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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,…

Eagle scout reinvigorates SPED sensory room


Natasha Tchir, Reporter @ntchircourant Over the summer, senior Camden Nelson redesigned the special education sensory room located on the first floor of NCHS to earn his Eagle Scout Award. Hoping to make a positive impact on the students who use the room, Camden was guided by special education teacher Katelyn Paige. Camden chose the sensory room, specifically due to the positive influence it could have on his brother. “I have an older brother with autism who is a student in the special education program at NCHS and many aspects of the sensory room were inspired by my interactions with him,”…

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