Student posts about drinking or drugs on social media affects peer pressure and college
By Julia Walker
Many students have seen it before: casual posts at a party of someone drinking or doing drugs. Whether it is a student or celebrity, these posts seem to be everywhere, and can be found within seconds of scrolling through Instagram or Snapchat.
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Potential change of implementing new static scheduling protocol to combat snow days at ELHS
By Sana Gupta
When school is canceled, most students wake up relieved and turn back over to get another few hours of shut eye. What students don’t realize, however, is the struggle for teachers and administrators to reschedule planned events and meetings. The administration is trying to fix this issue by proposing a “static” schedule to match that of other schools in the area, according to ELHS Principal Michael Susi, but not everyone is on board.
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Q & A with Shoreline Leo’s Club adult advisor James Harris
By Chris Cicchiello
Mr. James Harris has been the adult advisor for the Shoreline Leo’s Club of East Lyme High School since 2002, and with his help, the club was revitalized and has been on an upward trend ever since. Being a member of the Leo’s Club myself for almost seven years, I wanted to interview him. Here are some of the highlights of the interview I had with him:
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ELHS is working hard to eradicate vaping
By Sana Gupta
In decades past, cigarette smoking was the definition of “cool,” and it was common to see students sneaking a smoke in high school bathrooms. While this has been eradicated, there is a new culprit that has hit the stalls, making it easy for teens to become addicted to nicotine once again: vape pens.
Vape pens are a type of e-cigarette. Their discreet flash drive or pen-like appearance makes it easier for students to use them at school without being detected.
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Student vs. teacher opinions on midterm exams
By Georgia Thoms
One of the many exams high schoolers have to take is the midterm, which can be described as a comprehensive exam testing a student’s knowledge of the semester.
“Part of the job of high school is to prepare students for what is next, and part of that oftentimes includes college, and college requires multiple comprehensive exams in most every course,” said science teacher Jolene Hiltz.
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Opinion of Chris Cicchiello
When I was five years old, my dad sat me down in front of his computer and showed me a video of Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his iconic “I Have a Dream Speech.” Although I did not comprehend all that he was saying, I could feel his emotion bleeding out through his words. But what I failed to realize was that MLK was much more than a great orator.
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