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20,000 Sheets A Day: Staples' Paper Addiction

May 14, 2011

Emily Goldberg '12 and Farrel Levenson '11 Web Managing Editor and Staff Writer According to main office secretary Mari Caroll who orders all of Staples paper, Staples goes through 200,000 sheets...

Oral Cancer Rate Among Sexually Active Teens on the Rise

October 29, 2010

Image via Wikipedia When the most people hear the term “oral cancer,” they usually associate it with men with yellow teeth who have smoked or chewed tobacco their entire life. What most don’t...

Teachers Use Blackboard, Individual Websites to Reach Students

October 11, 2010

Image via CrunchBase Last year, science teacher Kevin Glass stopped giving his students physical tests. As Glass explained, every exam that he gives, including the midterm and the final, is done...

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

June 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor When Angela Gibson ’10 entered her Spanish class on May 17, she was one of four students present. The previous Friday, there were approximately...

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Orthodontists Are Evil

May 29, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Features Editor You know the drill. You wait in an uncomfortable sitting room that reeks of alcohol and toothpaste, with "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" playing as background...

Aitkenhead and his family move to Wakeman Farm, promoting a greener lifestlye. | Photo Courtesy of Monique Bosch of Westport News

Aitkenhead Moves to Wakeman Farm

January 15, 2010

Michael Aitkenhead, an A.P. Environmental teacher, does what he can to cut down on energy use and promote the “green” lifestyle. He recycles, limits his food consumption, and bikes as his use...

Photo-Graphic by Petey Menz 11 & Jon Foster 10

A Pirate’s Life for Me: Student body unfazed by Consequences of Piracy

December 22, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 & Ross Gordon '11 Editor-in-chief & News Editor In the United States, copyright laws protect the music industry by making music piracy illegal. However, file–sharing clients...

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Letter to the Editor – Re “Smoker’s Choice”

December 17, 2009

TO THE EDITOR: The December 4, 2009 edition of Inklings contained a front page article entitled, "Smoker's Choice."  While I know the intention of the article was neither to promote the use...

An Inklings poll showed that Staples students consider the illegal marijuana more socially acceptable than cigarettes, which are legal for those over the age of eighteen.  However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that marijuana smoke contains 50-70 percent more cancer-causing hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. |Photo-Graphic by Lucas Hammerman 10 and Ashley Bonett 10

Smoker’s Choice: Poll Shows Students Feel Marijuana Is More Socially Acceptable than Cigarettes

December 8, 2009

Sam Freeman '11 and Stevie Klein '12 Web A&E Editor and Web Features Editor  Thirty years ago, students could often be seen sneaking out of school during their free periods and ducking outside...

Scandalous Field Hockey Dance

October 22, 2009

Image via Wikipedia When the Staples Field Hockey team walked onto the field during the pep rally last Friday there was a relatively fitting tone to the crowd of students and teachers. However, the...

The New ITL Center

Staples Updates Technology With New COWS, ITL Center

September 18, 2009

As the 2009-10 school year commences, the administration has taken steps to enhance and incorporate more technology into the lives of students and faculty. The highly anticipated Information Technology...

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