology textbook. When course catalogs are passed out, it immediately sparks both the excitement...

CPR classes provide potential to save lives

he hands-on CPR classes offer students the chance to learn potentially life-saving skills.

Meg Root, News Editor

March 3, 2015

CPR classes provide potential to save lives Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR, is a potentially life-saving skill that over 70 percent of Americans lack. Reni Forer ’15 is looking to improve that percentage by organizing hands-only CPR classes at the Staples library during all three...

Piano class teaches playing in key

Piano class teaches playing in key

Becca Rawizer, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Wait, Staples has a piano class? Most students certainly know about Staples’ popular orchestra and band classes, yet the beginning piano class is sometimes overlooked. Brimming with twelve enthusiastic students, the class is fast-paced yet informative, which allows the students to stay focused ...

Artsy AP students sketch portrait of a young class

Artsy AP students sketch portrait of a young class

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

September 19, 2014

This year, the art depart- ment’s new course addition, AP 2D Studio Art class gives a whole new meaning to the sight of pencils flying. The blurs of yellow pink are no longer to bubbling scantrons and scribbling down an essay’s conclusion. They can also signify the perfection of crosshatch...

Visual literacy puts the “pow” in English course

Visual literacy puts the

September 19, 2014

There are normal books filled only with words, and then there are graphic novels. Few people know there is an actual class on these visual pieces of literature. However, the 20 students per semester who partake in this lively and artistic class can’t stop raving about it. Visual Literacy i...

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