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Nonnewaug High School's Chief News Source

NHS Chief Advocate

Nonnewaug High School's Chief News Source

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Nonnewaug High Schools senior circle in 2015 before renovations began and changed the look of the school.
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Connor Bedard donning the Chicago Blackhawks home jersey on the ice for the first time. The picture was taken the day before his first-ever home game Oct. 21 where the Blackhawks would lose to the Vegas Golden Nights by a score of 5-3. (Blackhawks/Instagram)
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Culinary instructor John Dominello, left, and culinary student Case Hackett help to deliver one of the 140 meals to community senior citizens Nov. 30.
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Students in Culinary Arts enjoy tending to the indoor classroom vertical gardens. Opportunities like these can be extended to even more students should a potential eight-period day be introduced.
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Dayton Griffin '24, Reporter • December 1, 2023
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As the talk of schedule change flows throughout the school, opinions vary. For some, the current schedule is time consuming as it is. Will 8 periods be too much for students to handle?
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The Nonnewaug girls basketball team poses after a win against Gilbert last season.
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An image of the six nominees for “Game of the Year” at the 2023 Game Awards. Each year, six games are chosen for this nomination, with the first Game Awards premiering in 2013.
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New England Battered by Historically Wet Weather

From July 23-Aug. 23, New England got about 17 inches of rain — almost double the amount of rain that is normal for that time.

WOODBURY — A historically wet summer is about to turn into a historically wet fall. With all this rainfall, there are many problems to happen. Some are recurring from other years, but some are new to people living in New England. With all this rain, there is flooding and a bunch of erosion due to the rain.

The rain is not only affecting people but it is proving to be a challenge in making progress on the new horse barn here on campus. This barn was started over summer but with all the rain New England is experiencing, progress has been difficult. 

The rain has made progress difficult in the building of the new indoor horse arena. (Abegail Diezel)

The other problems associated with the season’s historic rainfall include local crops and farming these yields as the rain is causing a shortage in harvests for animals and humans. This can not only jeopardize the animals but it can impact humans, too. 

I get produce on the weekends from a local CSA and their crops have been devastated by all the rain,” said Chris York, NHS AP Environmental Science teacher.

The rain is now affecting the production of produce for Connecticut residents. For the weather in the future of Connecticut, it doesn’t look to be good. 

“With the changing of the seasons and upcoming frost, there may be more soil instability with all the rain we’ve been getting,” said Nick Sheikh, NHS science teacher. 

This rain might also be impacting our future farm lands as well as soil may struggle with drainage which could dwarf growth in plants. While rain is good, lots of rain can cause issues.

 “I think it might be the new normal for the Northeast,” said York.

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Abegail Diezel '25, Reporter
Abegail Diezel is a junior, a first-year writer with the Chief Advocate, and an active FFA member. She is an older sister to a brother who is a freshman. Abegail loves to participate in the aquaculture program with Ms. Leanne Golembeski. Abegail is excited to write and interview, and plans to study marine science in the future. While most of her interests include her family, she really loves her friends and spends her free time with them as much as possible.
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