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A students future success in school connected to whether a student is sent to regular or advanced math in fourth grade.

Unfair middle school math tracking restricts students in high school math placements

Cassidy Gutman '25, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

In high school, there is a lot of pressure to get good grades and take the “right” classes, especially at Staples. In an already competitive culture, I believe some Staples students are being unfairly...

Even though they are promoted to be safer than tobacco products, e-Cigarettes still cause harm to the human body.

E-Cigarette use declines among students

Benjamin Buchalter '25, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

"Great, another Inklings article about vaping," you say, barely skimming through before moving on to the next story about a new album from a pop artist. Yet despite the messaging that vaping is an omnipresent...

The Course/Schedule Change Request Form is available to all students on the Staples website under the “Students” menu in the student counseling section. Guidance counselor Deborah Slocum helps students make changes in schedules before the deadline of Oct. 13. Slocum is available for meetings with students through appointment.

Students, staff contemplate the Oct. 13 course drop deadline

Liora Perkins '25, Rylie Cordella '25, Web Arts Editor, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Thursday, Oct. 13 is the deadline to drop a full year or first semester course without a record on a transcript. After the deadline, students who drop a course will have a permanent record of the change...

Two Staples students received All-National Honors, making them the top performing high school musicians in the country. The musicians will travel to National Harbor, Maryland to participate in a prestigious ensemble where they will showcase their talents in the annual ANHE program showcase taking place at the beginning of November this year.

Staples musicians receive ‘All-National Honors,’ deemed top high school musician in country

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director September 30, 2022

Staples High School has long been recognized for its outstanding music program, demonstrating excellence in all of its ensembles and across a variety of instrument families. But what makes Staples music...

As of the 2022-2023 school year, students will store their phones in holders for each class period.

Administration introduces, enforces new personal device policy

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced on Aug. 25 the enforcement of a new cell phone policy for all Staples classrooms. This policy requires all students to submit their personal devices—such as AirPods,...

These phone cubbies are where phones are expected to be placed during class. The colors appeal to young children and look like something you’d find in a kindergarten, not a high school.

Pros and Cons surround Staples new phone policy

Matthew Saw '23, Web Arts Editor September 16, 2022

Many students and teachers have strong opinions surrounding the new policy regarding the use of personal cellphones in class. In an email sent to all students on Aug. 26 by Principal Stafford Thomas, students...

Westport approves a 2-year lease with Aries Building Systems LLC. for two portable classrooms at Coleytown Elementary school in hopes that the classrooms will help to alleviate overcrowding at the school. Over the past few years, as a result of migration to Westport due to COVID-19 as well as other factors, CES and Stepping Stones Preschool, which is housed in the CES building have seen major increases in enrollment.

Westport approves the implementation of portable classrooms at Coleytown Elementary School

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor June 13, 2022

Westport approved the installation of a portable classroom at Coleytown Elementary (CES) for $148,000 to address concerns of overpopulation at the school. The classroom, approved on Wednesday, May 25,...

Student tattoos carry personal significance, stories

Lily Caplan ’22, Managing Editor February 15, 2022

Inklings News does not condone the use of stick and poke.

Staples environment cultivates creative community: Zach Bishop ’22, full Q & A

Katie Simons '22, Editor-In-Chief February 8, 2022

What instruments do you play and what inspired you to start playing? I've played viola for almost 10 years now. I play violin and piano as well. I chose the viola originally because I wanted to have...

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