Inklings News

I favor menorahs to Christmas lights

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

Hi, my name is Cadence Neenan, and I’m a self-identified wannabe Jew. It all began in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah era. As a simple, awkward 13-year-old, I went to synagogue after synagogue on Saturday mornings for services all through seventh and eighth grade. I didn’t speak a word of Hebrew, the Torah...

Students and staff take advantage of opportunity to travel and relax in extended winter vacation

Students and staff take advantage of opportunity to travel and relax in extended winter vacation

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014

A 12-and-a-half day winter break begins with a half day on Dec. 23, giving Staples students and staff the break that they have been waiting for. This timing will also give the students observing Hanukkah two nights to celebrate without schoolwork looming over their heads, as the  final nights of...

Dancers rehearse to be “on pointe” for December’s Nutcracker ballet

Frenchie Truiit, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

It’s that time of year again. New York has the famous Rockettes. California has the Jingle Ball. But what is better than Westport’s winter tradition, “The Nutcracker?” This year marks the 33rd anniversary of Westport Academy of Dance’s annual “The Nutcracker” ballet. “The N...

Students prepare for a Pinterest-ing holiday season

Students prepare for a Pinterest-ing holiday season

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor

November 24, 2014

The holidays are rolling around, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, food-lovers alike are on the look-out for fresh fall recipes. Many students turn to Pinterest for inspiration—namely Riley Thrush ’17, an active Pinterest “pinner.” Thrush generally avoids overly elaborate recipes,...

It’s never too early for holiday spirit

It’s never too early for holiday spirit

Fritz Schemel, Sports Editor

November 24, 2014

Every Dec. 25 morning for as long as I can remember, I dash down the stairs of my house to my living room, waking my sleepy family along the way, ready for the day. But as you know, Dec. 25 is no ordinary day: it’s Christmas. And it is the best holiday to ever be created. It’s the sweets of...

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