Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Emotions Matter:” A Presentation by Dr. Marc Brackett Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Marc_Brackett_Yale_Center_for_Emotional_IntelligenceTrumbull Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gary Cialfi, is encouraging parents and their middle and high school students, as well as members of the general public, to attend a presentation by Dr. Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and one of the world’s leading experts on the subject.  The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the Trumbull High School Auditorium.

“Dr. Brackett made a profound impression on the entire Trumbull Public Schools staff as the convocation keynote speaker in August and we’re very fortunate to have secured his time to share his insights with our parents, students, and the general public,” Cialfi said. “Clearly, we knew immediately that Trumbull students and parents would be well served with his presentation if he could be available for an evening session.”

THS Shows Off St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Lia Horyczun ’16
EE Managing Editor

News Brief: National Pi Day

Lia Horyczun ’16
EE Managing Editor

Senior Katie Rubin Celebrates Pi Day

Every year on March 14th Trumbull High celebrates National Pi Day! Pi might be formally known in the Greek letter as  “π”. It is used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

In the mathematics classes, students celebrated with some parties or baked goods. Senior Katie Rubin happily shows off her decorated Pi shirt to her class. “I’m so happy it’s Pi Day!” Rubin states as she recites several digits.

2016 Oscars Tackles Big Issues


Lady Gaga performs at the Oscars joined by survivors of sexual assault

Rachel Tropp ’16
EE Editor-in-Chief

On February 28th, the 88th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. For many reasons, this Oscar Sunday made history, but chief among them was the “#OscarsSoWhite” controversy. This year marked the second in a row in which no black actors were nominated, despite strong performances by Will Smith (Concussion), Michael Jordan (Creed), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Samuel Jackson (The Hateful Eight), and others. Critics of the social media reaction said that no black actors merited a nomination this year, but the people behind the movement explained that a large part of the problem is the lack of opportunity for black actors to be cast in Oscar-worthy roles, being instead relegated to “black” roles and only receiving significant roles in movies about slavery or people like Ray Charles.

Fuller House Creates New Memories

maxresdefaultRachel Tropp ’16
EE Editor-in-Chief

Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, you’ll probably see a meme or screen cap of Fuller House. The spinoff series was released February 26th on Netflix, and has brought back cherished memories from the 1980s and 1990s for its audience and its cast.

A brainchild of John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, the new show echoed the premise of the old. Full House began with recent widower Danny Tanner moving in with his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and his goofy best friend Joey Gladstone to raise his three young daughters. Fuller House picks up 29 years later with eldest daughter DJ Fuller, her sister Stephanie, and her quirky best friend Kimmy Gibbler moving back into the Tanner’s childhood home to raise DJ’s three sons and Kimmy’s daughter after the death of DJ’s firefighter husband.

Gleen Runs Into Yet Another Victory

Kate Ariano ’18
EE Staff Writer

Years of battling several concussions and struggling to find a passion where he could feel at home, all led up to this moment for junior and middle distance track runner, Tyler Gleen. At the New England Championship Indoor Track and Field Meet in Boston, MA from February 26th to the 28th, Gleen and teammates Dylan McEniry, Tyler Rubush, and Taylor Auten ran the 4×800 meter race to place eighth overall. Gleen raced into first place with an outstanding time of 1:19:86 in the 600 meter.

“I have fun hanging out with the team in dual meets and I just treated New England’s the same way” Gleen explains. “Last year, I was lucky enough to get 4th so by getting 1st this year it’s really rewarding.”

Tidy-Up Trumbull This Earth Day

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Community members tidying up Indian Ledge park at the 2015 event.

The Trumbull Community Women are hosting their annual Tidy-Up Trumbull Day on April 23rd. Community members will meet at Twin Brooks Park at 9am and break out to various parks, lots, and roadsides to beautify the town in honor of Earth Day. The event wraps up at noon when volunteers return back to Twin Brooks for a “thank you” celebration. THS students can receive community service hours for their efforts. Contact to sign up and for additional information.

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