Monthly Archives: April 2016

6 Simple Ways To Get Rid of Stress At Home

Home-and-Office-Organization-IdeasGabby Tropp ’16
EE  Senior News Editor

1) Get Rid of Your Clutter
Studies have shown the more stuff you have in your house, the higher your levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) will be. It may help to get it all in a closet or a bin, but removing all the excess papers and old clothes from your envormonment may help reduce stress levels.

Everything About the Book I’ll Tell You

everything i've never told youLia Horyczun ’16
EE Managing Editor

Everything I Never Told You
By Celeste Ng
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars

Can you imagine the calm before the storm?
The stable feelings before it comes crashing?
The clarity in life before it all changes?

Lydia Lee’s family can. Marilyn and James Lee’s perfect child is dead. And they do not know it yet. As a family, you think you know everyone better than anyone else ever could. You think you know the dreams and desires. Wrong. Very much wrong in the case of the Lees. The timeline skips from the past to the present revealing small subtle histories of each family member. The Lees gradually realize they do not know anything about each other. Set in the 70s, a Chinese-American family battle their secrets unraveling as the investigation of Lydia’s death progresses. Lydia is not who the Lees thought she was, happy, popular, and succeeding in life.

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Since You've Been GoneSarah Dawson ’19
EE Staff Writer

Looking for a fun, entertaining book as a segue into spring and summer? Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson tells the story of the incredible journey of a girl named Emily, on a mission to piece together her life.

Her best friend left without a trace – except for a single note, a list actually, with thirteen items. Emily is determined to find her best friend, yet she has no one to help her. With her parents too preoccupied and no friends left, Emily is determined to crack the mystery surrounding the cryptic letter.

Along the way she meets new friends and has the summer of a lifetime. Yet, this is no stereotypical happily ever after kind of book. The ending is bittersweet, but it in no way measures up to the rest of the book. If you like authors like Sarah Dessen, then this book is for you.

The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 hoursMichael Kalendra
EE  Staff Writer

The movie 13 Hours, directed by the legendary Michael Bay, is about an elite team of Navy SEALS and other military personnel in a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. The actors in the movie include stars like James Badgett, John Krasinski, and Max Martini.

Taken from real accounts of the 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the film portrays the attack on the Benghazi embassy and CIA compound by terrorists from 9p.m. to 9a.m. This showed the harrowing courage of the commandos defending the two compounds as they were constantly being bombarded by bombs and gunfire. They must stay alive and stop important documents from the embassy and CIA base from falling into the terrorists’ hands before the whole place is overrun.

New Tennis Coaches Plan For The Season


Coaches Vanessa Pardo and Laura Santelli pose with the 2015 boys tennis team during their first season of coaching.

Lalith Gannavaram ’18
EE Staff Writer

Spring sports season is upon us and the boys tennis team will be training under the eyes of a relatively new pair of coaches. Coaches Laura Santelli and Vanessa Pardo were appointed after Mr. Breslow retired last year. Though they may have been new, the coaches brought immediate success to the team, which reached states for the first time in three years. Both brought solid credentials to the table.

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Takes The Stage

h2s2Gabby Tropp ’16
EE Senior News Editor

From March 17th-20th, Trumbull High put on
their production of the Tony Award Winning
musical How to Succeed in Business Without
Really Trying. The show featured Michael
Lepore, a senior and two-time winner of the CT High School
Music Theater Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, as the
leading man, J. Pierrepont Finch. He was played opposite Ava
Gallo, who assumed the role of Rosemary Pilkington.

Dauntless Attempt, Mediocre Outcome


The initial release photo for the movie Allegiant

Christina DeBenedetto ’16
EE Staff Writer

The movie Allegiant, the third in the Divergent series, chronicled Tris Prior’s adventure past the walls of Chicago and into the unknown area in this dystopian and futuristic movie. Allegiant was released on March 18, 2016, and is the third out of four of the films in the series. Part two of Allegiant is scheduled to be released during March of 2017.

In Divergent Series, Tris Prior and her boyfriend Tobias “Four” Eaton, who originally met in the first film titled Divergent, join together with others who want the world to be a free place without corrupt leaders and suffering of the population for the welfare of a few privileged elite. Allegiant begins where the second movie in the series left off: with Tobias’s mother leading Chicago and holding trials for all of the traitors from the Erudite and Dauntless factions who put the citizens of Chicago in danger when they attempted to gain control over the faction system and the old leaders. However, Tris and Four decide that it is not their destiny to stay trapped inside the walls of Chicago forever and must do what no one has attempted to, or even thought of doing before: Go beyond the walls of Chicago and see what, or who, is outside. According to a video message they received, the Divergent people, such as Four and Tris, are the only hope for humanity. Allegiant’s plot focuses on what happens to Tris and Four when they go beyond the walls and what truths they discover that change what they think about the world, and themselves, forever.

Trumbull’s Truth About Hate

Keerthi Yalamanchili ’17
EE Senior Features Editor

This was the question that freshmen answered at the 5th annual Truth about Hate assembly on March 24th. Their first 7 months at Trumbull High seemed to be enough to answer the question. But the more important question – what they could do about it – was the center of the 4 hour gathering.

The Anti – Defamation League, an international organization dedicated to ending discrimination and hate violence, coordinates this program in order to equip freshmen with tools to combat hate and to prepare them for the rest of their high school career in Trumbull High.

Political Campaigning: Are Super PACs Still The Answer?

Graph_New Super PACs 2012-thumb-500x266-5297.bmpEthan Bachand ’18
EE Staff Writer

As the election date gets closer, American politicians are preparing themselves for the primaries and caucuses to earn the people’s vote. Earn is a nice way to put it: the amount of money being channeled into each of the campaigns is reaching unprecedented amounts. This facilitating of millions of dollars worries the American people, as their voices are muffled by the multi-billion dollar corporations and other donors that fund these politicians who claim to be champions of the people.

Spring For Smoothie bowls

mango-smoothie-bowl-2Martha Hegley ’16
EE Lifestyle Editor

One of the new breakfast trends that have recently gained popularity are smoothie bowls. If you haven’t heard of these before, it is a mix of a smoothie and toppings that you eat out of a bowl like cereal. These healthy yet delicious bowls are a perfect way to start off spring. With so many delicious combinations to choose from, especially with all of the new fruits in season, the possibilities are endless. Here are two different smoothie bowl recipes to try at home.

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