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The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

The Student News Site of East Lyme High School

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

The Viking Saga

High amounts of
pressure on students
to receive satisfactory
grades can lead
to overwhelming
amounts of stress,
and struggle to
balance school life
with extracurriculars.

Breaking Burnout

IZZY PAGGIOLI
September 27, 2022

Feeling empty and exhausted? Beyond caring and past motivation? These are signs of burnout. The start of a new school year comes with the stress of a sudden switch from a relaxing summer to suddenly...

The Summer I Chucked My Phone

‘The Summer I’ Chucked My Phone

EVE SLEMP
September 21, 2022

First of all, my phone is fine, for anyone who might have cared. This past summer, and like most of my summers, I went to a music camp. Music camp consisted of six hours of violin a day, and no air...

Roe v Wade Overturned; A Look Into What This Means for Womens’ Rights

Roe v Wade Overturned; A Look Into What This Means for Womens’ Rights

EVE SLEMP
June 29, 2022

     1973 marked a prominent advancement in American women's history: Roe v Wade. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) case Roe v Wade granted women federal protection to have abortions...

Mara Wolff Dominates Competition as a Team Player

ADAM DICKIE
June 7, 2022

Heading into this tennis season, it was no surprise how well junior Mara Wolff was expected to do. Having been in the top 20 of United States Tennis Association (UTSA) New England 16’s last season...

Grace Liu Shares Insight for Getting  into Competitive  Schools

Grace Liu Shares Insight for Getting into Competitive Schools

EVE SLEMP
June 7, 2022

Something’s in the water at ELHS because yet another swimmer, senior Grace Liu, swam her way into Harvard’s Class of 2026, following 2021 ELHS graduate Grace Vlaun. “It was surreal,” said Liu....

Sri Lankans Face Authoritarian Government

Watching the country that generations of my family call home fall apart is difficult, especially when I hear that my grandparents who live there can’t buy the medications they need at their local pharmacies....

Future Lunch Waves Spark Potential Plans and Ideas

WILL DUMOND
June 7, 2022

Prior to the COVID pandemic, students during the lunch block at ELHS had the freedom to “self initiate and self sustain their own learning to figure out where they need help and what resources they need...

DON’T STICK TO THE STATUS QUO:  ‘High School Musical’

DON’T STICK TO THE STATUS QUO: ‘High School Musical’

CECILE HORST
June 7, 2022

The start of something new is in the midst with “High School Musical” on the horizon. When it comes to musicals at ELHS, there is typically a certain niche that comes to mind. But just as the plot...

Art Students Succeed in Competitive Local Gallery

FIONA SAMUELSON
June 7, 2022

24 pieces of student artwork were entered in the Old Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Shoreline competition this April. East Lyme’s turnout was highly successful this year as 22 of the 24 pieces earned...

Proposal Paper: Simone Cappon

Proposal Paper: Simone Cappon

May 22, 2022

Introduction Picture this… it’s 2:10 pm on a school day. The students of East Lyme High School flood out of the building and make their way to their cars. Once you live through the treacherous...

Proposal Paper: Abigail Jorgensen

Proposal Paper: Abigail Jorgensen

May 22, 2022

I. Introduction I walked into school on the first day, parking pass in hand and a $50 check for my parking pass. This pass would ensure that I would be able to park in either the junior or senior lot...

Proposal Paper: Isabella Gesino

Proposal Paper: Isabella Gesino

May 22, 2022

I. Introduction I spent my summers in my grandpa's garden, always ripe with swollen cherry tomatoes and sweet peppers, basking in the scent of sharp basil. Here, I learned my love for being outside...

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