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The summer of 2022 is the first since the onset of the pandemic that is free of COVID-19 travel restrictions, with over 50% of the U.S. population vaccinated.

Students express excitement towards varying summer plans

Mishael Gill ’23 and Margot Richlin '23, Paper Managing Editor and Audience Engagement Manager June 7, 2022

As the calendar flips to June, students sigh in impatience, shuffling their feet from class to class. There’s an air of anticipation in the air, as the focus on school shifts to discussions about beach...

Inklings Wordle 6/2/22

Inklings’ Wordle 6/2/22

June 2, 2022

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Many people flaunt the importance of classics and critically acclaimed books, however it may be this snobbery that drives many away from the joy of reading. We must learn to enjoy trashy books guilt and judgment free.

Trashy books trump time-honored classics

Maya Hruskar ’23, News editor May 31, 2022

Recently, I’ve started reading young adult (YA) books again. Gasp, I know. All those soulless, derivative, “Hunger Games” knock-offs - how could I?  For the last few years I’ve kept away...

May 2022 Poll Results

May 24, 2022

These are the results of a May 2022 poll of Staples students' top five picks across music, TV, books, shopping and food.

The Staples’ girls track team look to cap off another great indoor season.

Girls’ Track sprints to finish line of indoor season

Jalen St. Fort, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The Staples girls’ track team took on the New England Championships on March 5 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The girls qualified for the 4x200 meter relay the previous...

A few of the ways the excessive amount of snow days has been affecting students and teachers.

Excessive snow days cause unnecessary stress

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Waking up on a school day and seeing snow outside my window generally sparks excitement because it means there could be no school; however, this year I was disappointed with the fact that there were so...

Students are required to wear their masks in class all day for seven consecutive hours, and sometimes longer for afterschool activities. Some teachers allow for their classes to go outside or to the cafeteria for five to 10 minutes of the class period in order to give their students a break from breathing in the mask.

Mask breaks are still a must have, even during the brunt of winter

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

It’s the topic on everyone’s minds: COVID-19 cases. As we move deeper into winter, more and more cases are being reported not only within Staples High School, but across the world. The Omicron variant...

Mask Choice Westport’s signs protest in intersections across Westport, similar to Unmask Our Kids CT, despite being unaffiliated with the group.

Unmask Our Kids CT conquers state

Samantha Sandrew '25, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Governor Ned Lamont announced the end of the school mask mandate on Feb. 2. Organizations like Umask Our Kids CT have been protesting this requirement for about a year.  This group advocates for the...

Beyond the Cover

January 12, 2022

Emmy Marcus ’22  Beyond the painting showcased on the cover of this January paper, Emmy Marcus ’22 explores other art mediums. Most notably, she has taken the title of “Makeup Artist” to the...

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