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Although the roads may look safe new drivers have to be cautious of black ice.
News
Why Can’t Salem and EL Get on the Same Snow-Day Page?
DYLAN MANIFOLD February 22, 2024

It’s 5 a.m. the morning after a snowstorm. You wake up wearing your pajamas inside out, having flushed ice cubes down the toilet the night before. All students await the ring of the phone to say “school is canceled’’ so they can go back to sleep. For EL students, that call never came the Wednesday...

A picture taken by Ms. Ackerman shows Smokey cuddled up in blankets.
Smokey’s Story
GINNY BULLER

Paramedic Linda Akerman responded to a call Nov. 30 for a house fire in East Haddam. Ms. Akerman is currently a deputy fire marshal for the town...

One of Harms’ client’s car in the middle of the outside cleaning process.
Side Hustle Turns To Full Business
OLIVIA BROWN

Class of 2025 vice president Jonny Harms, owner of JH Detailing has been able to create a large clientele with his car detailing and lawn mowing...

One of the many build-your-own bowls, the Mediterranean bowl offered on Wednesdays customized by reporter Lila Bridgman.
ELHS Cooks Help Offer a Tasty Break in the Midst of Learning
LILA BRIDGMAN

Kids aren’t just rushing to lunch for seats anymore. With a new panini press, build- your-own bowls and lunchables, among many other options,...

New History Department Member
New History Department Member
OLIVIA BROWN, News Editor

“A google form will go out and students will be able vote because we believe as a department that democracy is worth maintaining and preserving,”...

Schools Strive to Help Students Navigate a Healthy Mindset
Schools Strive to Help Students Navigate a Healthy Mindset
JORDYN SKINNER and KASEY LAMBERT

“On a day where you wake up and things aren’t feeling good, you should always feel comfortable walking into school and talking with a counselor,...

April Break
April Break is Here!!
The club aims to connect schools within the ELPS district to raise awareness across the whole community.
Taking Change to ELMS and beyond
KASEY LAMBERT February 22, 2024

Typically, integration between the EL schools is rare to see. However, Feb. 9 marked something different as members of the ELHS Cultural Awareness Club visited ELMS to present issues of microaggressions and racism. The Cultural Awareness Club aims...

Junior and newly licensed driver Shea Killoy agrees that most new drivers illegally drive with passengers in

their cars.
Steering Outside the Lines
DYLAN MANIFOLD

You turn 16, spend hundreds of dollars, take the painful safety classes, and...

Ms. Shyloski is psyched to have hooked a perfect position for herself at ELHS.
Give a Viking Welcome to New Psychologist Ms. Shyloski
OLIVIA BROWN and JORDYN SKINNER

With a strong passion for helping people, Sheryl Shyloski has found the perfect...

The Women’s Empowerment Club sold snacks at a football game to raise money.
Women’s Empowerment Club Makes Their Mark
DYLAN MANIFOLD

Between the #metoo movement and the backlash that ensued from the Supreme Court’s...

In April, Manwaring piloted a flight to San Francisco.
ELHS Students Fly High to Aviation School
RUBY THOMS

To most, flying seems simple: you pack your bags, book a flight, and land safely....

Tom Matlock winds up to throw at a track meet this season.
Tom Matlock: School Record Destroyer
RUBY THOMS February 26, 2024

ELHS junior, Tom Matlock, set the school record for the shot put at a whopping 63’0.25”. That’s as long as two fully grown whale sharks....

Football Fans are Swift to Whine
Football Fans are Swift to Whine
JEN WALLACE February 26, 2024

Global pop-superstar Taylor Swift has been angering many football fans as of late. Swift has recently made her relationship with Kansas City...

Hall poses as part of a photoshoot for DFX, a dance company she works with.
The Grace and Grit Behind Taking to The Stage
MAYA D’AQUILA February 5, 2024

On New Year’s Eve, ELHS senior Jazmin Hall performed an extravagant show at Mohegan Sun for an audience of thousands. Her talent has been noticed by Broadway scouts, and she’s been requested to audition on numerous occasions. These tremendous opportunities...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: MY AIM IS TRUE
ANTIQUE ALBUMS: MY AIM IS TRUE
JAMES AMBROSINI

The term “classic rock” has many definitions. From the flashy arena flair...

ELMS Takes The Stand for Legally Blonde Jr.
ELMS Takes The Stand for Legally Blonde Jr.
SAVANNAH WILLIAMS

After months of hard work, the East Lyme Middle School Drama Club is finally...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY
ANTIQUE ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY
JAMES AMBROSINI

Cult-like followings, eccentric personalities, and repetitively-styled songs...

Washington practices acrylic pouring in AP Studio Art.
Appreciating Art at ELHS
KASEY LAMBERT

Oftentimes, students think that they’re either born with artistic ability...

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Alex and James Review Fast Food Chicken Nuggets
ALEX SALERNO and JAMES AMBROSINI January 30, 2024
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Niantic Light Parade
Niantic Light Parade
GINNY BULLER December 20, 2023

 

Views from the Highline trail in Glacier National Park
Alex Salerno Ranks His Favorite National Parks
ALEX SALERNO February 15, 2024

Glacier Bay National Park - This park is just amazing. In the southeastern part of Alaska, it is only reachable by cruise ship. Covering...

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