PRESS RELEASE: Girls Volleyball Dig Pink Night

The volleyball team is having their annual Dig Pink game at their senior night this Friday at approximately 6:00 p.m. (after the 4:30 p.m. JV game) at CRHS versus North Branford. All money being raised goes to...

Controlling Guns in the Land of the Free

On October 1, 59 concert goers were massacred and more than 500 injured during an act of terror, making this the worst mass shooting in US history. Shockingly, for many of us, this isn’t the first time in...

MLB 2017 Postseason Breakdown

This postseason could be one of the most exciting in recent time. All of the teams have incredible talent, and three teams managed to break over 100 wins. With all the great teams, it makes it hard to pick a...

Battle of Berkeley II

  Violence broke out at Berkeley College on April 15 as Trump supporters, patriots and free speech advocates staged a free speech rally in support of Trump at the birthplace of free speech: Berkeley,...

Harlem Wizards 2017

Footage and video package by Adam Doolittle & Brendan Sirois On Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m., the Harlem Wizards came to Coginchaug Regional High School to take on the Dribbling Devils for a...

Supporting for a Cure

The boys and girls basketball teams support the #WillettStrong campaign to raise money for a local family fighting breast cancer. The Coginchaug girls and boys basketball teams are proud supporters of...

Coginchaug Cracks Down

Coginchaug has recently installed a new rule, dealing with the time period for students missing work due to absences, that doesn't seem to be going over well. Despite what was written in the handbook, there...

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

      America is commonly known as “The Great Melting Pot,” meaning that people of all different religions and ethnicities and who speak different languages come together to live in one country. Many...

Connecticut Ties to Presidential Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump recently nominated Mrs. Linda McMahon, a 36-year Connecticut resident, to be the head of the Small Business Administration in his cabinet. The Small Business Administration...

Community Round-Up 2016 Slideshow

Yet again, the Community Round-Up was an enormous success in 2016. Collecting over 14,000 individual food items and over $3,300 in cash and gift cards, the drive proved to be remarkably beneficial to both...

Calexit

The result of the 2016 election sparked California residents’ past idea of seceding from the United States. While many residents from California support this campaign, many people are against it. The Yes...

OPINION: “History will Absolve Him”

By Jose Cadena A young Castro facing trial in 1953 for attacking barracks of the military dictator Fulgencio Batista enacted the speech that would become his transcendental signature, ending it with the...

The Night of the Forty-Three

By Jose Cadena In Dec. 2007 Felipe Calderón, the Mexican president at the time, declared the War on Drugs, which at this point has left more than 27,000 people missing. Among the missing are 43 students...

Alsup, Decker: CRHS to NCAA

Coginchaug athletes Alexandra Alsup and Megan Decker signed their letters of intent to the University of Connecticut and Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the CRHS library...

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

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Incoming Inductees

By Sydney Brant and Josh King Spanish Honor Society officers Jose Cadena, Brian Jubelirer, and Nora Khalil prepare inductees for the ceremony. On Monday, Oct. 17, the Spanish, Latin and French honor...

CRHS Adopts

  “Adopt don’t shop.” Everyone knows the Humane Society slogan that’s made rescuing pets from a shelter less of a noble cause and more of a mainstream idea, but why is adopting a shelter dog...

What’s Been Cooking in Catering

This year was a success, especially because Catering is a new class to Coginchaug. “I feel that my students have honed their catering skills, and I am confidently sending them off into a new world,” said...

Ready to Lounge in CRHS

As we approach these last months of high school, one last surprise is being set in here at Coginchaug, known as the Upperclassmen Lounge. Principal Mr. Brian Falcone reports that once the foosball table is put...

Breakfast of Champions

A combined group of Devil’s Advocate and DECA students attended the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Business & Education Partnership & Hal Kaplan Middletown Mentor Program...

Building for the Future

When many people think school budget, they think about the current school year and where all of the money is spent while their kids are in school; however, in reality, it is a lengthy plan for the next year's...

Ensuing Athletics

With many new changes in our athletic department, not every improvement will break the bank, and not every plan involves branching out and making our programs bigger. In fact, CRHS Athletic Director Mr....

Minimum Budget Requirements

By Jacquelyn Stevens Minimum Budget Requirements, which are statutory requirements, are levied at a 2-to-1 ratio. In the current framework, a town that cuts its budget by $50,000 and breaks the one-half...

CT Teacher Salaries Compared

Many citizens of Durham and Middlefield think that our teachers are overpaid, but I think that it is very important to do research on this topic before forming an opinion. I looked at CT school systems broken...

Klosing Korn

After looking at statistics gained by a study of the towns of Durham and Middlefield, Superintendent Dr. Kathryn Veronesi and some of her staff decided to close Francis E. Korn Elementary School. Due to the...

Rising Opportunities

As the 2015-2016 school year was being planned, CRHS Principal Mr. Falcone decided to add many new classes at Coginchaug in hopes of raising the school’s rank compared to other schools  in Connecticut....

Unified Sports Dept. Update

Unified Sports: An inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for...

Press Release: Bicycle Center

Starting this week, the Coginchaug Bicycle Center will be open in the Tech-Ed wing to teach the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair.   The Coginchaug Bicycle Center will begin operations next...

Upperclassmen Perks Put into Play

On March 1, 2016, Coginchaug principal Brian Falcone plans to start directing the CRHS maintenance and building team on removing countertops and possibly painting walls in room 116 to reconstruct the area...

Heroin Use on the Rise

By Jacquelyn Stevens  In Arielle Duhaime-Ross’s article “The US is experiencing a 'dramatic rise' in heroin-related deaths, CDC says” published in The Verge on July 7, 2015, “Heroin-related deaths...

Vive la France

CRHS French teacher Madame Donna Cashore and her French 5 class, along with the French Honor Society, sold t-shirts and set up two bulletin boards in order “to bring art to the French room and school” and...

Student Activism Nationwide

 Student Activism has been on the uprise at colleges across the country this fall, many of them relating to racism. These situations have led to protests and hunger strikes some and have ended in...

Go Far, Go Fast Step up to High School

On Nov. 5, students from Strong and Memorial schools came to the high school to run with the student-athletes from the high school cross country team.This event was put on by Go Far, Go Fast. When...

Career Fair 2015

By Jacquelyn Stevens & Brooke Troutman  The Coginchaug Career Fair, open to CRHS and Strong Middle School students, was held on Oct. 21 and featured 47 presenters in careers in medicine, law, and...

New Classes at Coginchaug

The 2015-2016 school year is full of changes, which included 22 new classes proposed in this year’s course selection guide.  Although not all these classes were run this year, these new options allow...

Race for a Cure

On June 14, the American Diabetes Association held their annual Tour de Cure cycling event in an effort to fund research to find a cure to Diabetes. 9 Coginchaug faculty and students road in the 100 mile ride...

Senior Citizens Visit Coginchaug

On May 29, Coginchaug National Honor Society hosted a luncheon for Durham and Middlefield senior citizens in the CRHS library. The goal was to have an open discussion with the seniors and hear their stories...

Credibility in the Balance: Brian Williams

Brian Williams, head anchor for NBC Nightly News, is under rapid fire allegations after revealing new facts about a story that he had claimed to be true. Williams had led people to believe that while doing a...

Price Cut at the Pumps

Gas prices in Connecticut are at the lowest they’ve been since 2009, and they are predicted to continue to drop. This is because the supply of crude oil in the US is higher than ever, and the demand for that...

Tie-Dyeing CRHS

In Mrs. Anderson's chemistry class the student did an experiment that they could take home: tie dye shirts. The process took around two days to complete and was fun and also informational. Step 1: Soak the...

Keep Calm and Nina Strong

Over the past few months, the phrase “Keep Calm and Nina Strong” has spread over the Internet and social media sites, referring to the battle against cancer one Seymour teen faced for just over a...

Coginchaug Royalty?

New this year to the annual CRHS Homecoming Dance was the introduction of a Homecoming Court. Each grade nominated whomever they wanted and then voted for three girls and three guys. Two seniors were...

The Search for a Career

CRHS hosted a Career Fair Wed., Oct. 27, set up with booths for students to take a look into the lives of local professionals and decide what they would be most interested in when they graduate from high...

Pumpkinfest Ends in Riots

Every year Keene, NH has its annual Pumpkin Festival, which is a time for family and friends to have fun and welcome the fall season; however, this year's festivities featured college kids flipping cars and...

Ebola: An Overview

First it was the Swine Flu (H1N1), and Mono (the kissing disease) has been around forever, but now a new disease has contaminated headlines all over the world. Ebola, originating in West Africa, has been...

The Many Cows of the Fair

Tequila Twilight of Deerfield Farm in Durham, and I took a #cowselfie. Bourbon of Deerfield Farm took home 1st in the 4-year old category. “We got Supreme Champion with Bourbon as well, which means...

Fair Grows

Even though the Durham Fair generally remains the same each year with all of its traditional events and booths, you may be surprised by the difference in each age group’s views and interests regarding the...

An Experienced Female Politician

Breaking into the spotlight in June 2013, Wendy Davis voiced her opinion on abortion in front of a congressional body. This Democratic Woman stood out that night as a pro-choice candidate from Texas, a state...