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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

Imagine this: You’ve just discovered you were exposed to COVID-19, and you need to get tested in order to get back to your daily obligations such as work, school, sports and other things. You get up...

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

An ordinary winter day in January 2021 quickly shifted to be life-changing for past Inklings paper managing editor Lys Goldman ’21. All of the hard work and preparation spent throughout high school became...

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

Within Staples High School, there are students that continuously contribute to the school’s community. A student’s persistence in school, amiability towards their peers and continuous contribution...

Staples students make resolutions and set expectations for the upcoming year.

Despite pandemic, students eagerly live up to New Year’s resolutions

Margot Richlin ’23, Web Opinions Editor January 10, 2022

As 2022 begins, Staples students are using the new year as a chance to start fresh and make resolutions for the upcoming 12 months. After nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students feel as...

The pride coalition hosts many events including a celebration of Pride Club last year outside the cafeteria.

Pride Coalition prospers as it expands horizons in 2021

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor January 6, 2022

Among the countless clubs that Staples has to offer, the Pride Coalition has remained a prominent safe space for all members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community who choose to participate. Though the club...

Naviance is an app many senior students spend time on to organize their college plans. During this stressful time, Naviance is crucial to keep in check.

Early Decision week causes increased amount of stress

Shira Zeiberg ’22, Outreach Manager December 24, 2021

As students sit at their computer with the notification “Status Update,'' their hearts race. Their legs shake as tears well up in their eyes. Their parents have their hands on their child’s shoulders...

Shelves and baskets in the Staples cafeteria are empty during the third lunch wave, preventing many students from eating the food they wanted and from eating at all.

Low food stock during third lunch wave prompts frustration

Jolie Gefen ’24, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

After more than four hours of learning, walking around school and socializing with friends, food is on every student's mind. By the time third lunch comes around, stomachs are growling and students are...

The third round of vaccination was approved by the FDA. Symptom hesitation leads to some questions about  getting the third shot.

COVID-19 booster shot gains approval

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Assistant Business Manager December 21, 2021

The FDA recently recommended people above the age of 16 receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Many in the Staples community have already received the shot, while some have been hesitant due to the limited data...

Students celebrate their winter break in a variety of ways. While some will not be traveling due to the Omicron variant, others will be traveling to their designated destination.

Students differ in plans for upcoming holiday break

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor December 16, 2021

With winter break right around the corner, several Staples students are gaining excitement for their upcoming plans. After a year of restricted travel, COVID-19 precautions and limited opportunities, many...

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