The Student News Site of East Lyme High School

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

The Student News Site of East Lyme High School

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

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...

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...

Your Feelings are Valid

Eve Slemp
December 1, 2022

It’s okay to not feel okay. A type of abuse that is too frequently overlooked is emotional abuse. We hear about the violence of physical abuse between couples, families, and in the public through various...

The Explosive Nature of “Love Island”

Ruby McMahon
December 1, 2022

The originally British television show, “Love Island” didn’t receive overnight success when it began airing in 2015. However, in the last few years, it has become the model of reality television...

High amounts of
pressure on students
to receive satisfactory
grades can lead
to overwhelming
amounts of stress,
and struggle to
balance school life
with extracurriculars.

Breaking Burnout

IZZY PAGGIOLI
September 27, 2022

Feeling empty and exhausted? Beyond caring and past motivation? These are signs of burnout. The start of a new school year comes with the stress of a sudden switch from a relaxing summer to suddenly...

The Summer I Chucked My Phone

‘The Summer I’ Chucked My Phone

EVE SLEMP
September 21, 2022

First of all, my phone is fine, for anyone who might have cared. This past summer, and like most of my summers, I went to a music camp. Music camp consisted of six hours of violin a day, and no air...

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...

Mara Wolff Dominates Competition as a Team Player

ADAM DICKIE
June 7, 2022

Heading into this tennis season, it was no surprise how well junior Mara Wolff was expected to do. Having been in the top 20 of United States Tennis Association (UTSA) New England 16’s last season...

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....

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