Monthly Archives: May 2016

Eagle’s Eye Ticket Raffle, May 18-20

Congratulations to our two winners: Alex Marcus and Sasha Pierne!

The Eagle’s Eye will be raffling off a pair of tickets to two of the summer’s hottest events! Raffle tickets will be sold at $1 each and proceeds will support publication of your school newspaper. Enter to win in the Commons during all lunch periods from Wednesday May 18th to Friday May 20th.

Nitro Circus
Direct from sell-out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live is coming to the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on August 26th.

Featuring 30 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels!* Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils.

Expect to see the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, actions sports, theatrical spectacular!

Vans Warped Tour 2016
Returning to the Hartford Xfinity Theatre on July 10th!

Science Academy Students Tour MIT

IMG_1769 (2) (1)Manan Manchanda ‘19
Kyle Beck ‘19
EE Staff Writers

On Tuesday, April 5th, students in Science Academy, supervised by Dr. Goodman, traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts to tour MIT and the Langer Lab and discover several ongoing projects at the world-famous biotechnology and materials laboratory. This was an amazing experience for these students as they were given the opportunity to tour a top-tier institute and learn from a variety of students and professors, ranging from undergraduates to postdocs and even Dr. Robert Langer himself. The trip consisted of a tour, followed by several presentations about  different projects in the Langer lab, experiments and machinery demonstrations, and a chance to meet and converse with Dr. Robert Langer.

Upon arrival, the students were greeted by an MIT graduate student who gave them a tour of the campus. The students got to see several famous research centers and MIT buildings, including the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Koch Biology Building, and the Barker Engineering Library.

The students also saw the Athletic Building and what it was like to be an MIT undergraduate working in the library and study areas.

Model Congress Travels To Philadelphia

Manan Manchanda ‘19
EE Staff Writer

Earlier this month, Trumbull Model Congress had the opportunity to attend Penn Model Congress. These students were able to partake in heavy bill-debating that centered around real world issues, and were also able to meet and talk with Former US Senator Evan Bayh.

Model Congress gives high school students an opportunity to learn about, experience, and live under the American legislative system. Penn Model Congress consists of small, specialized committees of approximately 15-20 students modeling the committees in the U.S. House and Senate. Delegates from all over the country present their bills in these specialized committees using parliamentary procedure, the common debate procedure used by legislative bodies all over the globe. Bills passed in committee sessions earn consideration in the full House or Senate. Those passed during full sessions reach the Penn Model Congress president, modeling the United States president, who then decides with the cabinet whether or not to sign them into Penn Model Congress Law.

Bicen Takes 8th In The Nation

Rachel Tropp ’16
EE Editor-in-Chief

After months of preparation, the THS Bicen team headed off to Washington, D.C. for nationals on April 22nd. Having swept the state competition, winning in every category, the team felt well prepared to take on the nation, especially with the help of Ms. Boland and coach Andy Gladstein, a lawyer and alumnus of the program.  

The competition included three days of hearings at the University of Maryland and the U.S. Capitol on constitutional law topics ranging from the use of presidential power to judicial review to the influence of the Northwest Ordinance. The six teams of four rooted for their teammates as they took the stage opposite esteemed judges, many of whom were professors or members of state supreme courts.

Photo Highlights of Spring Spirit Week

Ralph DeLuca
EE Contributor