Rachel Evans, Staff Writer Sophomore Rachel Evans is a staff writer for the 2016-2017 Colonel. She participates in marching band. Jolie Suarez, Staff Writer Sophomore Jolie Suarez is a staff writer for the 2016-2017 Colonel. She spends her time outside of class often swimming. She also enjoys reading, writing, and singing.
The Army Corps of Engineer approved a pipeline to be placed under the Missouri river in July and it is sending shivers down the spines of North Dakota’s Native Americans - and has created violent controversy. Energy Transfer Partners, a Dallas-based company, came head to head with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and video documentation … Continue reading Dispute Between Native American Population and North Dakota Companies Turns Violent
1) THE WALKING DEAD: Not only does this show include guts and gore, but drama and suspense as well. The Walking Dead is a highly rated and popular TV show that first aired on Oct. 31, 2010. The show starts out with Rick, the main character, in the hospital after getting injured only … Continue reading Five Binge-Worthy Shows to Watch on Netflix
Recently, there have been many reports of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7s exploding or bursting into flames. If you’re a Samsung user, you’re thinking, “I’m glad I didn’t buy that phone,” or if you’re an Apple user, you’re thinking, “Great, Samsungs suck anyway.” The phone in question was released on Aug. 19. Soon after its release, … Continue reading Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is on Fire: Literally!
United States Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been the center of attention ever since he infamously claimed he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Police investigators discovered that these claims were less than true. Lochte and fellow teammates were instead recorded vandalizing a gas station bathroom in a drunken stupor. Lochte was suspended from swimming … Continue reading Lochte Gate: The Saga Continues
A to outdoor lunch area for the Senior Class! The new outdoor seating is a beautiful addition to the front of the school and a great senior privilege...and to all students after school hours. A to new staff members: This year LHS welcomed many new members to our Colonel Staff, and they are all excellent … Continue reading September Report Card
The Ledyard Board of Education (BoE) is usually overlooked until budget season, despite its profound impact on all the Ledyard schools and how they operate. Last Wednesday, however, the BoE made news as it voted to replace Chairwoman Mimi Peck-Llewellyn (second from right in the photo, seated) and elect Anthony Favry, current chairman of the … Continue reading Ledyard Board of Education Elects New Chair
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13, the top 10 finalists of season 11 America’s got Talent will be battling it out to win a spot headlining a show in Las Vegas and one million dollars. According to celebrity judge, Simon Cowell, “The talent this year has just been so incredible.” Each of these finalists have such amazing … Continue reading America’s got Talent: Acts to Watch
Former Stanford student athlete Brock Turner, infamous for raping an unconscious woman on Jan. 18, 2015, was recently released from prison on Sept. 2 after 3 months on good behavior. His already lenient sentence of 6 months in county jail caused significant backlash and opened up the discussion on race, class, and sex based privilege. … Continue reading Brock Turner: The Epitome of Privilege