Model Congress Takes It To The House

Ethan Bachand ‘18 EE Co-Managing Editor Jessica Parillo ‘18 EE Co-Editor in Chief As the first quarter ends, it is just the beginning for the Trumbull High School Model Congress team, under More »

THSGEMB Marches in Style

Jessica Parillo ‘18 EE Co-Editor in Chief When the Golden Eagle Marching Band performed at their first competition on September 16, they were almost unrecognizable. Gone were the familiar white jackets and More »

Oh, The Places They’ll Go

Jessica Parillo ’18 EE Co-Managing Editor On Friday, March 17th, the Trumbull High Theatre Department brought the world of Dr. Seuss to life with their outstanding performance of Seussical The Musical. After months More »


Co-ed Isn’t the Best Ed: The Dawn of Girls in Boy Scouts

James Dubreuil ‘19
EE Staff Writer

Boy Scouts. For years and years, it has been Boy Scouts. On October 11th, the 107-year-old organization known as the Boy Scouts of America announced that girls will be allowed to join scouting packs, troops, and even work to reach the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

Have you ever heard of the Gold Award? How about Eagle Scout? These two awards are the highest rank in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Most people only recognize one, and it is probably the latter. As Harrison Gilberti (‘19), an active member of the scouting program for over 12 years, explains, “the Eagle Scout award is universally acknowledged by society, but what even is the Gold Award?” This is just one of the reasons that many girls wanted this plan of action to take place. One Eagle Scout, Arnav Srivastava (‘19), does not believe that “… allowing girls into Boy Scouts is a step in the right direction.” Rather than allowing girls into the Boy Scouts, he believes that it would be a more logical idea to fortify the Girl Scouts program and make it of equal foundation to that of the Boy Scouts.

A Right Turn For Driver’s Ed?

Arnav Srivastava ‘19
EE Senior Opinions Editor

Across the nation, finally turning the glorious 16-years-old comes with a dreaded opportunity of its own: Driver’s Education. In order for any highschooler of age to ultimately earn their driver’s license, they must first pass their state’s permit test, and then take a Driver’s Education course as well as gain on-road driving experience.

However, over time, high schoolers have began voicing their discontent with the Driver’s Education license obtaining process, and perhaps for a good reason too.

For one thing, the process of ensuring drivers’ knowledge seems a little illogical. To prove one’s proficiency if the Connecticut Driver’s Manual, one conventionally takes the CT Permit Test prior to Driver’s Ed, whereas the purpose of Driver’s Ed is to have students fully understand all information provided in the Driver’s’ Manual and teach students how to be a safe driver.

Although previously Driver’s Ed was offered before the written driver’s’ test, its current setup is a little strange, since drivers are essentially proving sufficient knowledge by earning their permit, making the class somewhat redundant for the overwhelming number of students who have earned their permit in advance.

The Phone of the Future…in 2017

Ashley Matera ‘18
EE Contributor

Wireless charging, an all glass design, and the fastest, smartest chip ever. They all seem like things of the future but instead are happening now! These are just some of the features of the all new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The two new additions to the iPhone family were released on September 22, 2017.

“I like the look of the iPhone 8 and I also like the new upgrades it has,” senior Ramije Egriu said.

Prices ranging from $699 to $949 may stop you from even considering to purchse this phone but the new features make it difficult to stay away. An all new design featuring Apple’s most durable glass, for instance, gives the product extra water and dust resistance.

Improved from older models, both battery life and storage capacity have been increased. The new iPhone can also have between 64 or 256 GB of memory, and the fastest and smartest chip to ever be in a smartphone.

Remembering Our Heroes: World War I

Mike Magut ‘20
EE Staff Writer

Nothing holds more power than our history. Events that occurred in the past have effectively created everything that we have and understand today. All periods of history should be remembered, as they gave us this very world that we have come to know.

Now, as we approach the 100th anniversary of the Great War armistice, it is time to look back at one of the most important events in known history: World War I.

Starting November 17, Central Connecticut State University will host a World War I exhibit in the Burritt Library to commemorate the period of U.S. involvement.

The exhibit contains displays of rare, authentic uniforms and equipment of servicemen and sailors.
A special focus of the display will feature Connecticut veterans and their wartime experience.

The Orionids and More to Come

Amaya Mikolič-Berrios ‘21
EE Staff Writer

The evening of October 20th featured a spectacular show for everyone who happened to be looking at the night sky. The peak of the Orionid meteor shower, also known simply as the Orionids, sparked star gazers’ interest for more than just its beauty.
According to astronomer Bob Berman from an interview with Doyle Rice of USA Today, these meteors are special because they are actually “fragments of the most famous comet of all time, Halley’s Comet.”

The shower is caused by Earth’s orbit passing through the debris created by Halley’s Comet. This debris is what makes up the “shooting stars” we can see in the night sky. Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office predicts, “Bits of comet dust hitting the atmosphere should give us a couple dozen of meteors per hour.” In comparison to the average, about ten to fifteen meteors per hour, this is a much higher rate.

Crossing Out Old Records at XC FCIACs

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Senior News Editor

Tyler Rubush in the final stretch.

This past month, the Boys’ Cross Country team finished off their season with a big win at FCIACs, placing third overall. As Trumbull finished with 109 points, they surpassed their close rivals Danbury and New Canaan with 111 and 118 points respectively, earning a lower score and ultimately placing them higher overall.

Trumbull has not placed ahead of Danbury at the FCIAC championship meet in almost 40 years. This streak was broken when Chris Lepore (‘19) and Tyler Rubush (‘18) led the Trumbull Boys XC team to their amazing performance at this year’s championship meet.

As a result of Trumbull’s exceptional performance, many personal best times were set. Tyler Rubush, one of this year’s captains, passed 7 runners in the final 200m of the race, including junior Chris Lepore, and finished 1st Team all-FCIAC in 15th place.

FFA Sprouts New Ideas on Farming

All ten FFA members representing the Trumbull Chapter at the National Convention.

Kathryn Wilkinson ‘20
EE Staff Writer

The week of October 24th through 28th, ten students who attend the Agriscience and Biotechnology Center had the opportunity to attend the FFA, or Future Farmers of America National Convention, in Indianapolis.

The students began traveling at 3:45 am on that Tuesday morning to Bradley International Airport with a quick layover in Chicago before they arrived in Indianapolis.

The FFA helps members develop leadership skills and builds character in its members to be successful in all their endeavors. Members strive to attain success by serving their local chapter and by developing their own leadership skills.

BSocc Legacy Lives On

Senior Captain Nikos Xenakis fending off an opponent.

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Senior Sports Editor

After the 2016-2017 soccer season concluded, there was doubt in the hearts of many who were hesitant of the successive years’ performance. What would the team do without all the illustrious seniors who had racked up accolades over their high school years and were now off to Division 1 college careers? Could the younger members possibly achieve a bar set so high?

Our 2017-2018 squad’s season has dissolved any of those doubts. With a thrilling regular and postseason, the boys have met the standard set so high by last year’s roster. Although off to a shaky start, they managed to pick themselves back up with a late rush of “dubs”. With early losses to Ludlowe and Stamford, the team knew that they had to regain their position at the top of the league, regardless of their low seeding.

Model Congress Takes It To The House

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

Jessica Parillo ‘18
EE Co-Editor in Chief

As the first quarter ends, it is just the beginning for the Trumbull High School Model Congress team, under the direction of advisor Ms. Boland. By the end of a one month span, the club will have participated in three different conferences, the premier trip being to Washington D.C. in mid-November.

The club kicked off their fall competitions on October 21st, when eleven students attended a local day conference at Wilton High School. In preparation for the competition, each individual wrote their own bill addressing a topic of their choice. The day was spent debating issues from students loans to foreign policy, culminating with a crisis committee related to North Korea’s nuclear threat at the end of the conference.

Even for an experienced member of the club, the day conference proved to be rewarding, as senior Shane Carley (‘18) would note. “The Wilton Model Congress Conference was truly a great experience,” Carley recalled, “Not only did I get to spend a day with some good friends but I got to hone my skills in competition. Ultimately, this conference made me more confident in presenting bills.”

Treatsgiving for Thanksgiving

Jonathon Moreno ‘21
EE Staff Writer

When it comes to early winter or late fall, people start to think of things like snow falling from the sky or the trees rustling in the cool air. The holidays are on their way, so here are two desserts you can make for your favorite holiday.

Pumpkin Pie
This would be the perfect dessert to bring to your family thanksgiving party or maybe just for the sake of baking it for fun!

1 15 ounce (oz) can of pumpkin
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground ginger
½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon of salt
1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)

Directions: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Put all ingredients except for pie crust, into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour into pie crust and bake in oven for 15 minutes.

Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees F and continue to bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into pie comes out cleanly. Take pie out of oven and let cool. Once cool, you may serve the dessert!

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