Category Archives: Lifestyle

Spice up Autumn with Pumpkin Flavors

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

The first things that come to mind when people think of Autumn are pumpkins and changing leaves. Fall is filled with pumpkin spice treats and decadent cinnamon sweets. Here are some recipes to satisfy your pumpkin spice craving.
Recipes adapted from

Recipe 1: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Instead of going to Starbucks, you can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home!

1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon white sugar (can add more)
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup brewed espresso
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Top 10 Activities for Summer

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

  1. Spend a day at the pool and read a book.
  2. Visit a local beach and collect some seashells or have a picnic.
  3. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make some s’mores.
  4. Stargaze in your backyard with some friends.
  5. Take a road trip.
  6. Go to Six Flags or a local amusement or water park.
  7. Spend a few hours on a hot air balloon for a fun evening with your friends.
  8. Visit a local lake and take a swim.
  9. Go on a hike at a local state park or trail.
  10. Have a water balloon fight in your backyard with friends or family.

Summer Recipes

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

School is almost over and summer is right around the corner! Here are some delicious recipes to make your summer a little sweeter.

Fresh Frozen Yogurt Ice Pops


Small paper/plastic cups (or a popsicle mold)
Popsicle sticks
2 cups fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and bananas)
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
¼ cup white sugar

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
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

“Spring” Into Fun Activities!

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

spring background

Spring into spring with a myriad of fun activities, ranging from eating ice cream to zip-lining!

When people think of spring, the first saying that comes to mind is, “April showers bring May flowers.”

Instead of sitting inside on a windy spring day, grab some of your friends and have some fun! Here are some activities for those sunny spring days.

1. Go on a hike. Walk down a flower-filled path as you breathe in the crisp spring air. Take some friends and just explore!

Saint Patrick’s Day Desserts

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

shamrock cookiesSaint Patrick’s Day is here! When I think of Saint Patrick’s Day, the color that immediately comes to mind is green. You can never go wrong with some delicious green cupcakes and frosted sugar cookies. Short on time? These are the perfect recipes for you!

Recipe #1: Cupcakes

1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix
1 ¼ cups water
⅓ cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
8 drops green food coloring

Never Too Late: Sweet Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

Valentine’s day is right around the corner! When I think of Valentine’s day, I immediately think of chocolate and sweet pink treats. You can never go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries and heart-shaped sugar cookies. Short on time? Here are some delicious desserts that everyone will definitely enjoy!

Recipe #1: Chocolate Covered Strawberrieschocolate strawberries

16 ounces of chocolate: white, milk, or dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of shortening/butter
1 pound of strawberries
Sprinkles (optional)
Crushed almonds/peanuts (optional)

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

"Christmas Party" gift box from LUSH

“Christmas Party” gift box from LUSH

Anjeli Sambasivam ’18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

With the holidays approaching, everyone is running around trying to find amazing presents for their friends and family. Considering the multitude of gifts available, the holiday season can become very stressful for many people. Even with all the festive decorations and songs, the present purchasing is an ordeal for much of the population. For those last minute shoppers, here are six gifts under $25 to make your holidays less stressful.

Tech Gifts:

  1. Cable Keychain

This tassel keychain has a short charging cable concealed inside, so you can charge your phone on the go. For those busy people in your life, this would make the perfect present. This keychain also comes in a myriad of colors, making it an ideal gift for anyone.

Yearbook: See What I Mean?

Archana Ajay ‘18
EE Staff Photographer


The front cover of the THS Trillium’s 2015-2016 yearbook.

Every year, thousands of high school students buy a yearbook in order to preserve the memories from throughout the school year. Trumbull High School prides itself on having some of the best yearbooks in the country. Last year, students were inspired by the theme “Better for It.” Students who have made a difference in their own lives or in the community were showcased in the Trillium. This year, the theme is “See What I Mean?”. Sheryl John, a section leader for Academics, says,  “It’s about how people think 90’s kids are spoiled and self absorbed, but in reality, they’re wrong. It’s a take on how we see the world and school.” The yearbook is full of examples of people’s experiences and how they see classes, sports, and a plethora of other perspectives.  The Trillium should be coming out around May or June, and you can save money by ordering it before January 18, 2017. See the school website for more details.

Fun Fall Activities

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor


Explore fall photography with pictures of pumpkin patches!

1. Get lost in a corn maze. Go to a corn maze with your friends and just explore and have fun.
2. Go apple picking. Stroll through the trees on a crisp fall day as you pick some delicious apples with your family.
3. Host a bonfire. Sit outside around a fire with some friends and talk as you eat some s’mores and drink warm apple cider.
4. Take a scenic drive. Hop into your car and drive down a road surrounded by vibrant and colorful trees.
5. Go pumpkin picking. Whenever you think of fall, pumpkins immediately come to mind. Visit a local pumpkin patch and buy some decorative pumpkins.
6. Go on a hayride. Take a ride in a wagon filled with hay. Sit under warm blankets surrounded by colorful autumn leaves.
7. Go camping. Cooler weather, beautiful scenery, and fewer bugs provide for a wonderful camping experience.
8. Take pictures. With the colorful leaves, autumn is the perfect time for some photography.

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