On Friday, September 13, the LHS marching band made sure the football season got off to a great start. At half-time, they performed their show entitled “Girl Power,” which was spectacular. Marching band is led by new band director Zachary Thomas and the performance featured songs by Aretha Franklin, Katy Perry, P!nk, and “The Greatest … Continue reading Go Big Blue!
Eastern Equine Encephalitis, also known as EEE (Triple E for short), is a virus carried by mosquitoes that targets the body's central nervous system. Some symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, vomiting, headache, and coma. The virus has been identified in Ledyard, because of this, outdoor sports are not allowed to have practice … Continue reading EEE Outbreak in Ledyard
The queen is stepping down. Rap icon Nicki Minaj announced her retirement from the industry on Sept 5 via Twitter. Minaj quickly deleted the post, later apologizing for the tweet being abrupt and insensitive. Even though the tweet was only up for a short amount of time, it still got the country buzzing and received … Continue reading Rap Queen Has Left the Chat
Over the course of the last few weeks of the summer, leading into the school year, there has been a great deal of discussion and confusion regarding sports captains at Ledyard High School. In the past, captains were chosen prior to or at the very beginning of the season and those chosen would remain captains … Continue reading “We still have captains at Ledyard High School…”
As students know, Homecoming is just around the corner, which means Spirit Week is too. Students in all grades are excited and cannot wait to make long-lasting memories. It’s the first Homecoming for freshmen and, sadly, the last Homecoming for seniors. Beforehand, Spirit Week and the pep rally get everyone even more eager for the … Continue reading Spirit Season!
Netflix has come so far since 1997. Back then, movies would come in little red envelopes that would be sent back a week or two later with the DVD. Now it’s a streaming giant, with thousands of movies and TV shows to watch whenever and wherever. Subscribers don’t have to wait three business days anymore … Continue reading FlixFeats 2019: The Netflix Awards
Spooky season is here! With the recent occurrence of Friday the 13th, it seems only appropriate to discuss some well-known superstitions. Historically, many unfortunate events have happened on Friday the 13th, leading to widespread fear and to some, the belief that the day is jinxed and extra precaution must be taken. For many, Friday the … Continue reading Spooky Superstitions
Welcome to the A’s and F’s where we grade recent events. The grades are based off of our opinions about how good or bad the event was and how we believe it affects the community. These are some of the grades we have come up with for this month. A to the Fall Musical Choice … Continue reading September As and Fs
It’s the first home game of the season and the bleachers are packed. Students from all grades line up to buy their hot cocoa, then head over to cheer for their peers. The next day, everyone hears about the plays they watched, and the football players are praised for their great work. But, what about … Continue reading There’s More Than Just Football
Over the last few years, gangsta rap has infiltrated mainstream music, leaving messages that are misogynistic and violent. The artists speak on gang violence, drug usage, and designer brands, leading their listeners to desire the high-end life that these rappers allude to in their music. The messages in these songs have since deviated from their … Continue reading The Evolution of Hip Hop Music