Inklings News

Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Emma Nahon ’23 and Francine Stevens ’23 rise to the occasion as they play with athletes years older than them at a home game against Darien.

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Many high school students have experienced the stress of tryouts for a Staples sport. Walking in on the scene, one may see aspiring varsity athletes stealing glances off the coaches notepad after running the rigorous Man United Test.  Despite this initial stress, many athletes will testify that pla...

Freshmen invited to Semi Formal Winter Dance

Freshmen invited to Semi Formal Winter Dance

Sophie Driscoll '19, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2016

By Sophie Driscoll '19 Staples will be holding the first-ever Semi Formal Winter Dance for freshmen on Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at school. Yesterday, freshmen received information about the dance in an email sent by math teacher Jessica Levy. “There is a Class of 2020 Committee made u...

[Sept. 2016 Sports] Six freshmen make leap to varsity soccer

October 11, 2016

By Phoebe Mendelson '17 and Julia Rosier '18 Features Editor Staples Wreckers have taken on six new freshmen for this upcoming 2016 season: Ava Simunovic ’20, Julia Lombardo ’20, Kathryn Ialeggio ’20, Marlo Von Der Ahe ’20, Reese Sutter ‘20 and Mia Gonzalez ’20. “Tryouts were very ner...

Senior Retrospective: Four Tips for Incoming Students

Senior Retrospective: Four Tips for Incoming Students

Zachary McCarthy, Staff Writer

June 16, 2016

It’s the eve of graduation (gulp)! Though I may be out of the building and toiling away at important projects like my internship and putting a dent in Game of Thrones (Valar morghulis), I’m sure as heck not done with Staples yet. For that reason, I thought I’d finish off my Inklings career by...

All are involved as REC Basketball returns

Michael Mathis, Web Opinions Editor

December 19, 2014

If you came fifteen minutes before seven in the field house on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 17, you would have had a front row seat to the warm-up of six teams. Some had formed lay-up lines, some stood in center waiting for the coach to finish encouragement, and some shot around wherever their footing...

With promise of fresh start, freshmen expectations for cafeteria food skyrocket

With promise of fresh start, freshmen expectations for cafeteria food skyrocket

Caroline Cohen, Managing Editor

September 19, 2014

When you think of high school in a stereotypical, “Mean Girls” movie kind of way, the cafeteria often comes to mind. It’s where all the drama is expected to go down and where everyone sees their friends. And although Staples’ cafeteria isn’t exactly out of a high school movie, the chaos of...

Freshmen feeling the heat

Olivia Ronca '18 during her soccer practice

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

High school is a big change from the middle school, whether its the academics or the social aspect. However, there is one thing that many students have a hard time adjusting to, no matter how prepared one thinks he or she is. The sports at Staples High School are extremely competitive and well known....

Teachers reflect on completing their first year at Staples

Teachers reflect on completing their first year at Staples

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

June 11, 2014

Wide-eyed and hesitant freshmen, backs hunched under the weight of far too many three-ring-binders, aren’t the only newcomers. New teachers definitely share the transition many 14 year olds have at Staples— a new place, with new people, and new expectations. Before starting this year, many tea...

Back to School, Or Not: District Administration Mandates Re-registration of Freshmen

In or out? The process of re-registration may remove some students from Staples High School. | Photographic by Petey Menz '11 and Stevie Klein '12

September 14, 2010

  Over the summer, the superintendent’s office required all incoming ninth graders to prove that they live in Westport so that they can attend Staples in the fall. “They need to provide residency verification, and they need to do that before they can take a tour... If they don’t do that then they won’t be a...

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