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 »

THS Academic Decathlon Takes Gold

Vittorio Colicci ’18 EE Staff Writer Following unprecedented success in its 2016 season, Trumbull High’s Academic Decathlon team has soared to great heights once again. On Saturday, February 27th, at the Connecticut USAD 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 »

2017 Superintendent’s College & Career Readiness Forum Message: Success Subsequent to Schooling

Kate Ariano ‘18 EE Features Editor “No matter what it is you decide to do…you have to like what you are doing…[because] part of being good at your job is being passionate More »

 

Social Media Bandwidth Changes

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Olivia Bonaventura ’17
EE Contributors

Trumbull High students created an uproar due to the ban of the one thing most important to them, social media. Just a few weeks ago, Trumbull High seemed to have banned all social media.

Students are not happy and have become increasingly frustrated due to the alleged social media ban. It seems that Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram have been blocked. Many students believe that this was put into place to make them less distracted and more focused in class. Understandably, they are not happy about it.

“I think everyone here is old enough to take responsibility of their own education and if they can’t pay attention for 45 minutes without their cell phone and the school needs to block it , then they aren’t ready to go to college.” says senior Sarah Koury.
An almost greater issue of this ban is due to the fact that apps such as Spotify and Pandora do not work. Many students feel that this impacts their learning and happiness at school because they cannot focus and quietly listen to music when doing classwork and homework.

“I listen to music to help me focus and avoid outside distractions. I actually use it to help me do work and it was taken away for me. I understand why they’d ban social media, I mean, it can be a distraction, but not Spotify. It actually helps me,” says senior Eva Stelman. Since music apps like Spotify aren’t social media, students like Eva don’t understand why it would need to be banned. However, it turns out the so called “social media ban” is not a ban at all.

“There has been a lot of traffic for Google Classroom, therefore there is priority for apps like that,” according to Technology Specialist Mrs.Scrofani. The new technological change is due to the thousands of devices connected to the wifi, which creates a backup for users. Therefore, documents on crucial education apps like Google Classroom, Quizlet and Turnitin are used first before a social media site.

“This has nothing to do with banning social media, students have the freedom to use their phone in their free time, it is solely the fact that a paper gets sent before a Snapchat,” said Mrs. Scrofani Technology specialist.
People are unaware of the staggering amount of devices connected to the school WiFi, therefore specific actions like this must be put in place to control the data traffic.

There will be work done over the summer to increase the capacity of the capacity of the school’s wifi, which
will further help the data issue. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a social media ban to detach students from their phone. It is merely making school related tasks online easier and more efficient.

BICEN Charges Towards Nationals

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Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Co-News Editor

After a great win at states, the Trumbull High School We the People team is moving on to the national competition.
The Trumbull High School We the People team has been around since the 1980s, and it has gone to the national competition some 20+ times.

Ms. Boland, the current instructor of the class, has been teaching the We the People class for the past 6 years, and the team has gone to nationals ever since.

We the People students are a select 24 from the senior class taking the AP US Government and Politics class. Student selection involves teacher recommendation and even an interview process.

Oh, The Places They’ll Go

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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 of intense rehearsal and daily practice, the group was thrilled to finally take the stage and showcase their talents for members of the Trumbull community to enjoy.

Under the direction of Trumbull High teachers Mrs. Jessica Spillane and Mrs. Shannon Bolan, students worked to perfect their performance skills to uphold their reputation as one of the top theatre programs in the state of Connecticut. Other members of the production staff included Frank and Abby Root, who directed choreography for the dance ensemble, as well as Jerold Goldstein, who served as a vocal coach.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Super Smartphone!

Manya Kidambi ’18
EE Co-Managing Editor

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the next phone in Samsung’s lineup.

On March 29, information about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was finally revealed to the public, giving consumers a myriad of reasons why it may be the most technologically advanced smartphone on the planet. The release date for this new phone is said to be April 21, so look out world, here it comes!

At a starting price of $720, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the market’s most expensive smartphone. There are many reasons why it is priced so high, however.

DECA Delviers at State Competition

Morgan Beck
EE Staff Writer

kylebeckThe THS DECA team earned top honors at the 65th State Career Development Conference at the Aqua Turf on March 13, 2017. Trumbull High had 47 members participate in the competition with over 1,000 students from Connecticut. The students competed as individuals or teams on a wide variety of topics.

In school the class prepared with example role plays, presenting to other teams who would give them a mock score based on rubrics similar to those used at the actual competition.

Strawberry Treats for a Sweet Spring

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

Spring is finally here! This flowerful season makes me think of fresh fruit and vibrant flowers. Spring is the perfect time to eat some delicious strawberries! These quick and easy recipes are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth.

strawberry ice creamRecipe #1: Strawberry Shortcake
Ingredients:
3 pints fresh strawberries
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup shortening
⅔ cup milk
2 tablespoons white sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 cups whipped heavy cream

Eagles Balance out the Season at Indoor Nationals

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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 from more than 40 states to perform for a chance at national glory.

For Trumbull High School runners representing their hometown, however, this was just another demonstration of their superior talents. Among the Eagles’ crowd were runners, Tyler Gleen, Colin McLevy, Tyler Rubush, Nigel Hayes, and Kate Romanchick.

The Hidden Figures Within Us All

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Freshman Brandon Travisano reading the book that inspired the movie.

Haley Travisano ’18
EE Staff Writer

“Here at NASA, we all pee the same color!” said Al Harrison, the lead supervisor in the John Glenn launch.

The movie, Hidden Figures, tells the historic story of three African American women who changed the face of NASA in 1961 by creating their own launch, while overcoming racisim and sexism in 127 minutes.

The movie highlights three women: Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who all worked in the division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Katherine was the brain of the group and worked with the calculations of the John Glenn launch. Dorothy was the unofficial supervisor of the African-American women and, lastly, Mary was an aspiring engineer.

THS Academic Decathlon Takes Gold

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Vittorio Colicci ’18
EE Staff Writer

Following unprecedented success in its 2016 season, Trumbull High’s Academic Decathlon team has soared to great heights once again. On Saturday, February 27th, at the Connecticut USAD Championship, it swept the board, earning a record-breaking 63 medals and the title of state champion for a second consecutive year. The bar had been set high, but the team’s hard work and perseverance paid off.

Learning from last year’s victory, team members quickly got to work familiarizing themselves with this year’s theme, World War II. For the months leading up to the competition, there was no shortage in preparation. Lessons held twice a week prepared team members for testing, while comprehensive self-study provided the backbone for knowledge into specialized topics.

Star System Offers Hope for Life

This artist’s impression shows the view from the surface of one of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. At least seven planets orbit this ultra cool dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth and they are all roughly the same size as the Earth. They are at the right distances from their star for liquid water to exist on the surfaces of several of them. This artist’s impression is based on the known physical parameters for the planets and stars seen, and uses a vast database of objects in the Universe.

Artist’s rendering of the TRAPPPIST-1 system. Depicted are the seven planets and their parent star.

Vittorio Colicci ’18
EE Staff Writer

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet back in 1992, the search for planets beyond our solar system has been on.
Large telescopes set up across and around the globe comb the sky for any candidates potentially harboring alien life. It was using one of these telescopes that scientists, on February 22, announced the discovery of a 7-planet star system named TRAPPIST-1, located about 40 light years away.


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