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Return of the Nerf Guns: A.P. Assassination soon to come

Return of the Nerf Guns: A.P. Assassination soon to come

May 8, 2017
Filed under Features

By Nicole Dienst ’18 The long standing tradition of A.P. Assassination is beginning on May 15, the same day that senior internships start. The competition is for seniors who took at least one advanced placement [A.P.] course their senior year. Each week is a new round and in order to make i...

Stepping out to the road of empowerment

Stepping out to the road of empowerment

March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Layla Wofsy ’19 There has never been a question in my mind about where I stand on key political issues. I am a proud liberal and have always been outspoken about my opinions (at least when I am in the confines of my living room). However, when I talk to my parents, my sister and other family members...

Staples graduate publishes a second original crossword puzzle in the New York Times

Staples graduate publishes a second original crossword puzzle in the New York Times

March 28, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

By: Izzy Connors '18 After having his first self-made crossword puzzle featured in the New York Times on July 8, 2015, Ryan Milligan ’08 had his second original crossword published in the Times on March 28, 2017. The crossword puzzle is “Tom Swifty” themed, where celebrities are the subjects...

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

March 16, 2017
Filed under Features

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 The Mental Health Awareness Project, also known as M.A.P., is a new club created at Staples this year devoted to spreading awareness about suicide and depression while removing the negative stigmas commonly associated with them. “Not everyone is personally affected by a m...

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Brett Franklin '18, Assistant Business Manager
March 14, 2017
Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

Prior to the arrival of winter Storm Stella, it was announced the Westport Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to the forecast for blizzard conditions. Winter Storm Stella is expected to accumulate more than a foot of snow and bring high winds to Westport, and “will make...

Democrats prevail in Connecticut General Assembly after special election

Democrats prevail in Connecticut General Assembly after special election

Charlie Colasurdo '18, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 On Feb. 28, Democrats Douglas McCrory and Dorinda Keenan Borer won their races for Connecticut State Senate and House, and Republican Eric C. Berthel gained the other vacant Senate seat. Though it’s been months since Election Day, the Connecticut General Assembly was facing...

[Feb. 2017 Opinions] The Women’s March was more significant than critics will admit

[Feb. 2017 Opinions] The Women’s March was more significant than critics will admit

February 28, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By Maddy Sell ’18   On Saturday, Jan. 21, an estimated 3,244,087 people participated in the Women’s March on Washington. The mass amount of participants not only made their voices heard, but they made themselves seen, leaving the comfort of their homes and their Facebook rants behind to ...

[Jan. 2017 Features] ‘Scheming’ and DM’s slide into Staples: Advancement of social media trumps interpersonal relationships

[Jan. 2017 Features] ‘Scheming’ and DM’s slide into Staples: Advancement of social media trumps interpersonal relationships

February 27, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By Daniel Harizman ’19 & Lili Romann ’19   The excitement that comes with winning over the heart of another is often an endeavor associated with the young and young-at-heart.  However, as society has changed, and especially with the evolution and growth of social media, the g...

[Jan. 2017 Opinions] Editorial

[Jan. 2017 Opinions] Editorial

February 27, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

Before winter break, graffiti reading “Kill Jews” and an image of a swastika were discovered in a boys’ bathroom and reported to the administration. Since then, other intolerant messages, such as “Gay Free Zone,” have also been discovered. In an interview with Inklings, Assistant Principal James Farnen ...

Change for change: Staples students present and fundraise for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Change for change: Staples students present and fundraise for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 26, 2017
Filed under News

By Alice Hickson '17 and Becky Hoving '17   Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager’s two Contemporary World Studies courses are fundraising for Syria, as well as presenting a documentary and having a question-answer session, January 25 and January 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Staples H...

[Dec. 2016 Features] Hillary Supporters Suit Up to Speak Their Minds

January 13, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By Shaina Selvaraju ’17 Named after Hillary Clinton’s signature style, the Pantsuit Nation movement began as a private Facebook group created by Libby Chamberlain, a Hillary supporter from Brooklin, Maine, on October 20, 2016. According to their website, the movement serves to “amplify the ...

[Dec. 2016 News] Fake news garners real, election-sized consequences

[Dec. 2016 News] Fake news garners real, election-sized consequences

January 13, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By Izzy Ullmann ’17 & Anay Simunovic ’18 World War III broke out in Russia. Facebook bought Snapchat for 5 billion dollars. There is a new McDonald’s run by robots. Hooked yet? That’s the point. Despite sounding factual, the previously stated headlines are all false, stemming from fake news websit...

Megyn Kelly departs from Fox News

Megyn Kelly departs from Fox News

Maddy Sell '18, Staff Writer
January 5, 2017
Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

By Maddy Sell '18 Megyn Kelly, Fox news star anchor of 12 years, will leave Fox for NBC News later this year. She is planning to host a daytime news program, a Sunday-night news show and be featured in event coverage, according to The New York Times. Her future salary at NBC has not yet been disclos...

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