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 »

Winter Percussion and World Guard Prepare for WGI Finals

Katie DeRose ‘22 EE Staff Writer As spring finally blossoms into Trumbull, the winter percussion and color guard both prepare to culminate their seasons with strong performances at the World Guard International More »

StEIGHT Champs

James Dubreuil ‘19 EE Co-Managing Editor After weeks of hard work and practice, the students of Ms. Boland’s United States Government and Constitutional Studies (also known as BICEN) class finally had the More »

 

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.

Prom Scheduled for The Amber Room: What Our Seniors Should Expect

Cassie Gallace ‘19
EE Contributor

Ticket sales for the prom will be held in the Senior Lounge from April 30 to May 3. Tickets are $90 each.

Senior prom, scheduled for May 31st, is planned to be held at The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, unlike many of previous years where it was held at the Aqua Turf Club and the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center.

Miss Kremzar, one of the Senior Class advisors, explained the setup of the venue, saying there will be “intimate seating in separate rooms away from the noise of the main room. It’s a great option for students who want a more toned down environment to eat dinner, for example. There will still be music and they’re beautiful rooms with an outside view.”

A main criticism by students about the dances in the past is the lack of space on the dance floor due to the tables set up on it. However, The Amber Room’s main room has enough space where there will be no seating on the dance floor, so it will be open the entire night.

The Amber Room is an award-winning premier catering venue located in Western Connecticut. As a Danbury landmark, The Amber Room Colonnade has modern architecture and twenty-six meticulously-landscaped acres, according to The Amber Room’s website.

Slideshow: Spring Spirit Week

Photos courtesy of Mr. Ralph DeLuca
EE Photographer

The Electoral College: A Relic of the Past

James Dubreuil ‘19
EE Co-Managing Editor

The Electoral College is a relic of the past, and is a system that America should move past. The Electoral College is one of the most undemocratic practices that goes against many American values such as popular sovereignty and derived power from the people.

The Electoral College was a process put in place by the Framers that is used during presidential elections. This system is one where the states appoint electors to vote on behalf the states residents to determine who becomes President.

In my opinion, this system is very outdated. The Electoral College was put in place in the 1770’s to ensure that only the educated could vote because the Framers felt that the educated were the only ones who could successfully determine the leader of the country. In the opinions of the Framers, the Electors were designed to be well-educated, which meant that they were rich since the rich were the only ones who could afford a good education.

THeSpians Make “Roxie” the Talk of the Town

Katie DeRose ‘22
EE Staff Writer

Senior Jacqueline Mate and Sophomore Caroline Marchetti singing duet at Trumbull’s production of Chicago.

After three long months of thorough preparation and an outstanding two week run, the windy city has finally blown through the Robert E. McCarthy Theatre.

From the second the curtains were cued with the excitement of the orchestra’s big band jazz to the moment the entire company came together and bade the audience goodbye, there was never a dull moment as the cast, crew, and directors of Chicago marveled the audience with their musical talents and great precision in bringing the once Broadway show to Trumbull High.

When murderess Roxie Hart looks to reach for fame in Vaudeville using her new celebrity-like status from immoral actions, she battles her inmate and later friend, Velma Kelly, for attention on the media as she works to win her pending court trial with the help of hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn. As the cast of Chicago drives the audience to feel right with their characters, the theatre is transformed into a warm room full of drama, suspense, fun, and laughter.

Service Dog Changes Student’s Experience

Anushka Gangwar ‘19
EE Contributor

Jayson Caballero THS Class of 2022.

Before, freshman Jayson Caballero was seen as any other Trumbull High student, but now he’s the talk of the school and all eyes are on him since he started bringing Martin, his service dog, into school with him.

Caballero has a service dog for his juvenile type one diabetes and has started to bring him into school, impacting his and his peer’s high school experiences.

Although Caballero has had to live with diabetes his whole life, he has only had Martin to assist him for over three years now. His service dog can detect if his blood sugar drops by his sense of smell and will let Caballero and/or his parents know by getting “excited” to get their attention.


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