Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Amazon Prime Day will be held on June 21 this year. This Amazon holiday provides deals for customers and has been proven to be harmful to both the environment and to Amazon employees.

Avoid Amazon Prime Day for moral, environmental reasons

Audrey Kercher '23, Web Arts Editor June 11, 2021

One of my favorite things in the world is receiving packages in the mail. The feeling of excitement and surprise I get as I tear open cardboard boxes or shipping packages to reveal brand new shining goods...

Motorcade brings closure to seniors

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor May 25, 2021

  Staples High School provides a variety of traditions and special days for seniors that are celebrated each school year, but Motorcade stands out above the rest.   Motorcade, characterized...

Connecticut travel guidelines have been updated to be less strict, and to include options for those who have been vaccinated. These updated guidelines are less restrictive, while remaining safe.

Updated travel guidelines prove effective, safe

Audrey Kercher '23, Web Arts Editor May 6, 2021

As the vaccine rolls out all over the country, Americans are beginning to feel more safe returning to daily life. One activity that has been missed during the pandemic is traveling. Although COVID-19 is...

The three vaccines currently being given are highly effective in preventing COVID-19. The effectiveness of the vaccines makes more people want to take it, and also decreases the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccinating students will lead to end of pandemic

Audrey Kercher '23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

For a full year, the U.S. has been in lockdown, confined to their homes and wearing masks when going out. Because COVID-19 has proved to not be beatable by just staying at home and social distancing, the...

During COVID-19 some Westport dance studios have implemented a hybrid schedule where dancers go into the studio or dance from home via Zoom. Because of the difference in surroundings, dancers have a different experience based on their location.

Dance studio’s hybrid model changes class experience

Audrey Kercher ’23, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Tying hair up in a bun, lacing up pointe shoes and pulling on light pink tights. This is the typical routine for dancers preparing for class. However, logging onto Zoom is now a part of the preparation...

 Due to confusion with the state of Connecticut, some teachers have already been vaccinated or registered to be vaccinated even though they are not technically eligible until the end of February, or even March. Currently, only phase 1a and the beginning of 1b are eligible to be vaccinated, and teachers are in the later part of phase 1b.

Vaccine eligibility contradictory, causes confusion for teachers

Audrey Kercher '23 February 12, 2021

Earlier this month, Connecticut teachers were mistakenly notified by the state of Connecticut to book Covid-19 vaccine appointments despite not being eligible to get vaccinated until around March 1, as...

Homework assigned over the holiday break forces students to focus on school assignments rather than festive activities like decorating a Christmas tree

Homework during the holidays puts damper on festivities

Audrey Kercher ’23, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Imagine there’s only one day left of school before the long-awaited December holiday recess. The only thing that stands between you and endless free time on top of holiday joy is one more day of classes…...

The exposure notification option in settings is available on both apple and android phones in Connecticut. When enabled, the service tracks if people have been exposed to others that have Covid-19 through logging any phone that comes within six feet. If someone with this service tests positive for Covid-19, they enter it into their phone and the exposure notifications send a message to phones that have come within six feet of the positive person.

Westport establishes hotline, exposure notifications to track Covid-19

Audrey Kercher '23, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

Superintendent Thomas Scarice set up a coronavirus hotline and email address on Nov. 10 to report new cases. Additionally, exposure notifications were enabled on Nov. 13 to track exposure. “Should...

The first snowfall of the school year happened recently, and it left people wondering if snow days will now be online days. Online school instead of snow days is more beneficial because it allows for students to still learn.

Online learning allows students to learn in all conditions

Audrey Kercher ’23, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

It’s a winter school day and you wake up naturally with no alarm at 9 a.m.. Looking out the window, the usually green grass is filled with flurries of white snowflakes. You are in a rush to get ready...

Load More Stories