Congratulations to our two winners: Alex Marcus and Sasha Pierne!
The Eagle’s Eye will be raffling off a pair of tickets to two of the summer’s hottest events! Raffle tickets will be sold at $1 each and proceeds will support publication of your school newspaper. Enter to win in the Commons during all lunch periods from Wednesday May 18th to Friday May 20th.
Direct from sell-out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live is coming to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on August 26th.
Featuring 30 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels!* Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils.
Expect to see the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, actions sports, theatrical spectacular!
Vans Warped Tour 2016
Returning to the Hartford Xfinity Theatre on July 10th!
On Tuesday, April 5th, students in Science Academy, supervised by Dr. Goodman, traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to tour MIT and the Langer Lab and discover several ongoing projects at the world-famous biotechnology and materials laboratory. This was an amazing experience for these students as they were given the opportunity to tour a top-tier institute and learn from a variety of students and professors, ranging from undergraduates to postdocs and even Dr. Robert Langer himself. The trip consisted of a tour, followed by several presentations about different projects in the Langer lab, experiments and machinery demonstrations, and a chance to meet and converse with Dr. Robert Langer.
Upon arrival, the students were greeted by an MIT graduate student who gave them a tour of the campus. The students got to see several famous research centers and MIT buildings, including the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Koch Biology Building, and the Barker Engineering Library.
The students also saw the Athletic Building and what it was like to be an MIT undergraduate working in the library and study areas.
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 world issues, and were also able to meet and talk with Former US Senator Evan Bayh.
Model Congress gives high school students an opportunity to learn about, experience, and live under the American legislative system. Penn Model Congress consists of small, specialized committees of approximately 15-20 students modeling the committees in the U.S. House and Senate. Delegates from all over the country present their bills in these specialized committees using parliamentary procedure, the common debate procedure used by legislative bodies all over the globe. Bills passed in committee sessions earn consideration in the full House or Senate. Those passed during full sessions reach the Penn Model Congress president, modeling the United States president, who then decides with the cabinet whether or not to sign them into Penn Model Congress Law.
Rachel Tropp ’16
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 team felt well prepared to take on the nation, especially with the help of Ms. Boland and coach Andy Gladstein, a lawyer and alumnus of the program.
The competition included three days of hearings at the University of Maryland and the U.S. Capitol on constitutional law topics ranging from the use of presidential power to judicial review to the influence of the Northwest Ordinance. The six teams of four rooted for their teammates as they took the stage opposite esteemed judges, many of whom were professors or members of state supreme courts.
1) Get Rid of Your Clutter
Studies have shown the more stuff you have in your house, the higher your levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) will be. It may help to get it all in a closet or a bin, but removing all the excess papers and old clothes from your envormonment may help reduce stress levels.
Everything I Never Told You
By Celeste Ng
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
Can you imagine the calm before the storm?
The stable feelings before it comes crashing?
The clarity in life before it all changes?
Lydia Lee’s family can. Marilyn and James Lee’s perfect child is dead. And they do not know it yet. As a family, you think you know everyone better than anyone else ever could. You think you know the dreams and desires. Wrong. Very much wrong in the case of the Lees. The timeline skips from the past to the present revealing small subtle histories of each family member. The Lees gradually realize they do not know anything about each other. Set in the 70s, a Chinese-American family battle their secrets unraveling as the investigation of Lydia’s death progresses. Lydia is not who the Lees thought she was, happy, popular, and succeeding in life.
Looking for a fun, entertaining book as a segue into spring and summer? Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson tells the story of the incredible journey of a girl named Emily, on a mission to piece together her life.
Her best friend left without a trace – except for a single note, a list actually, with thirteen items. Emily is determined to find her best friend, yet she has no one to help her. With her parents too preoccupied and no friends left, Emily is determined to crack the mystery surrounding the cryptic letter.
Along the way she meets new friends and has the summer of a lifetime. Yet, this is no stereotypical happily ever after kind of book. The ending is bittersweet, but it in no way measures up to the rest of the book. If you like authors like Sarah Dessen, then this book is for you.
The movie 13 Hours, directed by the legendary Michael Bay, is about an elite team of Navy SEALS and other military personnel in a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. The actors in the movie include stars like James Badgett, John Krasinski, and Max Martini.
Taken from real accounts of the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the film portrays the attack on the Benghazi embassy and CIA compound by terrorists from 9p.m. to 9a.m. This showed the harrowing courage of the commandos defending the two compounds as they were constantly being bombarded by bombs and gunfire. They must stay alive and stop important documents from the embassy and CIA base from falling into the terrorists’ hands before the whole place is overrun.
Lalith Gannavaram ’18
EE Staff Writer
Spring sports season is upon us and the boys tennis team will be training under the eyes of a relatively new pair of coaches. Coaches Laura Santelli and Vanessa Pardo were appointed after Mr. Breslow retired last year. Though they may have been new, the coaches brought immediate success to the team, which reached states for the first time in three years. Both brought solid credentials to the table.