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Halloween Threatened by Storm

Molly Barreca
Trick-or-treating is likely to be cancelled due to harsh conditions on the road.

Many students have been counting down the days until Halloween, when they can be someone else in a costume and stack up on candy. But a new ghost on the block, Frankenstorm, has emerged as quite the scare.

“I was going to be Andreas Refvik, a fellow classmate of mine, and drive around in my sister’s Range Rover wearing all J. Crew,” Nick DeDomenico ’14 said. “It’s a tradition.”

The storm, which is expected to make landfall sometime Monday, may last several days, even into Halloween, meteorologists say. Many streets may lose power, making the possibility of trick-or-treating unlikely. In addition, students say the storm is forcing changes everywhere from athletic schedules to Players rehearsals.

“I am not trick or treating anymore because, since the storm is coming, my FCIAC day for volleyball got moved,” Ariana Sherman ’14 said.

It’s hard enough for older students, but little kids are faced with their own problems. Halloween, according to most, is one of the biggest days of the year for these kids.

“They will probably go tonight, or the weekend after Halloween because it will be too dangerous with the storm. And with the rain it will be cold and wet and just miserable to be out there,” Val Kirsch ’14 said.

Also, according to DeDomenico, some parents may question the safety of trick-or-treating and refuse to let their children go out that night.

Students also say they are being greatly affected by the storm, even though it hasn’t yet happened.

“I hope I can still take my niece trick or treating, and I was going to dress up as a black cat with her,” Sonia Sarfaraz ’14 said.

Other students don’t have as many Halloween plans.

“I am not really planning on doing anything for the holiday, I am just too busy,” said Brian Saunders ’14.

And Justin Schwebel ’16 supports Saunders’ claim.

“I think students don’t really care about Halloween,” Schwebel said. “It’s more about an excuse to add excitement to their school day.”

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Kelsey Shockey
Kelsey Shockey, Web Sports Editor
Though she may flaunt skirts and cardigans in every hue of pink, Kelsey Shockey’s ’14 girly presence is not to be misconstrued. The Staples Senior’s true passion is sports. Since the age of five, Shockey has devoted herself to playing tennis year round. Currently a member of the girls’ varsity team, Shockey hopes to pursue the sport in college. “I love tennis because it is like performing on a stage and the spotlight is on you,” Shockey said. However, Shockey isn’t just getting attention on the courts. Since her freshman year, she has been involved in the Staples Television Network (STN), providing coverage for sports events. “I was never a great speaker in middle school or elementary school because I was so shy. But now I’ve come out of my shell,” Shockey said. “STN changed everything.” Dreaming of one day gracing national television, she hopes to study communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. Combining her love for sports and communications, it’s no wonder that Shockey is a perfect fit as one of Inkling’s Web Sports Editors. Full of exuberance and enthusiasm, she loves that she can “connect with people” through her writing. Shockey’s proudest work is “Explosion at Boston Marathon,” the first breaking news story she has ever written for Inklings. With a strong work ethic as well as a flare for sports and broadcasting, Shockey is sure to be a valuable addition to this year’s Inklings staff.
Molly Barreca
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 in the television industry for years. Barreca is one of Inklings most popular writers with over 1,000 hits on her articles. She has always been a talented writer and loved reading the paper, but she officially started Inklings at the end of her sophomore year. She then took advanced journalism her junior year and is currently in the advanced class her senior year. This coming year Barreca is one of the sports editors, and her ambition is to change the sports section. “I want to make the sports section a little less predictable,” Barreca said. She is very excited about the back page and likes that it is one of the more featured pages. “I want to make the section somewhere people turn to when they first get the paper because they want to see what we’re going to do next,” Barreca said. Barreca and her good friend Aaron Hendel, which is also her co-editor, are eager to change Inkling’s sports section for the better. It will be interesting to watch Barreca as she changes the Inklings sports section and follow in the footsteps of her father.

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