Inklings News

COVID-19 case prompts quarantines at Long Lots Elementary School

October 1, 2020

Violent and threatening posters spreading political messages were placed in downtown Westport by an unknown person or group of people...

Fairfield Ludlowe High School closes down within month of opening

September 28, 2020

Fairfield Ludlowe High School closed on Thursday for the remainder of the week after five students tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent...

Coleytown Elementary closed after staff member tested positive for Coronavirus

September 14, 2020

Coleytown Elementary School (CES) closed down on Sept. 11 after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus just three days after...

September 11, 2020

High school football players from across the state assembled on the steps of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday...

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Buttons of teachers’ faces aim to foster stronger sense of school community
Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

October 13, 2020

It can always be a challenge to ensure students uphold the honor code as they take tests. This year, as half of the student...

Virtual back to school night provides convenience, cannot recreate in-person experience

October 13, 2020

Picture this: adults frantically running through school hallways, lost in the labyrinth-like maze of Staples. Their next ...

WWPT continues coverage during Coronavirus pandemic

October 13, 2020

On March 11, students excitedly made the journey home as the bomb that is the Coronavirus pandemic dropped. In the beginning,...

Food pantries depend on Westport community during pandemic

October 13, 2020

COVID-19 has left many families with financial instability, food insecurity and no guarantee of what the future holds. Because...

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Presenting pronouns in classroom creates more comfortable environment
New learning style due to hybrid model prepares seniors for college

October 14, 2020

My social media pages are constantly filled with self-deprecating humor from the senior class about all the traditions we have...

Physical, vocal displaying of teachers’, administrators’ opinions prove impermissible, distract from learning

October 10, 2020

In an era with political and social movements taking place one after another, opinions flourish in a school like Staples. Activists...

Staples needs strong response to COVID-19 cases already present in schools

October 9, 2020

Although it seems like doors just opened yesterday, several schools across the county have already reported cases of COVID-19...

Cancelled Zoom calls due to substitute teachers heightens confusion

October 9, 2020

Given Staples’ new hybrid learning model, where half of a class attends school while the other half participates virtually,...

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‘Enola Holmes’ empowers girls of all ages
New Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’ leaves viewers unimaginably bored

October 16, 2020

A new month means new shows--some good, some bad and some awful. Sadly, “Emily in Paris” hit that “awful” category.  Netflix...

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway...

“Mulan” sweeps globe along with controversies

October 10, 2020

With Disney’s delayed release of “Mulan” on Sept. 4 of this year, given the several delays due to restrictions from COVID-19,...

Beloved moviegoing experience competes with convenient home streaming services

October 10, 2020

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon. You decide it’s a good day to head to the movies; your favorite blockbuster just came out...

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Freshmen adapt to varsity sports teams this fall season
Staples wins in a shutout vs Wilton

October 14, 2020

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Wilton 7-0 in their home matchup on Oct. 9. In the second half of the game, Staples...

Many Staples athletes choose club sports, prompting COVID-19 concerns

October 14, 2020

With COVID-19 concerns still looming over the current fall sports season and teams adapting to fit the CIAC’s criteria, many...

Football players demonstrate disgust towards CIAC

October 13, 2020

In early September, it was announced by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) that it is unsafe for the fall...

In 2020: The year of unpredictable, NFL Sundays provide a constant

October 12, 2020

This year has been a trip. Almost nothing has felt normal, and almost nothing is normal. Relying on normal aspects of life like...

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