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Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

Another Under the Radar Team: Sailing

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 29, 2018

  While the successful soccer team made headlines this year, another team was also doing well behind the scenes this fall, the sailing team. They recently finished 5th out of 28 at the Great Oaks Regatta in New Orleans, a national sailing championship sponsored by the All-State Sugar Bowl.   ...

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Vote

A Rebuttal: Why You Maybe Shouldn't Vote

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

November 4, 2018

Yes, I hear them. Voting is a fundamental aspect of one's civic duty, they say. Voting is the bedrock of democracy, they argue. Voting is the only way to address tyranny, they declare. Voting is fun, they affirm. I beg to differ. In 1921, when Hitler was elected leader of the Nazi party by a demoralizing...

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

In Defense of Voting and Democracy

By Eric Myskowski, Senior Reporter

November 1, 2018

It is not only true that voting actually matters but it also necessary for the country to function. But before we get to the major impact of one person’s vote, we have to see the impact of voting in general. Voting is the only way for a democracy to function. Voting keeps politicians accountable. It...

Zebra Mussels: A Warning Tale

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

October 14, 2018

A ship begins the arduous journey from Istanbul in along the Black Sea, filling its ballasts with water to maintain its balance. Inflated with water, the ship voyages to ports along North America, burrowing deep into the Great Lakes. There it releases its full ballasts, releasing countless species i...

CT Governor’s Race Voting Guide

CT Governor's Race Voting Guide

By Eric Myskowski, Reporter

October 11, 2018

With both the CT governor election and school mock election coming up, this is an important candidate analysis. There are two main candidates for governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, and Republican Bob Stefanowski. No other candidate is above 10 percent in polling. Bob Stefanowski is a self-made businessman....

Glioblastoma: Developing a Treatment

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

May 6, 2018

   In today's political arena, few politicians have elicited more polarized opinions in the American people than Senator John McCain, whose spars with a refractory president have left advocates more supportive than ever before. Regardless of one's views on political issues, something that transcends ...

The (American) Kestrel

The (American) Kestrel

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 24, 2018

Our namesake falcon, the American Kestrel (Falco Sparverius), is the most abundant and best-looking falcon that lives in the United States. Often referred to by its former name, the Sparrowhawk, the Kestrel is only the size of a dove or jay, yet it is one of the fiercest falcons. Preying on anything...

Putting Prepositions at the End of Sentences: A Stylistic Choice or an Error?

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 24, 2018

This question, whether one can place prepositions at the end of sentence, has ruffled grammarians for the past century, pitting modernists against traditionalists. It is highly loaded question, one that affects other hazy aspects of grammar. To discover the answer and the reason why many scholars argue...

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

April 10, 2018

The ESRB was founded on September 16, 1994 in response to the controversy of games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat. It is classified as an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. Recently, the ESRB has found itself in the line of fire for...

The Birds of the Masters

The Birds of the Masters

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 10, 2018

Anyone watching the Masters on TV would notice the birds singing in the background. Even though many, if not all of these sounds are artificially put in, the songs are still of birds that live in the region. Over two-thirds of the songs are from the Northern Cardinal. This is the same red cardinal many...

The Mystery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

The Mystery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

By Eric Myskowski, Assistant Reporter

April 3, 2018

The Lord God Bird, Holy Grail Bird, and King of Woodpeckers, are all names for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. It is a woodpecker the may live in deep, virtually impenetrable, old-growth swamps and bottomland forests of the southeast. Last definitively seen in the Signer Tract of Louisiana before it was...

Extinction: The Story of the Northern White Rhino

By Alexander Pralea, Editor

April 2, 2018

With the death of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, an entire species is destined to evaporate from the earth. 45 years old, he had long suffered from age-related health problems, and veterinarians at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy made the difficult choice of euthanizing him to remedy his pain....

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