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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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Nonnewaug boys soccer starters stand in a huddle before their game. This 2023 team, although down 13 seniors from last season, proved to be more successful than people had thought possible.
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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)
18-Year-Old Connor Bedard the NHL's New Golden Boy
Sean Classey '24, Reporter • December 1, 2023
The Woodbury FFA Holiday Plant sale includes a variety of holiday-themed items for sale, including yule logs, wreaths, poinsettias, and more.
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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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Brianna Johnson '25 and Grace Nelson '25December 1, 2023
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.
Electives Courses Weight Impact of Potential Schedule Change
Dayton Griffin '24, Reporter • December 1, 2023
NHS News: November 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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Lana Manganello '25, Reporter • December 1, 2023
The Nonnewaug girls basketball team poses after a win against Gilbert last season.
NHS Girls Basketball Sees Underclassmen as Assets
Arabella Rosa '25, Reporter • December 1, 2023
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.
Celebrating an Industry: The 10th Annual Game Awards
Tyler Timko '24, Reporter • November 30, 2023

Skiing Into the New Season

Ruari Walsh
In the mist of the skiing season last year Adam Chris (10 years old) on Gore mountain in North Creek, New York. Enjoying the black diamond trial, which is one of the most difficult courses on the mountain.

WOODBURY — As ski season approaches, so does the excitement of all surrounding skiers. New England is known for its lesser snowy conditions and more ice sheeted trails, but  winter sports are still a large attraction in New England. Vermont and upstate New York are often the secondary plan for a better skiing experience, and oftentimes are seen as the perks of skiing in New England. 

“The mountains are never good,” said Quinn Leonard,  Nonnewaug senior when discussing the disappointing winters of the past several years. “ [We get] one or two good snowstorms a year max.” 

In past years the weather has been inconsistent, good snow storms have been scarce in Connecticut, but in more northern regions of New England, a constant layer of fresh powder has been the backbone of New England skiing. 

 “They’re saying it’s going to be a really bad winter,” Deb Flaherty, Library Media Specialist and skier, said. “The amount of rainfall that we’ve seen [recently] makes me nervous.” 

A bad winter to non-skiers means shoveling sidewalks in extremely cold weather, scrapping car windows at 6:30 in the morning and bad road conditions, but to winter sport athletes, a weather replete with snow means a fantastic season is coming.

“Winter is my favorite season just due to the fact that I can snowboard,” Leonard said. “I’ve been snowboarding for eight years now.”’

“I prefer to ski out west,” said NHS senior and avid skier Sara Norton. “The trails are always covered and it’s honestly so pretty. New England skiing is nothing compared to places like Colorado or Utah.”

As the fall air quickly switches from a crisp 65 degrees and pumpkin spice lattes to below freezing temperature and thick winter coats are waiting to creep in. Soon the slopes of New England have high intentions of opening up very soon.

“The resorts out west have several more trails to choose from so you’re not going on the same three trails every time like you would at Mount Southington. Also going out west for skiing is a fun trip to take with family and friends, which gives the experience of skiing so much better,” says Norton. “Going for this trip just gives an overall better experience and is so much better than traveling 20 minutes to a basic low level of skiing.”

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Ruari Duffy '24, Reporter
Ruari Duffy is a general assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. Ruari is a senior living in Woodbury. Ruari likes to play sports and spend time outside. Ruari’s enjoyment for movies as well has sparked her interest in writing about them. Ruari has a dog named Butterfly and loves to take pictures of her. Ruari hopes to study abroad for her next few years after high school.
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