Monthly Archives: March 2014

Powderpuff Girls

Alyssa Breunig ’16 and
Benjamin Vu ’16
EE Staff Writer

Powerpuff Girls are made up of a combination of a special “Chemical X”, sugar, spice, and everything nice. Powderpuff girls are made up of brains, brawn, and determination. They both have different make ups, but yield the same end result: a mean, lean, fighting machine. With both teams filled with enthusiastic players, the flag football match was bound to be exciting. While some may argue that Powderpuff is not as interesting as a real football game, there is still plenty of action and thrill. Kendall Szulimowski, a spectator, states, “I love seeing all the wipe outs! This isn’t your average gym class.”

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Social Media?

Lia Horyczun ’16
EE Senior News Editor

Most students at Trumbull High use social media of some sort. One very popular social media site is Facebook created by Mark Zuckerberg. Why do students have Facebook? Is it useful at all?

Kayla Murray, a junior, stated, “Facebook is sometimes useful. I mean I use it for updates of groups for school events such as THeSpian Society.” For thespians of Trumbull High, Facebook was used to advocate the word of how RENT the musical was cancelled and why it should be performed.

Uncovering the Logic Behind Class Scheduling

Alison Kuznitz ’15
EE Senior Opinions Editor

As course selection season winds down at Trumbull High School, students have been left with mixed feelings about their schedules for next year. While some underclassmen selected their courses in a matter of minutes after perusing the Program of Studies catalog, other students agonized over their decisions. This especially holds true for juniors who were hard-pressed to choose their academics in the midst of such an extensive array of classes.

Technology Take Over

Christie Costello ’14
EE Staff Writer

One would be amazed if they took the time to look up from their own phone to see the number of students at THS walking and texting or checking Twitter and Instagram. Students are frequently glued to their phones for social media updates, text messages, or even just to pass the time and iPhones seem to have convinced many people that there is an app for everything. This generation has become overly dependent on technology and, for the most part, do not even realize it. Technology has consumed the lives of many.

The World Wide Web of Friends

Casey Walsh ’14
EE Staff Writer

Even back in the days of MySpace, everyone has always headed caution towards making friends on the Internet and on social media sites. We’ve all been to assemblies in school in which an adult comes in and talks about how they thought they were becoming friends with a 20 year old girl named Brittany from New York when it was really Mark, a 50 year old man from New Jersey. But despite all of the negativity given towards making friends online, I personally believe that there is a positive side to making friends online if you go about it the right way.

Grammy Recap.

Geethika Kodakara ’16
EE Staff Writer

Every year, the Grammy Awards are considered to be one of the biggest events in the music industry. Thousands of viewers sit in front of their TVs to see their favorite artists perform live and receive awards.

Senioritis…Are You Infected?

Rebecca Buck ’14
EE Staff Writer

As the halfway point of the school year rolls around, midterms check in and seniors check out. After three grueling years of high school, standardize testing, SATS, and college applications seniors often become infected with the classic case of Senioritis. Senioritis can be classified as a term used to describe the decreased motivation towards studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school careers.

#1 Bestseller Turned into Highly Anticipated Movie

Sydney Sirkin ’17
EE Staff Writer

“It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you”, is one of the most popular quotes from the hit novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now that the movie trailer and cast has been released, a whole new excitement has been seen from the TFiOS (The Fault in Our Stars) fandom.
6 out of 7 students at Trumbull High said they would definitely be attending the movie when it comes out. The amazing cast contains Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Divergent, The Descendants) as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Ansel Elgort (Divergent, Carrie) as Augustus Waters.
The author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, John Green, has been overseeing the production of the movie. According to an interview done with Entertainment Weekly, he was said to have been “nervous seeing footage from the film for the first time. ‘I really loved it. It’s everything I wanted the trailer to be.’”
The students at Trumbull High School are more than thrilled for this movie to be released. “I’m so excited for Ansel Elgort, who plays Augustus Waters. John Green is my favorite author and youtuber. Its so exciting that his book is being turned into a movie” freshman Rachel Nagy says.
“I’ve been waiting for the movie for so long, but I still don’t think I’ll be ready for the ending because its so sad” Anna Francisco says.
If you haven’t read the book yet, then what are you waiting for? The release date is set to be June 6th. Click the link to view the trailer.

Songs Reflect Human Emotion

Hayley Wettenstein ’14
EE Staff Writer

Music is often an accurate representation of humanity and the idea of what it means to be human. Song lyrics are able to demonstrate many of the multitude of emotions that humans may experience. They are able to paint pictures and tell stories that reflect just some of what humans feel, whether good or bad. Music is overall an important and beneficial way to show some of the different feelings that humans experience every day.