Meningitis: It’s Time To Get Vaccinated

For most, doctor visits are something that people don’t look forward to. Whether it is for a strep test or just a regular check-up, the thought makes us shudder. As a infant, most of us received vaccinations...

CRHS Seniors Create Safe Space for All

HERO, Helping Educate Regarding Orientation, has been a successful addition to Coginchaug’s selection of clubs. The club, whose mission is “to create an inclusive community that promotes equality, a...

“I Got Calculus”

“I Got Calculus”   The AP Calculus class of 2017 decided to teach the community about calculus in a less mainstream way. As Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN became a hit in high school and...

Jeep Gang 0III0

By Brendan Wiknik and Jack Murphy The Jeep wave is a common gesture that Jeepers use to communicate with one another. When you see them driving down the road and waving, you may be wondering what is this...

A Night to ACTUALLY Remember

Prom is supposed to be a night that students use as a chance to get dressed up and dance the night away, looking their best with their closest friends, right? Well, although many students will be enjoying...

Ceramics and Pottery

Students who are enrolled in ceramics and pottery classes at Coginchaug have just started their unit where they are learning and experimenting with the spinning wheels. In order to come out with these amazing...

How to Study for Finals

By Natalie Labasi and Lizzie Whitaker These are some tips and tricks that we find helpful when it comes to studying for high school final...

Another Successful Music Trip for CRHS

By RaAnna Kurek and Paige Copeland This year, the Coginchaug Music Department attended The Festivals of Music adjudication in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The band and choir ensembles played and sang three...

CRHS Students Saving Lives

By Natalie Labasi and Lizzie Whitaker On March 2, 2017 Coginchaug held its annual blood drive in the gymnasium. The drive was open to any 17-18 year old Coginchaug students and any staff member who wanted...

“Egg”ing on Senior’s CUS Project

What came first, the chicken or the egg? In this case, it’s Kaylie’s Coginchaug Senior Project (CUSP). Senior Kaylie LeMere took advantage of the opportunity, given to graduating seniors, and cleverly...

March 2017 Club Updates

By Jack French and Sydney Brant ECO: Hunger is a life-threatening problem throughout much of the world. Coginchaug’s ECO-Club is doing their part in our small community to help the problem. Eco is...

Santa Project 2016

The Spanish Honor Society at Coginchaug Regional High School has been participating in the Santa Project for over ten years now, donating presents to low income children, and this year was no exception....

Coginchaug Alpine Club

This year’s Coginchaug Alpine Club is off to a good start, distributing 65 packets at their first meeting; they are expected to have more members than ever before. For Powder Ridge, students will be able to...

Newlywed Business Teacher

Mr. Donecker, recently married, is a fifth year business teacher here at Coginchaug and loves teaching business because “business teaches skills that will apply to you later on in life, not just now.”...

Study Tips for Finals

The school year is near its end, and it means the dreaded finals time. With the increasingly beautiful weather, it may be difficult to focus on studying.  Here are a few tips to help you get through finals...

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...

Cupcake Wars at Coginchaug

  The aroma of freshly baked cupcakes filled the school hallways as students from Ms. Cohen’s class put their skills to the test in a fun competition. Similar to the popular TV show Cupcake Wars on...

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning is a fairly new Punk Rock band consisting of four members two of which, Erik Stanzel and Westly Benjunas, are seniors here at Coginchaug. Sunday Morning has only been together for about six...

Mellow Out in CT

These days, it is easy to overlook the fun that you can have in Connecticut.  People nowadays travel out of the country/state in search of excitement and pleasure.  CT residents don’t utilize the...

The Sound of Music

The Concert Choir performed on March 17, 2016 at Coginchaug Regional High School.  Featured soloists and duets were boys and girls from all grades.  Enjoy the...

Taking Photos Without a Camera

The photography classes of CRHS have learned how to capture photos without even using a camera. This type of picture is called a “Photogram.” The students made these photograms by projecting light onto...

French Week 2016!

The week of April 4 - 8 will be French Week! Brought to you by the French Honor Society. Check out the schedule for the week full of French...

Hands-on Learning Taken to New Level

Coginchaug art teacher Mr. Ryan Bothamley describes how pottery class, located in room 134, is “all about one material which is capable of doing many different things.” Mr. Bothamley says the CRHS...

Bring on the Fashion

Students from Fashion Marketing class at CRHS showed off their work on the runway on January 21, 2016. Each group or individual was responsible for researching trends for the 2016-2017 fall/winter season....

What is Be the One Week?

Every year, the EDGE Club (Excellent Decisions Guiding Everyday) hosts a Be the One Spirit Week to celebrate the RSD 13 Core Ethical Values and to raise awareness of the importance of making healthy choices....

Second Annual Bonfire

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Coginchaug National Honor Society hosted the second annual bonfire.  After listening to last year’s complaints of the bitter cold and the fire being too far away, the bonfire was...

Music Rules the Hallway

Check out the Dixieland Band's pre-Durham Fair performance on Sept. 24 during x-block at CRHS.   Videos & photos by Adviser Rebecca Suchy Steller produced by Staff Writer Brennan...

Homecoming Week in Play

Homecoming 2015 was a blast and had many events during the week including the class color war, a bonfire, many sports games, and of course the homecoming dance. This year the junior class organized the dance...

Coginchaug’s Heroes

On Superhero Day, everyone from freshmen to seniors dressed up as their favorite superheroes. Some people just wore t-shirts and others went full out with costumes and capes. Here are my personal...

CRHS in Color

On Tuesday Oct. 13, students participated in spirit week by representing each of their class colors. Freshmen- orange Sophomores- purple Juniors- green Seniors-...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Liz Norrie

Mrs. Norrie is one of the new teachers in the English department. Even though this is her first year in the school, she has been teaching for seven years. Before she started teaching, she worked for a phone...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Archer

Photo by Emma Ackerman Mrs. Emily Archer is one of many new teachers at Coginchaug. She joins the English department, teaching courses such as UConn English, Readers' Workshop, and English 9. She held...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Forline

Mr. Forline is a new teacher to Coginchaug. Although he has been in the district for a while, this is his first year at Coginchaug teaching art. Mr. Forline began his 36 years of teaching at Old Saybrook High...

Blue Devil Fair

Dena Branciforte represents Devil's Advocate. Students practice putting with the golf team. Katelynn Branciforte and Jackie Stevens represent cheerleading. Two representatives of boys tennis....

“The Little Mermaid” Comes to CRHS

The CRHS Show Choir is preparing to present "The Little Mermaid" on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Julian B. Thayer Auditorium at Coginchaug. “The Musical has really come...

JCL Competes in State Latin Day

On May 1, Coginchaug students competed in the 34th-Annual Connecticut State Latin Day. There were 52 schools there, all dressed in roman attire. The students from CRHS competed in a variety of events such...

Strategies: Approaching the SAT

As the Scholastic Aptitude Test’s prime time approaches, students have expressed concern over the four and one-half hour exam, jam packed with three different subjects. According to College Board, “Almost...

Pancakes for Dinner

Pancake Dinner Performances by Coginchaug Music Friday, Feb. 20, the Coginchaug Music Department sponsored the first Pancake Supper to fundraise for the upcoming trip to Virginia Beach in April....

New Courses at Coginchaug

Times are changing at Coginchaug! For the 2015-2016 school year, Coginchaug is offering 28 new courses, including all types of new electives such as Landscaping, Financial Algebra, and Fashion Marketing, as...

CRHS Alpine Club Bundles Up, Hits the Slopes

As the heart of ski season approaches, many Coginchaug students bundle up to take on the tundras of the Northeast. Every Tuesday, Coginchaug health teacher Mr. Robert Bajoros takes the CRHS Alpine Club to the...

CRHS Cheerleaders “Bring it on for Nina”

Photo by Poeta Family Fund gofundme.com/NinaStrong On Fri. Nov. 28, 15 of the CRHS Cheerleaders attended a fundraiser dance "Bring it on for Nina" in memory of Nina Poeta, a 17-year-old Seymour High...

EDGE’s National Success

In Nov. 2014, Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition and CRHS’s club Excellent Decisions Guiding Everyday were highlighted in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Newsletter. Stephanie Moran, DMLWC...

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...

Video Production Update

Coginchaug’s Video Production Club has recently posted the first 2014 Devil Nation News broadcast in early October. On October 23, the club filmed the French and Spanish Honor Society inductions and are...

Mr. Falcone Interview

Coginchaug High School has had several rule changes as well as event changes for the 2014-15 school year. This has raised numerous questions and concerns from the student body. On September 16th, 2014,...

Pack Your Bags!

As the month of Nov. approaches, many Coginchaug seniors gear up for the annual Washington, DC field trip. This trip consists of four days in our nation's capital, stopping in Philadelphia's National...

#AskMattei

What was your most embarrassing high school experience? I don’t remember or know that there was anything particularly embarrassing... I was pretty even-keeled. I had my close group of friends, but I...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Maher

What did you do before you came to CRHS? Before I was at CRHS, I was a young artist living in NYC with a degree in theater. Basically, I worked part time jobs here and there to support an acting...