The Colonel: Why did you choose to compete in throwing? Mitchell: My event is shotput which is basically throwing a 12-pound ball the farthest you can and I chose this event because like in any sport, you do your strengths. I am just simply strong, that is why I chose this event. It requires strength … Continue reading Athletes of the Week: Seniors Mitchell Hempstead and Imani Williams
Dimmed lights, a bright stage and people laughing and enjoying their night. This will be the scene in the Ledyard High School auditorium on Friday, January 22. Friday, the Safe Graduate Parent Committee has organized a comedy show to help raise money for the senior class party. The doors are to open at 7 p.m. … Continue reading Friday Night Comedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBc5YcuOThY Spoiler alert! Movies, most of them seem to have the same plot these days, but “The Forest” was certainly a standout. With a bucket of fresh popcorn and a 64-ounce drink (Waterford Cinemas now provides massive drink options), we were ready to watch this new thriller with Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney (in … Continue reading “The Forest” Movie Review
A to the Tri-M induction: We all wish we were musically inclined, but congratulations to the new club members! to scholarships: There is plenty of money just waiting for you on the ledyard.net website! Some of them may not seem like a lot of money, but every little bit helps! F to the overflowing Lost … Continue reading Jan. 22 Report Card
Setting a new record for one of the highest lottery prizes in history, the Powerball jackpot quickly rose to a steep $1.5 billion. Unless you buy your ticket in one of only six states that doesn’t require you to come forward -- Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, or South Carolina -- good luck staying … Continue reading No Press Please!
The 88th annual Academy Awards Show is taking place Feb. 28 and bringing more controversy than trophies. Last year, ratings dropped a deep 16 percent because of a lack of diversity -- all nominees were white. This is the second consecutive year that the Academy has neglected to nominate any actors of color in the … Continue reading Diversity vs. Quality
The Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, have repeatedly received backlash from both viewers and actors for failing to diversify nominees. For the second year in a row, all nominations were for white actors. The Oscars has a huge problem with racism and lack of diversity. The entire system is extremely flawed. Since … Continue reading Oscars Whiteout
https://youtu.be/jDj6D3MSZxM Samantha Barnes, Social Media Editor Senior Samantha Barnes is the Social Media Editor of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the secretary of Student Congress and competitively horseback rides
This is a busy weekend for Colonel athletes. Follow your favorite sports teams: Boys' Basketball: Friday 1/22/16 home against Windham @ 7PM Girls' Basketball: Friday 1/22/16 away against Windham @ 5:30 PM Wrestling: Friday 1/22/16 away against Ellis Tech @ 4PM Ice Hockey: Friday 1/22/16 away against Shepaug-Litchfield at Gunnery Rink @ 8PM Fencing: … Continue reading What’s Ahead
Leah Sheltry, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of The Colonel Senior Leah Sheltry is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the secretary of Youth United for Global Action and Awareness (YUGA) Club and is on the swim team.