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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

 

Questbridge: An Alternative Road to College

Katie Boback ‘17
EE Sr. Entertainment Editor

Even with college prices consistently on the rise, taking out a daunting pile of loans is not the only way to ease the burden of attending college.

Questbridge is a non-profit organization that attempts to provide low-income, top high school students with an affordable education at the country’s best schools. They provide scholarship opportunities to high school juniors, and for seniors, a program called the college match.

Eagles Fly Away From the Nest

Ethan Bachand ‘18
EE Co-News Editor

Every year, one of the most exciting parts of May is looking back on where seniors were accepted to college and what schools got the most applicants. The Class of 2017 did not leave us bored, as this year’s departing seniors had a combination of tradition, new territory, and continued high degrees of excellence.

Like every year, there was the annual outflux of students to the most popular college in Connecticut: UConn. With the added benefit of having a sports team that almost guarantees a victory every time that they play, the school boasts over 32,000 enrolled students , which provides the big school feeling that is still close to home. Students from Trumbull have always applied and attended UConn, especially Storrs, in great numbers.

Young Scientists Explore Secrets of DNA

Arnav Srivastava ’19
EE Co-opinions Editor

On Tuesday, May 23, Mr. Winters’ AP Biology Class and Dr. Goodman’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Honors Biology Classes represented THS at Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Although the drive was long, it was well worth it: as Christina On explains, “the trip was an eye opening experience because we got to do things we wouldn’t usually do in a regular classroom environment, and I am truly grateful for this opportunity.”

Upon reaching the Center, students began their learning experience with a hands on laboratory experiment. Students were given the opportunity to expand their science skills by inserting the gene GFP from a jellyfish, which when expressed gives the organism a green bioluminescent property when exposed to UV light, into a strain of E. Coli bacteria. The goal was to experiment with recombinant DNA, and give the E. Coli the desired glowing property by manipulating its system and modifying its genetic code. James Dubreuil admits “it made feel like a real and professional scientist despite being a sophomore. It was really neat seeing a studied concept come together and physically witness an impactful change made by science.” The experiment consisted of professional tools and methods, and was able to give a truly insightful look into a science research-based career.

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Co-News Editor

Last week, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey had served as FBI Director since September of 2013. For one, the President was not pleased with the way the situation with Hillary Clinton’s compromised emails was handled, being one reason for his firing. This sudden dismissal of Comey from his head FBI position also effectively ended all investigations involving ties with President Trump and whether or not his campaign had involvement with the Russian government or other Russian nationals to change the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election.

In a message to Comey, President Trump stated, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.” The growing tensions between the investigation revolving around Russia’s interference and President Trump’s assertions about Russia’s noninvolvement clearly heated up into the ultimate action taken by the President last Tuesday.

Woolery Slam Dunks on the Competition

Kate Ariano ‘18
EE Features Editor

Poetry slam MC’s: “Beans” and Danny Hoffman

Have you ever heard a poem about Donald Trump and Alexa, the Amazon device, using their powers to kill the bees and inevitably Beyonce? Or what about how a past love has shaped you into who you are today? Perhaps you heard the one about the bathroom epidemic and mexican food at school being too hot. As a matter of fact, that is the poem that won the entire Poetry Slam for junior Daejah Woolery last Friday night.  

Woolery expresses that “Most performers I’ve talked to will tell you they always either remember every detail of being on stage, or none at all. This year, I remember every action and I’m glad I do. It;s a highlight of my time at THS.”

Committees Debate at Model Congress Spring Conference

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Co-News Editor

This week, Model Congress had their second ever school-wide conference. For several hours after school, students debated a wide variety of topics, such as net neutrality, improved rehabilitation in prisons, and mandatory vaccinations for schooling children. Students were organized into two committees: the House Ethics Committee, and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

The conference was a great success, with heated debate on a wide variety of topics, allowing our students to use their critical thinking skills and further develop their abilities to be able to think on their feet.

Global Cyberattack: Possible Link to North Korea?

Manan Manchanda ’19
EE Co-News Editor

Earlier this week, a massive cyberattack by a virus known as WannaCry, targeted over 300,000 machines in over 150 countries. The WannaCry virus is a type of ransomware, which encrypts one’s data on their machine and demands a ransom payment in the deep web cryptocurrency called Bitcoin.

Researchers have found possible links between the WannaCry software and a separate virus created by the Lazarus group, which does have connections to North Korea. The connections were found by multiple researchers, most notably, one researcher at Google on Monday this week.

Summer Recipes

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

School is almost over and summer is right around the corner! Here are some delicious recipes to make your summer a little sweeter.

Fresh Frozen Yogurt Ice Pops

Ingredients:

Small paper/plastic cups (or a popsicle mold)
Popsicle sticks
2 cups fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and bananas)
2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
¼ cup white sugar

College Decisions Have Seniors Heading Off to Unexpected Places

Carly Netting ’17
EE Contributor

University of Connecticut

Many seniors are finding that their choices on where to attend college are not choices that they saw coming. As college decisions are winding down and seniors are starting to plan for their next academic adventures, many are finding that the colleges that they are attending were not schools that they would have seen themselves going to during their years in high school.

“I never saw myself at a state school, and during junior year I was against going to UCONN even though I had never been. Once I visited the school, though, I couldn’t believe how much I liked it and now I can’t be more excited to attend in the fall” senior Natalia Paskevicz said. Paskevicz is not the only one who is surprised by their decision, though. Many students found themselves drawn to schools they never gave a thought to, and now their futures are much different than they originally thought.

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