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Rachel Labarre
She trades her pointe shoes in for her spiral notebook.  Her dance classes for journalism classes.  Her spot at the front of the stage for her position on the Inklings staff.

Rachel Labarre '14 has the unique ability to allow the creativity and passion she has in the dance studio to influence her writing style and work ethic.

This work ethic is what gives Labarre the edge it takes to hold one of the most prestigious spots on the Inklings staff: Managing Editor.

But what got her there?

Labarre’s first claim to fame was her dance career, but there was one thing holding her back.

“On top of the problems with my feet that I already had, I broke my foot during dress rehearsal for our big recital,” Labarre said.

This forced Labarre to cut back on dance classes the following year.  All the energy and creativity that was once put into nailing a routine needed an outlet.  She found this outlet through writing for Inklings.

Labarre landed a job as an editor her sophomore year.  She then went from Editor of Arts and Entertainment to Features Editor.  Labarre’s inventiveness has allowed her to climb the steps to the top of Inklings.

“When you write there’s a certain part that requires creativity; whether it’s getting a good angle or keeping your readers engaged.  You have to do the same in dance; whether it’s perfecting the choreography or figuring out what will look the most atheistically pleasing” Labarre  said.  She was able to prove this ability in her article on the Sandy Hook shooting, which got over 50,000 hits.  This passion for the arts and creativity has not only led LaBarre to success on the stage, but in the classroom as well.


Rachel Labarre, Managing Editor

Jun 20, 2014
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” (Story)
Apr 25, 2014
Spring sports are in full swing (Story)
Mar 05, 2014
“Scandal” returns after hiatus (Story)
Feb 09, 2014
Flappy Bird Flies Away? (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2014
Middle school musicals groom stars of tomorrow (Story)
Jan 04, 2014
A Group With a Big Heart (Story/Media)
Dec 20, 2013
Popping the question (Media)
Dec 09, 2013
New eatery grills the competition (Story)
Dec 02, 2013
Sophomore class must shoulder double test load (Story)
Oct 28, 2013
A Win for Senior Field Hockey Players (Story)
Oct 27, 2013
Athletes Work Hard on the Field and on Their Studies (Story)
Oct 19, 2013
Halloween Candy Inklinations (Story)
Sep 29, 2013
“Is it on Home Access Yet?” (Story)
Sep 17, 2013
Teachers’ Assistants Provide A Unique Perspective (Story)
Jun 14, 2013
Running a Relay for Life (Story/Media)
Jun 03, 2013
Memorial Day Memories (Story)
Jun 03, 2013
AP Classes Take on Projects After Testing (Story)
May 31, 2013
A Change in the College Game (Story)
Apr 12, 2013
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Reactions to Student Programmers (Story)
Mar 26, 2013
A Singular Sensation: Staples Players Performs A Chorus Line (Story)
Mar 26, 2013
A Different Kind of Closing Night: Staples Players to Perform on Broadway (Story)
Feb 15, 2013
The Bat Saga (Media)
Feb 13, 2013
Feb. 13, 2013 | Snow Maze (Story)
Jan 16, 2013
College Costs: Looking at the Cost of Tuition in Today’s Admissions World (Story)
Jan 02, 2013
Jan. 2, 2013 | Back To School (Story)
Dec 18, 2012
Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Chanukkah (Story)
Dec 18, 2012
The Gift That Keeps Giving (Media)
Dec 16, 2012
Slideshow: Westport Responds to Sandy Hook Shooting (Media)
Dec 15, 2012
Students Search for Ways to Support Sandy Hook, Plan on Wearing the Newtown Colors on Mon. (Story)
Nov 12, 2012
Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Grades Second Quarter (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2012
Counties Sign-Ups Held Outside of School (Story)
Oct 05, 2012
Oklahomecoming: Scheduling Conflicts Make for a Chaotic Day (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Why A Bus Strike Could Have Been A Good Thing (Story)
Sep 19, 2012
Sept. 19, 2012 | Popular Pajama Day (Story)
Sep 04, 2012
September 4, 2012 | Take A Fruit! (Story)
Jun 05, 2012
The One Direction Infection (Story)
May 29, 2012
More of a Burden than a Reward: Missing Class for AP Testing (Story)
May 25, 2012
A Trip Away from the Classroom (Story)
May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012 | Build A Better World (Story)
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012 | Supporting Justin (Story)
Apr 13, 2012
Spring Fashion Guide (Story)
Apr 06, 2012
The Revolution of “Gaming” (Story)
Mar 20, 2012
March 20, 2012 | Shorts Weather? (Story)
Mar 16, 2012
Size of Classes Increase, Effectiveness of Classes Decrease (Story)
Mar 02, 2012
Hungry for Action? Westport Public Library Hosts the “Hunger Games” (Story)
Mar 02, 2012
Nearing Arrival of Urban Outfitters Causes Hype (Story)
Feb 12, 2012
Principal Dodig’s Simple Acts of Kindness Lead a Long Way (Story)
Jan 13, 2012
You Snooze, You Lose (Story)
Jan 05, 2012
Jan. 5, 2012 | Where’s The Snow? (Story)
Dec 07, 2011
Staples Players Has One Wish (Story)
Nov 08, 2011
Lab Lunch: To Eat or Not To Eat (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2011
Justin Bieber: Under the Mistletoe Album Review (Story)
Nov 01, 2011
The Death of Steve Jobs Through the Lens of a Technology Expert (Story)
Oct 24, 2011
Movie Review: Footloose (Story)
Oct 06, 2011
The Complex Staging of West Side Story (Story)
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