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2018-2019 Staff

Carolyn Gray ’19

Carolyn Gray ’19 is heading into her first year in Advanced Journalism as the new Creative Director. With her new position, Gray hopes to grow as an artist by learning from the people around her on the creative team. “It’s...

Kaya Leitner ’19

Kaya Leitner ’19, Outreach Manager for Inklings, is going into her third year working for the school paper. Leitner began her career as a sophomore in Intro to Journalism. Leitner based her decision to take the course on behalf...

Alexandra Sprouls ’19

Alex Sprouls ’19 is not only a twin and older sister, but also the captain of the girls’ varsity soccer team. Despite her busy life, she continues her lifelong passion of journalism. As Sprouls entered sophomore year her...

Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

As an avid lover of reading and writing, Amanda Kaplowitz ’19, currently an associate managing director, joined Inklings in hopes of immersing herself in another English class, unknowing what it would bring. As she enters her...

Jack Shapiro ’19

Jack Shapiro ’19 is a sports guy at heart. He’s played baseball at Staples for three years. One of his favorite things to watch on TV are sports documentaries. He loves to support his favorite sports teams as well. “I’m...

Zach Horowitz ’19

Zach Horowitz ’19 is beginning his third year of Inklings and currently holds the position of Broadcast Director. He enjoys making movies and hopes to pursue a career in filmmaking. Over the summer, Horowitz interned in New...

Bri Zeiberg ’19

After three years of being on Inklings, Bri Zeiberg ’19 is excited to move her focus from outreach manager to the social media director. Her experience in social media stems from her own passion of fashion. Throughout the past...

Cate Casparius ’19

Public Relations Manager Cate Casparius ’19 has been participating in Inklings for three years. She posts on the Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. “I had no idea until I saw the original PR people and I thought I definitely...

Lili Romann ’19

Known for her signature laugh and positive energy, Lili Romann ’19 is excited to enter her third year of Inklings as a breaking news editor. Romann recognizes the sense of community that Inklings fosters, which draws her back...

Daniel Harizman ’19

From the time his brother forced him to sign up for Intro to Journalism, Daniel Harizman ’19 was destined to take on a leadership role for Inklings. Harizman’s passion for journalism was ignited through the people he met in...

Layla Wofsy ’19

Beginning as a staff writer her sophomore year, Layla Wofsy ‘19 knew that she wanted to be a part of the Inklings community. As an Opinions Editor as a junior, she discovered that journalism was her favorite part of being at...

Bailey Blaikie ’19

Though no stranger to Inklings, Bailey Blaikie ’19 is fresh to the role of managing paper editor. Celebrating her third year on the Inklings staff, Blaikie still continues her passion for writing, just as she has since taking...

Melanie Lust ’19

Whether playing viola or constantly reading and drawing, Melanie Lust ’19 has always had a passion for the arts. Her love for journalism launched after participating in Ursus, her middle school newspaper. Lust took the intro...

Sophie Driscoll ’19

Sophie Driscoll ’19 is one of the two editors-in-chief of Inklings, and is taking Advanced Journalism for her fourth year in a row. She is drawn to it because it has played an integral role in her high school career, training...

Maddie Phelps ’19

Maddie Phelps ’19, has had an eventful journalistic career leading up to the position as Web Managing Editor on Inklings. She started off her career by taking Intro to Journalism and continued to Advanced Journalism in the second...

Elliot Kaufman ’19

Web Managing Editor, Elliot Kaufman ’19 didn’t like writing until he discovered Inklings. Originally Kaufman wasn’t interested in Inklings. He was under the impression that all writing was purely academic. However, following...

Sam Zuckerman ’21

Sam Zuckerman ’21 might have passed the unfamiliar classroom a thousand times during his freshman year, but this fall, he will be no stranger to the Inklings room. Getting a jump on his Introduction to Journalism class his freshman...

Evi Tarshis ’20

After enjoying Introduction to Journalism, Evi Tarshis ’20 is excited for the year ahead as a staff writer. With a love for traveling, she took on a new adventure by attending a two week program at the University of California...

Chelsea Strober ’21

Chelsea Strober ’21, a Vampire Diaries enthusiast, is a new addition to the Inklings team. Strober has spent the past seven springs playing lacrosse on the Westport P.A.L girls’ team, followed by summers full of excitement...

Greg Settos ’19

Entering into his senior year of high school, Greg Settos ’19 joined Inklings to further his journalism interests. After taking various radio classes at Staples, Settos joined the radio club in order to further pursue his passion...

Hannah Schmidt ’19

Hannah Schmidt ’19 is a first year staff writer for Inklings after taking Intro to Journalism last semester. “I really found a passion for journalism, so I thought this would be a great opportunity,” Schmidt said. As senior...

Jake Navarro ’20

Jake Navarro ’20, a staff writer for Inklings, not only writes but seems to be extremely well rounded. In the spring, Navarro plays lacrosse, and in the fall, he plays wreck basketball. “It’s a team sport,” Navarro said....

Grady Narang ’20

A day does not go by where Grady Narang ‘20 isn’t partaking in multiple activities. The staff writer for Inklings originally joined the class to follow in the footsteps of his sister, but surprisingly, was drawn to the environment...

Lexie Moskovit ’21

Lexie Moskovit ’21 is coming into her first year at Inklings, but her second year as a journalist. Her initial interest to join Inklings stemmed from her involvement in Intro to Journalism as a freshman. This year, Moskovit’s...

Seth McCoy ’19

Staff Writer Seth McCoy ’19 said he first joined join Advanced Journalism because he “was told this was a very cool class.” In addition to writing for Inklings, McCoy enjoys working with his hands; he is taking Advanced...

Remi Levitt ’21

After spending a relaxing and enjoyable summer in her dream destination Morocco, Remi Levitt ’21 is looking forward to the upcoming year in Advanced Journalism. This year Levitt is a staff writer, and she is most excited to...

Jackson Lev ’20

Jackson Lev ’20 anxiously awaits his second year as a staff writer for Inklings as the 2018 school year comes to a rapid start. Lev’s genuine passion for writing since middle school launched his career in Inklings as a sophomore...

Reece Keusch ’19

After joining Inklings in the second semester of 2018, Reece Keusch ’19 returns for his second year as a staff writer. With strong views, Keusch said, “I’ve always loved writing opinions, especially relating to politics.”...

Julia Kasabian ’21

Julia Kasabian ’21 is entering her first year with Inklings. Kasabian is serving as a staff writer as she embarks on her sophomore year at Staples High School. “I joined Inklings because I really enjoyed taking Intro [to journalism]...

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

Carly Kaplowitz ’21 is always looking to seek out new experiences. Whether it’s in the summer at her camp or in different classrooms at Staples, Kaplowitz is up for new challenges. Kaplowitz was born and raised in Westport,...

Rebecca Kanfer ’21

Entering as a sophomore this school year, Rebecca Kanfer ’21 is an excited and passionate new staff writer. Kanfer has always had an interest in writing and enjoys the numerous and different amount of opportunities offered in...

Annabelle Iannone ’21

Staff writer, Annabelle Iannone ’21, has always had a strong passion for writing that grew even stronger after taking Intro to Journalism as a freshman. While in the class, she fell in love with writing articles and the editing...

Kevin Greer ’19

Kevin Greer ’19 is taking Advanced Journalism for the first time this year, and he will work as a staff writer. After writing his sophomore research paper, Greer found that he had a passion for journalism, and decided to take...

Molly Gold ’21

After taking Intro to Journalism at the start of her freshman year, Molly Gold ’21 is excited to begin writing for the paper. “I joined Inklings because I really loved intro and English has always been my favorite subject,”...

Abby Fleming ’20

Abby Fleming ’20 has always considered herself shy. However, when she joined Advanced Journalism, she was forced to step out of her comfort zone. “In the beginning, I was super nervous to even pick up a story. I was scared...

Elle Fair ’19

Elle Fair ’19 is a staff writer for Inklings and is taking Advanced Journalism because of all of the things this class has to offer. “I have always had a passion for writing and I also think that this class is a really good...

Teddy Dienst ’20

Teddy Dienst ’20 is joining Inklings for the second straight year. He is currently a staff writer who thoroughly enjoys journalism. Dienst was inspired to join Inklings by his father, who is a reporter for NBC News. He believes...

Mark Didio ’20

Mark Didio ’20 is a staff writer for Inklings. After taking Intro to Journalism, he enjoyed learning about the characteristics of what makes up a journalist. He wanted to learn more about what it’s like to be a journalist,...

Mia Daignault ’20

Coming into her third year at Staples, Mia Daignault ’20 decided to further pursue her passion for writing by joining Inklings. She was inspired to take Advanced Journalism by her brother, who was a former member of Inklings. As...

Ella Bloomingdale ’20

When not playing field hockey for Staples, Ella Bloomingdale ’20 can be found writing articles for Staples’ newspaper, Inklings, as this is her second year being a staff writer. Bloomingdale enjoys writing, and after her...

Madison Andrews ’20

Staff Writer Madison Andrews ’20 is new to Inklings this year. Her older brother, an Inklings veteran, inspired her to join. Andrews said she is “excited to write for the paper because it will give an interesting perspective...

Eloise Ahl ’21

It only made sense for Eloise Ahl ’21 to join Inklings, with her favorite class being English and her love of reading. Ever since becoming a Wrecker, Ahl knew she wanted to be a part of the paper and is a staff writer this year...

Andreas Lolis ’21

Andreas Lolis ’21 was born in Stamford, Connecticut and lived in Fairfield, Connecticut until the age of seven, when he moved to Westport. Even at a young age, Lolis was captivated by learning, and this drive led him to read...

Hannah Bolandian ’19

When Hannah Bolandian ’19 started Staples High School, she knew she wanted to pursue one of her passions: writing. “I’ve always been interested in writing, so I wanted to continue this hobby of mine,” Bolandian said. Outside...

Lys Goldman ’21

Although its tough to get a word in at home among her nine siblings, New York state native, Lys Goldman ’20 looks to tell plenty of stories as a first-year staff writer. “I used to always love writing stories when I was little,”...

Emma Van Riper ’20

As she enters her second year on the Inklings staff, Features Editor Emma Van Riper ’20 aims to exploring different avenues of journalism. “I’ve always liked taking pictures, but I’ve never taken pictures for Inklings...

Chelsea Fox ’19

It is unbelievable that with everything Chelsea Fox ’19 participates in on a daily basis, she even has time to sleep. One extracurricular that Fox enjoys is dance. Fox has been dancing since she was in sixth grade and performs...

Dana Perelberg ’20

Since Dana Perelberg ’20 was a kid, she’s loved to write. What started as a love for fiction grew into a curiosity towards journalism, inspiring Perelberg to take Intro to Journalism her freshman year. Now, as a junior, Perelberg...

Roxy Augeri ’20

There is no place Roxy Augeri ’20 would rather be than in the Inklings room, enhancing the work of writers. Augeri is the paper features editor for the red staff, who aspired to take part in the production of the school newspaper...

Rachel Suggs ’21

Rachel Suggs ’21 is currently an Arts Editor for the Inklings Blue staff. Suggs decided to enroll in Advanced Journalism because she holds a position in Inklings where she really gets to pursue her passion for writing. She was...

Lia Chen ’20

You can catch her zooming by on the skating rink, composing sports articles, or catching up on her summer work—Lia Chen ’20 can’t wait to start on Inklings. Chen will be the sports editor for the paper this year and is...

Siri Kanter ’20

This school year will be Siri Kanter’s  ’20 second year taking Advanced Journalism and she is the paper opinions editor for the red staff on Inklings. In addition to her interest in writing, Kanter has a passion for travel....

Nicky Brown ’19

A veteran in Advanced Journalism and the opinions editor on the blue staff, Nicky Brown ’19 looks to continue his interest in the field of journalism this year while writing for the paper. “I really like not having to write...

Lauren Wasserman ’19

Lauren Wasserman ’19  has had a passion for writing since a young age, and that contributes to her love for English and journalism at Staples. Wasserman explained why she takes Advanced Journalism, “I really like English...

Zach Strober ’19

Journalism was nothing new to Zach Stober ’19 coming into high school. It was the love for journalism prior to attending Staples that led to him enrolling in Advanced Journalism his sophmore year at Staples. “I have always...

Allie D’Angelo ’20

Allie D’Angelo ’20, a paper news editor for the blue staff, is a key member of the Inklings teams. D’Angelo has always had an interest in Advanced Journalism, as she finds it essential to report unbiased writing so that...

Audrey Bernstein ’20

After an eventful summer, Audrey Bernstein ՚20 is returning to Inklings as an editor for the news section of the paper. With an already impressive resume and enough optimism to last her through junior year, she is ready to take...

Maya Brodows ’20

Maya Brodows ’20 has a passion for taking on big responsibilities. It is because of this passion that she joined Inklings. She is currently the arts editor for the paper and she has helped design and layout pages. Outside of...

Lucy Arrow ’21

Incoming staff writer, Lucy Arrow ’21, is excited to take her journalism skills to the next level in the advanced course, and have the opportunity to write for Inklings. After thoroughly enjoying the intro class, she is hoping...

Alex Massoud ’20

Alex Massoud ’20, the web sports editor for Inklings, uses the two words “energetic and excited” to describe himself and brings those traits to the table as an active member of the newspaper and radio station. Massoud’s...

Serena Ye ’20

Serena Ye ’20 is a web arts editor for Inklings. Ye took Advanced Journalism because she enjoys how journalism can cater to all different types of people, not just to writers.“I really like how you can apply many different...

Maya Reiner ’21

Maya Reiner ’21 knew she wanted to get involved with Inklings even before she came to Staples. Her love for writing and her brother’s experience was what made her want to join. Before even taking the Advanced Journalism class,...

Remy Teltser ’21

As a writer, lacrosse player and cheerleader, Remy Teltser ’21 has always explored a variety of interests. After taking Intro to Journalism last year, she realized her passion for journalism stood out above the others. She will...

Ali Korn ’21

Ali Korn ’21 used her passion and interest for writing as motivation to making it towards being a part of Inklings. Entering her sophomore year, Korn reached her goal and was chosen as a Web Features Editor. While last summer...

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20 enters her second year on Inklings as a web opinions editor. Early in her high school career, Von der Ahe had interest in joining Inklings despite knowing little about the course. Von der Ahe’s fascination...

Eddie Kiev ’20

Eddie Kiev ’20 will tackle his second year of Advanced Journalism armed with a positive attitude and a ready mind. Taking Advanced Journalism fuels Kiev’s passion for interacting with the community around him. “I enjoy learning...

Lily Kane ’20

Lily Kane ’20, a current Web News Editor on the Inklings Staff, looks to pursue journalism as her lifelong career. Craving another opportunity to express her passion for writing outside of English class, Kane decided to join...

Will Matar ’21

William Matar ’21, or Will for a short, is an assistant business director for Inklings and is excited to begin working on the Business team. He joined Inklings because he has always wanted to be involved in an organization e...

Emma Dantas ’21

Assistant Business Manager, Emma Dantas ’21 is eager to continue her writing with Inklings. Her original motivation to join Inklings was to be a part of a club associated with Staples since she competitively swims outside of...

Emily Stone ’20

Emily Stone ’20 is one of the two business directors for Inklings. Business has always interested her, and she has worked her way up the ranks in Inklings. Stone looks for things that let her explore different options that will...

Poppy Livingstone ’21

Poppy Livingstone ’21 joined Advanced Journalism after sitting in on layouts and is now the Assistant Creative Director for Inklings, a job that combines her passion for art and her love of journalism. “I love writing but...

Katie Howard ’19

Katie Howard ’19 may have just joined the Inklings team officially, but she has been contributing for a long time. She has been part of the design team for the newspaper since her freshman year. She thought joining the class...

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