Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ingrid Michaelson Sings with Sandy Hook Elementary School Choir

By Jess Lepore ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Recently, music was used to bring the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School together after the tragedy in Newtown. Well-known folk artist, Ingrid Michaelson, best known for her songs “You and I” and “The Way I Am,” met with the students of the elementary school and used singing to help remember the victims and raise money for the Newtown Youth Academy and United Way of Western Connecticut.

Chips Is Coming to Town

By Kyle Rotanelli ’13
EE Staff Writer

Finding a good breakfast around Trumbull can be hard, especially when a person has woken up late and McDonald’s has stopped serving breakfast.

Fortunately, Chip’s Pancake House is coming to Trumbull.

Best Pizza in Connecticut

By Alex Baird
EE Staff Writer

Every year Connecticut Magazine makes a list called “Best of Connecticut: Food and Drink,” where they name the best places to get any cuisine imaginable in Connecticut. So with the close of 2012, they have compiled their annual list to help guide foodies on their food endeavors in the new year of 2013.

Lifeguarding in Trumbull

By Nick Laskos
EE Staff Writer

Do you want a summer job that pays well and has a high amount of respect and responsibility, then lifeguarding is for you. Anyone who has been to the pool or beach has seen the lifeguard watching diligently, but a lot of people know only a little about lifeguarding. Most people think it involves wearing red shorts and Ray Ban sunglasses and watching people in the pool, but there is a lot more to it.

Gun Control Debated

By Matt Vonschleusingen
EE Staff Writer

Setting the stage for what could be the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades, President Obama laid out a comprehensive package for reducing gun violence in America on January 17, 2013. The multi-part plan, he says, will not only “help prevent mass shootings” going forward but also “reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country.”

More Sleep Needed for High School Students

By Sara Steele
EE Staff Writer

Why was waking up for school so much easier when a person was in elementary school? Oh, that’s right, because it started later! Elementary school students have it way too good these days, and things should change. Younger children have more energy in the morning, but for high school students, being up at six every morning feels like torture, especially when homework takes until 11:30 the night before. It only makes sense to push the start time of high school back so the students are able to sleep.

Twitter Proves Bucket Lists Are for Many

By Jenna Vietze ’13
EE Staff Writer

A popular phenomenon, known as Twitter, has been sweeping the nation. Twitter is a way that many people get their thoughts and ideas public. Twitter was designed as a social network to keep friends and other followers informed throughout the day.

Experience the Trumbull Police Cadets

Trumbull police cadet and acting Sergeant, THS Senior Addiel Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Jenna Racz.

By Jenna Racz
EE Staff Writer

“On your faces!” We drop down to the pushup position. “Too slow! On your feet!” The drill instructor yells. The squad obeys and we leap to our feet. “Too slow! On your faces!” Again, we hit the dirt as fast as possible. I go down, accidentally hitting the incision on my foot. Suddenly pain from recent surgery causes me to collapse. SNAP! I roll to the ground out of formation. My thumb. I can’t move it. My squad is still doing pushups, so I return to my spot and join them, tears streaming down my eyes in pain.

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