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Students compare this years online school to last years: which is more effective

Students tasked with the new online learning are questioning whether the methods were better last year or this year. Pictured here is cohort 2’s views on zoom, while cohort 1 was in class.

Samantha Felner '22 and Betti Kobak '22

October 13, 2020

Virtual graduation leaves students heartbroken

Charlotte Smith '21, Social Media Director

May 11, 2020

  Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the United States, many high schools and colleges have started to consider having a “virtual graduation” for the class of 2020 instead of an in-person graduation in late summer. Whether you are a high school or college student, everyone deserves an i...

Activities to stimulate your mind during quarantine

One of the many plays available to watch online is 42nd Street, which was a great production set during the Depression.

Madison Andrews '20, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

During this difficult time of living during a pandemic, staying at home may drive some crazy from boredom. After being home from school for four weeks already, I have much more free time on my hands. It can be hard to find fun activities to fill the time at home, but I have found a few that keep your...

Online school proves to be a challenge for students

Online schooling due to Coronavirus has become very challenging for many students, possibly even more challenging than regular school.

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

March 27, 2020

Online school is new to almost all of us. We’re so used to going to school, seeing our friends and meeting with teachers, which has all been taken away due to coronavirus.  Online school has proven to be challenging, to say the least. Not only is there more work, it’s harder to complete and ...

Virtual tours inadequately replace college tour experience

Dominican colleges walking virtual tour. Students are being forced to base their college decision on a simple video like this one.

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Between Spring break, prom, college decision day and graduation, this time of year is packed with important social events for students. The coronavirus has caused a push for social distancing and self-quarantines, meaning most of these milestone affairs have been canceled. The closures of most American...

Distance Learning fills the void

On March 16, Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. sent a video regarding updates on e-learning to Staples’ students and parents. In the video, Thomas reassured students the program would allow the continuation of their education during the disruption of Staples’ closure.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

March 23, 2020

Staples High School and many other schools around the world have been forced to take up e-Learning, whether students are ready for the transition or not. In the midst of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, schools have been urged to close their doors. These closures that may last days, weeks or even...

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

Students began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17. Teachers assign work through platforms such as Google Classroom and Schoology. Students must complete the assignments and submit online for a grade.

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director

March 17, 2020

Westport Public Schools began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17 in order to continue teaching students while schools are closed due to COVID-19.  The district’s Distance Learning model at the high-school level requires students to complete daily assignments which are published through online platf...

It’s time to delete Facebook

It’s time to delete Facebook

Serena Ye '20

April 10, 2018

In eighth grade, I remember hearing all of my teachers say that I probably should get a Facebook for high school. You know, for all of the clubs and events, and just to stay in the loop. But what no one told me was that I could be one of the 50 million people whose private information was stolen by Facebook . At the heart of the Facebook controversy is Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who provided details about the scandal to the New York Times and Guardian. Cambridge An...

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy and faces challenges in the modern marketplace

Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy and faces challenges in the modern marketplace

October 6, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 Toys ‘R’ Us filed for bankruptcy in early September, facing pressure from the success of online businesses and the increasing usage of electronic games by children. “I was actually so surprised when I learned about Toys ‘R’ Us declaring bankruptcy because I used...

Inklings Awarded Two Silver Crowns

Inklings Awarded Two Silver Crowns

March 19, 2011

On March 18, Inklings was awarded with two Silver Crown Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association; one for the paper and another for Inklings News Online. Members of the staff traveled to Columbia University for the 87th annual convention where they learned about various layout techniques, inter...

Endless Possibilities: Online Textbooks at Staples

Endless Possibilities: Online Textbooks at Staples

March 16, 2011

Most Staples students enrolled in a Spanish course are familiar with the struggle of constantly lugging around heavy “Realidades” or “Galeria de Arte y Vida” textbooks. But for students in Spanish 5A, that pain is now a distant memory – their textbook is found on their computer. “The impac...

Online Tutoring Grows in Popularity

Photo Courtesy of SXC

March 9, 2010

Grace Shay '10 Managing Editor A Staples student’s typical after-school schedule often includes hours of athletic practice, extracurricular clubs, family chores, and homework. For some, it can be challenging to find extra time while balancing all these obligations. Squeezing in a face-to-face sessi...

Rubel Enrolls in Online Advanced Placement Class

This screenshot of Rubel's AP Psycology class outlines what he will be learning online.

February 2, 2010

By Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editor Classes at Staples always take place in the building, from English in room #2002 to Math in #3059. The vast majority of Staples students take all their academic classes on campus, that is, excluding Jeremy Rubel ’11. He has AP Calculus BC on the third floor, AP Economics on th...

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