LHS Making a Way for LGBT Acceptance

Bullying in the American education system has, is, and always will be a significant problem to students and staff alike. Kids being laughed at, or made fun of because of choices they have made, or ridiculed for things they may not be able to control has been something that students find hard living with, and … Continue reading LHS Making a Way for LGBT Acceptance

Observing the Holidays Across the World

Today is the age of globalization. Christmas and New Year’s Day have become rather secular holidays, marking the end of the old year, the coming of the new, and the beginning of winter. Even amongst the endless hours of holidays tunes and new items in stores ready to be gifted, each country, each individual has … Continue reading Observing the Holidays Across the World

Three of Ledyard’s Best Runners Head Up to Maine to Compete

On Nov. 15, sophomore Erin Gralton and juniors Megan Brawner and Alexsis Powell competed in the Junior Olympics Regional race for cross country held in Maine. “The Junior Olympics are broken up into three parts: districts, regionals, and nationals,” Brawner said. “It’s a chance for all high school athletes to compete against each other.” The … Continue reading Three of Ledyard’s Best Runners Head Up to Maine to Compete

Football Players Honor the Deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown

After the recent protests and violence surrounding the deaths of both Eric Garner and Michael Brown, professional football players voiced their support without even speaking. Five St. Louis Rams players made a statement by using the pregame introductions to show the protests taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. The players raised their hands up as they … Continue reading Football Players Honor the Deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown

Ferguson in Disarray

On 9 Aug. 2014, 17-year-old Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, accompanied by friend Dorian Johnson, had reportedly stolen a box of cigarillos and shoved a store clerk at a local convenience store. Just a few minutes prior to Brown and Johnson leaving the store, a “stealing in progress” … Continue reading Ferguson in Disarray

Grand Jury Makes Right Decision in Ferguson Case

Ever since Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson on Aug. 9, his home town has been in an uproar with violent protests. The riots intensified more after the decision of the grand jury to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown, than after the shooting itself. These protests, however, while … Continue reading Grand Jury Makes Right Decision in Ferguson Case

Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays

Pro "Merry Christmas" With Christianity being the most popular religion in the world, (more than two billion Christians worldwide)  you can be sure to hear an abundance of the phrase “Merry Christmas” during the holidays. However, Christmas has turned into more than a holiday for those who have a religious faith. In today’s age, atheists … Continue reading Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays

Quinn Duwelius: Athlete of the Month

How has fencing influenced your commitment to sports? Fencing became my main sport going into junior year. I knew I had to give up volleyball and horseback riding in order to compete at the level [of ] the better fencers.   What is it like to travel to different tournaments? Traveling is fun and stressful … Continue reading Quinn Duwelius: Athlete of the Month

Dec. 19

A's To the driving simulation. The combination of terribly random text messages, sensitive steering wheels and brakes, and strange sceneries truly proved how much we Colonels stink at driving. To all of you who spend much of your holidays volunteering. For those of you who don’t volunteer, watch and take notes. To the holiday choral … Continue reading Dec. 19