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Though college sweatshirts are commonplace at Staples, the first school day after May 1st imbues each with the quality of truth and clairvoyance in revealing to all onlookers the wearer’s fate for the next four years.

Seniors’ Sweatshirt Day reveals malinformed attitudes about college

Madeleine Casey '22, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Years ago, in a shameful past, Inklings would publish a list of where every graduating senior was attending college. Predictably, this drew the ire of administration, students and parents alike, and the...

The massive outcry against “cancel culture” provides us with an opportunity for introspection. It is a reminder to identify our own values and goals and to understand that they are bigger than fleeting public interest.

“Cancel culture” is not the punishment everyone thinks it is

Mimi Casey '22, Paper Opinions Editor March 2, 2022

The list of supposedly “canceled” figures is extensive and diverse. Real people; fictional characters, companies and corporations, even ideologies––including “cancel culture” itself in a paradoxical...

Working conditions are just one of many considerations to make when shopping this holiday season. Many companies benefit from modern slavery or dangerous and unjust working conditions somewhere in the supply chain and should thus be avoided.

Impending holidays demand vigilant expenditure

Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor January 6, 2022

As a rough estimate, there are 40 slaves working for me. That is a horrifying statement to make; it is a horrifying fact. In all likelihood, there is a similar number working for you. As per,...

Blood donation is an oft-overlooked but necessary component of the infrastructure of modern medicine. Pandemic-induced shortages have made it more important than ever to donate.

Blood supply crisis calls for increased donation, awareness

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor October 24, 2021

The first time I donated blood was one of the worst days of my life. While my will is strong, my stomach is not, and throwing up in a mask is not an experience I would recommend to anyone. Thankfully,...

The recent passage of a bill in Connecticut’s State Senate has reignited debate about whether or not to legalize recreational cannabis use. If the bill passes the house, Connecticut will become the 17th state to legalize recreational cannabis use.

Legalization of cannabis is necessary, overdue

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor June 11, 2021

In Connecticut, the sale of cannabis can result in a prison sentence of 20 years, an absurd amount of time to be lost in one’s life. Cannabis legalization has long been a topic of interest in the United...

As India struggles to cope with its most recent surge in Covid-19 cases, thousands of people die every day. Lack of medical resources and professionals, dwindling vaccine supply and various other factors have plunged India and its population even deeper into crisis, a situation that demands attention and action.

Lack of attention paid to India’s Covid-19 crisis reflects empathy deficit

Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor June 2, 2021

On May 19, there were 4,594 reported Covid deaths in India, according to the AP. Certainly, it is almost an insult to attempt to quantify the loss that underlies that number. Statistics, as we have all...

Westport Public Schools announces imminent equity and inclusivity study

Mimi Casey '22, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Westport Public Schools will conduct an equity and inclusivity study to identify the principal sources of inequity in the district, per an email sent to parents and staff on March 9 from Assistant Superintendent...

The most dramatic development in the wake of the shift to 75% capacity has been the new circumstances of lunch periods. Decidedly suboptimal, these have become frenzied and unsafe, but can be easily rectified.

Recent changes to lunch periods prove undesirable, require remedy

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 24, 2021

With all of the changes that have come with the implementation of the 75% model, some of the most talked-about have been those affecting lunch periods. Considering the dramatically stricter regulations...

Staples Players will be putting on a radio performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13. It will be one of several radio shows that have been put on since COVID-19 made on-stage performances inadmissible.

Staples Players begins the holiday season with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor December 11, 2020

Staples Players will put on a radio performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 13 at 6:00 p.m.  “[The radio show is] definitely a really different experience because we’re not all together...

The Grammys have long been a pop culture staple, and are treated as a metric for musical success and ability. Though the repute of the Grammys is indisputable, they are also notorious for controversy, some of which demands that their position in the music industry and society at large be reassessed.

2021 Grammy nominations reaffirm that the ceremony is unworthy of prestige

Mimi Casey ’22, Paper Opinions Editor December 3, 2020

Few art forms are so unifying or accessible as music, and the artists responsible are undoubtedly deserving of recognition. Accordingly, a ceremony exists that claims to do just that. The Grammys are,...

Local band Slight Return finds profound meaning in music

Mimi Casey ’22 November 10, 2020

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