Inklings News

Quarantine turns people into screen addicts

The coronavirus leads to an increase in screen time.

Brooke Dembin '22, Assitant Creative Director

May 3, 2020

Quarantine has started getting to my head. I actually find myself whispering to myself as if I’m expecting a response back.  In order to prevent this psychosis, I resort to going on my phone.  During the day, I sit at my desk for about five hours straight doing schoolwork. After what feels like ...

Technology helps students overcome social distancing

The application Zoom allows many people to video chat at once and is a great way to stay in touch with friends. Many students have been using this and find it effective.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor

April 13, 2020

The coronavirus has closed businesses, schools and recreational locations nationwide, severing human connection as a result. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is critical to maintain six feet of distance from others in order to slow the spread of the virus. This pres...

New Amazon Go stores are destined to change America

Amazon Go Grocery opens up 26 convenience stores throughout America with “Just Walkout Technology”

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

March 14, 2020

Amazon, as most of the world knows, is one of the biggest enterprises alive and allows people to basically buy anything in the world and have it shipped to your door the next day. In 2020, Amazon announced that they would open 26 “AmazonGo” convenience stores for grocery and gourmet food shopping...

New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

Graphic by Carly Kaplowitz '21

Carly Kaplowitz '21

November 28, 2018

Updated versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro went on sale Nov. 7 after three years without updates. The MacBook Air  upgrade includes new features such as a retina display and touch ID. It is about 10 percent thinner than its predecessor and is available in three colors: gold, silver a...

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Lia Chen '20

October 30, 2018

In Westport, there is one feature that defines nearly every classroom. It’s not living, nor is it figurative. Most of the time it is dark and inactive. Yet education at Staples would not be the same without it. For nearly a decade, Smartboards have been an integral part of learning in our school. The relocation of world language teachers to new classrooms in wake of the implement...

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

September 30, 2018

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Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep harbors safe, install infrastructure and help protect the environment -- all while underwater. The...

Power outages reveal ugly truth about this generation

Power outages reveal ugly truth about this generation

March 21, 2018

BY Julia Lombardo '20 This past Nor'easter on March 7 was one like no other. A downed tree blocked off my street and prevented anyone from entering or leaving. In other words, I was trapped. Trapped with two disobedient, younger brothers. When the power went out, I wasn’t too worried. I knew it took ...

Amazon Go or No?

Amazon Go or No?

March 14, 2018

Nicole Shapiro '19 Imagine being able to go into a store, take whatever you want and just leave. One may question: isn't that just stealing? Well, technically, no. At least not at Amazon Go. Amazon Go is Amazon's new grocery store located in Seattle, Washington. The newest technology allows customers...

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