Monthly Archives: November 2014

In Too Deep

Mollie Coleman ’15
EE Contributor

Caught in a lie she didn’t tell and no courage to correct it. Amanda Grace leaves you on the edge of your seat with this well-written suspenseful novel. In the novel, In Too Deep, the main character, Sam, was determined to make the most popular boy in school, Carter, notice her inspite of hopefully making her best friend, Nick, realize there is something between them.

A Lightning Start to an Intriguing Narrative

Nikhil Ramachandran ’15
EE Conrtibutor

Rick Riordan really has pulled a great trick out of his hat because, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is a novel you just can’t put down. Now it is geared toward myth heads, and those who are already quite knowledgeable about the ancient Greek Gods.  However, newcomers to the genre should not at all feel out of place because Riordan does a great job of explaining each character, and providing the background behind their mythological origins…

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison Review

Josh Madwed ’15
EE Contributor

Netflix’s original series, Orange is the New Black, has become a must watch, Emmy winning show. However, very few people know where the hit comedy’s plot was originated. Piper Kerman, who the character Piper Chapman is based, wrote and published her true tale in 2010 by the company Spiegel & Grau, three years before Netflix uploaded the first season. The book, officially named Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, helped Kerman win the Justice Trailblazer Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has spawned a cult following…

Pink Ribbon Club raises $2,560

Alison Kuznitz ‘15
EE Co-Editor-In-Chief

In October, the Pink Ribbon Club along with the THS community honored National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Whether it was the girls’ swim meet, girls’ field hockey game, or the boys’ soccer game, the Pink Ribbon Club was there to sell baked goods and collect donations.

According to the Pink Ribbon Club advisor Mrs. Laird, “This month we teamed up with the athletic department and we have been very successful in fundraising at our home athletic games. All funds that we raised at those games are going to be donated to the American Cancer Society.”

The Pink Ribbon Club also participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Westport, raising about $1000.

Heartbreak Multiplied by Nineteen

Kelliann McCabe ’15
EE Contributor

Feeling lonely, angry, and completely devastated? Heartbreak can be an unbearable challenge that may even seem incurable, at times. Colin Singleton, the main character of John Green’s novel, An Abundance of Katherines, can definitely relate.

Classrooms, the commons, and coffee…?

Bryan Jagoe ‘15
EE Contributor

The alarm clocks go off, the showers turn on, and the day has started. For many students, the morning routine would not be complete without the help of a warm cup of coffee. Unfortunately, it takes time to make coffee, and it is a hassle to have to go out somewhere before school to buy it. This problem could easily be solved if the school cafeteria sold coffee to its students.

Staying fashionable in the fall

Lia Horyczun ’16

EE Staff Photographer

Summer has officially passed, and fall has finally arrived. The leaves are changing from sunglow yellow to amber oranges and exuberant reds. While summer consisted of warm days and starlit nights, fall owns the chilly night air with people enjoying cozy evenings in. 

Team Abby

Paulina Howard ‘15
EE Managing Editor

Team Abby has been working hard to honor the life of Abigail Anderson by helping to raise public awareness of suicide prevention. Team Abby walked the Out of the Darkness Walk at Sherwood Island in Westport on October 11, 2014. This walk benefitted the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, with the team raising ample amounts of money for the cause. With $39,434 collected, the team has surpassed their goal of $4,000 by 985%!

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Amy Wills ’15
EE Contributor

Afghanistan. A country torn apart by war due to political and religious conflicts. Unfortunately, that description fails to express the true nature of the nation, a culture that is reflected in its citizens, and the stories of those individuals. One such story is told through Khaled Hosseini, who recounts his experiences there through the semi-fictitious story of a boy named Amir who grows up in Afghanistan, transitions to America, and then to Pakistan to redeem himself for the betrayal of his best friend, Hassan.

New nutrition rule sparks food overhaul

Kristi Bui ’16
EE Senior News Editor

If you are a common buyer of the lunches offered here at Trumbull High School, chances are lately you’ve seen and tasted substantial differences within the food. Enacted on July 1, 2014, all schools in the United States have been placed under the United States Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks in School rule, requiring that all foods and beverages sold outside of school meal programs must meet nutrition standards.