Monthly Archives: June 2015

Are Allergy Shots Worth It?

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Manya Kidambi ’18
EE Staff Writer

From what seems like forever, people have been allergic to a plethora of substances: pollen, ragweed, almonds, peanuts, and more. Coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, and the works have accompanied many throughout spring, and it is always hard for them to enjoy outdoor activities.

On the Big Screen: The Top Five Movies About College

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Rachel Tropp ’16
EE Senior Entertainment Editor

As the school year draws to a close, most of us dread the return of fall. But for the senior class, the nearing of September means the start of an exciting and long anticipated new chapter. To get a preview of the best myths and legends of college, check out some of these great movies.

More Than the Letters: Greek Life

Brittany Kubicko ’15
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

“Loving the Kappa Delta life!”

“Alpha Delta Phi is where it’s at!”

“Party tonight at Delta Theta Sigma!”

With the help of all media types, participating in Greek life at colleges and universities has become more popular over the years. There are many positive benefits with joining Greek life, as they provide a strong connection of brothers or sisters that will remain with you for the rest of your life. However, many fraternities and sororities have been pushed into negative light over the years, showing that joining one means more than just the letters.

English Teacher by Day, Writer by Night: Dr. Acerbo Authors Two Books With Two More in the Works


Dr. Acerbo holds her first novel, Apocalipsick. Photo courtesy of Lia Horyczun.

Alison Kuznitz ’15
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

Some of the most treasured novels, ranging from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to Little Women, were rejected countless times prior to becoming published.

Following in the footsteps of her predecessors, particularly Lord of the Flies author William Golding, Trumbull High School English teacher Dr. Acerbo sent her first novel, Apocalipstick, to twenty-one publishing companies.

Leaving the Nest: Seniors Weigh In on the Proper Age for College Readiness

pie graph updatedMonica Moussavian ’15
EE Contributor

On Sunday night I am frazzled as I try to perfect the last of my college applications before the 11:59 PM deadline. As I sit in my kitchen staring at the computer screen I cannot believe I have just applied to college.

RYLA: Building Leaders and Changing Lives


Teenagers from across Southern Connecticut participate in a trust-building activity at the Rotary Youth leadership Awards Conference (RYLA). Photo courtesy of Justin Mejia.

Justin Mejia ’15
EE Contributor

The Interact Club at THS is inspired by Rotary International and has worked side by side with Trumbull Rotary to benefit the community. Twice a year, Rotary Youth Services hosts RYLA, which is a three-day conference where students from 65 high schools in Southern Connecticut are invited to Camp Hazen YMCA in Chester, CT.

Sophomore Connor Bailo Gives Back With “BaseBalls 4 a Better Community”

connor bailo imgKeerthi Yalamanchili ’17
EE Staff Writer

BaseBalls 4 a Better Community (BB4BC) is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization that supplies baseballs to children who cannot afford them, enabling them to play America’s national pastime. Meet Connor Bailo, a Trumbull High School sophomore who founded BB4BC with a dream to make baseball more accessible for everyone.

Are You an Onion or a Peach? A Philosophical Question for Self Discovery

Christina Tavella ’16
EE Staff Writer

Believe it or not, this is a question that philosophers often ask themselves. However, it does not deal with the actual food, but rather with the concepts they resemble.

The onion and peach analogies are used to describe the “self”- basically, who you are, how you respond to experiences, and how you grow over time. The onion is used to represent the idea that you change constantly over time, that more and more layers keep getting added on. An implication with the idea of the onion is that you are not the same person you were a few years ago, that your experiences constantly change you.

College Dorm Life Hacks: Space Saving Ideas for College Living

Martha Hegley ’16
EE Lifestyle Editor

You and your roommate will be sharing pretty cramped quarters during your first year at college. Especially in a small space, organization is key. You want to be able to maximize the space in your dorm room and keep clutter away.

Boosting Consistency Across Same-Level Courses

Alison Kuznitz ’15
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

Taking Honors English, one is aware the workload will be different from that of friends in ACP English. Perhaps, the teacher will assign more reading homework and hold rigorous graded discussions. Evaluating fellow classmates within the honors level, yet with different teachers, that student would assume their academic experiences will be virtually comparable nevertheless.

Although it sounds like a rational expectation, this is far from the truth where a myriad of classes at Trumbull High School are concerned. The lack of consistency across teachers’ grading styles and content coverage becomes all too clear when it is time to take that important science test or view report cards on Infinite Campus.

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