Monthly Archives: April 2017

Decathletes Shred Through the Competition

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-News Editor

This past weekend, the Trumbull High School Academic Decathlon team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to participate in the national competition for the second year straight. Over the course of four days, club members were tested on a variety of scholastic skills and subjects in a culmination of their year long study of World War II.

The club landed on Wednesday night, knowing that their biggest challenge of the year was just hours away from starting. Despite a majority of their agenda was taking exams, Junior Viraj Dongaonkar notes that the purpose of the competition exceeds just the testing room. “While one may say taking a bunch of test is not the most fun thing in the world, Academic Decathlon is much more than that”, said Dongaonkar. “I got to visit the beautiful city of Madison, WI and meet all sorts of new people.”

ModCon Has Bos-TON of Fun!

Ethan Bachand ’18
EE Co-News Editor

Last month, the Model Congress team traveled up to Boston, Massachusetts for the country’s premier competition hosted by Harvard University. Over the course of a 4 day weekend, members debated and proposed legislation on some of the most pressing issues facing America today. This was the first time our club participated in this particular conference, walking away with six awards overall.

Right from the start, the competition was like nothing the club had ever seen before. Even with its biggest contingency ever of 26 students, the massive size of the conference could immediately be seen.

Social Media Bandwidth Changes

iphone-6splus-colorsHaley Lynch ’17
Olivia Bonaventura ’17
EE Contributors

Trumbull High students created an uproar due to the ban of the one thing most important to them, social media. Just a few weeks ago, Trumbull High seemed to have banned all social media.

Students are not happy and have become increasingly frustrated due to the alleged social media ban. It seems that Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram have been blocked. Many students believe that this was put into place to make them less distracted and more focused in class. Understandably, they are not happy about it.

BICEN Charges Towards Nationals

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Co-News Editor

After a great win at states, the Trumbull High School We the People team is moving on to the national competition.
The Trumbull High School We the People team has been around since the 1980s, and it has gone to the national competition some 20+ times.

Ms. Boland, the current instructor of the class, has been teaching the We the People class for the past 6 years, and the team has gone to nationals ever since.

We the People students are a select 24 from the senior class taking the AP US Government and Politics class. Student selection involves teacher recommendation and even an interview process.

Oh, The Places They’ll Go

Jessica Parillo ’18
EE Co-Managing Editor

On Friday, March 17th, the Trumbull High Theatre Department brought the world of Dr. Seuss to life with their outstanding performance of Seussical The Musical. After months of intense rehearsal and daily practice, the group was thrilled to finally take the stage and showcase their talents for members of the Trumbull community to enjoy.

Under the direction of Trumbull High teachers Mrs. Jessica Spillane and Mrs. Shannon Bolan, students worked to perfect their performance skills to uphold their reputation as one of the top theatre programs in the state of Connecticut. Other members of the production staff included Frank and Abby Root, who directed choreography for the dance ensemble, as well as Jerold Goldstein, who served as a vocal coach.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Super Smartphone!

Manya Kidambi ’18
EE Co-Managing Editor


The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the next phone in Samsung’s lineup.

On March 29, information about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was finally revealed to the public, giving consumers a myriad of reasons why it may be the most technologically advanced smartphone on the planet. The release date for this new phone is said to be April 21, so look out world, here it comes!

At a starting price of $720, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the market’s most expensive smartphone. There are many reasons why it is priced so high, however.

DECA Delviers at State Competition

Morgan Beck
EE Staff Writer

kylebeckThe THS DECA team earned top honors at the 65th State Career Development Conference at the Aqua Turf on March 13, 2017. Trumbull High had 47 members participate in the competition with over 1,000 students from Connecticut. The students competed as individuals or teams on a wide variety of topics.

In school the class prepared with example role plays, presenting to other teams who would give them a mock score based on rubrics similar to those used at the actual competition.

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

Eagles Balance out the Season at Indoor Nationals

Ishan Negi ’18
EE Co-Sports Editor

Friday, March 10 marked the 19th annual occasion of the New Balance Indoor Nationals. This competition of utmost prestige calls the nation’s best track and field athletes from more than 40 states to perform for a chance at national glory.

For Trumbull High School runners representing their hometown, however, this was just another demonstration of their superior talents. Among the Eagles’ crowd were runners, Tyler Gleen, Colin McLevy, Tyler Rubush, Nigel Hayes, and Kate Romanchick.

The Hidden Figures Within Us All

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Freshman Brandon Travisano reading the book that inspired the movie.

Haley Travisano ’18
EE Staff Writer

“Here at NASA, we all pee the same color!” said Al Harrison, the lead supervisor in the John Glenn launch.

The movie, Hidden Figures, tells the historic story of three African American women who changed the face of NASA in 1961 by creating their own launch, while overcoming racisim and sexism in 127 minutes.

The movie highlights three women: Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who all worked in the division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Katherine was the brain of the group and worked with the calculations of the John Glenn launch. Dorothy was the unofficial supervisor of the African-American women and, lastly, Mary was an aspiring engineer.

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