Rowing with the THS Spirit: Students Show Interest in Non-FCIAC Athletics

Katie DeRose ‘22 EE Senior Entertainment Editor As the 2019-2020 school year begins, Trumbull Athletic Department t-shirts, sporting the motto “PRACTICE LIKE A CHAMPION,” have once again become a common sight around More »

Science Academy Students Culminate Their Year with Trip to MIT

Katie DeRose ’22 EE Staff Writer As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, many clubs and other after school activities look to find memorable ways to put a close to their More »

Winter Percussion and World Guard Prepare for WGI Finals

Katie DeRose ‘22 EE Staff Writer As spring finally blossoms into Trumbull, the winter percussion and color guard both prepare to culminate their seasons with strong performances at the World Guard International More »

StEIGHT Champs

James Dubreuil ‘19 EE Co-Managing Editor After weeks of hard work and practice, the students of Ms. Boland’s United States Government and Constitutional Studies (also known as BICEN) class finally had the More »

 

Autumn at Agriscience

Kathryn Wilkinson ‘20
EE Science-Technology and News Editor

Trumbull Regional FFA’s chapter members have an exciting year ahead of them. The new officer team, which was announced at the May FFA meeting, was hard at work over the summer before the start of school planning events and preparing for the months ahead. Their goal is to host events that are not only fun for chapter members, but adhere to the core values of the National FFA Organization.

Before school had even begun, the annual Freshman Mixer had taken place on August 28th. This event welcomed the class of 2023 to Agriscience with games, tours, and the opportunity for new students to speak with the officer team. The officer team hoped to ease the nerves of new students before the first day of school.

Freshman Julia Wilkinson said, “The Freshman Mixer was a great event. I was happy to meet the officer team and connect with fellow students who were just as nervous I was to start high school and make new friends.”

Just recently, on September 20th, all of Agriscience took their annual trip the Eastern States Exposition in Massachusetts. The fun trip, enjoyed by all, allowed students to delve further into agriculture. The huge event, dubbed “New England’s Great State Fair”, featured exhibitions for every agricultural interest. From livestock, to giant pumpkins, and even a 600-pound butter sculpture, students from Agriscience had the day to explore. Of course, students also loved exploring the state buildings and filling up on the infamous Maine baked potatoes and New Hampshire macaroni and cheese.

Rowing with the THS Spirit: Students Show Interest in Non-FCIAC Athletics

Katie DeRose ‘22
EE Senior Entertainment Editor

As the 2019-2020 school year begins, Trumbull Athletic Department t-shirts, sporting the motto “PRACTICE LIKE A CHAMPION,” have once again become a common sight around campus, with students focusing on the fall athletic season. Whether it be for field hockey or football, a vast majority of the THS student body can be found eyeing FCIAC and CIAC championships, as they stay true to this motto and work a sweat at practice everyday. And this Golden Eagle mindset certainly does not end as the students step off campus.

At Great River Rowing, a local rowing program off of the Housatonic River in Shelton, CT, approximately 30% of competitive rowers are Trumbull High students, with other Trumbull students participating in the developmental rowing program and in programs with other clubs. Five days a week, not including regattas, these students get on the water to train with the same mindset they hold as a student at Trumbull High: Practice like a champion.

The high school may not offer rowing on campus due to the fact that it is not an FCIAC sport, but that does not stop students from following their interests. Sophomore Kyle Benjamin, who has rowed with Great River for two years, says, “From my first day, I knew it was a sport I was passionate about and wanted to give my all to.” Therefore, these students, including Benjamin, take their rowing skills elsewhere, working as hard as the students who train on campus and without the recognition.

Summer 19’ Adventures

Kathryn Wilkinson ‘20
EE Science-Technology and News Editor

When most high school students think of summer vacation, they might imagine relaxation, pool parties, and most importantly, two and a half months to catch up on sleep! However, two of Trumbull High’s students spent their summer in an incredibly unique way, reaching out of their comfort zones for once in a lifetime experiences. Senior Piper Glass and junior Amaya Mikolic-Berrios called upon their interests and future career aspirations this summer. The following interviews give insight into their experiences.

Can you give a brief overview of what you did this summer?
Piper Glass– “ I attended a program at Columbia University to further delve into the study of genetics and molecular biology, which is one of my main interests, and perhaps a career option for me in the future.”
Amaya Mikolic Berrios– “This summer I went to Chicago for a volunteer internship at a non-profit socialist magazine called In These Times. I found out about this opportunity through a close family relative. I lived in Chicago and worked from 9 ‘til 5 every day doing archival work, editing, and lots of fact checking.”

What did you learn from this experience?
Piper Glass– “I got to perform university level labs as an incoming senior in high school, which I thought was an amazing experience. I learned how to perform replica plating, how to grow yeast, and insert genes into plasmids, subsequently transforming bacterial cells.”
Amaya Mikolic Berrios– “I learned a lot about how the magazine and the journalism process works, like how in a full-fledged newspaper, editors meet and have headline meetings and pitch meetings. It is a lot more fun than just a regular office job, it’s more collaborative, and I was attracted to that. I learned a lot from the people I worked with and interviewed with.”

Make Room for Art!

Neya Kidambi ‘22
EE Features Editor

Think back to your first day of art class in elementary school. Walking into that colorful room and smelling the fresh paper, newly unboxed watercolors, and observing all of the creativity surrounding you. For me, the art room became a beautiful splash of color in an otherwise drab, brick school. When I went on to middle school, that bright and blissful feeling associated with art class followed me. I dipped my hands into fresh clay as I sculpted hummingbirds and learned how to use brushes to give my acrylic paintings texture. Life was good.

Until High School. Until AP classes started. Until endless hours of homework per night became a thing.

Freshman year was a change. I no longer had a period of watercolor painting in art class or making metal rings in Tech-Ed or baking in FACS to get me through the day. Instead, for 8 periods straight, I sat in a classroom and took notes. This year, I was determined to change things. I needed a break in the day.

That’s when I stumbled upon Visual Design during my sophomore year. In the short 5 weeks that I have been in this class, I can assure you that the class feels like a family. Students agree that the curriculum is both fun and challenging and from painting outside to playing art jeopardy, Mrs. Durand and Visual Design have become something I look forward to in the day.

Cross Country Starts Strong

Joshua Dubreuil ‘20
EE Senior Sports Editor

Captain Jackie Zhang leads the Cross Country team to victory.

The Trumbull Eagles Cross Country team is on to a terrific start to the season with a strong starting record. After their first away meet at Fairfield Warde High School against the Warde Mustangs, the St. Joseph’s Cadets, and the Greenwich Cardinals, the Eagles currently have a record of 9-3, and the future is only looking brighter.

During the race, the varsity runners had to run a 5000m race (approximately 3.1 miles). Trumbull’s top finisher was Senior Cyrus Asgari, who came in 3rd place out of 62 total runners. Asgari finished with a time of 17:26.31, and had a few words to say about the team: “Our key to success was having a well rounded effort from the entire varsity team. We were in the middle of a rough period of training and racing but needed to stay in a warrior mindset with a unified team effort.”

Right behind Asgari, Sophomore Varujan Edwards and Junior Joseph Gregory finished with times of 17:32.15 and 17:48.63.
Junior Devin Ferraria, placing 6th in the meet for Trumbull with a time of 18:36.10, also had something to say about the team: “The Eagles have been working tremendously hard since June,” said Ferrari, “The top seven have shown amazing improvements throughout the summer. We have definitely bonded as a team and I am excited to see what the future has in store for us.”

Observations on the High School Hierarchy

Amaya Mikolič-Berrios ‘21
Mishka Kapoor ‘21
EE Co Editors-in-Chief

With the beginning of a new school year comes a shift in the dynamic of high school. Seniors have graduated, juniors become the new seniors, and eighth graders, once the kings of middle school, are now the babies of high school. As the convenient scapegoats of the entire school, freshmen become the cause of every upperclassman’s (and even sophomore’s) grievances. A-Hall corner has stop-and-go traffic, lunch lines take an eternity, bathrooms are packed: It’s those dang freshmen again.

When the first day of school begins, anxious students stumble through the doors heading for their advisory classes. For sophomores, juniors, and seniors, this is a routine and mundane schedule: nearly automatic. Yet for incoming freshmen, bombarded by a sea of link crew shirts, the quest to find the right class is often overwhelming. “What’s ‘No-Name’? Why is C15 in the Literacy Center hallway instead of C-Hall? Where on Earth is M-Wing?” As rising juniors who no longer wander the halls in a stupor looking for their next class, it is sometimes slightly amusing to watch the struggling freshmen.

2019 Football Season Opener

Photos courtesy of Katie DeRose & Taylor D’Andrea
EE Entertainment Editor
EE Staff Photographer

Joshua Dubreuil ’20
EE Sports Editor

With a successful start to the football season, the Trumbull High School Eagles defeated the Central High School Hilltoppers on Friday, September 13th, with a score of 42 – 6.  Captains Kyle Atherton, Matt Delaney, Coby Levison, Nolan Shay, and Cole Smith lead the team to a great victory. On Friday, September 20th, the Eagles will be facing Greenwich at home at McDougal Stadium for another exciting game, and all students are welcome to come and cheer on their school, costing only $4 a ticket for students.

Eagle’s Eye Announces Staff for New School Year

 

The Eagle’s Eye
Editors 2019-20

Co Editors-in-Chief
Amaya Mikolic-Berrios
Mishka Kapoor

News/Science Editor
Kathryn Wilkinson

Features Editor
Neya Kidambi

Entertainment Editor
Katie DeRose

Sports Editor
Joshua Dubreuil

A Hello

Amaya Mikolic-Berrios ‘21
EE Editor-in-Chief 2019-2020

I have dreamed of becoming a writer since I was ten years old, but only a few years ago did I realize that journalism was the path for me. Ever since, I have done my best to enter the world of reporting. Joining the high school newspaper seemed an obvious for me, and I have loved being a part of the small community since the moment I had my first article published. As a freshman, I was ambitious and strove to make a mark on our school through my writing. I am ecstatic to have been provided with the opportunity to lead The Eagle’s Eye as Editor-In-Chief next year and I know next year is going to be exciting for THS and The Eagle’s Eye.

I would like to thank Arnav and Manan for the endless support they have shown the writers. They have shown that beyond being talented writers, the team at The Eagle’s Eye is a dedicated, passionate group, and I aim to even further enhance the sense of community felt there. A special thanks to Mr. Pelligra, who has guided me and inspired me to achieve my dreams. I know I would not be where I am today without his help. I cannot wait to work with the amazing writers and editors next year to create an evermore successful newspaper that continues to elevate the welcoming environment among students and staff. Enjoy summer vacation, everyone!

Some Goodbyes…

Arnav Srivastava ‘19
EE Editor-In-Chief

Lured into Eagle’s Eye Newspaper as a mere freshman with ambitions of “trying something new,” little did I expect that I’d find myself an avid journalist. Yet one article led to another, and every article fostered a stronger love for writing.

By sophomore year, I found my home as Opinions Editor. Shaping readers’ perspectives with respectful and fair arguments, I was the messenger of truth, encouraging an exchange of ideas from Drivers’ Ed to organic food. Pizza-night in the library (we’re rebel-nerds) bonding with writers/editors as I edit articles and design layout – and I was hungry for more.

As Editor-in-Chief, my plate was full. Forming and coordinating article topics, guiding editors and staff, managing funding, editing articles, developing layouts, pushing deadlines – with my wonderful team, together, we make a more connected Trumbull High School.


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