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On Student Newspapers, Past and Present

On Student Newspapers, Past and Present

May 26, 2016

I began advising student publications here at Lyme-Old Lyme High School more than a decade ago, and while it was never easy to...

LOLHS Student Wins Governor’s Scholarship Award, No Other Actually Important News Apparently

LOLHS Student Wins Governor’s Scholarship Award, No Other Actually Important News Apparently

April 7, 2016

LOLHS student Natalie Rugg has recieved the Governor's Scholarship Award. Governors are really important. Like maybe even MORE...

Divided We Fall, Osprey v Wildcat

Divided We Fall, Osprey v Wildcat

April 7, 2016

In the dawn of what could very well be a literal civil war in the school, we must ask ourselves: Who is right in the debate over...

In Defense of Wildcats

In Defense of Wildcats

April 6, 2016

The school at its most basic identity is Wildcat, and changing that would involve uprooting every image associated with us.

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LOLHS: Civil War

LOLHS: Civil War

March 31, 2016

The Class of 2017 has beckoned Lyme-Old Lyme High School community to choose its colors: prowl the halls as a wildcat; or, m...

It’s a Sign.

It’s a Sign.

February 18, 2016

There is a sign in each stall of all the girls' restrooms in the school. Each is a perfectly acceptable sign in its message (and...

Are They Still Using Scare Tactics?

Brennan Griffin, Editor

January 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Health classes feature a diverse group of presenters who talk about important aspects of our lives that can be serious risks to our mental and physical health. The most common presentations we see are on drugs and alcohol, two major issues that are increasingly prevalent in teenagers. Either people who have suffered from addiction, who have known someone...

So, You’re a Critic?

Brennan Griffin, Review Editor

September 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

The very first article I wrote for OspreyOnline was a not very favorable review of Insurgent, the newest installment of the Divergent series. However, when I tell my friends what I primarily do here they often respond with the question: "So, you're a critic?" I often find an issue with this as would many other people who review media. I enjoy the film wo...

Who cares about Holden Caulfield?

Christian Sweeney, Founder and Contributor

September 3, 2015

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

“Raise your hand if you liked Holden.” I raise my hand halfway, because I sit in the front of the class, and I can’t see how many people agree with me, but then I check those behind me, and still I had it raised higher than anyone else. The consensus reached, the vitriol starts flowing. They hate his speech, they hate his hypocrisy. He was e...

Thoughts on DeflateGate

Thoughts on DeflateGate

June 12, 2015

When Roger Goodell, Commisioner of the National Football League, first announced that the New England Patriots were being investigated...

A Virtual Reality

A Virtual Reality

May 29, 2015

We live in a world where technology is omnipresent and an internet connection is a basic need, a way to connect to the communities...

What is “EGO Day?”

Natalie Rugg, Editor of News and Opinion

May 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion/Editorial

Did you know that EGO Day was never really about upcoming freshmen feeling good about themselves? Yes, strangly enough, the "EGO" in "EGO Day" is an acronym for "eigth grade orientation." I suppose they are allowed to feel so good about themselves as to spell "ego" in all capitals, but the official reason is to represent their introduction into high...

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