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Students rock their hair, helping them express themselves in different ways.

Hair expresses students’ true selves

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

If someone were to walk into the school, they would be bombarded with different colors, designs, and even… textures? From curly to straight, blue to yellow, the hair of the students at Staples High School...

According to US News, most of the schools within the top five are within the towns surrounding Staples High school and three of the five schools are public.

Staples High School ranks highly among other Connecticut schools

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 12, 2022

In late April, Staples High School was ranked as the fifth best high school in Connecticut by US News and the number one best public high school in Connecticut by Niche. “It is always nice to be recognized...

Laptops are an essential part of school supplies, one that is impossible to succeed without.

Staples’ “Bring your own device policy” unfair, inconvenient

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Whether or not they know it by name, every Staples student is familiar with the bring your own device (BYOD) policy. According to this policy, Staples students are responsible for buying their own computer...

Though college sweatshirts are commonplace at Staples, the first school day after May 1st imbues each with the quality of truth and clairvoyance in revealing to all onlookers the wearer’s fate for the next four years.

Seniors’ Sweatshirt Day reveals malinformed attitudes about college

Madeleine Casey '22, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Years ago, in a shameful past, Inklings would publish a list of where every graduating senior was attending college. Predictably, this drew the ire of administration, students and parents alike, and the...

Juniors, parents make senior parking lots unsafe

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

On Tuesday, I dropped to my knees in the Staples Tennis parking lot in complete shock and dismay at the calamity that lay before me. I had heard stories and warnings from those who had faced similar events...

The Staples’ girls track team look to cap off another great indoor season.

Girls’ Track sprints to finish line of indoor season

Jalen St. Fort, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The Staples girls’ track team took on the New England Championships on March 5 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The girls qualified for the 4x200 meter relay the previous...

Fairfield County was ranked the top county in Connecticut in terms of education. Second and third places belong to Hartford County and Middlesex County, according to Niche.

Fairfield County ranked as number one county for education quality in Connecticut

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Fairfield County has been named the county with the highest education quality in Connecticut. “It is always nice to be recognized for good work,” Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. said. “I believe...

With things starting to go well again in the community, why are we rushing to be mask free so soon?

Mask mandate lifted, Staples shouldn’t rush to be maskless

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

Governor Ned Lamont announced on Feb. 7 that the statewide mask mandate in schools and child care centers would be lifted on March 28. School districts and each individual school then were able to determine...

With the help of Student Ambassadors, the ‘Saturn’ app, created by Dylan Diamond, helps Staples students navigate complex schedules.

Students collaborate with ‘Saturn’ to ensure the app’s success

Mia Bomback '25, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

As the bell rings, marking the end of a period, hundreds of Staples High School students flock to their phones to see where to go next. With a multitude of useful features, including the ability to view...

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