Neon Dance 2017
By: Trisha Signorello
This Friday, March 31, student council will host the annual Neon Dance. The dance is set to take place in the high school school cafeteria at 7 p.m.
Tickets are for sale everyday this week. Buying a ticket is really easy, just go up to any of your class officers or buy a ticket at lunch.
This year, the students get a choice of buying either a 5 dollar or 10 dollar ticket. The 10 dollar ticket includes food during the dance.
You’re really going to be missing out if you don’t come to the dance this year. There’s going to be great music and face paint. Make sure to wear neon and have a great time!
By: Amy Oliveira (17)
In February 2017, Mr. Sand and Mr. Moger took 28 upperclassmen, myself included, to Belize. It was an unbelizeable experience, words can't describe how amazing it was.
We did activities that most people would only get once in a lifetime. Being able to get to know new people, room with your friends, and be able to just be in another country. We got to bring school supplies to a school that needs it and got to play with the kids who go there.
Over the course of the trip, students saw new animals in the zoo and in the wild as well. Students “snuba”ed (a mixture of snorkeling and scuba diving) and saw all the wildlife under the light blue water.
The 28 upperclassmen also saw Mayan Ruins and were able to see Guatemala from the highest ruin.
The food of Belize and their style of living was also new to the travelers. However, away from food and culture, students zip lined, went tubing, and jumped off cliffs.
Students saw Mr. Sand’s advice first hand, how he always says “If I have any advice to give you, its to travel, travel, travel.”
To just be able to have this experience with my friends is something I will never forget and I encourage all to go next year. Mr. Sand is taking kids to Costa Rica next year, if you have any questions, feel free to contact him at email@example.com .
By: Chianna Calafiore
On February 24 an empowering Poetry and Art Slam took place at the Wethersfield Academy of the Arts. Writers, artists, and photographers showed their pieces to fellow Lit Mag members, relatives, and public guests. The Slam was the perfect opportunity for members to express their feelings and emotions as well as showcase their art through sketches and verses.
Members stood up at a podium in front of the audience to share their artwork, photography and writing by talking about their visions and inspirations.
Abigail Slemmer, a freshmen, felt that it was a great experience and liked the opportunity to practice her speech skills. “The Poetry Slam was exciting, everyone there was friendly and it felt comfortable to stand up in front of others, similar to the way I feel at my house,” Abigail said. “I really wasn’t nervous because I knew that I wouldn’t be judged harshly by my fellow members.”
The slam was a comforting, friendly and judgement-free environment. There was definitely no lack of confidence that night.
Ruth George, a librarian at the high school, helped organize this event to showcase all of the time and effort that these writers and artists put into their work. “Poetry and art, like music, brings people together. It is an outlet for expression of deep feelings and emotions that might otherwise remain hidden and undiscovered.”
George believes the main reason for the Slam is for the students to explain their own work. George said, “They know it best! When the written word is read by the creator, it’s read with the emotion and intonation that the writer intended… as a result, the listener is sure to have a better or clearer understanding of the work.”
All of the participants wished that there was more than just one Poetry and Art Slam per year. They would all do it again in heartbeat.