Inklings News

Students adapt to a COVID summer

Linnea Jagenberg ’21 and her sister, Bella Jagenberg ’19, launched their own clothing company, Ava & Gray, in efforts to make a line of affordable and unique graphics that reflected their personal styles. The sisters lauched the business during quarantine and have been working on it ever since.

Remy Teltser '21, Managing Editor

September 8, 2020

For most, summer consisted of socially distant trips to Compo beach, masked excursions to local shops and small outdoor get-togethers. Students nationwide were forced to cancel previously established summer plans and acclimatize to the pandemic precautions these past school-free months.  Some found themsel...

Arden Scherer ’21 debuts new tie-dye business

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach Manager

May 12, 2020

The sun is peeking from behind cool spring clouds, brightly colored flowers and leaves are blooming throughout gardens and pastel colors are emerging from the depths of closets -- all indicators that summer is swiftly approaching.  But, this season is different than most. The beginning of th...

Coronavirus prompts charitable student contributions

In the clothing drive, each participant labeled every bag with size and gender description and placed it near their mailbox. Levitt then planned a pickup within 24 hours.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor

April 30, 2020

Families gathered outside their houses just a couple weeks ago, in safe social distancing fashion, with pots, pans, spoons, plates and every other kind of household object. These objects were then slammed together in perfect harmony,  a sort of noise-filled tribute, in order to show their appreciatio...

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Margot Stack ’22, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all restaurants, movie theatres, gyms and bars to close in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the Hartford Courant. In addition, President Trump has confined all gatherings to less than 10 people.  Starting Monday night, local restaurants will be restricted to food de...

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Fat Cat Pizza Company will be closing down on Feb. 19.  The restaurant was known for their thin crust pizzas and the myriad of pizza toppings that were offered.

Katie Simons ’22, Arts Editor

February 13, 2020

Fat Cat Pizza Company in Norwalk will shut its doors on Feb. 19, after 16 years of operation, because the building that they rent was sold. The closing was announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.  Owners Mark Ancona, Anthony Ancona and Suzanne Ancona opened the restaurant originally to be a place where people could enj...

Chef’s Table Shuts Off Their Grills After 10 Short Months

Chef’s Table announced they will be closing their Westport doors on Jan. 15, after only 10 months of service. Chef’s Table featured many different food options, often enjoyed by Westport students after school.

Graham Day, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Chef’s Table announced they will be closing their Westport doors on Jan. 15, after only 10 months of service.  Owner Rich Herzfeld opened Chef’s Table in April of 2019 to pair with the store’s Fairfield location, but he cites the Cross Highway location as a factor in the closing. “Very...

Festival strengthens local community

FLYING HIGH: Four hot air balloons were stationed at the festival offering rides ranging from three to five minutes long. The hot air balloons came from a multitude of companies such as SkyScapes, whose representative has been in the balloon business for 30 years. Whether the balloons could fly or not was completely up to the weather and the intensity of the winds. Photo by Giselle Oldani '22.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight. Decorated in the colors of the rainbow, the balloons bounced up into the sky and gently fell back do...

Big business conglomerates degrade artistic value in the luxury retail market

Big business conglomerates degrade artistic value in the luxury retail market

Hannah Schmidt ’19

October 17, 2018

Spotting a pair of Gucci sneakers in the hallways isn’t a hard thing to come by at Staples High School. Neither is spotting Louis Vuitton brown monogram purses suspended on nearly every arm along shopping district sidewalks in Westport. These signature accessories are byproducts of conglomerates, lar...

The closing of Top This leaves Westport yogurt-less

The closing of Top This leaves Westport yogurt-less

October 10, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 Only a few years ago, Westport was full of frozen yogurt. Between Pinkberry, Sweet Frog and Top This, Westporters had multiple places to choose from to fulfill their froyo cravings. However, as of September 2018, all three locations have closed down. In 2014, Pinkberry was...

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

Amazon, Snapchat test out easier way to shop

October 5, 2018

By Carly Kaplowitz '21 Technology companies Amazon and Snapchat are creating a new feature in which Snapchat users can easily find and purchase a product. Users can do this by pressing down on their mobile device screen, holding it up to the item or barcode and then scanning it. If the item or bar...

Westport’s retail stores need saving

Westport’s retail stores need saving

April 21, 2018

By Abby Fleming '20   As more and more retail stores in Westport close their doors, the once bustling downtown shopping scene begins to meet its end. Like many of the towns and cities of the world, Westport has fallen victim to an age of online shopping and unmotivated consumers. While online shopping has its advantages, nothing can beat the benefits of keeping Westport’s stores open. ...

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