Inklings News

Toquet Holds Annual Student Art Contest

May 28, 2010

Emily Goldbery '12 Web News Editor Staples’ many talented art students have a chance to display their work and win prizes as well as the student art contest Toquet Hall will be holding May 17-31. The contest follows Toquet’s mission to provide a way for teens to share their creativity. Toquet ...

Talking Dogs and Ugly People: Five Movies I’m Planning on Skipping


May 28, 2010

Spencer Fox '11 Staff Writer   Step Up 3D (8/16)   Synopsis: A close group of full time friends, part time street dancers, go head to head with some of the world’s best hip-hop dancers in a showdown that they will never forget. In 3D. Why I’m planning to skip it: I can almo...

Coloring in Life: Everyday Life Inspires, Propels Staples

Carlyn Vellante ’10 won an award for her portfolio, “Luminiscense.”

March 12, 2010

Rebecca Bobrow '11 Opinions Editor She started with a catalogue of over 7,000 images that she captured with her Nikon D200 camera. She needed to narrow them down to eight. Although Carlyn Vellante ’10 struggled with the elimination process, her selections were good enough to win her a gold award at the a...

Budget and Questions Slow Adoption of Graphic Novels Course

Above, the BOE deliberates at a June 2009 meeting. | Photo by Madeline Hardy '11

February 24, 2010

Petey Menz '11 News Editor During the fall of 2009, English teacher Jesse Bauks, art teacher Carla Eichler and English K-12 Coordinator Lisabeth Comm geared up to present a graphic novels course, hoping that it would be included in the 2010-11 curriculum. However, Superintendent Elliott Landon decided the...

Inside the Honors Studio: Gabe Schindler Details His Experiences with Paints, Pencils

FROM SKETCHES TO SHOWCASES: Student  artist Gabe Schindler ’11, whose two favorite works are shown above, hopes to continue his study of art in the future.

January 29, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E Editor With the help of Bob Marley, Gabe Schindler ’11 turns to the art studio daily to cope with the stress and pressures of high school. After a full day of classes, tests, and quizzes, Schindler is able to enjoy 45 minutes of relaxation. “When I draw, I get into a trance where all I can focus on is the piece and the music playing,...

Ross Captures Daily Life by Drawing, Sketching, Illustrating

Rebecca Ross ’10 an active artist, shares one of her favorite pieces (above) that she completed in her free time. Ross hopes to continue her study of art in the future.

December 4, 2009

Anywhere she goes Rebecca Ross ’10 brings along her sketchbook; whenever she has a free moment she draws, even while taking notes during class her notes, which are in her sketchbook. Suddenly it becomes filled with doodles. Ross has been drawing and creating art for most of her life. But she did not realize until junior year ...

Jock Talk: The Clarity A Punch Can Bring

Jock Talk: The Clarity A Punch Can Bring

November 13, 2009

Mike Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor I love boxing; it’s definitely the highlight of my week. Since the beginning of the year, I have been boxing every Friday at LA Boxing in Norwalk. When I first stepped into that gym I remembered feeling invincible. Even though professional fighters who could tear me apart in less then a seco...

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