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...

Loads of Homework and Little Sleep

Story by Gabby Ross, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

All across the country schools are corralling herds of sleep-deprived teenagers. Many adolescents are becoming sleep-deprived at the expense of school. Teens have many demands placed upon them, between hours of homework every...

The Importance of Being a Politically Aware Young Person

Story by Emma DeLaRosa, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Prior to the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, David Hogg was an average student at the school who kept to himself; however, the traumatizing event transformed him into an activist against gun violenc...

Goodbye, SAT: Why Test-Optional Admission Policies Are Here To Stay

Story by Ben Fyke, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

The SAT and ACT are staples of a high school student’s upperclassmen years. Students stress out over these standardized tests, which are used by most colleges to determine applicant eligibility. In recent years, however, s...