Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Choice to Become Another Statistic: Teen Drivers

By Kylie Rotanelli ’13
EE Staff Writer

A driver’s license and the car keys – every teenager’s dream, and most parents worst nightmare. As more and more THS students receive their license, one question lingers through the minds of Trumbull residents: “Should I be worried?”

More Opportunities for Students to Give

Attention all Students: The Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting a cold and snowy winter, and as you know, Superstorm Sandy left many area families in even more need than ever. Help keep those in need warm during the holiday season by giving a portion of yourSELF to those in need. BROKEN SHELLS and SELF are collecting new or gently used clothing for the THS Holiday Clothing Drive. There are boxes located in all house offices and B6, B5 and B3. The deadline for donations is December 20.

The THS Poetry Movement

November 27th was the launch day for the THS Poetry Movement. The poetry classes unveiled a website, had poetry students go into classes to teach mini-lessons on poetry, and continued filming a documentary on poetry. Visit the THS poetry site at!

Instagram is an Instant Addiction

By Carly Goroff  ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Is Instagram a new form of advertisement? If you are not familiar with this popular new app you might be living under a rock.

Fashion Week Translates into Everyday School Wear

By Kerry Marques ‘14
EE Staff Writer

Back in February hundreds of designers released their Fall 2012 Collections in New York City at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. As the leaves begin to change, snow begins to fall, and tans begin to fade, students make the bittersweet transition from summer to school. And flaunt these new fashion trends.

The Long Island Medium: Fact or Fiction

By Lisa Ward ’13
EE Staff Writer

The Long Island Medium: Fact or Fiction? Imagine what it would be like to have a woman with giant blonde hair and long red nails approach you to inform you that your dead grandmother is there to talk to you?

Theresa Caputo from TLC’s Long Island Medium matches this description. The mom of two from Long Island believes she has a gift that allows her to connect with people who have “crossed over,” as she calls it.

Budget Bedroom Update

By Martha Hegley ’16
EE Staff Writer

Are you tired of your bedroom being plain or out dated? Do you want to modernize your room, but don’t have large amounts of money to spend? Here are a few easy, inexpensive tips to give your room a fresh, new look.

Technology in the Classroom Defines Student Learning

By Stephanie Guerin ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Now more than ever, teachers are reporting weekly plans over the web, assigning at-home online tests, and communicating through the internet. This may sound like a modernistic way to learn, however, is there a downside to the rise of technology use in THS?

The Laramie Project: A Step Forward

By Mark Ballaro 13’
EE Staff Writer

“Go home. Hug your kids…And don’t let a day go without telling them you love them.” These words come from a heartbroken mother after the tragic death of her son, Matthew Shepard. The Laramie Project, a play written by Moises Kaufman, is based off the true story in Laramie, Wyoming, where five journalists take the trip to find out what happened.

Skipping over the Holidays

By Marisa Marturano ‘13
EE Staff Writer

Hold on! Wait, stop that! Why are you putting up Christmas signs and coupons in your store the day after Halloween? I have seen stores that have their Christmas decorations next to the Halloween candy before the macabre and spooky day of October 31st is done. It is one of those things about retail that bothers me. Personally, I understand business and how stores make money, and I like the business world and all, but why must businesses and consumers skip from one holiday to the next?

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