Inklings News

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

October 10, 2019

Barbie has established societal expectations for 60 years. After years of restrictions within the consumer base, on Sep. 12 Mattel released the Day of the Dead Barbie. Since the release date, there has been positive feedback across the Staples community.  Toys make up a childhood that fosters creati...

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Sophie Casey '20

January 9, 2019

Representation is implied in the House of Representatives, though the title now bears more accuracy. According to MSNBC, the 116th Congress is the most diverse in the United State’s history––a feat which is long overdue. Diversity on the congressional level benefits both the political system a...

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

September 20, 2018

Poppy Livingstone '21 When Staples student Angela Ji ’19 was in the fifth grade, she faced a discouraging decision. Her school had a day where students dressed as fictional characters, and Ji found that her options were slim. As an Asian-American girl, her choices came down to two characters: Cho...

The next Bachelorette sets new expectations for the show

The next Bachelorette sets new expectations for the show

March 6, 2017

By Sydney Kaplan '17   The Bachelor series has been an entertaining reality show for millions of Americans for over 21 seasons. Twelve seasons ago ABC started a reversal of the show called The Bachelorette, where the men compete for one woman’s love, rather than the women competing for the...

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

June 2, 2016

At 15 years-old I am a Staples sophomore. I have spent 13 years in school where I've had the privilege of being taught by close to 50 teachers. None of those teachers have been African American. Unfortunately, I don't think my experience is all that unique for those of us growing up in Westport,...

Hamilton’s casting call provokes calls of reverse discrimination

Hamilton’s casting call provokes calls of reverse discrimination

Lulu Stracher, News Editor

April 27, 2016

“Hamilton” has received enthusiastic praise from virtually every person who has seen the now sold out musical on Broadway. However, this praise has turned into criticism from theater groups and Staples students alike, after a new casting call seeking “nonwhite men and women” to audition for the...

Oscar boycott ignites controversy among students

Oscar boycott ignites controversy among students

Brett Franklin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

On Jan. 24, 2016, nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced and trending hashtags such as #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsStillSoWhite surfaced once again. All of the Oscar nominations were for white actors, actresses and filmmakers such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, ...

Past editorial raises concerns about perceptions of diversity

Monique Medina, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Although the attempt to approach the touchy subject of race in “Damaged by lack of diversity” is admirable, it stands as an article written for, effectively but solely, the Caucasian majority of Staples’ student body. The claim that Westport cannot provide diversity may be true on a larger scale,...

Join the discussion.
diversity