Inklings News

2015-2016 Staff

Hannah Bjorkman

Hannah Bjorkman ’18 is an athlete, a twin, a dog rescuer and a To Kill a Mockingbird enthusiast.  The budding journalist and recent addition to the Inklings staff sails through sophomore year with a permanent smile on her face...

Sarah Sommer

Sarah Sommer ’16, page editor and active member of the Inkling community, is participating in Inklings for her second year in a row. “I love being on Inklings” she said. “We are like a little family.” She originally d...

Caroline Lane

Not many High Schoolers can say that they got to hang out with elephants over the summer but that’s what makes Caroline Lane ’16 stand out. Where the average high schooler might be off at sleepaway camp or working a summ...

Chase Gorbein

A third year Inklings veteran, Chase Gornbein ’16 is an avid runner. Originally a player on the freshman soccer team, he joined the cross­country team freshman year in order to stay in shape off­season. “I became,...

Emma Lederer

After three years of working on Inklings, Emma Lederer ’16 has found a passion for writing opinions. “I just have a lot of opinions,” she said with a laugh. She joined Inklings directly out of Intro, and was one of...

Jane Schutte

Now in her third year, Jane Schutte ’16 is one of the leaders of Inklings. She started Inklings her Sophomore year as Instagram coordinator, then rose to a web features editor and is currently the breaking news editor....

Julia Rosier

For only her first year on the Inklings staff, Julia Rosier ’18 is taking profession of journalism by storm. She may not know where she wants to go in the journalism world, but what she does know is that she wants to write. Her...

Zach McCarthy

The news was a big part of Zach McCarthy’s life, and as he enters his senior year, it still is. Growing up, the news was always playing in the background, and his older brother would give him updates. But his main goal...

Ashton Dedona

Ashton Dedona ’17 is going against the grain and letting life take her which ever direction it may go. “I’ve never been in a club or group like Inklings,” this first­year Inklings staff writer gushes. She admires...

Julia Greenspan

Senior Julia Greenspan ’16 takes her own route as she continues into her third year of Inklings. After being thrown in mid way through her Sophomore year, learning the ropes on her own made her realize she didn’t have...

Talia Hendel

Normally when thinking about the typical high school the athletes don’t really mix with the kid of the newspaper staff. Talia Hendel ’16 defies these expectations. Not only does she write for the paper but she also manages...

Justin Schwebel

Justin Schwebel brings his skills of being director of the Staples Television Network (STN) to his first year of Inklings this year. Schwebel is all things technical- he works with WWPT to direct live sports television broadcas...

Maialie Fitzpatrick

With a love for dance, music and broadcast journalism, Maialie Fitzpatrick is nearly as intricate as the spelling of her name.   This year, Fitzpatrick decided to add to that already impressive repertoire by giving Inkling...

Alice Hickson

There’s something very unique about Alice Hickson ’17 and that’s that she comes from across the pond or as most people might say, England. Growing up in London has made her no different from your typical Staples student. H...

Jesse Greenspun

While many teens binged on Netflix and lay on the beach this summer, Jesse Greenspun ’16 flew almost 5,000 miles to Germany to play hockey. Greenspun has been on the Staples Boys’ Ice Hockey team since Freshman year an...

Katelyn Deagro

Katelyn Deagro ’17 is no stranger to winning. As a member of the Saugatuck Rowing Club’s nationally ranked team, she has competed in various elite events such as Nationals, the Head of the Charles, and the San Diego classic. “I...

Kacey Hertan

After reluctantly enrolling in Journalism as a freshman, Kacey Hertan ’16 knew that it would become a passion of hers, “as soon as I wrote my first article I knew Inklings was something that I wanted to be involved in,” ...

Max Appell

Max Appell ’18’s love for sports is evident across all facets of his life—from playing them as a member of the Staples High School rugby team to writing about them for Inklings News. This passion for sports, on and...

Emily Olrik

If you’re looking for Emily Olrik you will most likely find her in Inklings. After growing up with a very artistically orientated family, Olrik knew she wanted to be involved with something that would allow her to have a creat...

Molly Liebergall

Molly Liebergall ’17, is someone worth getting to know. She is an intense soccer player, and plays for Staples girls soccer. Inklings is one of molly's passions and she is aiming to pursue this interest more on the advanced...

Alix Sommers

Having been born in Sri Lanka, Alix Sommers ’16 has developed an affinity for traveling. After living in Sri Lanka for three years, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, then Westport, Connecticut, Hong Kong and finally, back to ...

Abby Lamb

Abby Lamb ’18 is the type of person that strives to take advantage of every opportunity presented to her. One of those opportunities was playing for the Staples Girls Golf Team as a Freshman. “I’ve made a lot of friends...

Cooper Boardman

Cooper Boardman’s ’17 love for baseball started before he was even born. His mother attended the 1998 World Series where the New York Yankees played the San Diego Padres when she was pregnant with Cooper. Maybe it was...

Jimmy Ray Stagg

Jimmy Ray Stagg is a Staples senior and has been an Inklings writer since sophomore year. He likes to cover sports and plays baseball and football in his free time. “I could write forever about sports,” said Stagg. He...

Claire Dinshaw

It may have been a visceral feeling that instigated Claire Dinshaw ’17 to apply for a sports editor position her sophomore year, however, she refers to the moment she submitted her application as, “one of the best decision...

Aileen Coyne

Loyal, honest, and light-hearted are just a few words that describe Aileen Coyne ’16. A passionate swimmer, Coyne started competing at the age of seven. She currently swims six days a week and competes in distance freestyle...

Jesse Levinson

For Jesse Levinson ’17 he has not only joined Inklings to inform  Staples High school students but has also given him the opportunity to write more efficiently and creatively as a writer in general. This shouldn't be too ...

Casey Lu

Casey Lu ’16 is not your typical Staples student. A city girl at heart and a lover of the color black, Lu sees the world a bit differently from the majority of the Staples student body.         Following a year at the Hyde...

Chase Emilio

  Chase Emilio ’16 has never stayed in one world long. In fact, his preferred reality is a virtual one. Emilio spent his summer at the Ringling College in Sarasota, Fl., learning how to design video games. “Yo...

Brendan Massoud

As Web Sports Editor, Brendan Massoud ’17’s allegiance to his teams is obvious. Along with playing football and basketball for the Wreckers, he is a supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Heat and Ohio State. How...

Grant Sirlin

A longtime veteran of Inklings, Grant Sirlin ’16 has always possessed the passion and commitment required of all young journalists. Coming into his third year as a member of Inklings and his final year at Staples High School, Gr...

Izzy Ullmann

Not only does Izzy Ullmann ’17 spend long hours after school with the Inklings staff, but she also is a well rounded person with a variety of interests, including her devotion to staying healthy. “There gets to a point where ...

Becca Rawiszer

For Becca Rawiszer ’17, creativity is in her blood. Her mother was an actress on Broadway, her brother is a working film producer and Rawiszer herself has felt a passion for writing ever since her sixth grade English teacher...

Jason Streiter

Whether Jason Streiter is racing down the hockey rink, playing soccer recreationally with his friends, or cheering on his beloved New York Rangers you can guarantee he is doing passionately. A self-described creative and funny person, Stre...

Jack Zeldes

Jack Zeldes ’16, plays as a center midfielder for Staples Boys soccer. He grew up playing for Westport soccer before switching to the premier youth club Majic, out of Bridgeport. Soccer is a big part of his life, but he doesn...

Alex Spadacenta

Alex Spadacenta’s ’17 favorite ice cream flavor of cookies and cream.  According to thekitchn.com, by definition, this means that Spadacenta is “smooth and personable with a sense of humor,” loves to “learn and grow with...

Jen Gouchoe

Jen Gouchoe ’16 is no stranger to the arts. In her Sophomore year she joined Inklings as a staff writer, and has been an active participant since; while this year, she is web Features editor. But journalism is not her only ...

Colette Lippman

While Colette Lippman ’17 previously identified herself with artistic abilities in both painting and creative writing, this year she’s ready to take on a new form of art: Inklings. “I had a great experience with introductio...

Jack Zapfel

Standing at 5’8” and weighing 180 pounds, Jack Zapfel might not seem that different from many others at Staples.  But he is.     “I’d say I’m different from people at Staples in the sense that I’m not...

Tori Lubin

Tori Lubin ’17 may be new to Inklings this year, but she’s no stranger to the world of journalism. “One time in fifth grade my mom came home and found me making my own newspaper,” she laughed. “I always imagined I’d do j...

Frenchy Truitt

Francesca Truitt ’17, an experienced writer at Inklings, is entering her second year contributing work to the website and paper. Even though she knows the ropes now, it was definitely difficult in the beginning, “I reme...

Jackie Sussman

An avid violin player and lover of TV show The Office, Jackie Sussman ’17 has a life filled with happiness doing the things she loves while surrounded by the best people she could ask for. Sussman joined Inklings in the beginnin...

Jane Levy

When she first joined Inklings her sophomore year, Jane Levy ’16 was scared to raise her hand in class. She lacked confidence in her voice and her skill.   But she stuck with it, and now, she can’t imagine what high sc...

Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews ’18 can best be described as sporty. He has played soccer since he was five-years-old, having played for Everton in sixth and seventh grade. He also dedicates most of his summers to the sport. When he isn...

Caroline O’Kane

To Caroline O’Kane ’16, dedication comes naturally. As Creative Director for Inklings, O’Kane is in charge of all the photos and graphics that go into the printed issues, and is behind the camera for many of them. Her lo...

Sydney Kaplan

In any high school, you can find the jocks, the musicians and the class presidents. But why can’t you be more than one? Sydney Kaplan '17 stretches herself out across cross country, outdoor track, Student Assembly, and Inklings....

Adam Kaplan

Following in his brothers footsteps, Adam Kaplan ‘16, this year's Editor in Chief of Inklings is commonly known throughout the Inklings Community. He will surprise you with his unexpected but very present crazy personality....

Amelia Brown

Trying to “make it” as Amelia Brown put it, takes a major effort in any area of your life. Whether it be in a sport like basketball, a career in jewelry making, an editor on Inklings staff, or just being a teenager. But everything...

Fritz Schemel

Fritz Schemel ’17, is in his second year as a member of Inklings. After being the Sports Editor last year, he is now moving into the position of News Editor. Fritz joined Inklings because, “I always liked journalism,...

For only her first year on the Inklings staff, Julia Rosier ’18 is taking profession of journalism by storm. She may not know where she wants to go in the journalism world, but what she does know is that she wants to write. Her...

For Becca Rawiszer ’17, creativity is in her blood. Her mother was an actress on Broadway, her brother is a working film producer and Rawiszer herself has felt a passion for writing ever since her sixth grade English teacher...

Ivy Prince ’17 is one of two web editors for the Inklings Arts & Entertainment section. This is her second year on the Inklings staff, after taking Introduction to Journalism herFreshman year, and deciding she “loved...

If you’re looking for Emily Olrik you will most likely find her in Inklings. After growing up with a very artistically orientated family, Olrick knew she wanted to be involved with something that would allow her to have a...

Erin McGroarty, a current Staples sophomore, is beginning her first year on Inklings as a staff writer. During Advanced Journalism, Erin is easy to spot as the only girl on the website’s Sports section team. Her passion...

Ari McCoy is a self­described “fun­loving, interesting person who enjoys the simple things.” Although memorizing a playbook and blocking assignments and then executing them out on the field is anything but simple,...

The news was a big part of Zach McCarthy’s life, and as he enters his senior year, it still is. Growing up, the news was always playing in the background, and his older brother would give him updates. But his main goal...

Margot Mather

Self­described insomniac, strange note­taker and redneck Margot Mather ’17 knows that Inklings is where she belongs. “This year, I really immersed myself in journalism,” Mather said. “I’m just trying to be an ‘explorative...

Quinn Hughes

Being on varsity for all four years of high school is something not many athletes at Staples can says they’ve accomplished. But for senior volleyball superstar, Quinn Hughes ‘16, he has been apart of the varsity team since...

Jimmy Ray Stagg

Web Creative Director Jimmy Ray Stagg is a Staples senior and has been an Inklings writer since sophomore year. He likes to cover sports and plays baseball and football in his free time. “I could write forever about sports,”...

Kit Epstein

This active, opinionated, and nature-loving foodie has joined the Inklings Staff once again. Kit Epstein ’17, is a major contributor to the Inklings Opinions Section, and finds that Inklings is a great way to voice her opinio...

Becky Hoving

When you hear the name Rebecca Hoving she seems like a pretty bland girl, right? But Becky KH, what she really goes by, is a different story.  Becky walks into the room and her personality fills the space with energy (almost...

Erin McGroarty

Erin McGroarty, a current Staples sophomore, is beginning her first year on Inklings as a staff writer. During Advanced Journalism, Erin is easy to spot as the only girl on the website’s Sports section team. Her passion f...

Margaux Mac’Coll

Margaux always loved writing since she was young. She started of writing poetry and short stories through her mother who is a writer. She loved to write but she is shy when it comes to presenting her work. When she got to Stapl...

Anders Hovstadius

Anders Hovstadius ’17 is in his second year at Inklings, holding the position of Assistant Web Creative Director. In this role, Hovstadius is looking to improve the web. He wants to explore possible new themes for the web...

Molly Liebergall

Molly Liebergall ’17, is someone worth getting to know. She is an intense soccer player, and is a starter for Staples girls soccer. This season the votes were taken and Molly was elected a captain due to her great leadership...

Jane Schutte

Now in her third year, Jane Schutte ’16 is one of the leaders of Inklings. She started Inklings her Sophomore year as Instagram coordinator, then rose to a web features editor and is currently the breaking news editor. Along...

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