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Power outages reveal ugly truth about this generation

Power outages reveal ugly truth about this generation

March 21, 2018

BY Julia Lombardo '20 This past Nor'easter on March 7 was one like no other. A downed tree blocked off my street and prevented anyone from entering or leaving. In other words, I was trapped. Trapped with two disobedient, younger brothers. When the power went out, I wasn’t too worried. I knew it took ...

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

March 22, 2017

By Lauren Stack '17 The only time where a high school student would rejoice at the sound of the phone ringing at 6:00 am is when it is bearing the best two words of news possible: snow day. When it comes down to it though, the time goes by a little too slowly. It can even become boring, especially...

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Brett Franklin '18, Assistant Business Manager

March 14, 2017

Prior to the arrival of winter Storm Stella, it was announced the Westport Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to the forecast for blizzard conditions. Winter Storm Stella is expected to accumulate more than a foot of snow and bring high winds to Westport, and “will make...

Seven ways to “sleigh” your next snow day

Seven ways to “sleigh” your next snow day

Sasha Narang, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

You’re snowed in. The roads are icy, your driveway isn’t plowed, and let’s be real, there’s nowhere within walking distance that’s worth a dreadful hike in the snow. So, what do you do? Here’s the ultimate seven-step guide on how to have fun on a snow day, despite being trapped in the one pla...

Save snow days for the summer

Save snow days for the summer

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

While most students scour the weather-reports searching for a possible glimmer of hope of a snow day, I see that little snowflake on my screen and pray for a false forecast or minimal accumulation. A snow day to me is just another impediment blocking the way to getting out of school for the summer. As...

Snow days break up spring break

Snow days break up spring break

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Westport Public Schools have had six school cancellations this year, which is one day over the allotted five. As a result, April Break could potentially be reduced by a weekend and that first Monday, making the vacation six days long instead of nine. The general response from students toward this a...

Sixth snow day puts April break in jeopardy

Sixth snow day puts April break in jeopardy

Claudia Chen and Sophia Hampton

February 14, 2014

After heavy snowfall and sleet left Westport’s roads icy and treacherous on Friday, Feb 14, the school district closed for the sixth time this year. This snow day extended February break by one day; however, it will do just the opposite to April break. The policy is outlined in the Staples Student Handbo...

[open inklinations] What are you doing during the snow day?

[open inklinations] What are you doing during the snow day?

January 11, 2011

Welcome to [open inklinations], where we give you the chance to talk freely (with limits) in the comment section.  All comments will be moderated by Inklings staff before they appear.  Feel free to share this on Facebook or tweet it on Twitter to let your friends know. According to the National Weather...

January 6, 2011 | Wishful Thinking

January 6, 2011 | Wishful Thinking

January 6, 2011

Photo by Meghan Prior '118:45 a.m. As talk of a snow on Friday ensues, students enthusiastically search weather websites to see if there will be a snow day. While it seems that a snow day is not in the equation, Staples students are still keeping their fingers crossed for an early dismissal....

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