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Spirit Week brings students together

Students Noelia Aguirre and Paige Johnson show their school spirit by wearing blue and white.

Kaylee Martinez, Middle School Corner Reporter

October 27, 2016

The week of September 19th was different from any other. It was Spirit Week.  Spirit week is a week that brings students together with fun, daily activities and themes. The week kicked off Monday with ‘Color Wars’. The middle school grades wore the color red, while each high school grade had diff...

Field hockey rebuilding to the top

Page Johnson leads the field hockey team as the only senior captain.

Tierney Kovacs, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2016

As the fall 2016 sport season begins to slow down, the Shepaug field hockey team is looking at a hopeful record. The girls began the season with starting positions that needed filling after losing 13 seniors the previous year. With only one senior on the team, the Spartans and coaches knew they would nee...

Gilmore Girls Fan Fest brings thousands to Washington Depot

Fans congregate around Washington Depot in hopes of siting their favorite actors from the television series Gilmore Girls

Roxanne Edel, Middle School Corner Reporter

October 24, 2016

On Saturday, October 24, 2016, thousands gathered to celebrate the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival in Washington CT. Food trucks dotted Washington Depot while the show’s actors came and spoke about the making of the film in the main tent. Cast appearances included Bill Yeager, Vanessa Marano, Aris Alvarado, ...

Spartan Club successfully hosts second annual Homecoming

Shepaug Varsity Girl’ Soccer Team getting ready for the big game.

Emma Krebs, News Reporter

October 21, 2016

The Spartan Club, led by Jason Conway, held Shepaug’s second annual Homecoming on Friday, September 23rd. The day kicked off with a varsity field hockey game followed by back-to-back soccer games in the evening. The boy's soccer team, like last year, earned their first win of the season at this game....

Three life lessons we can learn from Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Hobbiton, the home of Bilbo Baggins

Megan James, Book Reviewer

October 21, 2016

Back in 1937, there once was a man named J. R. R. Tolkien who ended up crafting one of the most timeless, cherished stories of all time; a book that encouraged readers of all ages to imagine a world unlike any other-- a world with fire-breathing dragons and grumbling goblins and stubborn dwarves. It’s a ...

Leo Club holds “Color Run”

Leo Club holds

Madison Baker, News Reporter

October 20, 2016

On October 14, the Leo club held its first event of the year called the “Color Run”.  Many enthusiastic Spartans showed their support as they ran a mile-long course while eager Leo club members tossed colored chalk at their white T-shirts. It was a fun-filled event that raised money for Loaves an...

New senior captains lead soccer team

Captain Maddie Gorra leads the Shepaug Soccer team in 2016

Cassidy Borger, Sports Reporter

October 14, 2016

After leaving behind captains Sam Moravsky and Carolina Kelly last year, the soccer team knew this season was going to be a rebuilding year for the Shepaug Spartans. They came into the season with a total of ten freshmen, eleven Sophomores, four Juniors, and newly instated captains Samantha Patrick, Noel...

Tartt’s The Goldfinch is a must read

Donna Tartt's novel is a must read for all coming-of-age enthusiasts

Emily Prezioso, Book Reviewer

September 30, 2016

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 and is Ms. Tartt’s third novel. The book begins with a terrorist bombing at a New York City art museum. Thirteen-year-old Theo survives, but unfortunately his mother perishes. Moments before the attack, Theo and his mother, an avid art ...