By Ajla Ahmetovi
Have you ever wanted to see different parts of the world? Eat new foods, experience new cultures and meet new people? Now is your chance with the upcoming trip to Belize or New Zealand and Australia being organized by history teacher John Sand. The trip to Belize will take place in February of 2019, and the trip to New Zealand and Australia will be in the summer of 2019. In an interview with Mr. Sand, the value of traveling and how traveling can enrich our lives can be seen.
By Lianna Montalvo
I believe most can agree that children are what brings town and communities together. As some might have cookouts others choose to dine out on a crisp sunny day, what other way to do that by bringing your children to an atmosphere made perfect for children.
By Aniela Zawisza
From long days at school, to long nights at home, Tammy Luiz has put her family and her students first no matter what. Her determination is truly inspiring and has a long lasting affect not only with the kids she works with as a paraprofessional, but also her own children.
By Brendan Dowd
Michael Houlihan is a senior at Wethersfield High school, Mike has grown up in the age of everyone going to college but he has decided to take another path. Back about ten years ago college was something that you would only go if you had the money. Kids would get their high school diploma at least and then go straight to the workforce, in recent years society has gone away from this method but not Mike.
By Almira Beganovic
Imagine being an 18 year old and wanting to change the world for a better place and actually doing something about it. Jacqueline Reategui is an 18 year old senior trying to create a better future. She knew how much depression affected people and what comes along with having this disease,the suicidal thoughts or even attempts, but the worst of it all, dying by suicide. So Jacqueline wanted to see less of this happening and more change worldwide.
“Out of the Darkness Community Walks” are just the beginning of a great journey. This organization helps raise awareness for suicide prevention, participates come out for a walk and donate for a greater cause. Walkers do not need to pay to participate, but they are asked to coordinate donations to help the society.
During Reategui’s sophomore year, she was trying to hold a walk on her own that she wanted to be town-wide and hopefully worldwide one day. She made a website and even met with the townspeople, then a good sign came her way. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) reached out to her. Sophomore year was just the beginning of Jacqueline’s path to a greater future with this organization.
I had sat down with Reategui and asked her how she felt when the AFSP reached out to her.
“It was unexpected and overwhelming.” Jacqueline stated. I can tell how much this organization and being a part of something so powerful has affected someone like her especially started at a young age especially when something as big as AFSP reaches out to you.
This year’s walk will be on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 10:00 until 12:00 PM. Here’s the website if you would like to join or sign up to walk out with a great group of people! www.afsp.org/wethersfieldhs or contact Jackie Reategui firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions. I hope you all get involved to walk “Out of the Darkness.”
By John Gregory
A lot of genres thrive and grow in the music industry. Genres that make u snap your fingers, groove all night, or just to listen to when your alone with your thoughts is the music of the world. Mr. Edward Krech, a long time record store owner of 40 plus years sells records consisting of R&B Soul, Rock n’ Roll, Blues and mainly Jazz.
Living Right at Live Right Wellness: An insight into The Business and Ventures of Owner Kerri Abronzino
By Chelsea Pinchera
In the recent decade, specifically the last couple of years, our world and society have shifted focus. In the past, America has been known as one of the most unhealthy nations, but we are starting to see a difference in this social reality.
By Jacqueline Reategui
Anna O’Neil is an 18 year old student, as well as an active participant in Project Light Hartford, Conn. It is an organization branched off Project Light Rwanda, whose focus is to raise money and help Rwandan genocide survivors come back from that tragedy and build a life.
By Ajla Ahmetovic
A staple in the Wethersfield community has been the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center. A learning and education center that puts its focus on the environment and animals. A closer look into this small but impactful part of the community is taken in a written interview with the Director of the Nature Center, Patrick Telman.
By Alison Fitzpatrick
For Bobbie Granato, Wethersfield was always home. Although she never saw herself returning to her home, nevertheless teaching at her old elementary school. Let’s bring it back to the beginning of how Granato got involved in education. She started teaching swim lessons at Mill Woods, those interactions with children are the things that decided it for her. She initially wanted no part of returning to her hometown, applying for a teaching job in Australia, but the economy brought her back.