Looking for something to do outdoors in October? You’re in luck: a new hiking trail has opened up in town. The Tri-Town Trail, which (once completed) will span from Preston to Groton, held a celebration at Preston Community Park to honor its official opening to the public. The celebration, held on October 3rd from 1:00 … Continue reading Ledyard’s Newest Hiking Trail
These days, life is pretty fast-paced. Between school, work, and extracurricular activities- all modified to account for COVID precautions- students have a lot to worry about. Add personal obligations and everyday concerns into the mix, and you have a recipe for soul-crushing stress. The solution? Taking time to focus on yourself. It can be difficult … Continue reading The Importance of Self Care
Have you ever had a moment when you were zoning out in class listening to your teacher talk, and then wonder, what is my teacher like outside of school? One of those teachers might be Ms. Staropoli. I had Ms. Staropoli for freshman English and I knew she had much more to her life than … Continue reading Get to Know Mrs. Staropoli!
Spice has always been a force of evil in my life as the pain my family loved to put me through. Many times I have been subjected to Scoville levels so high I cry thinking about it. So, I have decided to make a dip so hot it dwarfs my other spice experiences. I have … Continue reading Could I Create the Hottest Chip Dip?
AP exams are over, the school year is coming to a close and summer is just around the corner; what better way to prepare for a summer of fun than some sillies and a good laugh?! Here, I have compiled a list of things that make me laugh or smile and I hope they will … Continue reading Things to Make You Laugh (because laughing is good for the soul)
Violence has recently escalated between the countries of Palestine and Israel. The situation has been occurring for decades. It is a highly serious topic that we felt we could not do justice explaining. Below are some resources that can be used to further educate yourself. Articles: https://free-palestine.carrd.co/ https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories/report-israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories/ https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/israel/palestine# Instagram Accounts: @impact @letstalkpalestine @key48return Twitter … Continue reading Palestine Resources
In 2020, it seemed as though we had millions of movies in the works. However, due to COVID-19 many productions came to a halt and release dates were postponed. Now with better safety precautions being taken, it looks as though 2021 will be the year for the film industry to thrive! These are the new … Continue reading Movies Coming Out in 2021
1. Go after a goal that you’ve set for yourself. Work hard. There’s no time like the present to go out and crush your goals. What are you waiting for anyway? Now’s the time to get up and make your dreams a reality. Whether it’s a fitness goal, an academic goal, or even a mental … Continue reading 3 Steps to Making 2021 Your Year
Former vice president Joe Biden and current president Donald Trump are in one of history’s tightest and most contentious races as they both vie to win the 2020 presidential election. The COVID-19 pandemic and other recent political events have slashed the United States into two extremely polarized groups based on left-wing or right-wing beliefs, and … Continue reading Is America Hurtling Straight into Another Civil War?
As we are getting ready to leave for Thanksgiving break, our journalism class wanted to take a moment to express the gratitude we all have in hopes to inspire gratitude in all of our readers. Anna Leandri is thankful for her amazing family, her two cats, and that she's going to Hawaii for Christmas break. … Continue reading Gratitude Greetings From the Colonel Staff