Category Archives: Opinions

iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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The iPhone 7

Christina Yacoub ‘17
EE Co-Opinions Editor

With iPhone sales falling short in the most recent fiscal quarter, the question needs to be posed: is the iPhone the best smartphone on the market? Apple is adding superficial adjustments like more emojis and message effects, however the price continues to be exponentially higher than the previous model. It seems as though the era of Apple innovation has concluded. Apple is barely keeping up with the technology of the Samsung Galaxy series. So why is it that year after year people line up to get the newest iPhone?

The answer is simple: it’s totally worth it!  Apple removed the home button and there are five colors now available for purchase: glossy jet black, gold, silver, rose gold, and black. The iPhone 7 is water resistant and has a more colorful body.

Artificial Intelligence: The Pros, Cons, and Everything Else

Manya Kidambi ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

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Is Artificial intelligence the future of science? Can robots take over the world?

Artificial Intelligence. When we hear the term, some might think of robots controlling the world, while others may think of computers being virtual geniuses and making our daily lives more efficient. In truth, artificial intelligence (AI) is truly an amazing discovery by scientists that exhibits a huge step in innovation and technology.

In short, AI can be defined as a machine performing a task where a human would need to use his or her own intelligence.

For example, an AI program developed by a researcher from New York City, Brenden Lake, can identify handwriting at the speed of humans, and all this skill requires is an algorithm.

Self Plagiarism: Fact or Fiction?

self-plagairsmDaejah Woolery ‘18
EE Staff Writer

The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.” For many of us the first time we hear the word is in middle school; then the word is cutting, terrifying, and constant. The truth is that by the time we sit down in freshman foundations it’s a joke. With sources like the turnitin.com plagarism checker, it’s getting harder and harder to plagiarize, yet every year thousands of kids are caught and even more get away with it. But what about taking your own work? Is it still plagiarism if you use an essay from one class for another?

Self plagiarism or “recycling fraud” is re-using your own work in another place or for another purpose without referencing or citing that fact. Going back to the definition, we are faced with a double negative of taking your own ideas and passing it off as your own, so… telling the truth.

Is Random Rooming Right For You?

Jessica Parillo
EE Senior Opinions Editor

randomroomingPart of all the college excitement is getting to meet new people. To some, making friends out of classmates and roommates is a welcomed task. Yet for others, the idea of abandoning the comfort of high school cliques sparks some anxiety.

No matter which group you fall into, everyone can admit to feeling some nervousness over meeting the person they will be living in a dorm with for an entire school year. The question is, is it better to know your roommate ahead of time, or to have this person selected by the “random rooming” process?

Thanks to some new techniques being used by multiple schools around the country, meeting your roommate doesn’t have to be like a blind date. Compatibility tests and surveys are provided at most schools to ensure that you and your roommate will share some common traits and interests.

Campaign Craze: THS’s Views on Upcoming Elections

graphs for opinionsJessica Parillo ’18
EE Senior Opinions Editor

With the presidential election only a few months away, candidates in both the Republican and Democratic Parties are revving up their campaigns to win the support of the American people. But there is much controversy over the correct way to campaign. Recently, the media has been reporting on heated debates and following conflict between nominees. With all this craze over candidates, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. The Eagle’s Eye interviewed anonymous members of the THS community to get their views on the 2016 political campaign. Here’s what they said:

What do you feel is the most pressing national issue today?

-Terrorism
-Immigration
-Gun control
-National debt

What’s one characteristic you look for in a candidate?

-Honest
-Trustworthy
-Confident
-Ethical

AP: Is it for you?

why-take-ap-logoIshan Negi ‘18
EE Staff Writer

Jessica Parillo ‘18
EE Senior Opinions Editor

With course selection day arriving Wednesday of this week, many students are excited to choose their classes for the upcoming year. Trumbull High offers a wide variety of courses of all levels, from culinary to calculus. Yet with so many options, how can a student decide which class is a good fit for them? No fear, THS Eagle’s Eye is here!

One option many students consider is enrolling in an AP course. Rising juniors especially are looking into this level class, as they have much more flexibility with their schedule in the upcoming year. However, when deciding whether an AP is right for you, one must take multiple factors into consideration.

Hungry vs. Healthy

school-lunch-tray1-featuredGabriella Lindade ’16
EE Contributor

There is a new plate in cafeterias across the United States and it is being served with a side of complaints.

Schools are trimming down the lunch carbs and bumping up the fruits and vegetables, but these new regulations are causing a stir among the students. These “improved” meals brought to our school last year should be nutrient-dense and balanced, but students frequently complain about the soggy scoops of vegetables and mystery meat.

With First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign taking initiative on the school’s meal standards, the trays of food served should ensure that students have the energy they need to learn in class and be physically active. They are also aimed at reducing risk for obesity, diabetes, and other serious chronic diseases among adolescents in the United States . But there is concern that these new regulations provide anything but healthier options. The new slimmed down choices do not provide enough nutrition or calories to growing students, especially those that do sports and spend long days at school without proper food. With our menu change last year students lost their favorite go to snacks, and frequently complain about going “hungry,” yet trays of food get thrown out everyday. So is it really that the new meal options do not contain enough nutrients or are students just not used to healthy foods?

Blue Origin Successfully Creates Reusable Rocket

Arnav Srivastava ’19
EE  Staff Writer

rocketIn the past, rockets built to go to outer space could only be used once. This had made space missions very expensive, as each time we needed to go to space, a new rocket had to be built, with the total cost to construct the vehicle being very expensive.

Recently, however, space company Blue Origin had successfully produced and tested a reusable rocket. The rocket New Shepard had taken off in Western Texas and had successfully taken off, travelled 329,839 feet into outer space, and then returned back to Earth and landed upright. The trip ran smoothly as planned and was a success. Named after Alan Shepard, the first person to go into outer space, this rocket is quite different from competition.

The Cup That Stole Christmas: Is Starbucks Ruining Your Holiday Season?

starbucks cupsKatherine Boback ’17
EE Staff Writer

With everything going on in today’s world it may be surprising to see what has the the United States in a controversy so early in the holiday season.  You may have heard about it, seen it, or drank from it.  That’s right, it’s the Starbucks 2015 holiday cup, and it has the online world in a storm.  

Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse company in the world, sparked a throng of controversy when it released it’s new holiday cup on Tuesday, November 3.  Unlike previous holiday designs, this cup sports a plain red body devoid of any holiday-themed decorations.  

The Serious Case of Senioritis

Lia Horyczun ’16
EE Co-Managing Editor

senioritisIt’s that time of year. Your parents called you in sick for the third time in a row, because you only are thisclose to being done with first semester of your last year of high school. Homework is being completed the day it’s due versus the night before. Lack of studying and low quiz/test scores have been occurring. And motivation to strive for an A has declined.

Seniors are approaching their last midterms of high school and everything seems optional. The hard work is finally paying off. The hideous SATs have been taken, college essays have been written, applications are sent in or in the midst of being sent in, and the days are flying by. The seniors are ready to say goodbye to being Eagles and hello to their new college mascot.


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