Model Congress Takes It To The House

Ethan Bachand ‘18 EE Co-Managing Editor Jessica Parillo ‘18 EE Co-Editor in Chief As the first quarter ends, it is just the beginning for the Trumbull High School Model Congress team, under More »

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 »

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 »

 

Spirit Week Slideshow

Photos courtesy of Mr. Ralph DeLuca
EE Contributor

Treasure Hunting & Bargain Busting

Victoria Vidal ’18
EE Contributor

Senior Maddie Touri, ditches the usual rhinestone strapless gown and exchanges it for a beautiful unique warm toned dress. This dress completely wraps in what Maddie’s style is about, warm colors, vintage patterns, and a whole lot of thrifting.

Tweed oversized sweaters, plaid straight legged pants, and a polaroid camera. What some may call pointless items, some think they are only the beginning to finding their own style. GoodWill, Buffalo Exchange, and Savers are many of the secondhand clothing stores that allow one to show self expression.

Thrift shopping, 2017s’ most raved about form of fashion. When you think of fashion, what do you think of? Urban Outfitters? High prices? Trends? For some people fashion is about finding an article of clothing and rendering it to make it their own. It is about someone’s secondhand clothes and turning them into a bold but comfortable fashion piece.

“The best part is probably finding the small treasures every once and awhile, like the things you know you can’t find if you try to look for them,” Maddie Touri said.

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?

THS Boys Soccer Kicks Off Strong

Ishan Negi ‘18
EE Sports Editor

Throw-in against Ludlowe

The start of fall season sports leaves only one thing on the minds of the historically successful THS Boys Soccer team: FCIACs and States. Based on the results they have provided thus far, it does not seem like they are far off from qualifying. Paving their road to the championships for both tournaments with a record of 5-2-0, the Boys are starting to look like their older counterparts from the 2016-2017 star studded squad.

Despite unsatisfying performances such as the 0-3 home game loss to Fairfield Ludlowe, the captains remain optimistic about their future standings in comparison to the rest of the league.

Senior Captain Panayiotis Xenakis reflected on the games so far, stating that “Overall our season has been going great. I don’t think anyone can complain about where we are right now – we’re on track for an FCIAC home game and being a high seed in states and things only look like they’re going to get better.” The team has faced some of their strongest opponents already, leaving room for a smoother ride in the games to come; Ridgefield, McMahon, and New Canaan, to name a few.

Technology Education Students Lead the Race to Innovation

Johnny McLeod driving in heat 2.

Manya Kidambi ‘18
EE Co-Editor in Chief
Vittorio Colicci ‘18
EE Head Science Reporter

As fossil fuels slowly become obsolete, the application of alternative energies to everyday life is growing increasingly important. Innovations like electric cars will help free us from an unsustainable dependence on gasoline and could revolutionize how we view transportation. Focusing on developing more efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles could be the next step to creating a greener planet.

Recently, Transportation Technology students had the opportunity to build their own alternative energy vehicle and compete in a race at the Berlin Raceway in Berlin, CT. The vehicles (more specifically, go carts) each ran on a one horsepower DC electric motor and two 12 volt car batteries. Led by instructor Matthew Iaccarino, the students drove their way to success as they finished in first place for a second consecutive year.


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