Monthly Archives: December 2013

Students’ Entrepreneurship Experience

Alison Kuznitz
EE Senior Opinions Editor

On the very first day of school, Mr. Manuel told his students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship elective that at the end of the semester, they would be walking away with a check from the class.

All the way back in September, it sounded too good to be true that students could actually get paid by taking a class. Yet, Mr. Manuel’s words are finally becoming a reality after months of learning about famous entrepreneurs, market research, and more. Since last week, the two Entrepreneurship classes have certainly been busy with the launch of their new products on sale.

A Place For the THS Student Body to Unite

By Alexa Bello

Whether it is to work on homework or just hang out with friends, all THS students will agree that without the library, the school would not be the same. Trumbull High’s Media Center serves as a place for all students, both underclassmen and upperclassmen, to meet. It gives our student body not only a place to study and catch up on assignments, but a place to take a break during the busy school day to catch up socially as well.

Food Drive Has Big Turn Out

Robin Wyckoff  ’15
Senior Features Editor

As most of you know during the past few weeks a food drive has been going on here at THS. This food drive was organized by the Interact club and student council. Along with them the gym department helped out. The collection boxes were in all homerooms and the gym teachers collected during classes. Trumbull high wanted to give back this year. All non perishable food items collected were going to the Trumbull Food Pantry on Priscilla Place.

NEASC: Everything You Need To Know

Gabrielle Tropp ’16
EE Staff Writer

As all students and faculty know, Trumbull High School has been visited by NEASC. Certainly, we have felt the effects in terms of nervous teachers, shadowed friends, and glimpses of accreditors in the hallways. So everyone has heard the name NEASC around school, but what does does it mean, what does it do, and why are they here? The trivia in homeroom and advisory may have helped, but to be honest, probably not. Here’s all you need to know about the recently completed process. 

The Clothesline Project Shatters the Silence

Alison Kuznitz ’15
EE Senior Opinions Editor

“Stand up to domestic violence.” “Beat your goals, Not your family.” “There is no excuse for abuse.” “Stop domestic violence. Have a heart.” These are just a few of the many phrases written on T-shirts that were recently on display in front of the Trumbull Library as well as in the commons at THS.

These T-shirts are a major component of the Clothesline Project, which strives to raise awareness of domestic abuse against women. The Clothesline Project also serves as a tool for self-expression and healing for women who are victims of domestic violence since they are able to personally design T-shirts. In Trumbull, the program is sponsored primarily through the Trumbull Rotary Club and its partnership with THS’ Interact Club. The project was held from October 4th through October 13th.
“Its importance is not to only raise awareness, but we also would like to think that when people read our shirts, they will want to avoid being violent in any way themselves,” stated Interact Club Officer Justin Mejia. “Also, we feel like these shirts bring comfort to anyone who is a victim of domestic violence. We make these shirts to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence.”

Join the Cause – ROTC

Angela Surrusco ’14
EE Staff Writer

Senior year is full of stress, anxiety, and hopes about the future. Obviously, there is also the dreaded “senioritis” which seems to infect every member of the senior population. It’s not all fun and games as these students must apply to colleges and figure out careers to pursue in the future. For some, the military has a strong impact on their plans. Choosing the army as a career path would change these students’ lives forever.

Game Night Entertains

Katie Boback ’17

November 22 and 23, Trumbull High presented its second annual fall play, Game Night, an original play that puts a spin on your favorite board games.  The acts were based around all the classics, like Checkers, Monopoly, Battleship, and many others.  Many acts were funny like the twist of “divine intervention” of the game Sorry!, and the drama laced into the stories of the characters of Candy Land.  Others made you think about the real life equivalents to the games we are all so familiar with.  Such as the dire consequences of Battleship or the betrayal between the players of Monopoly.

Frozen Review

Kevin Pacelli ’14
EE Co Editor-in-Chief

I’ll admit it – I’m a teenage boy, almost 18 years old, and I’m still a sucker for Disney movies. Whether it’s monsters on a college campus with a massive Greek scene, a lion struggling with an identity crisis, or an unlikely duo lugging an airborne house around South America, I simply can’t get enough of these animated masterpieces that come out year after year. With that in mind, it didn’t matter that the first Frozen trailer told absolutely nothing about the movie. I knew it was going to be worth seeing.

The Gift of Selflessness – Trumbull EMS 9th Annual Food Drive 2013

Paulina Howard

After Halloween has past, it is like a switch is flipped onto full on holiday joy. Children make their Christmas lists for Santa, moms and grandmas argue over who is hosting Thanksgiving for the entire family and the air is constantly filled with the aroma of cinnamon and spices. There is something about this time of year that just exudes homey comforts and warm smiles all around. However, not every family in town has that kind of luxury during the holidays that everyone typically takes for granted.

War Is A Life-Changing Experience

Erika Nagy ’14
EE Staff Writer

Numerous teachers at Trumbull High have served in the Armed Forces.  Mr. Doyle, an English teacher at THS, served in the Army and still keeps himself involved in the celebration and awareness of Veterans Day.

THS EAGLE’S EYE: How old were you when you joined?

DOYLE: I was 17 when I joined and I left the day after my 18th birthday.

THS EAGLE’S EYE: Where were you stationed?
DOYLE: For basic training, I was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Then I went to Texas for advanced training. I was then stationed in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm.