February As and Fs

A to LHS Music Pasta Dinner

The LHS music pasta dinner has been an annual affair for at least twenty years. This year, the pasta dinner featured performances from Select, Chamber, Final Cut, Acabellas, Premier, Jazz Band, and Wind Orchestra. The night was enjoyed by many LHS music supporters with good food and good music.

B to LHS Ski Trip

This year, they drove up to Okemo ski resort in Vermont and, according to senior Liam Mullin, there was, “fresh pow-pow, plenty of gnar to shred.” However, the only reason this trip gets a B is because senior Ellie Shea broke her collarbone…again. Shea broke it this time by falling off of a ski lift, however, it should be mentioned that it was her only fall of the day.

B to Selecting Courses

Some Colonels love picking classes, while others dread the thought of yet another year of high school. Senior year approaches quickly, so enjoy it while it lasts. Hang in there class of 2020!

C to First Snow Day

LHS had its first snow day on the 12th of February, and the Colonels rejoiced. However, the weather ended up being a tiny bit of snow, followed by sleet, and freezing rain. The fresh snow ended up turning to gray sludge and ice, instead of the pure white powder that would fit with the season. Shoutout to Mr. Hartling,  making the tough calls such as this one!

F to Jussie Smollett

Here’s the Tea on this C-list actor that you probably have not heard of. Jussie Smollett is an actor in the show “Empire.” He was, for the first time ever, made newsworthy when he claimed to be the victim of a hate crime. Long story short, he spun a story about two white guys wearing MAGA hats beating him and placing a noose around his neck at two in the morning. Instantly, police found holes in his story, and it fell apart. Smollett faked the entire assault on himself as a publicity stunt, presumably because he was unhappy with his pay for “Empire” and wanted this “hate crime” to get him noticed by bigger broadcasting companies. Smollett not only waited 45 minutes to call the police, but he also left a paper trail of checks that he used to pay two Nigerian actors to perform the “hate crime” while he walked to the nearby Subway restaurant. The problem with this entire situation, besides Smollett’s stupidity, is the fact that it has created “the boy that cried wolf” scenario, where the next time someone is actually a victim of a hate crime, people will be more hesitant to believe them. Perhaps if he was a good actor, he could have gotten away with it.

F to Everyone Being Sick

Walk into any classroom, and a chorus of coughs and sneezes will most likely greet you. It is uncertain what is going through the school. Is it a cold? The flu? If you are sick, please stay home, so that no other students are infected. Either way, make sure you are making healthy choices, Colonels.

Anthony Zinno, Staff Writer

Senior Anthony Zinno is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. He is an avid member of the music and drama programs here at LHS. Outside of school, you could find him bingeing shows on Netflix, or going on hikes.

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The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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