Monthly Archives: February 2022

Easy Homemade Banana Ice Cream

McKaylan Connolly ’23
EE Staff Writer

Easy Banana Ice Cream

Looking for an easy after school snack or non-dairy dessert? Then this recipe is for you! Believe it or not there is an easy way to make ice cream with just one ingredient, bananas! The first step in making this frozen treat is cutting ripe bananas into slices, putting them into a plastic bag and leaving them in the freezer for at least two hours!

The amount of bananas depends on how many people you plan on serving, I normally account for 1 banana per person.

Next, take the banana slices out of the freezer and put them into a food processor, then put the food processor on level high, until there are no chunks left and there is a creamy consistency. After this you are ready to enjoy!

However if you are looking to add more to the banana ice cream, I have also found that adding just a teaspoon of sugar or cinnamon adds more flavor to the ice cream! You can also add peanut butter or even chocolate chips! I like this recipe a lot because it is really easy to make, especially when you can pull the bananas right out of the freezer. It is also very easy to personalize by adding toppings!

Serves 6: 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Steps: 

  1. 6 bananas cut up into slices (1 banana per person)
  2. Place in freezer for 2 hours or as long as you’d like
  3. Use a food processor and put in the banana slices and put on high or pulse until a creamy consistency is reached
  4. To add more flavor you can add chocolate chips, 1 tsp of sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon or any other toppings 

Let’s Talk About Bruno

Kylie Totten ’24
EE Staff Writer

Lin-Manuel Miranda has done it again. Since the release of Disney’s newest movie Encanto in November of 2021, it’s song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has made its way into millions of households all over the world. It has climbed to the top of many different charts, including Spotify’s Top Songs-USA and the Billboard Hot 100. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is on the rise, and it doesn’t look like it’s about to stop anytime soon.

Disney’s Encanto was released on November 24, 2021 and it’s popular soundtrack was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a well-known playwright, musician and actor. He played major roles in productions such as Hamilton, In the Heights, and fellow Disney film Moana

Miranda has proved time and again he knows how to write a catchy song, but none have been as popular as “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”. It rocketed through multiple music charts, holding the top spot in both Spotify’s Top Songs-USA chart and the Billboard Hot 100. Another Encanto song, “Surface Pressure”, which was also written by Miranda, made its way to Number 5 on the same Spotify Top Songs-USA list.

The popular song brings almost the entire main cast of the movie together, combining different melodies and individual styles of each character. The song itself is credited to Carolina Gaitan (Pepa), Mauro Castillo (Félix), Adassa (Dolores), Rhenzy Feliz (Camilo), Diane Guerrero (Isabela), Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel) & the Encanto Cast.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” taking the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart makes it one of Disney’s most popular songs ever. Even “Let It Go”, the breakout hit from the 2013 movie Frozen, peaked at the number five spot. The only other Disney song to ever top the Billboard 100 Chart was “A Whole New World” from the movie Aladdin, which made it to the number one spot in 1993.

Dubai World Expo 2020

Thomas Ou ‘24
EE Entertainment Editor 

Site of Dubai’s long-awaited expo.

Bareness. Aching. Adrift. Yet amidst the monotonous acres of arid sand, there lies a technological and architectural paradise so daring that sets a new precedent for the development of a new country. If a traveler happens to find themselves within these barren lands within these last winter months they just might hear the faint outline of their favorite band and the cheers of its excited participants, many of whom traveled across the world to partake in this event. 

Since the very beginning, World’s Fairs have been a way for countries to show off their prowess and skill to the rest of the world through dazzling architecture, planning and experience. The first fair, set in London in 1851, was called the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations. Its message, told through the soaring iron and glass, was about showcasing the rising industrial capabilities of the world.

In a world that has been dominated by western culture, burdened by the pandemic, unrest and environmental catastrophe, the Dubai Expo is a breath of fresh air; focused on clear communication, healing and building a better world. The Dubai Expo is being promoted as the biggest event held in the Arab world, putting other festivals to shame. “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” is the official theme, with there also being ten smaller theme weeks that will cover the entire six months of the Expo.  The expo will address major challenges facing humanity through economic, cultural, environmental, and social perspectives. Despite its deceiving name, the Dubai expo is actually being held from October of 2021 to the 31st of March, 2022. Sadly, it has been severely delayed by the Covid Pandemic, with the organizers having to push the plans an entire year. 

Trumbull Boys Hockey Win 2nd Annual Coach Eddy Cup

Ava Inesta ’22
EE Sports Reporter

The long-awaited ice hockey matchup between Trumbull and St. Joseph resulted in a 2-1 win for the Eagles. After originally being scheduled for January 17, 2022, this game was highly anticipated as it’s one of the best rivalries in Connecticut High School Hockey. 

The Eagles came into this game with a 7-4-1 record and St. Joes with a  3-8-0 record. The difference is that Trumbull is currently placed at the top of the CIAC Division II standings while St. Joseph is competing more with tougher, top tier Division I programs. Either way, this game was set to be a competitive matchup with tons of tension due to the cross-town rivalry. With fan restrictions being lifted for Trumbull two weeks ago, the Shelton rink’s were filled to the maximum with two energetic student sections.

After St. Joseph scored in the first minutes of the game off a turnover in the defensive zone, Trumbull rebounded quickly. Senior captain Zach Jager scored the first goal for the Eagles by taking the puck over the blue line himself to tie the game.

“It was all so surreal after I scored, I thought about my friends and just started dancing. It was a great feeling beating St. Joe’s and for the rest of the seniors it’s amazing for us to have never lost to them. The whole team played amazing but a special shout-out to Adam Guttman for making some huge saves and we wouldn’t have won without him,” said Jager.


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