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James Ambrosini

James Ambrosini, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Hello everybody! I’ll be your new A+E Editor this year! I’m really excited to be a part of the Saga team for another year, and I can’t wait to help make entertaining articles for y’all to read. I want to create lots of amazing content, with a focus on cool places and events for people to experience. I enjoy listening to music in my free time, and there’s nothing I won’t listen to, provided it was made before I was born. Regardless, I can’t wait to share all of my music with you over this new year!

I think that in order for people to make change, there needs to be an understanding to every side of the situation. A lot of the time we tend to focus on what we think is “the right way” to solve problems, but fail to consider that others, with just as good intentions, have their own “right way” of acting and thinking. If we’re able to be honest about the problems at hand, we can achieve a solution to help everybody. I can’t wait to see what this new year will bring!

-James Ambrosini

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The Gardening Club enjoys a field trip to Logees Greenhouse in Killingly

Gardening Club Spreads Flowers and Fun Outside ELHS’ Main Entrance

JAMES AMBROSINI
May 1, 2024

They say April showers bring May flowers, but by the time June rolls around, the ELHS Gardening Club is planning on bringing more flowers to the school’s main entrance, in order to make a more vibrant...

Antique Albums: Born In The U.S.A.

Antique Albums: Born In The U.S.A.

JAMES AMBROSINI
March 18, 2024

March is an unusually busy month for me. On top of the usual chaos school brings, my two younger brothers’ birthdays take place on the 17th and 18th, and much like me, they both enjoy music from decades...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: MY AIM IS TRUE

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: MY AIM IS TRUE

JAMES AMBROSINI
February 5, 2024

The term “classic rock” has many definitions. From the flashy arena flair of Queen, to the hard and heavy sound of Black Sabbath, almost any rock band can fit in this catch-all category. But with...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY

JAMES AMBROSINI
February 1, 2024

Cult-like followings, eccentric personalities, and repetitively-styled songs are all the rage amongst the greatest musicians of our era, yet none of these current attributes are original. Most of this...

Antique Albums: Nat King Cole Sings Ballads of the Day

Antique Albums: Nat King Cole Sings Ballads of the Day

JAMES AMBROSINI
January 26, 2024

It was only right, I think, for the most “Antique Album” I’ve reviewed in this series, that I listen to it on the shiny new record player that I received for my 16th birthday. So, armed with an original...

Antique Albums: Built for Speed

Antique Albums: Built for Speed

James Ambrosini
December 5, 2023

Get ready for the grooviest album of the 1950s, as ‘Built For Speed’ by the Stray Cats tops the charts with that sensational sound of rock and roll that’s taken the nation by storm! Pioneers of rockabilly...

Antique Albums: Social Distortion

Antique Albums: Social Distortion

JAMES AMBROSINI
November 16, 2023

“Love is a burning thing/And it makes a fiery ring/Bound by wild desire/I fell into a ring of fire.” The immortal country singer Johnny Cash spoke these lines for the first time in 1963 in that...

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: REMAIN IN LIGHT

ANTIQUE ALBUMS: REMAIN IN LIGHT

JAMES AMBROSINI
November 1, 2023

“And you may find yourself, living in a shotgun shack/And you may find yourself in another part of the world...” These are the first lyrics to “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads, the fourth...

Antique Albums: THE STRANGER

Antique Albums: THE STRANGER

JAMES AMBROSINI
October 4, 2023

Everyone knows Billy Joel. After 13 studio albums, 121 songs, and 1,289 concerts in the United States alone, the legendary Piano Man is a household name. Ask anyone, from your parents to your friends,...

A small part of Ms. Hallowell’s record collection. She has over 2000 records in her home.

The Vinyl Revival

JAMES AMBROSINI
October 4, 2023

Modern technology has done amazing work for music. Anyone with a phone and internet connection is able to listen to almost every song ever recorded, and mix and match them together into playlists of favorites. While...

The iconic main Book Barn sits on West Main Street.

Book Barn Battle

JAMES AMBROSINI
September 13, 2023

The Book Barn Location: 41 W Main Street The largest and oldest of the three locations, the original Book Barn is more of a book market than a bookstore. Five different buildings, each filled to...

Antique Albums With Ambrosini

Antique Albums With Ambrosini

JAMES AMBROSINI
September 13, 2023

To say that I’m a fan of The Clash would be an understatement. For as long as I can remember, they have been one of my favorite bands. Anytime they came on in the car when I was little, my dad recalls...

The deli counter is converted to hand out free breakfast each morning.

How to Make Breakfast Break FAST!

JAMES AMBROSINI
September 13, 2023

Forgot something as you left for school today? No, not your homework. Breakfast. It can be difficult to find time for breakfast on school days, with scrambling out the door taking priority over scrambling...

Niantic Bay Playhouse Enjoys First Few Months of Operation

Niantic Bay Playhouse Enjoys First Few Months of Operation

JAMES AMBROSINI
August 27, 2023

The room darkens as the rumble of people running to their seats and chatting before the show dies down. All that’s left is a single sliver of light, the spotlight shining down on the stage, splashing...

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,...

The Ultimate East Lyme Ice Cream Guide

JAMES AMBROSINI
May 23, 2023

Dairy Queen Address: 73 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic Price: $2.89 for a small Blizzard Score: 7/10 While not as home-grown as the other places on the list, Dairy Queen is still nonetheless one of...

Hargis to Retire at End of Year

JAMES AMBROSINI
May 3, 2023

His bearded face is one that students and staff have seen in plenty of places: ELHS track to AD’s office to the math department office, but Steve Hargis is now retiring after over 20 years of teaching...

Wacky Sports: Fishing Edition

JAMES AMBROSINI
May 3, 2023

Silence. Not even a sound. Then, a subtle, but powerful SPLASH as the red and white fishing bobber dives under the water. The next few seconds are a pandemonium of excitement, splashing, and eventually...

Wake Up From Winter Depression

JAMES AMBROSINI
March 28, 2023

March is tough. Winter blues dig in, and the warmth and sunshine of spring still feels forever away. No upcoming holidays, but plenty of work piles that weigh down both backpacks and brains. March is...

Mitigating Millstone Misconceptions

Mitigating Millstone Misconceptions

JAMES AMBROSINI
February 16, 2023

It’s hard to miss the Millstone Power Plant on the shoreline: a pile of square gray buildings overseen by the tall red-and- white tower, like presents under a leafless Christmas tree. Millstone is a...

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....

Club members Bella Chambers (left), Jillian Arnold (middle), and Kylee Johnston (right) discuss poetry during club meeting.

Poetry Club Offers Students New Writing Opportunities

James Ambrosini
December 3, 2022

It’s that one unit that’s rarely remembered: a brief break from the long, tedious paragraphs of essays for something short, sweet, and full of passion. Poetry is often given the short end of the...

Dungeons & Dragons Club Starts its First Quests this November

JAMES AMBROSINI
November 16, 2022

Hello there, brave, young traveler! Would you like to go on the adventure of your dreams? Slay dragons, save villages, and become heroes? Then you should check out the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons Club...

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