Monthly Archives: April 2014

THS Model Congress Shines in the Spotlight

Keerthi Yalamanchili ’17
EE Asst. News Editor

March 1st was filled with heated debates, Senate and House hearings and battles over proposed bills as the newly initiated Trumbull chapter of Model Congress traveled to Columbia University’s annual conference for the first time.

Students’ Backlash Against Compulsion (SBAC)

Alison Kuznitz ’15
EE Senior Opinions Editor

On the first day of SBAC, April 3, 2014, Principal Marc Guarino called for an emergency meeting with members of student council, the NHS, and class representatives. On that day only approximately 46 students had shown up for the test, less than 10% of the Class of 2015. The goal of the meeting was to find a solution to the low participation rates, which could lead to consequences as mandated by the state.

Student Honored with First-ever Dramatist Award

Rachel Tropp ’16
EE Entertainment Editor

Larissa Mark, president of the THeSpian’s club, received the DLDF Defender Award from the Dramatists Guild for her efforts to bring RENT: School Edition to the THS stage. All of her well spoken efforts paid off, from news interviews to petitions to Board of Education meetings. Mark was also the creator of the facebook group, “Trumbull For RENT”, that received over 7,600 likes. To honor her commitment and poise, the Dramatist’s Guild, a prestigious organization, created this special new award just for Mark.

New Changes to America’s Favorite Test

Brittany Kubicko ’15
EE Managing Editor

Attention Trumbull High students: the SATs are changing, and it looks like these changes are going to be huge for your future. Currently the test consists of a 3 hour and 45 minute period where one takes a ten-section test, consisting of critical reading sections that consist of arbitrary vocabulary and passage reading questions, math sections that contain everything you’ve learned in your math classes, and writing sections that have editing/revising questions and a 25 minute essay. For every question right a student gets one point, for every question wrong a quarter of a point is deducted, and for every question blank the student receives no points. All those points add up to score on a 2400-point scale, where 2400 is the highest score that one can receive.

Beware the Ides of March: 2014 NCAA Tournament Thrills

Tommy Switzgable ‘15
EE Staff Writer

Kevin Pacelli ‘14
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

It’s that time of year again: that month-and-a-half between the Super Bowl and Opening Day. Sports fans around this time crave some drama, and they look no further than the NCAA tournament, otherwise known as March Madness.

For those with limited sports knowledge, March Madness is the annual NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. 68 teams from across the country compete in the tournament’s infamous do- or-die format.

No Day But Today: THS Thespians Leave Lasting Impression on Community

Kevin Pacelli ’14
Co-Editor in Chief

For the THS Thespians, saying that the road to performing Rent was a long one would be a vast understatement. Faced with controversy and pressed for time, it was clear that putting on this production was going to be quite an undertaking. In the end, though, the cast and crew together managed to put on a show that was nothing short of spectacular.

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