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Assessment center: Is it effective?

Assessment center: Is it effective?

Charley Guthartz, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Many Staples students get the Assessment Center and learning center confused. These two rooms are put into place by the school to be helpful for students. But rarely students are unaware of where these rooms are so what's the point is having them?  The learning center is where you can go to get extra help from a...

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

November 21, 2019

America has a complex history of making, selling, buying and using guns, and our laws reflect our disagreement. There are several laws that conflict over the highly contentious and partisan gun control debate that gained steam in the recent decade. For example, the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arm...

New York climate change walkout teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe

New York climate change walkout teaches kids how to stand up for what they believe

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

In modern day, 11% of the global population is currently vulnerable to climate change; 800 million people suffering each day from something that could have been avoided in the first place, according to Conservation.org.  Climate change is moving around the globe, and it’s not moving slowly. The t...

Changing clothes for P.E. should not always be necessary

Changing clothes for P.E. should not always be necessary

Chelsea Strober '21

January 7, 2019

The bell rings and it is time for me to leave math class and head to P.E. I speed walk to the locker room, dodging anyone in my way. Getting into my change of clothes and making it to class on time is my priority. I arrive, change into a whole new outfit, and make my way to where my class is meeting on...

Finding the “perfect” female President

Finding the “perfect” female President

April 24, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

The Netflix Dilemma

The Netflix Dilemma

June 14, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '19 As you sit glued to the screen with every technicolor scene drawing you in, time passes by in the blink of an eye. With season one completed, horror strikes as you realize that Netflix is missing the next season of your show. This situation, although slightly dramatized, has...

Feminism board should not be heavily censored

Feminism board should not be heavily censored

April 23, 2017

Melanie Lust ’19 The board placed outside the cafeteria on Monday inflamed an already controversial discussion about feminism in our school. The majority of the post-it notes completing "Feminism is..." said things like "empowering," or "equality for everyone." Others, however, said "unnecessary," "terr...

It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

April 3, 2017

By Shaina Selvaraju '17 We talk about significant figures in history, and then we talk about significant women in history. In reality though, the first list should actually be called significant men in history because women cannot be found on it. For some reason, just for being a woman, our type of s...

Local homes illuminated for holiday season

Local homes illuminated for holiday season

December 21, 2016

By. Molly Mahoney '18 In the midst of the holiday season, locals stuck to tradition by illuminating their homes with bright lights and other festive, often glowing decorations. Some stick to a string or two of white LED lights, while others’ houses seem to bring light to entire neighborhoods. After...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Checks and balances prevent Trump from real change *satire

November 22, 2016

By Fritz Schemel '17   It’s one week into the presidency of Donald Trump, and already, everything has changed... almost. Although many originally thought Trump would appoint a highly conservative judge to the Supreme Court at the start of his term, he instead declared the entire judicia...

On the November editorial–a dissenting opinion

On the November editorial–a dissenting opinion

November 22, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17 and Melanie Lust '19   We respect the majority opinion of Inklings.   Being a bystander is indecent. That is indisputable. What creates a bystander is failing to report something wrong; but determining what is wrong can often be subjective.   It is important for Inkli...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] How to avoid stress while applying to college

November 22, 2016

By Becca Rawiszer '17   Dear stressed out seniors, All of you have probably had a college-induced panic attack once in your high school career. We’ve all been there. We’ve all crammed for that ACT or SAT and tried to maintain a seemingly unattainable GPA.  A year from now, however, ...

Unopinionated is the new opinion

Unopinionated is the new opinion

Alex Spadacenta

October 29, 2016

By: Alex Spadacenta '17 I’ve never felt the need to express my political opinions. I’ve never officially decided which party I stand with, nor what candidate I support. So when I found a sticker on my car that said, “Save Freedom Stop Hillary,” I felt like someone was trying to to implement their views on me and tell me what candidate to like. What was this person trying to get out of putting the sti...

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