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...

Why All College Students Should Study Abroad

Story by Nicole Haberek, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The travel abroad opportunities that schools offer should be taken advantage of by all students. Most people seek to travel new places in their lives, and starting it young could benefit people greatly. Studying abroad has be...

Should Student Athletes Be Drug-Tested?

Story by Ava Schrage, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Playing any type of sport in high school can require a lot of hard work and effort, between long practices, games, and budgeting your time. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, roughly 55% of al...

Why the Definition of a “Good” School Needs to be Changed

Story by Sarah Flakus, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Springtime is coming up, and although that leaves many people with the hope of a near future, others begin to feel a pit of dread in their stomach anticipating May 1st: the deadline for seniors choosing their colleges for the...