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Alex Salerno

Alex Salerno, Web Editor-in-Chief & Print Fundraising Coordinator

Hello EL,
I am your 2023-2024 digital Editor-in-Chief, Fundraising Coordinator and all around Saga helper. Outside of school, I am an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. I enjoy hiking and playing both baseball and basketball.

The Saga website, vikingsaga.org, has been adding quality content that is entertaining to all readers. For this year, I pledge to continue this tradition and start new traditions. I will make sure all readers are represented in our content.

Please, if you have any suggestions for the Saga, both web and print, email me at alexsalerno.saga@ gmail.com.

Alex Salerno

 

All content by Alex Salerno
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 3.3 million acres, with hundreds of mountains and water that...

2023 EL Municipal Election Recap

2023 EL Municipal Election Recap

ALEX SALERNO
November 29, 2023

Election Day in EL was on one side a shock, and on the other side, completely expected. First Selectman democratic candidate Dan Cunningham won by only 93 votes(2,747-2,654) over republican challenger...

East Lyme’s First Selectman Candidates

ALEX SALERNO
November 1, 2023

Dan Cunningham Dan Cunningham, the EL Democratic candidate for the office of First Selectman, has been a member of the Board of Selectmen for eight years. He has worked as an attorney for 33 years,...

The EL 2023 Zoning Commission candidates Q&A

ALEX SALERNO
October 24, 2023

Nancy Kalal - Ms. Kalal couldn't make the Q&A, here are her responses The opportunity to be on the Zoning Commission is a chance to guide the growth of our town to protect our natural resources and...

The 2023 EL Board of Selectmen candidates Q&A

ALEX SALERNO
October 24, 2023

Candice Carlson - Mrs. Carlson wasn't able to make the Q&A, here are her responses to the questions Opening Statement: Good morning and thank you for this opportunity: My name is Candice Carlson,...

Donald Trump is Single-Handedly Ruining the Republican Party

Donald Trump is Single-Handedly Ruining the Republican Party

ALEX SALERNO
October 11, 2023

The Republican Party is a mess. This disorder is mainly caused by one lying and self-interested former president and current Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump.  On Oct. 3, 2023, the...

Father Dinoto blessing a dog during the St. Francis blessing ceremony on the St. Johns Green.

Churches Worldwide Bless Their Pets

ALEX SALERNO
October 4, 2023

Imagine holy water splashed on your face while a priest reads the line, “Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.” This is what it is like for many pets during the blessing of the...

New Haven Style is the Best Pizza in the United States

New Haven Style is the Best Pizza in the United States

ALEX SALERNO
October 3, 2023

Thin, crispy crust, oregano, tomato sauce, Mozzarella cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, and a topping of your choice. All of this is then baked in a coal oven. Wow. That sounds great, right? That is how...

The G.O.P Needs to Throw Out Trump, and Bring in Haley

The G.O.P Needs to Throw Out Trump, and Bring in Haley

ALEX SALERNO
September 13, 2023

Starting Jan. 15, 2024, the Republican party has to make some tough decisions on who they want their presidential nominee to be. The Iowa caucus, which is how Iowa chooses who they want the Democratic...

Battle of the Breakfast Spots

Battle of the Breakfast Spots

ALEX BROWN, ALEX SALERNO, and JAMES AMBROSINI
August 27, 2023

Deke’s: If you’re looking for the best bagel in southeastern Connecticut, this is the place for you. In the Saga team, we believe that the bagel is an integral piece of the breakfast sandwich. Moreover,...

Local Spotlight: Meet Don MacKenzie, Retired Boats Inc. Owner and Community Pillar

Local Spotlight: Meet Don MacKenzie, Retired Boats Inc. Owner and Community Pillar

ALEX SALERNO
August 25, 2023

President and Owner of Boats Incorporated from 1989-2021, saving an 80 year old lobster named Larry in 2012, and coaching basketball for more than 25 years, local businessman Don MacKenzie has quite the...

Alex Salerno

Alex Salerno’s David and Goliath Bucket List

ALEX SALERNO
May 19, 2023

Run a marathon - This is a good one, a 26.2 mile run will prove that someone's endurance and health is top notch. It might suck during it, but after you will feel on top of the world Walk across...

Salerno Talks Art(even though he doesn’t know anything about it)

ALEX SALERNO
March 28, 2023

This piece by Norman Rockwell has been in my house for years. This picture depicts a young boy getting distracted by a lollipop when getting a haircut. The drawing has a lot of detail in it. This obviously...

Wake Up America

ALEX SALERNO
March 28, 2023

If you are pro-life, you hate women. If you are pro-choice, you hate babies. If you want to have strict borders, you hate immigrants. If you want open borders, you want crime. This is common...

This is the chocolate covered doughnut with sprinkles. Dunkin(left), Flanders(right)

Corporate v. Small Business Doughnuts

ALEX SALERNO and EMMA JOHNSTON
March 5, 2023

Alex Salerno - Pro Small Business A sugar flavored dough melting in your mouth with a sticky icing and sprinkles, you might be confused about what I am talking about, but if you have a sweet tooth, you...

Q&A with State Rep. Maria Horn on the Topic of Bipartisanship

ALEX SALERNO
February 23, 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t5O3sXG_9s&t=637s

The marching band led by Aiden Rodgers (right) and Rose Zhou (left) in competition

Rose Zhou: A Leader, Mentor and Voice of the ELHS Marching Band

ALEX SALERNO
February 4, 2023

Behind every good group, there is an even better leader. In marching band, the leader is called the drum major. They  lead rehearsals, conduct the band at events and are the main communicators between...

Keating Commits to Western New England University

ALEX SALERNO
February 2, 2023

After four years of hard work and dedication to lacrosse, senior Jack Keating committed to the Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. Here, he will continue his lacrosse career while...

Alex Salerno - Digital Editor-in-Chief

Mental Health Interview Professor Larry Fitzgerald

ALEX SALERNO
October 30, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NReHo7A8SFo

Senior captain Ava Pitruzzello playing
a soccer game here at the ELHS turf.

ELHS Soccer, An Inside Look: Girls’

ALEX SALERNO
October 20, 2022

After winning the ECC championship last year, the ELHS girls’ soccer team looks to repeat with many familiar faces. “This year, I’m lucky to have a group that gets along famously,” said girls’...

The boys soccer team getting ready for a game at the ELHS turf.

ELHS Soccer, An Inside Look: Boys’

ALEX SALERNO
October 20, 2022

“We should be very competitive this year once we come together as a team and people accept their roles. We have great senior leadership and outstanding captains who are helping guide the team this year,”...

Participants finishing the Walk for a Cure at Harkness Park.

Walk for the Cure

ALEX SALERNO
October 19, 2022

“Our goal is to find a cure for breast cancer and to find significantly better treatments for people so they live longer lives,” said president of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF)...

Bunkley playing a home game at ELHS against Woodstock Academy last year.

Bunkley Commits to Nichols College

ALEX SALERNO
September 27, 2022

Senior Colin Bunkley recently committed to play lacrosse at Nichols College. “I’ve played lacrosse my entire life and it’ll always be part of my life. I fell in love with lacrosse watching my older...

Fall Sports Preview

ALEX SALERNO
September 9, 2022

Football “I’m expecting to shock the ECC and, of course, beat Waterford.”- senior Colin Bunkley. Last Years Record: 5-5.   Girls' Fall Crew “I and the other captains have...

DiLoreto Commits to Endicott

DiLoreto Commits to Endicott

ALEX SALERNO
September 9, 2022

“You only get one chance to be recruited, and playing a collegiate sport at any level is a huge accomplishment that I’m really proud of,” said senior Kaitlyn DiLoreto. DiLoreto, who plays defense,...

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