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  • Litchfield County farm sees benefit in Community Supported Agriculture

    Story by Olivia Lautier, Shepaug Valley High School The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during […]

  • The Morgan School Swooshes for Change

    Story by Sophia Muce and Lily Cummings, Morgan PawPrint Reporters for The Morgan School CLINTON – The staff of The Morgan School in Clinton, Connecticut goes head-to-head against the students in a basketball game that works to raise money for a different cause each year. While many schools host student versus faculty basketball games, the rich history of Swoosh for Change sets The Morgan School apart from the others. Swoosh for Change began in 2013. The event was the brainchild […]

  • South Windsor High raises money for CCMC

    Story by Hannah Mitchell and Jaylene Ferrabelo More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital every year. South Windsor For The Kids is an annual 4 hour dance marathon to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.South Windsor High School Seniors Katelyn Hunter and Rachel Violette were in charge of theevent this year. “We really thought about how we wanted to beat our goal of $7,000 from last year and wethought about having more fundraising teams and have even more […]

  • NFA students host mayoral debate

    Written by Karen Lau Students from the Young Voters Society, Honors Politics Class, and Robertsine Duncan NAACP Youth Council gained real-world experience hosting the Norwich City mayoral debate. On October 11, Democrat Derell Wilson, Republican Peter Nystrom, Libertarian Bill Russell, and petitioning candidates Joseph Radecki and Jon Oldfield discussed issues ranging from the working hours of the mayor to economic development and taxes. Shea Lee, President of NFA’s Young Voters Society, said, “Getting involved in the community and seeing who […]

  • Dealing with addiction in youth

    Story by Olivia Lautier, Shepaug Valley High School Addiction to a particular substance, thing, or activity is no joke. It is an epidemic sweeping our nation without prejudice. Olivia Lautier tells the story of Connor Lautier, her brother to raise awareness about addiction. It is something that impacts not only the people struggling with addiction, but also everyone around them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses from 2000-2016, and […]

  • Helping abused animals thrive

    Story by Yasmine Alami Not far from the bustling city of Connecticut’s capital, Hartford, is a safe haven for animals in the small town of Ashford. The town is home to Our Companions Animal Rescue, the only one of its kind in New England. Founded in 2002, the Sanctuary is known as Connecticut’s first animal rescue, rehabilitation and adoption center. The building houses animals that have been traumatized, neglected and abused, making them extremely vulnerable. However, through the compassionate works […]

  • Students in Madison help feed the hungry

    By Ellie Shea and Kelley Levis Usually community service is seen as a chore, however, a group of students at Daniel Hand High School crave the experience to help others. Feeding Connecticut, a student-run club at DHHS volunteers at local organizations to support those who are not financially stable enough to feed themselves. Every Saturday, the club treks to The Community Soup Kitchen in New Haven where they serve a hot breakfast to a line of hungry people out the door […]

  • Wilton schools work to cut down on waste headed to landfills

    The Zero Waste initiative, which started as a research project in Family Consumer Science and I-STEM classes is now in progress at Middlebrook school in Wilton. Last year the students and teachers calculated that our school alone produced over 20,000 lbs of waste that could have been redirected, which is comparable to two adult elephants. Waste that could be recycled and reused not only helping our school but the environment. Food waste that is composted does not add to the […]

  • Family works to transform Warren dairy farm into a winery

    Story by Michael Iannazzo The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during Friday’s Morning News at […]

  • New restaurant in Mystic features grass fed meat

    The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station’s mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during Friday’s Morning News at 6:20, a.m. 8:20 a.m., […]