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All content by MAYA D’AQUILA
Maya’s experience at the Capitol was educational, enlightening, and entertaining

Citizenship Day: A Capitol of Opportunity

May 23, 2024

For the entirety of my youth I have heard the words, “head-heart-hands-health,” the slogan of 4-H. 4-H is a national nonprofit organization based in agriculture. The program focuses on youth involvement...

ELHS weight room is located to the
right of the South Gym.

Is the Weight Room a Space For Everyone?

May 1, 2024

From freshmen to seniors, members of sports teams to individuals pursuing their own weight lifting journeys, the space provides a crucial social environment for many, as well as a mental health outlet. According...

The team poses after their first competition where they placed 11th.

Bowling; A Striking New Sport

April 25, 2024

What started as a purely coincidental teacher-student bowling meetup, evolved to the formation of ELHS’s first ever bowling team. Recently, the team competed in the state sponsored CIAC bowling state...

Mr. Willis is excited to go back to his roots and return to ELHS in a new position.

Mr. Willis: Old School, New Role

March 26, 2024

Growing up locally and having graduated from ELHS in 2005, new school counselor David Willis finds himself returning to his roots. In the days of the 2000s Mr. Willis walked these same halls. His wired...

Hall poses as part of a photoshoot for DFX, a dance company she works with.

The Grace and Grit Behind Taking to The Stage

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...

John Whittaker Takes the Roads Less  Travelled by Bike

John Whittaker Takes the Roads Less Travelled by Bike

January 30, 2024

For most, a bicycle is a simple vehicle to deliver you from point A to point B. For senior John Whittaker, a bicycle represents freedom and nonconformity. “On the bike, you feel free. You don’t...

ELHS runners show off their banner after winning ECC’s in November.

Three Weeks of Strife, An Amazing Payoff

January 26, 2024

Running is a sport that demands more than physical talent. Your strongest asset must be your mind. No matter how many miles you put in or hours you train, if your mind isn’t able to compete, none of...

Mr. Bergeron finished the Tackle the Trail marathon with a time of 3 hours and 52 minutes.

Mr. Bergeron: 26 Miles, 25 Years of Teaching

December 5, 2023

A marathon of teaching has produced more than gray hairs for math teacher Brian Bergeron. Teaching provides a lifeline and a forever feeling of pride. This irreplaceable feeling is well worth a little...

Ariana Lee visits two of the nursing
colleges she applied to.

What It Really Takes to Get Into the Medical Field

November 16, 2023

As a parent, hearing your child say, “I want to be a doctor,” is exciting. But what starts as operating on stuffed animals and playing doctor, quickly becomes challenging AP classes and $400,000 out...

After being chased by a chainsaw, visitors leave the walk through a ‘Purge’ themed school bus filled with masked actors.

Walk of Horror Raises Money for Local Cadets

November 1, 2023

If you’re looking for a haunted occasion worthy of your time, look no further than the East Lyme Walk of Horror. The execution is flawless. The experience? Worth the long wait. It is quite evident...

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