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2020-21 Staff

Katie Simons ’22
News Editor

Katie Simons ’22

News Editor Katie Simons ’22 joined Inklings as a sophomore and has found the experience to be extremely rewarding.  “I have really come to love the people and I feel like Inklings provides a lot of experiences that you...

Emily Goldstein ’23
Staff writer

Emily Goldstein ’23

Emily Goldstein ’23 keeps it simple.  “I like to run,” Goldstein said. “I like to write also.” Goldstein doesn’t stray from her two focuses; as a Staff Writer for the first time and a runner on the girls’ cross...

Natasha Taubenheim ’22
Staff writer

Natasha Taubenheim ’22

Staff writer Natasha Taubenheim ’22 pursues her passions of sports and writing in Advanced Journalism.  “I took intro my freshman year and I really liked it, and I think I just really like writing in general,” Tauben...

Tallula Stvan ’21
Arts editor

Tallula Stvan ’21

Besides being a paper arts editor for Inklings, Tallula Stvan ’21 is passionate about tutoring kids in her community. “I like working with kids,” Stvan said. “I am a tutor for a family, and I also do more profession...

Lyah Muktavaram ’22
Web features editor

Lyah Muktavaram ’22

As Lyah Muktavaram ’22 approaches her junior year at Staples, she looks forward to acting as the web features editor. Muktavaram was drawn to Inklings after she took Intro to Journalism her freshman year.  “I was completely ...

Maya Reiner ’21
Web sports editor

Maya Reiner ’21

Maya Reiner ’21, web sports editor, was inspired by her older brother’s involvement and her love of politics and current events to join Inklings her sophomore year. She wanted to learn more about journalism and enjoyed wr...

Maria Krug ’22
Web opinions editor

Maria Krug ’22

Web Opinions Editor Maria Krug ’22 loves music, so she writes about it. The self-proclaimed “music expert” has two loves: journalism and music, and intertwined they are her dream career. “If there was a music review or a section ...

Emma Dantas ’21
Staff writer

Emma Dantas ’21

  Staff Writer Emma Dantas ’21 is an Inklings veteran. A staff writer since 10th grade, it was her initial love of sports that brought her to journalism.  “I really like writing features on people, specifically sports...

Jess Leon ’22
Staff writer

Jess Leon ’22

Staff writer Jess Leon ’22 has dedicated years of her life to sports, and amid a global pandemic, she managed to find an alternative way to stay involved in the pastime she loves. “[I] gave lessons to little girls that pla...

Lauren Hassell ’22
Web arts editor

Lauren Hassell ’22

  Lauren Hassell ’22 has been a part of Inklings since sophomore year, but has been a part of the journalism world for a while. Hassell’s interest in journalism sparked in elementary school when she was apart of th...

Ella Stoler ’22
Broadcast director

Ella Stoler ’22

Broadcast director Ella Stoler ’22 has always had a strong passion for editing and producing videos. She spent years looking for a way to pursue this hobby and luckily enrolling in Advanced Journalism gave her the perfect opportunit...

Charlotte Smith ’21
Social media director

Charlotte Smith ’21

Approaching her last year on the Inklings staff, Charlotte Smith ’21 is excited to serve as a social media director. Smith acknowledges social media's growing importance and encourages its incorporation in Inklings to keep students en...

Ella Shi ’23
Staff writer

Ella Shi ’23

Staff writer Ella Shi ’23 loves to challenge herself and experiment with new activities. Whether focusing on sports or academics, she approaches with passion and integrity. “Last year when I took intro, I really enjoyed it,” Shi said...

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22
Staff writer

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22

As staff writer Jake Fitzpatrick ’22 is embarking on his first year on Inklings, he hopes to write many articles voicing his opinions.  “My biggest passion is politics,” Fitzpatrick said, “so that is the reason I j...

Amanda Rowan ’22
Photostory editor

Amanda Rowan ’22

Photostory editor Amanda Rowan ’22 knows what it’s like to have a tight schedule. Rowan participates in Staples varsity cheerleading, Inklings and runs Talenthood, a tutoring program for young students in Westport. It is Row...

Lea Rivel ’22
Web arts editor

Lea Rivel ’22

Web arts editor Lea Rivel ’22 loves expressing herself creatively through music and journalism. “I have been playing classical music since I was 6 and I have been writing my own music for a couple of years,” Rivel said....

Margot Richlin ’23
Staff writer

Margot Richlin ’23

As a first year staff writer for Inklings, Margot Richlin ’23 is eager to put her love towards English into new aspects of journalism. Richlin loves to write and read, and through journalism, she is able to pursue her passi...

Rebecca Kanfer ’21
Outreach manager

Rebecca Kanfer ’21

From a staff writer to a papers sport editor to finally the outreach manager in her third year at Inklings, Rebecca Kanfer ’21 has done it all.  Kanfer was drawn straight to Inklings when she came to Staples.  “I lov...

Karina Murray ’22
Features editor

Karina Murray ’22

Karina Murray ’22, a paper features editor for Inklings, was inspired to join due to her interest in literature and her passion for current events on the news.  “I like to keep up with the news and everything that’s happe...

Lexie Moskovit ’21
Web sports editor

Lexie Moskovit ’21

As web sports editor Lexie Moskovit ’21 enters her final year at Staples, she’s found that her passion for sports and writing has perfectly collided through Inklings.  “I’m huge in the sports community at Staples,” Moskovit sa...

Morgan Han-Lemus 23
Staff writer

Morgan Han-Lemus ’23

From Spanish to French, to Korean, to English, staff writer Morgan Han-Lemus '23 loves all languages.  “It’s interesting to step out of your bubble and see the different cultures, especially since you can’t travel, y...

Lily Klau ’23
Staff writer

Lily Klau ’23

Staff writer Lily Klau ’23 loves playing volleyball and the dynamic she has with her teammates. “I love that it’s a team sport,” Klau said. “You really have to trust each other and it’s a different dynamic when yo...

Lucy Dockter ’23
Arts editor

Lucy Dockter ’23

Lucy Dockter ’23, paper arts editor, is eager to begin this year on the Inklings staff.   “My mother originally wanted me to [take journalism],” Dockter explained, “but now it's become so much fun.” When she ...

Staff writer

Kristina Chaney ’23

In hopes of learning different varieties of writing, Kristina Chaney ’23 joined Inklings to experience writing for a newspaper, as she had only been previously exposed to creative writing. With great disappointment, she realized that...

Grace Livecchi ’21
Social media director

Grace Livecchi ’21

Social media director Grace Livecchi ’21 knows the value of hard work. As an avid writer and co-president of the club “Reshaping Reality,” she enjoys using her talents to educate others. “[Our club] is about recognizing eating di...

Staff writer

Toby Goldfarb ’23

Staff writer Toby Goldfarb ’23 is new to Inklings and is eager to inform the community.  “I enjoy giving students a platform to find out information in an organized platform,” Goldfarb said.  She has been dancing ...

Andreas Lolis ’2
Breaking news editor

Andreas Lolis ’2

Breaking news editor Andreas Lolis ’21 believes he’s a successful writer and communicator, crediting it to Inklings. It’s now his third year. “I can choose whatever story I want. I can create my own stories,” Loli...

Julia Leitner ’23
Staff writer

Julia Leitner ’23

Julia Leitner ’23 is no stranger to commitment. A dancer since she could barely walk, Leitner has spent nearly every day of the last 13 years in dance studios, honing and exploring her craft.  “It’s taught me how to keep a passion an...

Emma Smith ’22
Arts editor

Emma Smith ’22

Journalism interested paper arts editor Emma Smith ’22 because quite frankly, she loves writing. “When I learned about Inklings, I was intrigued from the get-go,” Smith said. “I love learning about different aspects ...

News editor

Tierney Kugel ’22

Tierney Kugel ’22 first joined Inklings as a sophomore after taking an interest in journalism and is currently a news editor. She took Introduction to Journalism to improve her writing and find her interests and has found joy...

Hannah Kail ’22
Staff writer

Hannah Kail ’22

Staff writer Hannah Kail ’22 doesn’t just have one family. Of course there’s her biological family, but she also has another family during the summer.  “Camp is the place where I have met my second family,” Kail ...

Poppy Livingstone 21
Editor-in-Chief

Poppy Livingstone ’21

Editor-in-Chief Poppy Livingstone '21 has always had a knack for expressing herself through art and the creation of cartoons, but it wasn't until freshman year that she realized that she wanted to display her talents through ...

Jared Leonard 22
Sports editor

Jared Leonard ’22

Sports editor Jared Leonard '22 didn't take this summer off. He worked at a new cafe in town called Manna Toast. “Manna Toast specializes on mainly plant based foods,” Leonard says. It is no coincidence that he chose to...

Betti Kobak ’22
Features editor

Betti Kobak ’22

Paper features editor Betti Kobak ’22 is an opinionated person who enjoys expressing this in her writing. She is patient and tends to look at everything with an open mind. These personality traits, she says, translate very well t...

Julia Herlyn ’23
Staff writer

Julia Herlyn ’23

With a strong passion for violin, staff writer Julia Herlyn ’23 has been playing since fourth grade. In a non-COVID world, Herlyn would have also participated in a violin summer program, displaying her motivation to always play a...

Charley Guthartz ’22
Sports editor

Charley Guthartz ’22

From playing field hockey and lacrosse to lounging by the beach, paper sports editor Charley Guthartz ’22 has a wide variety of interests, including—as a major one—journalism. “Reporting really interested me because I ...

Staff writer

Charlotte Gurley ’23

If asked to describe staff writer Charlotte Gurley ’23 in one word, it would be “passionate.” From her recent interest in French revolutionary fashion to her passion for reading and drawing, Gurley is constantly adopting n...

Logan Gornbein ’21
Staff writer

Logan Gornbein ’21

Staff writer Logan Gornbein ’21 enjoys sharing his sense of humor through his unique writing. “I like being able to joke around, while getting the point across,” Gornbein said.  The reason Gornbein chose to join Advan...

Alexandra Glickman ’23
Staff writer

Alexandra Glickman ’23

Staff writer Alexandra Glickman ’23 expresses her love for creative arts - both dancing and writing.  “I’m a competitive dancer,” Glickman said. “I like dance because when I can’t put my feelings into words, it...

Jake Gersh ’21
Staff writer

Jake Gersh ’21

For staff writer Jake Gersh ’21, sports is more than just a hobby. “Ever since I attended the 2013 Red Sox World Series, I felt a really strong connection to sports,” Gersh said. Gersh’s love for sports contributed to ...

Samantha Felner ’22
Features editor

Samantha Felner ’22

Features editor Samantha Felner ’22 values the ability to express her opinion. She joined the Teen Awareness Group to share ideas that would help the school. “There are big problems in school, and I’ve always enjoyed t...

Marina Engler ’21
Staff writer

Marina Engler ’21

Staff writer Marina Engler ’21 loves playing ice hockey; a big part of her life is rooting for the New York Rangers with her dad.  “I started playing on the team at Staples freshman year, but I played when I was younger,...

Hannah Conn ’23
Staff writer

Hannah Conn ’23

Entering her sophomore year, Hannah Conn ’23 is an excited returning staff writer. Conn has always had a passion for English and uses her enthusiasm for writing as a creative outlet.  “I’ve always loved English and writing h...

Lys Goldman ’21
Paper managing editor

Lys Goldman ’21

Growing up in a large family of nine, Lys Goldman ’21 learned to become a more independent and hardworking person. As a paper managing editor this year, she sees herself pursuing journalism in the future.  “I see mysel...

Lily Caplan ’22
Sports editor

Lily Caplan ’22

Paper sports editor Lily Caplan ’22 comes from a large South African family and is surrounded by many of her relatives throughout Fairfield County. She loves the large community of South Africans that she can relate to and have...

Eliza Barr ’21
Photography director

Eliza Barr ’21

Photography director Eliza Barr ’21 has had an extreme love for taking pictures ever since she was a child. She takes her work mostly online for now, doing video tutorials in order to follow the corona safety precautions. ...

Lucy Arrow ’21
Web managing editor

Lucy Arrow ’21

Web managing editor Lucy Arrow ’21 knew that she had a passion for journalism after taking Intro to Journalism her freshman year--and she wouldn’t trade Inklings for anything. “I love the class because it’s such a di...

Gerard Allen ’21
Staff writer

Gerard Allen ’21

Staff writer Gerard Allen ’21 is excited the outlet Inklings News gives him to express himself via writing.  “I took intro last year and wanted to continue sharing my writing on mostly political current events,” All...

Emma Dantas
Staff writer

Emma Dantas

Staff Writer Emma Dantas ’21 is an Inklings veteran. A staff writer since 10th grade, it was her initial love of sports that brought her to journalism.  “I really like writing features on people, specifically sports players,...

Jared Leonard ’22
Sports editor

Jared Leonard ’22

Sports editor Jared Leonard ’22 didn't take this summer off. He worked at a new cafe in town called Manna Toast. “Manna Toast specializes on mainly plant based foods,” Leonard says. It is no coincidence that he ch...

Marina Engler 21
Staff writer

Marina Engler ’21

Staff writer Marina Engler ’21 loves playing ice hockey; a big part of her life is rooting for the New York Rangers with her dad.  “I started playing on the team at Staples freshman year, but I played when I was younger,...