Inklings News

Claire Dinshaw
It may have been a visceral feeling that instigated Claire Dinshaw ’17 to apply for a sports editor position her sophomore year, however, she refers to the moment she submitted her application as, “one of the best decisions [She] has made in high school.” Journalism for Dinshaw has always been a part of her life. Her mother was actually an active participant in the journalism industry where she worked for Vogue Magazine before moving to sales. Despite having relations to journalism prior to high school, Dinshaw had instilled that she “was one of those kids who thought that she would never do what their parents do. I’m going to do something completely different” she said. Swaying towards science and math courses, joining Introduction to Journalism seemed like a “fun elective” because she had “room to add one more class to [her] schedule.” Coming out of Introduction to Journalism, Dinshaw was still not set on joining the Inklings staff. That is, until her application got accepted and she earned her role as the sports editor. “A week after joining Advanced Journalism I knew I had made the right decision and I instantly loved it” Dinshaw said. When she isn’t working as a news editor in her second year on the paper, Dinshaw can be found at Dance Dimensions in Norwalk where she has been dancing since she was three years old. For Dinshaw, journalism connects not only to the English department, but also with the ability to collect information and put that information into “organized cohesive thoughts.” These skills may not relate to her favorite course, science, but from journalism she has developed “life skills that [she] will carry beyond the classroom.”

Claire Dinshaw, Editor

Oct 27, 2016
What Madame President means (Story)
Jun 14, 2016
Transportation For Those With Injury Or Disability Causes Struggle (Story)
Jun 13, 2016
50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history (Story)
May 03, 2016
The time I played the ‘woman card’ (Story)
Apr 16, 2016
Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Paper Opinion: Consider gender in Presidential election to combat sexism (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Paper News: Community reconsiders health education post-marijuana legalization (Story)
Mar 29, 2016
Bunnies and eggs liven up Westport on Easter Sunday (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
Sandy Hook families sue weapons manufacturer for its role in December attack (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Niño and global weirding: Discovering the truth about this “hot” topic (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Does Staples favor its STEM students? (Story)
Dec 14, 2015
Westport dresses up for the holidays (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Surveillance and 007 (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Hopes with Hope holds eighth annual “Stand Up” fundraiser (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Staples says goodbye to a beloved hero (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Do You Feel Safe? (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
They found water on Mars (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
Hillary O’Neil rings in the New York Stock Exchange on 9/11 (Story)
Sep 04, 2015
Recruitment firm holds community forum regarding superintendent search (Story)
May 22, 2015
Childhood dreams of driving become a reality (Story)
May 12, 2015
A mandate for normalcy (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
The real difficulty of a class is often hidden – behind the teacher (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
Students discover the nooks and crannies of the Westport Public Library (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
Teens rediscover the Westport Arts Center (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
The Land of the Sweets comes to Westport (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
Staples prepares new ATLAS curriculum program (Story)
Nov 22, 2014
Look beyond Wicked (Story)
Nov 13, 2014
Teams honor seniors in grand fashion (Media)
Oct 10, 2014
Mia Bullock dives her way into Staples’ history (Media)
Sep 15, 2014
The band DNR rocks out and remembers (Story)
Sep 07, 2014
The Staples ‘Genius Bar’ is up and, kind of, running (Story)
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Claire Dinshaw