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Students and staff participate in Lent

Greens Farms Church is sending out a different psalm every day by email to its members for the duration of Lent.

From March 5 to April 17, many Christian members of the Staples community are determined to stick to what they gave up for Lent.

“I heard on the radio that the two top things to give up are chocolate and gluten,” said Kathryn Lieder ’14. She added that she gave up watching television and eating sweets for the duration of Lent.

The idea of giving up unhealthy food is definitely a popular trend at Staples.

Tati Morales ’15 stated that she gave up junk food. “I want to try [to] eat healthier and I’ve been pretty much overdosing on cookies and chips this year,” explained Morales.

In addition to Lieder and Morales, Margaret Parkhurst, a paraprofessional at the library, is also leaving something off her plate.

“I gave up carbohydrates,” shared Parkhurst. This includes “bread, rice, lentils and beans,” she elaborated. Parkhurst explained her motivation to give up so much by saying “I grew up Catholic [so this is] something I love to do [to] get ready for Easter.”

Despite their determination and use of willpower, students and staff collectively agree that Lent can be very difficult.

“During my free I’m so tempted to go to the cafeteria and get some snacks,” admitted Morales. “I think people get less motivated because it’s long and kind of like a New Year’s resolution,” she continued.

However the students and staff who are participating in Lent this year are glad to be taking part in it. “It encourages myself to give up things are aren’t good for me [and that] I’m better off without,” summed up Lieder.

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Alexa Di Luca
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Although an only child, Alexa Di Luca ’15 has a love for kids. When not writing an article for Inklings, Di Luca can be found with a tennis racket in one hand and children in the other. During Fall, Spring and Summer, Di Luca spends her extra time teaching kids how to play tennis. Even though she is not on the Staples Wreckers tennis team, she shows her dedication to the sport by working for the Fairfield County Tennis Program. Di Luca aspires to be an Elementary School teacher. She describes children’s energy as a “blissful happiness,” which is why she loves working with them. Inspired by her Horticulture class, Di Luca decided to go vegan last summer. Previously being a vegetarian for four years, she was ready to take the challenge. Di Luca is still trying to keep up with her vegan menu. Currently, Di Luca is an active member of both Kool to Be Kind and the Key Club. She feels it is an important way to stay connected with the Staples community, as well as educating others Aside from tennis and schoolwork, she also has multiple babysitting jobs. Di Luca feels it’s an exciting way to make money because, as she always says, “Kids are just so fun to be around." “Love life, and life will love you back,” is the motto Di Luca lives by. Not only is it an easy quote to remember, but it also pushes her to have a positive outlook on life.  

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