Inklings News

Ignorant Westporters self inflict coronavirus

This sign at LaGuardia Airport warns of the coronavirus weeks before schools close.

Theresa Vandis '22, Assitant Business Manager

March 25, 2020

Bare, empty shelves are stripped of every can of food, and there is not a roll of toilet paper in sight. When it comes to stocking up for quarantine the people of Westport, Connecticut have no problem buying as much food as they can fit into the trunk of their car. However, when it came to social distancing, people...

Staples implements daily A/B schedule

A/B schedule will be put in place starting March 26. During each time period students will have Zoom meetings available and other ways to communicate with teachers.

Shira Zeiberg ’22, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Staples will begin an A/B schedule starting Thursday, March 26 where students meet with classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m for the duration of the distance learning academic plan.  On A days, periods one through four will meet and on B days periods five through eight will meet. Some Staples students ...

Board of Education eliminates April break for 2020 school year

The Board of Education voted to cancel April vacation for the 2019-20 school year. Students will continue doing online lessons through the district Distance Learning model on April 6 through April 9. There will be no virtual teaching on Good Friday, April 10.

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director 

March 25, 2020

The Board of Education voted to cancel four days of the Westport Public School spring recess during a special meeting held virtually via Zoom on March 23. The vote was unanimous with member Vik Muktavaram abstaining.    April 6 through April 9—which students originally had off from school—w...

School closure further prolonged

Connecticut schools, including Staples High School, will remain closed until April 20 at the earliest.

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday in a news conference that all Connecticut schools will remain closed until at least April 20th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, distance learning programs will remain in operation throughout the state. “We are not going to let this period be a loss for your kid...

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure of these facilities is not convenient for anyone, but people who rely on libraries for computers and the...

Girls’ rugby team hopes for a great season

Staples Wreckers will be able to watch a new sport on Ginny Parker Field as the girls’ rugby team hopefully kicks off their season in the spring.

Amanda Rowan '22 and Charlotte Smith '21

March 23, 2020

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments are only available through pick-up, which needs to take place outdoors, and all haircuts and salons, gyms and fi...

Let’s “wreck” this virus

Meditating can be a great way to calm yourself and switch to a more positive mindset.

Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Wake up, eat breakfast, maybe watch some Netflix and then sit and stare at a screen for four hours trying to do work. This is now the next big thing; a complete turnaround from the original school day. And who do we have to thank for this exciting new routine? Our dear old friend COVID-19, of course....

Westport Center for Senior Activities closes until further notice

The Westport Department of Human Services (DHS) closed all facilities and daily programs at the Westport Center for Senior Activities (WCSA) until further notice due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective March 11.

Serena Ye ’20, Broadcast Director

March 23, 2020

The Westport Department of Human Services (DHS) closed all facilities and daily programs at the Westport Center for Senior Activities (WCSA) until further notice due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective March 11.   Prior to the initial local outbreak, the department took vital steps to prep...

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