Inklings News

COVID-19 affects cross country team

Staples cross country runners wear masks and socially distance while running in their small cohorts at practice.

Audrey Kercher '23

September 25, 2020

Going back to school in fall of 2020 is anything besides ordinary: one-way hallways, masks, six feet apart and Zooms. Sports are no exception, especially for the cross country team.    The Staples cross country team has had to make many modifications this year due to COVID-19.    ...

Social distancing becoming optional, still obligatory

Graphic by Lia Chen ’20

Lia Chen ’20, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

At long last, after what has felt like an eternity, summer is finally beginning to approach us. All around our community, there are signs that life seems to be returning to normal: the weather is starting to warm up; seniors are embarking on their internships; Compo has reopened; On May 20, Connecticu...

Corona disrupts college decisions for seniors

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

For the past three years, seniors have eagerly awaited for May 1, 2020: a day where they could represent their selected post-high school plans, confident in their choices. For the class of 2020, however, this image will not be fulfilled. In the age of Covid-19, many seniors feel uncertain and...

Westport residents leave amidst pandemic

Despite strong urges by government officials, some Staples students have left the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has sprouted fear across every inch of the world, changing the way many of us live. While many sit inside our homes watching the rate of infected rise, barred from the outside world, traveling would seem like the last thing one would want to do. However, some Staples students...

Spring sports postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Staples boys' baseball won FCIAC and the state championship last year.

Grady Narang '20

March 30, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the spring sports season will be postponed for all schools across Connecticut. Governor Lamont ordered all schools to be closed until at least April 20 as the final date back is to be determined. As the decision affects all grades, seniors are left heartbroken wi...

Olympics could be postponed, students react

The summer Olympics was supposed to start July 23, 2020, but there is uncertainty if it will happen at all.

Jacob Greenberger '22

March 30, 2020

Olympic qualifying across different sports and regions around the world continues to be suspended due to increasing concerns over coronavirus. The men’s soccer qualifiers were the first to be canceled by the Olympic committee in what is now a very long list of postponed or suspended events. The 2020 Olympics i...

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

Over fear of the rapidly spreading coronavirus the CIAC has cancelled the remainder of the state hockey tournament, a wrongful decision that disregards years of hard work.

Marina Engler '21

March 23, 2020

Amid the pandamonium surrounding coronavirus, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has decided to proceed with caution and cancel the remainder of all state tournaments. This was a careless decision that does not take into account the very athletes who are participating in the to...

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