Girls Soccer Opens with a Win

Bhavya Bhushan ‘16 EE Senior Sports Editor Less than five minutes were left in the game when a Staples defender knocked sophomore Julie Keckler to the ground. The referee called the foul More »

Science Academy Students Tour MIT, Langer Lab

Manya Kidambi ’18 Anjeli Sambasivam ’18 EE Staff Writers Recently, the Science Academy, headed by Dr. Goodman from Agriscience, travelled up to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for an immersion in science and More »

THeSpians Score at Gala

Rachel Tropp EE Senior Entertainment Editor On Monday, June 1, the THeSpian Society headed up to the Waterbury Palace Theater for the annual Connecticut High School Music Theater Awards Gala, which has been More »

BICEN Takes National Competition, Wins Top Team in Northeast

Gabby Tropp ‘16 EE Staff Writer Trumbull High’s BICEN team had the honor of taking on Nationals in Washington D.C. this year. As the winners of the state competition in December, these students More »

Pointing Out the Positive

Alison Kuznitz ‘15 EE Co-Editor-in-Chief Recently, the Trumbull High School Link Crew program, a freshman transition and support club run by student leaders, was recognized for its participation in the Twentieth Annual More »


Girls Soccer Opens with a Win

Girls soccer runs a lap of the field after the game, celebrating their win. Photo courtesy of Meghan Mahar.

Bhavya Bhushan ‘16
EE Senior Sports Editor

Less than five minutes were left in the game when a Staples defender knocked sophomore Julie Keckler to the ground. The referee called the foul and the Wreckers defense formed a wall, ready to block the free kick which could win girls soccer the game.

As captain Jill Presser stepped up to take the kick, she knew she had the power to bring the score up from 3-2. The game had been tied at 2-2 for the entire second half and the girls wanted to take down one of the top teams in the FCIAC. The day before at practice, the girls had practiced this play. Presser said, “I remember that it was now or never. This was my chance to rise to the occasion.”

Presser ran up to the ball and chipped it over the wall and into the top corner of the goal. Staples goalie Anna Sivinski dove the wrong way, nowhere close to saving the ball. Realizing that they had taken the lead, the girls hugged each other and jumped on each other as the Black Hole which filled the stands went crazy.

A Successful Senior Class Photo

Lia Horyczun ‘16
EE Managing Editor


Members of the Class of ’16 gather at McDougall Stadium for the senior picture.

On Friday, September 18, the class of 2016 gathered together at McDougall Stadium to take the senior class photo. The class of 2016 has over 500 students who broke into groups to participate in the festive senior activity by standing on the bleachers with slogans on their shirts reading left to right. Senior Matthew Buckwald commented, “ I loved it! It was more work than I thought it would be to get the group together and make the shirts, but it was so worth it. Having just our class on the field was so surreal.”

The Emmy Awards 2015

Benjamin Vu ‘16
Senior Entertainment Editor

Actress Viola Davis with her Emmy from the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Actress Viola Davis with her Emmy from the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo courtesy of

On September 20, the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, California. Emmy Awards are given to those who have shown excellence in the television industry, similar to the Academy Awards for film or the Grammy Awards for music, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year, for the first time, the event was hosted by Andy Samberg.

That night, history was made as Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In her acceptance speech, Davis quoted the phrase of Harriet Tubman by saying “In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.”

Davis then proceeded to mention that opportunity was the sole obstacle that separated women of color from everyone else. It is impossible to win an Emmy for a role that is not yet available or existent.

Fall TV Preview

Rachel Tropp ‘16
EE Editor-in-Chief

Set your DVRs to tape, because the fall TV season is here and the line-up of new shows is definitely promising. Here are some of the best shows on the schedule:

Angel-From-Hell-CBS-logo-key-art-740x416Angel From Hell (CBS)
Premieres Nov. 5 at 9:30

Fans of Glee and Psych can look forward to the pairing of Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson in this new comedy about  dermatologist Allison Fuller and her questionable guardian angel Amy– as the title suggests, Amy may be a crazy person masquerading as an angel, yet that doesn’t explain all the things she knows about Allison’s life since childhood. The show’s creator, Tad Quill, asked, What would it be like if a guardian angel actually came into your life? … You would probably think that person was crazy. But a small part of you would hope that was true, because who wouldn’t want a guardian angel?” If all these questions don’t satisfy you, catch the show on Thursdays at 9:30 to discover the truth. 

Best Time EverBest Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC)
Premieres Sept. 15 at 10:00

This hour-long American Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will bring everybody’s favorite comedian, magician, and triple threat back to TV as the host of his own variety show. Its schedule includes guest appearances, performances, comedy skits, and more. While the network hasn’t been more specific on what to expect, with Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, the show can’t be too bad. After all, he’s hosted the Emmys, the Tonys, and the Academy Awards, so hosting a variety show should be old hat for him. Tune in Tuesdays at 10 to catch him in action.

CHICAGO MED -- Pictured: "Chicago Med" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)Chicago Med (NBC)
Premieres Nov. 17 at 10:00

Fans of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD can look forward to the newest series in the franchise about (what else?) the busy lives of the hospital workers in one of America’s largest cities. The characters from the other two series will guest star on occasion, but there will also be a whole new cast once again reinventing the hospital trope. This hour-long drama will probably be as captivating as its predecessors, so catch it Tuesdays at 10.

grandfathered-fox-tv-2Grandfathered (Fox)
Premieres Sept. 29th at 8:00

Anyone who has watched Full House or Drake and Josh should be thrilled at John Stamos and Josh Peck’s return to TV as a father-son duo in this new sitcom. The twist? Stamos’s character, Jimmy Martino, a recently divorced restaurant owner, didn’t know he had a son, never mind a granddaughter. Whatever the show’s plot cliches, the talent on camera is sure to make it worthwhile, so check it out on Tuesdays at 8.

scream-queens-01Scream Queens (Fox)
Premieres Sept. 22nd at 8:00

This horror-comedy anthology from one of the creators of Glee takes place in a an elite sorority, Kappa Kappa Tau. When Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) declares the sorority must accept all pledges, sorority leader Chanel Oberlin’s (Emma Roberts) world is set on end, and more trouble breaks out with a new murder every episode, as a serial killer is on the loose. The cast includes Lea Michele, Nasim Pedrad, Keke Palmer, Ariana Grande, and Nick Jonas, to name just a few, so make sure to set it to tape Tuesdays at 8. You won’t want to miss it.


Are Allergy Shots Worth It?

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Manya Kidambi ’18
EE Staff Writer

From what seems like forever, people have been allergic to a plethora of substances: pollen, ragweed, almonds, peanuts, and more. Coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, and the works have accompanied many throughout spring, and it is always hard for them to enjoy outdoor activities.

On the Big Screen: The Top Five Movies About College

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Rachel Tropp ’16
EE Senior Entertainment Editor

As the school year draws to a close, most of us dread the return of fall. But for the senior class, the nearing of September means the start of an exciting and long anticipated new chapter. To get a preview of the best myths and legends of college, check out some of these great movies.

More Than the Letters: Greek Life

Brittany Kubicko ’15
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

“Loving the Kappa Delta life!”

“Alpha Delta Phi is where it’s at!”

“Party tonight at Delta Theta Sigma!”

With the help of all media types, participating in Greek life at colleges and universities has become more popular over the years. There are many positive benefits with joining Greek life, as they provide a strong connection of brothers or sisters that will remain with you for the rest of your life. However, many fraternities and sororities have been pushed into negative light over the years, showing that joining one means more than just the letters.

English Teacher by Day, Writer by Night: Dr. Acerbo Authors Two Books With Two More in the Works


Dr. Acerbo holds her first novel, Apocalipsick. Photo courtesy of Lia Horyczun.

Alison Kuznitz ’15
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

Some of the most treasured novels, ranging from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to Little Women, were rejected countless times prior to becoming published.

Following in the footsteps of her predecessors, particularly Lord of the Flies author William Golding, Trumbull High School English teacher Dr. Acerbo sent her first novel, Apocalipstick, to twenty-one publishing companies.

Leaving the Nest: Seniors Weigh In on the Proper Age for College Readiness

pie graph updatedMonica Moussavian ’15
EE Contributor

On Sunday night I am frazzled as I try to perfect the last of my college applications before the 11:59 PM deadline. As I sit in my kitchen staring at the computer screen I cannot believe I have just applied to college.

RYLA: Building Leaders and Changing Lives


Teenagers from across Southern Connecticut participate in a trust-building activity at the Rotary Youth leadership Awards Conference (RYLA). Photo courtesy of Justin Mejia.

Justin Mejia ’15
EE Contributor

The Interact Club at THS is inspired by Rotary International and has worked side by side with Trumbull Rotary to benefit the community. Twice a year, Rotary Youth Services hosts RYLA, which is a three-day conference where students from 65 high schools in Southern Connecticut are invited to Camp Hazen YMCA in Chester, CT.

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