Football Ends Season Reflecting on Strong Growth

Evan Dadson ‘23 EE Staff Writer Marking the end of a season full of highs and lows, the Trumbull High School Eagles Football Team lost their last game of the season 52-7 More »

Veteran’s Day Recap & Interview with a Veteran

Joshua Dubreuil ’20 EE Sports Editor Neya Kidambi ’22 EE Features Editor On Veterans Day, Trumbull High School organized an assembly where twelfth graders and some staff members were able to recognize veterans who More »

Spirit Week Recap

Hailee Daunis ’21 EE Staff Photographer   Day 1 Before first period, students came into school excited for what Spirit Week had to offer. Junior Leilani Brown had decided to participate in Spirit More »

Rowing with the THS Spirit: Students Show Interest in Non-FCIAC Athletics

Katie DeRose ‘22 EE Senior Entertainment Editor As the 2019-2020 school year begins, Trumbull Athletic Department t-shirts, sporting the motto “PRACTICE LIKE A CHAMPION,” have once again become a common sight around More »

Science Academy Students Culminate Their Year with Trip to MIT

Katie DeRose ’22 EE Staff Writer As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, many clubs and other after school activities look to find memorable ways to put a close to their More »

 

Observations on the High School Hierarchy

Amaya Mikolič-Berrios ‘21
Mishka Kapoor ‘21
EE Co Editors-in-Chief

With the beginning of a new school year comes a shift in the dynamic of high school. Seniors have graduated, juniors become the new seniors, and eighth graders, once the kings of middle school, are now the babies of high school. As the convenient scapegoats of the entire school, freshmen become the cause of every upperclassman’s (and even sophomore’s) grievances. A-Hall corner has stop-and-go traffic, lunch lines take an eternity, bathrooms are packed: It’s those dang freshmen again.

When the first day of school begins, anxious students stumble through the doors heading for their advisory classes. For sophomores, juniors, and seniors, this is a routine and mundane schedule: nearly automatic. Yet for incoming freshmen, bombarded by a sea of link crew shirts, the quest to find the right class is often overwhelming. “What’s ‘No-Name’? Why is C15 in the Literacy Center hallway instead of C-Hall? Where on Earth is M-Wing?” As rising juniors who no longer wander the halls in a stupor looking for their next class, it is sometimes slightly amusing to watch the struggling freshmen.

2019 Football Season Opener

Photos courtesy of Katie DeRose & Taylor D’Andrea
EE Entertainment Editor
EE Staff Photographer

Joshua Dubreuil ’20
EE Sports Editor

With a successful start to the football season, the Trumbull High School Eagles defeated the Central High School Hilltoppers on Friday, September 13th, with a score of 42 – 6.  Captains Kyle Atherton, Matt Delaney, Coby Levison, Nolan Shay, and Cole Smith lead the team to a great victory. On Friday, September 20th, the Eagles will be facing Greenwich at home at McDougal Stadium for another exciting game, and all students are welcome to come and cheer on their school, costing only $4 a ticket for students.

Eagle’s Eye Announces Staff for New School Year

 

The Eagle’s Eye
Editors 2019-20

Co Editors-in-Chief
Amaya Mikolic-Berrios
Mishka Kapoor

News/Science Editor
Kathryn Wilkinson

Features Editor
Neya Kidambi

Entertainment Editor
Katie DeRose

Sports Editor
Joshua Dubreuil

A Hello

Amaya Mikolic-Berrios ‘21
EE Editor-in-Chief 2019-2020

I have dreamed of becoming a writer since I was ten years old, but only a few years ago did I realize that journalism was the path for me. Ever since, I have done my best to enter the world of reporting. Joining the high school newspaper seemed an obvious for me, and I have loved being a part of the small community since the moment I had my first article published. As a freshman, I was ambitious and strove to make a mark on our school through my writing. I am ecstatic to have been provided with the opportunity to lead The Eagle’s Eye as Editor-In-Chief next year and I know next year is going to be exciting for THS and The Eagle’s Eye.

I would like to thank Arnav and Manan for the endless support they have shown the writers. They have shown that beyond being talented writers, the team at The Eagle’s Eye is a dedicated, passionate group, and I aim to even further enhance the sense of community felt there. A special thanks to Mr. Pelligra, who has guided me and inspired me to achieve my dreams. I know I would not be where I am today without his help. I cannot wait to work with the amazing writers and editors next year to create an evermore successful newspaper that continues to elevate the welcoming environment among students and staff. Enjoy summer vacation, everyone!

Some Goodbyes…

Arnav Srivastava ‘19
EE Editor-In-Chief

Lured into Eagle’s Eye Newspaper as a mere freshman with ambitions of “trying something new,” little did I expect that I’d find myself an avid journalist. Yet one article led to another, and every article fostered a stronger love for writing.

By sophomore year, I found my home as Opinions Editor. Shaping readers’ perspectives with respectful and fair arguments, I was the messenger of truth, encouraging an exchange of ideas from Drivers’ Ed to organic food. Pizza-night in the library (we’re rebel-nerds) bonding with writers/editors as I edit articles and design layout – and I was hungry for more.

As Editor-in-Chief, my plate was full. Forming and coordinating article topics, guiding editors and staff, managing funding, editing articles, developing layouts, pushing deadlines – with my wonderful team, together, we make a more connected Trumbull High School.

Some Goodbyes…

Eric Sorge ‘19
EE Managing Editor

They say you are what you eat, and I am not here to argue with them. They seem to be right about most things, and for that I admit that I am a Belvita Breakfast Biscuit. But, when I look in the mirror, who is the Belvita I see? I find that this is the question good writing drives us all to ponder. Do we have cream filling or rather a crisp chocolatey crunch? I myself struggle to answer this very question, and I find I often get bored of one flavor, and switch to perhaps a vanilla or multigrain breakfast biscuit for some time.

It is, so they say, good writing that holds a mirror up to society. Our reflection is found in the works of Shakespeare, the stories of Dickens, the triumphs and plights of religious figures, and, of course, the newspaper. Daily reports of our activities, our relationships, the world around us and our actions and interactions within it. Change and revelations are made when we dare to see ourselves. It is the muckrakers of the late 19th century, the headlines in the New York Times, and the papers put in the hands of citizens in every city, household, and school that are testaments to our very existence, and reflections of our essence. We are fed by the news that writers report, but just as we must be careful eaters, it is the reporter’s job to prepare our meals with care.

A Year in Success

Mishka Kapoor ‘21
EE Features Editor

The 2018-2019 school year has finally come to an end, and now Trumbull must say goodbye to its seniors. They have completed their high school careers and will start anew, initiating the next chapter of their lives some time in their future. With the Class of 2019 traveling all over the country to attend college, incoming freshman begin to prepare for their high school experience, while the sophomores and juniors will start thinking about colleges and life after graduation. Although summer has been heavily anticipated, the end of the year brings a melancholy feeling for many, especially the graduating senior class.

Trumbull High School succeeded in providing students with an exuberantly satisfying year for the graduating seniors. With events such as Sponsor-a-Senior Day, the World Language Cooking Contest, the Poetry Slam, Spirit Week, the musical Chicago, and Trumbull High’s first-ever Fashion Show, there were always numerous opportunities for students to get involved in the community and explore their varying interests.

Science Academy Students Culminate Their Year with Trip to MIT

Katie DeRose ’22
EE Staff Writer

As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, many clubs and other after school activities look to find memorable ways to put a close to their time together. Between the We the People team’s trip to Washington, D.C. and FCIAC playoffs for spring sports, Trumbull High students are certain that they are creating unforgettable experiences. On May 17, 2019, one after school club, Dr. Goodman’s Science Academy, spent their final meeting touring Dr. Robert Langer’s laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and meeting with researchers there.

Science Academy is an after school biotechnology enrichment for freshmen students with a strong passion for STEM, particularly the biomedical fields. After spending their year learning skills such as DNA electrophoresis and genetic engineering, the seven Science Academy students took their science skills to the next level by exploring scientific research at the collegiate level.

Women Still Discriminated in Athletics through Unequal Pay

United States women’s national team.

Maggie LoSchiavo ’19
EE Contributor

The interest in women’s athletics has been on the rise for years. However, despite this expansion, there is a large wage gap in men and women’s sports. This wage gap contradicts the message about equality that the media has been portraying while trying to empower young female athletes, as it make them feel less valued than men.

According to Adelphi University’s Master of Science in Sport Management program, “The top female soccer players earn $177,831 less, or only 14.4% of what the men earn. This comes despite America’s women outshining the men on the field.”

These statistics convey that women are not viewed as equal in sports, despite their effort and competitiveness. The women’s soccer team is actually the most successful team in the world, compared to the men who are only ranked 25th. Recently, the women’s team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about this issue.

The Masterminds Behind Trumbull High School Post Prom

Hannah Auten ‘19
EE Contributor

Elaborate facade of the 2017 THS Post Prom.

Annually since 1988, with a goal to provide students with a safe environment to continue enjoying prom night, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) plans, fundraises for, and executes a beloved tradition: post prom. However, with all the excitement of the party, many fail to realize is exactly how much time and energy people dedicate to the event.

“A lot people don’t realize how big of an event post prom is. The PTSA works hard to ensure everything runs smoothly,” said Britley Learnard, PTSA student vice president and post prom volunteer of two years. “To some, it may seem like everything was easily prepared and that it only took a few weeks to plan, but once the post prom for one year is over, it’s onto planning the next one shortly after.”

According to Christine Mckinney, former president of the PTSA and post prom volunteer of four years, around 550 students attend the event between the hours of 11 PM and 3 AM. That may seem long in itself, but for some volunteers, the ordeal is many more hours. Setting up at 2:30 PM, they stay until 3 AM, only to come back again at 8 AM to clean up. That is just the day of the event; the preparation starts long before that.


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