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Rotary Four Way Speech Contest Sends Three Stapleites to Westport Finals

Rachel Guetta, News Editor

January 8, 2012

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said in a standup routine that "according to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death…This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” However, for nine Staples students,...

Challenge, Passion & The Future: Why Enrollment in Certain AP Classes is On the Rise

Ben Reiser, News Editor

January 5, 2012

476. 977. During the 2011 Advanced Placement (AP) testing period, these were the respective numbers of Staples students that took an AP exam, and the total number of AP exams taken by students, according to assistant principal James Farnen. These values show an increase in AP participation from the...

Bring Back “Merry Christmas”

Jordan Shenhar, Opinions Editor

December 21, 2011

Last weekend, I experienced a miracle. A store employee in New York City said “Merry Christmas!” to me. Not “Happy Holidays!” Not “Season’s Greetings!” I’m Jewish. The store was a Jewish deli. And yes, it was a Christmas miracle. In the oversensitive world we live in, Christmas-related...

Increased Police Presence on Roads During Holiday Season

Emily Goldberg, Web Managing Editor

December 20, 2011

The holiday season brings many reasons to celebrate. Yet when the celebrating goes too far, lives can be put at stake. According to Westport Police Captain Sam Arciola, it is normal for the number of DUI infractions to spike during holiday seasons such as the week of Christmas, Fourth of July wee...

Principal Dodig Denounces Use of Gay Slurs

Bryan Schiavone and Will McDonald, News Editor and Sports Editor

December 16, 2011

WARNING: The following article contains language that may be considered offensive to some readers. Inklings Online considered this in its decision to run the article, as the words it contains were used in Mr. Dodig's speech and were employed to detail a serious issue. On the morning of Dec. 13, some...

Roughin’ It: The Virtue of Mindless Labor

Isaac Stein, Web Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2011

As Staples students, we are often asked to think. The format of this prompt, which could take the shape of a literary essay, a “practical application” type statistics question, or a dilemma in any one of the multitude of extracurricular activities that this institution offers, is as varied as...

Candlelight Shines On Despite Tragic Loss

Claire O'Halloran and Alexandra O'Kane, Web Features Editor and Social Media Specialist

December 13, 2011

Thursday, Dec. 8 between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m., Yekutiel Zeevi, the owner of YZ Jewelers in Westport, was shot and killed during an “apparent robbery attempt,” according to Westport Now.  Ronen Konfino, of New York City was also shot and remains in critical, yet stable, condition. Nava Zeevi, the...

Staples falls to Xavier in State Finals

Julian Clarke, Managing Editor

December 10, 2011

The Staples Wreckers have become accustomed to heading into the locker room down at halftime. Against McMahon, Staples pulled off one of the most memorable comebacks in history capped by a game-winning field goal after being down 14-0 at half. Against Darien, the Wreckers surmounted a 10-point...

Wreckers Ground Nighthawks, Earn State Title Bid

Julian Clarke, Managing Editor

December 4, 2011

Tuesday night’s game against Ridgefield in the LL Quarterfinals was won by Staples’ running game with Jon Heil ’12 rushing for 366 yards and four touchdowns. Today’s game, the LL Semifinal against no. 6 Newtown, was won in the passing game by Jack Massie ’14 and James Frusciante ’13. Not...

Security Breach: Y-Drive Vulnerable To Hacking

Security Breach: Y-Drive Vulnerable To Hacking

Andrew Bowles, Staff Writer

November 30, 2011

Inklings has uncovered a security vulnerability in the Staples y-drive system. Any student can hack into another student’s y-drive equipped with that student’s ID number – bypassing password protection. A simple process allows anyone connected to the Staples Wi-Fi network to access another student’s...

Saugatuck Church Ablaze

Jacklyn Kerames, A&E Editor

November 21, 2011

At approximately 10:00 p.m, Saugatuck Congregational Church, located at 245 Post Road East, was engulfed in flames. The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to a Westport police officer who requested to not be identified. As of 11 p.m., six fire trucks were on the scene, working to extinguish...

Free Pick: Students Rally Support For Pickering Through Facebook

Ned Hardy and Cheyenne Haslett, Web A&E Editor and Web News Editor

November 19, 2011

The “Free Pick” Facebook group written about in the following article is, at the time of publication, an open group. Since it is a public domain, Inklings reserves the right to directly quote from the group. WARNING: This article contains explicit language and chronicles verbal exchanges that may be ...

Freshman Football Team Meets With Administration Following Coach Pornography Allegations

Carlie Schwaeber, Features Editor

November 18, 2011

Midmorning Friday, Principal John Dodig made a public announcement to the Staples staff and students expressing his concern over student conduct and opinions relating to the recent arrest of assistant freshmen football coach Michael Pickering, 40. Later in the day, the principal and others spoke with...

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