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Sunset Farm promotes health and life

Sunset Farm promotes health and life

Jacob Thompson, Senior Editor

February 26, 2020

Ms. Kaitlyn Kimball, an English teacher at our school, owns a farm, Sunset Farm on Andrew Mountain Road.  She and her fiance purchased the property a few years ago. Ms. Kimball loves to be a helpful and healthy part of the Naugatuck community. She and her fiance grow all kinds of vegetables (except corn) an...

Gun control in America – when is enough enough?

Gun control in America - when is enough enough?

Ashley Antunes, Javonte Card, Ana Rezende, Jhoselyn Morocho, Alivia Stonier, Anthony Thiel, and Faith Decrescenzo

February 3, 2020

Gun control has grown to be a hotly debated issue in the past decades. However, deciding how to handle the issue has become urgent. Within 2019 alone there have been 41 mass tragedies creating controversy on the floors of the Capitol and among American citizens.  Staff along with students from varying grade...

Women and the draft – is it time?

Women and the draft - is it time?

Britney Amankwah, Shravani Daptardar, and Nailah Lewis

February 3, 2020

When considering the thought of women in the potential draft, there are many factors to consider. One being, traditionally, women were not included in the draft due to the fact that females were believed to be “inferior” to males mentally, physically, and emotionally.  In today’s society, however, time and time...

Children and cell phones – is it necessary?

Children and cell phones - is it necessary?

Ayanna Bencosme, Gina Conforti, Taina Lugo, and Lauren Rupsis

February 3, 2020

As technology continues to advance, so do our tendencies with how we use it. While our growing generations become increasingly reliant on smartphones and screens, it is necessary we ask: are these gadgets doing more harm than good?  Should young children in elementary school be allowed to have them?...

NHS welcomes Mrs. Russell as a new dean

NHS welcomes Mrs. Russell as a new dean

Elizabeth Kilmer, Senior Editor

January 15, 2020

After 36 years of teaching at Naugatuck High School, math department head Mrs. Michelle Russell is taking on a new position -  interim dean. Right after Veteran’s Day she was approached by the administration staff and offered the position.  It was decided that based on her experience and the respect the ...

NHS says good bye to Ms. Wallace

NHS says good bye to Ms. Wallace

Elizabeth Kilmer, Senior Editor

November 19, 2019

Naugatuck High School is wishing Ms. Wallace good luck as she continues on her journey. She will be continuing her duties as assistant principal at Avon Middle School beginning this month.  When interviewed by The Greyhound News Ms. Wallace got choked up talking about the students she’s built a relationship with...

Naugy volleyball wins NVLs

Naugy volleyball wins NVLs

Joel Alexander, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

The Naugatuck Greyhounds volleyball team enter the NVL championship at 19-3. In the Naugatuck Valley League, the Greyhounds stand at 17-2, the two losses coming from St. Paul Catholic and Seymour. The two out of league games for the Greyhounds resulted in  a win beating Pomperaug and losing to East Ha...

Mrs. Campbell comes out of retirement – for a little while

Mrs. Campbell comes out of retirement - for a  little while

Taina Lugo, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Former English teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Campbell, has recently come out of retirement to help take over for Mrs. Norcross, the AP Literature and English 3 teacher who is out for a short time. According to Campbell, Norcross reached out via phone call and asked if she was willing to sub for couple of w...

NHS celebrates National Coming Out Day

NHS celebrates National Coming Out Day

Alivia Stonier, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Friday October 11th marks National Coming Out Day, a time when any members of the LGBTQIA+ community can come out or feel free to celebrate who they are and embrace their sexuality. Last Friday Naugatuck High School’s Gay Straight Alliance took part by throwing a pride celebration for all students an...

NHS celebrates Pinkapalooza

NHS celebrates Pinkapalooza

Lissette Agosto, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

OCTOBER IS HEREEEE -  you know what means its Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This day is all about educating students and adults on breast cancer and supporting people that have it or have survived it.  Every year Naugatuck High School supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating a special day ca...

A letter to overwhelmed seniors

Jordyn Hunt and Hailey Russell

Lauren Rupsis, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year is in full swing and seniors have to handle applying to college while still maintaining grades, sports, clubs, and social life. The task can be overwhelming and requires careful time management. There are many strategies students can use to help combat the stress of this proce...

The Greyhounds are having an explosive season

Jeff Schebell, Kyle Carey, Alexis Chacon, Dante Miranda, Amarion Akinsanya, Jay Mezzo; back row from left, Herve Tshibamba, Malachi Gatison, Tyvias Dippelhofer, Syed Ahmad, Isaiah Williams, Anson Lau and Paul Marsh

Joel Alexander, Ryan Maguire, and Josh Trabka

November 1, 2019

The Naugatuck Greyhound varsity football team, headed by coach Dave Sollazzo, are off to a great start to the 2019 season as they sit atop a 5-0 record heading into this Friday night’s game against Torrington High School.  Led by senior quarterback Jay Mezzo, the offense has looked explosive whil...

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