Inklings News

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.

Kaela Dockray '20, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed 50,000 in the US alone, it feels as though we are living in a dystopian universe taken from a scene...

Coming to terms with life under lockdown

Staying at home proves more difficult than it initially seemed, even for introverts.

Abby Fleming '20, Opinions Editor

April 20, 2020

When Westporters found out it would be necessary to social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I wasn’t worried. I have introverted tendencies and I like to think I’m an expert when it comes to being happy at home. So, while I worried a lot about our community’s health, I was confident in my a...

College Roomates: Search for your new best friend

Many struggle with their search to find a roommate as their senior year of high school comes to an end. Some soon- to-be college freshmen find their roommates through Facebook or through mutual friends, while others go random and hope to bond over similar living preferences.

Emma Van Riper '20, Social Media Director

March 3, 2020

As I approach the third month of knowing where I’m going to college, the panic for the awaited roommate search has begun. With social media nowadays, it’s easy to communicate with people going to the same college as you -- but is all of this necessary? In the class of 2024 Facebook groups, you...

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

The field hockey seniors celebrate their senior day with festivities in the morning.

Maya Reiner ’21, Manager of National Arts Blog

November 11, 2019

Seniors on  sports team bring energy to the team, put a great amount of time and effort into the program and are often the natural leaders of the pack. For any sport, players have spent countless hours on practices and games. Because of what all the seniors have done for their teammates and their program, it is right that they are honored and highlighted on Senior Day.  However, many...

Staples seniors prepare for internship program

Staples seniors prepare for internship program

Kevin Rabacs ’19 and Teddy Dienst ’20

May 20, 2019

Unconventional superlatives engage senior class

The Staples senior class reminisce with these nontraditional superlatives

Bri Zeiberg ’19

April 2, 2019

It has become a tradition for most high school yearbooks to have a section of superlatives that highlight a variety of students in the 12th grade. Traditional superlatives consist of most likely to succeed or best eyes or hair, but this year Staples put a twist on their superlative selection. The...

Students discuss the meaningfulness of internships

Students discuss the meaningfulness of internships

Elle Fair’ 19 and Kaya Leitner’ 19

March 27, 2019

There is such a thing as too many college applications

There is such a thing as too many college applications

Cate Casparius ’19

November 19, 2018

College: it’s a long, tiresome and terrifying process for high school seniors. Applying is stressful; getting accepted or denied is stressful; the competition is stressful. And as the college process continues, the growing number of schools that students are applying to is shocking. Out of fear...

Letting go of the bigger hand

Letting go of the bigger hand

June 7, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20   As incoming freshman, we are blind. We lack experience, expertise and understanding of Staples and the environment it fosters. We don’t understand that carrying binders from class to class is socially unacceptable, nor are we able to comprehend the confinements of ...

College culture critiqued by Staples community

College culture critiqued by Staples community

January 29, 2018

By Molly Mahoney '18 and Maddy Sell '18 ...

The importance of the college representative visit

The importance of the college representative visit

October 19, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 As a senior, it is that time of the year where college is the number one thought on my mind. My college planning process began over a year ago when I started researching colleges online to narrow down my search and continued into my junior year with weekend tours at my favorite ...

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