9 Easy Steps to Beef Wellington

This recipe is loosely based off of Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, but I changed a few things to be easier to follow and less complex. Ingredients: 2 egg yolks, beaten 1.5 or 2 lb. beef tenderloin filet...

Evan Wenchell Drums His Way to Victory

Wenchell Crowned Mr. Cog for 2019 On March 15, 2019 senior Evan Wenchell was crowned the sixth-annual Mr. Coginchaug, placing first out of 10 contestants who faced off in pre-competition penny wars, an...

Misson: MUSIC

On April 11-15, Coginchaug’s Concert Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir will be competing at Festival Disney, a musical adjudication festival at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida....

Leprechaun Cookies

Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose white flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of salt 1 cup of butter (one cup is equal to two sticks of butter) ¾ granulated sugar ¾ brown sugar 1 tsp...

The Pep Band Experience

At every home football and a majority of the home basketball games, the  Pep Band entertains and pumps up the home crowd. Made up of CRHS concert band students, the Pep Band plays current stadium anthems...

Seniors Take on One Last Show

On Apr. 4-7 at Coginchaug Regional High School, seniors will be participating in their last high school show, “Beauty and the Beast.” Kimlyn Vo is experienced being part of a show and as a pit...

Alumni Profile: Dena Branciforte ‘15

  Dena Branciforte, a CRHS class of 2015 graduate and four-year member of the Devil’s Advocate, is a senior at the University of Hartford majoring in Health Sciences, while minoring in Spanish. Photo by...

Opinion: Show Choir as a PE Elective

As the Show Choir, Jazz Band, and A capella (Nothin’ but Treble and No Refund) concert comes up on Jan. 11, the ever-present debate about if Show Choir could become a physical education elective continues....

Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center

On Thursday, Nov. 15,  the second day of their senior trip to Washington, D.C., the class of 2019 had the opportunity to see a showing of Shear Madness, “the longest running play in the history of the...

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and in any weather conditions. It is guarded by sentinels, who are elite members of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment. After they...

Coginchaug’s Look into Government

Photo by Bryce Fleck By Cole Niedmann and Bryce Fleck On Thursday, Nov. 15 Coginchaug seniors visited the United States Capitol and got a taste of what government was all about. The students had the...

Participating at Arlington Cemetery

Story by Shannon Carey Steller by Megan Lower On Friday, Nov. 16, four seniors were able to participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the annual senior trip to Washington,...

CRHS Music Taking Over Center Stage

Photo by Lynna Vo After five short weeks of preparation, members of Coginchaug’s Music Department are counting their final days until their opening performance on Center Stage on Friday, Sept. 28 and...

CRHS DECA: All Business in Georgia

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This past April, six members of the Coginchaug DECA chapter traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for the International Career Development Conference...

“Design”ing the Perfect CUS Project

Designing his own home has always been something senior Max Wondolowski wanted to do. Growing up, he would play with Legos and Lincoln Logs, hoping to be an architect or engineer some day. Through his...

Carving His Way Into The Pen Business

Eric DeBrum is a senior at Coginchaug who has a very unique hobby: he makes custom wooden pens and sells them. He started woodworking a little over two years ago during his sophomore year and is building...

Don’t Stress for Your Exams

Demarie DelVecchio, Carly Lane and Lydia D'Amato get some work done in the Coginchaug library. Photo by Robert Griffin  After the holidays are done and the new year has begun, everything isn’t as holly...

2018 Fashion Show: Models’ Perspective

 Coginchaug Fashion Marketing held a successful fashion show on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in the cafeteria. Pairs of students created mini themes, choosing student models to walk in the show. I was asked to model...

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...

Monumental Memories

  Here is a quick recap of all the monuments the seniors viewed on there trip to the Capitol. Washington D.C. Recap by Slidely...

Coginchaug Seniors take on Washington, D.C.

Bright and early on Sunday, March 20 the Coginchaug seniors loaded the buses to Washington, D.C. They started their journey visiting the Iwo Jima Memorial. With a very packed schedule, the seniors got the...

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...