Monthly Archives: November 2012

Getting Things Done: Procrastinate vs. Prioritize

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By Jennifer Galiani ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity takes the reader through the logic of David Allen’s methods to de-clutter your life. David Allen, a productivity consultant from Shreveport, Louisiana, published the book in 2001 under the Penguin Books imprint. In this book, the reader follows Allen’s productivity program full of useful tips and advice to lead a stress-free and organized life.

iPad Mini and the Nexus 10: The Two Tablets You Want for the Holidays

By Andrew Zhou ‘15
EE Staff Writer

With Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad Mini, having recently been released, and with the holidays fast approaching, many are wondering just what tablet to buy. Should they buy the iPad, the Mini, or maybe a tablet from Google or Samsung? Well, while the iPad Mini is by no means revolutionary, it does manage to distinguish itself from the iPad in a few ways.

Mock Trial Club Team on Top of the World

By Jenna Racz ‘13
EE Staff Writer

The Trumbull High school Mock Trial Club Team left for New York City On October 25, 2012 to compete in the Empire Mock Trial Competition, a world recognized event, where almost all 50 states were represented. While Trumbull was the only team from New England, other countries in attendance were Ireland, Canada, England and South Korea. At the competition, Trumbull was considered the underdog, never previously competing in this well-known program.

No School November

By Kylie Rotanelli ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Hurricanes, power outages, the second cancellation of Halloween, and sneak attack snowstorms. The November closings and cancellations have got all of Trumbull wondering: What is next?

Swim Team Makes a Splash

By Alex Allyn ‘13
EE Staff Writer

The Trumbull High School Lady Eagles swimmers could not have been more eager to get back into the pool for the 2012-2013 season. They made it their mission to do even better than their already stellar top five in Connecticut placement.

“Almost, Maine” Kicks off as First Ever Fall Play

Elizabeth Bolton and Richard Guerin show off “Almost, Maine” shirts. Contributed photo.

By Lisa Ward ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Ever since late September, there has been a buzz among thespians about a Trumbull High first: a dramatic play. Usually, THS produces one award-winning musical a year; however, director Larissa Mark decided one dose of dramatic magic was not enough.

THS Golden Eagle Marching Band Soars at Kennedy Stadium

By Kevin Pacelli ’14
Senior Entertainment Editor

A senior in the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band started a stopwatch timer when he walked into the first practice of the 2012 Fall season, and made sure it was ticking at every practice and band class period. The final count on his timer was 410 hours of band work by the last day. All of that hard work culminated into a fantastic performance at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport for the Musical Arts Conference championship.

Better than Your Average War Story: “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

By Cristen Yakush ‘13
EE Staff Writer

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Timothy O’Brien grew up in a small Minnesota town, the epitome of living a sheltered life. He diverged from this isolated lifestyle when he attended Macalester College, where he centered his attention on studying political science. However, in the midst of gaining his education, Timothy O’Brien became caught up in the Vietnam War. O’Brien would attend peace vigils and war protests. Despite his attempts to detach himself from the war, he soon enough found himself standing on the battlefield.

Model United Nation Club Competes and Wins

Photo contributed by Katie Boland.

By Katie Boland
THS Teacher

During the weekend of November 10-11, 2012, the Model UN team competed at the University of Connecticut Model United Nations Competition. There were more than 300 students from around the northeast and Canada at the competition. Trumbull’s own graduate Emily Block ’10 was the chair of one of the committees.

Homecoming to be Held at the Annual Thanksgiving Football Game

By Ana Tantum ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Excitement is growing for the annual Thanksgiving football game, against the Trumbull Eagle’s cross town rivals, the St. Joseph’s Hogs. Not only will the game mark the end of the Eagle’s 2012 season but will also serve as the THS homecoming game. Homecoming was originally scheduled for the November 16th game vs. New Canaan. However, due to schedule changes from Hurricane Sandy, the festivities have been rescheduled to the November 21st game against St. Joes.

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