Inklings News

Leaplings excite over added day to February

Lily Aldridge ’22 celebrates her birthday surrounded by her closest friends on her leap year birthday. She is looking forward to her next real birthday in 4 years.

Shira Zeiberg '22, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Are you one? Are you two? Are you three? Are you four? Stop! chants Lily Aldridge’s ’22 parents as they celebrate her 16th birthday. Instead of a sweet 16 party this year, she might need to call it her sweet 4th instead. Once every four years, people born on Feb. 29 get the opportunity to celebrate...

Sophomore research paper provokes anxiety

An average sophomores google drive while enduring the research pape

Emma Dantas '21

May 24, 2019

  There are few things more daunting than sitting in front of an online Google document, knowing a minimum of eight pages needs to be filled with original writing in a persuasive and coherent way for one’s English teacher to grade in order to graduate. As you begin to crack your knuckles, thinking about how you are possibly going to be able to meet the page requirement and get your rough draft in by the end of this week...

Sophomore English classes venture to Bridgeport for book talk

Sophomore English classes venture to Bridgeport for book talk

Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

January 3, 2019

Westport students often hear that we are living in a “bubble.” Many kids go through Staples without ever being exposed to the less privileged towns surrounding us. We graduate high school having never bonded with kids who don’t live in Westport. However, English teachers Danielle Spies and...

All are involved as REC Basketball returns

Michael Mathis, Web Opinions Editor

December 19, 2014

If you came fifteen minutes before seven in the field house on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 17, you would have had a front row seat to the warm-up of six teams. Some had formed lay-up lines, some stood in center waiting for the coach to finish encouragement, and some shot around wherever their footing...

Sophomore soccer players flourish on varsity team

Staples Varsity soccer has been overrun with sophomores (Top row left to right: Morgan McWhirter, Tia Zajec, Charlotte  Rossi, Lydia Shaw. Bottom Row: Kit Epstien, Ivy Prince, Eve Korus.

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor

October 10, 2014

When someone says “the varsity team” it’s not unusual to picture big, strong upperclassman athletes that set examples and goals for underclassmen beginning their journeys through Staples sports. However, when someone says “girls’ varsity soccer” that stereotypical image becomes entirely irrelevant. This...

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

September 19, 2014

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants. And being the first to take the new test, the Class of 2017 should, theoretically, be overjoyed with...

Sophomores balance control and choice on their research paper

Sophomores balance control and choice on their research paper

Jackie Cope and Jessica Gross

March 16, 2014

Often referred to as “the guinea pig year,” the 2014 sophomores have been no strangers to change. The once solid foundations of junior year have become shakier and shakier as this year goes on. So far, sophomores have been told they will get to choose between AP Language or AP English Literature, a c...

November 24, 2010 | Pre-Thanksgiving Puppy Love

November 24, 2010 | Pre-Thanksgiving Puppy Love

November 24, 2010

9:10 a.m. Students in a sophomore English class play with a puppy brought in by a student to celebrate what she is thankful for in preparation for the upcoming holiday. The terrier puppy was recently rescued from a puppy mill....

Sophomore Stress

Sophomore Stress

October 28, 2010

Caitlyn Rand '13 Web Opinions Editor Right now, seniors across America are filling out common aps, writing college entrance essays, and overall majorly stressing about applying for college. Well, try being their little sister. I’ve heard of contagious hiccups, yawning, and laughing, but never co...

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