Inklings News

Claudia Chen
From the time she could talk, Claudia Chen ’16 was always keeping herself busy whether it was scoring points on the tennis court or writing stories and poems.

At a young age Chen ’16 knew she wanted to be a writer. She would write poems and stories on whatever she could get her hands on.

She said, “One time I tried to write a novel and I was so excited”, Chen ’16 said while laughing, “70 pages into it and I swear it made zero sense.”

This her second year writing for Inklings and she couldn’t be more excited to bring her love of writing to Inklings. She believes that Inklings is a great opportunity to practice her writing skills in a realistic sense.

When Chen ’16 isn’t writing you can find her on a tennis court. She hasn’t played for Staples tennis but she’s hoping to in the spring. She likes to de-stress on the tennis court and have a good time.

She sounds like your all-American girl but that’s not the case. Her parents were born in China resulting in Chen’s first language being Chinese. It doesn’t just end there; her grandparents come from Austria. She loves the idea that she comes from so many different cultures.

As hard as Chen ’16 works, she wants to make the most of junior year and have a good time being an upper-classmen.

As hard as she works on her serves in tennis and critiquing her writing skills she says what she hopes to get out of life is, “It sounds cheesy but I want to know that I made a difference in at least one person’s life.” That’s a goal we should all strive for.

Claudia Chen ’16 could not be more excited for what her junior year holds.

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

May 11, 2016
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Nov 30, 2015
Course additions expand Staples’ curriculum (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Staples students rush to the involvement fair (Story)
Jun 15, 2015
Local artist Miggs Burroughs finds art in unexpected places (Story)
Jun 11, 2015
Community rallies to save library funding (Story)
May 11, 2015
Touch a Truck keeps on truckin’ (Story)
May 08, 2015
Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Fairfield County dives into charity for Penguin Plunge (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
College preparation process begins earlier than expected (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Top three Super Bowl commercials (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Measles spreads to New York (Story)
Jan 10, 2015
Some find their spotlight outside Staples (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
Westport flocks to the Turkey Trot (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Staples’ Collaborative Team successfully moves midterms (Story/Media)
Oct 28, 2014
Celebs inspire creative cuts (Story)
Oct 01, 2014
Staples Football shuts out Westhill on Homecoming (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2014
Nerdfighters Club “decreases world suck” (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Artsy AP students sketch portrait of a young class (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Students fold and crease their stresses away (Story)
Jun 03, 2014
Physics petition fails to persuade Science Department (Story)
May 30, 2014
Students debate wifi policy (Story)
May 29, 2014
Five tips to stay motivated (Story)
May 04, 2014
Rest in peace simple Snapchat (Story)
Apr 28, 2014
Seniors say goodbye to Y-Drives (Story)
Apr 14, 2014
P.E. shrunken class sizes have mixed reviews (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders (Story)
Mar 27, 2014
To wear or not to wear spring clothing (Story)
Mar 11, 2014
Spring springs new diets (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Pressure to impress colleges spurs club participation (Story)
Feb 14, 2014
Sixth snow day puts April break in jeopardy (Story)
Feb 12, 2014
Poetry Out Loud slams Staples (Story)
Jan 07, 2014
Westporters ring in the new year at First Night (Story/Media)
Dec 20, 2013
When followers become friends (Story)
Dec 20, 2013
Students feel the need to drive despite bad weather (Story)
Dec 12, 2013
Homes come to life for the holidays (Story)
Dec 09, 2013
Instagram takes over Facebook (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
Trash Talked on the Field and Court (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
First Quarter Impacts GPA (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
Stress gets the best of Staples (Story)
Nov 02, 2013
Pushing to finish first quarter (Story)
Oct 18, 2013
Textbooks Break Backs (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Lobster Fest Comes to Town (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2013
INKLINATIONS: New iPhones Released (Story/Media)
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Claudia Chen