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Students Attend Meadows Music Festival

October 20, 2016

By: Molly Liebergall '17 and Max Appell '18

[Sept. 2016 News] Conservative underrepresentation persists as 2016 political dialogue intensifies

October 11, 2016

By Fritz Schemel '17 Editor-in-Chief and Zach Horowitz '19 As the 2016 election barrels towards the finish line, political dialogue surrounding it has grown increasingly tense. Out of 200 Staples students surveyed, just 17 percent of liberal students felt their views were underrepresented, compared...

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

Follow our live debate coverage on Twitter

September 26, 2016

Can't watch #debatenight? No worries! Click HERE to keep up with our @InklingsNews live tweets.

Coordinating AP Assassination – Why It’s not worth it

Coordinating AP Assassination - Why It’s not worth it

Quinn Hughes, Staff Writer

June 10, 2016

When I was first notified by last year’s coordinators that I got the job I was ecstatic. Every student at Staples knows about the excitement of AP Assassination, the stakeouts, the betrayal, the heartbreak, the money. And, now I’d be in the center of all of it; I would run the game, and automatically...

Ten best songs for the summer

Ten best songs for the summer

Megan Doyle, Web Opinions Editor

June 9, 2016

The Song of the Summer is the one song that seems to follow you everywhere. It’s the world-dominating track that happens to sound better before the leaves turn. These first two tracks are examples of past summer songs, Fancy - Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX Before everyone found out that Iggy was a...

Original Jungle Book trumps newest version

Caption: Bagheera (left) and Baloo (right) stroll off into the sunset during the last scene of The Jungle Book (1967)

Megan Doyle, Opinions Web Editor

May 19, 2016

Although “The Jungle Book” (1967) and “The Jungle Book” (2016) are based off of the same set of short stories, they could not be more different. The original version is a whimsical, lively, comedic experience whereas the newest version is intense, dramatic and suspenseful. Similar to “Ci...

Staples rugby earns formidable reputation

Ari McCoy '17, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Staples rugby has become one of the school’s top-tier teams. After going undefeated in the preseason, they started their season 3-0, including a close win over Aspetuck and a dominant 54-0 win over Darien. But this is not their first year of high- caliber play. “We have been pretty good the past...

Graduating Players

Graduating Players

Becca Rawiszer, Public Relations

May 6, 2016

On the weekends of May 20 and June 2, the majority of Staples Players’ seniors will perform in their final high school production. Some seniors will perform in “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later” directed by David Roth, others will perform in “Harvey” directed by Vig Namasivayam ’16, and...

Editorial–In tolerance we trust; information required to promote mass acceptance over mass prejudice

Editorial--In tolerance we trust; information required to promote mass acceptance over mass prejudice

Editorial Board

May 5, 2016

In 2015, an all new reality TV show premiered across America: the presidential primaries. This primetime hit may have provided us with an all-we-can-eat buffet of embarrassment, idiocy and bitterness, but it has also inspired record political participation. Total Democratic voter turnout has rivaled...

Possibility of contested convention looms for GOP

Possibility of contested convention looms for GOP

Sophie Call and Claudia Chen, Staff Writers

May 5, 2016

The Republican National Convention may be holding its first contested convention since 1976 from July 18 to 21. A contested convention occurs when no single nominee has obtained the necessary number of delegates in order to secure the nomination. According to Politico, the Republican nominee would need...

Kasich’s high road to the highest office, and why the Never Trump movement should rally around the Ohio Governor

Kasich’s high road to the highest office, and why the Never Trump movement should rally around the Ohio Governor

Fritz Schemel, Editor in Chief

April 27, 2016

The 2016 election has been plagued by negativity and personal attacks. Candidates have insulted each others’ wives and compared each other’s hand sizes. Debates (especially on the GOP side) have focused on personality attacks rather than substantive policy debate. Only one candidate has risen a...

Democratic Debate yields mixed reactions from students

Democratic Debate yields mixed reactions from students

Fritz Schemel, News Editor

October 16, 2015

After a duo of Republican debates in Aug. and Sept., Democratic candidates got their chance under the spotlight in Las Vegas in their first debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Five candidates gathered on stage in Las Vegas: front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie ...

Class of 2016 gets thrown an academic curveball

Class of 2016 gets thrown an academic curveball

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

I was fine with being in the Class of 2016 when we had to take CAPT. I didn’t mind being in the Class of 2016 when we had to write our research papers sophomore year. I was even fine with being in the Class of 2016 when we were only given one morning to sleep in instead of the customary two weeks. Then...

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