Model Congress Travels To Philadelphia

Manan Manchanda ‘19 EE Staff Writer Earlier this month, Trumbull Model Congress had the opportunity to attend Penn Model Congress. These students were able to partake in heavy bill-debating that centered around real More »

Bicen Takes 8th In The Nation

Rachel Tropp ’16 EE Editor-in-Chief After months of preparation, the THS Bicen team headed off to Washington, D.C. for nationals on April 22nd. Having swept the state competition, winning in every category, the More »

Trumbull Model UN Takes Boston

Jessica Parillo ’18 EE Senior Opinions Editor The weekend of March 18th – 20th was a busy one for the Trumbull Model UN club, who participated in EagleMUNC, a conference hosted by Boston More »

BEI Legislative Forum A Success

Kate Ariano ’18 EE Staff Writer Thursday, March 10, in the Senior Lounge, state educational leaders and legislators offered students and parents an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of legislators. The More »

 

Boys Baseball Loses to Darien

Joe Nemcheck excelled during the FCIAC Championship game against Darien.

Joe Nemcheck excelled during the FCIAC Championship game against Darien.

Bhavya Bhushan ’16
EE Senior Sports Editor

After a 15-7 season, boys baseball made it to the FCIAC Championship. The boys played the Darien Blue Wave on May 25th at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Unfortunately, the team, which entered playoffs seeded third, lost to the Blue Wave, but it was a hard fought battle.

The boys lost 3-2 in eight innings, a close battle with superb performances from the team. Joe Nemcheck threw six scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts for the team. Head coach Phil Pacelli told the Trumbull Times, “That’s Joe. He’s a bulldog. He wiggles his way out of trouble. We couldn’t have asked for any more.”

In addition, Dustin Siqueira and Andrew Lojko scored on singles off the bat of Kris DiCocco.

Though they lost, the boys put up a challenge for Darien and played an incredible game.

Team Caroline and Mia Tutu Trot

13227062_941921769258824_5202146942423836014_nBhavya Bhushan ’16
EE Senior Sports Editor

On June 5th, the Team Caroline and Mia Tutu Trot will take place on the fields behind Trumbull High School. The 1.7 mile relay race is dedicated to two young girls at Jane Ryan Elementary School who are fighting cancer. One of the girls, Mia, is the daughter of Mr. James McCaffrey.

The race has two goals. The first is to show the girls that the community they live in can rally behind them and bring love, joy, and light into the daily struggles of fighting cancer. The second is to provide monetary support for both families as they each continue their treatment and daily lives.

Top Runner Katelynn Romanchick’s Journey as an Athlete

Katelynn Romanchick smiles after crossing the finish line of the 1600 run at the Greater Hartford Invitational on May 14. Romanchick matched the school record of 5:07.69, also earning herself a personal record.

Katelynn Romanchick smiles after crossing the finish line of the 1600 run at the Greater Hartford Invitational on May 14. Romanchick matched the school record of 5:07.69, also earning herself a personal record.

Bhavya Bhushan ’16
EE  Senior Sports Editor

Over the last three years, Katelynn Romanchick has earned the school record for the mile, consistently placed first for the cross country team, and has been voted captain for next year’s cross country and track teams. Her achievements as a runner are outstanding. Surprisingly, as a freshman Romanchick’s only plan was to play basketball.

Romanchick said, “I only ran a couple of 5k’s before and I thought running was gross. I never wanted to keep up with it.” However, Romanchick’s plans quickly changed when her mother signed her up for cross country without telling her.

Sports Authority Declares Bankruptcy

Sports Authority on Main Street in Bridgeport is scheduled to close down as the company has declared bankruptcy.

Sports Authority on Main Street in Bridgeport is scheduled to close down as the company has declared bankruptcy.

Arnav Srivastava ’19
EE Staff Writer

hority always has the quality equipment you need to get your game on. However, the famed sports equipment retailer had claimed bankruptcy in March. Although the company had excellent products at great prices, the company was lacking in one crucial perspective: online sales. It is now becoming a moderate trend for giant companies such as Sports Authority to suffer great loss due to their incapability in online sales. Now, one of the world’s most successful sports retailers is hurtling down towards its doom.

Although it had seemed that Sports Authority had a sturdy plan to solve the crisis, in which they would close about 140 stores and keep on functioning independently, Sports Authority’s position is only worsening. All of the investors of Sports Authority seem to dislike the company’s plan to sell some stores (earning some money) and continue operating, and refuse to fund it. Without any capital, the company is put in jeopardy and has minimal ability to exploit any of its plans.

Rookie to Recruited: The High School Athlete Struggle

Sophomore Shannon Siebold takes the ball down the field past Brookfield's Savannah Ryan.

Sophomore Shannon Siebold takes the ball down the field past Brookfield’s Savannah Ryan.

Katelynn Romanchick ’17
EE Staff Writer

It’s a dream for the majority of high school athletes to be able to extend their sports careers into college. After high school, everything is expanded. The competition, the intensity, the love for your sport; all these aspects are built upon, and that’s why it’s so appealing to the most determined and talented at school.

In high school, the key word is recruitment. Colleges look for athletes performing well on the field and in the classroom, choosing a select few for their programs. For some sports, recruiting is clear cut. Sports like cross country and swimming and diving provide clear times and amounts for colleges to look at. However in many sports, the process is more complicated, and much more work.

Reality Winners

The winner of Season 10 of the Voice, Alisan Porter. She was on Team Christina Aguilera.

The winner of Season 10 of the Voice, Alisan Porter. She was on Team Christina Aguilera.

Benjamin Vu
EE Senior Entertainment Editor

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 was a big night for reality competition shows. Both ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and NBC’s The Voice crowned the winners of the show.

The winner of season 10 of The Voice was Alisan Porter. Her coach was Christina Aguilera. This would be the first time that a female judge had ever won the show. In the past, Blake Shelton, Usher, Adam Levine, and Pharrel Williams have all won the show at least once. Shelton and Levine have won multiple times.

Zombies and Romance

The novel was written by Trumbull High School's own, Dr. Lisa Acerbo

The novel was written by Trumbull High School’s own, Dr. Lisa Acerbo

Benjamin Vu
EE Senior Entertainment Editor

Michael Kalendra
EE Staff Writer

The novel Apocalipstick was written by Trumbull High’s own, Dr. Lisa Acerbo back in 2013. This is a great story for everyone as it has something for everyone whether it is zombies or romance.

The book begins with a virus that has wiped out the population creating zombies.. The main protagonist, Jenna, lives in this post-apocalyptic world as she tries to stay one step ahead of the shambling dead. After losing everything she once knew, she needs to quickly adapt to be able to move on and survive.

Poetry Slam is Slam Dunk

Rachel Tropp ’16

The winner of the Poetry Slam, Emma Hopwood, poses for a group photo with her friends after the slam ends.

The winner of the Poetry Slam, Emma Hopwood, poses for a group photo with her friends after the slam ends.

EE Editor-in-Chief

Gabrielle Tropp ’16
EE Senior News Editor

On Friday, May 20th, hundreds of students gathered in the THS auditorium to watch words come to life. Thirty poets, narrowed down from an audition pool of fifty, came together to share thoughts on life and loss, love and family, mental illness and beauty. The audience laughed and cried in turn as the poets told both jokes and personal tales, with themes ranging from suicide to school stress.

The occasion marked the fifth year in a row that THS Poetry took the stage in this annual poetry slam, a tradition that has now become a huge part of THS. Poetry classes taught by Mrs. Balter, Mrs. Shupp, and Mrs. Garcia have been working for months to plan the event, including fundraising by selling T-shirts and getting advertising sponsors, funds which went partially to the prizes earned by the top five poets, ranging from headphones to a GoPro.

Editor’s Pick: A “Purr”fect Stress Reliever

Kristi Bui ’16
EE Co-Managing Editor

Cats that have appeared in Kristi Bui’s personal file of Neko Atsume.

Cats that have appeared in Kristi Bui’s personal file of Neko Atsume.

Editor Kristi Bui and her friends have taken to a new method to relax, in a form of a game phone app called Neko Atsume.

How to play
To play the game, players place objects in different locations on a screen. These objects will attract different types of cats and the game is played in real time, meaning that cats come and go throughout the day. Players must also place food for the cats; otherwise, they will not visit. After the visiting cats leave, they leave either silver or gold fish, which can be used to purchase more objects for cats. Besides that, there are special rare cats that only appear in certain circumstances, which are variable depending on what food and what objects the player has out.

A way to unwind
The game has been a stress reliever for my friends and I. Since we’re all seniors, we’re often stressed out from school work and college preparations. Thus, it’s nice to just drop everything throughout the day and check on the cats.

Top Ten Activities For Summer

bizzaroChristina DeBenedetto ’16
EE Staff Writer

  1. Take a trip into NYC to see a Broadway play.
  2. Go to Six Flags or Lake Compounce.
  3. Set up a tent and a fire to camp in your backyard.
  4. Get a bunch of friends together to have a barbecue.
  5. Go hiking at Sleeping Giant State Park.
  6. Have a picnic at Five Pennies Park (or if you are feeling really adventurous – Central Park in NYC).
  7. Start a neighborhood game of Ultimate Frisbee or volleyball.
  8. Enjoy a day at the beach and start a collection of sea glass.
  9. Go on a scavenger hunt with a group of friends.
  10. Geocaching.

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