Inklings News

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] The push to sleep in–Why Staples High School needs to start later

November 22, 2016

By Jason Streiter '17   At 6:30 a.m., my alarm goes off. It’s another day of school. In the world outside of Staples High School, that would sound pretty early; however, 6:30 is actually late for many students, as I know people who wake up at 4:30 to prepare for the day. As I roll out of b...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] How to avoid stress while applying to college

November 22, 2016

By Becca Rawiszer '17   Dear stressed out seniors, All of you have probably had a college-induced panic attack once in your high school career. We’ve all been there. We’ve all crammed for that ACT or SAT and tried to maintain a seemingly unattainable GPA.  A year from now, however, ...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] He lost me at Aleppo

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Ullmann '17   I am the kind of person who is always giving others the benefit of the doubt. Making mistakes, drawing blanks and being forgetful is simply human nature. However, I find it quite difficult to give the benefit of the doubt to a presidential candidate who simply “draws a...

[Oct. 2016 News] Overlooked U.S Congressional Elections intensify

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz '19 and Cate Casparius '19   On Nov. 8, citizens around the United States will be voting for who they think is the most qualified individual to run the country. What can oftentimes be overlooked, however, are the various other elections of candidates for positions in their respecti...

[Oct. 2016 News] Connecticut Representatives attempt to leap from obscurity and into the voters hearts

November 22, 2016

By Katelyn DeAgro '17 and Jack Beck '18   With November fast approaching, many people are focused on the ongoing debates and rivalry between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. However, local elections may have a far greater impact on the lives of Westport residents. ...

[Oct. 2016 News] What you need to know before the election

November 22, 2016

By Madison Sell '18 and Christoph Russi '18   The election is officially less than two weeks away, and it will be soon time to vote. It is important to be informed on the upcoming election and the policies of the candidates, especially the policies that pertain to Staples students and others ...

[Oct. 2016 News] Community makes effort to foster stronger police relations

November 22, 2016

By Anay Simunovic ’18 and Nicole Dienst ’18   The occurrence of police shootings across the country and widespread national protests have brought police brutality to the forefront of American issues today. As a result, the federal government is attempting to foster a better relationship b...

[Oct. 2016 News] Clinton holds commanding lead in Inklings poll of Staples students

November 22, 2016

By Fritz Schemel '17   In light of the Nov. 8 election, Inklings polled 305 Staples students on the presidential race from Oct. 4-6, around the time real ballots were beginning to be cast in the form of early voting. This is what we found. Who are you voting for? Hillary Clinton: 67 ...

[Oct. 2016 News] Trigger warnings have uncertain future at the high school level

November 22, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 and Isabella Ullmann '17   Sophomore year, Brooke Wrubel walked into English 2 Honors as former Staples English teacher Sue O’Hara was handing out the next assigned reading, “The House at Sugar Beach.” “There was a rape [scene] in it,” Brooke Wrubel ’17...

[Oct. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Zach Strober Hurricane Matthew Tears Through Caribbean, Heads Towards U.S.   Hurricane Matthew left a path of destruction through countries such as Haiti, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and St. Vincent and Grenadines as it traveled toward the United States. Haiti, which was hit hardest ...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

November 1, 2016

By Daniel Harizman '19 and Nicole Dienst '18 ...

Unopinionated is the new opinion

Unopinionated is the new opinion

Alex Spadacenta

October 29, 2016

By: Alex Spadacenta '17 I’ve never felt the need to express my political opinions. I’ve never officially decided which party I stand with, nor what candidate I support. So when I found a sticker on my car that said, “Save Freedom Stop Hillary,” I felt like someone was trying to to implement their views on me and tell me what candidate to like. What was this person trying to get out of putting the sti...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] Clinton single-handedly demolished the country we once knew and loved *satire

October 28, 2016

By Molly Liebergall '17   The year is 2019. America is ravaged by chaos, and tomorrow, Jan. 20, marks the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the end.  Before she took office, Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Republican nominee Donald Trump by a narrow margin to snag the 2016 presidential e...

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