Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

Join the discussion.

Inklings News

The Wreckers boys’ track team enters the Ridgefield cross country course, consisting of two loops of a gravel course surrounding its athletic complex, plus a series of switchbacks on the main green.

Wreckers cross country takes top spot at Ridgefield Meet

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys' cross country team swept three competing schools on Sept. 12 during a meet at Ridgefield High School. While not the first race run by the cross country team, the meet at Ridgefield...

In terms of system-wide emails regarding emergencies and rumors at Staples, the 2022-2023 school year has been one of the busiest. From multi-hour emergency lockdowns to a car crashing into the building, the school email list has been the primary way for parents to learn about incidents at Staples.

Administration email dispels weapon rumor

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

The Westport Public School system sent out an email to students and parents at Staples High School on May 22 correcting rumors alleging that a Staples student had posted an image of themselves brandishing...

Spencer Yim 23 delivers his speech to the crowd at the Westport Library. Mia Bomback 25, to the right, had previously spoken to the audience. Photo by Benjamin Buchalter 25.

Bomback and Yim Inaugurate Library “Common Ground Initiative”

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Staples students Spencer Yim '23 and Mia Bomback '25 closed the first night of the Westport Library's "Common Ground" initiative on Tuesday May 2 with a pair of speeches. "Tonight's event marks the...

A house at the corner of Hiawatha lane. The old Saugatuck neighborhood lies in the western outskirts of Westport, near the train station.


Benjamin Buchalter '25, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

In a small neighborhood just past the train station, a war has been raging. For the past two decades, the belligerents - Summit Development Group and the Save Old Saugatuck movement - have been fighting...

The midterm schedule operates on the same periodic basis as the regular schedule, meaning if students have a free period they do not have to attend school during that time.

Fighting midterm hysteria: students share stories, teachers share tips

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

It's that time of year again. As you walk the halls of Staples High School, you can almost smell the anxiety wafting through the halls, drifting from room to room; the terrified anticipation is so thick...

The Wreckers face off against West Hill before a hike. The defensive line was strong, with Staples stopping West Hill from scoring a single point.

Wreckers demolish Vikings in 49-0 “washout” game

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

The Staples Wreckers football team defeated the West Hill Vikings 49-0 on Nov. 4. The Wreckers scored seven touchdowns  and stopped a West Hill touchdown just seconds from the end of the third quarter,...

Even though they are promoted to be safer than tobacco products, e-Cigarettes still cause harm to the human body.

E-Cigarette use declines among students

Benjamin Buchalter '25, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

"Great, another Inklings article about vaping," you say, barely skimming through before moving on to the next story about a new album from a pop artist. Yet despite the messaging that vaping is an omnipresent...

A stairway at Staples goes empty without students present. Currently, students get nine days and three week-long vacations off during the course of the year, with vacation days more common towards the beginning of the year and vacation weeks more common towards the end.

Extra vacation days prove disappointingly implemented

Benjamin Buchalter '25, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Everybody loves a day off from school. Whether it's a week-long vacation away from school or a Monday off, waking up and not having to go to school is probably one of the best feelings in the world. A...

Load More Stories