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The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

The Student News Site of East Lyme High School

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

Committee members listen to testimony
during the trial.

Jan. 6 Report Places Blame on Trump

GABBY MOORE
February 4, 2023

The committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, consisting of nine senators (seven Democrats and two Republicans) released its full report Dec. 22. The document consists of 18 chapters and over 800...

Academic Pressure Contributes to Plagiarism

OLIVIA BROWN
February 4, 2023

“This is a highly competitive environment. Everyone is GPA-oriented and grade-oriented. The fear of failure is so entrenched that it permeates a lot of what students do,” English teacher Kimberly Buckley...

Vandalism means bathrooms are regularly closed to students.

Bathroom Damages: A Costly Norm

JAMES AMBROSINI
February 2, 2023

Paper towels everywhere. Jammed down the toilets, scattered on the floor, and even down the hall. There’s barely any left in the dispenser. Gum clogs the sinks, just inches away from the trash can....

Jan. 6 Criminal Charges:

OLIVIA BROWN
February 2, 2023

Obstruction of congress- It is illegal to interrupt an official proceeding of the federal government, the Jan. 6 riot aimed at disrupting a meeting of Congress that was certifying President Joe Biden’s...

Talking About Lunar New Year

GINNY BULLER
February 2, 2023

Firecrackers streak into the sky scaring away malicious spirits, protecting the new year from bad fortune. Bright tones of red and orange roar through the night as people dressed in fiery colors dance...

Local EMT Courses Are Worth the Work

SOPHIA VANDERMAELEN
January 9, 2023

You don’t often hear about high school age students regularly saving people’s lives. If that’s something that sparks your interest, local Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses may be the perfect...

Returning Lunch Costs Lunch payment clarity, what the

GINNY BULLER
January 9, 2023

Congress passed the Universal School Meals Program Act in 2021, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which allowed school districts to provide free meals to all students regardless of income, which previously...

Parking Passes: Where Does Our Money Go?

The highly anticipated answer has finally been clarified regarding where the money from junior and senior parking passes goes towards. Every year, students who have the privilege to drive to school must...

ELHS students wear Vikes for Vets to show support, and are available for sale.

Veterans Day: A Time of Sensitivity and Unity

RUBY MCMAHON
December 6, 2022

For the past two years on Veterans Day, there has not been the same school-wide assembly like usual. A once celebratory and commemorating event was dwindled down to moments of silence, videos, and Zoom....

This welcoming lounge area in the VFT reminds customers of the space’s past as a
Bob’s Furnitue warehouse.

Analyzing the Impact of Viking Firearms and Training Facility

ALEX BROWN
December 6, 2022

As gun violence increases in America, there is a tendency for some to question the necessity of anything firearm-related in their community. On the other hand, some believe that proper gun training is...

First Selectman Kevin Seery

EL Reviews Town Charter

TED BERGMAN
November 21, 2022

EL’s Town Charter Revision Committee, created by First Selectman Kevin Seery and the Board of Selectmen, consists of 11 appointed EL residents with prior experience in town politics. The committee is...

SCOTUS to Revisit ICWA

FIONA SAMUELSON
November 21, 2022

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that seeks to keep Native American children with Native American families. It was passed in 1978 in response to the high number of indigenous children...

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