East Lyme Sprints into Esports

ELHS is part of new wave of high schools adopting Esports as a school program Sana Gupta For many East Lyme High School students, going to sports practices or games after school is part of their daily routines. However, up until now, the school has lacked an activity or group where others can experience the thrill and support that comes with the competition of being on a team. For this reason, ELHS is home to an Esports team, as of this school year. “Esports are competitive video games like League of Legends and Overwatch; usually (though not always) they are … Continue reading East Lyme Sprints into Esports

Short Stories to Read

From a young age, I loved reading and exploring new worlds to emerge myself into. Pillows and blankets were thrown into a corner, I nestled in, and cracked into a new universe. From demolishing 500 page books within a day, to missing math assignments because I was too busy reading, I was extremely passionate about learning, interpreting, and experiencing new adventures from the books I so abundantly loved. Continue reading “Short Stories to Read”

Pay Attention to the Paralympics

For two weeks every two years, my family becomes obsessed with athletic competition, uncontrollable patriotism, and even critique athletes’ bad performances when we know that we could never accomplish anything similar. Within 14 days, Red Gerard, Chloe Kim, The Shib Sibs, and Team Shuster became household names while names like Ester Ledecka, Alina Zagitova, and Yuzuru Hanyu became global Olympians who were deeply admired by all countries. These athletes have amazing accomplishments and should be applauded for their dedication, however, there are more Olympians who have yet to compete. Continue reading “Pay Attention to the Paralympics”

Five Stages of Senioritis

In AP Psychology, I learned about the Kübler-Ross model, more commonly known as the Five Stages of Grief. I flicked my eyes between the slides on the PowerPoint and the scrawls in my notebook. The more I thought about it, the more I recognized these signs in my own life. They all revolved around a common cause: college. So, in light of recent revelations, I bring to you: the Five Stages of Grief as exemplified by a graduating high school senior. Stage 1: Denial “This year is flying by, I feel like I was a freshman yesterday!” In this stage, there … Continue reading Five Stages of Senioritis