Inklings News

Teams adapt to pandemic

Arden Scherer and Charlotte Zhang warming up before soccer practice.

Jess Leon '22 and Amanda Rowan '22

October 2, 2020

When morning air turns crisp, the leaves begin falling and the first NFL football games kick off; that's when you know high school sports are upon us. Yet, walking around Staples, the loud cheers from the crowd, the huddles between teams and the fields filled with athletes from neighboring towns are miss...

School closures highlight economic inequality across Connecticut

School closures highlight economic inequality across Connecticut

Claire Redmer '21, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order closing public schools on March 15, beginning an unprecedented time of completely online schooling. While this served as a dramatic change for all students, some school districts faced a particularly difficult transition due to their funding and resour...

Reopening economy will save more lives than national lockdown

As the US reaches its third month of quarantine and as unemployment continues to rise, we need to start thinking about getting our economy running again.

Graham Wood '20, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

It’s been three months since Staples closed its doors in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Staples students, Westport residents and essentially the rest of America have locked up and stayed in their homes as shelter-in-place orders have swept across the nation. With the exception ...

Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

Westport Public Schools were closed for the rest of the academic school year on March 11th.

Graham Wood '20 & Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer & Opinion Editor

May 22, 2020  

Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

As America reaches its third month of quarantine and as 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, when will it be appropriate to open up? Should we develop herd immunity or maintain our lockdown?

Graham Wood '20 and Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer and Paper Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

Coronavirus brings college students back to Westport

Maria Engler '22, Web Opinions Editor

May 8, 2020

Having to adapt to a new normality during the coronavirus pandemic has not come easily. With schools and universities nationwide being forced to close down, many students have had to pack up their dorm rooms and head back to Westport to continue their learning.  The uncertainty surrounding th...

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.

Kaela Dockray '20, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed 50,000 in the US alone, it feels as though we are living in a dystopian universe taken from a scene...

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...

Lamont declares state of emergency, braces for COVID-19 pandemic

Lamont expressed his concern over the COVID-19 cases in Connecticut on Tuesday in a press conference.  Lamont believes his state of emergency will provide the state with the federal funding necessary to most effectively combat the virus.

Eddie Kiev '20, Web Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont declared both a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency Tuesday afternoon following two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut. The former grants the state legal power over quarantine, while the latter gives the governor power to restrict travel and close...

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