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Album Review: G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer”

Album Review: G.O.O.D. Music's

Ned Hardy, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2012

I wanted to like this album. I really did. Based on the tracklist alone, the album should be flawless. Features range from hip-hop heavyweights like Ghostface Killa, Ma$e, and Raekwon to three of the best rap lyricists of all time: Pusha-T (of Clipse fame), the ever-illustrious Jay-Z, and Mr. Kanye...

Bus Drivers’ Strike Averted

Bus Drivers’ Strike Averted

Aaron Hendel, Sports Editor

September 30, 2012

Buses will run tomorrow. On the evening of Sun., Sept. 30, thanks to a government agency’s help, bus drivers agreed to drive tomorrow, working under the terms of the current collective bargaining agreement, originally set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 1. Earlier, the bus drivers had refused...

Senior Athletes Commit to Colleges Early

Senior Athletes Commit to Colleges Early

Jamie Wheeler-Roberts, News Editor

September 25, 2012

It's the thing athletes fantasize about while at the gym; what they dream about every night; the light at the end of the tunnel that makes all the concussions, broken bones, and countless trips to the trainer worth something: committing to a college. For a few lucky athletes at Staples, Christmas...

To Catch A Cheater

To Catch A Cheater

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

September 21, 2012

Harvard University is currently investigating 123 students who were  accused of cheating on a take-home final exam in the spring. Nearly half the students in an introductory government class are suspected of coming up with answers in groups and/or copying off one another. Since students at one of...

Dress Code Changes for Counties, Red & Whites

Dress Code Changes for Counties, Red & Whites

Deanna Schreiber, A&E Editor

September 10, 2012

On Mon., Sept. 10 rumors regarding a Counties and Red & Whites dress code change spread like wildfire within the junior and senior girl populous. All girls that attend the dance are required to wear a full-length gown and all boys must wear tuxedos. The County Assemblies decided, partly due to...

A Return to the Sandwich Quo: Opposition to New Food Results in Restoration of Normal Sandwiches

A Return to the Sandwich Quo: Opposition to New Food Results in Restoration of Normal Sandwiches

Chris Ramey, Web Features Editor

September 6, 2012

Sandwiches in the cafeteria are back to normal after a temporary change following new federal regulations. Although the sandwiches’ bread variety and bulk have been restored, other cafeteria meals still adhere to the federal regulations. The regulations, which aim to reduce fat and carbohydrates...

Girls’ Track Member Hit by Car, Injures Leg

Girls' Track Member Hit by Car, Injures Leg

Emma Muro and Ryder Chasin, Staff Writer and Web News Editor

August 28, 2012

Caroline Koenig '14 had surgery last night to help repair her right leg, injured by an oncoming car. The car injured both her tibia and fibula, and the surgical action taken was to place a rod in the tibia. Koenig, a runner for the girls' cross-country team, was hit by a minivan near the intersection...

AP English Students “Find Their Thing,” Protest SB 24 Amendments

AP English Students

Rachel Guetta, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2012

In its May 25 editorial, Inklings urged Staples students to “find their thing,” to pick an issue that they feel passionate about and to take action. At 8 p.m. on June 4, members of Julia McNamee’s period five AP English Language class found their thing. A group of 11 juniors settled into their...

Staples Ranks Fifth Public School in State, 302 in Nation

Rachel Guetta, Editor-in-chief

May 30, 2012

In the 2012 U.S.News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” ranking, Staples placed fifth in Connecticut, and was awarded 302 out of the 21,776 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Weston High School, Ridgefield High School, Conard High School in West Hartford, and Conn...

Suburban Dictionary: Stein’s Top 14 Slang Phrases

Suburban Dictionary: Stein’s Top 14 Slang Phrases

Isaac Stein, Staff Writer

May 28, 2012

As a writer, as a student, and as an individual, I have always been fascinated by language. However, there is one type of language that often goes unreported in official context. This is slang. I believe that it’s high time that some local slang definitions were formalized--or at least brought...

Memorial Day in Photos

Memorial Day in Photos

Cheyenne Haslett and Rose Propp, Web Managing Editor and Photo Editor

May 28, 2012

The Memorial Day parade took place on Mon., May 28. The 80 degree weather and clear blue skies offered a pleasant morning for the community to sit by and remember their soldiers.

Where’s the Beef?

Ryder Chasin, Danny Cooper, and Reni Forer, Web News Editor, News Editor, and Staff Writer

May 25, 2012

Is a stunt straight out of “Fear Factor”: drinking a bottle of Windex. That’s Windex, a cleaner featuring “ammonium hydroxide,” or the chemical ammonia, mixed in water. That’s ammonia, an ingredient used in the Staples cafeteria ground beef through the end of this year, according to...

Baseball Loses to Trumbull’s Golden Eagles in FCIAC Semi-Finals

Ben Reiser, Managing Editor

May 24, 2012

It started out as a sunny, warm day for a baseball game, but slowly turned into disaster for the Wreckers baseball team as clouds formed and the temperature plunged. On May 24 at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard, in one of the closest—and longest—games this season, the Wreckers lost to the Trumbull...

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