The Ghost of Kyiv: Myth and Misinformation in the Russia-Ukraine War

A few days into the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, an official Ukrainian government Twitter account shared a video montage of a single plane shooting down several Russian fighter jets. The pilot was quickly given the nickname “The Ghost of Kyiv” and obtained the status of “flying ace”: someone who has shot down more… Read More The Ghost of Kyiv: Myth and Misinformation in the Russia-Ukraine War

What’s the Deal With Colonel Ledyard?

Lieutenant Colonel William Ledyard: Revolutionary War hero, namesake of a town, and an integral part of Connecticut’s history. Today, he’s mostly known for getting stabbed.  If you were to look up Colonel Ledyard online, you’d find one sparse Wikipedia page and several sites listing the road that runs by our high school. The aforementioned Wikipedia… Read More What’s the Deal With Colonel Ledyard?

The Dangers of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Content Warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide. If you or a loved one is contemplating suicide, call 1-800-273-8255 for assistance. Over the past two weeks, HB 1557/SB 1834, otherwise known as the Parental Rights in Education, or “Don’t Say Gay” bill, has rocketed through Florida’s state legislature, posing a monumental threat to LGBTQ+… Read More The Dangers of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Question Corner: Pete Davidson, Books, and TikTok

The one thing that has been highlighted in the world these past two years is that EVERYONE has opinions and this new section will provide a bi-weekly opportunity to hear all about the opinions floating around the Ledyard High cafeteria. Questions will be asked revolving around trends, pop-culture, and school based topics for all students… Read More Question Corner: Pete Davidson, Books, and TikTok

Opinions About the Top Three Bizarre Headlines From CNN

1.In California, a couple has vanished after stealing millions of dollars of COVID-19 relief funds.  Posted by CNN on November 18,  Richard Ayvazyan, 43, and Marietta Terabelian, 37, faced prison time for their COVID-19 fraud scheme. They then cut off their tracking bracelets and fled. They left behind their three children ages 13,15,16 and were… Read More Opinions About the Top Three Bizarre Headlines From CNN

A School Pet?

Imagine fluffy, little, cute animals’ faces comforting you while doing school work. Sounds fun, right? Wouldn’t you like to have a more relaxed school day accompanied by a school dog or cat? Having classwork breaks, accompanied by a school pet, would be relaxing and fun. High schoolers would be mentally and physically improved by this,… Read More A School Pet?