Inklings News

Ginsburg’s passing illuminates impact of role models, need for continuous determination

Katie Simons ’22, Paper News Editor

September 30, 2020

I was 12 when I first found out who Ruth Bader Ginsburg was.  I went to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. with my mom after President Trump had been sworn into office.  Here, signs with quotes of empowerment and handmade drawings representing people’s feelings of protest engulfed the ent...

Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor

May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations, according to The CT Mirror. Lamont thanked the departing Commissioner in a press release that announced the decision. “[Coleman-Mitchell’s] service over the last year has be...

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...

JSA members excited for Winter Congress

Staples JSA members are excited to arrive in Washington D.C. for their Winter Congress. They will be sightseeing as well as participating in a simulated Congress.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Opinions Editor

February 25, 2020

The national student-run organization Junior State of America (JSA) has a chapter at Staples High School, which allows students to engage in political debates, write bills for a mock congress, meet people from all over the country, participate in activism campaigns and find their voice. Throughout...

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Staples’ We The People class poses with John Tinker of the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v Des Moines, which extended students’ freedom of speech.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated in the event. Staples will not receive their final results until the week of May 6, but they are ...

We the People class advances to national competition

The We the People competition is centered around the United States Constitution

Will Matar ’21

March 6, 2019

On April 26-29th, 2019, Staples High School’s We the People Class will be heading to Washington D.C for the national We the People Competition after they won the wildcard. After losing to Trumbull in the state competition, the received wildcard let them continue on. In all 50 states, students take place in the...

Trump declares national emergency over border security dispute

President Donald Trump inspects various possible barriers which could be employed at the United States Southern border to curb illegal immigration.

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to provide funding to build a barrier at the Southern border of the United States. The move came after a deal to avoid a government shutdown provided Trump with $1.3 billion to fund border security. “We’re talking about an invasion of ou...

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Layla Wofsy '19

February 7, 2019

    President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5. He presented his ideas about about national security, women’s reproductive rights, foreign relations and bridging the gap between parties. Trump began his speech without allowing Speaker of the House Nan...

President Trump accepts Pelosi’s State of Union invitation

The U.S. Capitol shines at night, housing both the Senate chambers and House of Representatives chambers. President Trump will give his State of the Union Address from the House of Representatives chamber on Feb. 5 at 9:00pm EST. | Photo from Getty Images

Rachel Suggs '21

January 31, 2019

President Donald Trump accepted House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to give the 2019 State of the Union address, leaving Staples students with a variety of opinions. “During the government shutdown, when Pelosi and Trump were talking about whether or not the State of the Union Add...

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Campaign volunteering pushes student involvement in election

Alexandra Sprouls ’19

November 27, 2018

Rather than spending their free time with friends or doing homework, some high schoolers instead opted to volunteer at political campaigns. In a survey conducted by Zogby International, 22.4 percent of random 18-24 year olds volunteered for a political campaign. Many staples students were found doing the same. As volunteers, students rang do...

Torrential flash floods strike in Westport

Torrential flash floods strike in Westport

September 26, 2018

Will Matar '21 Heavy downpours throughout Connecticut broke out minutes after a flash flood warning was issued in Westport, Hamden, Shelton, Darien, Stamford and Bridgeport until 6:15 PM by the National Weather Service. The floods caused many closed streets, submerged cars, prolonged traffic and cau...

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