Opinions

What Was 75 Students is Now 12
by Alexa Schweighoffer, 2019 (posted 10-28-18)
The provided AP European History class at Cheshire High School is receding, due to lack of student interest. Some students do not feel they need European History for their future career path. Inclusion of the AP US Government course has also lead to a drastic decline. Students may feel that European History is disadvantageous because it does not affect and relate to the US and students as directly as an AP Government subject might. However, the session has major benefits for students. Read More

Long-Standing Bus Driver Beef
by Doris Hall, 2019 (posted 10-28-18)
School buses are more harmful than helpful according to most of the CHS population. Every day after school gets out, there is a mad dash for the cars to beat the buses on to the main road begins. The student population is filled with different opinions on who should have the right of way: the bus drivers or the students. Read More

Students Bombarded By ‘New’ Cheshire High Senior Picture Regulation
by Brooke Fournier, 2019 (posted 10-28-18)
Seniors of Cheshire High were recently made aware that they are not allowed to upload a full-body shot for their senior photo, and if they do, it will be cropped by the yearbook committee. Students and teachers alike have opinions on this decision made by the yearbook committee, and some that have already had their pictures taken are worried that they will not fit the requirements. Should this rule be changed? Read More

Dr. Gadd Tries New “Cheshire Chat” Activity
by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-13-18)
On Monday, February 5th, Dr. Gadd, Cheshire High School’s principal, tested the CHS waters with a new activity in place of advisory, this activity being called the “Cheshire Chat.” These Cheshire Chats are designed for students to engage in conversation with their administrative figures, such as Dr. Gadd herself, in order to foster a meaningful relationship amongst students and their teachers. Read More

An Open Letter to Cheshire High School
by Annie Wang, 2018 (posted 3-1-18)
To the community at Cheshire High School: 
I know you are scared. You are fearful for your lives and afraid of going to school. The panic that has ensued following the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas and our own statewide tragedy at Sandy Hook just 5 years ago has shaken you up and made you angry. Rightfully so. 
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Successful Feminists's Event at CHS
by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-7-17)
“I was very proud that 100 of our students volunteered to attend the event and that every one of them fully committed to the content and the discussions that followed. I am so proud of them for addressing very serious and adult issues with concern and respect for each other,” says Tina Ocone, leader of the Young Feminists club. 

On Wednesday January 25th, Cheshire High School’s Young Feminists Club, led by world language teacher Tina Ocone, took on the task of organizing an event in the CHS library to help raise student’s awareness of the importance of gender equality in our society.


A message from the editor

Football Games
by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 9-9-17)

Happy first football game of the season everyone! I find it so hard to believe this will be the last football home game for the senior Class of 2018. Full Editorial

Affirmative Action Should Be Declared Illegal in the College Admissions Process



Should School Start at a Later Time?

by Julia Acquavita, 2018 (posted 3-6-17)

“This research indicates that school bells that ring as early as 7:00 a.m. in many parts of the country stand in stark contrast with adolescents' sleep patterns and needs,” according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Throughout the past few years, much controversy and conversation has surrounded the issue of what time school should start, especially at Cheshire High School. Read More