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Olivia Brown

Olivia Brown, News Editor

Hello everyone!

I’m the ‘23-’24 News Editor! Last year, I was a reporter and I’m so excited to take on this new role. I’m prepared to give 100 percent into my section which means to work harder each week and publish great editions! I want my section to have fun pieces but also to focus on important current events.

My goal is to push my limits and work with my reporters to create well written articles for the EL community. I promise to bring new voices into the Saga so I can share the stories of our town.

I plan to inform to the best of my ability and allow tough subjects to be talked about. A few facts about me: I’m on the crew team, I love Taylor Swift and baking. Many people describe me as an extrovert. I love to talk and be with my friends and family. I believe that if everyone has more perspective, empathy, and understanding that our school would become a happier place.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or article ideas!

With love,

Olivia Brown, News Editor

All content by OLIVIA BROWN
Emma Frisbie Goes to Nationals . . . this time for Poetry Out Loud

Emma Frisbie Goes to Nationals . . . this time for Poetry Out Loud

OLIVIA BROWN
May 3, 2024

With already two state championships under her belt for public speaking, Emma Frisbie is no stranger to the spotlight. Frisbie started competing in public speaking at the young age of 6, helping her...

One of Harms’ client’s car in the middle of the outside cleaning process.

Side Hustle Turns To Full Business

OLIVIA BROWN
February 22, 2024

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 business. Harms started his business the summer before sophomore...

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
February 5, 2024

With a strong passion for helping people, Sheryl Shyloski has found the perfect job for herself as ELHS’s new psychologist. “My understanding is they are looking to increase mental health support...For...

New History Department Member

New History Department Member

OLIVIA BROWN, News Editor
February 1, 2024

“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,” history teacher Sara Griffith said. With a push from...

Less than ideal conditions at the last assembly prompted discussion on future presentations.

Assembly Concerns by Students Opens Discussion from Admin

OLIVIA BROWN
October 4, 2023

“If we can get a good message out to everybody that’s great, but even if some students take away a positive message and learn something from it, we have done our job and it’s worth every penny. You...

Maya Kenyon wears a Shein dress for the first time before it ripped later that night due to poor quality.

Shein Shows Its True Colors

OLIVIA BROWN
October 4, 2023

Shein skyrocketed to fame since its opening in 2008. Influencers everywhere give the brand a fair amount of attention through spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on clothes and then posting hauls...

Ms. Swan and Ms. Raff sat ready to greet the guests coming to the summer shows with a table of astronomy themed treats.

Planetarium Finally Reopens Years After Going Dark

OLIVIA BROWN
September 13, 2023

Diane Swan, president of STARS to STEM Incorporated, has been working tirelessly for six years to reopen the planetarium after its closing in 2014. The short solar system-themed hallway no one walks down...

It’s a Swifties World, and We’re All Just Living In It

It’s a Swifties World, and We’re All Just Living In It

OLIVIA BROWN
September 13, 2023

Whether you’re a Swiftie or not, no one can deny the extensive support for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour this past year. With Swift wrapping up the first U.S. leg of the tour Aug. 9, she has single handedly...

One-Stop-Shop Opens by ELHS

One-Stop-Shop Opens by ELHS

OLIVIA BROWN
September 13, 2023

From gas to grinders to acai bowls, the new gas station off Exit 75, Noble, has been booming with business since its opening Aug. 8. With a wide variety of services, customers have been very pleased. Before...

Students fill the commons during one of two lunch waves last school year without COVID restrictions.

Has COVID Killed School Spirit?

OLIVIA BROWN
August 25, 2023

The CDC declared the end of the public health emergency May 11, but that doesn’t mean that students are flipping that switch to pre-COVID learning on. People were forced into their homes and isolated...

Barry Retiring after 21 Years of Teaching

Olivia Brown
May 23, 2023

Saying goodbye to an important part of the ELHS community OLIVIA BROWN “I love sharing my enthusiasm about other cultures and the beauty of knowing another language. Being able to talk to someone...

McMahon Places at State Poetry Competition

OLIVIA BROWN
May 3, 2023

“I think [poetry is] a beautiful way to share your struggles and is a very intimate form of being vulnerable,” senior Ruby McMahon said. Last year, when McMahon did Poetry Out Loud in AP Lit teacher...

Rom-Coms You Have To Watch this February

OLIVIA BROWN
February 23, 2023

‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ Andie is a journalist writing an article about how to lose a guy in 10 days. Ben is looking for a girl who will fall in love with him in 10 days. Both plans come to...

Discomfort in Schools Escalate With Increase in Mass Shootings

OLIVIA BROWN
February 23, 2023

Three students were killed and five more were left critically injured after 43-year-old Anothony McRae brought two handguns, an excess of ammunition, and a list of other schools to travel to and target,...

Academic Pressure Contributes to Plagiarism

OLIVIA BROWN
February 4, 2023

“This is a highly competitive environment. Everyone is GPA-oriented and grade-oriented. The fear of failure is so entrenched that it permeates a lot of what students do,” English teacher Kimberly Buckley...

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...

Local Animal Shelters Provide a Safe Haven for Animals

Olivia Brown
January 11, 2023

With the holiday season approaching, it is the perfect time to invest in a new best friend OLIVIA BROWN With, on average, 210 animals impounded in the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments...

ELHS Alum Malarie Buller, left in pink jersey, at a team practice at Fitchburg State out with a concussion.

Multiple Concussions Leave Students’ Futures Cloudy

OLIVIA BROWN
December 5, 2022

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recently obtained two concussions over a span of four days. His first was on Sept. 25 during the Buffalo Bills game and his second was four days later against...

Suicide Prevention Walk Raises $40,000 for Mental Health

OLIVIA BROWN
November 15, 2022

“Save lives and bring hope.” This is the mission statement of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). AFSP organized an Out of the Darkness walk at McCook’s Park Saturday, Sep. 24 to...

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