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Spirit Week Recap

Hailee Daunis ’21
EE Staff Photographer

 


Day 1

Before first period, students came into school excited for what Spirit Week had to offer. Junior Leilani Brown had decided to participate in Spirit Week along with many others. Monday was Sports Jersey Day, and Leilani expressed her appreciation for the Red Sox. A majority of the student body decided to root for their favorite football team, but others sported jerseys from other sports.

Day 2
Although it was Hawaiian Shirt Day, students wore much more than just shirts. On Tuesday students wore leis, skirts, even shorts and flip flops, to school. It certainly did not feel like autumn with the atmosphere that the students were giving off. Anna Kacin, Emily Nguyen, and Shannon O’Shea (left to right) did not forget to show up with their school spirit.

Day 3
Halfway through spirit week  it was time for Color Wars Day. On Wednesday each grade was assigned their own colors. Freshman wore green, Sophomores wore blue, Juniors wore white, and Seniors wore black. Livi Gottschall wore nothing but the color white, supporting her classmates for the day. It’s hard to tell which class won the Color War.

Day 4
There were so many creative and amusing outfits on Thursday, Sponsor-a-Senior day. Gabriella Alarcon, sponsored by her younger sister Angelina Alarcon, went all out dressing up as a Hydro Flask, making a homemade outfit.  Picking up and dropping off underclassmen to class, seniors definitely had an exciting day, and the underclassmen enjoyed just as much watching their antics.

 

Day 5
Spirit Week culminated on Friday with a pep rally in the gymnasium. The Student Council, their advisors, school administration and staff worked very hard to put together this amazing event which allowed all of Trumbull High to celebrate their Black & Gold spirit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations on the High School Hierarchy

Amaya Mikolič-Berrios ‘21
Mishka Kapoor ‘21
EE Co Editors-in-Chief

With the beginning of a new school year comes a shift in the dynamic of high school. Seniors have graduated, juniors become the new seniors, and eighth graders, once the kings of middle school, are now the babies of high school. As the convenient scapegoats of the entire school, freshmen become the cause of every upperclassman’s (and even sophomore’s) grievances. A-Hall corner has stop-and-go traffic, lunch lines take an eternity, bathrooms are packed: It’s those dang freshmen again.

When the first day of school begins, anxious students stumble through the doors heading for their advisory classes. For sophomores, juniors, and seniors, this is a routine and mundane schedule: nearly automatic. Yet for incoming freshmen, bombarded by a sea of link crew shirts, the quest to find the right class is often overwhelming. “What’s ‘No-Name’? Why is C15 in the Literacy Center hallway instead of C-Hall? Where on Earth is M-Wing?” As rising juniors who no longer wander the halls in a stupor looking for their next class, it is sometimes slightly amusing to watch the struggling freshmen.

Eagle’s Eye Announces Staff for New School Year

 

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Editors 2019-20

Co Editors-in-Chief
Amaya Mikolic-Berrios
Mishka Kapoor

News/Science Editor
Kathryn Wilkinson

Features Editor
Neya Kidambi

Entertainment Editor
Katie DeRose

Sports Editor
Joshua Dubreuil

A Year in Success

Mishka Kapoor ‘21
EE Features Editor

The 2018-2019 school year has finally come to an end, and now Trumbull must say goodbye to its seniors. They have completed their high school careers and will start anew, initiating the next chapter of their lives some time in their future. With the Class of 2019 traveling all over the country to attend college, incoming freshman begin to prepare for their high school experience, while the sophomores and juniors will start thinking about colleges and life after graduation. Although summer has been heavily anticipated, the end of the year brings a melancholy feeling for many, especially the graduating senior class.

Trumbull High School succeeded in providing students with an exuberantly satisfying year for the graduating seniors. With events such as Sponsor-a-Senior Day, the World Language Cooking Contest, the Poetry Slam, Spirit Week, the musical Chicago, and Trumbull High’s first-ever Fashion Show, there were always numerous opportunities for students to get involved in the community and explore their varying interests.

Science Academy Students Culminate Their Year with Trip to MIT

Katie DeRose ’22
EE Staff Writer

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, many clubs and other after school activities look to find memorable ways to put a close to their time together. Between the We the People team’s trip to Washington, D.C. and FCIAC playoffs for spring sports, Trumbull High students are certain that they are creating unforgettable experiences. On May 17, 2019, one after school club, Dr. Goodman’s Science Academy, spent their final meeting touring Dr. Robert Langer’s laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and meeting with researchers there.

Science Academy is an after school biotechnology enrichment for freshmen students with a strong passion for STEM, particularly the biomedical fields. After spending their year learning skills such as DNA electrophoresis and genetic engineering, the seven Science Academy students took their science skills to the next level by exploring scientific research at the collegiate level.

Women Still Discriminated in Athletics through Unequal Pay

United States women’s national team.

Maggie LoSchiavo ’19
EE Contributor

The interest in women’s athletics has been on the rise for years. However, despite this expansion, there is a large wage gap in men and women’s sports. This wage gap contradicts the message about equality that the media has been portraying while trying to empower young female athletes, as it make them feel less valued than men.

According to Adelphi University’s Master of Science in Sport Management program, “The top female soccer players earn $177,831 less, or only 14.4% of what the men earn. This comes despite America’s women outshining the men on the field.”

These statistics convey that women are not viewed as equal in sports, despite their effort and competitiveness. The women’s soccer team is actually the most successful team in the world, compared to the men who are only ranked 25th. Recently, the women’s team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about this issue.

The Masterminds Behind Trumbull High School Post Prom

Hannah Auten ‘19
EE Contributor

Elaborate facade of the 2017 THS Post Prom.

Annually since 1988, with a goal to provide students with a safe environment to continue enjoying prom night, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) plans, fundraises for, and executes a beloved tradition: post prom. However, with all the excitement of the party, many fail to realize is exactly how much time and energy people dedicate to the event.

“A lot people don’t realize how big of an event post prom is. The PTSA works hard to ensure everything runs smoothly,” said Britley Learnard, PTSA student vice president and post prom volunteer of two years. “To some, it may seem like everything was easily prepared and that it only took a few weeks to plan, but once the post prom for one year is over, it’s onto planning the next one shortly after.”

According to Christine Mckinney, former president of the PTSA and post prom volunteer of four years, around 550 students attend the event between the hours of 11 PM and 3 AM. That may seem long in itself, but for some volunteers, the ordeal is many more hours. Setting up at 2:30 PM, they stay until 3 AM, only to come back again at 8 AM to clean up. That is just the day of the event; the preparation starts long before that.

Prom Scheduled for The Amber Room: What Our Seniors Should Expect

Cassie Gallace ‘19
EE Contributor

Ticket sales for the prom will be held in the Senior Lounge from April 30 to May 3. Tickets are $90 each.

Senior prom, scheduled for May 31st, is planned to be held at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, unlike many of previous years where it was held at the Aqua Turf Club and the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center.

Miss Kremzar, one of the Senior Class advisors, explained the setup of the venue, saying there will be “intimate seating in separate rooms away from the noise of the main room. It’s a great option for students who want a more toned down environment to eat dinner, for example. There will still be music and they’re beautiful rooms with an outside view.”

A main criticism by students about the dances in the past is the lack of space on the dance floor due to the tables set up on it. However, The Amber Room’s main room has enough space where there will be no seating on the dance floor, so it will be open the entire night.

The Amber Room is an award-winning premier catering venue located in Western Connecticut. As a Danbury landmark, The Amber Room Colonnade has modern architecture and twenty-six meticulously-landscaped acres, according to The Amber Room’s website.

Slideshow: Spring Spirit Week

Photos courtesy of Mr. Ralph DeLuca
EE Photographer

Changes to Graduation Requirements to be Implemented Next Year

Owen Hopwood ‘19
EE Contributor

In an effort to better prepare all students for their unique futures, the Connecticut General Assembly made major changes to the graduation requirements for high school students in Connecticut public schools. Although these changes were agreed upon in 2017, they will only be implemented starting next year for freshmen.

Major changes include an increase in the number of required credits, significant emphasis on flexibility and multiple pathways, less restrictive course requirements, and a new mastery-based diploma assessment requirement, which will take form as an exam.

Whereas, at the moment students must complete a minimum of 20 credits, with the new changes 25 credits would be required. However, guidance has confirmed that the vast majority of students currently reach that number by graduation at Trumbull High, so it shouldn’t be a big adjustment for most.

The specific credit requirements are now significantly different from the traditional study areas that students are used to. Now, social studies, English, and the arts are all in one category called “the humanities.” Then, another category called “STEM” includes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There is also an added one credit required in health education, with one credit still required in physical education. A mandatory credit in world languages has also been added, along with a credit of mastery-based diploma assessment.


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