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Independent Studies Program brings new opportunities to NCHS


Mikaylah Vindas, Reporter @mvindascourant Junior Griffin Fill is currently studying the Arabic language at New Canaan High School to fulfill his interests in international relations. Even though Arabic is not a language option at the high school, Griffin was able to incorporate his outside interests through the Independent Studies program. With the growing program, upperclassmen students have the opportunity to pursue a subject they are passionate about. Griffin became motivated to take an independent study so that he can be more prepared for his future career endeavors. “For several years, I’ve wanted to go into a field related to international…

Gym Buddies Begins its Twentieth Year at NCHS


Caroline Grogan, Reporter @cgrogancourant Fifteen minutes after class starts, gym teacher Priscilla Schulz, with pen and paper in hand, begins to call out students’ names. “One and a half miles,” replies one student as they unfurl a yoga mat on the gym floor. “Zero point eight miles today,” replies another. Each semester, a new Gym Buddies class, led by Ms. Schulz, begins tracking the miles the students accumulate while exercising on the treadmills, bikes, and elliptical machines and any exercise they participate in outside of class. Students track their miles in hopes that, by the end of the semester, they will have…

NCHS students become ‘Role Model Mentors’


Emma Shullman, Reporter @eshullman1 Many students at New Canaan High School have impeccable talents. Whether it’s sports or theater, the diverse interests of the student body is a unique aspect of NCHS. Role Model Mentors (RMM) is a program that takes advantage of these talents by giving NCHS students, and students from different high schools in the area, the opportunity to mentor local students of all ages in sports, academics, and other fields in which these kids want to improve. In doing so, RMM creates life-changing experiences. Jack Dunn, NCHS student body president, has participated in RMM for a year…

Top 5 Halloween Essentials for October 2017


Jillian Augustine, Senior Editor @jillaugcourant October is finally here—the month where TV channels consistently play old movies about witches and ghosts, pumpkins and spooky decorations dominate almost every doorway in down, and candy is in full in the kitchen pantry. As we advance through the month of October to the much-anticipated day of Halloween, it’s easy to let the spirit of the season pass you by as you focus on school, college applications, sports, and anything else. But don’t fear (or do), I put together a list of “Halloween Essentials” to make sure that you engage in all the spooky,…

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