Inklings News

The evolution of school dances

As seniors look back on Counties they’ve realized it brought a lot of unnecessary stress and have regrets for not enjoying the dance. Current juniors are in the midst of that stressful time and seniors are going into Red and Whites with a fresh perspective.

Abby Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

December 26, 2019


McGillion-Moore continues to succeed, finding passion in an uncommon sport

Katie McGillion-Moore ’22 competes in the European championships in Foggia, Italy.

Lyah Muktavaram '22, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

When people think of sports fencing is often the last sport that comes to mind. However, for the last five years, Katie McGillion-Moore ’22 has embraced fencing as a significant part of her life.  “I began fencing at the age of 10 [as it was] originally a bonding experience between my brother a...

Students and staff express enthusiasm for Halloween through school traditions

Student and staff around the school celebrate Halloween through different traditions in class. Different sports teams, such as cheer, dress up for practice in spirit for the holiday along with the English department, who dresses up in a group costume.

Lucy Arrow '21, Paper Features Editor

November 6, 2019

From the wide variety of Halloween school events, including Spooktacular in elementary school to Monster Mash in middle school, all Westport Public Schools have found some way to celebrate the spooky holiday: Halloween. Despite the fact that what was scary in middle school (skeleton cartoons, witch costumes...

Teachers grading tactics can have a negative impact on students’ grades

Students are constantly checking their grades on PowerSchool.

Betti Kobak '22, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Grades are undoubtedly something that occupies every student's mind at Staples High School. Being able to perform highly in every class, whether it is an AP, honors or A class can be difficult, regardless of course. I know I am constantly looking at PowerSchool, even if I know there are no new grades...

Finals week increases the stress for all students

As finals approach Claire Fisher’22 crams for her multiple tests. She is stressed but excited for the end of the year to come.

Shira Zeiberg '22

June 12, 2019

As finals approach, students lose sight of how to keep themselves healthy in the time of stress, as we often find ourselves staying up all night and skipping meals. We need to make sure we are putting our mental health before our grades because one will not thrive without the other. Students need a remi...

Students across Staples weigh in on morning practices

Students across Staples weigh in on morning practices

Carolyn Gray ‘19 and Madison Andrews ‘20

March 27, 2019

The administration has yet to listen to students

Where the magic happens: The main office houses the Staples administrators and grade level assistants that make the rules of what happens at Staples.

Julia Kasabian ’21

February 12, 2019

In today’s world, being in the know is very important. However, in our school community, it’s getting progressively harder to know what’s going on. With issues including the likes of the midterm schedule alteration and the eighth graders coming to Staples, the school board is relying more and...

Recording classes offers valuable rewind

Students walk in hallways to get to class as usual, while their peer who was out sick is wheeled around on a rolling screen. This student was able to keep up in class and is another futuristic alternative to keep kids up to date when they have to miss class.

Emma Van Riper ’20

February 5, 2019

Imagine it’s the middle of January. The freezing weather is setting in as you attempt to take on second semester. Nothing feels better than walking outside in the 12 degree weather and practically getting frostbite. To top off the thrill of winter, your flu test just came back positive—an annoyan...

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Hannah Bolandian ’19

February 5, 2019

Staples students are notorious for being stressed out and overloaded with work, especially around midterm and final exams. However, this normality is preventable. With second semester now in full swing, students have a clear slate to start fresh and take a new approach to time management if needed. ...

Classes should complete tests before long breaks

A Staples student takes a test.

Elle Fair '19

December 5, 2018

After a winter holiday break largely comprised of eating, excessive sleeping and endless movie-watching, students do not come back necessarily in the studious mindset that school requires. So, before students and teachers leave for long breaks, all work for the unit that is currently in progress should...

‘Night School’ impresses with its humor, unexpected plot

‘Night School’ impresses with its humor, unexpected plot

October 13, 2018

By Siri Kanter ’20 After watching the movie trailer for “Night School,” I was indifferent. To me, it seemed like an underwhelming version of the Adam Sandler classic, “Billy Madison,” in which a grown man is forced to return to school and, in the process, falls in love with his teacher. Based...

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