Inklings News

Global pandemic inspires students to pick up new and old hobbies

Many families have been making puzzles to pass the time while school is out.

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Over a month ago, schools across Connecticut closed their doors in order to ensure the safety of students and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. At the time, it was assumed that school would reopen within a few weeks; however, the pandemic has worsened, and now there is a good chance that schools will...

Staples implements daily A/B schedule

A/B schedule will be put in place starting March 26. During each time period students will have Zoom meetings available and other ways to communicate with teachers.

Shira Zeiberg ’22, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Staples will begin an A/B schedule starting Thursday, March 26 where students meet with classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m for the duration of the distance learning academic plan.  On A days, periods one through four will meet and on B days periods five through eight will meet. Some Staples students ...

Error in 2020 calendar planning raises questions

An error was recently discovered three missing days from the 2020-2021 school calender. The event raises concerns about how errors like this could have occurred and how they should be dealt with.

Eliza Barr ’21 and Tallula Stvan ’21

January 5, 2020

Scheduling changes fall short

The Staples High School daily schedule is made up of eight periods, and each period is assigned a number that coincides with a class on a student’s schedule. With this new change, students will not learn the number of their classes until the end of the summer.

Lily Kane ’20

February 5, 2019

As summer approaches, students’ minds drift to the warmth of the sun and the salty air of the beach. But there is also another prominent topic on the minds of students as June draws closer: class schedules. My fellow classmates and I all look forward to receiving our class schedules for the next s...

Students opinions on new exam schedule for 2019

Students opinions on new exam schedule for 2019

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20

January 9, 2019

Counties are between midterms causing more stress

Counties are between midterms causing more stress

January 24, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19   January is a time of new beginnings. It usually starts off happy, with the goals we set for the year, but that happiness soon ends for students when school starts and we realize that we now have to study for midterms.   That long relaxing break, where we forget mo...

Midterms may become even more stressful

Midterms may become even more stressful

December 11, 2017

By Lauren Wasserman '19 Midterms: what a time. From the second they start, students download countdown apps, constantly waiting for these dreadful tests to end. In past years, students had two tests per day for four straight days and 50 minutes in between each test. The perfect amount of time for...

Why Switching to the New Daily Schedule is Not the Solution

Why Switching to the New Daily Schedule is Not the Solution

June 10, 2017

By Charles Colasurdo '18 The announcement of the new schedule for the 2017-18 school year has been met with both praise, criticism and confusion. Proponents tout the proposed efficiency and ease of use of “A, B, C and D” days. Opponents say that it fails to address the stagnation of the current...

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

February 3, 2017

By: Sasha Narang '18 The way students view physical education is rather simple - some people love it, some people hate it, and I’ve come to the realization that a happy medium doesn’t exist. Regardless of one’s perspective, Staples students are required to take gym freshman, sophomore, and junior...

In defense of midterms after break

In defense of midterms after break

Margot Mather

January 4, 2017

Margot Mather '17 You hear midterm stress before you see it. The tapping of nervous feet, the violent scribbling of trig identities and derivatives and occasional sniffles as tears well up around the eyes. While many students advocate to push these midterms before break in order to enjoy their...

Music Program Participation Dwindles

Music Program Participation Dwindles

Andrew Vester, Whip

October 30, 2016

  By: Andrew Vester '17 Drums sound, strings vibrate and clarinetists take their finally breaths before diving into a dramatic piece. This is the daily scene in the recitals for the music programs at Staples.  The Staples High School music programs have long been recognized for their succe...

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