Inklings News

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Hate symbols found in the bathrooms were painted over the night of Sept. 12.

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

September 15, 2019

Multiple hate symbols––including a carving of a swastika––were uncovered at Staples High School on the evening of Sept. 12.  Upon the discovery of a swastika carved into a bathroom stall door, the administration called in the Westport Police Department to assist them in inspecting the sch...

Student Assembly creates QR code to report issues

Student Assembly posts flyers in bathrooms to report vandalism and damage.

Eloise Ahl '21, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Staples Student Assembly recently put up posters, each with QR codes that link to a Google Form for students to report issues including vandalism, leaks and other problems in school restrooms. These posters went up Jan. 28. The forms were developed by Student Assembly and the administration as a w...

Innocent or Vandalism: How should we treat the hallways of Staples?

Innocent or Vandalism:  How should we treat the hallways of Staples?

October 3, 2017

By Jacob Trock '20 While walking up the ramp to the cafeteria, in plain sight, is a poster about pickleball classes. But upon looking closer, you can make out the face that makes this pickle special. Based off of a joke from the tv show Rick and Morty, this pickle has garnered much positive attention...

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

Vandalism, mailbox theft strikes Westport

June 6, 2017

The Westport Police Department (WPD) has received over 20 complaints regarding vandalized or stolen mailboxes since May 12. “The thefts and vandalisms have occurred during the overnight hours” and “these mailboxes cost between $100 and $450 to replace,” according to the WPD. The U.S. Postal Ins...

Vandalism in the girls bathrooms provokes mixed reactions

In the girls bathroom outside of the English and social studies learning center, this exchange of messages has been on the door of one of the bathroom stalls since the 2014-2015 school year.

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor

January 11, 2016

In terms of aesthetics, Staples is a beautiful school -- a brick building, wide halls, blue and beige lockers -- so, it’s odd to think of Staples as having grafitti hidden inside the bathroom stalls. But in the girls bathrooms, most stalls serve as canvases for inspirational messages, as well as drawings, written...

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