Inklings News

Clubs strive to continue virtually despite COVID-19 setbacks

Chamber Music Club, among others, utilize Google Classroom as a key method of keeping in touch and posting updates.

Lyah Muktavaram ’22, Web Features Editor

October 27, 2020

With topics ranging from aerial photography to cybersecurity, the Staples community fosters a variety of unique clubs and activities. However, many were uncertain how clubs would fare during a global pandemic.  Club leaders remain persistent in working to continue their clubs while abiding by COVID-19 precautions. By utilizing applications like...

Online clubs enhance students’ COVID-19 experience

Students of Staples High School run online clubs through Zoom meetings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Audrey Kercher '23, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

As eager students have returned to school following a new hybrid schedule, an extracurricular activity forgotten in the excitement are clubs. Staples High School declared that clubs would be running online, but this raises doubts as to whether these clubs are even worth joining. However, these doub...

Jewish high holy days celebrated COVID-19 style

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services could not be held in person due to COVID-19. Many synagogues in Westport and across the country instead held services via livestream or Zoom. People were still able to observe the holidays from their homes without making contact with others.

Ruby Tarshis ’23 and Chelsea Strober ’21 Associate Managing Editor

October 1, 2020

Snacking on apples and honey, hanging out with family and friends, attending services and fasting looked a lot different this year when Jewish families celebrated Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Due to Covid-19, the Jewish holy days couldn’t be celebrated in the traditional fashion. Normally many attend ...

Student presentations bore classes in time of hybrid learning

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director

September 21, 2020

I have a confession: I’m the rare sort of student who actually enjoys presenting in class. Over Zoom, however, I want to tear my hair out while an in-person classmate yammers on and on during a presentation, words barely audible through the class microphone. My eyes glaze over as I open up a Bu...

Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part of our daily lives. During this time it is important to stay healthy and active, but we also need so...

Staples should increase student-teacher interaction through mandatory online conferences

Google Meet or Google Hangout are currently the most popular platforms that teachers are using at Staples High School. While some teachers use them frequently, others continue to post assignments to schoology, depriving students of the face-to-face interaction that they are used to.

Chloe Murray '22, Features Editor

May 3, 2020

A few months ago, nobody could have expected how coronavirus would impact our lives here in Westport. One might have expected that it would eventually hit the United States, after traveling across Asia, then through Europe. However, most people certainly did not see full-time online schooling and quarantini...

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