CHS has always been proud of its varied curriculum and wide array of AP classes. This year, we took it to the next level with 10 new courses in art, business, math, and more. Curious as to the source of these changes, I approached Mrs. Beaudoin, director of student services and owner of Cooper, our school's new unofficial fluffy mascot, to learn more.
Driven Insane!!! Student Recollections of Driver’s Ed and How to Approach the Course Positively and Prepared
Driver’s Ed is a complex and interesting subject to many when preparing for the road that lies ahead, and a 30 hour class isn’t anything to be taken with a grain of salt. Sign up as soon as you can and at the right time, get the sleep and study time that you need, take the course seriously, expect the unexpected, and approach your time learning about the rules of the road positively in order to ace your permit test. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself cruisin’ down the streets and highways in no time!
For many years, STAR has been one of the top programs we use in the school alongside Aspen, Studysync, and Alexs. But this year not only are there multiple changes to the school, but we are also not using Star anymore in ELA and math classes to monitor students' progress. We are instead using an app called “I-Ready.” But why the change you might ask, what benefits does the I-Ready program have, and why is the program better than Star?
The boys' junior varsity soccer team played hard against the North Smithfield JV team and ended up with a tie. They now have 1 win, 1 tie, and no losses.
If I had to describe this album in one word, it would be ethereal. Every part of this album, ranging from the instruments, the vocals, and the sound effects is absolutely magical. I think Melanie Martinez is super talented and deserves all the support and fans she has. For me, this is a no-skip album, and after reading this others might come to appreciate it as much as I do.
When you think about it, clothes are a big part of everyone's life; I mean, you wear clothes every day. Throughout the years, this fact stays the same, yet the style of clothes and what is fashionable during different times is constantly changing.
Truthfully, no single list could hold the vast amount of opportunities here in our state to make this spring break the best one yet, but these are just a really great few to consider! For those like me who have birthdays that typically fall over spring break especially, make up for it by celebrating early and looking into one of these super fun events to cheer up.
The story starts almost exactly three years ago when the world was stopped due to Covid-19. Taylor Swift had just released her seventh studio album, Lover, and was about to begin her tour. Then everything came to a halt. We started hearing words like pandemic and quarantine, and the Loverfest was canceled.
Interview with Ms. Cone about the CHS Oaker Pantry
Have you ever felt as though your achievements, hardwork, and kindness in school go unnoticed by your teachers? The Oaker Connect program seeks to reward those kids who embody what it truly means to be an OAKER.
Be prepared for some exciting and inspiring events going forward in the week of February 6th! During morning announcements for all of this week and throughout the halls of your school, you will hear and see quotes by various authors and figures throughout history that draw attention to freedoms of speech and the power of the press. Courtesy of your lovely Entry staff, these quotes have been well-chosen to promote our club’s goals and spread awareness of the articles and content we bring to you regularly. More importantly, we hope that these quotes will inspire you to communicate ideas and information more openly without the fear of being prosecuted for what you believe.
Whiplash is very possibly one of the best movies I’ve seen in my limited time on this earth. I can’t tell if you're going to love it, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll be in awe. It’s not something you enjoy, it’s something you appreciate. It’s art.
Here are some good books that I would really recommend checking out before Valentine’s Day or even beyond. Happy Valentine’s Day and happy reading!
This is part two of the book reviews for the Thrills, Chills and Alien Abductions list, a list of books put out last year that can be found in the school library. In my last review, I talked about the book Wilder Girls by Rory Power. This time, I'll be talking about Hell Follows With Us by Andrew Joseph White. Once I saw the cover of this book on the list, I didn't even need to read its description and already knew I wanted to do a review on it.
Oddly enough, this experience sparked my great interest in writing. I needed an outlet to express the courage I couldn’t speak, and writing did the trick for me. I put my deepest passions and resentments into fine print in hopes that they could one day change the ways of the world, and inspire those like me to speak their minds the way our minds speak to us
You may or may not be familiar with the little stone plaque in front of the football field, a few of you might even think it’s a gravestone (it’s not). It’s not the plaque that’s important here, but the name on it. If you look closely enough, you’ll read the words: Walter Clarke Athletic Complex.
My experiences in the band during all of my time here at CHS have been fond memories and have deepened not only my appreciation for music in general, but has empowered me to bring together my community and share gifts to as many as possible. Music is a remarkable art form that deserves a place in the world and can help make us happier.
Radio has gone out of style, replaced by Spotify and social media. Yet radio offers much that these lack, including a sense of history and culture missing from your phone. Like a record player, listening to music on the radio offers you a different type of sound, with a nostalgic buzz often hovering in the background. But unlike vinyl records, radio is free.
Reading My Way through the CHS Library’s “Thrills, Chills, and Alien Abductions” List BY ISABELLA CARLOW
I was super lucky to happen to come across this book, and I really hope the next one I review will be just as good, if not better! Next month, my book review will be on Hell Followed With Us by Andrew Joseph White, be sure to check out that one as well!
These are only a few of the many festive places in Rhode Island, there are so many more! I really recommend stopping by Wickford, Santa’s Magical Drive-Through Christmas Display and Music Light Show, and Wood Estates to get into the holiday cheer. I hope you enjoy these places as much as I did and have an amazing holiday season.
My childhood self would never recognize the confident young woman I now observe in the mirror. For a long while I internally existed within a place of great discomfort; I simply did not like myself. Around second grade I began to see my body change in unfamiliar and daunting ways. Waking up before school, I’d notice patches of acne sprinkling my face, seemingly multiplying each day. Suddenly, I was setting my alarms thirty minutes earlier, reperforming makeup tutorials with a trembling hand as I concealed my flustered shame; ‘I just want to look pretty’.
With my senior year underway, perhaps the biggest obstacle my fellow seniors and I face is the college application process, a process full of complications, career considerations, creativity, and lack of certainty. With this, I would like to share my experience, what has gone well and what hasn’t, and shed light on what I believe to be the best tips and tricks to the college application process as a whole.
It was the start of the year 2020 when the world was first overtaken by Covid. As a culture, we had to learn to adapt to the changes that came with this serious situation. It has now been over 2 ½ years since the start of covid-19, and society is still trying to find that bit of normalcy.
The floats looked great, and the whole parade itself was well put together and entertaining. Both teachers and students worked hard to organize this event and make it possible. From the people marching in the parade to the police officers blocking off roads, the town worked together to hold this event. Overall, the parade was a success as it brought the community closer and reminded us of the importance of having fun.
As a second-year culinary student, my class period is a double block, being about three hours on a normal day, but on a Monday? Only ninety minutes. You might be thinking, wow, ninety minutes? That’s a lot. But in reality, it actually isn’t.
It's me, hi! As you may or may not know, Taylor Swift released her tenth studio album Midnights on Friday, October 21st. As a pretty new fanboy of Taylor Swift, who has listened to all of her previous albums more times than I’d like to admit, this album really blew me away. I knew right away that as a dedicated writer and music lover, I would share my thoughts on the album as well as some great things that stood out to me!
Taylor Swift’s newest album, Midnights, was released on Friday, October 21st. I’ll admit, I didn’t have the highest expectations for it. I mean, how can you beat the All Too Well 10-minute version? You can’t. Don’t get me wrong, I was excited, but I didn’t think that it was going to be as good as Red, Lover, or Folklore.
Homecoming has come and gone, the leaves are changing color, and the hunt is approaching; all signs that quarter one is about to close. Yet as the school year settles in, one thing still feels out of place to me: the Monday schedule. Although I'm already a junior, I've yet to spend the entire year on one schedule, so it's not surprising that I'm finding our timetables a little confusing. But when it comes to the Monday schedule, I'm not the only one displeased.
I imagined a choir of angels serenaded me as I clumsily unlocked the door and presented myself for my mother's inspection. The whole saga probably lasted about two minutes, but the sudden panic sears through my memory and marks it as the most frightening moment of my life.
I hope the war will end and a whole new generation of children will once again witness the transformation of weapons of destruction into tools of comfort and creation.
For two years following that day, I studied extra hard in and out of school. I would spend hours doing my homework regardless of how difficult it was for me. When fourth grade came around, I had gotten rid of my Individual Education Plan for good. I was no longer the “stupid little girl” I had been labeled in the early days of my education.
Dungeons & Dragons is an extremely inclusive game, and the D&D club at our school is the same. Club leader Savannah Smith said, “It's an honor to be with these amazing people, and honestly amazing to me how I started a club here at our school. I want to thank all of the lovely people that joined and are dedicating themselves!”
As you all know the new Hocus Pocus 2 came out recently, but there are other movies coming out and some of them are one you should probably consider watching.
After three years of taking Mrs. Clift's Education Studies class, as well as Mrs. Boyle's Foundations of Education class last year, senior year threw me into the real world, interning with teachers to get hands-on TA experience. I hope to shine some light and give you a highlight reel of how great being a teacher's intern is and what it's all about.
Your school's English curriculum is something that you may take for granted. You may not think about how the books you read are chosen, or who decides how it is taught, that’s just the way it is. However, other students down the road may have a completely different English class to you, where they read different books, and use different resources. The CHS English Curriculum will be undergoing some major changes, and they are already being piloted in classes.
I think any additions to the game were welcomed by the community. I loved the new content and the holidays that were added and while I’m sad to see it was really the last big update for the game, I still think there is a lot of good content they packed into the last update, and I love playing the DLC as a whole different game. These updates were all good for themselves and the game. I argue that they saved the game from being merely mediocre and turned the game into something more worthwhile to play.
Due to the pandemic, most CHS students may feel a little out of practice in preparing to take final exams in a few weeks. Read on for tips compiled by CHS guidance counselor, Mrs. Murgida, to help you navigate your Final Exams.
This past April 1st marked a momentous moment for The Unified Oakers and CHS. After having received Banner School recognition almost two years ago, the Coventry community was finally able to come together and celebrate the tremendous honor of becoming a National Unified Banner School.
Many CHS students may be interested in this new arrival in town, because with second hand stores comes the prospect of scoring a nice or interesting find on the cheap, but how does Northern Thrift stack up against the competition?
Social media is a great way for artists to share their work and grow an online presence. However, it can also leave a negative influence on artists' mental health, such as hurting their self-worth and leading to Imposter Syndrome. But, how can something like social media have such a wide range of positive and negative effects on artists?
Coventry High School has returned to its former glory in wrestling! At the Providence Career & Technical Academy on February 27th, Coventry claimed victory over wrestling like they had in the past. At one point, our wrestling team won seventeen years in a row, claiming dominance over Rhode Island. However, it would take twenty-four years before we could see ourselves win another trophy again.
The Unified Oakers move into their busiest time of the year as we prepare for the annual polar plunge. The polar plunge is hosted by Special Olympics of Rhode Island as their main fundraiser of the year to support Special Olympics and Unified programs throughout the state of Rhode Island. Students throughout the state of Rhode Island raise money as a school team, competing with other schools, all culminating in a plunge into the freezing ocean during the month of March together as one unified group. This year's plunge is Saturday, March 19th at 11 am at Roger Wheeler Beach.
What is it that makes Encanto enjoyable to a vast age range? Is there something in the movie that is truly deep and meaningful, so that it can touch all age groups, and perhaps, eventually, touch future generations if Encanto becomes a classic? Or is it a commercial and consumeristic aspect of marketing and catchy songs?
This year’s Varsity Revue was filled with tons of variety and many exciting acts. Whether it was singing, duets, instrumentals, or even crazy yo-yo tricks, no one performance failed to disappoint on any level.
Valentine's day is a day that comes around once every year on the fourteenth of February. It's a renowned holiday where couples or friends exchange gifts and cards. For instance, chocolates and flowers are one of the first gifts that come to mind when we think of this holiday. However, what is the legend that surrounds this love-filled day that we celebrate?
Does anyone know what Christmas is all about? What does it really mean? Well, you can think of it however you interpret it, but maybe it could be about helping others and giving to those who need help or are struggling. Maybe we could spread holiday joy by giving to those who are not so fortunate.
Radio Station back up and running 24/7! 91.5 WCVY Coventry High School.
The Unified Oakers have had a productive month as they continued to promote acts of kindness and inclusion, while also emphasizing that true kindness is unconditional.
People tend to feel sad or dissatisfied during the holidays, especially with the pressure to meet certain expectations. In order to ease some of these emotions, it is important that we all take the time to check in on our friends this holiday season.
Over the past few years, conversations surrounding school dress codes have rapidly increased. More people have begun to express that they believe dress codes inappropriately sexualize children and promote a culture of sexism. In the school year of 2021-22, the CHS dress code only takes up less than a page in our student handbooks, but quite a bit more space in our minds.
You may have noticed every year around this time, as you're walking through a store, flipping through the radio, or at a holiday party, that the songs playing are the same you’ve heard in years prior. The school held its Winter Concert this month on the 14th, among the songs played are Silver Bells, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, and Jingle Bell Rock, all songs long familiar to the public (there were other, less familiar tunes performed however). It’s rare that there are any notable changes to the Christmas song canon; we hear the same songs every year, to some people’s chagrin and to other’s delight - Why is this?
Usually, people make a list of what they want to improve on in the upcoming year, whether it is dieting or reading more books. However, not everyone fulfills the goals they create for themselves. Sometimes the goals we set for ourselves are too difficult or unrealistic to achieve all at once, which leads to not staying true to our goal. So it's very important that when we create a New Year's list, we keep in mind that the goals should be realistic.
The time for giving is right around the corner and, as the stores and markets clear out with the endless flurry of rushed shoppers, you are still debating what to get for your family or friends. Despite your desperation to purchase the perfect gift, you just can’t settle on the exact present you need. You may not know what they prefer or desire. Luckily for you, this author has prepared a list of 5 simple — yet effective— holiday gift ideas for that excruciatingly difficult person to shop for.
“Seeing how much trash is placed in the recycling bins will inspire you to educate yourself and others about what they can do to make an impact in the school. It is important that we all learn how essential recycling is and how it’s important to do it the right way.”
Being a part of the Unified Community has opened my eyes and given me a voice on a platform I feel deep in my heart. I never want anyone to feel left out or judged. I have a role and understanding of my actions as helping to create positive experiences everyday for those around me. It's time to finally break down the barriers once and for all and lead others to understand the importance of inclusive communities.
Football is not just about the suffering and hard work which it takes to be successful, it is about the physical and mental toughness it gives people, and most of all to me it is my pride and joy in my high school life. Through the hellish practices and hard work, time and time again I find myself leading and uplifting my teammates as a captain, and inspiring others with the same passion for the sport that I have. My confidence skyrocketed and allowed me to make many of my lifelong friends, however, football also gave me a skill which I believe I could not have found anywhere else, and that is the ability to persevere through adversity and lead others through nearly impossible situations.
Overall, my goal for a while now has been to join the military; I pretty much resigned myself to the thought of college not really being for me, but I’ve come to the realization that college may become one of the only ways to further me on my journey in life. It will afford me new opportunities in life never available to me if I don't take the leap and further my education. College will be yet another important hurdle. Continued education would provide chances for promotion, better salaries, and perhaps even job opportunities after my time in the military. Education may open life changing doors for me. Despite my past childhood remarks on education, I’m finally ready to sign my name and enroll on my own terms.
While it is clearly time for the Class of 2024 to rediscover CHS, our plight is not necessarily isolated. Many CHS students lost touch with old hobbies and activities because of Covid-19. As more of our community becomes vaccinated, we all have the chance to reconnect with our school, and we shouldn't let it pass by. It's not too late to join new clubs.
Quarantined learning really wasn’t for me. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a pretty social person, and I thrive off of interaction and class environments. I was the only one quarantined in my classes for a majority of my quarantine this year, and so the Google Meets were typically just my teacher and myself. If you’re like me, this is your worst case scenario.
Music is, indeed, one of the most highly developed art forms in culture. Yet we often go about listening to music so much that we take for granted what it is doing for our greater good, something better than just enjoying it. That is, music has a variety of different impacts on our physical and mental health, which I think is worthwhile to share with the world. So sit back and relax, plug in your earbuds, find a soothing track, and enjoy a gift from me to you - learn what roles music can “play” in you?
For the second year in a row our CHS Unified Volleyball team had a successful season, and, despite this year’s challenges with Covid 19, the Oaker spirit prevailed against all odds. As this year’s season comes to a close, we would like to thank our amazing seniors, Devin Favino, Shawna Charpentier, Connor Macomber, Nicholas Kanaczet, […]
With only a short time left until the Advanced Placement United States History exam, students are definitely feeling the pressure. The exam will be challenging, especially considering all the students have had to go through the past year and a half of distant, hybrid, and in-person learning. The Entry asked questions to both students enrolled […]
The world has a close minded view of cool, Success is measured by money and fame, In hope to be known we become a fool, One day respected, the next quite lame. I am a mouse sitting in the corner, Searching for a dream like a block of cheese, Lost, finding my way like […]
Being a nurse is a difficult job. However, being a nurse during Covid has certainly created added stress. I talked with Mrs. Plante, a school nurse here at Coventry High School, to check-in and gain her perspective.
Congratulations to Coventry High School’s own Kimberly Rodrigues for placing second in The RIDE App Design Competition! Through the use of computer programming, Kimberly created the app Convo. This app could be used to better define emotions to help individuals determine how they feel.
Around this time last year, Coventry High School went into Lockdown from Covid-19, changing how students, teachers, and the world could operate. The sudden changes in lifestyle brought more stress into people’s lives, causing them to look for new outlets to deal with stress. One popular source they used was music.
The World Language Club is a blast! We’re glad to be back and we hope you consider joining!
In the age that we’re all currently living in, not many competitions of any kind are happening. However, did you know that our CyberPatriot team just finished a very high-stakes competition for CHS?
I have been telling teachers and students from the very beginning to make sure you're asking for help. If you're feeling overwhelmed or you don't understand something, just ask for help. There are so many people available to offer assistance in all areas whether it is academic, social, or emotional. We have the staffing and capacity to help everyone out. Take a breath and relax. There is so much happening in the world right now. School is very important, but when you look around and see what's happening, you just need to put it into perspective.
We now learn from our computer screens at home, rather than in the classroom surrounded by our friends. We now practice our spring sports alone, instead of on the field with our teammates. And, most painful of all, we may never share the full experience of the senior prom, senior supper, or graduation at the Ryan Center, events that are meant to be cherished and remembered fondly for years to come.
Behind the One Behind the Frontline: Being the Child of a Healthcare Professional during a Pandemic BY SARAH CHAUDHRY
The most stressful aspect of being the child of a surgeon during the pandemic is, no doubt, fear for my father's well-being. Every time he goes to work, the possibility of him contracting the virus permeates my thoughts. I always think of his health, but this pandemic adds another level. He is not the only person I worry about, as the new infections and the death toll rises each moment. We've been especially vigilant, but what will be when precautions are no longer enough?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been dominating social media in the past few months. The long-awaited next entry in one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises not only offers fun and unique gameplay, but for many players, it offers something they need during this time- an alternate reality, completely created and customized by themselves.
Students are facing challenges during this time and many are experiencing a lot of anxiety. To reduce or even eliminate anxiety Oakers should focus on what we need to accomplish and what we can control. A reminder to students is that we can not control what is going outside during this time of COVID-19, however, we have power over what we can do to reduce stress.
During our time in quarantine, many are looking for new movies to watch to occupy our time. I have compiled a list of films (in no particular order) from late 2019 into early 2020, as well as some films that have been delayed due to COVID-19 for your consideration. Check them out!
Even during this time of distance learning, many CHS students are trying to stay positive and are working hard as the school year begins to come to a close. One such group is Coventry High School's Navy Junior ROTC run by Master Cheif Kay. Coventry has a stellar ROTC program achieving accolades for their Marksmanship and Drill Team programs. Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Triad of CO: Senior, Mackenzie Bonang, XO: Senior, Katherine Salemi, and Chief: Junior, Logan Studley for maintaining their success when transitioning to distance learning. This year's Triad, staff, and members of ROTC have all had to adapt to the environment of distance learning and applaud all their efforts to keep the Oaker and Navy spirit embodied each and every day.
"Have fun with it! No matter what the outcome is you are going to have so much fun running for a role and hopefully fulfilling that position. And support your peers, because it's not easy for everyone to broadcast themselves so it's very important to show support to who you are running against."
For many people, myself included, music helps them throughout their day whether it be through schoolwork, a bike ride, a drive, and so much more. But since the same songs are played so often on the radio, you listen to the same songs you like so much that you begin to hate them. That is why I tried to make a Spotify playlist that may help introduce you to some new songs, old songs, songs you’ve heard before, and some you may even add to your own playlists.
Everyone has had a different experience of life in isolation. Some enjoy it and some are losing their minds during this time of quarantine. Just recently, the Governor lifted the stay at home order on May 8th, but things still aren’t quite back to normal just yet. I would like to share my experience during the quarantine.
As the school year comes to an end, people look forward to spring sports, prom, Del’s, and going to Newport when it is sunny. Like everyone else, the foreign exchange students could not wait to cross these things off their lists. Like everyone else, they were not expecting a global pandemic forcing them to be crossing their country’s border a few days later.
We all find ourselves in the same place in these trying times. Stuck at home. Many have gone through complete renovations of their house, cleaned their rooms, completed yard work, and gone to actual work. But what about when we complete it all? As we near the conclusion of the second month of quarantine we are left with a profound gap, an absence. As we complete tasks that kept us busy, how can we stay occupied? We should take this opportunity and explore the world of books as a means of escape and as a way to occupy the time.
CHS will be having an important on-site Decennial Accreditation visit on March 1 through March 4, 2020, by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges or NEASC. This visit is when CHS will be evaluated by a group from NEASC of teachers, administrators, and one associate director of NEASC to determine if CHS can keep its accreditation. Accreditation is what high schools receive and what colleges use as a judging point of the school to evaluate if they want the student and if they are from a good high school. Accreditation is crucial for college acceptance.
Over the past year, Unified Oakers has been working hard to promote total inclusion in the school and unity within the student body. Currently, we are raising money to support Special Olympics at the upcoming Unified Plunge in March. The plunge is students from Rhode Island's schools and the community getting together to plunge into the ocean to fundraise for Special Olympics. This year half of the money that we raise comes back to the Unified Movement at our school. Our goal is to raise $20,000.
"Rehearsals are going pretty well. It's moving a lot faster than I expected," says Erin Gagnon, who will play Anne Frank. "We're done with blocking, so we're focused on working with our lines right now and I already have a lot memorized. We're also getting our props together. It's a lot but it's not too much to handle. Everyone gets along really well and our stage chemistry is good."
Do you think that your dog’s mouth is cleaner than yours? Then you may not be flossing enough. Have you always been a firm believer that if something falls on the floor but you pick it up in less than eight seconds it is safe for consumption? Well, you might want to take a look at some of the experiments of our high school’s Science Fair before thinking that it is free of bacteria.
A new group of CHS students and teachers have recently come together to combat problems haunting the school and its populace. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) may be a new group with a modest size, but its members stand dedicated to its cause.
Knives Out radiates “Eat the Rich” energy. Those who have the money to go through with their power will only do so if it directly benefits them. The focus on the positive traits of a strong Latina lead sets a great example of the most powerful traits in women. Overall, Knives Out was ‘criminally’ pushed aside during awards season but only received the best of reviews for the topics they cover and the plot.
One of the ways that I’m trying to leave a positive footprint on this crazy and active planet is by becoming a senior mentor for not only the freshman at Coventry High School but also for the basketball and lacrosse teams. Another way is that in conjunction with Ms.Cohn, another student and I are trying to create a group in the school to try and help students and their families that are struggling with drug abuse in their everyday lives.
I will always be a Unified Oaker. “Choose to include” is a motto I will always live for the rest of my life as I will always choose to include others no matter if they have a disability or not, everyone should always be included to do anything and everything. Nobody should ever be left out in anything; it isn’t the right thing to do at all. It doesn’t matter who they are.
As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, people will be getting excitedly ready for that special day. They'll wake up to start cooking with their family and to prepare for the special festivities of the day. Thanksgiving only comes once a year, fulfilling these traditions definitely strengthen your bonds with your family and will greatly improve your mood. So, go watch the Patriots game, go watch the parade, the dog show, and anything you want. Think about the history of Thanksgiving, but never forget to give thanks to your family, to your friends, and to everything special in life.
Oakers Lacing Up for Hockey Season BY CONNOR MCKAIG Winter has finally arrived, and for most students at CHS, that means the holidays will soon be upon us. But for a select group of dedicated athletes, there are no days off if they are to make it to Brown University in March. That’s because, in […]
It is important for every student to embody the nature of being a Unified Oaker even if an individual is not involved in the unified programs students every day still should live by the motto of an Oaker: be Open minded, Accepting, Kind, Encouraging, and Respectful.
This is a great club to join as you'll be involved with terrific group students where there is time to socialize with other students while learning a new skill, knitting, crocheting or looming. The club also has flexibility with meeting attendance as you can still participate by creating the projects at home Join the Stitch It Up Club to support your fellow classmates in school! Further information, you can contact Ms. Plante or stop by room 508 during the advisory /academic lab.
Are you thinking about AP but worrying if it’ll be too difficult? Two of CHS’s AP teachers, Mrs. Zenion and Mrs. Johansen, sat down with The Entry to provide information about the AP courses and to weigh in on if taking AP classes is truly worth the extra academic stress they are known for creating.
“We the people” are beginning to ignore the need for civic education. As students, citizens of America, and participants of the free world, we must do our very best to maintain the precious democracy we currently possess. As your friend, neighbor, and fellow citizen, I beg for your participation and understanding of our government. We must continue to grow, learn, and evolve in order to keep up with the rest of the world. If our democracy fails, our nation will as well.
On Friday, November 15th, after an exciting afternoon of playing, cheering and applauding, the last Powder Puff game ended 6-0, with the victory of the Seniors by just one touchdown. During the event, students from all grades of Coventry High School took part in the games, either cheerleading or playing, and even cheering for their teams in the stands, wrapped in blankets and applauding in spite of the cold.
Yes yes, I know. It may only be Thanksgiving, but the Christmas season is in full swing. And there is no better time to buy gifts than Black Friday. Believe me when I say, yes it can be hectic, but it is worth scrambling to get some crazy deals.
There are a few moments of silence as we are riding back to the High School. I look into the back of the bus to see some people sleeping and others tapping away at their phones. Only six days earlier I knew none of these people, but now we all have a shared experience, an unbreakable bond that will last forever. Whether it’s a silent glance of remembrance or a loud “Hello!” I will remember all of the students who were a part of the 2019 CHS Quebec Trip.
Clouds of cigarette smoke stain the ceiling of a room of creme lighting and swirling deep red carpets. In the center of the room was a semi-circle poker table, with a thin layer of dust caked on it. Four individuals, the players, walk through the dark wood doors. The dealer, cloaked and masked, waits for them at the table facing the door. On the mask was a strange depiction, swirling lines in an almost uniform fashion; comparable to a Celtic knot. The players held little conversation amongst themselves, a cold air between them.
The start of the new school year at CHS came with a new policy regarding the use of cell phones. Assistant Principal, Mr. Chase, recently sat down with the ENTRY to provide knowledge of the policy and the rationale for it.
Fall is upon us, which means it is time for another CHS Drama Production. This year, the cast and crew present Pippin, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical. Pippin was written in 1972 by three-time Oscar winner and four-time Grammy winner Stephen Schawrtz, who has written other well-known musicals such as Godspell and Wicked. Pippin was revived on Broadway in 2013 and has won many awards, including Best Revival Of A Musical in the 2013 Tony Awards.
The musical is filled with humor, dance numbers, and high energy songs, but will not disappoint in terms of mature themes and ideas on trend with CHS drama teacher, Mr. Wilkinson’s, previous performances.
For those unfamiliar with the GSA club, it is club of students and advisors who are working to make a safe space for every student. This group meets during ACLAB every D day. It’s run by Mrs. Clunan, Mrs. Siemao, and Mr. Zannella. This group was made for ALL students of any orientation and or gender.
Tips for Success at CHS BY MAYA BOUCHARD Every year millions of students graduate from high school all over the world, so succeeding in highschool is an achievable task. However, no one is just going to give you that diploma for free. Below you will find the Top Ten Tips for succeeding in high school. […]
Another October is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner! Watching Halloween movies is a great way to get into the spooky spirit and begin the Halloween Festivities. Below are some CHS students’ favorite Halloween movies. Kick back, relax, grab some popcorn, and have a Happy Halloween!
As Halloween approaches, the demand for new scary movies grows. The blockbuster film “IT” (the remake) premiered on September 8th, 2017. With over $700 million made from the film, it was a must-see for everyone. This year the second ‘chapter’ of IT has been released and is currently in theaters, but does it live up to the high expectations?
Are you planning on attending college after graduation? Do you wish there was a way to make the cost a little more bearable? Do you just want to challenge yourself? Well here is a great opportunity for students just like you: the Advanced Course Network. This program allows students across Rhode Island to earn post-secondary credentials before they graduate high school, free of charge. There are many ways students can participate in the Advanced Course Network, but in order to earn college credit, they must enroll in either dual or concurrent enrollment classes.
Oakers TV is a student-run organization dedicated to providing coverage of all Coventry football games, home or away. Their job includes but is not limited to photographing the team, interviewing players, and even live-streaming games on Instagram for anybody to watch.
These opinions came from people close to me, people whose feedback I usually valued and listened to. I saw where they were coming from; I knew that it sounded like I was taking the easy way out by avoiding going to college and doing a job that seemed easy. But I knew that they were wrong and that cosmetology was something more for me. Cosmetology has always interested me in some way or another.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell is the young adult fantasy fiction sequel to Rowell’s Carry On. It was published on September 24th, 2019, and is 352 pages long, with 64 chapters plus a prologue. The story picks up roughly a few years after the events of the previous book. (From this point this review contains minor spoilers)
This year's homecoming parade was definitely one for the books! This year was truly the year for inclusivity in all aspects of the day. The theme for this year's parade was “musicals” to correspond with the masquerade ball themed dance
Someone is new to CHS? No problem. They don’t know their way around or their schedules? No one really does at first.
But what if that someone were surprised about the hand sanitizers in every single classroom? What if that someone thought that the cafeteria’s tater tots were fish? Well, then there might be something fishy going on there, and we are not talking about the tots anymore, but the foreign exchange students.
Make sure to support these CHS dancers throughout the year!
I awoke on the side of a highway. The dry tar ground left imprints on my skin, which was rubbery. On both sides of the highway I saw a dense forest, the trunks of trees forming impenetrable walls The sky shone with a warm yellow, which was complemented by the streaks of bright red that ran through it, ending on the horizon. As I traveled down the highway, I realized what my form truly was. I was short, with a stubby body that had the same shape as a jelly bean. My head was the same bean shape and held two huge eyes without pupils. My arms and legs were thin, they were practically those of a stick figure.
The parade, a well-known Homecoming activity, will be held on Saturday, September 28th starting at 10 am. This year, the Homecoming Parade starts at Paine Field and leads straight to CHS.
If this budget does not pass, the town will put forth one more budget which will most likely be the level-funded budget. As Thursday approaches, the outcome is in the hands of voters
Overall, senior supper was amazing. It made me look back on all 4 years of high school and realize what a relationship I’ve made with a lot of kids. It made me excited for the future and excited for everyone else's future. I know everyone in my class will succeed in wherever life takes them.
My senior year is sadly coming to a close in the next week or so. And as I look back on this year, I think of all the great memories, friends, and moments that I’ve made. My senior year was honestly the best year ever and I hope the same goes for you next year.
As the school year is coming to an end and summer vacation is around the corner, searching for a job could be a top priority. For teenagers, it can often be much harder to find a job because of our age, but with help from Mrs. Siemmao, your job search can be less of a hassle.
Initially, the planning committee feared a lack of interest in attending the dance would cause it to be canceled. This was a concern because if not enough tickets are sold to the semi-formal, this could affect our budget for prom, which is more worrisome for the sophomores as their junior prom is just next year. However, the night ended up being a success what a great turnout as many tickets were sold on the last day of sales.
Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the union, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be the most boring! There are many great times to be had here as long as you know where to go. Whether it be thrills, delicious food, or stunning natural beauty, the ocean state has something for every tourist (or native!) to enjoy and experience.
The End of an Era: The Top 15 Moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Voted by CHS BY TIARA ROCHON
The End of an Era: The Top 15 Moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Voted by CHS BY TIARA ROCHON Now that Endgame has been released, many have flocked to see it on the big screen. Phase 4 of the MCU has officially ended, along with the original six Avengers. So what better […]
Depending on what grade you’re in, you may or may not have already started to feel the pressure of knowing what to do with your life. There are so many options - entering the workforce, enlisting in the military, going to college - and it can be stressful knowing where to go in life and how to get there. For underclassmen, there are still a couple of years ahead to decide, but for upperclassmen it can feel like the pressure is on, especially if you plan on going to college, to have your whole life planned out ahead of you. But not to worry, the stress of the college planning process can easily be brought to a minimum if you break it down into a few simple steps.
As the second part to last year’s blockbuster hit Infinity War, Avengers Endgame has proven to be one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. In its opening weekend, Endgame made an estimated $1.2 billion, destroying previous records as the first movie to make over a billion dollars upon its debut.
The Boston Bruins have finished the season as one of the most feared, respected teams in the league. Their young core mixed with their seasoned veterans along with their all-star talent have proven to a force in the National Hockey League. The NHL playoffs have a reservoir of talented teams, and with the depletion of these talented teams, as the playoffs continue, the Bruins are destined for greatness in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Summertime is a time for adventure and fun. If you are looking for excitement then journey into the far reaches of space in the far distant future where several factions are at war. These factions are competing for control of the Arakis, home to a substance called spice that is the most wanted and sought after commodity in the entire universe. So join the adventure across the barren deserts of the distant future and read Dune.
Yes, I am not a huge Marvel fan. I don’t read the comics and I haven’t studied the lore. I haven’t even watched every movie!
A Sneak Peak Behind the Scenes of CHS Faculty Oaker Hour BY AMANDA MCKECHNIE Ever wonder what the teachers really do behind the scenes? How do they think of ideas that will benefit the school? There is a system teachers use called “Oaker Hour.” Oaker Hour was set up by Mr. Chace with the help […]
As sophomores and juniors at CHS know well, the PSAT and SAT are on their way! On Tuesday, April 9, every tenth and eleventh grader in RI will be taking the PSAT or SAT as part of their annual state testing. For sophomores, the test is simply practice for the real thing next year, so there’s less pressure. For juniors though, the SAT is a big deal, and it can feel overwhelmingly stressful and a bit scary. But worry not! Preparation should have you feeling a bit less stressed!
On Saturday, March 23rd, the Warwick Central Library turned into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This was the first time the library had held this event, and it was received quite well by all who attended. The event was completely non-profit and organized by the library. The Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School lent their parking lot to the library, and it was sure needed! The event brought in those of all ages from young to old (but young at heart).
Perhaps the most exciting part of the prom-going experience is the opportunity to dress up in formal attire. After all, who doesn’t want to wear a beautiful dress or tuxedo to look great in their pictures for Instagram? However, with so many options to choose from in terms of design and color, it can be difficult to find a place to start shopping.
Calling all Juniors in the class of 2020! The time is almost here to start applying to colleges. As a current senior, and as someone who has gone through the process, I can give you some tips you can use when applying in the fall. It all comes down to time management and making sure you have everything completed and turned in by your schools’ deadline. I know the process may seem a bit daunting, but don’t worry, it’s actually quite simple.
On Saturday, March 23rd, Oakers teamed up along with Ponaganset High School and around fifteen other schools across Rhode Island at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett. Together, there were 31 teams on the beach. Coventry had the biggest team and raised $12,291, beating the goal of $10,000.
There was a great turnout on March 19th for CHS’s AP Informational Night. Every seat in the library was filled! Lots of students excited to take on new challenges through Advanced Placement. The enthusiasm from teachers, parents, and students was contagious! #oakerpride
I am a bit of a music geek. I listen to music every chance I get-- walking through the hallways, on the bus, and even in class (sometimes). And Weezer has been one of the bands that helped to develop my taste in music.
On March 15, 2019, the youth of the world protested climate change. About 1.4 million young people from 123 countries skipped school to join the worldwide movement. The youth were striking for the New Green Deal, fair and just transition to 100% renewable energy, and an end to the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructures.
If you find yourself at a standstill and wondering what to do during your CHS spring vacation/ "staycation," Sarah Lopes offers 10 ideas to kickstart your fun!
Captain Marvel is the newest film in the Marvel Universe. It acts as a preface to the upcoming and highly anticipated film Avengers: Endgame. On its own, the film is magnificent and features talented actors, a fantastic storyline, and great production quality. Warning: spoilers ahead! Read at your own risk.
While there are many books out there that are great to read, here are some of the best books to read on spring vacation because they can help broaden your horizon, open up your mind to the world around you, and can provide you with amazing stories to read. So grab a chair, get some sunlight, and let your imagination take flight.
On Monday, March 18th, the CHS lacrosse team held their first practice of the season in preparation to take on the crowded Division II. Ever since the start of the LAX program, Coventry has been a competitive powerhouse, characterized by star players and an unbeatable team spirit.
As the school year got underway last fall, students learned of Mr. Hobin’s resignation and were informed that CHS would have a new interim principal, Mrs. Macomber, until a principal can be hired permanently. This all happened pretty quickly and many students did not know what was going on in the main office. Now teachers, parents, and students can know more about Mrs. Macomber and what her vision for the school is as the ENTRY has recently had a chance to sit down and discuss such with her.
Preparing for the PSAT/SAT in April BY AVA MEI SOWERS Everyone stresses over the PSAT/SAT in April. It’s where we take a test that can help us get into colleges or practice that test to get a high score as most colleges love to see high scores. But taking the PSAT/SAT is not like playing […]
As a fan of Queen’s music, the movie made me more immersed in the band’s history and Freddie Mercury’s struggle with sexual identity. Being a fan, I respect that Brian May (guitarist of Queen) and Roger Taylor (drummer of Queen) have been working on this film for many years and are publicly very content and happy with the film. The film hopes to keep the memory of their close friend Freddie alive and to tell the band’s story.
February break is almost here! Do you have plans? If not, here are five ideas for a fantastic week!
The ’80s was a pretty wild time period, what with the hair, the clothes, and the talk, (no offense to those who were there for it), but it certainly did produce some amazing films that still bless our screens to this day. Here are eight of the greatest films hits from the 1980s:
Are you an upperclassman scrambling to get those last-minute community service hours? Are you just looking for ways to make a difference in your community? It can be difficult to know where to start - so here’s a list of some great places for high schoolers to volunteer.
Ah - Hoy, Maties! Varsity Revue, Oakers at Sea, was a few weeks ago. Each year, since I was a freshman to now as a senior, being apart of the backstage crew has been really special for me. It was so awesome to help with such a big event that our school holds and I got the best view of all the acts performing! Every year there is so much amazing talent and I hope that Varsity Revue continues to grow within our school.
March Madness is an event in which many sports and non-sports fans participate.
Perception was an album by American rapper, singer, songwriter Nathan Feuerstein, or NF, who is most known for his hit song “Let You Down”. This album was released in October of 2017, but many of the songs from the album have been hitting mainstream radars recently. There were many standout tracks on this album, including […]
On March 7th, 8th and 9th Coventry High School will bring to the stage its latest production, a spring play called The Diviners. The play is directed by Coventry High School drama teacher Mr. Mychael Wilkinson and has an amazing cast of several talented actors and actresses. The story is set in the 1930s Indiana during the early days of The Great Depression.
Indeed, some people think that Anthony Davis should be traded to the Celtics or the Lakers. However, the Celtics and Lakers are teams that have a chance to win the Finals, while the Blazers are one dominant player away from that. Therefore, Anthony Davis should be traded to the Trail Blazers.
Midterms can seem very intimidating at first but if you approach them with good study habits it can make your midterm studying a whole lot easier.
Are you aware of the option available to CHS students to complete their senior year by taking classes at CCRI? Many are not aware of this option that could be a good fit for them. This article intends to inform about the program so that students who may consider it know the requirements during grades 9-11 and can prepare to be eligible.
There’s no doubt CHS does it’s best to reuse, reduce, and recycle. Every classroom now has a big blue bin inside or outside waiting to be picked up. However, have you ever wondered...where does all our recycling go, and who collects it?
Stitch It Up is a great club to join as you'll be involved with a terrific group of students where there is the time to socialize with other students while learning a new skill, knitting, crocheting or looming. The club also has flexibility is it allows to still use academic lab time, but you can still participate in the club as you can go home and create your projects. This year, there are some parents working on donations for the club, but they need student participation and support, they need you! Join the Stitch It Up Club to support your fellow classmates in school! Further information, you can contact Ms. Plante or the co-advisor Mrs. DeLuca or stop by room 508 during advisory /academic lab.
CHS has many great career and tech programs, and Criminal Justice is one such program. This class is an amazing choice for students interested in law enforcement.
Attention Oaker Nation! Entry journalist Robert Petrarca, who wrote last year’s Oaker edition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, is happy to bring you a new Christmas tale filled with Oaker spirit, holiday joy, and laughter for students and faculty alike.
Catcher in the Rye Book Review BY ELLIOT MANN The tale of a moody teenager who travels through new york may not sound like an interesting idea for a story but it’s one of the best I’ve read. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger follows Holden, an angsty, depressed teenager who only sees […]
Creed II is still in Showcase Cinemas due to the extraordinary ratings on this movie. It is a nail-biting, thrilling, and entertaining movie produced by Sylvester Stallone, Irwin, Charlie, and David Winkler, William Chartoff, and Kevin King Templeton. But, Creed II won’t be at the theater for too long. Check out the trailer and the first Creed to refresh your memory.
West Side Story is a play based on Shakespeare's famous love story Romeo and Juliet. It is about two star-crossed lovers from two rival gangs named Tony and Maria, and one of them ends up dying at the end. In this performance with an approximate run time of two hours with a 15-minute intermission, you follow the tragic story of these young, wild, and free teens that are in love with their own worst enemies.
What can you expect to see? Quidnessett Country Club will be decorated with a Christmas theme and red and gold accents, so it’s sure to be looking like a winter wonderland. Winter Ball is Friday, December 14, so be there in your best formal attire because it’s going to be a fun night!
As the holiday season is now in full effect, it is even more important that we, as a community of young adults, take the time to help others that may not be as fortunate as we are. This time of year presents many opportunities for such actions to be made, and by participating in even the smallest one, you could bring joy and merriment to so many.
Take every day one day at a time. If you're having a bad day, just get through it and do what you need to do for the next day. The next day might not be great, but try your best, that's really what most teachers love to see.
Everyone, it’s that time of year again… it’s Christmas season! December is a month filled with Christmas music, decorations, occasional snow, ugly sweaters, and Christmas parties! There are so many fun ways to have a great holiday season. I hope you all are enjoying your December so far. However, with all the fun of the holiday season, there comes a slightly challenging task for some: gift giving. Sometimes you just don’t know what to get someone. Whether it’s a sibling, parent, friend, or teacher, it can be hard to find that perfect present. Here are some cheap/fun gift ideas that you can give to someone…. more specifically, your friends.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – A Book Review BY TIARA ROCHON Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is a mystery packed story with some romance sprinkled in. It was published in October 2015, and is 521 pages long, with 85 chapters plus an epilogue. The story is about an 18-year-old wizard named Simon Snow and […]
How would you like it if you spent a lot of time working on a project, just to have others disregard it and make a mockery of your work? Probably not good, right? Now, put yourself in the teacher's shoes. Imagine working on the bathrooms walls only to have them destroyed by students during the year. Imagine your hard work being completely disregarded.
If students make progress they can return to AcLab. “There will be a set of weeks for the student to be in intervention and if they make progress then they can stop intervention,” said Mrs. Hopkins.
Have you ever read the stories in The Entry? Have you ever been fascinated by what your fellow students have to say about what is going on in our school or the world today? Have you ever wanted to know what inspires a journalist in The Entry to write the stories they write? Then let me tell you about an amazing and enjoyable journey.
All Hollows Eve started out as a Celtic Festival around 2000 years ago. This festival, called Samhain, was celebrated on the night of October 31st. Since November 1st was their new year, the Celts believed the boundary between the living and dead became weak, making it easy for spirits to visit earth.
The first standalone movie for the Marvel anti-hero, Venom, turned out to be a box office hit over the past few weeks. But “how is it?” is the real question.
Halloween springs to life in the film and terrorizes the town of Wardenclyffe, New York after two boys named Sonny and Sam, while looking for junk, come across a treasure chest, holding the unfinished script of R.L Stine's book Haunted Halloween.
The parade this year is on Saturday, September 29th starting at 11 am. This year the homecoming parade starts at Paine Field and leads straight to CHS.
These cuts could very well make Coventry schools lose NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation, making it harder for graduating students to get into college. This leaves many students and parents worried about the future.
The main lobby inside of the main entrance of the school sports four giant canvases which display symbolic depictions of elephants, the school’s mascot. A few steps off of the brick patterned floor and onto the linoleum down the main hallway of the school shows even more art, not even school related. Right outside of the main office is a dramatically realistic drawing of a dog’s eye. A few steps down and there’s a painting of an electric guitar, and a portrait of a teenager with a fist raised in joyful victory.
Students and parents often believe the vague information provided about these tests, and don’t push to figure out more. But, once a student becomes frustrated with the testing process, it often sparks them to ask more questions and wonder, what is the point of these tests anyway?
You’ve heard it before. Get good grades in high school so you can get into a good college. Get into a good college, so you can get into a good profession. It’s supposed to be a simple formula. That formula, though, has its flaws.
Bullying in any way is wrong and hurtful. We should all think before we act and we should remember that we all have someone we love and we wouldn’t want to see them bullied. Bullies are known to be weak, so let’s be strong and help each other instead of hurting each other.
Lyndsey Ward, a CHS junior, and a new driver since November, said, “Yes, it is hard getting out of the parking lot because of how many people drive to school and not only that, but half of them don’t even have parking passes so it makes it 100 times harder” to get out.
With the world rapidly evolving into a cultural and linguistic melting pot, the ability to understand others should increase as well, leading many people at Coventry High School to wonder if the foreign language programs should evolve as well?
Senior year is a stressful time for students. Not only do college applications and decisions come into play, there are also countless events to participate in. When it comes to school events, students are forced to make a difficult decision: money or experiences? Many students in Coventry High School feel the need to choose some events over others due to a lack of money to pay for both.
These days it is not uncommon for a student to have a part time job. With rising costs for insurance and gas, it’s becoming harder and harder for parents to pay for those things and allow their kids to focus on school. Here at CHS, a number of students have after school or weekend jobs, jobs that often lead to long shifts and less time each week for homework or studying.
Parents, students, and teachers throughout the country have recently taken a look at the amount of homework assigned and have begun to question whether or not homework should be distributed and what is considered a good amount of work.
On our last day of school, students may just have to leave CHS wondering why 42 teachers are not coming back next year. 42. That is unless we can get the Town Council members to do something to help at their next meeting on June 12th. Keep your ears open for ways to help.
Childish Gambino’s “This is America” has found a way to create a dialogue that Kanye was not able to replicate, and Kanye may end up seeing the harsh realities of what it’s like to be a modern contrarian in today’s politically divisive society.
The trip was a wonderful experience and would not have been the same without our amazing leader, Mrs. Macomber, and all of the other teachers who accompanied us.
Fortnite. Chances are, you have heard the name. Perhaps you know that is is a popular video game. You might even play it yourself. No matter how familiar with it you are, it seems that nobody can deny that Fortnite has quickly taken the gaming world by storm, and CHS is no exception. While the game is mostly harmless fun at first glance, like many other video games, there is always the question of how addictive it is, and whether it is affecting students’ concentration in school, especially since it is available on mobile phone. To answer this, we will go over in detail what makes Fortnite so popular, and find out what both CHS students who play the game, and teachers think about this cultural phenomenon.
When preparing to study, plan out how you want to approach studying. You can make flashcards on Spanish vocab for a language final, review quizzes and tests and refresh your memory on the different formulas for the math final, and even reread the chapter on WWII for the history final.
Our first night in Paris was amazing. We left the hotel and walked alongside the Eiffel tower. Our eyes discovered the beautiful Seine River and the mystifying atmosphere. People were singing, playing guitars, rollerblading, skateboarding and having a great time with their friends.
The Coventry High School jazz band and chorus recently participated in the Music in the Parks Music Festival on April 27, 2018. The performances were held at Holyoke High School in Holyoke, Massachusetts while the ceremony was held at Sixth Flags in Agawam, Massachusetts. After performing, students from the schools spent the day at Six Flags Amusement Park awaiting the awards ceremony.
Advanced Placement courses at CHS are becoming more popular, especially this year with many more being added. According to students and teachers, taking these courses are worth it for the right people.
Three reasons to go see “Neighborhood 3”, which will be performed at Coventry High School on March 8, 9, and 10, at 7:30 p.m.:
The play serves as “an eye-opener for kids and teens” to see an alternate perspective of the technology debate.
Not only is the play relatable for kids, “but parents can also relate to the parents in the show as well.”
“It will make audiences laugh, it will freak people out, and it will remind them of themselves in a lot of ways.”
On February 12th, members from Coventry Public Schools presented the details of a strategic plan for the district - a process which has been ongoing since the spring of 2017. The strategic plan is a three-year framework for the school district which members of the community worked together to develop. Over 40 participants, including parents, teachers, principals, students, and staff exchanged ideas and feedback. Those ideas were drafted into a comprehensive plan by members of the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity.
According to Craig Levis, superintendent of Coventry schools, the plan “isn’t meant to be a linear rulebook”, but rather “a guide to shape the curriculum for the future.”
While the world sits and watches social media make its mark on society, we must remember that no matter what we say or do in the moment, “Things can live forever in cyberspace … “.
“You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be somewhere else. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place” ~ Unknown
Tired of wondering what could happen to our world one day when technology becomes a part of our constant need? This puzzling question can now be explored by reading The Circle by Dave Eggers.
It seems as any person you meet has different emotions about Valentines Day. Whether they think it’s stupid, a great way to celebrate a love, or too commercialized, the controversial holiday remains unsettled. Many will complain of sadness from looking at couples, or think it’s pointless as it is only one day. As everyone has a different idea, Valentine's day has a variety of origins and meanings worth exploring.
The dress code states that it prohibits clothing that could “distract other students or teachers” or “disrupt the educational process”. Many of the items prohibited, such as too-short shorts or shirts with spaghetti straps, do not seem terribly distracting or disruptive. They do, however, seem directed toward girls. As a society, should we really be teaching impressionable young women that their bodies are distractions?
In Rhode Island, new cell phone laws for distracted driving will be in effect June 1, 2018 due to the high rate of fatalities and accidents connected to cell phone use. This new law includes talking on the phone and driving, unless emergency personnel is needed.
Doctors and scientists are concerned with vaping because of the growing numbers in data suggesting that vape pens and e-cigarettes are not good for your body. They are also concerned because teenagers don’t care about the effects.
Characteristics of deathcore can be blast beats, down tuned guitars, growled lyrics, breakdowns and then metal riffs and tuning. Low growls and deep shrieks may not be every listeners perfect tune, but these vocalists deserve some credit. It takes talent and practice to be able to control your vocal cords in such a way that one would be able to manipulate their voice in varying octaves.
Every day more students are affected by bullying. Intervening in bullying and not just being a bystander can help the cause drastically. What will you do to bring this to an end? Will you just watch as this problem never gets better, or do something about it and make a difference? Be brave just like Hunter Canis and others who will make the world a better and kinder place.
Coordination and auditory discrimination skills can be increased through playing an instrument. Music requires many factors to play one note, including hand eye coordination to the instrument, reading the sheet swiftly and correctly, hearing what the note sounds like and should sound like in pitch and tone to the rest of the band, and being able to change that sound through the mouth or hand in exact timing. Over time, this builds tremendous reading and listening skills as well as coordination.
“It’s very likely that teenagers, attached to screens of one sort or another, read more words than they ever have in the past. But they often read scraps, excerpts, articles, parts of articles, messages, pieces of information from everywhere and from nowhere,” Denby writes.
When asked how the team has improved from last year to this year, Kyle W. said, “we didn’t lose anybody, we got stronger, and the team’s chemistry has improved greatly.” The team chemistry improvement can be seen by watching the passing this year compared to last and the assist totals are far greater than of last years at the midpoint of the season. When watching the team you can see a different competitive energy and drive to win it all that you couldn’t see much of last year.
The idea of the phenomenon comes from German settlers in the 1700s when they brought a tradition known as “Candlemas Day”. If the sun came out on February 2nd (halfway between winter and spring) it meant 6 more weeks of winter were coming.
“You can communicate over email easily, but to look a person in the eye was important to do,” Hobin says. “These parents want to meet the principal who their child may go to school with thousands of miles away. You don’t realize that until you get there.”
If you ask most CHS students, they will likely tell you that Mr. Joseph Lucian was one of the absolute best assistant principals. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Mr. Lucian for old times sake and to get the update on his new experiences.
For those unaware, Mrs. Hopkins recently won the Milken Award, also known as the “Oscars of Education”. Even through a brief conversation, her passion and love for teaching were very obvious, showing how deserving she is of this award. This award is presented to teachers across America every year, and Mrs. Hopkins was the only teacher from Rhode Island to be chosen this year. This is quite an honor as the recipient of the award not only becomes part of the Milken family, but also receives a prize of $25,000.
The venue was beautifully decorated with garland and red bows hanging from the ceiling to celebrate the beginning of Christmas cheer. The beauty was simply wonderful! When you first entered the building, a large Poinsettia tree took up the center of the room and it had a great wow factor. It also provided a great photo op.
This year’s show had two amazing emcees. Lauren Hart and Viviana Ruggieri led the show with amazing impressions, funny bits, and surprising props. Some of the bits included a personally choreographed cheer, as well as band props that included a live hedgehog named Ernie.
Attention! Attention! Due to recent complaints of a lack of an original Christmas song for the Oaker community, Entry journalist, Robert Petrarca, proudly presents a cheap, low budget version of the 12 Days of Christmas edited for Coventry High School. For today only, follow the greatest song with a twist of holiday comedy about the Oaker community.
It’s that time of year again, everyone is running around trying to find the perfect gift. In all the hustle is can be easy to forget the most important thing about the holidays, giving back to others. Lucky for students at CHS there are a number of ways that we can give to the needy this year
Whether they are new to the school or new to their position, all three say that they are willing to help make a difference in the lives of students at CHS. “For me, it’s all about connecting students to what they are learning. I am working hard on getting to know everyone, and building relationships and trust,” Mr. Chace says.
"Because the musical satirizes the characters and events of high school life, Heathers is a glorious example of what not to do, and maybe a production should be required in every single high school across the country. Perhaps now more than ever before, we need lessons on how to treat people better everywhere!”
Sarah Mazer commented that although it was difficult for her to fit in another school system than the one she was used to, the students, teachers, and families of CHS are “very welcoming people” and that it’s “wonderful to discover another culture and way of life.”
At first, I was apprehensive about writing for the school newspaper. I mean, writing was something I did to make sure I didn’t fail. Once I realized I was writing for an audience of readers, I started actually enjoying writing articles. I wrote about movies, music, sports, anything I could watch, listen to, or get my hands on. I was hooked on journalism to the point where the words just flowed from my hands onto the computer screen. As hard as writing can be, it felt relatively effortless to fill the paper with all of the thoughts that populate my mind. My Word documents became my haven, a mental space where I could go when I was inspired, curious, or anxious.
They didn’t like reading. They didn’t go to church. They didn’t like to learn. But they were impressive and bold and funny in their own ways, and they had a good time. I made some really good friends, and I started to understand that their difference from me didn’t make them inferior to me. They were people, and we were all just doing the best we could to make it through the school day.
Between middle school and high school, students begin to discover who we are and become comfortable with our identities. Be prepared if someone close to you is to ever come out to you, welcome them with love and understanding as they embrace who they are. If they are coming out to you, know that means they have a large amount of trust in you and a negative reaction could make them hesitant to come out in the future.
All acts start somewhere and develop into something bigger. Through a long and hard working journey, musical artists gain a fanbase and it can take anywhere from a couple months to years in the local scene before a band goes anywhere big. The following are local bands that have unique sounds and travel close enough to home, in the hopes that you will come experience and enjoy their passion.
Although summer has come to an end, fall brings on a whole new kind of fun. Colorful foliage, changing weather, and the sweet smell of pumpkin will always be sure to heighten spirits. Here are ten events and activities you can do from early November to Christmas (or year-round) for under 20 dollars!
After hours of entertainment, the senior class congregated on the dance floor and continued to dance the night away to our favorite songs. In that moment, I realized Dr. Seuss has perfectly described my sentiments with words when he said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
Throughout Coventry High School, I’ve considered Mr. Wilkinson an inspiration to my overall growth as a person. When I first met him, I felt terrified and wanted to make a good impression; while drama was a hobby, I didn’t think much of it originally. However, the decision to learn under his wing proved to be my finest decision. He’s looked out for me like an extra parental figure due to whenever I’ve felt down and has given me advice to persevere. From the three years of knowing him, drama itself has been representative of reality itself: there’s a start, middle, end, goals, and obstacles on a journey through life. As a result of meeting him as an individual and having him as a teacher, Mr. Mychael Wilkinson is my favorite teacher for his contributions to the fine arts committee and heart shown to me during a rather tumultuous time.
School hours can affect our biological clocks, which can make learning hard for students and affect their mood negatively. Teenagers are the most likely to suffer from sleep deprivation. The recommended amount of sleep is nine and a half hours, while teens on average get about seven.
10-time MLB champion Yogi Berra once famously said, “Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical.” While his math may be off, his point is tried and true. In baseball, a sport that is slow-moving and strategic, a good mindset is the key to success. However, a bad mindset can mean failure.
Junior/Senior Prom Was a Night to Remember BY SYDNEY TAYLOR On the night of May 5th, the classes of 2017 and 2018 came together for a night of celebration at the junior/senior ball. Held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, the event began at 6:30 pm. Within the venue there was a photo booth […]
Many students are excited about this idea, and eager to involve other classes. Not only is this project great for students who are more hands on, but it also keeps the information regarding sine waves fresh in our minds.
In her class, students pick which book they want to read. Then, they are given fun assignments to do which correlate with the book. In addition, there is much discussion of texts in class.
LGBTQ+ students are often denied a privilege to common sex education that many of their straight peers experience. This often enforces heteronormativity and homophobia in public schooling.
While there is no comprehensive data to compare student athletes’ grades to those of their non-athlete peers, it is clear that the difference really comes down to personal drive, determination, and ability to organize and balance. If the student doesn’t balance their schedule and make enough time for school, then they are most likely in a bad place.
In just a few short months, the current juniors will be walking back into CHS as seniors themselves. As a result, many of them are questioning what it will be like to be a senior, and some, like Mariah Rietzel, believe they may have a good idea. “To me, being a senior means maturity and responsibility,” she says. “It’s the year you finally turn eighteen, and it’s all about learning to be an adult.”
This year, 16 students were selected, from multiple places in New England, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Their talents range from illustrations, to writing, to photo and broadcast journalism. Luckily enough, I can call myself one of these 16 members.
Ten Things to Do This Summer BY Sarah Lopes We have worked hard this year and are getting ready for some downtime. Here are some great ideas to make the most of our summer days. Check them out! Sleep We all know it has been a long year and sleeping was not a part […]
SENIORS LIP SYNC WIN A PRECURSOR TO SPIRIT WEEK DOMINANCE? By Rita Stubbs Instead of being held during Spirit Week, Lip Sync 2017 was instead held on February 17th. In between each classes’ performance, mini games were played. These not only created some more competition between each class, but were lots of fun. The acts […]
The festival, held in Boston, Massachusetts, was hosted by the Berklee College of Music. Over 200 high school jazz groups participated in the event, coming from states across the country as well as from Puerto Rico. Representing CHS were seniors Gage Blanchflower, Tom Corey, Tristan Ethier, and Tyler Ferrara; junior Julia D’Antico; and sophomores Greyson Ramsay and Max Riley.
There I sat, completely still in the cool and thick darkness. I could hear the kettle beginning to cry out, as if in pain from the boiling water within it. Shortly she would return, as it was growing near to two-o’clock, to choose her tea and pour the water. It wasn’t an unpleasant thing to experience, but it wasn’t something I looked forward to.
This album is an excellent showcase for the Chicago born rapper, and the Grammys, in my opinion, are very well deserved. If you haven’t already listened, I highly suggest it. If you have listened and didn’t like it, I implore you to give it another, closer listen, and really get to appreciate the ins and outs of the album. If you have listened and loved it, much like me, why not give it another listen or 100? It’s definitely worth it for any fan of rap to listen to and even for those who aren’t fans to give it a try.
Are you tired of the same five songs being played to death on the radio? Or are you tired of feeling like the radio host just doesn’t want to play the songs you like? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should check out CHS's student-run radio station. Rita Stubbs and Dan Lopes run the station,WCVY, on Mondays from 2-5 pm, broadcasting on 91.5.
Even in cases of college athletes, many don’t care much for their education, rather looking forward to their future in sports. According to the official NCAA website, the absolute minimum GPA required to stay on the team is 1.8 (on a 4.0 scale). In the case of number one pick in the 2016 NBA draft, Ben Simmons, he outright stopped attending classes as the NCAA season started. He showed no real love to anybody at his college, LSU, and claimed to keep no friends at the college. In fact, the only reason he attended LSU was because his godfather was an assistant coach, who now no longer works for LSU, with Simmons in the NBA.
“I almost cried tears of joy when the Patriots scored the winning touchdown! That was easily one of the best days of my life!” said one CHS student while another stated that he was not a Patriots fan yet “It was a great comeback. Even though I am not a Patriots fan, it still was one of the most entertaining.”
A 17th birthday isn't the biggest birthday you will ever have, but, for local junior Abigail Desrosiers, hers will be one to remember. On Sunday, February 5th Abigail will be performing with the Honors Women Choir at Carnegie Hall.Talk about an amazing birthday present! Performing at Carneige Hall is a once in a lifetime achievement and we are all proud that someone from CHS gets to experience it.
“Stitch It Up” was organized to teach students to crochet, knit, and/or loom, and has encouraged them to create hats and scarves to benefit community members in need.
In the month of November about forty students and three teachers got to experience what one would say was an “an experience of a lifetime”
My simple six hour shift was absolutely miserable, though I felt mentally better than I had in awhile. I felt as though I had accomplished something bigger than fighting an illness. I didn’t take the easy, immature way out, and I had accepted my inevitable transformation into adulthood.
I am very blessed for the life I have and I feel that, without the family situation I have right now, I would be a completely different person. I didn’t understand as a child why my family had to be different but everything worked out for the best in the end. “It’s what was meant to be”. This life lesson will carry on into my future, reminding me to become the best version of myself without the fear of judgment by others as I travel along my own open journey through life.
Looking back on it, everything happens for a reason. In my case, my failure making the basketball team made me that much more hungry to succeed. It taught me to never give up and to always turn the negative things in life into positives. I pushed myself to a new level, one where anything is possible, and my potential feels limitless. Making the freshman team wasn’t such a bad thing after all. After taking a shot to my pride and being a bit jealous of my twin brother, I learned that I am strong enough to keep going when the going gets tougher.
There are more than two factors to consider when running a vast country, and one of them includes education. How will Trump’s views on education and his pick for secretary of education affect Coventry High School in the near future?
From those CHS students polled on the various giving initiatives, all seem united in feeling pride in the idea of helping the community. CHS students feel like it is not just an attempt to make the school look good, people are giving on their own and from the heart.
A Tribe Called Quest: Remembering Phife Dawg and “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” By DJ Lopes
The album is a perfect tribute to the “5 foot 3 assassin” himself, and I’m sure if Phife were here, he would be very proud of the job the group has done this year.
From early years in my life, being introduced to groups like Run-DMC and De La Soul to now, I’ve been a huge hip hop fan, and it’s helped shape me into who I am today. I love a great beat with some clever lyrics thrown into the mix. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at my top 10 favorite hip albums of all time. (Disclaimer: most of these albums contain explicit content. If that’s not your kind of thing, I’d suggest trying to find a clean version)
For those who like to bake, there are a number of delicious options for creating holiday pastries and desserts.
Although new to some, a plethora of students watch the Thanksgiving parade as a kick off to the festivities every year. For example, Cassie Capezza, said she used to watch it all the time when she was little with her family, and although some may have grown out of the habit, she still certainly enjoys getting to see what is to come from time to time. Whereas in other cases, such as Maddy Catlow’s, she continues to watch it year after year as a tradition on Thanksgiving Day.
Jason Hoskins, a 17 year old senior at Coventry High School, is spending the week of October 22-29 in the Dominican Republic with an incredible cause. The Entry was fortunate enough to speak with Jason about his mission, and learn some eye-opening facts about his trip.
Joe has made a difference in many people's lives and he “surely hopes to continue working to better this world.” Joe is a true inspiration and the entire CHS community should commend him for his good work.
Avenue Q explores the social issues of today’s world, including racism, homosexuality, relationships, and finding one’s purpose, as it follows a whimsical cast of characters through their lives in New York. While many of the primary characters are portrayed as Sesame Street style puppets, the roles of Brian and Christmas Eve, played by Ray Thibeault and Hannah Lanoue, are the only “humans” in the entire play.
Get in the Fall Spirit BY Sydney Taylor Although Rhode Island’s weather can be a bit unpredictable, fall has officially arrived and is in full swing. So, if you are a fan of the changing leaves, autumn festivities, and spooky halloween adventures then you have come to the right place. Here The Entry offers […]
Most students who attended the dance seemed to have a great time. Alaina Furtado said, “The decorations were really cool and I had a fun time!”
We have a motto at my high school that, for me, rings true. Ad astra per aspera is the latin saying meaning, “To the stars through difficulty.” My experience as a loved one to a cancer patient has taught me how truthful this saying actually is. It has taught me that every second spent breathing is a blessing, and should be used to follow my true passions. Without the nightmare of my mother becoming sick, I would never have been able to discover the enthusiasm that I have for medicine, or the excitement I feel at the prospect of helping others.
After confronting my fear, the ocean now welcomes me regularly with open arms. Surfing has defined me as an individual in ways I never could have imagined, leaving me with the continual desire to be thrilled for life. The ocean is a teacher of patience, courage, and persistence, all traits which I wish to reflect when working in a hospital as a nurse in the future.
The month of October is known for many great activities such as pumpkin and apple picking, corn mazes, and, of course, Halloween events. CHS students seeking entertainment during this season by way of horror movies may want to view some classics. What are your top Halloween movies? Here are some fan faves to consider adding to your Halloween flick lineup.
If there is no equivalent girls’ team, a girl may join the boys’ team in a sport. Football, for example, is a co-ed sport at the high school, although Hobin said it’s uncommon for a girl to join the football team.
Without Mr. Pendola’s timely guidance and motivation as I entered high school, I would not have made the decisions that I made to succeed. With the help of this educator, I am now able to look at my past mistakes, and use them to make better decisions in my future. The key is not to dwell on the past, but to focus on the present, always putting my best effort forward and keeping the future constantly in mind. Changing my attitude has changed my life, marking my transition from childhood to adulthood.
As a child, I often felt stuck between two cultures. Growing up the daughter of immigrants encompassed more than putting up with some mispronounced, accent-riddled words at parent-teacher conferences. I didn’t know the words to common nursery rhymes like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” and I didn’t recognize many young children’s books like Goodnight Moon. I didn’t wear the same clothing brands, and my lunches didn’t consist of the typical peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. In my earliest years, I felt behind and confused, feelings I didn’t enjoy. I knew I could do better, so I strived to excel. I pushed myself to learn the alphabet before the teacher even taught it to us.
José was a ball of energy, always running around and smiling and celebrating emphatically. He was a greatly respectful man, with Mets manager Terry Collins commending him for his treatment of staff and other players. He was a well loved player by almost everyone that met him, and respected by many.
Although the 2016 graduates will be attending prestigious colleges around the country and some studying abroad, the class of 2016 as well as the underclassmen share a familiar home: Coventry High School.
Led by Coach McKanna the Unified Basketball team successfully completed their campaign for a perfect season, defeating Hope High School on a neutral floor at LaSalle Academy to win the RIIL DI Unified Basketball Championship
As CHS Drama performs this week at the New England Exposition as the RI delegate, the ENTRY took a few moments to speak to Mr. Wilkinson, CHS drama "sensei" and director of "The Face Is the Place."
TOP TEN SPORTS MOMENTS OF ALL TIME BY Daniel Lopes For my whole life, I’ve been an immensely big sports fan. My main love has always and will always be baseball, but I’ve found plenty of enjoyment in watching any sport. And there have been moments that no matter how many times I watch or […]
As Americans, I'm sure we’ve all heard something bad or different about China before, but, in my English class while reading Orwell’s Animal Farm, I’ve learned some new, interesting, and quite disturbing facts about what is going on in China currently. The main thing I learned is that China is restricting many internet websites from their people using a “great firewall.”
Mr. Craig Levis is the new Assistant Superintendent of the Coventry School System, and I was recently given the privilege of meeting with him to discuss his goals for our district and most importantly our high school.
BY SHIVANI MULAHOO Students, teachers, coaches, veterans and friends rose to the challenge — the Burpees for the Brave challenge, which took place in December at CHS in an effort to raise funds for the Intrepid Heroes Fund which helps injured veterans. The event was organized by Mr. McKanna, a CHS PE teacher, who […]
Technology seems to be gradually replacing the popularity of reading among young adults. Moreover, reading between the lines shows that students are losing the ability to read between the lines.
Along with students across the country, students at Coventry High School received concerning test scores on the PARCC exams after scores were released this past December. Most students turned out to be almost meeting or below the standard, and many students complained that the test was extremely difficult.
This club was created to promote healthy relationships between the straight members of Coventry High School and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ+). So far, the club has created unity between everyone who comes to the meetings.
After a year of attending Primal, I had a revelation. I was no longer the meek, self-conscious person with slumped shoulders who stepped into Primal that destined June evening. I had grown into something akin to the majestic mammoth. I possessed incredible strength. Strength to persist, strength to dig deep, strength to be positive in trying times, and even strength to squat two hundred pounds.
Jess DaBreo took just over a month to make the decision to commit. She is chasing after her D1 dream and making it a reality. Many may believe it is too early to make such a life long decision, but Jess knows what she wants and is going to chase it.
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