Inklings News

On Nov. 6, vote to protect the environment

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut is one of many protected areas that the state legislature could sell off without public consent.

Melanie Lust '19

November 5, 2018

This election day, Connecticut voters will scratch away at the checkboxes for their preferred gubernatorial, Senate and State Senate candidates. But this year's ballot offers more than a list of names. It will feature a proposed amendment that could decide the fate of Connecticut's environment. To m...

The fresher the better

The fresher the better

October 26, 2017

By Isabella Bullock '19 It’s apple season and there are apple trees in the courtyard that many staples students are eating from. According to Michael Aitkenhead, the advisor of The Green Club and a horticulture teacher, the trees were planted at Staples about 10 years ago, when Bridgeport’s Green...

Devil’s Den popularizes as summer draws near

Devil’s Den popularizes as summer draws near

June 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney ’18 Nestled in the winding back roads of Weston and Redding, Connecticut lies Devil’s Den. The luscious greenery, boulders and streams of the nature preserve seem endless as the “largest continuous preserve and the largest tract of protected land in densely developed Fairfield Coun...

Lake Mohegan attracts Fairfield County dog owners, serving as a ‘hidden gem’

Lake Mohegan attracts Fairfield County dog owners, serving as a ‘hidden gem’

May 15, 2017

Kayla Sirlin ’19 and Layla Wofsy ’19 Any dog owner in Westport knows that Winslow park, Compo beach and Aspetuck are easily accessible and always a safe bet for a daily dog walk. While these locations most definitely please your pet, many Staples students have gone outside of the confines of the...

[Sept. 2016 Features] Nature sprouts through Qureshi’s art exhibit

October 11, 2016

By Olivia Foster '18 Web News Editor Finding beauty in nature may be easy for most people, but turning that beauty into an artform takes talent. For Faiza Qureshi ’17, nature stirs her creativity and inspires her art. Qureshi’s passion for art flourished during the summer of 2013, when she sp...

Fall leaves burst with color

The drastic change in leaves becomes apparent with colors blossoming from emerald green all the way to tangerine orange. Photo by Chase Gornbein '16.

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015

The autumn season brings a series of familiar favorites: the smell of pumpkin spiced lattes, a crisp and refreshing cool breeze and big hand-knitted sweaters. Amidst the preparation for Halloween and the upcoming winter, many people tend to overlook one of the most underrated parts of fall, the changing...

Students long for the Beauty of Spring

Students long for the Beauty of Spring

Chase Gornbein, Benjamin Foster, Staff Writer

June 12, 2015

What in God's name makes spring so special? Is it the blooming of wildflowers in small spurts, watching their petals flex outwards and extend beyond their stem, or is it the chirping of cardinals and blue jays as they look for worms and beetles to bring to their youth. Some people may already be caught...

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

On the crisp, sunny afternoon of Oct. 27, Wakeman Town Farm was jam-packed with 200 eager high school volunteers shoveling leaves, clearing paths and digging up rocks. Volunteers from Staples and other nearby schools devoted over three hours of their Sunday to various improvement projects at Wakeman a...

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