Inklings News

SAT tests must return or applying to college will be a challenge

Although it is hard to think of a way to resume SAT testing during this pandemic, we must find a way or else both colleges and students will endure the consequences.

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

As the coronavirus keeps life at a standstill, not only has education halted, but the option to take SAT tests has also stopped. This presents a dilemma to students looking to apply to college next year. Since standardized testing is one of the biggest ways for colleges to assess students on whether or...

AP exams persist through pandemic, not in students’ best interest

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Entering my junior year, I already had the month of May marked on my calendar. Starting in September, I began to learn content that would eventually be crammed into an hour long AP test. However, as the coronavirus swept across the world, the manner in which the AP tests are now being given is n...

Summer at sleepaway camps currently remains in jeopardy

Sleepaway camps are unsure of what their summer will look like.

Brooke Dembin '22 and Charley Guthartz '22, Business Manager and Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5oX-9u9E-A&t=3s

Questions arise with graduation season approaching

Having seniors graduate at their normal time brings up many health concerns and would require all of the families and faculty to wear masks.

Tori Wilson ’22 and Shira Zeiberg ’22, Staff Writer and Assistant Business Manager

May 14, 2020

https://anchor.fm/tori-wilson5/episodes/Graduating-class-of-2020-edajok

Westport Country Playhouse postpones season, in danger of permanent shutdown

The Westport Country Playhouse, normally a stage for plays, now has postponed its entire 2020 show season, due to COVID-19.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor

May 14, 2020

The Westport Country Playhouse postponed their planned 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which would have included five shows, including “Antigone” and “Next to Normal.” “After careful consideration of public health guidelines and with the well-being of our Playhouse community in mind, ...

Quarantine brings new fitness opportunities

The Staples girls’ lacrosse team participates on Monday April 27 in the #LastShift2020 Virtual 5k Challenge. Student-athletes are taking charge and taking one last shift into April to be the difference for cancer patients who are at high risk of getting COVID-19.

Lexie Moskovit ’21

May 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, teens have been taking up new activities while being stuck in quarantine. Many have found exercising as a way to step away from T.V and bed to stay active. With sports postponed and gyms closed, spring sports teams and students are keeping active in various ways. Many adults and...

Barnett’s baked goods aim to restore summer

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor

May 14, 2020

Summer is something that almost everyone looks forward to. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chance of a regular summer is at great risk. Camps are in jeopardy, travel plans have been cancelled and even social interactions are in an uncertain state. Sasha Barnett ’22 has been...

Reopening Connecticut is irresponsible, though protests have credibility

Roxy Augeri ’20, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As someone who has had the coronavirus infiltrate their house and affect the financial stability of their home, I am the first person who wants to see  people  go back to work. However, watching the protests unfold on April 20 to reopen Connecticut only confirmed everything I had been told: in...

Social distancing efforts prove heartbreaking but lifesaving

There are 165 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westport as of April 7, and social distancing, which Governor Lamont implemented with his stay at home order on March 23, is meant to prevent the outbreak from surpassing what our local healthcare system can manage, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rachel Suggs ’21, Web Managing Editor

May 12, 2020

Precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been immensely disruptive. Schools are canceled, SAT testing centers shut down, AP exams modified, fourth-quarter moved to pass/fail and extracurricular events put on hold due to the outbreak.  Yes, these are all activities that we, as fu...

Trump administration lacks transparency, misinforms public amid COVID-19 crisis

Allison Gillman '23, Opinions Editor

May 11, 2020

The world is in a time of crisis; there’s no sugarcoating it. In the United States, we look to the White House for information and guidance, trusting our elected officials to be transparent and united behind a common goal.  Having said that, why is our commander in chief sending us mixed messa...

Westport’s downtown Starbucks reopens for curbside pick-up, mobile-orders on May 4

Starbucks' curbside location opens due to increasing demand during quarantine.
Westport’s Downtown Starbucks Reopens For Curbside Pick-up And Mobile-orders

Evi Tarshis '20, Arts Editor

May 11, 2020

Westport’s Starbucks, located in the Parking Harding Plaza, reopened on May 4 to offer curbside pick up to residents. Following an order by Governor Ned Lamont to shut down all non-essential businesses on Mar. 20, this location was forced to close. However, the demand for the Starbucks on Post Road ...

Distance learning: the savior of the junior class

Molly Gold '21, Creative Director

May 11, 2020

Balancing SAT preparation, beginning the college process, rigorous coursework, extracurriculars, sports and the already insurmountable pressure that students face all add up to create the monster that is junior year. This year, however, our knight in shining armor wasn’t the arrival of summer, but rather t...

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