Inklings News

Margaux MacColl
This summer Margaux MacColl ’16 was cliff jumping in Africa. As she was preparing to jump, she looked around and realized that of the 200 people on the cliffs, she was the only girl. MacColl was amazed at the societal gender differences compared to her lifelong home, Westport, CT.

This, she says is why it’s important to travel. To MacColl it’s necessary to experience people with different values. At Staples, everyone has the same end-goal–college–so to be in another country allows her to understand a perspective that she may not have seen back home.

MacColl has always wanted to be a writer, a familiar profession since mother writes novels, but MacColl appreciates the regular publication that is journalism. MacColl sees herself writing features for a magazine so that she can give a voice to the “different perspectives” she finds in her travels.

In the same way MacColl likes to dive into dive into different cultures, MacColl also likes to dive into her story topics. In today’s society, she has noticed that you’re not going to read much in print that you haven’t already read online, so print journalism requires in depth research about the topic in order to find an intriguing angle. MacColl likes to find the heart of the news and find an emotional connection to it. Journalism is about “translating empathy through words.” It’s not the news story MacColl cares about, it’s about who was affected by it.


Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

May 06, 2016
The Show Goes On: The Trump phenomenon is more entertaining— and dangerous—than Trump himself (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Paper Features: The story of our custodian—Williams finds faith through hardship (Story)
Jan 07, 2016
Students dare to escape the room (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Flipside delivers mixed reactions (Story)
Jun 27, 2015
Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Story)
Jun 11, 2015
Artist finds passion and escape in a paint brush (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Local serves Staples students an interesting experience (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Principal Dodig and Elliott Landon receive statewide honor (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Volunteers evoke smiles at Carver Center (Story)
Nov 30, 2014
Students and police play together in Dodge-A-Cop (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Ouija boards summon shivers with spooky spirits (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Students grapple with academic stigmas and attitudes (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Peter Boyd enlightens Staples students (Story)
Jun 10, 2014
Closing of Max’s Art Store upsets students (Story)
May 15, 2014
Staples bands rock Toquet Hall (Story/Media)
May 06, 2014
Staples teacher takes home a Pellerin award (Story)
May 02, 2014
Sophomores succeed at National History Day (Media)
Mar 28, 2014
Nix the cliques or stay fond of the bonds (Story)
Mar 28, 2014
Energy at girls’ games falls flat without cheer team (Story)
Mar 28, 2014
Dances exaggerate gender differences (Story)
Feb 28, 2014
Staples senior takes on a new role (Story)
Dec 20, 2013
Social media divides students (Story)
Dec 06, 2013
Do you believe? (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
“About Time” will please the romantics (Story)
Nov 04, 2013
Staples named a Blue Ribbon school (Story)
Oct 27, 2013
Getting in tune with running (Story)
Oct 10, 2013
Westport residents clamor for rare prints at auction Saturday (Story)
Sep 30, 2013
Leak in the Radio Hallway (Story)
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Margaux MacColl