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Staples girls’ volleyball defeats Stamford in comeback match

Staples girls’ volleyball defeats Stamford in comeback match

Madison Andrews '20
October 18, 2019
Filed under Sports

The Staples girls’ varsity volleyball team defeated Stamford in a close match, 3-2, in the Staples gym on Tuesday, Oct. 16.    The game was dedicated to Rach’ Hope charity, an organization created to honor the life of Rachel Doran. The program raises money to support families with a c...

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor
October 14, 2019
Filed under Opinions

Every day, my notifications are flooded with posts from the Staples Superfans 2019-20 Facebook group. Students promote their sports games, promising to defeat the opposition. They encourage students to come out and support them; however, bleachers remain empty as students swipe away the notification ...

Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Samantha Felner '22, Paper Opinions Editor
October 3, 2019
Filed under News

Despite efforts from the football team and Westport residents, the petition requesting a delayed construction of the new high school football field and track was denied. With the start of the field construction in early May, it was contracted that fall would be the time frame that the track would be...

Famed Westport blog celebrates 10 years

Famed Westport blog celebrates 10 years

Jack Dennison '21
March 28, 2019
Filed under Features

Ten years ago, Dan Woog saw a decline of newspapers looming. He was writing a column in the Westport News called “Woog’s World,” and with the emergence of the internet as a way to spread information, he wanted to hop on the digital train. Since 2009, Woog has been writing about the ins and outs...

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Cate Casparius ’19

Cate Casparius ’19

2018-2019

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 want to do that,” Casparius said. Along with posting for Inklings, Casparius...

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Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer
December 20, 2018
Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

Test scores should not define future

Test scores should not define future

Mia Daignault '20
November 27, 2018
Filed under Opinions

2020 is the year I graduate, the year I pack up all my bags, and the year I begin my journey elsewhere. But 2018 is the year I prepare myself to choose where I want to begin that journey. This is the year I visit college counselors, guidance counselors and potential schools. But it’s hard to enjoy th...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Seth McCoy ’19
October 28, 2018
Filed under News, Top Stories

Eleven are dead and six are wounded following a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27. Robert D. Bowers, 46, yielded himself to police custody after opening fire on the synagogue, then barricaded himself in a third story office. Pit...

Torrential flash floods strike in Westport

Torrential flash floods strike in Westport

September 26, 2018
Filed under News

Will Matar '21 Heavy downpours throughout Connecticut broke out minutes after a flash flood warning was issued in Westport, Hamden, Shelton, Darien, Stamford and Bridgeport until 6:15 PM by the National Weather Service. The floods caused many closed streets, submerged cars, prolonged traffic and cau...

Cate Casparius ’19

September 17, 2018
Filed under Uncategorized

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 want to do that,” Casparius said. Along with posting for Inklin...

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

September 17, 2018
Filed under News, Top Stories

By Rachel Suggs '21 When customers now walk into downtown Westport’s 323 Main, they will not be offered an official cocktail menu. “We used to have a cocktail menu with names that featured historical events. But now we have no real cocktail menu. Just a list of our wines and beers,” Rei...

Should senior skip day disappear?

Should senior skip day disappear?

Elliot Kaufman '19, Web Managing Editor
May 14, 2018
Filed under Opinions

  As their high school careers come to a close, seniors make the decision between taking a day off of school with the rest of their class or arriving at Staples bright and early in the morning to push through one more day. All college decisions have come out by early April, so the majority of sen...

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

It’s time for big tech’s big breakup

April 30, 2018
Filed under Opinions

In the recent weeks, the library posed a question to the student body, “Why should we break up Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple? Or shouldn’t we?” This is my response to the question. The question and my response were inspired by Scott Galloway’s book, “The Four.”   In the last ...

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