Inklings News

2011-2012 Staff

Callie Ahlgrim, Opinions Editor

Everyone can learn something from Callie Ahlgrim. The first thing would be her style. She wears a black Jonas Brothers cut-off tee shirt (but she doesn’t like the band), turquoise shorts and a beaming smile. This laid-back fashion...

Chloe Baker, Managing Editor

She’s a person you like right away. She’s easy to talk to and immediately likable. A true journalist at heart, Chloe Baker, this year’s Managing Editor, has high hopes and expectations for Inklings. “I’m really looking ...

Molly Barreca, Sports Editor

Molly Barreca seems like a typical humorous girl at Staples. However, there are many things that most don’t know about her. She aspires to work in public relations when she is older, similarly to her father who has worked...

Sami Bautista, Web Sports Editor

While most Inklings staff members are spending time on their newest articles, Sami Bautista is busy being the captain of the lacrosse team--as well as writing her next article. How does she do it? She should take up a new sport:...

Kate Beispel, Staff Writer

As President of Student Assembly, Opinions Editor Kate Beispel has proven she knows how to take on responsibility. As if her important roles in Student Assembly and Inklings were not enough to fill her time, this active student...

Ryder Chasin, Web News Editor

Ryder Chasin walks the same halls as other students and he sits in the same section in the cafeteria as he eats the same food, but he goes far beyond the average student. He is a master of the arts, specifically music, acting, a...

Katie Cion, Opinions Editor

At first glance, Katie Cion ’14 seems like a typical Westport teenager – she loves camp, is part of several clubs, and is obsessed with her grades. But beneath the surface lies unique personality. The first of many things...

Daniel Cooper, News Editor

Referred to by some as a, "beacon of hope for the modern generation," Daniel Cooper '13 remains much more modest. "In many ways I'm just an ordinary Staples student," Cooper stated. "I put my pants on one leg after another, just...

Bailey Ethier, Web Opinions Editor

Bailey Ethier does not like to be told he can't do something. "I'm very competitive," said Ethier, ’15. “I don't even like to lose rock, paper, scissors." And he's not just talk. Ethier has been playing sports since...

Hannah Foley, News Editor

When Hearing the name of Staples High School Junior Hannah Foley '14, students around Staples might immediately think of her work as the lead anchor on Good Morning Staples. However, Foley doesn't just announce news on TV in...

Sophia Hampton, A&E Editor

Moving from small town to small town, Sophia Hampton ‘15 always knew she was a New York City girl. After living in Westport for only one year, she has already declared she will be moving to the city “as soon as possible.” Greatly...

Ned Hardy, Editor-In-Chief

Ned Hardy is a man of many passions. His latest endeavor? Bringing his expertise and vision to Inklings as Editor in Chief. Hardy joined the Inklings staff his junior year after being impressed by the awesome issues being put...

Rachel Labarre, Features Editor

Class-A perfectionist Rachel Labarre ‘14 put her heart and soul into Inklings last year as A&E editor, and this year as Features editor, she will do no different. This is a girl who will spend any amount of time to make ...

Sara Luttinger, A&E Editor

Sara (who really should be called “Care-a”) Luttinger ’13 is very involved in Staples. She’s worked a lot with kids who have special needs – which would be her dream job, she’s interested in majoring in communications...

Ellie Mann, Business Manager

Surprisingly enough, there’s a page on Wikipedia--that ever so reliable source--for the phrase “mano-a-mano,” which it says is “a Spanish construction meaning ‘hand-to-hand’ [that] was used originally for bullfights...

Cadence Neenan, Staff Writer

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, strikes many teenagers during their high school years, however Cadence Neenan ’15 has developed a rare strand of this disorder, otherwise known as “Obsessive Cadence Disorder”. This...

Claire O’Halloran, Web A&E Editor

A team player on and off the field, even with a knee injury, Claire O’Halloran ’13 is ready to jump into another great year of Inklings. Before her Staples journalism journey, O’Halloran always liked writing and really e...

Rose Propp, Photographer

Rose Propp ’13 is simply artistic. Various forms of art have always been in her life, but nowadays she is focusing her time on her true artistic passions: journalism and photography. This is Propp’s second year on the Inklings staff, a...

Chris Ramey, Web Features Editor

From joining the water polo team to becoming web features editor, Chris Ramey ’14 has his high school career pretty laid out. Next on the agenda? An admirable ambition—he wants to be a Navy Seal. It was his dad’s involvement...

Nate Rosen, Staff Writer

Last year as a sophomore, Nate Rosen said “Shalom!” to Staples and traveled across the globe to study abroad in Israel. During his four-month stay, he went to school and traveled all over the country learning about its culture...

Caroline Rossi, Web A&E Editor

A sarcastic dinner partner in Rumors. Violet’s mother in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Anything from SNL. Caroline Rossi enjoys playing characters from all of these. Rossi, a second year journalism student who acts...

Deanna Schreiber, Features Editor

Deanna Schreiber ’13, loves being busy. “The busier I am, the more efficient I am”, she said on juggling school, varsity lacrosse, and being an editor on Inklings. She took Introduction to Journalism her first semester of sopho...

Jordan Shenhar, Web Managing Editor

Jordan Shenhar loves hanging out with his friends-as long as he’s arguing with them. No, he doesn’t have anger management issues; he’s just extremely political. Shenhar participates not only in Inklings, but also in the...

Julia Sharkey, Staff Writer

When Julia Sharkey gets a little bored listening in class, she cannot help but doodle the words “Indian Head Camp” in the margins of her notebook.  These three words may mean nothing to an average Staples student, but they...

Kelsey Shockey, Staff Writer

When most students are asked about their favorite subject, they joke about loving lunch, or dismissal. Some like science class, others English. However, Kelsey Shockey ’14 has a unique favorite class: gym. “I always have...

Erik Sommer, Opinions Editor

Erik Sommer ’13, Opinions Editor for Inklings, is a man with a strong voice, in more ways than one. His favorite perk of being involved in journalism is questioning things and making people think. His voice in writing particularly...

Zach Speed, Staff Writer

While his name often falls victim to cheesy clichés, it doesn’t fail to describe the best part of Zach Speed’s hockey game. The newly appointed Staples Varsity Hockey captain only started playing in 8th grade, but has wo...

Simon Stracher, Sports Editor

He stands at a looming 6’4”, and has both a size 14 foot and self-described “huge” palms. But more than that, Stracher undeniably goes big. He once slept for 17 hours straight. He’s written a rec basketball projecti...

Jamie Wheeler-Roberts, News Editor

Jamie Wheeler – Roberts, who loves to write and edit for the paper, has a passion for journalism as well as something else. Jamie is a girl who along with loving journalism loves to travel.  Because her mom works for an...

Haley Zeldes, Sports Editor

Haley Zeldes is finally a Senior Girl who, along with the other queens in her class, orders the school to “13OW DOWN” to her as she takes on her final year at Staples. Although she is excited to claim her throne, she has not...

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