Inklings News

Westport and Weston rally around Peter’s Weston Market in light of Coronavirus

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

  Peter’s Weston Market has been a place of importance for Westport and Weston communities for many years. Due to Coronavirus, hard times have set upon the business. Thus, a GoFundMe page was set up to help cover the costs of a smaller staff and fewer customer visits. As of May 11, $11...

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...

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.

Kaela Dockray '20, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed 50,000 in the US alone, it feels as though we are living in a dystopian universe taken from a scene...

Passover during pandemic: virtual Seders strengthen community

Due to the current pandemic, families will be celebrating Passover Seder with family and participating in traditional services virtually, utilizing platforms like Zoom.

Remy Teltser ’21, Paper Features Editor

April 13, 2020

Smells of brisket and matzah ball soup fill the house. The table is set with Elijah’s cup and the traditional Seder plate, a set of eight symbolic foods that help in recounting the story of Passover. Where there are usually 20 people packed throughout the dining room and kitchen, Passover 2020 is j...

Westport’s hidden treasure: Wakeman Town Farm

Three little ones show off freshly picked strawberries from the farm.

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

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Spring pep rally possibility excites students; appreciates all sports

The Girls swimming and diving team sing Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” during the 2010 fall pep rally.

Giselle Oldani '22 and Natasha Taubenheim '22

March 16, 2020

New school start time frustrates parents

Nearly 500 people have signed a petition in under a month that aims to reverse the 30 minute delayed school start time taking effect next school year.

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor

March 15, 2020

Nearly 500 people have signed a petition in under a month that aims to reverse the 30 minute delayed school start time taking effect next school year.   Westport parent Elena Shmonia started the petition, which consists of mainly preschool, elementary and middle school parents’ signatures.  “From four years of age to 11, that is their childhood and they should be o...

Lauren Tarshis inspires kids through historic graphic novels

Readers wait in line to get their copy of “I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic, 1912” signed by author Lauren Tarshis.

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Most Staples’ students know the book series, “I Survived” by Lauren Tarshis ’81; little do they know she is a Westport native. Tarshis is the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Magazine. Her first series was “Emma Jean Lazarus, Fell Out of a Tree” and she then began th...

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