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Facebook After Death

Facebook After Death

February 11, 2011
Filed under Features

As the most commonly used social networking website in the world, Facebook has connected millions of people from all over. It is evident that Facebook affects daily lives, but what happens when daily life ends? Through the flurry of friend requests, statuses, and mobile uploads, students are beginning to question, what happens to the...

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

Cartoon Characters Take Over Facebook

December 7, 2010
Filed under Arts

Image via Wikipedia This past week, a huge number of facebook users have swapped out their standard profile pictures for cartoon characters ranging from Tommy Pickles of “Rugrats” fame to Winnie the Pooh. Some are just taking part in these shenanigans for the fun of it, due to the Cartoon Network spon...

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

Will You Be Attending? Comical Facebook Groups on the Rise

December 5, 2010
Filed under Features

Image via CrunchBase Taylor Jacobs ’14 and Rachel Labarre ‘14 Staff Writers Ask most Staples high school students and they will tell you that they use Facebook. Facebook has surpassed every social network page, including the once very popular page, MySpace. One of the most popular things about Facebook is the events. An event is something t...

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

November 28, 2010
Filed under Opinions

It has taken hours to start writing this column. Why? Because I’m distracted. I’ve been talking to friends and video chatting, thanks to iChat. Oh, and Facebook too. iChat is the biggest culprit. Although I’m not face-to-face with the people I talk to, I spend my afternoons and/or evenings sending instant messages back and...

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System

November 16, 2010
Filed under News

Image via CrunchBase On Monday, Nov. 16, Facebook introduced the new Facebook Messages system, due to be rolled out for all users in the near future. This new system integrates Facebook messaging, e-mail, chat, and instant messaging, and it has been implemented for a randomly-selected small subset of users that can invite up to two other frien...

Life is Better Without it: A Week Without Facebook

Life is Better Without it: A Week Without Facebook

November 12, 2010
Filed under Opinions

I hate that I love Facebook. This statement isn’t foreign to most high school students. Facebook connects me to the world, yet it distracts me from homework. It’s the definition of a win/lose situation. Like most other high school students, I would consider myself pretty hooked on Facebook. So, I ventured to to see what life would...

The "I Like it…" Facebook Phenomenon

The "I Like it..." Facebook Phenomenon

October 7, 2010
Filed under News

Image via Wikipedia Blythe Lewis '13 Staff Writer Facebook users have started a new trend of statuses this week that is a bit more attention grabbing than Favorite Pokémon Week last Dec. Women everywhere have begun posting variations of the phrase “I like it” on their pages, leaving men everywhere more than a little confused. The i...

Fakebook: Seniors Say Facebook Name Changes Are Tradition,

Fakebook: Seniors Say Facebook Name Changes Are Tradition,

October 1, 2010
Filed under Features

To most Staples seniors, their final year means guaranteed on-campus parking spots, creative senior T-shirts and sweatshirts, a stressful, college application filled autumn, and ridiculous names on Facebook. Many think that seniors change their name on Facebook because they believe it will hide sensitive material from colleg...

Inklinations: What Does it Mean to Be “Facebook Official?”

Inklinations: What Does it Mean to Be

May 28, 2010
Filed under Features

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Perspectives: Facebook Relationships

Perspectives: Facebook Relationships

May 28, 2010
Filed under Features

Image via Wikipedia Becca Bobrow '11, Julia Friedman '11, and Michael Nussbaum '11 Features Editor, Staff Writer, and Web Managing Editor Becca: I’m seventeen years old and married. Most of my friends are married, too. Or at least engaged. On Facebook, of course. Almost everyone I kn...

Facebook: Free Speech Outweighs, Cyber Bullying, Distractions

Graphic by Timothy Yang '11

October 16, 2009
Filed under Opinions

Inklings Editorial For a school district that claims to “help students acquire the attributes necessary to be successful in the… 21st century world,” the Westport Public Schools’ actions regarding Internet use is remarkably antiquated. While the district’s reasons for prohibiting access to social ne...

Reopening school in fall risky, should not be done

Jack Dennison '21, Broadcast Director
June 3, 2020
Filed under Opinions

The coronavirus has been a major factor influencing everything in 2020, and the scariest part of it is the uncertainty of when many things can open. On May 5, Ned Lamont closed schools for the rest of the year. Although the closure is supposed to last until fall, there has been discussion as t...

Lamont announces barbershops, hair salons delayed until June

Despite the initial announcement that barbershops and hair salons would be included in phase one of Connecticut's reopening plan, Lamont has retracted this statement and pushed the reopening date to June.

Finnegan Courtney '23, News Editor
May 28, 2020
Filed under News

Earlier this week, Governor Ned Lamont announced during his daily briefing that all Connecticut hair salons and barbershops reopenings would be pushed back from its original date of May 20 to at least June 1. While most stores and restaurants throughout the state reopened in some capacity on May 20,...

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