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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 ...

Nick Bilotti ’18 takes gap year in Slovakia as first year graduate

Nick Bilotti ’18 takes gap year in Slovakia as first year graduate

April 5, 2018
Filed under Features

By Sasha Narang '18 Procrastinating in the classroom usually consists of subtle Snapchatting, the constant refreshing of your Facebook feed, and for the the most experienced procrastinators, watching Netflix with subtitles. However, Nick Bilotti ’18 dozes off by taking an array of European geography...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

March 28, 2018
Filed under Opinions

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such was the case when I had the opportunity to speak with assistant principal Richard Franzis, principal...

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

March 15, 2018
Filed under Sports

By: Sasha Narang '18 Whether you’ve seen it broadcasted on the Superfans Facebook group or heatedly debated among students in the hallways, the rec basketball league has become a trend among Staples boys. Consisting of a freshman and sophomore league and a junior and senior league, many are competing...

ALS research is becoming spiced up with the Hot Pepper Challenge

March 15, 2018
Filed under Features

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Who can forget the ice bucket challenge, when American’s dumped ice on their heads to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Now there is a new trend: The ALS hot pepper challenge. The ALS hot pepper challenge involves eating the hottest pepper the person...

[February 2018] Social media platforms distract while fostering creativity

February 23, 2018
Filed under Paper Archives

Emma Greenberg ’18 and Ian Bernstein ’18 Social media is the common ground amongst Generation Z and Millenials. It provides a platform for people to show off their individuality, while also bridging connections that would not have existed in the past. But there are some who have opted out of par...

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