• December 4Steve Wyzykowski, crowned Mr. Mills on Saturday night.

  • November 9Burlington's municipal election turnout increased to 35.25% of eligible voters, from 31.73 % in 2013

  • November 9Soccer teams enter class M state tournament this week; Girls seeded one, boys two

Materialism minimizes meaningful lives, clouds brains

Amanda McCard, Contributing writer

November 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

You walk into your house after a tiring day at work. Stepping through the door, you see millions of pairs of shoes scattering the floor. You take off your coat and place it in the overflowing closet, alongside twenty other jackets....

Taking away NASA’s funds takes away innovation

Samantha Plebanek, Contributing writer

November 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever felt the exciting instinct to explore as a child, but get disappointed as soon as your parent locked the doors to adventure? It is human nature to explore, to discover new ideas, to learn more than already known,...

Did President Trump Act Immature and Rude When Visiting Puerto Rico?

Talia Baranowski, Contributing writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Puerto Rico was hit with Hurricane Maria almost two months ago, and is still struggling to get back to normal due to the damage. President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico on Oct. 3 to address the issue and attempt to help the...

To die with dignity, not degradation

Sophia Hernandes and Allyson Mendez, Contributing writers

May 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Before you read this, think of your loved ones. Think of your mom, dad, brother, sister, or your best friend and imagine them being diagnosed with a life-ending disease. Watch as it slowly turns your happy and healthy loved...

What’s Happened To Our Poor Country?

Ben Atlas, Writer/Editor

December 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As of Tuesday, Nov. 8, Donald Trump is our President-Elect. As shocking as it may seem, we've elected an unqualified, misogynistic, racist, bigot to be the leader of the free world. Or we've elected an anti-establishment businessm...

These insects are the bee’s knees

Nick McGogh, Contributing writer

May 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

 Bees. I’m not talking about yellow jackets or hornets that so many ill-informed people claim to be bees as they swat and run for the hills. I am talking 'bout honey bees. These small little insects are the most important agricultural animal on the planet. Living i...

Abercrombie and Fitch: Switching Gears at Last

Geoffrey Gelorme

February 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

Long time fashion giant Abercrombie and Fitch is ubiquitous among people who hold themselves to a higher standard of style. With that comes selectivity, a characteristic that goes hand-in-hand with the brand name. However, the ...

Dumping Trump’s Plan

Sarah O’Hazo, Geoffrey Gelorme, Jack Nepomuceno, Phillip Weingart

February 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

After the Paris attacks happened on Nov. 13, 2015, Donald Trump proposed a system that would require Muslims in America to register to be part of a database. “We have no idea who these people are,” Trump said in an interview.   In...

Why Gun Control Advocates Live in a Fantasy World

Anthony Licata

January 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It seems like the gun control debate never dies. It remains a heated partisan issue that revives every time an attack on the homeland occurs.There should really be no debate, the Constitution protects gun owners with the 2nd Amendme...

NFL officials have been awful, and that needs to change quickly.

Jake Ferrari, Reporter

January 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Sports

This may be hard for some of us to believe, but right now the National Football League has a problem bigger than concussions, bigger than Deflategate and bigger than Greg Hardy and Ray Rice.   It’s the officiating.   Last Su...

Lewis S. Mills is Under a Close Watch

Parker Nye, Reporter

January 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  BURLINGTON CT - A small rural high school, Lewis S. Mills, located in the woods of Connecticut is under a tight security watch to keep the students and faculty safe. After recent history of school shootings and...