Monthly Archives: October 2017

Scholarships: Don’t Leave Them A-loan!

Kate Ariano ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

With college on the horizon for hundreds of seniors, the presentation was a way for parents to be introduced to the application process for financial aid.

Student loans. Perhaps one of the most daunting factors to consider about college. For many students, tens of thousands of dollars in debt awaits them post-graduation. But this does not have to be the case. Between scholarships and federal financial aid, students have several opportunities to get ‘free money’ for college.

During the College Financial Aid Night presentation, hosted by Brianna Bono of the Sacred Heart University financial aid office, parents learned that the first step to getting college money is the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Bono explained that no matter whether you believe you will get money out of the FAFSA or not, you should apply. Not only is it a free application, but many different factors go into determining how much is awarded, so it’s worth it to try and see what you can get.

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 allrecipes.com

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

Ingredients:
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)

THSGEMB Marches in Style

Jessica Parillo ‘18
EE Co-Editor in Chief

When the Golden Eagle Marching Band performed at their first competition on September 16, they were almost unrecognizable. Gone were the familiar white jackets and rounded helmets; instead the band rolled out onto the field at Brien McMahon High School in a swarm of black and gold.

The band’s updated look came courtesy of brand new uniforms, which were generously donated by Shirley Bonazzo in memory of her late daughter Nicole Osborne-Bonazzo. Over 120 uniforms were provided to the band for the fall 2018 season.

“I think the new uniforms were a wonderful gift from Mrs. Bonazzo,” says Hunter Kadish, class of 2019. “She is a spectacular lady and the uniforms are absolutely incredible. We are all very appreciative and her daughter’s memory will live on in the new uniforms.”

PSAT – Practice for Practice?

Arnav Srivastava ‘19
EE Opinions Editor

As the fall trends and styles roll into season, October also brings along the College Board’s renowned PSAT. Being a required assessment taken by freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at Trumbull High School, the PSAT has some mixed perceptions by students.As the fall trends and styles roll into season, October also brings along the College Board’s renowned PSAT. Being a required assessment taken by freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at Trumbull High School, the PSAT has some mixed perceptions by students.

But first, just what is the PSAT? Officially, College Board’s assessment is referred to as the PSAT/NMSQT, abbreviated for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Although the PSAT now sounds significantly more intimidating, it still fits the flawed acronym that most students hold of the PSAT: the Practice SAT.

Much Anticipated Healthcare Reform Will Not Face Senate Vote

Michael Cerulli ‘19
EE Contributor

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE News Editor

Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy

Senate Republicans appear to be short on votes to pass the controversial Graham-Cassidy health care bill. The bill, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and offset the cost of healthcare to the state level, will not face a vote on the Senate floor. This comes as John McCain (R-Arizona), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) all stated that they would not vote yes on the long-awaited bill. Senate Republicans appear to be short on votes to pass the controversial Graham-Cassidy health care bill. The bill, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and offset the cost of healthcare to the state level, will not face a vote on the Senate floor. This comes as John McCain (R-Arizona), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) all stated that they would not vote yes on the long-awaited bill.

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain said.

To Kneel or Not to Kneel: That is the Question

Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem.

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-Managing Editor

What started with one man on a fateful night in August has transformed into something no one could have ever anticipated. It was on August 14th, when Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers,  took a seat on the bench during the national anthem. He did so to protest police brutality and promote racial equality.

What started with one man on a fateful night in August has transformed into something no one could have ever anticipated. It was on August 14th, when Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers,  took a seat on the bench during the national anthem. He did so to protest police brutality and promote racial equality. At first, no one noticed- not until three games into the preseason- when a single photo would spark one of the major story lines of the 2016 season.  Fast forward 13 months later, and there is some sort of demonstration that is conducted by a player on each and every NFL team. So how did we get here?


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