Inklings News

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Don’t delete our individuality

November 22, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17   We students are constantly faced with the question: what makes us tick?  As if we’re supposed to have it figured out by the time we apply to college.  We may have interests, but we don’t really have it all figured out.  High school is supposed to guide us on our ...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] The push to sleep in–Why Staples High School needs to start later

November 22, 2016

By Jason Streiter '17   At 6:30 a.m., my alarm goes off. It’s another day of school. In the world outside of Staples High School, that would sound pretty early; however, 6:30 is actually late for many students, as I know people who wake up at 4:30 to prepare for the day. As I roll out of b...

Staples staff encourages student biohazards to walk the halls

Staples staff encourages student biohazards to walk the halls

Katelyn DeAgro

November 3, 2016

By: Katelyn DeAgro '17 As we are entering into the colder more bitter seasons, it quickly becomes inevitable that the majority of the student body will battle to ward off sickness. However, many of these students would rather carry their germs into the school than miss a class. At Staples, the pr...

Yoga and meditation benefits the Staples community

Yoga and meditation benefits the Staples community

October 27, 2016

Sasha Narang '18 As I finally reach the end of my first quarter as a junior, I can confidently say there is one thing that has gotten me through the stressful nights of cramming for tests: yoga and meditation. It would take me hours to count the number of times I’ve been told that “junior...

[Sept. 2016 News] Sex-education curriculum under speculation

October 11, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 Editor-in-Chief and Becky Hoving '17 Managing Editor President Obama is attempting to cut all federal funding for abstinence-only sex education by removing a $10 million per year grant that supports these programs in his 2017 proposed federal budget. “Congress has already spent over $2 billio...

Embarrassment Hinders Concept of Free Condom Policy

Embarrassment Hinders Concept of Free Condom Policy

Molly Liebergall, Web Managing Editor

June 6, 2016

Embarrassment. It has manifested in the sheepish giggles of fifth graders watching the sex education video. It has graced middle school health rooms, where students noticeably lower their voices when uttering the names of the male and female reproductive organs. It has painted red the cheeks of...

No Guns in School

No Guns in School

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016

Donald Trump may just be the master of contradiction. While politicians often make promises to appeal voters, Trump often tries to balance between two extremes. This past Friday at an NRA convention, Trump committed to eliminate gun-free zones in the country. This was a blanket statement, though gun-f...

Reece Schachne aims to shatter school record

Reece Schachne aims to shatter school record

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Reece Schachne ’16 has been competing in javelin for over three seasons on the Staples High School girls’ track and field team, her commitment and focus are the keys to her success on the field. Standing at 6’1’’ and with a personal best throw of 127’ 2”, Schachne has made it to New...

Family legacy creates contentious debate

Margaux MacColl/Jackie Sussman, Managing Editor/Opinions Editor

March 15, 2016

College is not a pure meritocracy. Many seniors carry the perception that legacy has a significant impact on one’s acceptance. And, for a handful of schools, this perception isn’t wrong. Nevertheless, the legacy system has both its advocates and critics, often creating a contentious debate ab...

Snow generates mixed reactions

Ben Foster, Assistant Business Manager

December 15, 2015

With each and every snow flake comes a different shape that is beautiful in it's own separate way. And with different snowflakes come different snow related activities, whether it’s sledding or shoveling your old grandmother’s pathway so she doesn’t slip and fall. For Harry Garber ’16, it’s about ...

Navigating the college process

Navigating the college process

Alix Sommers, Assistant Business Manager

October 30, 2015

After completing the college application process in early October, with fifteen essays, three standardized tests and junior year behind me, I was excited to hear back from two rolling schools. With many different ways to apply to college, rolling allows a student to submit their application to the unive...

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

October 23, 2015

All 17 Fairfield Public Schools went into lockdown this morning, Oct. 23, due to supposed bomb and shooting threats. Although the police department is still questioning whether or not the threats were a hoax, the schools took precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the near 10,000 students in t...

An Opportunity For Second Chances

An Opportunity For Second Chances

Victoria Lubin, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

When you live in a town like Westport, people are always obsessing over their grades. The idea that the GPA scale and its fluctuating digits can make or break one’s college career and set-up for life leave students hard-wired to be concerned solely on the information that appears on home access cen...

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