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Field Trips Benefit Student Learning

Field Trips Benefit Student Learning

Imre Mancini, Bram Gattie, and Maya Jacob

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Shepaug students and teachers find field trips valuable learning experiences and hope to go on more in the upcoming school years. “Learning needs to happen outside the classroom not just inside,” says Mrs. Pitt, a teacher at Shepaug Valley School. “Field trips are great opportunities that let students see real world skills in action.”

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iOS 11 is Here!

iOS 11 is Here!

Henry James, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

On Tuesday the 19th, the latest operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was released. In this update, there was major redesign for all devices, especially iPad. “The update takes the best and most advanced operating system and turns it up to 11,” Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said at their keynote presentation.

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1984: A Time When 2 + 2 = 5

1984: A Time When 2 + 2 = 5

Megan James, Book Reviewer and Travel Blogger

January 12, 2017


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“WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.” It’s London, 1984. War is constant and the Party controls everything-- every action and every thought is closely monitored in order to keep society in order. The face of the Party’s leader, Big Brother, is pasted on every street corner, storefr...

History Spotlight: The Christmas Truce of 1914

History Spotlight: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Alvin Hermans, History Spotlight Writer

December 19, 2016


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During the middle of one of Europe’s darkest hours, World War I, in a lull in combat on the night of Christmas Eve 1914, the British soldiers sitting in their trenches in Fleming noticed something odd: sparkling lights coming from the other side of ‘No Man’s Land’. Their minds set ablaze. Was it ...

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

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

Megan James, Book Reviewer

October 21, 2016


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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 ...

FICTIONAL NOVEL: ‘With Eyes She Couldn’t See’ – Chapter 1

FICTIONAL NOVEL: ‘With Eyes She Couldn’t See’ – Chapter 1

Noelia Aguirre, Novelist

October 15, 2016


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Noelia Aguirre is writing a full-length fictional novel for her senior project class. Tune in every few weeks to see another excerpt from her novel as she continues write away!

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Tartt’s The Goldfinch is a must read

Tartt’s The Goldfinch is a must read

Emily Prezioso, Book Reviewer

September 30, 2016


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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 ...