Monthly Archives: November 2015

Parisian Terror Takes the World by Storm

Gabby Tropp ‘16
EE Senior News Editor

paris-peace-sign.jpg.This past week a terrorist attack in Paris killed at least 129 people. ISIS has claimed responsibility for this attack, also saying that it was not an isolated incident. To many this event is viewed as a second 9/11. The global community was immediately involved, with most people hearing about the incident on social media. Friday night a peace sign with its center replaced by the Eiffel Tower went viral, and it became a symbol of the world standing with the victims, their families, and the entire country. Important landmarks around the world were lit in blue, white, and red vertical stripes like the French flag to honor those who lost their lives or their loved ones.

Charley’s Aunt Takes Center Stage

Rachel Tropp ‘16
EE Editor-in-Chief


Rob Long (Fancourt Babberly) dressed as Charley’s Aunt “The dress was cozy.” Rob Long ‘16

This past weekend, the THeSpians brought Charley’s Aunt to the THS stage. The production was completely student-run, directed by seniors Katherine Griffin and Michael Lepore. Costume, set, and lighting design, as well as production, were all led by students also, with mentorship from THS teachers including Mrs. Spillane, Mrs. Bolan, and Mr. Bracksieck.

The Victorian-era comedy centered around two Oxford students, Jack Chesney (Jack Leonard ‘16) and Charley Wykeham (Colin McLevy ‘17), who fell in love with Kitty Verdun (Cristina Catana ‘17) and Amy Spettigue (Martha Hegley ‘16). Charley’s aunt was supposed to visit from Brazil and chaperone the couples at lunch, but when she didn’t arrive, fellow Oxford student Lord Fancourt Babberly (Rob Long ‘16) dressed up as her and farcical comedy ensued.

Tasty Thanksgiving Treat!

Lia Horyczun ‘16
EE Managing Editor

IMG_9186Oh no! Aunt Fran has called last minute saying she is coming to the Thanksgiving feast. Aunt Fran absolutely loves apple pie, but you haven’t thought to buy one just in case! You realize you have at least two hours and have all the ingredients to make the apple pie instead of running to the store. However, you don’t know the directions and ingredients by heart so you grab grandma’s cookbook.

Overall prep time: 30 minutes to prep, 1 hour to cook.

Veteran’s Day: Remembering All Those Who Have Served

Lia Horyczun ‘16
EE Managing Editor

vetsdayWhat is a veteran? A veteran is a soldier who has or had served in the military of our country. It’s an important time to take a moment and give thanks to beyond your iPhone. Veterans should be honored for all their time served whether in war or in peace.

This is a day of remembrance when everyone in our country thanks the veterans of our country. Trumbull High honored Veterans Day by holding a ceremony today that filled the THS auditorium. Mrs. Rubano has successfully put together this special senior assembly for the thirteenth time, and members of the National Honor Society assisted with the process. The members greeted the veterans when they first arrived to the school. Honor Society members also helped the veterans find their seats before the assembly began.

Restaurants Receive Report Cards on Antibiotics in Meat Supply

Arnav Srivastava ’19
EE Staff Writer

120730_meat_antibiotics_LIt’s report card time. Students are filled with anticipation of what their results in school will lead to. Except this time, there is just one change: it isn’t students receiving grades this time, rather it’s all major restaurants.

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a report card for all common restaurants across the nation, grading each chain out of 36 points on their use of antibiotics in their meats. Use of antibiotics has now become a public threat to community, for as producers are routinely using antibiotics on their livestock, bacteria has already started growing resistance and is able to thrive against antibiotics. As the epidemic worsens, antibiotics soon may not be able to save us when it really matters, and diseases like pneumonia can become unstoppable.

Fashion Club: The Newest Club Addition at THS

Lia Horyczun ’16
EE Managing Editor

DSC_0173What if you had the opportunity to be as stylish as the girl in your class or as put together as Blake Lively is? Have you ever wanted to share your style off with others? Ever wanted to help others figure out a person’s sense of style? A great way to be able to share with others is by being apart of the Trumbull High Fashion Club. Club Advisors Mrs. Raquel Espejo and Mrs. Anita Gasparini and their student advisers Emily Eldridge, Manuela Artia, and Olivia Bonaventura have come together to create Trumbull High’s first Fashion Club.

“The Fashion Club is a creative environment created for the students. It’s a place where peers can express themselves and learn to explore their own individual style” comments Artia. The goal of the club is to learn in a hands-on way to work on big projects in the future.  Students can gain knowledge about the fashion industry and career opportunities. There will be discussions about current fashion topics and environmental/social issues to understand the fashion world.

The Gun Debate Heats Up

Rachel Tropp ‘16
EE Editor-in-Chief

infographicIn the wake of another hideous tragedy, this time the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the debate over gun control is raging once more.

This massacre is the 294th shooting of the year, occurring on 2015’s 274th day. In fact, our nation has only gone eight days all year without a mass shooting, commonly defined as the murder of four or more people. This time, at Umpqua, nine were killed before mentally ill gunman Christopher Mercer-Harper turned the gun on himself.

Nearly 1 in every 3 mass shootings takes place in America, a statistic far out of proportion with the nation’s population, which makes up 5% of the world. Some criminologists say that America’s individualistic culture helps encourage such senseless acts of violence, yet no other free nation experiences such high rates of this brand of ideologically-motivated, often terror-based crime.

Spirit Week Highlights

Photos Courtesy of Ralph DeLuca
EE Contributor

The Next Move

Alyssa Breunig ’16
EE Staff Writer

2000px-NCAA_logo.svgThe NCAA states that, “Eight million students are currently participating in high school sports. Only 460,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools. Of that group only a fraction of them will reach their goal of becoming a professional athlete.” So why is it so difficult to not only compete at the professional level but the collegiate one as well?

Mock Trial Places 5th at Empire Mock Trial Competition

Kristi Bui ’16
EE Co-Managing Editor

IMG_5029On the week of September 9, the Trumbull High School Mock Trial team competed in the international Empire Mock Trial competition, hosted in Atlanta Georgina. The Mock Trial team placed 5th overall in the week-long competition, the best the team has ever finished so far in history. In addition, senior Astonique Robinson received the award for most Outstanding Attorney during the competition.

The competition began with scrimmages between state teams, then followed with the actual competition. The case for this year involved police brutality and a young African American boy in a coma. Scoring for Empire differs from the state mock trial competition; rather than having eliminations, there are rankings. Thus, how the team performed in each trial affected the overall record.

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