Inklings News

Staples leaves students unprepared for next academic year

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer

May 17, 2020

This year, students, staff, parents and teachers alike have gone through an unprecedented time, so it’s not a surprise that our education has been altered as a result. What is a surprise, however, is how underprepared Staples has left its current and future students.  When I reflect on gettin...

Google meet etiquette lacks serious participation

Students continuously sleep in their beds during class calls.

Tori Wilson ’22, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

I have always struggled with the aspect of waking up early for school. I tend to be late for class, however, with the new schedule rotation, I am able to manage waking up in time to get ready for online class. Numerous students are treating these school days as a joke and are not attending classes...

Online learning places unnecessary strain on student mental health

Students face long hours of school work to complete assignments on time, some times having to do more than four classes a day to reach the due date in time.

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As Staples students and staff transitioned fully into online classes and schoolwork, we were sent a newsletter. The new A/B day schedule was implemented to help us balance our work between two days instead of having eight classes a day. This schedule, however, has proven to be just as hard to keep up w...

New online learning schedule has potential to be beneficial

The new online learning schedule consists of two alternating days, an A day and a B day. Both days begin at 8:30 and end at 12:15.

Tierney Kugel '22, Arts Editor

April 2, 2020

As new status updates about school closing come out, teachers and staff are attempting to create a productive and structured plan for distance learning. As of Mar. 25, a new online learning schedule has been released with the potential to lower stress and provide a routine for students.  This new schedule consi...

Remote learning promotes communication

For Distance Learning, teachers depend on online platforms to communicate with students. Teachers use Khan Academy, a resource for educational videos, to assign schoolwork. Google Classroom, Schoology and Google Hangout are other popular platforms.

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Samira Saad ’21 rises out of bed at 9:00 a.m. and after a languid breakfast, she opens her laptop to Schoology. Over the next few hours, she rotates between typing up work and taking pictures of her notes. At 2:00 p.m., she retires her schoolwork and has the rest of her day open. Saad’s routi...

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