Inklings News

[Nov. 2016 Features] SEASONAL BLUES–Moods fall with season’s change

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Blansfield ’18   As it gets darker and the days get shorter and colder, some Staples students feel the blues. “Every fall and winter I experience a major change in my overall well being. Sunshine is very uplifting to me and when winter comes around and it gets dark, my moo...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Get me out of Generation Z

November 22, 2016

By Jesse Levinson '17   I used to send Snapchats of books I was reading, underlining sentences that I found particularly funny or alarmingly existential. Sometimes I would even add brief captions expressing my thoughts, and if I was feeling exceptionally quirky, I’d throw in my favorite emoj...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Don’t delete our individuality

November 22, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17   We students are constantly faced with the question: what makes us tick?  As if we’re supposed to have it figured out by the time we apply to college.  We may have interests, but we don’t really have it all figured out.  High school is supposed to guide us on our ...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] The not so great perks of being a wallflower

November 22, 2016

By Amelia Brown '18   You walk through the halls to your next class, saying hi to a few people on the way. Once you sit down at your desk, a friend comes over and you talk until the bell. During class, you raise your hand a few times to make sure you get your participation grade. You meet w...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] How I came to terms with the election result

November 22, 2016

By Lulu Stracher '17   On the night before election day, I stood at Independence Hall in Philadelphia along with 33,000 others waiting for history to be made. We felt exuberant at the possibility of the first woman president, which we were positive we would get. When Hillary took the stag...

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