By Lorien Touponse
Naz Zaer and Kayla Platinia, two freshmen girls, shared their thoughts on being part of the High School production Fiddler on the Roof.
It is often a struggle for freshmen to find their role in the school. Students who come from the middle school are overwhelmed and too nervous to try new activities. According to Naz, that isn’t a problem when you participate in drama. “You think that it won’t be fun and that no one will want to talk to you because you are a freshman, but everyone was really welcoming and friendly.” Kayla shares that she had a similar experience. “It is a lot bigger and there are a lot more people than the middle school plays, so you make more relationships.” Both Naz and Kayla who were part of the ensemble, had a fantastic time participating in the musical and loved the music and the people.
Both agree that the workload is intense and it can be stressful to manage. They explained how when the showings got closer, they were at school till late and that completing homework was sometimes difficult. “We were staying after school for really long periods of time, but after awhile, you get used to it and they are really fun so it is worth it,” says Kayla. “You have to stay after school for so long towards the end and it gets a little hard to manage schoolwork, but it is definitely worth it,” agrees Naz. The girls, who are both tackling full course loads with multiple honors classes were pleased to have partaken in Fiddler on the Roof, despite the immense amount of school work.
Fiddler on the Roof is a very serious musical about a milkman and his family facing the oppression of Russia. It convey messages of hope, love, and faith, lessons which are important for everyone to learn. “Everyone takes the high school plays more seriously, but you still have your fun times too when you get to hang out with the cast.” says Naz. The girls loved the music and enjoyed making new friends. When asked about the overall experience, the girls agreed that they were so happy that they participated and encourage any student to join in because it is a lot of fun.
North Korea’s decision to send athletes to the Winter Olympics is a very controversial topic amongst Americans.
Wethersfield High School sophomore Lucas Amoroso said “I think North Korea sending athletes could be a step in the right direction, kind of like an olive branch. If it could bring North and South Korea together that’d be great.”
By Jonathon Hopkins and Jack Patrizzo
Brandon Domonkos is a member of the ping pong club at Wethersfield High School, and you can tell he has a passion for it. We interviewed Brandon and really got a firm grip on what ping-pong means to him.
“I started playing ping-pong around one year ago” Domonkos said “It is very clear to see how far you can go when you play frequently, I’d say I invest about 8 hours total playing ping pong a week.”
Brandon’s passion for ping-pong is strong, so we asked Brandon if he plays in any local ping-pong leagues.
“I do not play in a league” Brandon said “I am aware of a few leagues near me and have considered joining them.”
It's obvious to see that ping-pong is more than just a game to Brandon, it's his calling. When we asked him about the benefits of the ping pong club, his response showed how grateful he is for it.
“The benefits of having a ping-pong club at the high school are getting to play with people you wouldn't normally have a match with. You get to experience a lot of different skill levels and the overall makes for a better player.” Domonkos said.
As you can see, Brandon Domonkos clearly loves ping-pong, and there are many pros to joining the ping-pong club. So if you're looking for something to do after school and if you like ping-pong, then maybe the ping-pong club is the club for you.
By Ajla Ahmetovic and Lorna Kalluci
Top 5 Foods To Get For Lunch This Week
Just like the burrito bar, the sandwich bar located at the left wing of the cafeteria gives a variety of options for a nutritious and good tasting lunch. With options like vegetables, chicken, beef and more, you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy while it also being good for you.
The hot lunch line is packed on nacho day, typically Wednesday. This is a school favorite, as the meal has a lot to offer: nacho chips, white rice, melted cheese and ground beef. Located at the back of the cafeteria, you’ll want to get there quick before there is no more to give out!
4. Breakfast food
Coined as the most important meal of the day, Wethersfield High School could provide you with a plethora of options for breakfast. Cereal, breakfast sandwiches, hashbrowns, and more! Stop by right when you get to school at our cafeteria to try some out.
5. Frozen Yogurt
Yup, that’s right. Frozen Yogurt. After you’ve enjoyed a meal for lunch, make sure to take another trip to the cafeteria to treat yourself for some frozen yogurt. Chocolate or vanilla, or BOTH! It is sold everyday during each lunch wave at the back end of the cafeteria.