Everyone is afraid of something, but some fears more common than others. Everyone knows of arachnophobia, as spiders are nothing to sneeze at. But do they know of anatidaephobia? Below are 11 phobias that you may not have known existed. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: fear of long words. Ironic since the fear of long words is a long … Continue reading What Scares You?
At the beginning, I really wanted to like Wonder Woman. As the movie continued, I worried that I would be disappointed, but as the end credits started playing I found that I had gotten my wish. I’m not really a superhero movie person. The Dark Knight seemed never ending and as Marvel strives to create … Continue reading Wonder Woman: Worth It
Dear Underclassmen, Whether graduation is one year away or four, it's something that all grades are looking forward to. Most of us are itching to get out into the world as soon as we step foot into high school. Freshman can't wait to be sophomores, sophomores can't wait to be juniors, juniors want to be … Continue reading Dear Underclassmen,
The last few days of school are filled with final exams, bittersweet farewells, and yearbook signings. While the latter can be fun and sentimental, it’s often a time where normally interesting people tend to be cliché and unoriginal. Despite how sweet and nostalgic quickly scrawled messages in yearbooks can be, Ledyard High School is full … Continue reading How to Sign Yearbooks the Right Way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ZUJfF8QZo Moriya Phillips, Staff Writer Senior Moriya Phillips is a staff writer for the 2016-17 Colonel. She is the President of the Gospel Music Club and participates in Select Singers, Concert Choir, and Acabellas. She plays basketball and throws shot put and discus for Track and Field. Outside of school, she can be found volunteering … Continue reading Mr. Hammond’s Final Thoughts
Summer Reading should be FUN and relaxing...no rubrics, no assessments! In an effort to both encourage students to read, and reward them for it as well, the LHS library will be holding a raffle for each book read during the summer. Students who read (or partially read) a book or books during the summer are … Continue reading Summer Reading 2017
The game of hacky sack is quickly sweeping the country. It is most commonly played on college campuses, but the fad has made its way to Ledyard High School where the Hacky Sack Club can be found hacking after school. The club was created by senior Alex Houdeshell and is supervised by Kurt Jannke. Houdeshell … Continue reading Hackers Unite
"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go So make the best of this test, and don't ask why It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right I hope you had the … Continue reading Good Riddance, Seniors
A lot has happened in 2017 in and around schools, but one of the most notable trends is the fidget toy craze. According to the official Kickstarter page of Antsy Labs, the idea for the Fidget Cube emerged in 2012 and the Kickstarter was launched in 2016. Shortly after, fidget spinners, another item designed to … Continue reading Fidget Spinners: Yay or Nay?
A to Spirit Week: Smoking is bad, and so was the Class of 2019’s performance, but the Class of 2017 was FINALLY able to work together enough so they could graduate with a win. A to athletic seasons: It’s nice to see more trophies being added to the giant trophy cases in the athletic hallway. … Continue reading End of Year Review