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NHS celebrates National Decision Day

NHS celebrates National Decision Day

Samantha Sbat, Editor

May 15, 2017


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Last Thursday, May 4, 2017, Naugatuck High School celebrated National Decision Day. The class of 2017 were encouraged to wear the college/university they will be attending this coming fall. Seniors were also encouraged to represent any other plans, such as joining the workforce or the military. Seni...

The Naugy girls have a strong team

The Naugy girls have a strong team

Steven Marinaro, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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The Naugy girls are off to a slow start this season. Wolcott took a 9-6 victory Monday night at Veterans Field in Naugatuck, moving the Greyhounds to a (6-9) record for the 2017 season. Nicole Antonwicz pitched Wolcott to the victory with 9K’s, and only allowed the Greyhounds 8 hits. Alex...

Rip the Runaway is a success once again

Rip the Runaway is a success once again

Matthew Polek, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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On Thursday May 4th Naugatuck High School DECA hosted its 9th annual Rip The Runway show. This year's show was directed by DECA President Kyla Magalhaes, and the 2017 show “This is What You Came For” will be the last one for Mr. Reilly, marketing teacher and DECA adviser, because he is retiring after th...

Students bid farewell to Ms. Dianne Vagnini

Students bid farewell to Ms. Dianne Vagnini

Isabella Sciarappa, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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Naugatuck High School is a safe place where there are countless people that are more than willing to help those in need. Many people have actually even developed their lives and teaching careers in order to benefit the ones who many need the extra assistance. One such leader is Ms. Dianne Vagnini. ...

Naugy baseball having a better season

Naugy baseball having a better season

Matthew Polek, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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After a 17-6 record in 2014 and a trip to the state quarter finals, the Naugatuck Greyhounds haven’t been able to replicate that success on the diamond ever since. In 2015 they finished 12-11 and were eliminated in the first round of both the NVL and state tournament. In 2016, they finished under .5...

Local man engaged in battle between his depressive lethargy and his consuming need to feel productive

Local man engaged in battle between his depressive lethargy and his consuming need to feel productive

Jared Aponte, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


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LIVING ROOM COUCH — Since the start of Spring Break local resident Jess Townley has been engaged in a raging battle between his debilitating clinical depression and his strong need to feel productive. The grueling conflict started on Friday when Townley got home from school and reportedly sat down on hi...

NHS’s production of “Afraid of the Dark” a huge success

NHS’s production of “Afraid of the Dark” a huge success

Jillian Ginty and Stephen Torres, Staff writers

April 7, 2017


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On March 31st and April 1st, Naugatuck High School’s theatre club performed their debut production of Afraid of the Dark, written by James Reach, in the Davis Auditorium. The play was directed by co-advisers Mr. John Carino, acting teacher, and Miss Dianne Vagnini, English tutor. Students Emma Brac...

Naugatuck High School holds a cultural fair

Naugatuck High School holds a cultural fair

Carol Ann Gladstone, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


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Naugatuck High School’s Media Center and World Language department held a cultural fair on March 8th and 9th during what is known as World Language Week. World Language Week is the celebration of all foreign languages and cultures around the world. World Language Week was founded in 1957 by Alpha Mu ...

Naugy’s Disney vacation is a memorable experience

Naugy’s Disney vacation is a memorable experience

Matthew Polek, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


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For the second year in a row, Naugatuck High School students were given the opportunity to take a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The trip was organized by U.S. history teacher, Mr. Nick Varanelli. He and his wife have both worked at Disney and know all the ins and outs, so planning the trip ...

Naugatuck High School goes on a Disney trip

Naugatuck High School goes on a Disney trip

Victor Cardoso, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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On February 17, 2017, students of Naugatuck High School went on a school field trip to Disney World. Sponsored by the Youth Education Series (YES) students from Naugatuck High School were able to attend the school field trip. Alongside the YES program, Mr. Nicholas Varanelli, Social Studies teacher of Nauga...

English 4 is a full year course again

English 4 is a full year course again

Alijah Garris, Staff writer

March 3, 2017


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Changes in the English curriculum are set to take place starting in the school year of 2017-2018. The English 4 academic and honors courses will now become a full year course. This school year 2016-2017, English IV is a half year course, meaning all students are required to take another English elec...

NHS’s childcare program holds its bi-annual graduation

NHS’s childcare program holds its bi-annual graduation

Jillian Ginty, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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On Friday, February 17th, 2017 the toddlers who are a part of Naugatuck High School’s child care program graduated from their playtime at school. Catered by the school’s culinary program and fully coordinated by students themselves, this year’s graduation was both a hit and extremely adorable. Ea...

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