Halloween originated around two thousand years ago, from the Celtic celebration taken place on Samhain (October 31 to November 1). It marked the end of harvest season and new beginnings. Black represented the “death” of summer, and orange symbolized the autumn harvest season, which is why orange and black are popular and traditional around Halloween. … Read More Weird Things You May Not Know About Halloween
Halloween is right around the corner, so time is running out to figure out costumes. Some people might already have theirs decided from the minute the clock struck twelve on November 1, 2021, but others might still be struggling to decide what to wear. If that’s the case, here’s what some Colonels are wanting to… Read More What Halloween Costumes Are We Expecting to See this Year?
Aaliyah Amidon has been on the Ledyard High School softball team for four years. She will be continuing her softball career at the University of New Haven next year. We interviewed Aaliyah about this year’s season and how she feels about moving on from Ledyard. Tell me a little about this season, what the team’s… Read More Senior Softball Sensation: Aaliyah Amidon
As the year is coming to an end, many students are going to be making their way into freshman year. Freshman year can be rough, changing schools from one you’re comfortable in to one you’ve never stepped foot in can be scary, but you are going to be here for the next four years, so… Read More Inside Scoop: Question Corner
This Thursday is going to be a busy day at LHS! On the evening of Thursday, May 26, our school will be celebrating FFA Awards Night, Arts Night, and the final Coffee House of the year. Arts Night will last from 5 pm to 7 pm. Student work will be on display in the 200s… Read More Upcoming Special Events!
As the school year comes to a close, the choirs are still in game-time mode. The final concert of the year for them is the Pops Concert. With heavy dancing and popular tunes, it is not a show to miss. Rehearsals consist of singing and dancing every class. As a general rule, each ensemble performs… Read More Preview to Pops
For freshmen who seem to like culture and history, Anthropology, or the study of what makes people human, a cultural history elective may be the right fit for you. It’s taught by Mrs.O’Brien, a sweet woman who has been teaching at Ledyard High School for 20 years. There are a bunch of fun things to… Read More Inside Scoop: Anthropology
One of the best classes to take your freshman year is Woods with Mr. Cartier. He is by far one of the most fun teachers you will ever interact with. He never seems to have a bad side and will sacrifice everything to help you. There are no bounds to the techniques he will implement… Read More Inside Scoop: Woods I and II
With all the fake news that has been circulating in our world, the Colonel News thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to post some of our raw opinions about topics that aren’t as heavy as the ones we’ve been seeing on our social media feeds. We decided to take one for the team… Read More Hot Takes on Unpopular Opinions