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Nonnewaug freshman Morgan Willis opens ChatGPT on her Chromebook.
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Katie Savulak '26, Reporter • April 16, 2024
Nonnewaug senior Kylieann Craine disposes food in the school cafeteria trash can.
Assard: Nonnewaug Needs to Take on Food Waste
James Assard '25, Reporter • April 15, 2024
The sun sets during spring break in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 17, 2022.
Here or There? Some Travel, Some Stay for Spring Break
Katie Savulak '26, Reporter • April 12, 2024
Nonnewaug freshman baseball player Ashton Elsemore bats during an April 8 game against Shepaug. Elsemore and most baseball players do not travel for spring break because the team has games and practices that week. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
Some Play and Some Go During Spring Break
Ava Hirleman '27, Reporter • April 12, 2024
A puddle surrounds second base on Nonnewaugs baseball field earlier this month. Rainy weather has negatively impacted the start of the spring sports season. (Kyle Brennan)
Persistent Rain Puts Damper on Start of Spring Sports (VIDEO)
Izzy DiNunzio '24, Editor-in-Chief • April 12, 2024
Kelly Farrell, a junior tennis player at Nonnewaug, prepares before a match against Wamogo on April 1. (Courtesy of Noreen Chung)
Hirleman: Championship Past in Girls Tennis Produces Positive Pressure
Ava Hirleman '27, Reporter • April 12, 2024
Freshman Elliana Obolewicz runs during a track meet last week. (Courtesy of NHS Track and Field/Instagram)
Track Athletes Get Flexibility During April Break
Arabella Rosa '25, Reporter • April 12, 2024
NHS Greenhouse Plant Production, a UConn ECE course, taught by NHS faculty member Eric Birkenberger, has been busy cultivating an array of plantings in preparation for its public plant sale on May 11th.
NHS Greenhouse students Gathers the Goods for the May Plant Sale
Kylieann Craine '24, Reporter • April 12, 2024
From right to left; Kaylee Jackson, Arabella Rosa, Christopher Pelletier, Lana Manganello, and Karisa Cizauskas setting up their new saltwater aquariums and learning how to control their coral lighting.
NHS Aquaculture Sets Sail on Salt Water
Kylie Healey '24, Reporter • April 12, 2024
NHS Dramas production of Once Upon a Mattress runs April 11-13 in the NHS auditorium. (Conor Gereg)
NHS Drama Sets the Stage for 'Once Upon a Mattress'
Gianna Lodice '24 and Layla Coppola '24April 11, 2024

New-Look Ayla’s Makes It a Morning Must (PHOTOS)

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Carter Casbarro ’25
This is the spread patrons see when entering Ayla’s, filled with cool lighting accents, rustic coffee bags, and lots to order. The whole place flows perfectly with the dining area, coffee bar, and ordering counter.

WOODBURY — Ayla’s, a fixture of the Woodbury community for decades, has been the place for a coffee and a fresh bagel for Nonnewaug staff, students, and the greater Woodbury community. The shop always has an inviting atmosphere inside, feeling cozy and homey. However, Ayla’s has moved up in the decorative ranks, adding some Manhattan-like design to the shop. 

This renovation was spread out throughout the summer of 2023, a process which was documented on Ayla’s Facebook page in a series titled “#100DaysOfAyla’s.” This was a fun way to get Ayla’s customers excited for the new developments and give everyone a chance to see the behind the scenes of this project. 

Within the shop’s redecorated façade, customers can find the usual breakfast staples: handmade pastries, artisanal breakfast orders, and an array of lunch options. Customers will immediately notice the restaurant’s radiance as it boasts seating for those wishing for more than just a grab-and-go. 

One of Woodbury’s best breakfast spots is especially accommodating to NHS students as it now opens its doors at 6 a.m. so visitors can beat the breakfast rush. Customers can also enjoy Ayla’s extensive lunch menu, as doors remain open until 5 p.m. Online ordering makes it even more convenient for customers who may be on tight schedules during the morning crunch. 

About the Contributor
Carter Casbarro ’25
Carter Casbarro is a junior at Nonnewaug and a first-year reporter for the Chief Advocate. He plays on Nonnewaug's basketball team.
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