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Crossing the Line: Staples and the Doninger Free Speech Case

Crossing the Line: Staples and the Doninger Free Speech Case

May 27, 2011

  Cheyenne Haslett '13 & Claire O'Halloran '13 Web News Editor & Web Features Editor Feeling angry, Shapiro recorded a video on a friend’s Facebook wall manifesting her frustration. Considered “a joke in [her opinion],” Shapiro would still later describe the video as “threatening an...

Prom Peril

Prom Peril

May 19, 2011

When Shelton High School senior Sonali Rodrigues arrived to school one Friday morning, she had no idea what she was in for. Her classmate James Tate, an honors student with no prior disciplinary record, had taped 12-inch-high cardboard letters to the front of the school building which read: “SONALI RODRIGUES WILL YOU GO...

[open inklinations] What are you doing during the snow day?

[open inklinations] What are you doing during the snow day?

January 11, 2011

Welcome to [open inklinations], where we give you the chance to talk freely (with limits) in the comment section.  All comments will be moderated by Inklings staff before they appear.  Feel free to share this on Facebook or tweet it on Twitter to let your friends know. According to the National Weather...

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

December 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia This past week, a huge number of facebook users have swapped out their standard profile pictures for cartoon characters ranging from Tommy Pickles of “Rugrats” fame to Winnie the Pooh. Some are just taking part in these shenanigans for the fun of it, due to the Cartoon Network spon...

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

December 5, 2010

Image via CrunchBase Taylor Jacobs ’14 and Rachel Labarre ‘14 Staff Writers Ask most Staples high school students and they will tell you that they use Facebook. Facebook has surpassed every social network page, including the once very popular page, MySpace. One of the most popular things about Facebook is the events. An event is something t...

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

November 28, 2010

It has taken hours to start writing this column. Why? Because I’m distracted. I’ve been talking to friends and video chatting, thanks to iChat. Oh, and Facebook too. iChat is the biggest culprit. Although I’m not face-to-face with the people I talk to, I spend my afternoons and/or evenings sending instant messages back and...

Please Stop, High School Drinkers

Please Stop, High School Drinkers

November 20, 2010

Lately, I haven’t liked what I’ve been seeing on Facebook. I inevitably find in my newsfeed pictures of drunken classmates holding a can of Keystone Light in one hand and a can of Four Loko in the other. Frankly, it’s horrifying. I’m not entirely sure why so many kids my age choose to drink excessively—or at all, for that matter. This isn’t to say that I think...

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System

November 16, 2010

Image via CrunchBase On Monday, Nov. 16, Facebook introduced the new Facebook Messages system, due to be rolled out for all users in the near future. This new system integrates Facebook messaging, e-mail, chat, and instant messaging, and it has been implemented for a randomly-selected small subset of users that can invite up to two other frien...

Top Five Things to Get You Unfriended

Top Five Things to Get You Unfriended

October 24, 2010

Image via Wikipedia We’ve all been there. Everyone has thought about it. I have been tempted numerous times to sever ties on a virtual relationship. Yet, I have never actually had the audacity nor courage to push “the button” — the “remove from friends” button — on Facebook. Only the lewdest of comments and t...

Anything Can Be Proven on the Internet: Elvis Lives on in the Hearts of Conspiracy Theorists

Anything Can Be Proven on the Internet: Elvis Lives on in the Hearts of Conspiracy Theorists

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia The Internet is perfect for many things, including academic research, non-profit organization sites, instant news, and pornography. Students at Staples will use the Internet heavily for social networking, like Facebook and Instant Messaging, others will use it for finding the latest music that they like. But I have found something better ...

A Tradition Continues: Senior Girls Let Shirts Show Unity on First Day of School

UNIFIED: Senior girls will continue the tradition of wearing custom shirts on the first day of school. | Photo by Petey Menz '11

September 14, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Features EditorSenior girls will wear matching V-necks on the first day of school after a summer of planning on Facebook.   Caela McCann ’11 was the creator of the private Facebook group “Senior Girls.” It is exclusive to girls graduating in 2011 at Staples and it overse...

Inklinations: What Does it Mean to Be “Facebook Official?”

Inklinations: What Does it Mean to Be

May 28, 2010

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Perspectives: Facebook Relationships

Perspectives: Facebook Relationships

May 28, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Becca Bobrow '11, Julia Friedman '11, and Michael Nussbaum '11 Features Editor, Staff Writer, and Web Managing Editor Becca: I’m seventeen years old and married. Most of my friends are married, too. Or at least engaged. On Facebook, of course. Almost everyone I kn...

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