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Some Staples teachers provide study guides or make time for extra review and questions during class in order to help students prepare for exams.
Midterm weighting, schedule revised as COVID cases rise
Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer • January 13, 2022
As the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Westport has increased rapidly to 253 new cases from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, Westport Public Schools has put into place a temporary online learning option for symptomatic and vulnerable students.
Westport Public Schools to adopt temporary remote learning option for symptomatic, vulnerable students
Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer • January 13, 2022
Ice skaters of all skill levels enjoy spending time with family and friends on Saturday night, Dec. 18, 2021.
Westport PAL ice skating rink reopens amidst COVID-19
Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer • January 13, 2022
There are multiple COVID-19 testing sites around Westport and they all experience the same traffic-related issues on a regular basis. Sometimes these testing sites run out of COVID tests, which creates even more backlog.
Long waits at COVID-19 testing sites create frustration
Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer • January 14, 2022
Goldman (left) dressed up for the Michigan Vs. Ohio State rivalry football game.
Former Inklings editor Lys Goldman excels at University of Michigan
Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer • January 10, 2022
The three music platforms discussed in this podcast are also the most popular in the United States with a breakdown of listeners of 35% Spotify Music, followed by 19% Apple Music and 15% Amazon Music.
Students discuss preferred music platforms
Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director • January 10, 2022
The above infographic is representing the total number of school shootings, deaths, and injuries that have taken place since 2017. Statistics have been provided by NBC News’s school shooting tracker.
Uncertain and underprepared, students need more school safety procedures practice
Chris Tatusko ’22, Staff Writer • January 15, 2022
Videos like the one above are featured on TikTok and in Instagram reels. They portray a certain beauty standard to the young girls and boys across the world, resulting in negative body image issues to form.
Social media perpetuates negative body standards, impacts young girls
Theresa Vandis ’22, Business Director • January 6, 2022
Working conditions are just one of many considerations to make when shopping this holiday season. Many companies benefit from modern slavery or dangerous and unjust working conditions somewhere in the supply chain and should thus be avoided.
Impending holidays demand vigilant expenditure
Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor • January 6, 2022
Many players play the base form of minecraft and enjoy the endless possibilities in a naturally generated world. For others, the game becomes completely customizable with add-ons that create new dimensions within the game, or allow you to make all of the animals 100 blocks tall or just a few pixels big.
Minecraft helps the stressed and overworked overcome brain-melting status
Aidan Rogers , Creative Director • January 5, 2022
Pictured are Miranda, Carrie and Charlotte, who are the main characters of the show ‘Just Like That,’ which was released on Thursday Dec. 9 on HBO Max.
‘And Just Like That’ - the reboot of ‘Sex in the City’ underwhelms fans
Charley Guthartz , Opinions Editor • January 5, 2022
Acrylic nails prove to be fun contributions to one’s fashion at the expense of nail health and one’s savings. Above is a particularly popular acrylic nail design involving almond shaped nails and french tips.
Trendy acrylic nails aren’t worth the expense
Elle Vail ’23, Paper Arts Editor • January 4, 2022
Mia Didio ’22 dribbles the ball from the point guard position after making a three point shot to start off the fourth quarter. This shot put the Wreckers up 23-20 and helped change the momentum of the game.
Second half rally pushes Staples girls’ basketball to be victorious over Darien
Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer • January 11, 2022
Francine Stevens ’23 ran in States last season. She placed second in the 100 yard sprint as well as the  200 yard sprint.
Stevens’ speed lands her spot at girls’ track nationals
Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer • January 4, 2022
Staples’ squash and gymnastics are both overlooked by the Staples community as they do not compete at school; however, both teams put in a lot of work and effort and would benefit from more representation.
Underrepresented Staples sports need more recognition
Genevieve Frucht ’24 Staff Writer and Jolie Gefen ’24 Staff Writer December 21, 2021
Notion was released in June 2018. Since then, it has gained popularity among students and the workplace, where it is high-functioning management software. According to Forbes, Notion has more than 20 million users as of Oct. 8.
Notion serves as excellent productivity tool for students
Kiswa Khan ’23 Paper Sports Editor and Mishael Gill ’23 Paper Features Editor January 10, 2022
The three music platforms discussed in this podcast are also the most popular in the United States with a breakdown of listeners of 35% Spotify Music, followed by 19% Apple Music and 15% Amazon Music.
Students discuss preferred music platforms
Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director • January 10, 2022
Due to the rise of cases, rapid self-tests have become a prized possession. They have grown in popularity since getting an appointment at a clinic or doctor’s office is hard to come by.
Covid-19 cases rise after winter break
January 10, 2022
Notion was released in June 2018. Since then, it has gained popularity among students and the workplace, where it is high-functioning management software. According to Forbes, Notion has more than 20 million users as of Oct. 8.
Notion serves as excellent productivity tool for students
The three music platforms discussed in this podcast are also the most popular in the United States with a breakdown of listeners of 35% Spotify Music, followed by 19% Apple Music and 15% Amazon Music.
Students discuss preferred music platforms
Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director • January 10, 2022
Due to the rise of cases, rapid self-tests have become a prized possession. They have grown in popularity since getting an appointment at a clinic or doctor’s office is hard to come by.
Covid-19 cases rise after winter break
January 10, 2022
December Students of the Month were announced by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on the morning of Dec. 13. Students of the Month are students that are respectful, hard-working, kind and make Staples a better place.
Staples announces December Students of the Month
Paige Tighe ’24, Staff Writer • January 10, 2022
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