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EDITORIAL: Continuation of remote learning requires clear communication from administration, teachers

As the remote learning program progresses, many have expressed confusion due to a lack of clarification or communication from administration and teachers. We hope we can prioritize clarity in the coming weeks.

April 17, 2020

As school’s resumption is further postponed until May 20, it is critical that we continue examining and improving the remote learning program for the foreseeable weeks. In the past month, a pressing need for clear communication and transparency has surfaced; students, teachers and administration wou...

EDITORIAL: Spread of COVID-19 displays both a unified, hostile Westport community

Photos such as this one, published on Westport’s 06880 blog, have circulated on local platforms and social media groups, garnering mixed reactions. Some comments criticize students for leaving the house, while others commend their creativity.

March 31, 2020

As the Westport community concludes its first few weeks grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed both productive community efforts and difficulty following the social distancing and quarantine protocol. We would like to commend the efforts of much of the Westport community; many ha...

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

November 22, 2016

First, we would like to recognize some Inklings’ members’ roles in the “Staples Meme Page,” a Facebook group in which offensive memes were posted. Several Inklings’ members joined the group and most didn’t immediately report it. This was an oversight. Those who did not inform the administ...

Editorial–In tolerance we trust; information required to promote mass acceptance over mass prejudice

Editorial--In tolerance we trust; information required to promote mass acceptance over mass prejudice

Editorial Board

May 5, 2016

In 2015, an all new reality TV show premiered across America: the presidential primaries. This primetime hit may have provided us with an all-we-can-eat buffet of embarrassment, idiocy and bitterness, but it has also inspired record political participation. Total Democratic voter turnout has rivaled...

A Little Respect: The Code of Conduct Depends on Students and Parents

A Little Respect:  The Code of Conduct Depends on Students and Parents

November 12, 2010

Editorial Numerous students disregard the Code of Conduct; for example, athletes interviewed by Inklings Senior Writer Isaac Stein ’12 repeatedly said that they knew of many kids who had willingly violated the Code. Certainly we cannot expect that every single student will be caught and punished for their transgressions. For this reason, it’s difficult to blame the school or the...

Registration Without Taxation

September 14, 2010

Inklings Editorial It’s difficult to deny that Staples students are given many resources. With the continuing importance of education in today’s society, it’s fair to say that this gives Stapleites opportunities that others may not have. But the excellence of the education provided does no...

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