Inklings News

Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part of our daily lives. During this time it is important to stay healthy and active, but we also need so...

Reminder: be kind during unsettling times

Westport Front Porch is a popular facebook group that is frequently used by local adults.

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were sitting in the trunks of our cars at Sherwood–six feet apart as permitted–to celebrate one of our birthdays. All within minutes, a Mercedes pulled up, and without a word of exchange, a man stuck his phone out the window to snap a picture. The photo was quickly...

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

April 30, 2018

In the recent weeks, the library posed a question to the student body, “Why should we break up Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple? Or shouldn’t we?” This is my response to the question. The question and my response were inspired by Scott Galloway’s book, “The Four.”   In the last ...

It’s time to delete Facebook

It’s time to delete Facebook

April 10, 2018

By Serena Ye '20 In eighth grade, I remember hearing all of my teachers say that I probably should get a Facebook for high school. You know, for all of the clubs and events, and just to stay in the loop. But what no one told me was that I could be one of the 50 million people whose private information was stolen by Facebook . At the heart of the Facebook controversy is Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who provided details about the scandal to the New York Times and Guardian. Cambridge An...

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

April 10, 2018

By Ian Bernstein ’18   As anxious moms tap on their steering wheels and wait in the pick-up line for their precious children to exit the school building, they can’t help but leave their car engines running, polluting the environment by the millisecond. Yes, I’m scolding the parents; ca...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly complain about how they are not able to say everything they want in just one tweet. The company...

Facebook launches new “Town Hall” feature

Facebook launches new “Town Hall” feature

March 29, 2017

By Maddy Sell '18 This Monday, March 27, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows users to easily follow and contact their respective state and federal representatives. The new service can be found via Facebook’s slide out menu, both on web and on mobile, and displays a list of local repres...

AP Assassination draws a surprised excitement

In a stakeout that lasted nearly an hour, I found myself hiding in the Toquet Hall alleyway waiting for my “target.”

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

June 4, 2016

Personally I’m not one for staking camp outside a person’s house or lying crouched down behind a series of bushes waiting for the possibility of my “target” to take out the trash. However, after my short but extremely fun participation in AP Assassination, I was greatly surprised by how much I enjoyed the experience. AP Assassination pertains to all seniors that took at least one AP course during...

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Sasha Narang, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

It’s no secret that this year's political race is tense, unpredictable and most of all, heated. While there are plenty of predictions for what is in stake, many Staples students have taken advantage of a popular social media website that was once only used for posting pictures and watching Buzzfeed...

A new “Like” on Facebook

A new “Like” on Facebook

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016

Facebook has recently added a new feature that allows users to share what they really think on a post. In the past, Facebook Friends have had the ability to only like a post but now, Mark Zuckerberg is introducing “Reactions,” the new “Like” button with more ways to express yourself. Luke Sa...

Seniors suffer through the hunt for college roommates

Seniors suffer through the hunt for college roommates

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor

April 5, 2015

The college process is the epitome of an emotional roller coaster. It starts off frightening and stressful until the applications are submitted. Then, the waiting game is equally as frightening and stressful, but finally, after a lifetime of agony, you make the coveted decision and the even more coveted...

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