Yes, “Cats” is as Terrible as the Internet Says

Story by Maura Nowak, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

On December 20th, 2019, "Cats" was released: a CGI-ridden film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of the same name. With a budget of $95 million and an all-star cast, featuring big names such...

Something needs to be done about the upper parking lot at SHS

Story by Ben Fyke, Staff Writer/Editor/Social Media Manager

February 5, 2020

Any student who parks in SHS’s upper parking lot is familiar with its many problems and shortcomings. Every day, those who are unfortunate enough to park in this parking lot sprint out of the building in an effort to get ou...

Billie Eilish Takes Over Grammys 2020

January 30, 2020

On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, the 62nd annual Grammys took place, hosted by Alicia Keys. Some of the astounding performances included artists like Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Tyler the Creator, Lizzo, and many more. There...

What Is All the Fuss About Junk and Java

Story by Carli LoPresto, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

What even is Junk and Java? Junk and Java is a little hangout area for everyone of all ages to go to and chill out, sip some coffee eat some pastries. Java also supplies some card games like Uno and a giant checker/ chessboard...

Juniors should take senior year course selection seriously

Story by Ben Fyke, Staff Writer/Editor/Social Media Manager

January 14, 2020

Midterm exams are coming up next week, and with that the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year will come to a close. Course selections are also upon us, as teachers will go over class options for the next school year and ma...

Taylor Swift did not deserve her big night at the AMAs

Story by Christopher Caraballo, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Let me start by saying I have nothing against Taylor Swift. I personally don’t like her songs, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been successful. Sunday night at the American Music Awards, Taylor won big. She took home 5...

AP Exams are enough – why are AP students taking final exams?

Story by Ben Fyke, Staff Writer/Editor/Social Media Manager

October 24, 2019

According to the College Board, 2,808,990 students nationwide took 5,090,324 Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2018, a 3% increase from the previous year. At Stonington High School, AP classes are very popular among the student ...

The Benefits of Teaching Children Instruments

Story by Emma DeLaRosa, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Knowing how to play a musical instrument is an extremely special skill that can often go unconsidered by many. Many parents may not think of getting their child involved in playing an instrument at a young age since it is difficult...

Childhood Vaccinations are Vital to Protecting Children Against Deadly Diseases

Story by Nicole Haberek, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Antivaxxers have been on the rise in the past few years in the United States. They believe that the vaccinations that children get to protect them against some of the most deadly diseases do more harm to them than good. However...

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