Inklings News

Gradual CT opening necessary, crucial

The Westport Library announced plans to begin curbside pick-up of books and other materials as soon as June 15th.

Dana Perelberg '20, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

In March, businesses and parks were forced to close their doors due to COVID-19. Westport began to resemble a ghost town as people cleared the streets and buildings became empty. Two months have passed, and the town is slowly beginning to open up again. On May 15 parks and beaches were able to open u...

Westport residents leave amidst pandemic

Despite strong urges by government officials, some Staples students have left the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has sprouted fear across every inch of the world, changing the way many of us live. While many sit inside our homes watching the rate of infected rise, barred from the outside world, traveling would seem like the last thing one would want to do. However, some Staples students...

Quarantunes bring happiness to listeners

Music is a great way to relax when work gets overwhelming in times like these.
Quarantunes Playlist

Aidan Rogers '22, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Ignorant Westporters self inflict coronavirus

This sign at LaGuardia Airport warns of the coronavirus weeks before schools close.

Theresa Vandis '22, Assitant Business Manager

March 25, 2020

Bare, empty shelves are stripped of every can of food, and there is not a roll of toilet paper in sight. When it comes to stocking up for quarantine the people of Westport, Connecticut have no problem buying as much food as they can fit into the trunk of their car. However, when it came to social distancing, people...

School safety precautions serve as uneffective solutions against the coronavirus

Many households are taking necessary precautions to combat the rapid spread of the coronavirus.  Cleaning products like these can prevent the transfer of germs, washing your hands thoroughly throughout the day can also be beneficial.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

March 14, 2020

A number of American universities along with Staples High School have closed their doors out of fear. This fear spurred by the escalating panic and rapidness of the coronavirus’ spread has increased hygienic precautions. Despite the need for provisions to be taken, closing schools will not provide...

COVID-19 causes cancellations of school competitions

The annual We the People competition usually takes place in Washington D.C. but will not be happening due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

March 12, 2020

The national We the People and Science Olympiad competitions had their plans altered due to the persistent spread of COVID-19. The We the People national competition was supposed to be held in Washington D.C. from April 24-27 and was cancelled on March 12. The Staples We the People team received fir...

Westport schools close over coronavirus concerns

Westport schools close over coronavirus concerns

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

March 11, 2020

Westport Public School (WPS) will close indefinitely amid concerns of exposure to COVID-19, according to an email sent out to WPS parents and teachers by Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on March 11. “We have just learned that a number of Westport parents and Westport Public School students [...]...

EEE disease reappears, takes second life in Connecticut

NORTHERN TENDENCIES: According to CNN, in 2019, there have been cases of EEE in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Michigan. Massachusetts had the highest number of cases, 10, and North Carolina had the lowest, one. There have been fatal cases in every state except for North Carolina and New Jersey.

Giselle Oldani, Web Arts Editor

October 4, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has taken the life of an unnamed resident of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the office of governor Ned Lamont confirmed on Sept. 24. The patient was hospitalized in the middle of September and was said to be of elderly age. This death...

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Connecticut

First case of Zika virus diagnosed in Connecticut

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the Connecticut state Department of Public Health (DPH) said that the first case of the Zika virus had been reported in Connecticut. This made Connecticut the 34th state to have had recorded cases of the virus. The patient, a woman in her 60s, recently traveled to an area of South Ame...

5 things everyone must know about the Zika virus

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Brett Franklin, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

Many Westporters are beginning to travel in possible Zika virus affected countries for their school or summer vacations, and as the virus becomes more viral in America, many are wondering what do they need to know about this virus.   It raises questions like: What is the Zika virus? How can someon...

Zika virus–what it is and how it affects service trips

Zika virus--what it is and how it affects service trips

Katherine Lewis, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

The spread of the Zika virus has garnered more and more attention recently, with various news outlets reporting that the effects of infection can be relatively mild in some cases but of more concern in others.  As spring break nears, and Builders Beyond Borders service trips are scheduled for locatio...

Powassan Virus makes an appearance in Fairfield County

Powassan Virus makes an appearance in Fairfield County

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

Recently, ticks carrying the potentially deadly Powassan virus have been found crawling in Bridgeport and Branford. “Of course it's scary for any disease to be so near [to us],” Camila Meyer-Bosse ’17 said. “But, there isn’t much we can do.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, t...

Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

Claudia Chen, Features editor

February 4, 2015

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

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