Inklings News

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

A group of 19 students from Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore recently concluded a two-week stay in America. For the duration of the stay from Dec. 2-15, each student was assigned a host family from Staples.  “[The main role of a host family is] to be available to provide transportation, some mea...

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Jacob Greenberger '22

January 10, 2020

The Wreckers maintained their undefeated season and improved their record to 6-0 on Jan. 7 with a statement win of 70-58 against the previously undefeated Danbury Hatters. Coming off of momentous wins against Westhill and Central, the Wreckers needed a big performance from their team in just their second game of...

Staples girls’ basketball team beat Bridgeport Central

Staples girls’ basketball team beat Bridgeport Central

Carson Kranz '21

January 10, 2020

The Staples girls’ basketball team blew out Bridgeport Central on Jan. 3 with a huge 68-13 victory. The Wreckers were led by captain Ari Gerig ’20 with 15 points and Kathleen Cozzi ’20 with 10 points. Captain Marisa Shorrock ’20 also led the team with over 14 assists.  It all started in t...

The assembly that shocked the school… or did it?

The assembly that shocked the school… or did it?

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Manager

January 7, 2020

Tricia Dahl from Yale School of Medicine presented Vaping: The Youth Epidemic” to a school-wide assembly on Dec. 5, 2019 in order to spread the word about the dangers of vaping. Was this assembly necessary to have and was it effective for our Staples students?  The answer is yes.  Over the...

Wreckers rout Weston in second game of season

Wreckers rout Weston in second game of season

Jackson Lev ’20 and Adam Greenlee '20

January 5, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team showed out in their second game of the season against Weston with a commanding 72-49 win.      On Monday, Dec. 23 the Wreckers took on the Trojans in their first home game of the season. Coming off a 63-50 win against Joel Barlow the week before, the Wreckers looked to have another dominant team win — and that’s exactly what they...

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports
Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Madison Andrews, Paper Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

Imagine a place where women do not play sports, are not expected to play and ultimately are not able to participate. This is a world in which many Staples female athletes would not want to be a part. All students at Staples grew up in an era where girls are not only allowed, but encouraged to participate i...

Staples students should start studying instead of complaining

Staples students should start studying instead of complaining

Jake Navarro '20, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

Every year before break starts, teachers start to pile on tests in the remaining week. So far, I have accumulated four tests from Monday to Wednesday. Although this puts a lot of stress on students, I think it is a good way to prepare students for the college lifestyle.  High school is supposed to prepare students ...

Drastic religion decrease harms our generation

Drastic religion decrease harms our generation

Margot Stack '22, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Growing up, religion was something very important to my family. My siblings and I would attend Sunday school every week for practically our whole childhood. From praying before meals to going to church on holidays, religion has always been something I can count on. But recently, the attention to religion has ...

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Staples will have a girls’ rugby team this upcoming spring sports season. The team will be coached by Cassie Bishop, who plays for one of the strongest womens' rugby programs in Connecticut throughout the fall and has coached youth programs for upwards of four years.  Sophie Lynch ’21, who has grown up in a fa...

Staples field hockey team moves onto states

Staples field hockey team moves onto states

Charley Guthartz '22, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Norwalk 3-0 in the semifinals on Nov. 19 at Weston High School. Winning this game put them to the next level of the state tournament, which is the championship game.  Going into this game Staples was the number four seed and Norwalk was the number nine ...

Staples seniors step up to vote

Staples seniors step up to vote

Ethan Frank '20 and Grady Narang '20

November 13, 2019

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