How to Make the Most Out of Spring Break

Spring Break is finally upon us and here is a list of activities that will allow you to make the most out of this week off. 1) Take Advantage of Sunsets Usually you are slammed with homework, but this week grab a few friends and head to the beach where you can have that much-needed … Continue reading How to Make the Most Out of Spring Break

Social Media Impact on Social Movements

  Pro: People all over the world have some type of social media. Whether it is Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, people have accounts. Now there are many questions about sites like this and people are against social media. Personally, I'm not against social media. Social media is used by people to talk about their lives … Continue reading Social Media Impact on Social Movements

The Inner Workings of Party Conventions and Why it Matters This Year

As the days draw ever closer to the Republican National Convention, which will be held July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, more and more Republican voters are looking for a way around both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who are largely disliked by moderate Republicans, according to Time magazine. More and more debates begin to crop … Continue reading The Inner Workings of Party Conventions and Why it Matters This Year

Jamnesty: Battle of the Bands Review

With the lights dimmed low and a panel of teacher judges, it was the perfect recipe for a fun evening with friends and music. Ledyard’s Amnesty International Club hosted its annual Jamnesty Battle of the Bands event on April 8. Bands included Royal Oaks, Playground, singer songwriter Avery Davies and a one-man band of Michael … Continue reading Jamnesty: Battle of the Bands Review

Career Day Brings a Look Into the Future

Fireman. Teacher. Lawyer. Soldier. Engineer. Not everyone knows what they want to be when they grow up. This is why Career Development Coordinator Carol Schwenk organizes a day when students can spend time with three different speakers, of separate professions, to see if it might be a field they are interested in. Sixty-five speakers, covering … Continue reading Career Day Brings a Look Into the Future

The World Says Goodbye to an Inspirational 9-year-old

9-year-old Madeline Guarraia of East Lyme passed away peacefully in April after fighting a painful five-year battle with cancer. She leaves behind her parents Matthew and Amie, sister Julianne and brother Anthony. She is a child that has left an everlasting mark on the world. Her story of struggle and hardship has touched the hearts … Continue reading The World Says Goodbye to an Inspirational 9-year-old

Former Football Player Shot

Will Smith, former defensive end for the New Orleans Saints was tragically killed by multiple gun shot wounds on April 9. While driving in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District last Saturday, the former NFL player was rear-ended, which forced him to hit the vehicle in front of him. The man who hit Smith was identified … Continue reading Former Football Player Shot

Should Celebrities Be the Ones to Speak Up?

Rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen pulled a concert venue from his lineup in Greensboro, N.C., after a new law was enacted that requires people to use the bathroom according to the gender that’s on their birth certificate. Following Springsteen’s April 8 announcement, “Summer of ‘69” singer Bryan Adams pulled the plug on his Mississippi … Continue reading Should Celebrities Be the Ones to Speak Up?

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Lawrence and Liz Blodgett

Seniors Hannah Lawrence and Liz Blodgett are both freelance models in the 2015-2016 school year. They recently discussed their new interest with The Colonel.   The Colonel: How long have you been modeling? HL: I did my first shoot in the summer of 2014. LB: I've been a signed model for about five months now. … Continue reading Senior Spotlight: Hannah Lawrence and Liz Blodgett