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Crunch Time: An Investigative Look on Staples’ Cheating Culture

Crunch Time: An Investigative Look on Staples’ Cheating Culture

Isaac Stein, Web Editor in Chief

November 18, 2011

It can present itself in a series of sneezes, a pair of knocks upon a desk, or the clicking of pens in a peculiarly ordered fashion. Cheating. While Staples has gone high-tech, symbolized by classrooms decked out with Smartboards and computers equipped with Windows 7, the technology used to cheat...

[*Update] Freshman Football Coach Arrested In Pornography Investigation

Carlie Schwaeber, Features Editor

November 16, 2011

Westport Police arrested assistant freshmen football coach, Michael Pickering, 40, today following allegations that Pickering shared a password to an undisclosed pornographic website with students, reported Westport Now. According to Westport Now's report, Pickering turned himself in to Westport Pol...

Alexandra Weiner: Staples’ Chess Champion

Sami Bautista, Web Features Editor

November 7, 2011

For Alexandra Wiener ’12, a simple misunderstanding threw her onto the chessboard and into position for checkmate. Soon, she will take the status as king as she knocks unlucky pawns out of her way to the throne. When she was in third grade, Wiener’s grandparents gave her a giant chess rug com...

Playing and Paying: Inside the Most Expensive Sports Teams

Kate Beispel, Web Sports Editor

November 5, 2011

2:15 p.m. signals the beginning of the treacherous walk to Wakeman for many athletes. Weighed down by equipment, water jugs, and medical kits, practice often starts for players before they reach the field. Other athletes, however, jump on buses or catch rides to get to their practices at yacht clubs,...

The Light Side and The Dark Side

Ned Hardy, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2011

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and chronicles verbal exchanges that may be considered offensive. Inklings noted this in its decision to run the article to print, with the consideration that the language was necessary to more completely detail a serious issue.  Reader discretion is...

Occupy Wall Street Takes New Haven

Occupy Wall Street Takes New Haven

Mark Schwabacher, Web Opinions Editor

October 25, 2011

On Sat., Oct.15, New Haven, Connecticut joined the ever-growing list of cities across America and the world to host an Occupy Wall Street style protest. Approximately 250 protestors marched across New Haven's upper green, holding signs and chanting slogans to voice their discontent over various issues. ...

Liberty & Justice For All? Staples Responds to Gadhafi’s Death

Liberty & Justice For All? Staples Responds to Gadhafi’s Death

Ben Reiser and Bryan Schiavone, News Editors

October 20, 2011

On the morning of Oct. 20, Staples students weren’t talking about the girls’ soccer senior day shenanigans, nor were they complaining about the new cafeteria electronic purchasing system. “Some random senior girl shouted it out in the middle of my AP Government class, and my Middle East te...

BREAKING NEWS: Muammar Gaddafi Dead, Libyan Officials Say

Emily Goldberg, Web Managing Editor

October 20, 2011

Former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi died due to gunshot wounds on Thursday, when rebels gained control of his hometown, Surt, government officials said. Gaddafi ruled Libya for 42 years before he was overthrown by rebel forces earlier this year. Al Jazeera television showed images of Gaddafi's...

Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Released in Prisoner Swap Deal

Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Released in Prisoner Swap Deal

Leah Bitsky

October 18, 2011

After 1,941 days in captivity by Hamas in Gaza, Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, looking exhausted and malnourished, was finally released and returned to Israel on the afternoon of Tues., Oct. 18, around 1 p.m. Israel time, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails. “I am thrilled...

Parents with Parties: Where to draw the line

Parents with Parties: Where to draw the line

Cheyenne Haslett '13 and Jackie Kerames '12, Web News Editor and A&E Editor

October 6, 2011

It’s a Friday night. Girls can be found crowded in front of a mirror, mascara tube in one hand, cell phone in the other, guys can be found crowded in front of an x-box, controller in one hand, cell-phones in the other.  Plans are underway.  This is part one, and it’s only the beginning of the two-part...

Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Emily Goldberg, Web Managing Editor

October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs,  Apple Co-Founder and former CEO has died, Apple said. The company released a statement regarding Jobs on their website: "Apple has lost a creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lo...

St. Joseph’s Beats Girls Soccer in a Tough Defensive Battle

St. Joseph's Beats Girls Soccer in a Tough Defensive Battle

Cheyenne Haslett and Molly Barreca, Web News Editor and Opinions Editor

October 4, 2011

Relentless, tough, and undefeated, St. Joe’s arrived on Sat., Oct. 1 to Loeffler field, hungry for a win. Staples girls varsity soccer was just as hungry, pushing back against St. Joes impenetrable defense with strong offensive plays that kept the game evenly matched. Although the score was tied up...

Wakeman Town Farm Pancake Breakfast Attracts Impressive Crowd

Wakeman Town Farm Pancake Breakfast Attracts Impressive Crowd

Emily Goldberg, Web Managing Editor

October 2, 2011

Although the impending forecast for rain appeared to be a threat early in the weekend, the clouds cleared for a beautiful October morning for the Wakeman Town Farm (WTF) “Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers’ Market” event on Sunday, Oct. 2. A $5 entrance fee allowed families and friends to e...

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