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Decathletes Shred Through the Competition

Ethan Bachand ‘18 EE Co-News Editor This past weekend, the Trumbull High School Academic Decathlon team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to participate in the national competition for the second year straight. Over 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 »

Eagles Balance out the Season at Indoor Nationals

Ishan Negi ’18 EE Co-Sports Editor Friday, March 10 marked the 19th annual occasion of the New Balance Indoor Nationals. This competition of utmost prestige calls the nation’s best track and field athletes More »

Ricci’s Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy

      Colonial on the outside and modern within, our barber and cosmetology school began as Ricci’s Academy of Cosmetology in 1992 and converted to Ricci’s TONI&GUY® Hairdressing Academy in September of 2013. Our More »

 

Technology Education Students Lead the Race to Innovation

Johnny McLeod driving in heat 2.

Manya Kidambi ‘18
EE Co-Editor in Chief
Vittorio Colicci ‘18
EE Head Science Reporter

As fossil fuels slowly become obsolete, the application of alternative energies to everyday life is growing increasingly important. Innovations like electric cars will help free us from an unsustainable dependence on gasoline and could revolutionize how we view transportation. Focusing on developing more efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles could be the next step to creating a greener planet.

Recently, Transportation Technology students had the opportunity to build their own alternative energy vehicle and compete in a race at the Berlin Raceway in Berlin, CT. The vehicles (more specifically, go carts) each ran on a one horsepower DC electric motor and two 12 volt car batteries. Led by instructor Matthew Iaccarino, the students drove their way to success as they finished in first place for a second consecutive year.

The Show Goes On!

Kate Ariano ‘18
EE Senior Features Editor

Nick Gomez-Colon introduces his composition prior to it’s performance.

The choir without a doubt performed a joyful show for their audience last Tuesday, leaving the crowd in smiles and tears as it was the graduating seniors’ last show of their high school career.

After being postponed from the original May 18 date due to issues with the air conditioning system in the auditorium, the choir concert was nothing short of successful this time around. A couple songs in the program like “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Balleilakka” featured new and exciting choreography from students Colin McLevy and Kavya Ganugapati. The audience commenced into cheers and laughs that rang throughout the auditorium.

Top 10 Activities for Summer

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

  1. Spend a day at the pool and read a book.
  2. Visit a local beach and collect some seashells or have a picnic.
  3. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make some s’mores.
  4. Stargaze in your backyard with some friends.
  5. Take a road trip.
  6. Go to Six Flags or a local amusement or water park.
  7. Spend a few hours on a hot air balloon for a fun evening with your friends.
  8. Visit a local lake and take a swim.
  9. Go on a hike at a local state park or trail.
  10. Have a water balloon fight in your backyard with friends or family.

Questbridge: An Alternative Road to College

Katie Boback ‘17
EE Sr. Entertainment Editor

Even with college prices consistently on the rise, taking out a daunting pile of loans is not the only way to ease the burden of attending college.

Questbridge is a non-profit organization that attempts to provide low-income, top high school students with an affordable education at the country’s best schools. They provide scholarship opportunities to high school juniors, and for seniors, a program called the college match.

Eagles Fly Away From the Nest

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-News Editor

Every year, one of the most exciting parts of May is looking back on where seniors were accepted to college and what schools got the most applicants. The Class of 2017 did not leave us bored, as this year’s departing seniors had a combination of tradition, new territory, and continued high degrees of excellence.

Like every year, there was the annual outflux of students to the most popular college in Connecticut: UConn. With the added benefit of having a sports team that almost guarantees a victory every time that they play, the school boasts over 32,000 enrolled students , which provides the big school feeling that is still close to home. Students from Trumbull have always applied and attended UConn, especially Storrs, in great numbers.

Young Scientists Explore Secrets of DNA

Arnav Srivastava ’19
EE Co-opinions Editor

On Tuesday, May 23, Mr. Winters’ AP Biology Class and Dr. Goodman’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Honors Biology Classes represented THS at Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Although the drive was long, it was well worth it: as Christina On explains, “the trip was an eye opening experience because we got to do things we wouldn’t usually do in a regular classroom environment, and I am truly grateful for this opportunity.”

Upon reaching the Center, students began their learning experience with a hands on laboratory experiment. Students were given the opportunity to expand their science skills by inserting the gene GFP from a jellyfish, which when expressed gives the organism a green bioluminescent property when exposed to UV light, into a strain of E. Coli bacteria. The goal was to experiment with recombinant DNA, and give the E. Coli the desired glowing property by manipulating its system and modifying its genetic code. James Dubreuil admits “it made feel like a real and professional scientist despite being a sophomore. It was really neat seeing a studied concept come together and physically witness an impactful change made by science.” The experiment consisted of professional tools and methods, and was able to give a truly insightful look into a science research-based career.

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Co-News Editor

Last week, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey had served as FBI Director since September of 2013. For one, the President was not pleased with the way the situation with Hillary Clinton’s compromised emails was handled, being one reason for his firing. This sudden dismissal of Comey from his head FBI position also effectively ended all investigations involving ties with President Trump and whether or not his campaign had involvement with the Russian government or other Russian nationals to change the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election.

In a message to Comey, President Trump stated, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.” The growing tensions between the investigation revolving around Russia’s interference and President Trump’s assertions about Russia’s noninvolvement clearly heated up into the ultimate action taken by the President last Tuesday.

Woolery Slam Dunks on the Competition

Kate Ariano ‘18
EE Features Editor

Poetry slam MC’s: “Beans” and Danny Hoffman

Have you ever heard a poem about Donald Trump and Alexa, the Amazon device, using their powers to kill the bees and inevitably Beyonce? Or what about how a past love has shaped you into who you are today? Perhaps you heard the one about the bathroom epidemic and mexican food at school being too hot. As a matter of fact, that is the poem that won the entire Poetry Slam for junior Daejah Woolery last Friday night.  

Woolery expresses that “Most performers I’ve talked to will tell you they always either remember every detail of being on stage, or none at all. This year, I remember every action and I’m glad I do. It;s a highlight of my time at THS.”

Committees Debate at Model Congress Spring Conference

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Co-News Editor

This week, Model Congress had their second ever school-wide conference. For several hours after school, students debated a wide variety of topics, such as net neutrality, improved rehabilitation in prisons, and mandatory vaccinations for schooling children. Students were organized into two committees: the House Ethics Committee, and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

The conference was a great success, with heated debate on a wide variety of topics, allowing our students to use their critical thinking skills and further develop their abilities to be able to think on their feet.

Global Cyberattack: Possible Link to North Korea?

Manan Manchanda ’19
EE Co-News Editor

Earlier this week, a massive cyberattack by a virus known as WannaCry, targeted over 300,000 machines in over 150 countries. The WannaCry virus is a type of ransomware, which encrypts one’s data on their machine and demands a ransom payment in the deep web cryptocurrency called Bitcoin.

Researchers have found possible links between the WannaCry software and a separate virus created by the Lazarus group, which does have connections to North Korea. The connections were found by multiple researchers, most notably, one researcher at Google on Monday this week.


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