Inklings News

2019-2020 Staff

Theresa Vandis

Assistant Business Director

After spending her summer at a New York Times program in Italy studying politics and perspectives, exploring a new topic in a new setting outside of her comfort zone, Theresa Vandis ’22 is looking forward to continuing to explor...

Ella Bloomingdale

Assistant Business Manager

Ella Bloomingdale ’20 is from London, but moved to Westport, Connecticut at a young age. The Bloomingdale family tries to visit London as much as possible because they still have close friends across the pond.  Over the ...

Assistant Creative Director

When not playing goalie for the Staples Field Hockey team, Roxy Augeri ’20 is enthusiastically fulfilling her role in Inklings as Assistant Creative Director. She contributes to find visuals for the paper, taking responsibility...

Adam Greenlee

Assistant Creative Director

Adam Greenlee ’20 anxiously awaits his first year as one of the Assistant Creative Directors for Inklings as the 2019 school year begins. Greenlee discovered his passion for journalism and writing in Intro to Journalism last yea...

Eliza Barr

Assistant Creative Director

There’s nothing that Eliza Barr ’21 loves more than photography. Whether taking photos for Inklings or recreationally, Barr enjoys expressing her creative side, so her position as an assistant creative director suits her per...

Brooke Dembin

Assistant Creative Director

Brooke Dembin '22 is excited to further her creative energy this year as one of the Assistant Creative Directors on Inklings News.  Dembin first signed up for Advanced Journalism because she enjoys writing, but after being...

Lia Chen

Associate Managing Editor

Lia Chen ’20 is one of the two associate managing editors for Inklings. This is her second year taking Advanced Journalism, and she takes it because of her passion for writing and because of the position she acquired.  Whe...

Serena Ye

Broadcast Director

When not underwater, splashing her way to victory on the swim team, you can find Serena Ye ’20 providing Inklings with a unique perspective as a Broadcast Director. The visual and audio based aspect of broadcasting drew Ye ...

Emily Stone

Business Director

Emily Stone '20 is one of the two business directors for Inklings. In fact, it was her true love for business that brought her to join Inklings.  “Inklings is the only class in this entire school that gives you real-life busin...

Caroline Donohue

Business Director

Caroline Donohue ’20 enrolled in Intro to Journalism as a freshman to pursue her interest in writing. Donohue has taken Advanced Journalism for three years and holds the position of Business Director for Inklings. Because...

Paper Features Editor

Paper features editor Remy Teltser ’21 has been a member of Inklings for two years. She began as a web features editor. However this year, Teltser is responsible for editing feature articles for the paper. Teltser’s new...

Paper Managing Editor

As long as Dana Perelberg ’20 can remember, she has always loved to write. Entering her freshman year, she did not expect that she would love journalism. Now going into her senior year, Perelberg has reached the position of...

Kaela Dockray

Paper Managing Editor

Paper Managing Editor Kaela Dockray ’20 is not without experience. As a freshman, Dockray applied for an editor position free of expectations. She now finds fascination in producing the paper along with finding her voice th...

Natalie Bandura

Paper News Editor

Natalie Bandura ’22, a caregiver for four chickens, takes on her second year of Advanced Journalism as a news editor for the paper. Bandura was a member of Ursus, the newspaper at Bedford Middle School and says that her passion...

Lys Goldman

Paper News Editor

Lys Goldman ’21 grew up in a family of nine. In a house always full of commotion, she has learned to find her own interests and hobbies.  “It’s helped me become a very independent person,” Goldman said. She chose to wri...

Andreas Lolis

Paper News Editor

With the start of a new school year, Andreas Lolis ’21 will enter his second year taking Advanced Journalism, embarking on a new position as a news editor for Inklings. He began as a sports editor for and as his fondness began t...

Molly Gold

Paper News Editor

As she enters her second year on the Inklings staff, paper news editor Molly Gold ’21 is eager to have her pen back in hand, ready to inform the Staples community of pressing issues. She initially took the class to focus on her ...

Chelsea Strober

Paper Opinions Editor

Chelsea Strober ’21 spent her whole summer traveling to France, England, Switzerland and Italy, yet came back to school excited for her second year being a part of Inklings News as an opinions editor.  Strober hopes that...

Lia Gordon

Paper Opinions Editor

Lia Gordon ’22 heads into her second year on the Inklings staff with no shortage of enthusiasm.  Assuming the role of paper opinions editor, Gordon has always been drawn to other people’s perspectives and understanding d...

Samantha Felner

Paper Opinions Editor

Entering her first year in the Advanced Journalism class, Samantha Felner ’22 arrives with a confident attitude and strength in voicing her opinions through writing. Felner finds her interest in writing opinion pieces as he...

Paper Sports Editor

Playing tennis and hanging out with your siblings is fun, but writing for Inklings is the best. In her second year, Rebecca Kanfer ’21 is the sports paper editor for blue staff. Based on recommendations from former Staples students,...

Jack Dennison

Paper Sports Editor

Laughter echoes around the room after Jack Dennison ’21 entertains the class with his vibrant sense of humor.  After previous years writing for Ursus, the Bedford Middle School newspaper, Dennison joined Inklings. Finding...

Jackson Lev

Paper Sports Editor

For his third consecutive year, Jackson Lev ’20 returns to Inklings and Advanced Journalism as a paper sports editor. Despite the rigorous workload, Lev returns to the class for the independence given to him and his fellow stu...

Emma Van Riper

Social Media Director

Emma Van Riper ’20, a long-time writer for Inklings, has held several positions on the paper. Joining the paper in her sophomore year, Van Riper started as a writer for the technology supplement before transitioning to feature...

Claire Redmer

Social Media Director

Entering into her second year in Advanced Journalism, Claire Redmer ’21 is eager to continue her passion for Inklings News as one of the social media directors. Redmer values the freedoms Advanced Journalism has given her as a w...

Abbie Goldstein

Staff Writer

Abbie Goldstein ’22, a staff writer for Inklings, participates in other Staples activities including swimming. She has swam for almost her entire life,  simply because of her pure joy for the sport. Goldstein’s enjoyment ...

Charlotte Armstrong

Staff Writer

Charlotte Armstrong ’21 is entering her first year in Inklings as a staff writer. She enjoys to write, but what brought her to Advanced Journalism were the advisors. Outside of school, Armstrong horseback rides at the Hunt Club in...

Staff Writer

Lucy Zuckerman ’22 comes into her first year into journalism as an excited  staff writer.  “I joined Advanced Journalism to get better at writing, but also write more professionally.”  After taking Intro to Jour...

Staff Writer

Kylie Cohen ’20 searches for a community wherever she goes. Cohen found her first community she could call home when she first started n attending Pine Forest Camp, a sleep-away camp in Pennsylvania. After a decade of summer fun, C...

Staff Writer

Emma Smith ’22, staff writer, has dreamed of joining Inklings since she was in middle school. Smith sees a fruitful future ahead of her with the paper, as she has aspirations for one day gaining a leadership position. “I want...

Staff Writer

Emma Dantas ’21 decided to take Advanced Journalism two years ago “because I wanted to be a part of a community...and since I don’t play a sport Inklings really functions like a sports team.” Dantas prefers to write for...

Staff Writer

As a rower, runner and English lover, staff writer Izzy Sareen ’22 is excited to be in Advanced Journalism this year. Along with her love for sports, Sareen is eager to join Inklings after loving her Intro to Journalism class....

Staff Writer

Staff writer Lily Caplan ’22 is entering her first year of Inklings with an optimistic attitude. “I’m really interested in reading and watching the news,” Caplan said. “I’m interested in pursuing journalism as my...

Shira Zeiberg

Staff Writer

Shira Zeiberg’s ’22 love of journalism stems from her love for writing, and she was introduced to the Inklings experience from her sister, Bri. After taking Intro to Journalism the first semester of her freshman year, she...

Christopher Tatusko

Staff Writer

Christopher Tatusko ’22 decided to take Advanced Journalism after a recommendation from his cousin. He is excited to write for the paper, specifically the sports and A&E sections. “I like writing for sports. I have a...

Mia Daignault

Staff Writer

A devoted writer, Mia Daignault ’20 took Advanced Journalism because of her brother and has since been an enthusiastic member of the class for three years.  “I never knew how I wanted to pursue my passion for writing,...

Jacob Greenberger

Staff Writer

Between sports, friends and academics, Jacob Greenberger ’22 constantly has a  jam-packed schedule. Taking Intro to Journalism his freshmen year was a positive experience for Greenberger as he expanded his writing knowledge....

Charlotte Smith

Staff Writer

Charlotte Smith ’21 is adding to her list of many hobbies as she embarks on her first year as a Staff Writer for Inklings. Smith took Intro to Journalism last school year and decided to become a part of Inklings because she ...

Ryan Thomas

Staff Writer

As Ryan Thomas ’22 enters his first year as a staff writer for Inklings, he looks to further his love for writing by entering the world of journalism.  “I really like writing and current events and I thought this class would ...

Graham Wood

Staff Writer

Graham Wood ’20 is a staff writer who is taking Advanced Journalism for the first time this year. He took the class because he reads the news all the time in order to keep up with what’s happening around town and around the worl...

Carson Kranz

Staff Writer

Carson Kranz ’21 has not always been filled with the intellectual curiosity and passion for journalism that he holds today. After taking Intro to Journalism, though, he realized that Inklings was a necessary next step in or...

Amanda Rowan

Staff Writer

After enjoying her Intro to Journalism class last year, Amanda Rowan ’22 is excited to continue exploring journalism as a first year staff writer on Inklings News. In addition to writing articles, Rowan is eager to create multip...

Margot Stack

Staff Writer

Margot Stack ’22 is a new staff writer on Inklings. Stack joined Inklings due to her love for writing opinion pieces and reading the newspaper. She enjoys the freedom of writing opinions and the wide range of topics there are ...

Maria Krug

Staff Writer

Maria Krug ’22 was destined to be an Inklings staff writer since stepping foot into Staples.  Last year, Krug would often read Inklings articles that interested her. An opinion by Melanie Lust ’19 in the April issue ca...

Holden Cohen

Staff Writer

Holden Cohen ’20 is a second-year staff writer for Inklings. After taking Advanced Journalism his junior year, Cohen was especially drawn to the free-reigned nature of the class, which compelled him to take it again.  “I...

Chloe Murray

Staff Writer

Chloe Murray ’22 is a new member of Inklings, beginning her first year as a staff writer. The appeal of one day holding a position and becoming a bigger part of Inklings prompted Murray to join the class.  Murray explaine...

Teddy Dienst

Staff Writer

Staff writer Teddy Dienst ’20, is in his third year of Advanced Journalism and being a part of Inklings. Dienst has always had a niche for writing and took a shot at taking the class when he was recommended to join it by his s...

Marina Engler

Staff Writer

Eager to trade her vlog camera for a pencil, Marina Engler ’21 is ready to begin her first year as an Inklings staff writer. Engler, along with a friend, run a vlog channel on YouTube called “Daph & Mar.” Their videos ofte...

Ella Alpert

Staff Writer

Beginning her first year in Advanced Journalism, Ella Alpert ’22 is eager to write articles and pursue her interest in journalism. Alpert enrolled in Intro to Journalism as a freshman and decided to explore her passion for writ...

Grace Livecchi

Staff Writer

Grace Livecchi ’21 will embark on a new chapter of her education as she joins Inklings this year as a staff writer.  After a long summer of working hard at the beach she is ready to begin working for the newspaper.  “...

Betti Kobak

Staff Writer

Ever the go-getter, it was staff writer Betti Kobak’s ’22 desire to improve her reporting skills that landed her in Advanced Journalism. “I really like writing, especially about important things, which is why I like j...

Karina Murray

Staff Writer

Karina Murray ’22 decided to take Advanced Journalism after falling in love with journalism in her introductory course. Murray joins Inklings as a staff writer. Outside of journalism, Murray channels her energy through gymnas...

Lauren Hassell

Web Features Editor

Lauren Hassell ’22 embarks on her first year in Inklings without deficiency in dedication as she assumes the role of features editor for the website. Hassell has always enjoyed writing and aims to expand that passion into the re...

Eddie Kiev

Web Managing Editor

When Eddie Kiev ’20 first joined Inklings during his sophomore year of high school, he was particularly interested in writing news stories and learning about journalism. Now working as Web Managing Editor, Kiev strives to strengt...

Annabelle Iannone

Web News Editor

Annabelle Iannone ’21 found her passion for journalism after taking Introduction to Journalism her freshman year. She became highly interested in the news aspect of the field and is now the web news editor for Inklings.  ...

Web Opinions Editor

Jake Navarro ’20 is a web opinions editor for Inklings. He found his interest in the newspaper after taking intro to journalism. He then continued into advanced journalism after seeing his friends’ passion for the class. When...

Lexie Moskovit

Web Sports Editor

Lexie Moskovit ’21 sparked her interest in journalism when she decided to take Introduction to Journalism as a freshman intriguing her to take Advanced Journalism as a sophomore. Moskovit has now earned the title of Web Spo...

Alex Massoud

Web Sports Editor

Alex Massoud ’20, a web sports editor for Inklings, decided to take journalism because of his brother. After taking Intro to Journalism, Massoud found that he truly “enjoyed” writing and decided to pursue it by joining Inkling...

Audrey Bernstein

Editor-in-Chief

As Audrey Bernstein ’20 approaches her final year at Staples, she looks forward to acting as one of this year’s editors-in-chief. Bernstein was drawn to Advanced Journalism through her love of reading newspapers and infor...

Web Arts Editor

In addition to taking many dance classes at the Westport’s Academy of Dance and helping out with costumes for Staples Players, Julia Kasabian ’21 is a Web Arts Editor for Inklings News. “This is my second year taking Advanc...

Features Editor

Entering her second year on the Inklings Staff, Lucy Arrow ’21 is looking forward to her new leadership position as the paper’s features editor. Following her passion for writing, Arrow began Inklings as the sports editor...

Paper Arts Editor

Many people in Westport say that they love to travel, and then there is Katie Simons. Katie has visited an astounding 33 countries. Her zeal for traveling is one she has had for her whole life and she always enjoys exploring new...

Paper Arts Editor

Ecstatic about her final year at Staples, Reilly Caldwell ’20, Paper Features editor, is ready to attack her second year on Inklings.  Caldwell has a passion for cultures and people, which she applies to Inklings in her role...

Paper Arts Editor

Tierney Kugel ’22 is a pianist and a student journalist, among many other things. Kugel has played piano for five years, and enjoys it very much. “I feel like it’s sort of therapeutic,” Kugel said. “It’s easier to...

Giselle Oldani

Web Arts Editor

Although tennis may keep her busy at times, Giselle Oldani ’22 is ready to take on her role of Web Arts Editor for Inklings. She is beginning her first year of Advanced Journalism where she hopes to turn her love of writing...

Evi Tarshis

Paper Arts Editor

As a senior this fall, Evi Tarshis ’20 is excited for the new year. Since she has started, Tarshis has shown a passion for journalism in her time with Inklings. After her first year in the paper, Tarshis is thrilled to resume h...

Allie D’Angelo

Editor-in-Chief

Allie D’Angelo ’20 is one of the two Editors-in-Chief of Inklings. With this being her third year taking Advanced Journalism, there is a lot that draws her back. She loves the environment of the course, and finds that it i...

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