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As the remote learning program progresses, many have expressed confusion due to a lack of clarification or communication from administration and teachers. We hope we can prioritize clarity in the coming weeks.

EDITORIAL: Continuation of remote learning requires clear communication from administration, teachers

April 17, 2020

As school’s resumption is further postponed until May 20, it is critical that we continue examining and improving the remote learning program for the foreseeable weeks. In the past month, a pressing...

Photos such as this one, published on Westport’s 06880 blog, have circulated on local platforms and social media groups, garnering mixed reactions. Some comments criticize students for leaving the house, while others commend their creativity.

EDITORIAL: Spread of COVID-19 displays both a unified, hostile Westport community

March 31, 2020

As the Westport community concludes its first few weeks grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed both productive community efforts and difficulty following the social distancing and quarantine...

Why Switching to the New Daily Schedule is Not the Solution

Why Switching to the New Daily Schedule is Not the Solution

June 10, 2017

By Charles Colasurdo '18 The announcement of the new schedule for the 2017-18 school year has been met with both praise, criticism and confusion. Proponents tout the proposed efficiency and ease...

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

[Nov. 2016 Editorial] Battling bystander effect requires administrative change

November 22, 2016

First, we would like to recognize some Inklings’ members’ roles in the “Staples Meme Page,” a Facebook group in which offensive memes were posted. Several Inklings’ members joined the group and...

Editorial--In tolerance we trust; information required to promote mass acceptance over mass prejudice

Editorial–In tolerance we trust; information required to promote mass acceptance over mass prejudice

Editorial Board May 5, 2016

In 2015, an all new reality TV show premiered across America: the presidential primaries. This primetime hit may have provided us with an all-we-can-eat buffet of embarrassment, idiocy and bitterness,...

Paper Editorial: United, we stand… and sit

April 5, 2016

Every day at 8:25 a.m., the majority of students sleepily rise out of their chairs to stand, shifting their bodies to face the flag, putting their right hands over their hearts. Then, at the sound of a...

Don’t take away our tech

March 11, 2016

Although there has been unease about student privacy on the WPS wifi, the system does not have access to usernames and passwords attached to applications and sites that are not school-affiliated. So,...

There should not “B” a stigma

February 12, 2016

On a day to day basis, school can sometimes seem insignificant––taking notes from a smart board, being drilled with mathematical equations, scrambling to finish a lab or praying to remember homework....

Free the nipple

January 8, 2016

Right now, the world is a very complicated place. There are people claiming to be armed militia in a building in Oregon; there are threats of terrorism left and right; there is a deadly outbreak of microcephaly...

School shootings

November 11, 2015

At Staples, we have the opportunity to delve into many unique courses of study. Latin American, differential equations, Mandarin Chinese, caribbean literature, forensics: you name it, it’s likely we...

Fatality of a fad

October 21, 2015

When cigarettes first became popular, many people smoked. Cigarettes were advertised on the television and the radio. They were endorsed by celebrities, characterized as sophisticated and marketed towards...

No connection, no consequence

September 21, 2015

In Westport, a town that’s in the most affluent county in the wealthiest state, people shoplift––oh, the irony. Since we were little, we’ve been taught right from wrong, good from evil. Anyone...

Take two steps forward and one glance back

June 21, 2015

Come fall, some of you will be studying in Scotland, while others will be bundled up in Syracuse. A few will be training for the military, a handful will be travelling the world, many will be driving...

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