Monthly Archives: November 2019

Veteran’s Day Recap & Interview with a Veteran

Joshua Dubreuil ’20
EE Sports Editor

Neya Kidambi ’22
EE Features Editor

On Veterans Day, Trumbull High School organized an assembly where twelfth graders and some staff members were able to recognize veterans who served in the military.  The program started with an introduction from the staff and the emcee, and then all of the veterans introduced themselves, stated what year they served in, as well as what branch of the military they served in.  Later in the program, newly re-elected first select-women Mrs. Vicki Tesoro spoke about Veteran’s Day and what it meant to her.  

The Trumbull High School Chamber Singers sang two songs: “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Thank You Soldiers”, followed by the Trumbull High School Band who also played two songs. Before the band’s main event, they were introduced by Senior Nicholas Siwanowicz, who performed “Taps” on the trumpet.  Following this solo, the band played “God Bless America” and “Service Salute”.  

Interview With a Veteran

Neya: “What’s your fondest Veterans Day memory?”

Mr. Doyle: “My fondest Veterans Day memory is when my daughters made me homemade cards in school that thanked me for being a veteran.  Those little personal cards always make the day special.”

The Reigning FCIAC Champs: Boys Soccer Maintains Sebe’s Legacy

Katie DeRose ‘22
EE Senior Entertainment Editor

The late Coach Sebastian Gangemi holds up the 2018 FCIAC trophy after last year’s victory (top). “Sebe’s” wife after this year’s win (below).

After a disappointing 5-2 loss to Hall High School in the Class LL Boys’ Soccer State Semifinal on Monday, November 18, 2019, the Trumbull Boys Varsity Soccer team finished their season, defending their 2018 title as FCIAC champions. The team believes that they had an extremely successful season, filled with hard work and great effort.

Commenting on the team’s efforts, Senior Captain Tiago Frazao says, “The team definitely exceeded expectations. A lot of players stepped into bigger roles and did an excellent job.”

In addition to their efforts on the field, the boys felt one of the most important aspects of their season was that they were able to maintain the legacy of their former coach, Sebastian Gangemi, who passed away last May after fighting a yearlong battle with Leukemia. 

As Senior Captain Brendan Phelan best puts into words, “The goals this year were to make history and to make Sebe proud. I think we were able to do both this season.”

The boys ended the regular season with a 10-2-4 FCIAC record, making them the second seed going into the FCIAC tournament. However, that did not stop them from defeating the number one seed Fairfield Warde 1-0 in the FCIAC final, with a goal by Frazao. Senior Justin Horvath was named the MVP at the end of the game, making an assist for Frazao’s goal. This win led to the boys’ third FCIAC title within four consecutive FCIAC finals appearances, which the boys marked by dying their hair blonde as a team, just as the Varsity soccer team did back when this streak first started in 2016.

“Joker” Leaves a Mark

Aidan Demshak ’23
EE Staff Writer

Joker is a movie that is going to leave a mark in cinematic history. From the profound messages about the lower class and mental health to the 1970s look of the movie, Phillips gives the audience a film worth way more than a movie ticket. Todd Phillips and the rest of the extraordinary cast have created a movie that will keep you thinking for a long time after you leave the theater. 

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, an aspiring comic with a life full of darkness. He has serious mental health issues and goes to counseling, but it all gets taken away by the city. This results in a roller coaster full of twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

Todd Phillips introduces us to a world somewhat similar to our own, with the poor being mistreated while the rich thrive. He introduces us to the characters like mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen) and television host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) who benefit from these circumstances,while the poor-like Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beetz) and the Flecks are struggling to survive.