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NHS has school spirit

NHS has school spirit

Cameron Diaz, Evelyn Diaz, Mark Nofri, and Zach Royka

January 18, 2019

Naugatuck High School is the place to be during all school events. Students here take our sporting events, dances, and school functions seriously, and therefore, we have the loudest, biggest, and most supportive crowds. Tristan Crelan a senior at Naugy and the leader of the “Hound Pound” said ...

NHS on the cell phone ban

NHS on the cell phone ban

Kevin Day, Mohammad Khan, Mia Normand, and Jillian Potter

January 18, 2019

Naugatuck High School is having its first school year with the new cell phone policy, and students who attend the school have mixed feelings about how this new policy will affect the way their school year will progress. The idea of banning cell phones, in the year of 2018-2019, was brought up to th...

NHS responds – how much homework is too much homework?

NHS responds - how much homework is too much homework?

Jasmine Braziel, Alexus Ferrari, Nicola Iannicelli, Alejandro Rangel, and Jazmin Sanchez

January 18, 2019

How much homework is too much homework? According to the National PTA and the National Education Association the 10-minute rule is acceptable. What is the 10 minute rule you ask? The 10-minute rule is a rule that multiplies 10 to the grade level that a student is in. For example, a second grader ...

A safety quiz for NHS

A safety quiz for NHS

Faith Arcuri, Breanna Drapeau, Elizabeth Kilmer, Sydney Lauer, and Aubrey Lyons

January 18, 2019

School safety has affected the school’s climate for many students at Naugatuck High School. This year we surveyed and interviewed students from all grades and asked them their opinions on security, bullying, intruders, and any force that impacts the safety level of students. After surveying nearly 70 s...

NHS agrees – what happened to Lauren McCluskey is wrong

NHS agrees - what happened to Lauren McCluskey is wrong

Aferdita Emini, Jazmin Francisquine, Madison Lindsay, Kaitlyn Roberts, and Melanney Viera

January 18, 2019

As most of us get ready to leave high school and start our new lives in college we don't take into consideration what could happen to us. All that is in our minds is that we are finally adults, we begin to feel a sense of freedom and independence. To make sure this community understands the importance of the re...

One semester in – is block a bust or a success?

Man's hand holding wooden block. Building of steps

Kevin DeSouza, Justin Dinis, Emily Dyer, and Carly Grohs

January 18, 2019

It has been one whole semester since the school’s schedule changed, once again. While some students and faculty are adapting to the block scheduling, others are split on whether or not it is a bust or success. Some of our senior reporters at Naugatuck High School interviewed students and staff memb...

Two NHS students work on behalf of gay teens

Two NHS students work on behalf of gay teens

Kathrine Brown and Taylor Siefer

January 17, 2019

Naugatuck High School seniors Taylor Siefer and Kathrine Brown have approached the Naugatuck community head-on with a heart-wrenching topic. Gay teens in U.S. schools are often subjected to such intense bullying, that they’re unable to receive an adequate education. LGBT youth identified bullyin...

Crossing the Line will take place November 2

Crossing the Line will take place November 2

Jessica Maguire, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

Naugatuck High School DECA will hold their annual Crossing the Line assembly for the sophomore class on November 2, 2018. The students who run the program strive to show sophomores the detrimental impact of bullying. To get the message across, there are videos, presentations, skits, student panels. ...

Maddie, the therapy dog, visits NHS

Taylor Seifer, Maddie, Kayshla Diaz

Evelyn Diaz, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

There's a dog in the school! Over the past few weeks you may have seen a white poodle around the school. That's Maddie, a certified therapy dog that Naugatuck High School has brought in to interact with students of all grades. Maddie, a  nine year old standard poodle, has been working as a therapy dog f...

A Greyhound shows his integrity

Dale Wakeley and Ms. Leonard

LeeAna Cruz, Carly Grohs, and Melanney Viera

October 19, 2018

One day after school in late September, senior Dale Wakeley made his way to Mrs. Fitzgerald’s classroom because he had found a class ring from 1972 in a field near his house. Wakeley made a choice to find the owner of the ring by researching old yearbooks in the school library; he matched the ini...

Genesis Academy welcomes Mr. Vazquez

Nate Carver, Arianna Boswell, Mr. Vazquez, and Julaquis Minnifield

Elizabeth Kilmer, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018

Genesis Academy is an alternative education program that helps struggling students by providing a smaller and more focused environment in which to learn. This year Naugatuck welcomed Mr. Julio Vazquez to run the the Genesis Academy program where he has been working for over three weeks now. Vazqu...

Homecoming’s on December 7th!

Homecoming's on December 7th!

Jasmine Braziel, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Naugatuck High School will hold its annual Homecoming dance on December 7. Homecoming has been a tradition for schools all around the country since the early 19th century. Homecoming is said to have started at the University of Missouri for alumni to come “back home” to watch the football game...

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