"#$%"&'!"(" #!B5,-.!C5,!'9-<+D9!EF2D25DG ) *+ !! ),-./-00!123*!'4*550!6!78!'9,5/+0!:5;<!6!),-./-00=!>)!?@@AA November 27, 2006 Issue No. 3 Girls Soccer Captures State Championship of other play- w h i c h was definite frustration felt by the By Shane Connolly ‘07 ers better”. helped our team they certainly weren’t demor- EE Editor in Chief Their offense passing.” alized. Miyaki commented, “We was tremen- C o a c h knew we’d play them again.” dous too with Uhrlass They did indeed match-up For the first time since 2001 forwards se- agreed, “The again in the FCIAC finals. Wilton and for the first time ever under nior captain girls could had an advantage going into the Coach Daniel Uhrlass the girls soc- C a i t l i n really pass game because the game was being cer team has won the state cham- Mulligan (18 the ball, they played at Wilton, who was prede- pionship and finished the season goals, 11 as- were unself- termined to host the boys and girls ranked 16th in the nation. On No- sists), junior ish,” he FCIAC finals. The team prevailed vember 18th the team tie Amity 0-0 Ali Ditola, added, “the however winning 2-1 off two set to become co-Class LL champions. along with mid team being shots by deadball specialist, senior “I’m extremely happy to go out fielders senior close-knit re- captain Caitlin Mulligan. “It was like this,” says senior captain Michelle ally carries pretty cool that we beat them at Christina Fini. Miyaki (11 onto the home,” said Meisner. Mulligan The team went undefeated goals, 5 as- field.” said, “That game was really fun. during the regular season finish- sists) and The girls soccer team is the new class LL co-champions. Through Photo taken by Grynn and Barrett studios. Before the game I wasn’t even ner- ing 14-0-2. Their stout defense was sophomore the first 10 vous, just pumped.” No one on the their trademark. The defense of Kristin Forster (16 goals, 6 as- games the team cruised to a 9-0-1 team had ever experienced a win Fini, senior Kristin Meisner, junior sists). Their excellence all around State team. While, their stifling de- start to the season with the only over Wilton as every year over the Kali Stamos and sophomore Celine the field was proven when seven fense was their greatest visible blemish, a tie with Fairfield past four years prior to this game Vitale along with goalies Andrea of their players made an All- strength on the field, but their close- Ludlowe. In the 11th game of the had resulted in a tie or a loss. “I Young and Kylie Angell held op- FCIAC team. Mulligan, Miyaki, ness off the field was their true ad- season the team faced their first was ecstatic. It was unreal,” com- ponents to only five goals all year. Forster, and Meisner all made first vantage. “We all loved each other” real test, Wilton. Last year they mented Fini. “It was a real accom- Lexie Lyons, a midfielder who of- team, while Fini, Vitale, and Lyons said senior Michelle Miyaki. Fini tied Wilton in the regular season plishment because we have such ten dropped back on defense, made second team. Also both goal- added, “We had really good team and again in the FCIAC finals to great respect for their team,” added helped the defense tremendously. ies, Andrea Young and Kylie chemistry.” Their closeness off the be crowned co-champs. Each team Coach Uhrlass. Cristina Fini described her as the Angell made honorable mention field caused them them to work even was able to net one goal leaving Carrying the momentum of team’s, “unsung hero”. According along with Ali Ditola. In addition harder on it. “We worked for each both teams with yet another tie. “I their sole possession of the FCIAC to Coach Uhrlass Lyons’ “aware- to making All-FCIAC both other,” said senior Lysha Drascovic. wasn’t upset or happy; it was just crown into the state play ness and commitment made a lot Mulligan and Miyaki made the All- “We just know each other really well like again?” said Fini. While there (Continued on page 17) Eagles March to Victory: Security Changes at Trumbull High School Marching Band wins MAC State Championhips By Liz Austin ‘08 office, and auditorium. Teachers and administrators want to reduce EE Staff Writer the amount of people walking By Kathy Regan ‘07 around these important places in EE Staff Writer Three more school shootings, three more tragedies. the school. Whenever a visitor to These numbers are just added on Trumbull high enters through one Saturday November 11, The of the many entrances, they must to roughly thirty other shootings Trumbull High School Golden go to the office and sign in. They that have taken place in schools Eagle Marching Band marched to receive a “visitor’s pass” that acts around our nation. After each victory and became the 2006 MAC as a temporary pass while they take shooting, school administrations Class V Champions and Connecti- care of their business inside of the keep tightening security and cre- cut State Champions. MAC com- school. Students are also required ating new protocol to keep the stu- petition is broken up into five to have passes to get from point A dent population safe. After each classes, based mainly on the The Trumbull Golden Eagle Marching Band dominated the field at the MAC state to point B. During lunch periods, school shooting, another one bands’ size. Class V is reserved championships. Photo courtesy of four teachers are assigned to sit at seems to occur. This brings up for the largest and best bands. each entrance of the commons to so far.” The band received its high- one of the most important ques- State Champion is the band with took home fourth place with a score monitor students passing through est score ever- a 98.2 out of 100. tions any student or parent would the highest score. of 94. They also took home the the halls. However, in one specific Past year scores, from 2003 were want to know: Are the schools Trumbull also took captions award for “Outstanding Drum Ma- lunch period, three out of the four 91.65, 94.95 and a 97 to Norwalk’s really safe? of “Outstanding Percussion, Mu- jor”. “I’m not sad I didn’t get Best teachers did not look up at passing 97.85 last year. It can be easy to navi- sic, Guard and General Effect”. “It’s Drum Major,” commented Trumbull students through the hallways. This year, Norwalk settled gate your way through Trumbull an amazing feeling,” said Katie drum major Adam Drenkard, “We The fourth common guard was not for second place with a score of High during school hours. The Taccone, senior and alto saxo- got the trophy that counts.” present at their stationed location. 97.75 along with “Outstanding central location of the school is phone section-leader. “We’ve Marching”. Ramsey High School (Continued on pg. 6) the commons, or cafeteria, main (Continued on pg. 8) struggled so much and really come EF2D25DG 3 H+IG 6 B+;9-,+G 9 "D9+,9;2D.+D9 13 'F5,9G 19 2 !"#$#%$& Ask Anna... Conspiracy Vs. Facts Editorial Advice from someone who doesn’t look both ways when crossing the street. By Eric Richard ‘08 EE Opinions Editor On Tuesday Novem- Conspiracy theories are 2001, one hijacked plane had the ber 14th the entire Trumbull Dear Anna, abundant in today’s society with unfortunate fate of crashing into High Student body and fac- many situations all trying to show the Pentagon. Along with the fifty- ulty was forced to stand out- A few months back a close friend of mine and I got into a huge the act was done by the govern- four non-hijacker passengers side, off the pavement of fight. It’s been a while and we’ve gotten over it, or at least we pretend ment or other secret alliance. Con- aboard flight 77 the crash killed course, due to a boys’ bath- like we have. The truth is, she said a lot of hurtful things while we were spiracy theories are in existence for another 126 innocent people on the room fire across from A29. arguing and I just can’t put my full trust into her again. How can I feel almost every major occurrence ground. There have been disturb- This is the second time in less better about things? some of them in existence are re- ing theories stating that the Penta- than a month that this spe- garding the events of 9/11, the JFK gon was hit with a missile, but this cific bathroom has been lit on - Friend Beef assassination, or the most recent theory is rather flimsy because fire. The first time left the fu- regarding the death of Kenneth there were many witnesses to the ture of Rent-A-Senior day in Dear Beef (hey, you picked it), Lay who passed away on July 5, plane crash . The more important question while this fire left 2006. Conspiracy theories are noth- facts are blurred and intertwined the THS population stranded Friends are supposed to be there for you- not the ones making you ing but distracters made by people with the conspiracy theories that outside for over an hour. The upset. But unfortunately, friends, at times, can be more trouble than who do not want to accept the re- are in existence. The most unclear students who are normally enemies- due to all the trust issues. It sort of defeats the purpose of ality or where the most reliable in- scenarios are cases such as permitted to leave after 7th having friends when you can’t trust them. It’s a hard call to make, espe- formation points. When trying to Marilyn Monroe and the assassi- period were blocked in the cially when it’s someone close to you. The only way you can come to prove the events with these theo- nation of JFK, because no one re- school parking lot because of any sort of resolution is to talk to her about it; tell her you’re not over the ries there are many holes that do ally understands what actually school policy that ‘students things she said. You never know, she may be hurt by some things you not make sense. On September 11, happened. are not allowed to leave dur- said as well, and it’s very possible that she may have no clue that any- ing a fire’. Students stood thing is bothering you on her part. Until they invent passive psychic outside on the muddy islands robotic friends, there’s going to be conflict. I have never heard of a in the parking lot and on the perfect friendship, and sadly, I doubt I ever will. So in the mean time try rain-soaked hills in the front to work with what you’ve got, and if you find that you’re happier with- and back of the school. Ev- out her; there’s plenty of other people beyond the ice cube tray ceilings eryone loves the 15-minute and lumpy white walls of Trumbull High. fire drill that kills some time in their 3rd period class, but no one likes standing in the mud for over an hour. Dear Anna, This was all due to the stupidity of one student. I I like a lot of different music many of my friends disapprove of. They certainly hope that they make fun of me for it all the time, and it’s gotten to the point where I’m A photo of The Pentagon attempting to prove the size of missed their 8th period test, trying to start liking the music they like and drop what I already have. I’m the impact area is not large enough to be caused by a or accomplished whatever embarrassed to listen to my mp3 player around them and found myself Boeing 757 (Photo provided by www.teamlaw.org) they were set on accomplish- deleting some of my favorite music or hiding it. I want to fit in, but I enjoy ing because it was a pretty the music I listen to and don’t really like their music at all. boring hour for the rest of us. Perhaps I am missing some- thing, maybe there has been - Embarrassing Tunes CORRECTION a sign hanging in the bath- Dear Tunes, room saying, “First one to burn the entire bathroom Read over what you just wrote three times carefully. I hate to be so blunt The article, entitled Respect Assembly, wins a million bucks.” Or but you have to admit that’s a bit ridiculous. You need to either tell your with a previously uncredited byline, was writ- maybe a student is trying to friends that it’s none of their business what you listen to or you need to ten by Chelsea Fuller ‘09 and Meredith recreate The Great Chicago stop trying to fit in. I don’t understand why you would want to fit in with France ‘09. We at the Eagle’s Eye regret our Fire for a history project. Or people who can’t accept who you are and what you like. Hiding what error in the credit of the article. maybe someone was making you truly like just makes you a fake, if your friends can’t respect your a political statement in favor taste- maybe you need new ones. The point of having so many genres of the right to burn the flag of music is so you can pick. what you like. Embrace the difference. by burning a bathroom. But it was most likely none of those things. It was most likely an illogical, idiotic move by someone with com- plete disregard for the other students. !"#$%&'(#)*$%+# The bathroom across The Eagle’s Eye is the official student-run publication of Trumbull Shane Connolly Mary Santella from A29 is once again High School. The views expressed in the commentary are the opin- Editor-in-Chief Jen Silber locked and this time it is prob- ion of the majority of the editors. All other opinions are solely those Dara Rosenblatt of the authors and do not necessarily represent the ideas of The Fiorela Canaj Features Editor ably locked for good. So next Eagle’s Eye. Lisa Frazier time you have to go to the Rebecca Chadwick Managing Editor bathroom around up stairs A- Stefanie Walker hall and you have to go all As journalists, the members of The Eagle’s Eye staff are committed Dan Connolly Sara Sweeney the way down the stairs, you to upholding the core of our code of ethics: objectivity, integrity, and Alex Rich Briana Dudas have the bathroom arsonist truth. News Editors Copy Editors to thank. Letters Policy: This paper is an outlet for student voice. We would Eric Richard Dan Connelly love to hear your thoughts and opinions about our paper or articles Minjee Kim Ben Davis published. If you wish to write a letter to an editor, it must be signed Regina Kulacz Paul O’Connor and placed in Mr. Bracksieck’s B-House Mailbox. Opinions Editor Sports Editors Casey McCollough Jon Mark The Eagle’s Eye reserves the right to edit all letters published. Advertising Editor Kate Spalla Entertainment Editors Trumbull High Mr. Bracksieck 72 Strobel Rd. 203.452.4555 Meg Loretan Advisor Trumbull, CT. 06611 203.452.4593 (fax) Photography Editor !"#$#%$& 3 Is the School Store Better or High School Sweethearts? Worse? Do students have time for meaningful relationships in high school? Nutritional changes are nothing to sweat Emily Shindell ‘10 Dan Hajducky ‘07 EE Staff Writer This year, 2006-2007, a state they can bring coffee or candy to EE Staff Writer law was passed concerning nutri- school or whatever other garbage tion in the schools. As a result of they desire. However, I am a strong In this day As I stroll through the the new law, unhealthy snacks and believer that the school should not and age, everything halls of THS, all I hear supply its children with is speeding up as is complaints about gross, fattening, sug- cars go faster, the the new food in the ary food and get away Internet, music is School Store and with it. faster, text messag- how the store got rid The Trumbull ing has replaced of all the “good High store still has phone conversa- stuff”. Personally, I cappuccinos, gum, tions. Attention do not know what chips, drinks, school spans are at a very the big deal is. supplies, clothing, bat- low rate for teenag- Alex Delosantos & Taylor Kennedy, young love. Photo Taken By Meg Loretan Yes, there is no teries and much, much ers. Athletes are more coffee, candy or more. There is an end- pushed to spend every waking that stays inside on a Friday night, hot chocolate, but less list of items that moment, training for their sport. So but I am growing tired of the “Big who cares? The the school store sup- in a world where time is crunched Two” controlling everyone’s lives. school store still has plies and by complain- like Shaquille O’Neil in a Honda In a small town like Trumbull, plenty of other ing, we all just sound Civic, where is there any time for a teens turn to partying as a way to things to offer to the like spoiled, fat kids. real, solid commitment? feel grown up, and simply just to students at THS and Do we really miss the sugar high in the morning? (Photo So enjoy your Senior year used to be the occupy time. Why can’t a commit- courtesy of The Eagle’s Eye) time that girls and boys truly fell in ment to a relationship, a sport, or a besides, who needs health and do not all of that junk? Just look around drinks were taken out of school blame the school for taking away love, and grew into men and career choice be a good thing in- the marvelous store and I am posi- stores and lunch. your candy! The school store is women. “High School Sweet- stead of a feeling of being at- tive that you will agree, that the All of these items were taken great the way it is and no piece is hearts” is a term that has almost tached? Teenagers have to do cer- THS store still has numerous items away for our health. If students missing from its magnificence. gone out of use. Teenage life has tain things, and use certain things for sale. crave these items so much, then become too hectic for high school to feel grown up instead of actu- love to be true. Even when it does ally growing up. I just feel like happen, teenagers do not want to commitment is becoming a bad Clothes Make the Person be “tied down” when they are sup- thing; commitment is being viewed posed to be having the time of their as a delayer to growing up. Com- life. Why can’t a real relationship mitment is what makes someone be the time of your life? Why does grow up, not what stops him or her. Corrine Bennett ‘08 students; teachers could uncon- seriously. If Dr. Tremaglio walked the “time of our lives” have to in- I would just like to get back to the EE Staff Writer sciously judge a student because into school tomorrow wearing his volve alcohol and drugs all of the times where falling in love was not of what they P.J, I can When walking down the hall, time? I am not one of those kids a bad thing. wear. Also, if bet that one can see either some students a student o t h e r who look prepared for the day or were to wear members other students who look like they something of the staff are more ready for a nightclub or different would ei- going to bed, than going to school. from what ther laugh I have recently noticed that for the they usually in his face past few years, some students wear, it or think he have decide to wear their pajama could possi- is crazy. bottoms to school, that’s not all bly affect One that bothers me, there are also t h e can argue those students who wear reveal- s t u d e n t ’s Others use clothing to convey a message that this is ing clothing like tank tops or mini attitude.” (Photo taken by Lisa Frazier ‘07) just the skirts. It’s extremely distracting students feeling good about them- when I am sitting in my Algebra selves but, is that necessarily a class and I can see the thongs good thing? Do we want students and boxers of my fellow students. to feel that they need to expose This is not something I need to parts of their bodies in order to feel see when I go into a class. It good about their bodies? What sounds cliché but, I really am in does that say about us? Students school to learn and if there are need to realize that we are always These students have other students who rather show being judged based on our appear- found plenty of time off their underwear to anyone ances and we need to know what for relationships at school. who is willing to give a glance type of self image we are promot- (Photos taken by then maybe they should go some- ing to everyone else. Otherwise, Meg Loretan) where else. people will not take us seriously. When looking at students It’s something to think about then who are wearing their pajamas to next time you want your parents to school, I can only wonder as to start treating you like an adult. how anyone could ever take them Some students use fashion as a form of expression (Photo taken by Lisa Frazier ‘07) Some students may not real- ize this but; they are promoting a poor self-image of themselves. When talking to the school psy- chiatrist, Mrs.Agostine, she said, “It’s usually not intentional but, usually what someone wears shows what they think of them- selves. It doesn’t just affect the 4 !"#$ 5 Deirdre Imus Speaks to Students About the Environment On Thursday, October 19, table rise in previously rare child- evitably lead to a worldwide examine all food labels for any po- By Andrew Freeburg ‘09 Trumbull High School students hood illnesses, her efforts to com- change in the way homes and busi- tentially dangerous ingredients. EE Staff Writer had the opportunity to take advan- bat this surge, and her work to nesses are cleaned. This, in turn, She also encouraged students to tage of an excellent educational make life easier for those affected led to the “Building Green” initia- take action in their own way and to opportunity through Deirdre Imus, by it. Mrs. Imus and her husband tive, encouraging both private and do their part in improving the envi- wife of the talk radio personality have been conducting fundraising commercial developers to build or ronment for the rest of the world, Don Imus, coming to the Trumbull over the past 15 years to found the renovate buildings in the most en- and to raise awareness of the roles Agriscience building to give an Imus Ranch in northern New vironmentally friendly manner pos- that dangerous common chemicals informative discourse on her ef- Mexico, an “authentic 4,000 acre sible, using as many recycled or play in devastating conditions forts in environmentalism and its working cattle ranch in northern reusable building materials as pos- such as autism and cancer. relation to pediatrics. New Mexico, which provides the sible. For example, at the Senior Stephen Wagner Guidence councillor JoAnn experience of the American cow- Hackensack University Medical talked about the day. “The pre- O’Connell explains: “I invited boy to children suffering from can- Center, she encouraged a renova- sentation Mrs. Imus gave was ex- Deirdre Imus to come to Trumbull cer and various blood diseases.” tion project with the use of 100% tremely effective, not just because High School to speak to students Mrs. Imus’ other initiative, recycled steel in the structure, and of the content that I myself am very in an effort to educate them regard- “Greening the Cleaning,” serves as non-toxic cotton insulation made passionate about, but also due to ing the impact that their environ- her personal stand against the from the remains of 117,000 pairs her obvious passion about what ment has on our daily lives as well toxic, environmentally-damaging of blue jeans. Recently, she has she does. In just an hour or two of as to inform them of ways they cleaning products used in medical, also released books on “greening” speaking her unyielding enthusi- could impact their own environ- commercial, and residential set- the cleaning methods used in pri- asm she demonstrated inspired me ment. In addition they were given tings. Beginning with the vate homes, as well as on raising to strive for the same passion in a great deal of information on Hackensack University Medical children in the healthiest manner my career in environmental stew- healthy eating, the benefits of eat- Center in New Jersey, she began possible, awareness of the dangers ardship.” Deidre Imus, seen here at the ing organic whole foods and how offering non-toxic cleaning prod- in common foods, and chemically- For more information on Agriscience building, discusses the their choices will make a differ- ucts to all sectors of business. safe methods of personal care. Mrs. Imus, her cleaning products impact students have on the ence.” Eventually, they became popular In closing, she offered a and programs, and the research she enviroment. For the better part of periods enough to sell as retail products, number of lifestyle tips to all has conducted and/or compiled on Photo by Andrew Freeburg five and six, Mrs. Imus described all of which are made to the same present to help reduce everyday environmental hazards, you can her work over the past two decades non-toxic, biodegradable stan- health risks, such as reducing visit her website, researching the influence of envi- dards. She described it as “one stress to keep from overworking www.dienviro.com ronmental chemicals on the no- fundamental change” that will in- oneself to the point of harm and to New Bench in Memory of Mrs. For Returning Troops, A Warm Welcome Patterson to be Placed the bench. Primarily, the majority By Andrea Giannini ‘10 of the donations are coming from EE Staff Writer friends and the families of some of the teachers that are being com- memorated. In addition, there are By Kyle Wortz ‘09 Through donations, also donations that are being made EE Staff Writer Trumbull High School is working by the teachers, other staff mem- on making a memorial bench to for bers, and even some of the stu- U.S. military personnel re- Mrs. Patterson and other teachers dents that had a teacher that turning home from Iraq and Af- that have passed away while they passed away. Finally, there is fund- ghanistan are always delighted were still working at Trumbull High ing from the Teacher’s Union to when greeted by close friends and School. help support the cost of the bench. family. However a growing num- The memorial bench will be In the near future the memo- ber of soldiers are finding that their dedicated to Mrs. Patterson and rial bench will be built outside of friends and family are not the only other teachers that had been com- the windows of the main office. It ones that are awaiting their arrival. mitted to Trumbull High School will be a place for students and fac- From all walks of life, the Patriot and unfortunately passed away. It ulty to sit, to do what they want, Guard Riders are taking time out of is a symbol to help students and and to remember all of the teachers their lives to welcome our troops others remember those who made that passed away. It will be a big back home. a difference in many students’ lives. bench made of solid granite and The Patriot Guard was The idea for the memorial will include the names of teachers started when the American Legion bench started in the science de- that passed away while working at Riders chapter 136 of Kansas heard Photo courtesy of patriotguard.org partment. That was the subject that Trumbull High School. that a group of radical religious fig- Mrs. Patterson taught. From there, “The memorial bench will be ures of the Westboro Baptist Within only a year the num- Troops returning home from the main office got in on the a living memorial of all of the teach- Church were tarnishing a fallen ber of the Patriot Guard Riders has active duty are always overjoyed project, and soon after, the rest of ers that have died throughout their American soldier’s reputation by grown exponentially, and they cur- to be greeted by the Patriot Riders, the faculty and students found out time at Trumbull High School. It will protesting outside his funeral. rently number over 62,000 members but welcoming home soldiers is not about the memorial bench. be a place to honor and remember Acting on admiration and respect world-wide. The vast majority of the chief mission of the Patriot There are a few different all of their work,” finished Dr. for this fallen hero, they formed a their members are veterans here in Guard. ways the money is being raised for Tremaglio. committee to help protect soldiers the United States, but they have a Bob Stone explained, “Our reputations and honor them at their surprising number of members cur- primary mission is to attend the funerals. rently on active duty stationed funerals and memorial services for Within the next few months, around the world. our fallen heroes at the families re- the ARL chapter 136 rode out to “We are not only in every quest to honor them and the ulti- military funerals and limited the in- state but I believe 168 countries mate sacrifice they gave for our trusion of the WBC. With the con- around the world, these would be country.” sent of the family, the ARL contin- primarily service members,” com- Many Patriot Guard Riders ued to attend military funerals mented Bob Stone, Captain of the have attended several funerals in throughout Kansas. Patriot Guard in Connecticut. their time as a member. They con- On October 18, 2005, the Pa- Naturally, the majority of the tinue to honor those that gave their triot Guard name was established Patriot Guard are riders, but that is lives for our country by riding with and announced on the 27th to over not a requirement to join. The main the dog tags of those whose fu- 100 riders from around the state. requirement is that the members of nerals they have attended. Within a few days, the Patriot the Patriot Guard respect and You can read more about the Guard began its nationwide cam- honor every American soldier that Patriot Guard on their website, paign to recruit riders. serves for his or her country. www.patriotguard.org. 6 !"#$ Marching Band “Making the Right Choices” (continued from pg.1) the band’s achievements. “It’s ben- eficial to the entire school when The MAC Class V trophy is such a melding of the diverging tal- from their parents as possible. erage age that kids first try alcohol proudly displayed in the old ga- ents worked toward the same end. Jen Silber ‘09 These freshmen tried to make a so- in Connecticut, she says, is only rage that serves as the band room. The marching band is truely a fea- EE Features Editor cial event out of the meeting in a eleven. “Trumbull’s never won Class 5 or ture of Trumbull High.” vain attempt to uphold their incred- Other speakers like Mariann beaten Norwalk,” said Tori Begg, “We know that we can do it, At 7:30 pm on November 9th, ibly awesome and cool reputations. Hudak (MADD), Nick Leibowitz Colorguard Captain, “This year now we can win championships and the freshmen class and their par- The evening was executed (“The Hard Truth”), and David wasn’t just for our class, but for beat Norwalk. I’m excited for next ents were all herded into the THS by eight different speakers, each Pease (“Get a Grip Connecticut”) all the seniors that came before year to prove that we can do it auditorium/gymnasium for a PTSA- with a similar point to make but shared stories about their lost us.” “It’s an amazing feeling to again,” added Dan Wabno, a fresh- organized forum entitled “Making each with their own 15-minute time loved ones due to drunk driving know that our senior class will be man trumpet. That determination to the Right Choices.” The meeting slot. accidents. All had the same con- remembered as the first class to win will carry through the winter addressed the issue of underage Attorney Jeffrey Blueweiss clusion: don’t drink and drive. win it all,” said Christine season for Winter Percussion and drinking among high schoolers. At- opened with an explanation of a Christopher Brown, a school Denisevich, senior and clarinet Color Guard, which starts in Febru- tendance at p s y - section leader. ary. Hopefully those groups will the forum chologist, Sergeant Melissa Crandall, also sing ‘We are the Champions” fulfilled a re- talked to agreed, “Everyone really pulled to- on the bus ride (or plane ride) home quirement of the health “It wasn’t really anything the fresh- m e n gether as a team and worked hard all season long.” Kelly Wabno, from Championships. “Band!” yelled Adam curriculum a b o u t Percussion Sergeant, added, “We Drenkard on the ride home Satur- for ninth graders, I haven’t heard before” their abil- ity to were able to accomplish some- thing that we’ve been dreaming day night. “You just won Champi- onships! What are you going to do w h i c h make their about for a very long time.” In now?” means that o w n 2004, after winning Class IV, the “We’re going to any fresh- choices. marching band moved up to Class DISNEYWORLD!” men who did not go to the assem- new public act in the state of Con- “You have to really think about V first taking third place, then beat- The band will march in the bly were required to write a 2-3 necticut concerning underage what is good for you to be doing,” ing Arlington to take second and Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade over page research paper on “alcohol drinking. The act states that any he reminds students. finally taking first place this year. winter break. or an alcohol-related subject.” homeowner or supervisor of a The whole session went Dr. Tremaglio applauded The meeting was called to household in which underage down in about 2 hours. Zack order with words from Dr. Anthony drinking is taking place is subject Russell, a freshman, comments, Minotti, the Assistant Superinten- to fines and/or up to one year in “Some of it was interesting, but it dent of Trumbull Public Schools. prison. Apparently, the authorities wasn’t really anything I haven’t Programs for the 2-hour session are really cracking down on this. heard before [at other assem- were distributed at the door, which Johanna Krebs, a represen- blies].” included copies of an article pub- tative from MADD (Mothers If you would like additional lished in the Connecticut Post en- Against Drunk Driving), took the information on any of these com- titled “Police Chiefs say Alcohol mic to discuss the facts about kids mittees or events, call Nancy Abuse Key to Youth Crime.” While in Connecticut. “Why do kids Gardiner at 452-9564. Parents skimmed the pamphlets, drink alcohol?” she says, “Because freshmen socialized as far away it’s everywhere they look.” The av- Trumbull creates one of their many formations that led to their crowning as State Class 5 Champions. A Woman’s Right to Chose Remains in South Dakota sults of the sessions/2006/bills/ cide whether South Dakota would Smart, even if the vote had resulted 1973 court HB1215enr.htm). actually ban all abortion. in the passing of Law Six, the law case, Roe V. The law passed through the The results of the vote said could have been declared uncon- Wade. House of Representatives and its that South Dakota would not be stitutional. This means that the law Dur- fate was then left to the public to allowed to ban all abortion. Those may not have remained even if it ing the last decide. As November 7 grew closer, who opposed the law won over had won the popular vote in South year, a law the public began to speak out supporters 56% to 44% according Dakota. referred to about their opinions. In Sioux Falls, to CNN-America Votes 2006. Even Like any election, some citi- as “Law Six” rallies were held to publicize both though the ban on abortion did zens were pleased with the out- was pro- sides of the argument. People in not pass in this election, “sup- come and some were not. The is- posed to favor of the ban held signs saying porters say they will try again and sue of abortion continues to affect ban all abor- “I Regret My Abortion” and “Live again to make abortions illegal not the everyday lives of American citi- tions in the Babies Good, Dead Babies Bad only in South Dakota but in the zens. However, at least for now, a state of (MPR-Minnesota Public Radio)” entire United States,” according to woman has the right to choose South Da- People in opposition of the ban Minnesota Public Radio. How- abortion based upon her own cir- Anti-ban protesters. Photo courtesy http:// kota. The law could be seen holding signs say- ever, according to Project Vote cumstances. images.publicradio.org/content/2006/11/03/ stated, “Life ing “No Exceptions- No on Six” and 20061103_antibanprotest_2.jpg begins at the “No on Six Saves Women’s Lives” time of con- (MPR). People began speaking out Jaclyn Siegel ‘07 ception, a conclusion confirmed by on behalf of both sides of the ar- EE Staff Writer scientific advances since the 1973 gument as well. Past legislator and decision of Roe v. Wade…to fully coordinator of the Vote No cam- protect the rights, interests, and paign Jan Nicolay said, “This is On November 7, 2006, most health of the pregnant mother, the probably the most restrictive piece of the nation had an Election Day rights, interest, and life of her un- of legislation that I’ve seen passed like any other. Numerous citizens born child, and the mother’s fun- and introduced… there are no ex- went to the polls to vote for who damental natural intrinsic right to ceptions for rape and incest vic- they wanted to see in office for the a relationship with her child, abor- tims.” On the other side, Leslie coming year. However, some resi- tions in South Dakota should be Unruh, the chairman of the Vote Yes dents of South Dakota hoped their prohibited…a pregnant mother campaign says abortions “hurt election day would be marked in and her unborn child, each pos- women.” Both of these campaign Supporters of the ban gather to voice their opinions. history as the first to completely sess a natural and inalienable right leaders made valid points. How- ban abortion and overturn the re- to life” (http://legis.state.sd.us/ ever, it was up to the public to de- Photo courtesy http://images.publicradio.org/content/ 2006/03/17/20060317_sdabortionprotest_2.jpg !"#$ 7 New School Food Winds of Change Not exactly the tastiest stuff around. Casey McCollough ‘09 sociated with the school. A board is still bearable. Contrary to that EE Staff Writer known as the Health Advisory statement, Kristen Paolino says, “I “It tastes like garbage,” committee made up of various don’t like it because it penalizes ev- claims Danny Mahlstedt. You teachers including Mrs. Timpenelli eryone,” while Matt Hyde agrees guessed it, he’s talking about the and Mrs. Mickool and two stu- that “Students should be given the new school food. As of July 1, 2006 dents, Haneen Sakakini and Adam choice to pick what they are going http://www.npr.org/politics/politicaljunkie/2006/may/map200.gif the School Board instituted a new Drenkard reviews the lunches that to eat.” nutrition plan that substituted the the school is serving and give feed- Mr. Romano, who runs the Chelsea Clyde ‘07 necticut in their election choices. potato chips in the vending ma- back. Adam says that they have school store, says that there are EE Staff Writer Pankracij, who attributes the Demo- chines for 100-calorie pack snacks, “Told them what we have liked many reasons why kids are obese. “Vote 2006,” was the motto crats winning to negative propa- our sodas for bottled water, and about the food.” In addition, they It shouldn’t be completely blamed of the 2006 election. 10 million vot- ganda said, “It’s a shame people everyone’s favorite French fries for have made suggestions for some on the food that they eat. He says ers under the age of 30 cast bal- get sucked into the liberal media a less tasty baked snack. different types of food for the that today’s kids need more exer- lots. This is the highest turnout in vacuum.” “The law itself has some very school to serve, such as a variety cise and that with cars no one walks over 20 years. The past controver- The shift of the majority strict guidelines of what you can of ethnic food. Also, we will begin anywhere anymore. In addition, he sial issues such as the war in Iraq from Republican to Democrat was offer,” explains Dr. Tremaglio. Ba- a baked potato bar and serving thinks that this lunch plan should and stem cell research contributed not the only change to occur. A sically, we are not allowed to have some soups as well as hopefully be taught from kindergarten to to a decline in support for the Re- woman is filling the position of sugar, soda or coffee sold within reinstating the French toast lunch. eighth grade because by the time publican Party. Speaker of the House for the first the school unless it is after school Students have not reacted in they are in high school, students The 2006 election wit- time in United States history. Nancy hours or at an event that is not as- a positive way towards the new have learned good eating habits nessed both the majority of the Pelosi has been a representative food and nutrition and should be trusted to make that House and Senate shift to the from California’s 8th district since plan. Lenna Coo- choice at school as well as in the Democrats. The Democrats gained 1987. In her most recent election, per describes it as home. Mr. Romano explained that 29 seats in the House of Represen- she had 80% of the vote. Shortly being “terrible” freshman and sophomores tended tatives. In the Senatorial race, the after the election Pelosi announced and “not nearly as to buy the most candy, junk food, Democrats gained a 51-49 major- that “Democrats are ready to lead, good as before.” and soda while juniors and seniors ity. In Connecticut alone, it would prepared to govern and absolutely Even everyone’s often made a healthier choice. appear that the 109th congressional willing to work in a bipartisan way.” favorite gym While most students are up- district ratio is 4:1 in favor of the The Treasurer of the Young Demo- teacher, Mr. set at the lack of candy and chips Democrats. This is a stark change crats, John Scott echo’s Pelosi’s Maffei claims, “we they are now able to buy in the from the previous ratio of 3:2 with sentiments and is “hopeful that out can’t get any- school, it is true that the nutrition the Republican Party controlling 3 country will take a turn for the bet- thing good to eat plan is a more healthy option for out of 5 congressional districts. ter now that the election is over around here any- lunch, whether it benefits the Matt Pankracij, the president of and democrats have gained con- more.” One out of school or not. One thing we know Trumbull High’s Young Republi- trol.” seven students for sure is there is no going back cans Club has expressed disap- You call this nutritious? Phot o by Meg Loretan says that the food to the old French fries. pointment with the people of Con- Still Not as Safe as you Think the internet to entice children. juana and 55,000 people belonged site said, “It’s pretty weird when ers over the age of eighteen are no MySpace.com, or “a place to Most parents whose kids have to an online group called Drunks random people try to be friends longer allowed to request to be on meet friends,” as it is called, has MySpaces do not even realize it. United. There are also graphic im- with you. I just ignore it.” How- a fourteen or fifteen year-olds been around for about two and a Child predators are all ages and videos posted that could ever, not all teens do the same friend list unless they already half years now. It’s a social net- over the internet and with MySpace sometimes even scare younger thing. There have already been know their full name or e-mail ad- working site, and with more than it just becomes easier for them to children. There are pictures of tons of stories in the news about dress. Although there are all these 77 million members it is one of the abduct children. A teen that had a many people taking drugs with MySpace and its dangers. In Kan- changes, these steps are just baby fastest growing websites in the page on the site for about a year their faces fully exposed on the site, sas five high school students were steps compared to what should be country. It’s basically your own and then deleted it said, “I thought because of all these dangers, many arrested for posting their plans to done to enhance security. personal diary that you want other that it was too dangerous because kids have deleted their profiles or attempt mass murder. In one case Monique Nelson, the executive people to read. It has a population you’re constantly talking to strang- were forced by their parents to de- a nineteen year-old boy from Cape vice president of online safety says, the size of the UK and it gets two ers, and there are many inappro- lete them. One teen said, “I kept Cod, Massachusetts was per- “They’re going to lie about their and a half more visitors a day than priate comments.” Teens post a my MySpace page a secret for suaded by a fifty-eight year-old ages. There’s no way to check age Google. However, it’s also a great verification.” MySpace is trying place for child predators to entice to make changes to the site, but it young teens. MySpace is becom- also depends on parents to make ing a very dangerous place for sure that their children are safe teens, so more security measures online. Nelson said, “This is a wake are being taken to make it a safer up call for parents, because they place. However, many people can’t just sit back and let their com- question whether or not those pre- puter be their child’s baby sitter.” cautions are helping. The root of all evil? (Photo courtesy of http://x.myspace.com/ The site is also running public ser- MySpace is a place where vice announcements on the TV and teens can talk to their friends, chat lot of information about themselves about a year until my parents man to come to his home in Geor- the Web to warn parents and kids with other people, and post infor- on their MySpace page like where found out and threatened to take gia. The boy went to the older about the dangers of the internet. mation about themselves. Unfor- they live, what they look like, how away my computer if I didn’t de- man’s home and was sexually as- They have also started to delete tunately, that is not all it is used old they are, their date of birth, and lete it.” Others felt differently and saulted. In another case a sixteen profiles of many kids under four- for. Many kids think that the only more. Also, if kids post where they never created one in the first place. year-old girl from Michigan lied to teen years old and claim to have people who will see their web pages are going to be at a certain time Another teen said, “I think it’s her parents by asking for a pass- deleted 250,000 since it’s beginning are the people that they want to and date, it could become ex- sketchy because everyone has port to go to Canada. However, in 2003. see them. So they post exposing tremely easy for a sexual predator one.” she was really going to meet a man After all the safety measures information like their exact ad- to meet them there. Not only is it Some females around the age she met on MySpace from the taken on MySpace it still has long dresses and full names. One teen easy access for child predators, but of twelve or thirteen are meeting West Bank of Israel. With all these time before any real changes can said, “Parents take it too seriously. it also has obscene and inappro- eighteen or nineteen year-old stories out there about child preda- happen. But, Hemanshu Nigam, It’s just a way for kids to keep in priate content. What is written males and chatting with them or tors on MySpace it seems that it the new security director of touch with their friends.” The in- onto a MySpace page is usually becoming their friends. It’s too will always be dangerous. MySpace, reassures that they are formation that kids expose online not censored. There are swear easy to just say that you are a cer- Because of all these issues committed to increasing online leads to thousands of child preda- words and sometimes there is talk tain age or to just pretend to be MySpace has taken many safety safety, particularly among fourteen tors on MySpace. Last year The about suicide or people harming someone else. Many people just precautions. Since late June and fifteen year-olds. MySpace Center for Missing and Exploiting themselves. A search done by ABC take random pictures and pretend MySpace has restricted adult ac- plans to continue to make changes Children reported more than 1,200 news showed that tens of thou- to be someone they’re not. One cess to the information that teens to make the site a safer place for incidents where adults were using sands of people talk about mari- teenage girl who has a page on the post about themselves. Also, us- teens to interact with their friends. 8 !"#$ Fake ID’s Taking Over? to get into clubs and bars and to to this place in New York City. venirs” to make them legal. One that although some phony identi- purchase alcoholic beverages, il- There are a lot of places to buy site says, “Cards are sold as nov- fication cards look real, they are legal for anyone under twenty- them there. You have to give the elties. You agree to this when you not always effective. In an inter- one. The scary thing is that, these guy your information and money sign the terms and conditions. view with Jamie Rose, the owner phony ID’s are actually working. and he’ll either make your card Cards do not represent any offi- of “The Grille and Bar,” he said that One would think that li- then, or call you when it’s ready.” cial government ID Cards or any if a suspected underage customer quor stores, nightclubs, and bars She went on to say, “It is much existing ‘real’ cards and we will tried to order an alcoholic bever- would be able to tell the difference easier to get them on campus. A never make exact replicas of such age they would “ask for two forms between legitimate and fake ID’s. lot of older guys sell them to make cards.” While these cards may be of identification.” He said that “if However, vendors have developed money. They’re pretty good too.” legal, there is no telling whether the two forms of identification did ways using technology to create In the November 2006 issue of or not they pass or are affective. not match up, he would call the extremely realistic replicas that are “Teen Vogue,” an article by Marisa After all, this site only charges ten police.” This would result in pos- beginning to fool the bouncers and Meltzer called, “Hot topic: Under- dollars for their product. Accord- sible arrest of the customer. even the machines! According to age Clubbing,” discussed fake ing to an experienced fake Identi- The possible conse- a freshman at Quinnipiac Univer- IDs. The article said that they fication Card user, “a good one quences that teens caught with sity, “If you want a good ID, you “range in quality from obviously costs a lot of money.” However, if fake IDs will face are enough to have to pay a lot of money, like over faux to so convincing that even minors are determined to get a make them reconsider buying one. a hundred dollars. But, the card the police might have difficulty phony ID, there are plenty of A Trumbull High School senior Photo courtesy of looks real with holograms and ev- detecting them, and they’re not websites out there that sell them. said, “I would never buy a fake http://www.londonist.com/ erything. Even with security cam- that hard to come by.” It is evi- Although some of these ID. I’m too afraid of getting Jaclyn Siegel’07 eras and electronic identification dent that phony identification fake ID’s are effective, there have caught.” Another THS student EE Staff Writer scanners, they sometimes still cards are easy to find. been many cases in which kids said, “I would only buy a fake ID don’t realize they’re fake.” As tech- Go online and Google the have been caught. An article called if I knew it was really good. Maybe Law enforcement offi- nology continues to expand, clubs words “fake identification cards.” “Student Accused of Fake ID,” ran I would borrow someone’s instead cials have estimated that over half will have to keep updating their At least ten websites will pop up on October 4, 2006 in the Connecti- of buying.” Regardless of whether of under age high school and col- carding systems. that sell fake IDs. Most of these cut Post. This article was about a the ID was bought or borrowed, lege students have fake identifi- The real question is: sites allow customers to choose Fairfield University student who the consequences are the same. cation cards (http:// where are these fake ID’s being their name, state, and birthday. “was arrested outside Fairfield The fact is: the drinking age www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/ sold? Well, according to a fresh- These sites have chosen to call Wines & Spirits on the Post Road is twenty-one. Teens can make the YouthIssues/1048597141.html). man at QU, “My friends and I went their products “novelties” or “sou- in Fairfield about 6:45 p.m. after he choice for themselves whether These students are using fake ID’s presented a fake driver’s license they want to be at the risk of get- Security is a Priority while buying two cases of beer from the store.” This case proves ting arrested, or if they simply want to obey the law for a few more years. (Continued from pg. 1) New Student Club Takes a STAND Dr. Tremaglio, Trumbull high school principal, wants to Jenna Cavicchia ’08 create a security desk at the front EE Staff Writer entrance of the building that is manned from 7:00 in the morning The new STAND club at until dismissal at 2:25. This will Trumbull High has been formed help reduce confusion of the morn- to give students a chance in fight- ing foot traffic and allow autho- Does THS do enough to keep us safe? Photo courtesy of www.trumbullps.org ing the ongoing genocide in rized personnel to keep watch at Darfur. Genocide is defined as the the main entrance all day. gitimate concern. Dr. Tremaglio has High School as safe and secure as intent to destroy, in whole or in Students have raised impor- also made sure to take this issue possible. First, he relies on the hu- part, a national, ethnical, racial or tant questions about their safety. very seriously. man resources on campus. This religious group, such as the Jews Is Trumbull High ready to deal Recently, there have been means that he relies on all security targeted in the Holocaust. Stu- with a hostage situation or in- two incidents where a real fire personnel, administrators, teach- dents Taking Action Now Darfur, truder in our building? A student forced an evacuation. The Fire ers, and most importantly the stu- is a branch of the Student Anti- stated, “There are too many stu- Marshall and Dr. Tremaglio com- dent body. Students get into a rou- The new STAND club allows students Genocide Coalition which has dents in this school, someone is mended the students and faculty tine and when that routine is to get invovled in the conflict in been created to fight and prevent gonna snap.” Lockdown proce- for the way these events were changed, the students are much Darfur Photo courtesy of http:// further genocides. Although dures have been more aware about what is www.ec.europa.eu fundraising is a major goal of this put in place to going on, he said. club, the first step towards fight- reduce the He also relies on 2.5 million have been displaced ing genocide is raising awareness. chances and/or how the building oper- from their homes. The vast major- For those who are unaware of the effects of a hos- tage situation. “No one takes this ates. There are currently three security guards on current situation in the Darfur re- ity of these civilians are ethnic- black African Darfurians, mostly gion of western Sudan that began campus, a dean of stu- “If we did have a hostage situa- stuff more seriously dents, and a Trumbull Po- in February 2003. On the surface, it is an ethnic conflict, although it from the three largest ethnic tribes of the Fur, Masaalit, and Zaghawa. tion, we would lice Officer stationed on These people are in dire need of lock down and than we do.” campus every day. This year, new walkie-talkies does have much deeper roots. Two ethnic-African rebel groups, emergency healthcare and access to food and clean water. If these the police would the Justice and Equality Move- come,” said Mr. Dewey, one of --Dr. Tremaglio were purchased to increase quality of communication ment (JEM) and the Sudan Libera- tion Army (SLA) rebelled against needs are not met, it is estimated that more than a million people will the schools between the staff and ad- die in six months. With the number and attacked the corrupt main security ministration. He is also try- already dead, in about 5 years as Sudanese government (the gov- guards. He also ing to receive more funds many people will have died as in ernment of Khartoum, led by the said that we are from Superintendent of the Holocaust. Many people are National Congress Party, formerly as ready as any other school. handled. “Everyone was able to get Schools Ralph Iassogna to be able uneducated as to what’s taking the National Islamic Front). In re- What a lockdown system allows out of the building and be ac- to install more security cameras. place because it doesn’t affect sponse, the government, along is that it puts every person in the counted for. We have an agreement This would allow a better system them. It’s important to put your- with its supporters known as the building into a locked room. The with the state fire marshal about to protect the well being of the selves in the shoes of these people Janjaweed, a militia group, re- intruder in the building then will safety” he said. Just recently, Emer- school and student body. and realize if this was you, your sponded by targeting civilians by be much more isolated, Dr. gency Exit signs have been placed All faculty and staff in the only hope would be in people like massively displacing, killing, tor- Tremaglio said. in the hallways to help reduce any building go through an extensive us. As human beings it’s our job to turing, raping, and cutting ethnic- The Trumbull High students confusion of getting out of the training and practice routine to help one another in times of need; African civilians of from aid. Al- also wonder about the evacuation school for a fire drill. Dr. Tremaglio learn how to deal with emergencies. and the current situation in Darfur, though this conflict began in 2003, plan in case of a fire or other emer- has made sure to take care of all This past summer, the staff had to is a cry for help. The STAND Club it still continues today, as approxi- gency requiring evacuation. One necessary issues with any evacua- go through an all day seminar to will be meeting every other Mon- mately 10,000 civilians die each high school senior said, “Where tion plan in case of a fire. learn how to deal with emergencies. day in B-2, Mr. Odoardi’s room, af- month. Thus far, around 400,000 do you want us to run, out the Dr. Tremaglio has set very “No one takes this stuff more ter school. Please come and help people have died, 200,000 have windows?” With the current con- high standards to deal with all safety seriously than we do,” Dr. support the fight against genocide. fled to the neighboring Chad and struction on campus, this is a le- situations and to keep Trumbull Tremaglio said. !"#$%&"' 9 The Price of Going Under the Lamp by Jess Odin ‘10 girls. Nothing could touch us, we visit. “To build a visible tan,” fre- side too because I know I look EE Staff Writer were invincible.” Well that seems quent tanning booth user Hillary good.” So could the tanning sen- When most people are Marshall explains, “it takes about sation be a self-esteem issue with at least to be one thing in common young, they are taught common 2-3 visits. In order to keep the tan, some people? “No,” Marshall as- with the two stories; both things such as: do not walk on the an eight-minute tan once a week is sures, “I definitely do not have low interviewees think/thought that train tracks, do not cross a major necessary. If you want to get darker, self esteem.” nothing can/could touch them. highway…etc. Well, if you are in- usually two or three times a week So, is it the ignorance Could that be why teens are not formed that tanning would even- will get you there.” When asked and vanity of some teenage girls getting the message? Janello lent tually catch up with you and cause why she artificially tans, Marshall that causes them to continually put us her thoughts, “I think it’s a mix not only wrinkles, but also skin responded, “It’s just who I am now. their lives in danger? Or is it really of vanity and ignorance, which is cancer, it would seem like the only I feel that I look so much better an addiction? Marshall was given where the feeling of invincibility logical thing to do is to not tan. Yet tanned, especially when everyone a copy of the Newsweek, June 28, comes from.” Is the perfect tan worth the people still do not seem to be get- else is starting to lose his or her 2005 article ‘Dying to be Tan’ by health risk? (Photo courtesy of According to Newsweek’s ting the message. Walk by a pool, tan. It makes me happier on the in- Karen Springen. Upon finishing the www.tanningbeds4less.net) ‘Dying to be Tan’ article, more than beach or lake on any given sum- reading, which tells the story of a 1/3 of 17-year-old girls use tanning mer day; there will doubtless be fair-skinned 25 year old who learns viewee with the opposite thoughts. beds regularly. While it may not numerous people slathered in oil, that she acquired melanoma from After reading the remarks of 17- seem so terrible to get a tan, con- lying out in the sunniest spot they her years of tanning as a teen, she year-old Marshall, Janello seemed sider this: sunburn-linked malig- can find. Tanning, artificially or was asked if she will continue to to be in shock. Her look of shock nant melanoma is the number one naturally, has been proven to be tan. “Yeah, it won’t happen to me,” then became more understanding. killer of women between the ages the equivalent to “putting your she replies. Her reply to wrinkling “I know exactly what she’s talking of 25-30. It seems innocent enough head in the lion’s mouth.” young and starting to age earlier is about. From when I was 6 years to sit out in the sun, but women as Top teen magazines such as easy as, “Plastic Surgery, old to about 17, I would spend my young as 25 are dying because of as, Teen People, Teen Vogue and BOTOX, whatever.” At least in this summers at Sylvan Lake in it. As Evelyn Janello put it, “My Cosmo Girl, have ran articles warn- case, it seems to be not a tanning Hopewell Junction, NY. My best message to everyone is, before vis- ing girls by way of true life stories “addiction”, but a mental obses- friend and I would just lie out all iting another tanning booth, con- and doctors’ advice not to tan. Yet sion with appearance and what day, literally from 11:00am to sider what matters most, your girls, almost all aware of the risks, other people think. 6:00pm, in order to perfect our tans. beauty or your health. I think es- continue to pay for a bronze com- On the other note, Evelyn At the time, we did not know about pecially the younger girls need to plexion. Local tanning booths, Janello, a 68-year-old local resident the dangers of skin cancer, but we get their priorities in order.” What are you risking for that rich such as Tropical Tan and M & J summertime glow? (Photo courtesy who has been battling skin cancer would not have listened [if we did]. Nail Salon charge from $8 to $10 a of www.midcaperacquet.com) since the year 2000, was an inter- We were self-absorbed teenaged Get More SPOTLIGHT ON... For Your Money Mr. Miller - Science Department How will you ring in the shopping season? other way to get more for your Miller tutored adults at Gateway all kinds of experiments.” Watch- by Eric Richard ‘08 money is by taking advantage of by Dara Rosenblatt ‘08 shopping on Cyber Monday, the Community College. Last year he ing his students learn and enjoy EE Opinions Editor EE Features Editor Monday immediately following worked at West Haven High the beauty of science in his class- I would like to know the School teaching chemistry. room definitely puts a smile on his It is the time when the holi- Thanksgiving, when the holiday adults and teachers around me. In Today Mr. Miller teaches face. As well, Mr. Miller wants to day season kicks-off as the amount online shopping season starts. By line with this idea I de- express the topic of glo- of shoppers flood in by the doz- many loyal customers, surfing the cided to interview Mr. bal climate change in all ens at the shopping malls causing web retail store locations offer sig- Miller. He is one of the his classes. “I look for- a stressful environment. As it is nificant discounts on their prod- new teachers in the ward to teaching global commonly thought, the day after ucts. When shopping the retail climate change and Thanks- stores re- science department. how it relates to all dif- giving, search After talking ferent topics of chem- or more the prod- with Mr. Miller, I istry,” says Mr. Miller popu- ucts to learned much about in a sincere tone. He larly figure out his life before he came knows and believes know as the best to Trumbull High, as that his students are Black prices well as his current ac- going to be “the deci- Friday, is and by tivity as a teacher sion makers and the fu- the busi- not wast- here. Growing up in ture of the e s t ing time Hatfield, Pennsylva- sustainability of the en- shop- with gas nia, Mr. Miller at- vironment.” ping day money tended North Penn As a new teacher of the The most feared day of retail workers: Black Friday by driv- High School. His fa- in the building here, Mr. y e a r , (Photo courtesy of www.baynews9.com) ing place vorite subject was Miller is definitely up however, to place math. After graduat- ing high school in to par on technology. it is not always the busiest it just to find the cheapest price. The ads 1994, he attended the Mr. Miller shows off his chemistry skills Having his own might be the most stressful day. are also a big help as you can re- University of Florida (photo courtesy of the Eagle’s Eye) website up and run- There are many ways to avoid wait- ceive great discounts. This can be in Gainesville. “I ning where you can ing the incredibly long hours in the used as your number one source didn’t grow to love chemistry until four chemistry classes at Trumbull check your grades, check home- endless lines and trying to shop for savings on Black Friday. Bring college,” states Mr. Miller. High. As a chemistry teacher he fre- work assignments, and download around when you are confined by the ads with you to the retail store Before coming to Trumbull quently performs experiments with copies of worksheets from class, the lack of elbow room. One of the and by bringing the advertised High School he worked for Mad his classes. When asked, Mr. Miller Mr. Miller gives his students the obvious reasons to avoid the holi- price with you upon purchase you Science, an organization that could not easily describe his favor- opportunity to succeed. In the end, day mob is by using the Internet may be able to receive additional mainly does after-school programs. ite experiment. He did confess that Mr. Miller will accomplish many to your advantage. Your stress bargains. The more simpler ways They also have special events, he loves “blowing things up” in things here at Trumbull High along level is reduced significantly by to achieving savings is by arriving parties, summer camps, and pre- science experiments. He expressed with his students, and is a great taking advantage of the many ser- on time for “early bird specials” or school workshops. In addition, Mr. that “you can get amazement from addition to our science department. vices open to you, such as ship- arriving later in the evening for “the ping and even gift-wrapping. An- night owl specials”. Full Sail Carpe Diem By Stefanie Walker ‘09 This mid- sized college, known Chelsea Clyde ‘07 College applications Behind th are stressful. When it is all over, formally as Full Sail Real World Education, is located in the ironi- cally sunny town of Winter Park, Florida, all you can think is thank God. Then the waiting starts. While waiting for the response from your colleges, anxiety sets in. The Inside Sco You have done everything you which is only moments can: filled out your applications, away from the city of written the best essay possible, Orlando. Shift Maga- and been recommended by the zine recently named teachers that meant the most to Full Sail one of the you. It is all out of your hands, “top three New Media Picture of the Full Sail Studio courtesy which is even more stressful schools in the world”, of fullsail.edu than filling out all of the appli- alongside MIT (Mas- cations. Then you get the let- sachusetts Institute of ter. It used to be that the bigger Technology) and New York Uni- A distinguishing feature the envelope, the better the versity. This unique school was of Full Sail is that the students news was, but in my case that founded in 1979, and, as of this spend nearly half of their class time was not so. I received a regular year, Full Sail educates 5,000 stu- in a laboratory setting. The cam- business size envelope. How- dents. The student body repre- pus, over ninety acres in size, ever, inside was a piece of pa- sents all fifty states as well as houses more than 100 studios and per that changed my entire per- thirty-seven countries. multimedia classrooms. As for spective on senior year. Full Sail is a highly spe- reputability, Full Sail follows the Up to that point, the cialized college, offering only a Global Professionalism Standard stress had been mounting, and handful of degrees. Students can program, a code of conduct per- then it was gone. I was accepted pursue an Associate’s Degree in taining to the entertainment busi- and no longer had to worry Recording Arts and Show Pro- ness. about anything. I continue to duction and Touring. Bachelor’s Many students from Full do everything I have done for Degrees are offered in Computer Sail, and many others around the the last three years. I go to Animation, Digital Arts and De- country, have the opportunity to class, do my homework, and sign, Entertainment Business, share their works to the public. You make the grade. However, the Film, and Game Design and Deve can showcase your independent pressure to accomplish is not The van WInkle Gates at Brown University welco lopment. After graduating, films at the annual Florida Film Fes- there anymore. I can have fun alumni can return and audit tival, an event you definitely do not Photo taken by Pat Santella. and embrace the school activi- courses from their degree free of want to miss! charge. ties that I never had time to en- joy before. Senioritis is not a myth. Some students come Senior Year: Not down with it before others, but Ashley Cohen ‘07 Day. The other, vastly different life Show Me The Money it does exist. It is the feeling of not wanting to wake up in the There are many paths a senior can consists of a slew of standardized tests, raising first marking period choose for his final year of high Mary Santella ‘07 morning and realizing you really school. One may be a light course grades, and dreaded college appli- College tuitions are rising do not have to, and that every- load and few safety colleges, while cations. Of this scarier side of se- to having blue eyes. Take the time to thing you have been working nior life Mary Santella remarked, “It every year. The cost for attending others include six AP courses and do a scholarship search and fill out a towards is finally complete. feels like I’ve signed my life away Harvard is upwards of $46,000 a all the Ivies. No matter what though, questionnaire. You will be amazed at Next year, I will be in to collegeboard.com sometimes.” year. While this is an extremely the average senior appears to be how many scholarships you find. college working towards my It is a common belief that senior large amount of money, Harvard is leading a double life during the criti- Many financial advisors suggest next diploma. I will have another year is simply a kickback; however, not even on the top 10 list of the cal first semester of 12th grade. thinking about any talents you may four years of hard work. Until this is not always the case. Most Expensive Colleges in One life includes parties, have, as well as possible majors. Start then my goal is to just enjoy my Unfortunately, fall of se- America. The most expensive col- sporting events, and long awaited searching for scholarships in your stress free time and embrace my nior year can be a surprisingly lege, George Washington Univer- senior traditions, such as Powder local area, as well as popular national last few months of high school. stressful time. Pressure from teach- sity, costs $37,820 just for tuition. Puff football and Rent-A-Senior scholarships, such as ROTC, Na- ers, guidance counselors, and es- Including room and board, and tional Merit, Gates Millennium, Si- other miscellaneous expenses, the pecially parents can drive any stu- emens, Coca-Cola, and Robert Byrd. dent to near insanity. Seniors can cost of attending George Washing- Next start looking at organizations ton for one year is more than constantly be sighted in guidance you are affiliated with, such as reli- offices, frantically searching for $52,000. gious, community service, and your The College Board has college codes in order to get their parents’ professions to see if they transcript request form in by the found that average college costs give any money for college. Also be have been rising faster than infla- deadline, so nicely pointed out to sure to look at the colleges you are them by the memo with the skull tion for the past 11 years. While interested to see if they offer schol- financial aid from the government and cross bones handed out by arships automatically if a certain GPA counselors. is helpful, families still have to pay or SAT score is met. an exorbitant amount of money. While most seniors count Do not let the cost of col- down the days until their first ac- Instead of taking out thousands of lege scare you away from your dream dollars in student loans, try search- Nealy Hall at Georgetown University. Photo ceptance letter arrives in the mail school. Just keep up your senior year ing for scholarships and actually taken by Mary Santella. grades and search for as many schol- win some money. arships as possible. Any amount of There are scholarships rewarded for anything you could money can help out with these in- creasing tuition prices. Important College Visit Checklist imagine, from academic excellence Websites When you go to visit a school, make sure to do the following: __Take a campus tour, and then walk around by yourself after the tour www.ACT.org- An Alternative __Go to an information session to the SAT, the ACT tests in Inspiring Words English, math, reading, science, __Try to have an interview __Sit in on a class and writing (optional). __Spend the night in a dorm and eat meals in the dining hall __Ask a student what he/she loves about the school “Have faith in the admissions pro- “The price you pay doesn’t dictate www.collegeboard.com- pro- __Read the school newspaper cess and don’t stress about it. The what you learn. You can make the vides information about col- __Look at all of the clubs and activities the school has to offer and talk to admissions officers are experi- most of any school.” ~ Miss leges, AP exams, applications, students involved in them enced and trained and will put you Costantini financial aid, and SATs. __Find the campus bookstore and look around in a place where you will be __Take a look at the area surrounding the college (shops, restaurants, etc.) happy.”~ Mr. Drenkard (Although www.commonapp.org- The “I could not be happier where I ended __Ask a student what he/she does on the weekends Cornell was not his original first Common Application is used for up for college. It was a close call __Listen to the college’s radio station choice, he was extremely happy 298 schools. between two, but I now know I made __If you’re an athlete and want to play on a college team, arrange for a meeting there) with the coach the perfect decision.” ~ Laura Tesoro www.fafsa.ed.gov- financial aid Freshman at Fordham __Talk to students who are majoring in a field you are interested in information. __Try to picture yourself at the college for the next four years www.princetonreview.com- Best The College Interview he Gates: Mary Santella ‘07 A college interview is an opportunity to show the admis- terview. The best thing to do is just to relax and be yourself. The Confusing oop on College sions officers who you really are, and that you are more than just test scores and grades. It is a great way for you to learn about the col- interview is your chance to share your interests and personality, and to try to increase your chance of admission. The application is a College Lingo? College Terms from A to Z lege and for the college to learn piece of paper and does not allow If you find yourself having about you. Although applications admissions officers to see a great trouble deciphering college contain lots of information, it is personality, or explain why that words, this glossary may be still a piece of paper, and does not math grade slipped for a marking helpful to you. truly show off a person. period. During the interview, be Many schools offer in- sure to explain that while physics Advanced Placement (AP)- A terviews, whether on campus with does not come naturally to you, program that allows motivated an admissions officer or student, you still work very hard in that AP students to take college-level or at the home of local alum. If a Physics class. While you share in- courses while in high school. school you are interested in does formation about yourself, also try Most colleges accept AP credits, not offer interviews, it is to your to ask questions that show you depending on the score recieved advantage to attend an informa- are interested in the college. In- on the AP Exam (1-5). tion session (whether local or on terviews are also to help provide Arts and Sciences- A college campus) and introduce yourself to information about the school and course of study that includes the the presenter at the end of the pre- specific programs that they offer. humanities, social sciences, sentation. Do not stress over a col- natural sciences, math, foreign Although the interview lege interview. The interview only languages, and fine arts. is a factor in the admission deci- lasts between 30 minutes to an Deferral- if a student’s applica- sion, it is not the only factor. Di- hour, and is only a conversation tion for EA/ED is postponed, it rectors say that the interview is with another person. It is a great will be reviewed with the regular rarely a deciding factor, and if it is, way to sell yourself to the college, applicant pool before making a it’s usually for the benefit of the and will not be the deciding factor final decision student. The most important thing in the admission process. Deferred Admission- Allows an is to not be nervous during an in- accepted student to postpone admission for one year. Early Action (EA)- Allows omes all students adept enough to be accepted. students to apply for admission What NOT to do: earlier (usually in early fall), and find out if they have been accepted by early January. If Just a Free Ride Don’t… accepted, students do not have to enroll. starting in October, it is usually a poring over critical reading help Early Decision (ED)- Allows stu- Be late long road until they reach that cov- books and SAT II Literature prac- dents to apply for admission by eted point. Starting as far back as tice tests. The Kaplan Company Memorize speeches (it will come out as unnatural) early fall. Students must enroll if the spring of junior year, they are makes a lot of money this time of Ask questions that can be easily found on the school’s admitted, as well as withdraw ap- researching and visiting colleges. year. website plications from other schools. The highly motivated begin their All these things, plus the Chew gum 4-1-4 System- An academic cal- essays over the summer, but most normal load of work from classes ender with two semesters made up Dress in jeans or sweatpants go into lock down mode in Sep- and you have got one stressed out of four months each, and a short tember and begin cranking out the senior. “I was hoping to just coast Use slang words winter term of one month in be- essays. Senior Shayna Makaron by. The amount of actual work is a Lie tween. notes, “I sacrificed many a Friday rude awakening,” says senior Sara Answer with only “yes” or “no” (elaborate) Greek System- Fraternities and night out in order to perfect my Helfrich. So, if you see a senior tear- Be rude or impatient sororities on campus, whose names essays. I believe it was worth it.” ing her hair out in the guidance originate from letters in the Greek Bring a parent into the interview In between essays, office or looking like he wants to alphabet. (Don’t worry you don’t “down time” is devoted to study- bang his head against a locker, cut have to know Greek.) ing for SATs, and for those annoy- him some slack – it’s a stressful Legacy- An applicant whose par- ing schools that require them, SAT time. Come back in about five ents or grandparents are graduates IIs. The lower media center be- months and you will find an en- of the college to which he is apply- comes home to groups of students tirely new person. ing National Merit Scholarship Program- A scholarship program Tips From The Admissions Officers based on scores from the PSAT. Students receive scholarships ranging from several hundred Boston University Quinnipiac University dollars to the cost of full tuition. Need-Blind Admissions-A policy Mary Santella ‘07 Mary Santella ‘07 that makes colleges admit students Approximately 31,400 students tor or director of admissions be- Quinnipiac is a small, private uni- without taking an applicant’s finan- applied to Boston University last fore they are denied, so every ap- versity in Hamden, CT, that offers cial status into consideration. year. More than 17,800 students plication receives two reviews.” programs in liberal arts, business, Rolling Admissions- When a col- were admitted, which is 57 percent “We want to make informed deci- health services, and other areas. lege considers each student’s ap- of total applicants. Applications are sions, so students need to really Last year there were over 11,000 plication as soon as all the required read by regional teams of admis- let us know what sets them apart. applications and 6,011 students materials have been received. sions officers who are familiar with This can be difficult for teenagers were admitted, or about 53 percent Student Search Service- After tak- the high schools in their areas. in a culture that discourages boast- of applicants. It admits students on ing the PSAT, SAT, or AP Exams, Many colleges use this technique ing, but we need to get a true pic- a rolling basis, so those who apply your name goes on a list. The list in order to see if students did the ture of a student’s skills and abili- early will receive admissions deci- then gets sent out to tons of col- best they could in their particular ties,” says Walter. sions more quickly. Quinnipiac’s Center of leges, which cause your mailbox to high school. Admissions officers are Excellence in Teaching. overflow with college letters. “About 80 percent of applicants assigned to specific high schools Transcript- A student’s official Photo courtesy of are recommended for committee based on geographic area, similar record of classes taken and grades www.quinnipiac.edu. received. review based on this initial read- to Boston University. They look at ing that takes into account all as- high school classes taken, the level ing student populations across Test of English as a Foreign pects of an application. Applicants of the classes, grades, as well as the country that will continue un- Language (TOEFL)- An exam who do not meet minimum grade grade progress (first quarter senior til about 2008, so there are more required by almost all U.S. and test-score requirements can year grades). Students who meet students applying to colleges. colleges for students whose main remain under consideration based Quinnipiac’s criteria are admitted to That means most schools are a language is not English. on other elements of the applica- Many students hope to be the school, and those who are pos- little more selective than they were Undergraduate- A college student tion,” says admissions officer Kelly sible candidates are reviewed once maybe 10 years ago, but it also earning a bachelor’s degree. walking through the main Waitlist- A list of applicants who Walter. She adds, “The 20 percent more, with the dean of admissions, means there are better students entrance of Boston Univer- Joan Isaac-Mohr, making the final going to all colleges. Students and may be accepted if there is still of applications not recommended for committee review are consid- sity next year. Photo cour- decision. parents can broaden the field a bit space after the admitted students ered again by the associate direc- tesy of www.bu.edu She notes, “There is a trend of ris- and find many quality schools.” make their decisions on whether or not to attend. 12 !"#$%&"' A R T CL U B The Opportunity You Never Really Thought About By Kate Spalla ‘08 Hopefully, this will happen even- tra study hall on your schedule in- EE Entertainment Editor tually; Or Plan B: work with what stead of the art course you asked There are 2000 plus students you’ve got for the time being: an for; you’re the kid that shrugs your currently studying at Trumbull Art Club in room M- 7every Mon- shoulders. But really, you had at High School, and two art teachers. day. least a little interest in taking that That makes 12 available art classes; The Art Club is a very course. Go to Art Club once in a multiplied by (give or take) 25 stu- dents. Only a little more than 10% open environment for students with different interests. Some who while, or more often if you like it. You will probably find yourself Club Classifieds of the school can take an art class. take art class come to work on there regularly showing up over Broken Shells is the student-run Kids 4 Kids is a club where stu- This poses a major problem. When projects, and others can’t take a time. THS art and literary magazine. dent peer mentors get together a student doesn’t know how to be class so they paint or draw what- It’s that simple. Free your Student photography, art, poetry, with a variety of students with creative or doesn’t have the free- ever they feel like. It’s an enjoy- mind. Art Club is all about the free- and prose may be submitted to special needs in a relaxed social dom to express an idea or emotion, able atmosphere, which should be dom from school. Just give your- one of our members or to Mr. atmosphere. We meet once a there is value lost. It wouldn’t hurt taken advantage of more often. Mr. self the opportunity. You don’t Wrobel in the career center. The month after school, usually in M- to exercise an open mind. That’s F. says, “once you ‘grow up’ and have to come and be this wild cre- Broken Shells staff meets every 5 to engage in a seasonally- what art is about for a lot of people. are out of school and are involved ator with big visions. Mr. F. again two weeks to engage in a friendly themed activity or outing. Past Open mindedness and expression with other things in your life (mar- offers, “Not all art is creative, but critique of the submitted works events have included profes- are two concepts which should riage, job, kids, etc), it can be very the style of learning is still much in preparation for publication of sional magic shows, Thanksgiv- never be limited; especially to a difficult to find the spare time to different than the traditional aca- the magazine in late May. Mon- ing dinners, Bluefish games, young student who holds the fu- art. It’s beneficial to experience it demic way, and certain kids can etary prizes, are awarded for the bowling, holiday arts and crafts, ture. It’s important to have an avail- while you’re young, open minded get a better grasp on this type of top three submissions in each etc. Potential peer mentors may able art education. This is why the and (hopefully) have some free understanding. Art can inspire category including cover design. contact Mrs. Leone in M-2 or Mr. Art Club, advised by Mr. Fattibene time. It also can be very expensive someone is ways he/she never One does not have to be a mem- Wrobel in the career center for is a place more students should to take a class (especially some- thought possible. It may tap into ber to submit, nor does one have details. consider stopping by every now thing like ceramics) once you’re out previously unknown abilities or to be an artist or poet to be a and then. of school and have to pay to take spark an interest that may last a member. It helps to have the heart lifetime, whether it’s pursued as a National Honors Society mem- It’s a known fact that stu- it.” This advice brings up a valid of an artist and the soul of a poet. vocation or simply as a hobby.” bers should visit B7 to sign up dents are turned down from an art point which we’ve all heard before, Our next meeting will be on No- So give the Art Club a try, there for service projects. Volunteers elective more than anything else “enjoy your childhood.” But in all vember 30th, afterschool in room isn’t a reason not to. Just don’t let are needed for Parent-Teacher at THS because classes like Ceram- honesty, Mr. F. is right. Art can take A-10. a schedule printed out from a ran- Conferences (If you volunteer ics and Basic Drawing are the ones you somewhere, and now is the dom assortment program called The Strategy Club meets every through NHS, then you cannot highest in demand. There are two best time to take advantage of it. “Star Base” cramp your style. Monday after school in room A- volunteer to help one of your ways to approach this problem. Some people at our age Choose The Art Club; Mondays 11. Club members meet & play teachers). Also, volunteers are Plan A: more art teachers can be don’t even know what art class can in M- 7. games of strategy. Games include needed to work in the house of- hired and more electives offered. do for them. When you find an ex- Risk, Risk 2210, Othello, Chess, fices and the main office. Finally, Axis & Allies, Stratego, and sev- The Fall Induction will take place Photo Forum eral other games. New members are always welcome & encour- aged to drop in any Monday. on December 5, 2006 at 2:35pm in the auditorium. All current mem- bers must attend. What item is on the top of your list this holiday season? The Key Club sponsored, Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, drive will begin on Monday, November 27, 2006. In each house office, as well as in the main office, there will be a box designated for this drive. Coverage provided by Dara Rosenblatt ‘08 and Sarah Sweeney ‘08 We will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for less fortunate children until December 16th. We are asking that the Trumbull High School Community get involved in this worth cause. Please con- sider helping us by going out and purchasing a toy to bring in for the drive. Through this effort we can make the Holidays for many chil- dren a bright and happy one! Include Your Club’s Important Announcements in the December Issue of Jon Mark ‘09 Andy Eckl ‘09 Akshdeep Singh ‘07 “A Nintendo Wii” “A new bike” “A laptop” The Eagle’s Eye Email your announcement to email@example.com or bring your announcement to Mr. B in room A-29 Victoria Kelly ‘09 Alexis Minniti ‘09 Adam Drenkard ‘07 “A digital camera” “A Nikon D-40 camera” “To know where I’m going to college” Juli Juabsami ‘08 Matt Christman ‘09 Brian Coleman ‘09 “My two front teeth!” “Another Nintendo Wii” “A new skateboard” !"#$%#&'"($"# 13 Kanye West And His Ego: Inflated or Valid? Kanye West is often remembered for his non-musical performances. So is his music (what matters) just as notable? Kate Spalla Apparently unsettled by the scribable through words, but a EE Entertainment Editor ‘08 fact that he didn’t win for Best video recap of this can be found at On November 2, Kanye West Video, Kanye walked in front of the MTV.com. Nonetheless, have the attended the MTV European Mu- accepting band (winner Justice Vs. Grammys and American Music sic Awards in Copenhagen, Den- Simian) to look upon the audience Awards “lost credibility,” too? This mark. Though we recognized most and fit in his piece: is not the first time Kanye West of the American stars at the show, “Oh @#$% Naw!” (Band has played sore loser for not win- this program represents 45 other frontman says, “Kanye, man, you ning trophies. At the 2004 Ameri- countries in Europe, as well. Ap- won already.”) “It’s all good, we’ve can Music Awards, he reportedly parently, Kanye forgot about this got to share the love but @#$% threw a fit backstage. In 2005, he under a little “sippy, sippy” as he naw. @#$% this. Look, look, this said “Gold Digger” should have called it after the show; when he video cost a million dollars, fam. I been nominated for Best Song at was obviously still bearing the ef- had Pam Anderson, I am jumping the 45th annual Grammy Awards: fects. Kanye was speaking of his across canyons and @#$%. (“Now “That’s a gimme Grammy,” and that sudden action to bum-rush the you’re going to have to share.”) if his LP Late Registaration didn’t stage earlier that night. West alongside the tightlipped winners, Justice vs. Simian at the Hey, if I don’t win, the awards show win Album of the Year, he would Nominated for Video of the 2006 EMAs. Photo courtesy of Yahoo! News UK. loses credibility. I appreciate it man, “really have a problem with that.” Year were Mr. West (“Touch The winner is…” Kanye West must just felt like you could just walk you know, it’s nothing against you, Luckily, there were no problems Sky”), Gnarls Barkley , Justice vs. have already been out of his seat. around. It felt like a birthday party. I ain’t ever seen your video, but and Kanye did win Album of the Simian, Ok Go , and Pink. When He was earlier shown seated in When I walked up, I thought I was @#$% no, man. I love y’all.” (“You Year at the 2006 Grammys. presenter and fellow producer (of another tier. Kanye also says that just going to be expressive and should have seen the video.”) West), Timbaland, said “And the as he walked up, he thought, “It clown a little bit.” This scene is highly inde- (Continued on page 14) But Is She Really “Fergalicious?” Music Review PREP: Book Review Lisa Frazier EE Managing Editor ‘07 Upon the first listen, I rec- ognized the familiar funk and beat Don’t get me wrong. There Save $20 love with the cocky super jock who are some pretty good songs on Rachel Powers acts like she doesn’t exist? that I came to expect from the Black I am going to preface by say- this record. I personally am a fan EE Staff Writer ‘10 This lousy excuse for litera- Eyed Peas. Truthfully, I am glad ing that I am a fan of the Black of track three’s “All That I Got”. ture gives an absurd interpretation that something stayed the same. Eyed Peas. I love all their club- The songs that aren’t dripping of boarding school life, literally However, listening to the lyrics of pumpin’ tunes and crazy videos. with swears and innuendo are ac- Most have heard of Curtis boring the reader to tears. On the Fergie’s album The Dutchess, I What I enjoy the most about their tually quite good and really worth Sittenfeld’s debut novel PREP, the cover, there is a review by Jill A. found myself cringing and raising music is the breath of feminine a listen. Just don’t expect any of book with the shiny 3D cover. Davis, author of Girls Poker Night, a worried eyebrow at her choice of fresh air that is Fergie. It’s cool. these lyrics to be terribly profound. Ring a bell? Well, don’t let that who says, “Open PREP and you’ll musical pathway. I was especially It’s different. Every member of the My opinion: Wait for some deceive you. Anyone associated travel back in time…” Yes, you’ll displeased with the unladylike and group compliments each other more songs to come out as singles. with this book had to put in every travel back in time, wishing you vulgar way in which she portrays wonderfully. If you really like one or two songs, last cent to decorate that cover didn’t spend twenty bucks on this herself as the Dutchess. Through- That said, I was a little re- then take advantage of iTunes and because this book is filled with miserable book. If I haven’t con- out the album, she curses like a served when I heard about Fergie’s just get what you like. But I mind-numbing, page-after-page, of vinced you of the severe anguish sailor and raves about how she is solo effort. Would I be as much of wouldn’t recommend getting the complete nonsense about a whiny you will suffer from reading this the sex icon of the revolution (and a fan of her music as I am with the entire album simply based off the girl’s life and the stupid choices she book, then by all means read PREP. she is not timid on that subject ei- Black Eyed Peas? I had to give the expectation that it will be as good makes that screw it up. How many If you like pointless stories about ther). And don’t even get me album a test run. and lyrically sound as the Black books does one need to read about the pathetic life of a dim-witted started on “London Bridge”. Eyed Peas. an ordinary “plain jane” who is in teen, go ahead. I wish you luck. Movie Review Borat: It’s Nice! South Of Nowhere: The-N’s Newest Fiorela Canaj ‘07 Show. Cohen is nothing short of a comic EE Managing Editor mastermind, staying in character even in the most outrageous scenes. It is remarkable how he can Rachel Powers Underneath the picture-per- To say I have been transform himself into a person as ridiculous Borat EE Staff Writer ‘10 fect image, Glen is dealing with an anitcipating the and all the while keep a sense of innocence and addiction to pain killers due to a The-N is a rapidly-growing- release of this movie dignity about him. His improvisations are golden basketball injury, Spencer has re- in-popularity TV network for teens. for a while is quite an (to say the least) and he is always pushing people cently realized that she is gay and One of the shows on this network understatement. I’ve to the brink of their “manners.” does not know how to tell her anti- is South of Nowhere. been waiting for The movie will really have you laughing gay mom, and Clay must deal with In its second season, South about three years and until you cry. It is so funny, so utterly wrong in the harsh reality of finding out that of Nowhere (starring former Days it has most definitely some cases, that it makes you wonder, “Just what his girlfriend is pregnant. On top of Our Lives actress, Mandy been worth it. “So were they thinking?” The funniest parts, of of this, the relationship between Musgrave) has become a big suc- what is this highly course, are the different scenes Borat has with M r . cess among its teenage anticipated movie the “typical” American. There is everything from a n d viewers. The show deals anyways?” you might a rodeo rider who calls him a “terrorist” and says, ask. It’s a work of “he wants to hang every homosexual in this with extreme issues that TV Review Mrs. Carlin many adolescents deal genius entitled Borat: country,” to a bunch of drunken white frat boys is on with today. The concept Photo courtesy of Cultural Learnings of who claim that “minorities have the most benefits the rocks because of a supposed of the show is that a very sheltered, empiremovies.com America for Make in this country.” It is a painfully honest look at relationship between Mrs. Carlin Catholic family from a small town Benefit Glorious our fellow Americans, who make the rest of us and her boss, turning the family in Ohio moves to the big city of Nation of Kazakhstan. I can guarantee that most of THS look like ignorant fools. upside-down. Los Angeles. To the outside has seen this movie, and has undoubtedly loved it. Simply The movie debuted at #1 over the Nov. 3 This show has some ex- world, the family seems normal. put, it is the funniest, most offensive, and most outrageous weekend and the Nov. 10 weekend, which in itself tremely intense drama, releasing a There’s Glen Carlin, the seventeen movie that has come out in recent years. is a huge feat. It only played in about 800 theaters, combination of emotions you will year old son, who lives life think- The plot is simple. Kazakhstani reporter Borat but from what everyone said it played to a sold start to feel after viewing. This ing only of girls and basketball. Sagdiyev travels to America to document just what makes out house. Fox then decided to play the movie in show is beyond entertainment, to Then you have Spencer Carlin, the our country so special, only to be sidetracked by a late about 2,000 theaters. The movie’s real staying a point where you really start to sixteen year-old daughter who is night episode of Baywatch and immediately fall in love power comes from its satirical aspect, for Borat is sympathize for the characters. just now trying to find where she with Pamela Anderson. Borat accompanied by his producer not a moron as many think. Yet, he has a tendency Who knows? As South Of No- fits in the world. And lastly, the Azamat and their bear (yes, bear) go on a cross-country to lower people’s defenses in such a way that where progresses, it may even be- two siblings are joined by their trip from New York to California so that Borat can find his shows them in an honest light. It is what makes come as admired as The-N’s hot- adoptive brother, Clay Carlin, a precious “Virgin Pamela” and marry her. this movie more than a comedy. If you have yet to test, longest-running and my per- very smart and polite seventeen However, Borat is not really Borat. He is, in fact, see this movie, then you are really missing out. sonal favorite television show, year-old African-American boy. British actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who first introduced It’s a “very nice” movie indeed. Degrassi. himself as “Ali G” in his popular HBO show Da Ali G 14 !"#$%#&'"($"# Fearless: A Perfect Conclusion to a Remarkable Career Movie Review Tegh Matharu of a wooden tower in soon realizes the cost of his rash- EE Staff Writer ‘08 ness and immaturity when every- probably what is the thing he values is stripped from greatest fight sequence Fearless, which sadly is Jet him. This leaves him as a broken ever seen. Another no- Li’s last film, differs from his usual and helpless wreck wandering the table fight pits Jet Li brand of martial arts movies. This countryside. Just before Jia com-against ex-WWE wres- is in the sense that it does not put tler Nathan Jones that, mits suicide, he is saved by farm- much of its emphasis on violence, ers who nurse him back to health in my opinion, could as is the common practice in most and indirectly cleanse him of hisplease even the most de- movies of the genre. Instead, the vout WWE follower. De- previous immaturity. His energy re- movie puts most of its emphasis spite his mastery of mar- newed, he sets off back to Tian Jin on the philosophy of martial arts tial arts, Jet Li excellently armed with not only his martial arts and shows how some people use captures the transition of but also his belief in fighting for it to further their own useless goals Huo Yuan Jia’s personal- the people of China rather than for and only end up destroying them- himself. ity from his start as an selves. Although some may be put immature and ambitious The story, told in a flashback, fighter to an enlightened off by its philosophical undertones, shows the exploits of the ambitious and moral character. This Fearless manages to retain the ap- and rash Huo Yuan Jia, played by is special, because most Photo courtesy of moviexclusive.com peal of a martial arts movie by show- Jet Li, whose goal is to be- martial arts movies come the top fighter in Tian suffer from that lack of depth. hero’s composure like the jester in the fight sequences that are Jin. After fighting in many “...it does not put much of its At times, Fearless al- King Lear. In Fearless, the jester present in the movie are truly amaz- competitions, his success be- emphasis on violence, as is the most seems to be comes in the form of a loony street ing. While some people who might comes marred by pride, jeal- common practice in most movies Shakespearean in nature be- sweeper that always asks Jia when expect fight after fight may not like ousy, ignorance, and the fact cause it shows Jia’s climb to he will become the top fighter in the movie, it still manages to ap- that his students’ excesses of the genre. Instead, the movie the top only to find him falling the province, which separates the peal to anybody ranging from the cause his debt to skyrocket. puts most of its emphasis on the down equally as much. How- movie from the normal Kung-Fu most anti-Kung-Fu person to the Undeterred, Jia soon learns ever, where Shakespeare movie. die-hard fan. Since it is Jet Li’s last that a rival Kung-Fu master philosophy of martial arts...” would probably stop at the In the end, Fearless does movie, the ending provides the supposedly attacked one of death of Jia, Fearless carries not suffer from any major prob- perfect conclusion to one of the his students, therefore giving him ing some truly spectacular fights on the story of his rebirth. Another lems. The only annoyance that greatest Kung-Fu stars in the the excuse to assert his superior- even if they do seem to be rare. Shakespearean trait that occurs in mars the film is that there should world. Therefore, I say that any- ity as the top fighter in the prov- One awesome fight sequence oc- Fearless is the presence of a pes- have been a few more fight se- body who is thinking about see- ince. After fighting the master, Jia curs when Jia fights a rival on top tering character that gnaws at the quences, but despite the shortage, ing Fearless should go and see it. Kanye West And His Ego: Inflated or Valid? Lady in the Water (Continued from page 13) ous, since Kanye and Justin con- tin (Timberlake) talked about that A disgrace to M. Night Shyamalan versed graciously afterwards. The after the show… the second you’re Out of fourteen Grammy noms total in two years, Kanye has point is, there weren’t any artists an artist, you can’t express how Movie Review that night saying they were proud you feel without attempting to start won six. Has his ego hurt or Laura Shindell of Kanye. After Justin made his beef... I just want… everybody to helped his Grammy chances? A EE Staff Writer ‘10 comment, he was greeted by be entertained. It was entertaining common viewpoint of musicians is Pharrell Williams who shook his to me. It was not set that an ego is a necessity. If you M. Night Shyamalan has ended hand on camera. Maybe everyone up…Everybody is so concerned do not believe in your own work most of his better movies (most par- is just sick and tired of Kanye talk- about what the people’s reaction and make that clear, people can’t ticularly The Sixth Sense and Unbreak- ing all about himself. gonna be. You gotta live your life be convinced to buy your record. able) with surprises or twists. But his To the Or rather, does an attitude like Mr. latest, Lady in the Water, is completely West’s turn off fans? The Killers, a contrary, West “In my position as an artist, you and utterly surprise-free. says that was very successful band’s lead singer, not a publicity can never really be expressive: ‘I Well, that’s not completely true. Brandon Flowers reportedly thinks The surprise here is that he’s created a so. He says that Kanye’s ego stunt. He says feel like this.’ You always gotta be he has nothing mythological story for this fantasy/ “makes (him) ill,” and he used to to promote at politically correct.” thriller that’s so preposterous and be a great fan of the rapper. drawn-out that it’s almost laughable. At the moment. In- Another artist, probably times, it seems his cast members are stead, he offered MTV another for yourself. Do what you really equally as talented as Kanye West, making up the story as they go. M. Night Shyamalan hard at answer by phone a day after the do. If you was in a dream world Alicia Keys has been acclaimed Shyamalan invents a mythology work. Photo courtesy of event. right now, what would you do...? I for her talent just as much as about a mermaid-like creature called a adanglassworld.org “In my position as an artist, wanna do things: ‘I wanna put a Kanye West. In the rap world, liv- Narf who is hunted by vicious Scrunts, you can never really be expressive: record out. I want to do a video ing legend Jay-Z has called Kanye who fear the wrath of the Tartutic. The Although the plot is ‘I feel like this.’ You always gotta like this.’ If anything, people should a genius and Stevie Wonder has background has something to do with plenty intricate and confusing be politically correct. Me and Jus- have an inspiration from it.” praised Alicia for her R&B work. the world of man losing touch with the already, Shyamalan adds an- With her first two albums, Alicia Water People from the Blue World eons other complication. The rules was also nominated for fourteen ago, and a how a lost Narf named Story set forth by the film dictate Grammy Awards and won nine of The Music Fan’s Perspective (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the only hope that Story cannot talk about those. Rather soft-spoken, she also for mankind. her world, and the only apart- sold 10 million CDs. Kanye has As the author, all that I have seen by my own eyes of Kanye West Even with an animated prologue ment tenant who knows the sold 6.5 million. The industry’s is a performance I attended on Pharrell’s set at Good Morning America. about the Blue World, the film is never legend of the Narfs is an eld- general consensus of West’s and On August 4, they came to the Summer Concert Series to perform “Num- clear about how Story will save human- erly Chinese woman who Key’s musical talent is pretty equal. ber One.” Since this was Pharrell’s band and his set, Kanye didn’t stand ity, except that when a giant eagle (ex- doesn’t speak English. Her However, Alicia Keys has never him up at all. There wasn’t an ego clash. While Pharrell performed his cuse me, the “Great Eatlon”) carries her party-girl daughter must trans- been known to publicly boast the own material afterward, Kanye stuck around an hour after the show away we’ll know she succeeded. late, and so Shyamalan doles way Kanye does. respectfully. He danced around the stage with his signature moves, Shyamalan could have avoided out the information we need in Nobody supported Kanye’s added lines in, and they just vibed off one another. Kanye didn’t have a lot of confusion by simply making stretched out scenes. acts at the 2006 EMAs, either. Host an overbearing sense of self in Pharrell’s presence the way he pretty Story a mermaid who needs to be pro- Shyamalan has mas- Justin Timberlake adlibbed to say, much disrespected Justice Vs. Simian at the 2006 EMAs. So Kanye tected from werewolves until the giant tered the techniques of horror “Attention… Kanye West will be West’s ego isn’t something to bind him by, because it’s his expression. eagle comes. movies, but the scariest thing in the parking lot after the show Don’t get me wrong. Egos are a major turn off for me. Many people may Though the movie is constantly here is the size of his un- tonight to accept awards he didn’t find it annoying at times, but he’s established as a talented artist. For explaining itself, M. Night Shyamalan’s checked ego. win, so head over to the parking that reason, his straightforward attitude does not faze him at all. With Lady in the Water doesn’t make a drop lot…” This wasn’t anything seri- that, Kanye West is headed for a bright future, regardless. of sense. !"#$%#&'"($"# 15 The Kirov Orchestra of Mariinsky Theatre Liz Austin EE Staff Writer ‘07 There is nothing more exciting than Upcoming Releases going into New York City for a professional performance. Walking into Avery Fisher Hall on Tuesday night, the twenty fourth of CD: Ciara The October, made an average performance into Evolution an unforgettable one. The Kirov Orchestra Ciara performed Symphony No. 12 in D Minor and December 5 Symphony No. 14, Op. 135. Both of these CD: Eminem symphonies were composed by Dimitry Presents theRe-Up Shostakovich. This performance reminds the Eminem classical audience what great twentieth December 5 century music should sound like. Lincoln Center offers different series CD: The Sweet of performances throughout the year. One is Escape the Great Performers Series. This series Gwen Stefani includes the All Shostakovich Program, December 5 performed by the Kirov Orchestra. The Kirov Orchestra is a completely Russian trained DVD: Super Man Inside the Avery Fisher Hall. Photo courtesy of poly.edu orchestra with all Russian musicians. The first Returns half of the concert was Symphony No. 14. symphony, including the whole orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, have performed in this hall. November 28 This piece of music featured Olga Sergeyevna portrayed perfectly how an orchestra should Leonard Bernstein, the highest respected and Gennady Bezzubenkov as solo soprano sound. This performance was a performance conductor of the twentieth century, has also DVD: Pirates Of The and bass vocals. Shostakovich wrote this that will never be forgotten. directed many orchestras to success on this Caribbean - Dead music to include poetry to portray a life cycle Hearing this performance at Avery stage. With a very elaborate history that the Man’s Chest of a male and female. The second symphony, Fisher was the perfect way to conclude a fifteen Avery Fisher Hall has created, this orchestra December 5 Symphony No. 12, was a tribute to Vladimir part Shostakovich symphony series. Lincoln brought back life to classical music. Lenin. He wrote this symphony to represent Center in New York City has always been Overall, hearing the performance of the what happened to his perfect communist known as the center for the performing arts. two Shostakovich symphonies will not be DVD: SNL- The state. When the orchestra began playing Avery Fisher Hall is only one of many well forgotten. The Kirov Orchestra, under direction Complete First these two symphonies, it was unexplainable. respected performing halls that compose of Valery Gergiev, was a very high representation Season The Kirov Orchestra brought to life what it Lincoln Center. It is a building that was of a twentieth century orchestra. It brought back December 5 must have felt like to live in the Soviet Union constructed under the highest acoustical feeling that has been lacking in classical music. during a revolution. The balance between all standards. The sound that is produced from an The Avery Fisher Hall added another element to Photos courtesy of the instruments, especially for the Symphony instrument is carried all the way back to the last such a wonder performance. This hall was able Amazon.com No. 14, was incredible. The fourteenth seat in the balcony. Avery Fisher Hall is to house and allow such a great orchestra to symphony was performed in a small currently home to the New York Philharmonic. perform once again. The Great Performers ensemble in order to draw attention to the This orchestra is one of the best in the world, program at Lincoln Center has yet again created soloists. This ensemble had obviously rated up against the London Symphony an unforgettable experience. understood what the music needed to sound orchestra and other world-renowned like and they created it. The twelfth organizations. Famous musicians, such as Music Review Movie Review The Guardian: Legend Lives On Actors and Characters Reach Their Potential Once Again Katie Bowman Dan Hadjucky EE Staff Writer ‘10 Kutcher is talking to EE Staff Writer ‘07 Costner and asks, “How Once Again is a “The Guardian” is do you decide who lives good title for John exhilarating, action-packed movie and who dies?” Legend’s new CD because and is surely one of the best Costner replies, “I swim once again, John Legend movies of the year. The star, as fast and as hard as I will likely win Grammy (Ashton Kutcher) plays Jake can unless he takes a Awards. His new CD, a Fischer, a student in his early rest.” blend of smooth R&B and twenties at the United States Most of the jazz, makes for a very Coast Guard who seeks to protect movie takes place at “A soothing coffee shop-like the country as a Coast Guard. He School,” where Jake is atmosphere. I am reminded attends the “A School,” a training being trained. But, some intensely of Stevie Wonder program for Coast Guard Rescuers. parts are filmed on the Costner in The Guardian. Photo courtesy of back in the days of “Super- While in training, he is mentored harsh, deadly waters of jam.canoe.ca Photo courtesy of Amazon.com by Ben Randall (played by Kevin the sea, where people stitious”. On “Save Room”, Legend creates an up-tempo love fashioned kid myself, so maybe it’s Costner). He is a legendary rescue are being saved by the Coast was almost perfect. As thrilling as homage to a woman that has very a biased opinion. I think that this swimmer who inspires Jake and Guard. Ashton Kutcher is mostly the movie was, it also had some little room in her life for a relation- could easily be one of the best shows him what being a true Coast known for comedies such as, weak points. For one, it was the ship. Legend, who stole the show CDs of the year, though. “Show Guard Rescuer is all about. “Guess Who”, “Dude Where’s same old stuff you see in every with his song “Ordinary People” Me” is a soft-spoken song that After graduating, Jake, My Car?”, and his role in “That movie related to it. Some scenes at last year’s Grammy Awards, who was once a cocky high school 70’s Show.” However, this film you already knew what was going reminds me of the mellow part of is an unusual star in today’s in- Jeff Buckley’s, “Last Goodbye”. swim champion, turns into a true definitely highlights his serious to happen next because it was dustry. There isn’t much room for The best part about Legend’s mu- Coast Guard and learns the real side and shows he can be more stereotypical. heartfelt music in a time of rap stars sic is that he is a chameleon. Don’t meaning of heroism after his first than just funny. Kevin Costner, Although the plot was and living large. Legend’s mellow try and pin him down to one style, successful rescue mission. The who also has a prominent role in familiar, it’s fair to say that “The tunes provide a subtle escape from because he is an extremely mal- movie is filled with heart-pounding the movie, plays an excellent Guardian” is one of the best and a fairly shallow world. Legend leable artist. Legend’s newest ad- moments that will keep you on the mentor towards Kutcher and they most memorable movies of the year writes of true love and real emo- dition Once Again has a little bit edge of your seat. Amid all the both fit right into character. and definitely hits it out of the tions; he doesn’t talk about when of something for everyone. action there are also emotional With defining scenes and park, leaving the audiences thrilled pimps try to get at you. I’m an old moments. For example, in one part exemplary characters, the movie and exhilarated. 16 !"#$%& 17 Girls Soccer Captures State Championship (continued from pg 1) offs the but then Trumbull was able to pour and second halves proved the girls’ from rolling in. With about one said Miyaki. Mulligan added, “I’d team was loaded with confidence. in three goals within the last 15 forecasts. The first half contained minute remaining it was Trumbull rather be co-champs with Amity “We felt that if we can beat Wilton minutes. They then beat Green- lots of physical contact initiated by that was on the attack. On a than anyone else, because we both we can beat anyone,” said Fini. The wich by the same 1-0 score that the much bigger Amity team. How- breakaway, sophomore Kristin finished undefeated. It was bitter- team had a bye in the first round. they won by during the regular ever, Trumbull was able to combat Forster launched a shot from the sweet.” Coach Uhrlass reminisced, They then faced Norwich Free season. The team went on to face that with superior speed and pass- left side that appeared to be head- “The night of the game I wanted it Academy who held Trumbull from Southington in the semi finals. Al- ing. The beginning of the second ing right into the top of the goal so bad I wasn’t able to appreciate scoring for the majority of the game, though the 1-0 score did not really half proved to be more of the same, before the Amity was able to tip it it… but when I look back on what indicate it, it was a as it was a very even, back and over the goal post and out of we accomplished, it was tremen- fairly easy win. forth game. Trumbull had a great bounds. Normally the goalie hit- dous.” T h e opportunity for the game’s first ting it out of bounds would result win over goal with 12 minutes left in the in a corner kick. However, the ref- Southington pro- when Mulligan kicked it into the eree awarded Amity a goal kick. pelled the team box off of a set shot, it went off the This sent Trumbull players, fans, into the state finals head of Miyaki and then Kali and coaches into a series of boos against the only Stamos kicked it in. The goalie and arguments. “That was team ranked higher caught the goal, but was behind malarkey,” commented Mulligan. than them, Amity. the line. This appeared to be a Christina Fini described the call as Amity finished the goal, but was waved off due to “unreal”. That was the last real season without a charging. As time in regulation chance of the game for either team lose or a tie and dwindled down the scoreboard still and as the final horn sounded the were the SCC read 0-0. They advanced to a 10 scoreboard still listed 0s for both champs. Amity minute sudden death overtime. sides. was known for This overtime like the majority of Despite being the new state their size and regulation was back and forth with champions, there was little joy im- physicality. “We few real scoring opportunities. The mediately after the game for the knew their size horn sounded once again at the end team as they were once again go- would take a toll, of the 10 minutes leading to a sec- ing to have to settle for being but we knew we ond and last overtime. Like the known as co-champs. “I hate be- just had to keep FCIAC finals there are no penalty ing co-champs,” said Miyaki. “We possession,” com- kicks to decide a state champion. should go into PKs, especially with mented Mulligan. The second overtime was full of a goalie like Drea, we could win,” “They were going excitement as with about five min- commented Fini. In the end how- to be really aggres- utes left Amity had a set shot that ever the girls realized that they were Lexie Lyons was an unsung hero sive, but we knew lead to a header by Amity’s top still state champs. “But the result this year for the state champion Kristin Meisner goes up against the we just had to use our strengths,” scorer. However, goalie Andrea was fair, the game was really girls soccer team. Photo taken by much larger Amity team in a very physical finals game. Photo taken by added Meisner. Young leaped across the goal, fully even,” continued Fini. “This was Grynn and Barrettstudios. Grynn and Barrett studios. The majority of both the first extending herself to save the ball definitely one of our best seasons,” 18 !"#$%& Girls Cross Country Runs Side By Side Records of Fall just go to states. “I get excited High made it to this year, there- friendship. Because of the vic- By Andrea Giannini ‘10 EE Staff Writer for the state meet every sea- fore they raced the top teamstories and even the defeats, the Sports son. It is a very tough, hilly statewide. After that, the top girls came closer together and Girls Soccer: 14-0-2; This year, due to the course and we send our best five teams qualify for the New met new friends or even be- FCIAC champs, State Co- hard work of all of the girls to the meet to compete England Championships. came tighter friends. “We have champs Trumbull High School cross against the best girls from all Trumbull High did make eigh- a very close team. We are all country girls, they had a great of the other schools in our di- teenth place, but unfortunately good friends, and I made some Boys Soccer: 12-0-4 season and even made it to the vision” added Coach did not make it to the New of my closest friends through FCIAC co-champs states. the team,” stated cross coun- The girls cross coun- try captain Jaclyn Siegel. Girls Volleyball: 11-7 try team works very hard and The cross country team it did pay off in more then one way in the end. “I made some of does a lot of work to prepare Qualfied for State tournament for meets. Every day, rain or Football: 5-5 First of all, in Cross Country, every team gets to my closest friends shine, they practice from around three to five. They Field Hockey: 0-12-1 send their top 7 girls to sometimes even practice on states. “There were even two freshmen (Danielle Klein and through the team” Saturdays. The team runs from Boys Cross Country: 6-11; two to seven miles each prac- 17th in States Ashley Cyr) who ran in the tice, they do speed training, and state meet. That is exciting even hill workouts. The cross Girls Cross Country: 11-6; for the future of this team” Basbagill. England Championships. country team does a lot of hard 16th in States commented the Coach B. The top two teams of Another good work to get closer to their Unlike other sports their division move on to the thing that came out of cross goals, and in the end, hard Girls Swimming and there is no qualifying race, you State Open, where Trumbull country this season was the work did pay off. Diving: 4-4-1; 10th in States Football Finishes With A Successful Season All FCIAC Players Girls Soccer: Caitlin Mulligan, Michelle Miyaki, Kristin Meisner, and Kristen By Rocco Corso ‘08 EE Staff Writer Forster (1st Team), Cristina Fini, Lexie Lyons, Celine Football is the most physi- Vitale (2nd Team), Ali cal contact sport out there. To be DiTola, Andrea Young, Kylie a dominant team you need to have Angell (Honorable Mention) a solid quarterback, and a good defense. Trumbull High School is Boys Soccer: Rob Bronski, one of those teams. Despite all of Dan Hajducky, and Fred the talk that they aren’t as good Osborne (1st Team) as last year, they still carry a pretty solid record at 5-4. As the season Girls Volleyball: Steph began, no one thought that the Trumbull High football squad was Kronick (1st Team), Sarah going to be that successful, but Bonds (3rd Team) they are finding ways to beat the more powerful teams, and to use Football: Rich Moran, their two key position players to Brendan McArdle, Mike do that. Coach Maffei has a very Fitelson (1st Team) First team All-FCIAC center Rich Moran (75) was one of the biggest contributors to this seasons success. Photo potent quarterback and a very taken by Sharon Rentz. strong O-line to help bobby out in Field Hockey: Mary the pocket. The O-line consists of the center Rich Moran, Daryl this season?” Bobby Maffei said, hard to bring down. As the foot- that they came further than what Santella (All-West), Victoria Nyles, Dave Wowk, Brendan “Well I know that I had a lot of fun ball season comes to a close he is anybody expected and made this Pulie, Brooke Rotanelli McCardle, Andrew Zint, Sean because I’ve been around the pro- looking to break some of the seri- season a good one. In the words (Honorable Mention) Rielly, Ryan Yerina. These domi- gram since I was born so I had a lot ous records that Trumbull has held of Vince Lombardi “The spirit, the Boys Cross Country: nant forces protect and allow to look forward to coming into this for a long time. Along with A.J. in will to win, and the will to excel are season...I’ve also been playing the backfield is Dane Uzar (Junior), the things that endure. These Adrian Ambrose (2nd Team) Bobby Maffei to pass or scramble with the football. When asked, with a lot of my teammates since Bobby Halbert (senior), Richie qualities are so much more impor- “What were your thoughts about we were younger in Pop Warner so Edwards (sophomore). The football tant than the events that occur.” Girls Cross Country: I really couldn’t picture playing with team has beaten Norwalk, Stamford, That is what football is all about. Sigourney Norman, Amanda any other people...plus I finally got West hill, Danbury, and Harding. Trumbull High Football is more Quinones(2nd Team) to play under my father which I’ve The football team is looking to beat than a sport in Trumbull, it is the looked forward to since he became up on the cross-town rival St. Joes name if the school, and this year, head coach in 1998.” Another key in the next week. As the season and Bobby Maffei and the entire Girls Swimming and aspect of the game is the running the team is concerned, many of the Trumbull High Football squad did Diving: game. A.J. Ciglione, the starting half- players said that they would be a great job of representing the Megan Rappa (1st Team) back, is quick, tough, and is very content with a 6-4 record, I believe town of Trumbull. Quarterback Bobby Maffei was a key player for this year’s football team. Photo !"#$%& 19 Red Aurebach: A legend’s Say “Konichiwa” To Passing Daisuke By Paul O’Connor ‘07 EE Sports Editor By Ben Davis ‘08 Arnold “Red” EE Sports Editor Auerbach meant one thing, winning. He re- ceived the name “Red” At 8:00 PM, on November from his hair color early in 14th, the Seibu Lions announced his life and it stuck with their decision regarding the sell- him throughout his career. ing of ace pitcher, Daisuke His entire life was con- Matsuzaka to the Major Leagues. sumed with winning and The 26-year-old has been the most winning only. He led the dominating pitcher in Japan since Boston Celtics to 16 NBA he entered the league at the age of Championships, 9 as a 18. His dream has always been to head coach and 7 as a gen- go to the United States to play in eral manager. Auerbach’s the Majors, and this off-season he decided to take action on that Matsuzaka’s stellar performance for the Japanese team in the World Baseball nine titles as a coach came Red Auerbach puffed his signature victory dream. Matsuzaka supposedly Classicwas one of the big reasons the Red Sox paid 51.1million dollars just to in the 1950s and 1960s - in- try to negotiate a contract. Phot courtesy of http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/ cigar right up until his death. Photo Courtesy throws a mystical pitch called the cluding eight straight from by Bostonceltics.com 1959 through 1966. He was “Gyroball”, which is said to make responsible for the first great dy- didn• ft care who was out on the hitters look clueless as it is thrown the free agent market earlier. ing made in the Asian market. nasty ever to be established in floor as long as he won. He would with the same motion as a fastball, The acquisition of Teams like the Yankees and Mari- sports and certainly the first in the look for talent, not skin color and but spins in the opposite direction Japan’s best pitcher will certainly ners have made a huge fortune in NBA. Auerbach coached champi- Red is a revolutionary and didn’t as a curveball. Since he was still alter the Red Sox roster, as well as Asia, because they have adver- onship teams that featured play- care what other people thought. under contract in Japan, he could the overall outlook in the Ameri- tised star players such as Hideki ers such as Bill Russell, Bob The thing that drove him most was not just enter free agency. The can League East division. Before Matsui and Ichiro Suzuki. Up until Cousy, Bill Sharman, K.C. Jones the will to win which might be the major league teams had to bid for this move, the Sox rotation con- now, the Red Sox have never been and Sam Jones, all inducted into strongest in any coach. the rights to negotiate with sisted of Curt Schilling, Josh able to broadcast their games or sell the Hall of Fame. Auerbach was Auerbach’s 938 wins is second all Matsuzaka. If the bid was substan- Beckett, Jonathan Papelbon, Tim merchandise in Japan or other inducted into the Basketball Hall time only behind Lenny Wilkins tial enough to convince the Seibu Wakefield and an empty fifth spot. Asian nations, because they have of Fame in 1969. The jersey No. 2 who passed him in 1994. His style Lions to sell their ace, then the win- The first three starters made it look never had a reason to excite the was retired by the Celtics in his was deamanding and sometimes ning team would have a 30-day like a valid rotation, but with the fans that live there. This move will honor during the 1984-85 season. turned people off but you cant ig- window to agree to a contract or inconsistent knuckleballer along spark a new outlook on Asia in the The players that have played for nore that fact that he coached 11 he would have to return to Japan with a major gap following them, it Red Sox front office, which will him describe him with nothing but Hall of Famers and led Boston to with the bid being refunded. lost a lot of credibility. Now, the most likely make them back the 51.1 love and admiration. Red was re- 10 Eastern Division titles in 16 At first, the big market rotation will look more like million dollars that they spent in sponsible for getting Robert years. Auerbach led Boston to 99 Yankees and Mets, along with Schilling, Beckett, Matsuzaka, the long run. Prarish and Kevin McHale to the playoff victories, third all-time be- other teams like the Mariners and Papelbon and Wakefield. The ad- In making this bid on celtics. He also drafted Larry Bird hind Phil Jackson and Pat Riley. Rangers, looked like they were go- dition removes the gap from the Matsuzaka, the Red Sox adminis- a year before he was even able to The death of Arnold “Red” ing to be the highest bidders. The back of the rotation, and makes tration has made a statement to the come into the league. “Red Auerbach has left a void in the baseball universe was shocked, Wakefield a five starter, rather than rest of the league, saying they are Auerbach was one of the most in- basketball world that will never be however, when the Boston Red Sox a four. This is a much more suit- in it to win this year. Obviously, fluential people in my life,” Bird filled, he was and always will be decided to throw out a monstrous able position for him, because he Daisuke has not yet proven him- said. “Not only was he an inspira- remembered as an extraordinary bid of 51.1 million dollars. On Tues- will not make as many starts as he self in the major leagues, but his tion to me throughout my career, coach and more importantly, an day, the Seibu Lions accepted the would have, and will not be ex- unbelievable statistics in his years he became a close friend as well.• h extraordinary man. Auerbach is offer, and handed Daisuke and his pected to perform at a higher level in Japan, along with his dominat- He had such a great influence on survived by his two daughters, agent, Scott Boras, over to the Red than he is capable of performing ing performances against profes- so many players throughout the Nancy Auerbach Collins and Sox. After spending tons of money at. This also opens up the possi- sional hitters in the World Base- league. He is also the first coach to Randy Auerbach; his granddaugh- for the rights to talk to him, the Sox bility of moving him to the bullpen ball Classic, allowscouts to con- have black players on his team in ter, Julie Auerbach Flieger, and three will probably look to lock if young phenome, Jon Lester, is sider him the best available pitcher the NBA. This wasn• ft accepted great-grandchildren. Matsuzaka up, while Boras will once again ready to take the hill. of the off-season. On top of all this, by some when he did it, but he most likely look for a shorter con- Another benefit of the the guy throws a “Gyroball”. Have tract that will allow his client to hit move is the investment that is be- fun with that, A-rod! How Will You Stay in Shape? once.” He advises THS athletes next season. They should start train- best way to burn off as much of to setup a schedule for training. He ing now.” She also mentioned that their calorie intake as they desire. By Jaclyn Siegel ‘07 believes that they will be more some of her team members will be According to Bray, “You have to EE Sports Editor likely to follow through with their playing in the Indoor league at the find what works for you.” workouts if they have planned time Sports Zone this winter. Also, in No one ever said it was easy Trumbull High School ath- frames. He feels that “you don’t the spring, the girls will be required to stay in shape. Coach Bray said letes have been tirelessly training get the same results from simply to participate in intramurals run by that it takes “a lot of self discipline and competing since the end of training by yourself.” Coach Bray their captains. In the summer, the and commitment” to remain condi- August. As the fall 2006 athletic also recommends cross training for girls will attend field hockey camp tioned. It is important for athletes season comes to a close, hundreds student athletes. He says, “It is where they will further their train- to keep up with their training even of athletes will soon face the chal- important that you don’t put wear ing. The members of the Girls Field though the fall season is ending. lenge of staying in shape during and tear on your muscles.” Cross Hockey team already have a busy Whether it means eating healthier, their off-season. training for a runner may include off-season planned out for them. going to the gym every day for an Without a doubt, athletes swimming or biking. This way, the Nutrition is a big part of stay- hour, participating in an indoor must work hard to keep themselves athlete is getting exercise while ing in shape. Exercise does not league, or a combination of the in good condition even after prac- keeping his or her muscles safe. work without a proper diet. Coach three, it is imperative for fall team tices and games are over for the Ms. Emond recommends Bray explained that “It depends on members to keep up with their ex- season. As coach Bray put it, “It’s that her Field Hockey girls run to the sport. Some athletes such as ercise. If all of this advice is put Sean Hubler stays in shape for like a fine tuned car. If you keep up keep themselves in shape during football players want to gain into action, athletes will be more football and track. the maintenance, it runs well. You the winter. She says, “They’re sup- weight during their off season.” than ready to play their sport when Photo by Shane Connolly are better off doing a little every- posed to be able to run up to two They must find the diet that best next fall rolls around. day than having to fix it all at and a half miles comfortably by suits them. Athletes must find the !"#$%& 20 Powder Puff looked as though the Gold team had won with Evan’s touchdown, and then in one of the last plays of the game the Black Team came out and scored a touchdown, by Kristin Meisner. Overtime was not allowed, and so the game ended tied 7-7. Although the score mattered, the real action was on the field. What was originally intended to be a “Flag Football Game” ended up being more on the “tackle” side, The Gold Team shows their spirit at the 2006 Powderpuff game. Photo where the girls became brutal, some courtesy of Trillium The Black and Gold Teams battle it out in Powderpuff 2006. Below, the black even coming out with a few bruises team shows their team unity. Photo courtesy of Trillium them last minute tips and plays. and scratches. I guess you really By Fiorela Canaj ‘07 cannot play nicely with girls. From The game started EE Managing Editor the sidelines one could see tension roughly around 6:30 on a very cold Tuesday night, yet that did not building on both sides, yet in the One of the great traditions stop some fans from completely end, both teams shook hands in a of Trumbull High has to be the striping down and having “GOLD” civilized manner. Overall, it should annual Senior Girls Powder Puff written across their chests. One can be interesting to see how THS re- game, and trust that this year’s imagine how cold they must have acts to such a game. There was talk game was intense. You had the gotten. The first play had Gold on of a rematch, but after the way some Black team coached by Matt offense and Black on defense and girls were behaving, it looks doubt- Socha, Ben Walkley, Ryan Prince, in a few minutes, Kenya Evans ful. “I really hope we have another and Joe DiTullio, versus the Gold scored a touchdown for the Gold game, we all worked really hard, Team coached by John Burros, Team. The rest of the game contin- and someone needs to win.” Se- Bobby Maffei, Rich Moran and ued with both sides playing well nior Gold team member Victoria Bui Daryl Niles. All the coaches were and extremely tough. For a while, it said. If nothing else, it was a very on the field with the girls, giving entertaining evening. Boys Soccer Sets New Highs In their first game, they defeated By Shane Connolly ‘07 Southington 2-0 on penalty kicks. EE Editor-in-Chief They then went on to beat fellow FCIAC team Ridgefield by a score “Record breaking.” That of 3-1. In the quarterfinals, they is how senior goalie and captain matched-up against Hall who was Dan Hajducky described this sea- coming off an upset victory over son for the boys soccer team. number three seed Naugatuck. In It was indeed a record- the ninth minute of the game ing breaking season for the team Trumbull scored an own goal off a as they captured their first ever Hall corner kick that put Hall ahead FCIAC championship and ad- 1-0. Trumbull had several scoring vanced to the state quarterfinals. opportunities in the second half of “I knew we’d be good, but I’d be the game, but they were unable to lying if I knew we’d be the best capitalize on any of them. Need- team ever [in school history].” said less to say the team was disap- senior captain and leading goal pointed as Bronski bluntly stated, scorer Rob Bronski. Hajducky “It sucks to lose on an own goal.” agreed saying, “We just wanted Their frustrations were perpetu- to have a good run in FCIACs and ated even further because if they states, we wanted to win, but we The boys soccer team after becoming FCIAC champs for the first time ever. Photo courtesy of Braden Rall. had won the game they would didn’t think it was possible.” have gotten a final chance to face The team had a tremendous was his first season playing soc- nament they faced off against to think of ourselves as just cham- Staples this without the possibil- regular season finishing unde- cer with the Westhill who they defeated 2-1. pions, but better to tie than to lose.” ity of tying (Staples beat Hall, but team. Al- They then had to square off After the FCIAC tourna- eventually lost in the state cham- though their against Staples who they had tied ment, the team advanced to the pionships.) offense was earlier in the year 1-1. After 110 min- state class LL tournament in which Despite the frustration on “This was the best stellar, it was their defense utes of scoreless play, they were crowned co-champions along with they were the number six seed. “We felt that we could go all the way in how the season ended, it is unde- niable that this season was a re- of all juniors Staples. Despite this historic ac- states knowing that we hadn’t lost sounding success for the boys team in school that stole the complishment, the team was cer- a game all season it was going to soccer team. “At first we were not show. The de- tainly disappointed. “I definitely be tough to beat us,” said Nassar. satisfied, but this was the best team history” fense led by F r e d d y wasn’t satisfied, it should have gone to PKs, I would of rather lost in school history,” said Hajducky. Osborne, Scott in PKs,” said Bronski. While still Mishley and disappointed the rest of the team feated with a record of 12-0-4. Mike Antonio was slightly less extreme in their Their offense was led by Bronski, along with Hajducky held their op- statements, “We both played a who was one of the top goal scor- ponents to only four goals in the great game, but I would have liked ers in the state with 14 goals on team’s last 13 games. Osborne was to see it go to PKs,” said Hajducky. the season, senior captain Ryan the star of the junior trio as he Every elimination game in the Perkins who tallied 11 goals and earned All-FCIAC honors (along FCIAC and state tournaments are five assists, as well as juniors Deia with Bronski and Hajducky). decided on penalty kicks (PKs) af- Nassar and Chris McBride who “Freddy was ridiculously solid the ter one overtime period, but in the had seven goals and eight goals whole year,” commented Bronski. championships the game ends in a respectively. McBride in particu- Then they had more than a tie after two overtime periods. Se- lar was a pleasant surprise as this good run in FCIACs. As the num- nior Pete Bazinet added, “Co- ber two seed in the four team tour- champs is kind of stupid. We like Photo courtesy of Braden Rall.