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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

Jim Obergefell, left, speaks during a
news conference beside Utah state Sen.
Derek Kitchen, a Democrat.

Why Respect for Marriage Act Is a Small Step Forward

FIONA SAMUELSON
September 27, 2022

    The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) was proposed as a way for Congress to respond to U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice Clarence Thomas’ public opinion. Thomas stated, following...

Exploring the Tech Department

FIONA SAMUELSON
September 23, 2022

EL’s Tech Department, headed by tech lead Ben McCarthy, works tirelessly to ensure students and faculty have as many technological resources available as possible. “The time when you guys (students)...

Admin Takes on 2022-2023

Admin Takes on 2022-2023

FIONO SAMUELSON
September 11, 2022

Principal Deb Kelly Viking Saga: If you had to use a single word to describe the theme of this year and everything you hope it becomes, what would it be? DK: Community. I believe that a community is...

The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021  
Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor  
Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.  
Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Recent Supreme Court Headlines Explained

FIONA SAMUELSON
September 9, 2022

Recent headlines surrounding SCOTUS (the Supreme Court of the United States) decisions and opinions on cases like Roe v. Wade and West Virginia v. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have drawn most...

Roe v Wade Overturned; A Look Into What This Means for Womens’ Rights

Roe v Wade Overturned; A Look Into What This Means for Womens’ Rights

EVE SLEMP
June 29, 2022

     1973 marked a prominent advancement in American women's history: Roe v Wade. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) case Roe v Wade granted women federal protection to have abortions...

Grace Liu Shares Insight for Getting  into Competitive  Schools

Grace Liu Shares Insight for Getting into Competitive Schools

EVE SLEMP
June 7, 2022

Something’s in the water at ELHS because yet another swimmer, senior Grace Liu, swam her way into Harvard’s Class of 2026, following 2021 ELHS graduate Grace Vlaun. “It was surreal,” said Liu....

Sri Lankans Face Authoritarian Government

Watching the country that generations of my family call home fall apart is difficult, especially when I hear that my grandparents who live there can’t buy the medications they need at their local pharmacies....

Future Lunch Waves Spark Potential Plans and Ideas

WILL DUMOND
June 7, 2022

Prior to the COVID pandemic, students during the lunch block at ELHS had the freedom to “self initiate and self sustain their own learning to figure out where they need help and what resources they need...

Proposal Paper: Simone Cappon

Proposal Paper: Simone Cappon

May 22, 2022

Introduction Picture this… it’s 2:10 pm on a school day. The students of East Lyme High School flood out of the building and make their way to their cars. Once you live through the treacherous...

Proposal Paper: Abigail Jorgensen

Proposal Paper: Abigail Jorgensen

May 22, 2022

I. Introduction I walked into school on the first day, parking pass in hand and a $50 check for my parking pass. This pass would ensure that I would be able to park in either the junior or senior lot...

Proposal Paper: Isabella Gesino

Proposal Paper: Isabella Gesino

May 22, 2022

I. Introduction I spent my summers in my grandpa's garden, always ripe with swollen cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers, basking in the scent of sharp basil. Here, I learned my love for being outside...

Connecticut Struggles with Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Connecticut Struggles with Opioid Overdose Epidemic

March 15, 2022

Extremely potent drug, fentanyl, causes overdoses across the state and country IZZY PAGGIOLI 100 times stronger than heroin, and the cause of over 40,000 overdose deaths nationally in 2020, fentanyl’s...

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