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Emily Abbate, senior, says, “It As typical of high school students, the ritual of get- was a great way to wrap up the year with friends in a safe ting out of school early in order to prepare for the day’s environment.” Indeed, the secure atmosphere added the events was no exception this year. Indeed, a long line of evening’s splendor. students awaited their pass to leave at 11:00 as the eager- As students danced the night away under the lights ness of the affair already set in. Girls attending the senior on the dance floor, memories of the year passed by with prom had made appointments several weeks in advance hot new songs as well as old favorites. Sharp senior Wade for this date, in order to achieve the perfect hairstyle, mani- Shafer noticed that the DJ had a tendency to play two cure, makeup and tan. slow songs back to back. While it is always difficult to When the time came, prom-goers flaunted their at- please such a great number of people with different tastes tire in front of cameras, many taking photos at friends’ in music, most attendees will agree that the music made houses before the chic mode of transportation arrived. the night enchanting. Junior Shane Connolly described everyone as “stunningly Of course, Post Prom allowed everyone to change attractive” in their prom attire, and he is looking forward to out of his or her stiff formal clothes and relax into some- seeing photos of students dressed up in their formal best. thing a bit more comfortable. With plenty of food and mu- Despite the rainy weather forecasted on the day of prom, sic, the Post Prom provided a great way for the night to many students decided that the raindrops were not going continue. The decorations of this year’s “board game” to cause their night to be overcast. Indeed, the shining theme were remarkable, clearly taking many volunteers’ smiles of seniors far outweighed the gloomy weather out- hard work and hours of time to put together. Some favor- side. ites included the unforgettable “Guess Who?” set up of While many students opted for the classic white seniors with a fact sheet covering their faces as well as limousine to take them to prom, others pitched in for the “Pretty Pretty Princess” and “Candyland” hallways. infamous party bus, carrying thirty or more people. Party All in all, Trumbull High’s senior prom of 2006 was a buses have become increasingly more popular over recent delightful success, what many described to be everything years, but some argue that it just is not worth the price. they had expected... and more. Sophomores partake in ‘Resurrection Project’ prepared speech that involves a given in early November, that be- says Tegh Matharu who presented diverse revoluntionists being por- By Regina Kulacz little acting. ing the Resurrection project. The his Resurrection project this past trayed this year allow for students EE Opinions Editor Global Insights is a sophomore purpose of this project is to pick a Monday as the first President of to gain insight on how everyone It’s finally June, and sopho- honors social studies class which person whom you personally con- Kenya, Jomo KenyaHa. makes a difference and affects the mores in Mr. Blanc’s Global In- serves as a supplementary option sider revolutionary in history, to Students this year have chosen world around them. sights class can breathe sighs of to the U.S. History class. Unlike the learn everything possible about quite an aray of people. Selections “It’s a relief to have finally pre- relief. Well, maybe not quite so traditional sophomore class, In- them, and ultimately to become stray from comedian phenomenon sented, I was getting a little ner- soon. Before they can relax before sights focuses not on the history them in a 15 minute presentation to Dane Cook, to world renowned vous towards the end” admits their final exams, they’ll have to of America, but on areas of revolu- your classmates. ‘Barbie,’ even to the most photo- Emily Lee who did her Resurrec- become a completely different per- tionary history. But what makes “Everything we’ve done so far graphed person in the world, Prin- tion project as Anne Frank. “But it son in front of their fellow class- this class even more unique is the this year has led up to this project, cess Diana, as well as many people was definitely a fun project to do.” mates and teacher while giving a assignment which students are the whole curriculum, everything,” in between. The great number of Here’s to Goodbye... In my four years at most profound. This confidence was later se- entire world. I also learned that Trumbull High When I came into THS, cured in a class that I took my you do not have to be a great School, I have I had full intentions of focus- sophomore year. With my new writer, or even love writing to participated in ing my attention on softball attitude, I knew what it was love your time working for the numerous ac- and being a “sports girl.” I that I wanted for my senior year. Eagle’s Eye. There is no other tivities, clubs practiced pitching more than I I wanted the position as Edi- way to put it…I loved working and even have practiced anything else in tor-in-Chief of the paper and I for this paper. sports. Tak- my life, and (pathetically) I still worked for the next two years I had an awesome time ing part in feel as if I did pretty well at try- to achieve that goal. When I writing these editorials this all of these outs. In a sense, I kind of fig- found out that I had received year. How many people can say activities ured I was “in.” Well…that did the position as a Co Editor-in- that they get to put their feel- h a v e not exactly happen and I was Chief for my senior year, I was ings entirely out there for the helped me totally devastated, but, as we beyond elated. The best way whole school to read once a learn a all know, life does move on. to describe it was, it was a month?! Since this is my last great deal For me, moving on was joining pretty “sick” moment. editorial that I will ever write about my- the Eagle’s Eye. Literally, from I would not trade in my for the Eagle’s Eye (wow), I’m self, where the very first moment that I four years on the Eagle’s Eye going to leave you all with my I currently walked through the doors into staff for anything. I went from last piece of advice. To every- stand, and Mrs. Hennessy’s room, I was being a staff writer, to an edi- one who still has time here at what I in- hooked. tor, to one of the Editors-in- THS, if you already haven’t, tend to do I became even more Chief. I learned so much find something that you love with my fu- hooked when I was given the through this experience. The to become involve in. It makes ture. Even job of Entertainment Editor the first thing I learned was how to your time here feel even more though all following year. I loved every- handle a leadership role, see- worthwhile than it already does of these differ- thing about working for the ing as I never really had one and you will learn a lot about ent activi- paper, and strangely, I was before. I also learned, quite yourself. To the seniors, all I ties had pretty good at it. Up to this strangely, that I do not want to really have to say is good luck their own af- point of my life, I pretty much be a journalist, because as I’m next year! fect on my life, assumed that I was doomed for sure you all have learned over becoming part mediocrity in everything that I the past year (reading my glo- o f t h e E a g l e ’s did. The newspaper gave me rious editorials) that I am not Eye was by far the the beginnings of confidence. exactly the greatest writer in the Laura Tesoro Co Editor-in-Chief ‘06 “What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been” Reflecting on an experi- person who I have become sion of things, for me anyway. El- ence like high school, it’s impos- throughout high school. My En- ementary school, middle school, sible to sum up all of the good, bad, glish class with Mrs. Rizza immedi- high school, and college. If one hilarious, insane times all in one ately threw me in to a difficult read- isn’t willing to accept the change, word. It’s even harder to write an ing curriculum and a plethora of then where would that leave one? editorial focusing on one or two Latin roots which eventually would Along, depressed, upset. events, considering I’ve created so aid me on the SATs. Through the So I pose this question, many great memories throughout teachings of Mrs. Owen sopho- what’s so bad about this change? my time here at Trumbull High. more and junior year, I learned You’ve been given the opportunity However, my memories at about communications and video to apply to all different colleges, Trumbull high would have been production; she brought a whole you’ve selected one and now nonexistent without the company new world of technology to my you’ll be on your way. Next year, of my friends. Freshman and fingertips. Throughout the whirl- your life will expand to a whole new sophomore year, it seemed to be a wind of chaos, the bicentennial set of friends and an entirely new whirlwind of new faces and differ- class under Mr. Margonis – unde- setting, which will open up dozens ent acquaintances, but as the time niably the one class that truly pre- of opportunities for your future. progressed – the people I continu- pared me for my future endeavors Sure, you have the friendships ally hung out with became con- at Uconn the greatest, is an experi- from high school and a family at stant. The fourteen or so girls that ence I will hold close forever. home, however if I can leave any- I seem to do everything with be- All of the courses you thing within the lines of this edito- came the first people I called on take in this school, and all of the rial, it is that you have to cherish Friday night, and the faces that activities you are privileged to be the memories you have because were in all my pictures. Everything involved in – are all aimed in such you were fortunate enough to en- from driving around Trumbull in a focus that you are ending up at joy them while you could. I guess search of the components to make some ultimate goal, graduation. in some round about way, Be thank- Brownie Sundaes, playing never Now that the time is finally here, ful for the memories, but be excited have I ever late nights in the beach it’s surreal. The fact that in less to make more. Good luck to the in Fairfield, ending up at funroe than 3 weeks, I’ll be walking with class of 2006; the best of luck in diner after a long night, and scav- my class of over five hundred, I whatever the future may bring you. “The future is no place to enger hunts that left us laughing to long car rides to West farms and guess it just hasn’t hit me yet. I’ve been asked if I like place your better days” numerous days in a row at the beach. change, and I’ve come to realize that the answer to that is yes. Per- The teachers I’ve had haps I don’t like change, but I ac- Emily Abbate have also continued to mold the cept it. This is the natural progres- Co Editor-in-Chief ‘06 [Dave Matthews Band] !"#$%&'(#)*$%+# The Eagle’s Eye is the official student-run publication of Trumbull High School. The views expressed in the commentary are the opinion of the majority of the editors. All other opinions Emily Abbate Sarah Nugent Shane Connolly are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the ideas of The Eagle’s Eye. Laura Tesoro Anna Button George Fitzpatrick Editors-in-Chief Regina Kulacz Ben Davis As journalists, the members of The Eagle’s Eye staff are committed to upholding the core of our Opinions Editor Allie Ritacco code of ethics: objectivity, integrity, and truth. Brigitte Granger Fiorela Canaj Sports Editors Managing Editor Kylie Angell Letters Policy: This paper is an outlet for student voice. 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Mr. Bracksieck Opinions / Art Editors Trumbull, CT. 06611 Rebecca Chadwick Advisor 203.452.4555 Dara Rosenblatt Copy Editor 203.452.4593 (fax) !"#$#%$& 3 A dedication to Mr. Dimaggio By Sarah Nugent ‘06 might be making them feel em- A farewell to Mrs. Curtiss EE Opinions Editor barrassed when they are dis- In every student’s life, cussing cars, and the fact that By Dara Rosenblatt there are always those teach- their car has only three cylin- EE Copy Editor ‘08 ers, those amazing teachers ders, while the rest of the class After teaching 35 years asked her opinions and views on who influence their life greatly. is dead silent. Even if these at Trumbull High School, Mrs. how the school and especially Even if those teachers’ classes tactics end up making them cry Curtiss has announced her retire- the English department has are extremely tough (and may (and I can admit to doing just ment. When talking to her I real- changed since the year she be- not always be fun), it is those that), then so be it. Every stu- ized that there was no doubt that gan teaching here. After many tough classes, which usually dent will realize in the end that she had much to say about her years, Mrs. Curtiss has noticed mean the most. I can person- all of the strife and persever- days here at Trumbull High. a more structured, less creative, ally vouch to that fact espe- ance was so worth it. Mr. D Mrs. Curtiss first told less imaginative English depart- cially for one teacher: Mr. Jim helped me realize that just be- me the many different classes ment. She states that students DiMaggio. Mr. D is an intelli- cause your grades may not be that she taught. These included are “living in the land of rubrics gent, funny man and although as good as you want them to Shakespeare, Literature of Peace, and CAPT testing, and somehow his class was extremely hard, I be, that does not mean that you Protest, and Tolerance, American the English department needs to learned a huge amount. At have not learned something. Perspectives, Senior Writing encourage kids to question, times, he may be a little misun- The only way a student can Workshop (just think, and derstood; however, I know that become proficient in a topic is Mr. Dimaggio shows off his tattoo. this year), and probe.” We dis- he was the very best math to work hard in order to gain a Photocurtisy of Trillium American Stud- cussed that kids teacher I have ever had. full comprehension. In harder ies with Mr. Wil- don’t read as Moreover, this year is classes students are pushed to However, I did not en- liams. She used “The days are much as they his final year at Trumbull High. work harder so that they learn joy Mr. D’s class just because to teach Adoles- over, so it goes.” used to because After many years of enlighten- more and this is exactly what we went off on tangents often. cent Experience of their ex- ing freshman, sophomores, Mr. DiMaggio did to me. It was Mr. D’s ability to capti- and a Vonnegut tremely busy juniors and seniors, he will of- In addition, all of the v a t e t h e c l a s s r o o m , a n d t o and Chaplin lifestyles. Mrs. ficially depart from this school. tough teachers that I have had know exactly when to stop fool- course. Mrs. Curtiss has no- The New York Giants and Yan- a t Tr u m b u l l H i g h — M r. ing around and get work done. Curtiss arrived at Trumbull High ticed a decline in how many kees murals in his room will re- DiMaggio, Mrs. Jenkins and I envy his abilities greatly, es- School the year it opened in 1971. pages she can assign for read- main, but A-1 will never be the Mr. Blanc included have sig- pecially since this year, I my- She has come to the point where ing each night. She makes sure same. nificantly influenced me as a self have been in many leader- she has students whose parents to show students that reading is For that reason, this is person. Although I took their ship positions and I certainly were in her classes many years “a window into another world”. my dedication to Mr. DiMaggio classes many years ago, I can do not possess his skills of ago. “THS gave me Mr. Curtiss, Mrs. Curtiss is going to and all that he has completed still remember much of what captivation and control. thousands of wonderful stu- miss her spectacular, precious in his career here at Trumbull they taught me. For instance, On that note, I give Mr. dents, B12, and great col- homeroom, B12, and all other High. Mr. D should feel accom- Mrs. Jenkins’s fun Friday ex- D the tip of my hat, and a fond leagues,” said Mrs. Curtiss, students. She has had tremen- plished for these past few de- periments or Mr. Blanc’s 60’s farewell. I hope that Florida showing her strong feelings for dously successful years here at cades of his hard work and im- unit, and Mr. D’s random tan- suits him well, even though her experiences here at Trumbull Trumbull High. We are all sad to mense amounts of dedication. gents (and no, I don’t mean the there will be no adolescents in High School. see her retire, but as Mrs. Curtiss He has educated students the math sort), which tended to take a 10-mile radius and yes, I said As a very well known states, “The days are over, so it best way he knows how. This over the entire period. radius. English teacher in our school, I goes.” 4 !"#$%#& !"#$#%$& 5 Just say no to mandatory minimum On the wings of our seniors By Hannah Gurbarg EE Staff Writer ‘08 There should be no hurt them more and make them By Kylie Angell ‘08 mandatory minimum drug into more of a risk to society EE Staff Writer laws at all. Congress enforced than before. these laws, thinking they Before this year, it never all in the game. The upperclass- sophomore”, to “ill-wishing, Congress made manda- would work, but in fact they really occurred to me that se- men would never let anyone conniving sophomore.” tory minimum sentences be- are making things worse. niors would ever play a part in mess around with their puny As the school year cause they intended to target People who are first time of- my life. freshmen. It must be the older wanes, I anticipate the begin- big time drug dealers and big fenders have to serve sen- I can probably thank sibling mentality: It’s all right ning of summer. With this new time men in the business, but it tences that are way too long shows like Boy Meets World, to ruffle the feathers of a beginning, however, comes the is not working out that way. In for the crime that they com- where the slick seniors con- younger brother or sister, but inevitable separation between fact, the U.S. Sentencing Com- mitted. Congress should tinuously shove Cory and as soon as someone comes my senior friends and myself. mission reports that only 5.5 eliminate mandatory minimum Shawn into lockers. along looking to pick a fight, The thought that next year I percent of all federal crack co- once and for all. I never would have the older sibling will make sure will no longer see these famil- caine defendants and 11 per- Mandatory minimum are guessed, though, that I would to protect the younger sibling. iar faces at soccer games or cent of the federal drug defen- sentencing laws that were en- miss our senior class as much After being a sophomore track meets or swim meets, or dants are high-level drug deal- acted in 1986. They force as I am going to when they this year, I can attest to this. hear their voices in choir or the ers. Law enforcement is lock- judges to deliver fixed sen- graduate. Before the year began, I knew musical or in the newspaper, is ing up people and putting them tences to individuals con- Last year as a freshman, that as a Trumbull High vet- something I will try to avoid in prison or time that high man victed of a crime, regardless or as I was often dubbed by the eran, it was now my duty to for a while. However, eventu- on the totem pole should be of culpability or other factors. loving upperclassmen, a welcome the new batch of ally, it will be time for them to spending in there. Low-level The sentences are based on “freshie,” I remember coming “freshies” into the Eagles’ nest. move on to college and every- offenders, such as street deal- three factors: the type of into high school expecting to So, yes, I will admit that I too thing else they have planned ers or drug mules, often end up drug, the weight of the drug be treated just like Cory and carried on the tradition of our for their futures. They can rest serving a longer sentence be- mixture, and the number of Shawn. Luckily, for me nothing world-renowned “pool,” but assured, though, that when it cause they do not have any or prior convictions. The only even close to that happened. only with the best of inten- is my time to make the same have little information to give way you can reduce your Sure, I may have been misdi- tions. I had been in their shoes flight from THS, it will be a the government. Also, manda- sentence is by providing the rected a few times to the “3 rd the year before and I knew how great deal easier after being on tory minimum is putting these prosecutor with “substantial floor” or the “Olympic-size far to go before I crossed the their wings. low-time offenders in prison is assistance” (information that pool” in the basement, but it is line from “funny, good-natured causing overcrowding prob- will help them bust a person Stereotypes and labels bring us lems. Mandatory minimum is that is higher up then you on unjust and it is messing up the the chain). law system. Judges should be The standards for down the ones to have the final say, mandatory minimum drug not the prosecutor. Mandatory sentencing are not sufficient minimum changes the author- By Stephanie Helfrich at all. They leave out many ity of making decisions from EE Staff Writer ‘09 important factors that should the lawyer to the judge when Have you ever sat “You’re such a poser.” also play a role; such as the the judge should be the one to down on a park bench staring These four words can ruin your person’s true incentive, the make the decisions. at the people passing by? style in a few seconds. If you likelihood that they will com- Overall the mandatory People watching is a interest- are trying out a new look or try- mit the drug crime again, and minimum drug sentencing laws ing activity that everyone does ing to fit in with a new group, the role that they played. do not change the way people without realizing it. But when and they don’t accept you, you Without these factors, the law think. The law is not going to you are watching that boy run could be called a poser. Accord- is putting offenders in prison stop them. Diane Belinkie says, by with the five inch high, blue ing to www.dictionary.com a who do not deserve to be “Mandatory minimum does not mo-hawk hairstyle, do you poser is: “a person who habitu- spending large amounts of deter people from doing what judge him? Do you think to ally pretends to be something time in there. Attorney Diane they are going to do anyway. yourself, that kid has some is- he is not”. Being known as a Belinkie states, “I absolutely They do not think about the sues? poser is a reason why kids to- do not agree with mandatory consequences at all.” Manda- Ever since I was in kindergar- day do not wear skating shoes minimum. Not everything is tory minimum is hurting the in- ten adults told me Don’t judge and a popped collar. They are black and white in this world. nocent people and is not harm- a book by its cover. When I afraid people will not accept You need to take all the fac- ing the big time monsters that hear this I think I don’t. But the them. tors into consideration.” In it was set out to do. Mandatory sad truth is, most do. Stereo- Style is supposed to be fact, by having vulnerable minimum sentencing laws types are everywhere. People an easy choice to make. People and first time offenders in jail, should be abolished from the judge themselves and others. that make fun of your fashion they can learn things that will American law system. Some of THS’s most popular fads! Groups are formed and call you a poser make this Photo by Laura Tesoro where you need to were a decision hard. Most kids follow popped-collar polo shirt or you a fad like wearing a Northface and eventually get to know need to dress in all black to fit or clogs. That way no one can him. For all I know, this kid may in. These styles bring up com- make fun of them for being dif- be my future husband. I guess mon labels such as ‘prep’ or ferent. the saying “don’t judge a book ‘gothic’. These labels can be If that boy with the by its cover” means something hurtful. It is easy to poke fun five inch mo-hawk walked up greater than any human can ac- at the way someone dresses or and started talking to me, at complish but the good people the things they do or say. first I would think “Whoa” and Not all stereotypes are stare at his hair. But I would not try. bad. Some stereotypes are re- make a rude comment or make spected. Usually people within fun of him. I would talk to him stereotypes are nice but its ac- cepting the other groups that can be hard. Fourteen year old Carolyn Clyons says that, “There are definitely different groups at our school. Basically you could categorize them as the athletic group, theatrical group, and academic group. I guess they socialize mostly within their group but the do socialize with other groups as well.” 6 !"#$ Hunger Project Page 7 No Changes to Required Reading List Likely by Next Year Options for Change are Being Evaluated; Situation is Difficult By Bryan Murphy ‘06 and Stephan Hock ‘06 universally hailed as classics of Racism is part-and-parcel of reality, result of racial tensions either, said dents, is currently “getting different EE Staff Writers American literature, and, ironically, and Mr. Tremaglio, in an interview Mrs. Spillane, saying that such sub- book lists… curricula guides, we’re The current controversy can both staunchly oppose racism. To with the Trumbull Times, said, “We stitutions are often requested “based looking at different set-ups in dif- be traced back to a racially charged attempt to construe “Huckleberry need to present students with real- on religious reasons, because of the ferent districts to see what we can Board of Education meeting held on Finn” as racist, says Mr. Odoardi, ity, and sometimes that might be language, you know, or because of do”. April 25th in which numerous allega- an English teacher at Trumbull High, uncomfortable”. Mrs. Spillane re- treatment of religious themes”. Nonetheless, the question tions of racism were brought against is “a misreading of Huck”. When echoed this feeling, saying, “I think Unfortunately, this is that is begged is why a minority the Trumbull school district. asked if he considered “The Color it’s good for students to read books hardly an ideal solution. As Mrs. might ever feel so isolated in the The situation was under- of Water” or “The Miseducation of that challenge their ideas. I think Spillane explained, “When you as- Trumbull High School environment. standably distressing. The aspect a Negro”, the two books proposed there’s a big difference between sign an alternate text, really essen- The simple fact of the matter is that of the meeting which most threat- as replacements for “Mockingbird” something that offends someone tially what’s happening is most stu- minorities are scarce in the upper ened an immediate change to the and “Huckleberry Finn”, as worthy and something that challenges dents don’t even stay in the class- echelons of Trumbull High educational environment in substitutes, Mr. Odoardi replied, somebody’s ideas”. room for the discussion of the text academia. For example, minorities are Trumbull High, however, was a pro- “No. They’re good books, but It thus appears that “The that the class is reading, and so severely underrepresented in 400 posal floated by parent Kim they’re not the quality of Huck Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” they’re missing out on weeks worth and A.P. level classes. Baskerville for the school board to Finn”. and “To Kill a Mockingbird” can be of instruction and interaction with Part of the problem, sug- reconsider certain novels on the re- The other English teach- safely assured of their esteemed their classmates”. The perverse situ- gested a faculty member, is that there quired reading book list, especially ers of Trumbull High agree. Mr. place in the Trumbull High curricu- ation, then, is that in a situation such are so few minority role models on “The Adventures of Huckleberry the Trumbull High faculty. There are Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”, only two non-janitorial African- because of their potentially racially American members of the Trumbull offensive language. High faculty, Mr. Lewis in the C- However, it appears almost House Guidance Department, and certain that Baskerville’s proposal Mr. Grant, an aide in the Special Edu- will not come to pass – at least this cation Department. Neither of these year. Said Mrs. Spillane, the head of figures is a high-ranking member of the English Department, “I don’t the Administration or a regular staff think anything would happen teacher, the two positions in which quickly enough to see a change for, a minority faculty member would certainly not the beginning of next interact most with students. As year, but probably not next year at such, it is entirely possible that a all”. This is because, at the best of student might graduate from times, changing the book list at Trumbull High school without inter- Trumbull High is an onerous pro- acting with an African-American cess requiring at least four steps. member of the faculty. That process would understandably As noted by School Su- take even longer in presence of ra- perintendent Ralph Iassogna in an cial tension. interview with the Trumbull Times, There is also dispute as to part of the problem is that Fairfield whether altering the book list is an Controversial books in Trumbull High School’s curriculum. County, where Trumbull High appropriate response to criticism Photo courtesy of The Eagle’s Eye. School is located, is predominantly under any circumstances. Says Dr. white and very affluent, which makes Tremaglio, Principal of Trumbull Smith, another English teacher at lum for now. However, that still as that floated by Kim Baskerville, difficult both the recruitment of mi- High, the objective of the book list Trumbull High, said, “When we leaves us with the issue of racism at where a student is the only African- nority staff members from inside the is to give a “varied, realistic, and talked about it at the department Trumbull High – an issue which can- American in their class reading a region and relocation of staff mem- comprehensive view of Americana, meeting two weeks ago, we were not be solved by shuffling around book which uses racial epithets, if bers from outside the region prohibi- or whatever the course of study unanimous in feeling it [Huckleberry novels. that student feels uncomfortably tively costly. Still one must wonder might be”, and such necessary di- Finn] was strongly anti-racism and If a student at Trumbull alone, then the standard administra- if it would not be possible to em- versity would be compromised in “a furthermore, excellent literature,” High feels uncomfortable reading a tive response is to single out that ploy more than two African-Ameri- situation where we just expunge and went on to add, “it would be a certain novel in a classroom setting, student by assigning them a book can faculty members. certain books because some people grievous loss to the education of there is “an alternate set of books”, separate from the rest of their peers When faced with such don’t like them”. Trumbull High students if either says Dr. Tremaglio, from which the and essentially cut them out of class- rampant inequality at the highest The specifics of this situ- book were dropped”. teacher can “make alternative selec- room interaction. levels of the academic and faculty ation also make any possible alter- The administration also tions to compensate for people’s It should be noted that the environment, one must wonder if the ation to the book list highly unlikely. believes that it is not only impos- discomfort”. Dr. Tremaglio empha- administration is looking further into issue of a book list is not a straw The two books targeted – “The sible, but against the student’s best sized that, “That is not something the situation. According to Dr. man, distracting us all from far more Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” interests to shield them from all that that is new, we’ve always had that”. Tremaglio, Mr. Pijar, the Dean of Stu- pressing issues. and “To Kill a Mockingbird” – are might be considered unpleasant. Such substitutions are not only the Schedule change official for next year By Stephanie Helfrich ‘09 days of the week will be a letter of “lab day.” The school is increas- the halls less congested through- the teacher contracts of Trumbull and Casey McCullough ‘09 the alphabet (up to D). One of the ing the student labs from 20% to out the course of the day it inter- High School and their student/ EE Staff Writers four rotating days will come twice 25%. This new schedule will cre- fered with labs and lunch periods. teacher interaction time. The new schedule that will a week depending on what day is ate “benefits for the health program The “seven period modu- “Schedules were de- be in effect next year will not be on a Monday. Although it sounds and benefits from the science pro- lar schedule” has also been signed to meet academic needs, to very different from what we have different from this year’s schedule, gram,” according to Mr. Lippman. dropped due to the Starbase atten- provide safety and to try and al- this year. Instead it will be what Mr. it will only affect the science labs In addition, this new dance system not being able to low the school to operate effi- Lippman, the B-House principal, and the P.E/Health program. schedule is more flexible than the keep up with the modular sched- ciently as a place of learning as well describes as an “A,B,C,D sched- Science classes, grades original schedule change that ule. as for people to socialize,” says Mr. ule.” 10-12, will be assigned a “lab day,” Trumbull High School was consid- Mr. Lippman strongly Lippman. We will have a rotating either A, B, C, or D. You will do ering for next year. Although the emphasizes that the second change letter schedule where the different labs only on the day that is your other schedule would have made in schedule has nothing to do with !"#$ 7 REACH students participate in Hunger Project “We the People” House, a soup After de- cessfully. It took many weeks to Team Places First By Kara Collins ‘06 and Tanya Jacheo ‘08 kitchen in down- town Bridgeport. ciding complete each bowl. The process of rolling out the clay, shaping, in Northeast EE Staff Writers w h a t The students project smoothing, firing and then glazing By Bryan Murphy ‘06 served breakfast to do, we was fun but it also showed the stu- EE Staff Writer Have you heard the recent and helped to were met dents how hard it was to make commercial that talks about Con- prepare lunch. with the beautiful bowls out of clay or dirt. Trumbull High School’s necticut being the wealthiest state Student volun- task of We also learned that twenty- “Bicen” team, as it is affectionately in the United States? This is not teer Ana Rubino deciding five percent of the people using known, represented the state of Con- that surprising to many of us, but said, “It was what to emergency feeding programs such necticut at the beginning of May in you may not realize that 280,000 heartbreaking to do for as the Merton House are members the national “We the People: The Citi- people in Connecticut are “food in- see how many Tom Sockolosky o u r of the working class. This is a prob- zen and the Constitution” competition secure,” or not assured access at people needed to Photo Courtesy of Ms. Connon project. lem that is more wide-spread than in Washington D.C. all times to enough food for come in to get After any of us realized and it has in- The competition is a simu- healthy, active lives, according to food”. much thought we agreed to volun- creased dramatically during the last lated congressional hearing which is End Hunger Connecticut!, a state- The funding for this project teer at the Merton House and to decade. For anyone who is inter- attended by over 50 teams, one from wide advocacy organization. was provided by a grant from The make bowls that we were going to ested in finding out more about each state and a smattering from the The Trumbull Alter- School for Ethical Education in ask the Merton house to display. this problem, you can visit the fol- variousAmerican territories. Each team nate students decided to bring at- Milford. Whether it was through After a few weeks of working on lowing websites must respond to six “Units” of similar tention to this problem through making art, documenting the pro- the bowls, Ms. Connon, our advi- www.endhungerct.org and issues, each Unit covering a certain their art exhibit, “The Hunger cess on film and video, working on sor and English teacher, made ar- www.ctfoodbank.org. range of information concerning the Project,” at the Nest Arts Factory promotional material or through rangements for an exhibit at the Trumbull Alternate is cur- Constitution. For example, Unit One’s in Bridgeport during the month of volunteering, all Alternate students Nest Arts Factory. rently holding a food drive to do- focus is, “What Are the Philosophical May. The students created a “dys- and staff members participated in The idea for making nate nonperishable food items to and Historical Foundations of the functional dinner table” that show- this project in some way. bowls to represent hunger was the Merton House. If anyone American Political System?” while Unit cased ceramic bowls that were mis- The idea for a service-learn- suggested by Mrs. Durand, our art would like to participate, donations Six must focus on, “WhatAre the Roles shapen or damaged in some way, ing project was originally brought teacher. Every student was shown can be dropped off at the Trumbull of the Citizen in American thereby serving as visual meta- to the teachers at Alternate in No- how to make a bowl and then we Alternate School through June 9. Democracy?”For each Unit, there are phors for this problem. vember. After much deliberation, decided what our bowls should three multi-stage questions which the In addition, several students the students decided that they look like. The process was long and members of that Unit must be prepared volunteered at the Thomas Merton wanted to help the less fortunate. hard, but we finally finished suc- to answer, in both a four-minute pre- pared speech segment, and a six- Day without immigrants minute question and answer session with Constitutional experts from around the country. Trumbull High School has By Stephen Yenke ‘08 Schwarzenegger urged the immi- met with some opposition. Some illegal immigration is a serious prob- placed first at the State competition for EE Staff Writer grants not to boycott on May 1, Americans were alarmed at the lem in the United States. On May over a decade running, and thus this but rather on the weekend and af- number of people marching 15, President Bush addressed the year’s team had a great deal to live up The Day Without Immi- ter work. through the streets clearly stating nation and announced plans for the too. However, this year’s situation was grants, also known as the Great Nevertheless, the boycott their illegal immigrant status. Pentagon to deploy up to 6,000 complicated by the resignation of Mr. American Boycott of 2006, and El went on. In New York City, over These anti-immigrants took the National Guard troops to secure the Sullivan, the excellent teacher who had Gran Paro Americano, was a boy- 200,000 people marched from streets holding signs like, “Keep southern U.S. border. In short, the led the “Bicen” team to success since cott of American schools and busi- Chinatown to Union Square and marching; only 500 more miles to boycott had little effect on the the program’s foundation. nesses held on May 1, 2006. This then proceeded down Broadway. Mexico.” economy, but had a huge effect on Thus, Mr. Margonis, a new- date coincided with May Day, an In Chicago, over 400,000 people The boycott showed that the American people. comer to the Trumbull High faculty, international labor holiday, (not turned out to protest. One Chicago was delegated the task of leading 28 of celebrated in the U.S. due to its high school reported 85% of its stu- the finest scholars in Trumbull High to communist and socialist connota- dents absent. victory. Said Mr. Margonis, “When I tion). The participants in the rally The protesters waved came in September, coming in as a first- were legal immigrants, illegal immi- American, Mexican, and various year teacher, “We the People” was just grants, and supporters. They Latin American flags chanting a term… I had no idea what the pro- called for people to abstain from things like, “People are not illegal!” gram entailed”. Caught off-guard, Mr. buying, selling, working, and at- They wanted to show the effect of Margonis admits, “the first two tending school. immigrant labor on the economy, months of the class were not fun, for Studies show that over 1 but studies later showed that the me, or I don’t think for the class ei- million people participated in the American economy showed al- ther”. Trumbull’s foes were actively boycott. Los Angeles and Chicago most no difference. planning on capitalizing on Trumbull reported the highest amount of The rallies were sup- High’s weakness; Greenwich High absenteeism at work and in school. posed to be non-violent, and the School was planning on finally win- The boycott was an- protesters wore white to symbol- ning the State competition this year. nounced on April 10 in Los Ange- ize peace; however, the day ended However, this underdog tale les. President George W. Bush and in stabbings, shootings, and ar- has a happy ending. Mr. Margonis California Governor Arnold rests in several cities. Photo courtesy of Truthdig.com congratulated his students’ resolve. Also, the protesters were “Instead of saying hey, Mr. Sullivan’s not here, we’re gonna lose this year, you guys said no, we’re not going to be the first losing class in over a de- cade”. Trumbull High decimated the competition at the State level, placing first overall and first in each of the Six units, and, on the national level, placed first in the Northeast. With the experi- ence he’s gained this year, Mr. Margonis will hopefully lead Trumbull to even greater heights next year! Con- gratulations to this year’s “We the People” team, and good luck to next year’s team! 8 In this Section: Library summer attractions P.9 !"#$%&"' Teacher Softball Game Page 9 A Fond Farewell... A very special... the Day! ...to Coach Abe Breslow Back in Mrs. Curtiss English Department By Sara Sweeney ‘08 EE Staff Wirter As Coach Abe Breslow’s thirty-eight year teaching career winds down to an end, the Eagle Eye couldn’t help but get an inter- By Kate Spalla ‘08 EE: What music would view with the dedicated and highly EE Staff Writer you usually have in your successful member of our physi- player? cal education department. Mrs. Curtiss is a THS Mrs. Curtiss: Let’s see. Throughout the years he has cer- original, teaching here since We had 45 records. I loved tainly left his mark on the school’s Trumbull High opened in Johnny Mathis, Frankie Vallie athletic department and the stu- 1971. She is unquestionably Photo courtesy of Trillium and the Four Seasons and the dents who were lucky enough to a eminent asset to the necticut State University and travel Everly Brothers. I wore down be coached by him. He spent eigh- school. Her students (as well with his wife, a fellow educator. Mr. the groves in “Heavenly.” teen years coaching girl’s soccer as fellow teachers and other and Mrs. Breslow have never been That’s about all I can remem- and their performance on the field students she has not had in to Europe and hope to visit soon ber, except for the fact my was nothing short of amazing. As class) have had the great op- depending on their son Craig and mother can’t stand the smell of well as bringing Trumbull High portunity of knowing her. his AAA league baseball career. tuna fish, even today, and she soccer to its peak, Coach Breslow Unfortunately, all good They also have a daughter who is is 85. Apparently, I took a tuna also coached girl’s basketball and things must end. Mrs. currently a guidance counselor in fish sandwich to school every boy’s tennis, which he will con- Curtiss is retiring this year Greenwich and a dog who was day for four years. I still love it tinue to coach after retirement. His and EE caught up with her named after Sandy Koufax, the and eat it about once a week. success and dedication to teach- to put a wrap on her time at leftie pitcher for the Brooklyn But I have no memory of those ing and sports is a direct result of THS. Here she is, “back in Dodgers. Breslow is going to miss sandwiches. I barely know his passion for both. As a high the day.” Her high school his students, peers, and the satis- where I park my car anymore, school student, he played soccer, English background has faction felt when a student accom- never mind remember high basketball, and baseball. Breslow brought her to her position plishes something. He states, “I school. continued on to become a teacher, today as one of the favorite hope that I influenced students for But may I speak directly originally of history, but he later English teachers at A personal photo of Mrs. Curtiss from back in the better and that they can look to the students today at switched to physical education and Trumbull High. She will be the day...(Photo courtesy of Mrs. Curtiss) Trumbull Academy: parting he hasn’t regretted it once. He en- back and say that they enjoyed my missed! classes. First and foremost, I was thoughts. Value your education joys the different age levels of his Eagle’s Eye: Tell us some- EE: Where could you be an educator, and then a coach.” He classes, each new student’s thing about this picture. found on Friday Nights? (especially English classes). also believes that knowing that you growth, and how natural high Mrs. Curtiss: It’s a photo. Mrs. Curtiss: Probably Thank your parents for giving you have done the best you could and school students can be in gym EE: What sports or clubs babysitting (I was the oldest of life. Contribute to the Trumbull being able to contribute positively class. Mr. Breslow also finds satis- were you active in during school? seven) or doing the dip at a dance. community. Care for the environ- to a team is more important than faction in coaching. This part of Mrs. Curtiss: I played basketball The guy leaned you backwards in ment. And as Walt Whitman said, winning. Breslow encourages each the job has a higher emphasis on my freshman year (Can you believe his arms. It was semi-sensuous. “Love the earth and sun and the student to utilize the skills taken winning, sportsmanship, and it, John Rolleri or Kenya Evans or That, of course, was prior to MTV animals, despise riches, stand up from whatever sport they may play chemistry, but he managed to com- Jane Kluspes?!?); I wrote for the and girls in dresses the size of post- for the stupid and crazy, have pa- as a building block for what they bine all three to create teams that school paper and I was in a few age stamps. Our “big thing” was tience and indulgence….read in the may face later in life. Abe Breslow’s were a force to be reckoned with. plays, usually a sailor in the back- rolling up the waist of our uniform open air every season of every year thirty-eight years here certainly Coach Breslow is now moving on ground. I attended a small acad- to slightly above knee length-then of your life, re-examine all you have have been memorable and remem- to bigger and better things after emy, all girls. There were 107 of us unrolling them. That was the height been told at school or church or in ber, “If we come to play, we’ll blow any book….” Keep thinking. retirement. He plans to supervise in the graduating class. of both “cool” and defiance. you out.” Cheers. student teachers at Southern Con- Need an anime fix? Try these hot anime titles! New club taking Trumbull High by storm! By Minjee Kim ‘09 can get together and watch films. great place to make friends and – Fruits Basket is about an or- EE Staff Writer In addition, drawings of anime and of course- enjoy anime! Advisor, phan named Tohru Honda, who Mrs. Romanello first began this makes a shocking discovery about The Anime Club is a new manga by the students are brought club under the influence of Presi- the Sohmas. The Sohmas are addition to the line of extracurricu- in to share with the other members. dent Jenn Falcon and Vice Presi- cursed so that when they are lar clubs and activities. Anime, a Members of the anime club also dent Liz Archer. They themselves hugged by someone of the oppo- little known but embraced form of help each other learn how to draw Image courtesy of http://pierrot.jp are anime and manga lovers who site gender, they turn into one of media in the States, is a Japanese anime and manga cartoons. It is a were determined to cre- the animals of the zodiac: the rat, styled animation or car- Naruto is a twelve year old ate this club. Shanon bull, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, toon. Some examples are orphan who is determined to be- Hubler loves being a part horse, monkey, rooster, dog, and Inuyasha, Spirited Away, come the Hokage of his village. of the anime club. “The boar. Kyo Soma, however is a cat, The Castle in the Sky, When he was born, a fox demon anime club is fun and I which is not part of the zodiac. Fruits Basket, Cowboy attacked his hometown, destroy- became even greater Tohru tries to help Kyo as much a Bebop, Escafowne, and ing everything in its path without friends with others! I possible. As she gets deeply in- hundreds of other titles. mercy. The Hokage of the town had learned how to draw volved with Kyo and Yuki(rat), she Manga is Japanese styled no choice but to seal it away, and even more and love the finds herself finding ways to help comic books that you found himself sealing it inside of fun activities we do!”. the other members of the family. read from right to left in- Naruto. Since then, Naruto was iso- stead of left to right. What are you wait- lated from society. He perseveres In this club, anime ing for? We hope to see and still has long way to go to be- lovers get together and lots of new members! come the Hokage of his village. On discuss movies and The meetings are held his journey, he is accompanied by books amongst each on every other Thurs- Sakura Haruno, Sakuke Uchiha, other. From time to time, day in Mrs. Romanello’s and Kakashi Sensei. No matter the club plans dates for room. Prepare yourself what the circumstances may be, anime movie nights where Jenn Falcon (President) and Liz Archer for the best anime and Image courtesy of Naruto is determined to become a members and their friends manga filled experience! http://www.animate-usa.com Hokage! !"#$%&"' 9 They came, they played, they DENOMINATED! By Kylee Angell ‘08 digits of Pi as their uniform num- The crowd found some- were a key asset on the field, mak- However, the fielding ef- EE Entertainment Editor ber, including Mrs. Payne as the thing to cheer about for the Rough ing valiant efforts to scoop up ev- forts of the Rough Riders fell short, three and decimal point. Riders right at the beginning of the ery ball that got hit their way. Other as the Denominators’ made their As ominous clouds stole The game was carefully game: fielder Mr. Cafferty made a key players for the Riders were opponents “history” when up at the sunlight from the sky, the his- umpired by guest umps Mr. Savo spectacular diving catch which had teammates Mr. Monaco, the go-to the plate. Overall, mathlete Mr. tory and math departments’ soft- and Mr Pijar, with the former sport- fans from both sides on their feet. pitcher, and Mr. Margonis, who Kaminski reflects, “no one on the ball teams took the field. An ever- ing white golf spikes. Ms. Emond and Mr. Basbagill also batted in one homerun. Denominators truly stood out. We growing crowd of Trumbull High all played really well.” However, students from all grades found some notable performances include seats along the 3rd baseline, spill- Mr. DiMaggio (3 of 4), who had ing off the bleachers onto the three RBIs, two runs scored, a well- grass, to witness their math teach- executed double play, and only one ers take on their social studies error. Also, Mr. Kaminski had three teachers. Sophomore Carolyn big-time homeruns, and Mrs. Keeley, member of the JV softball Rodriguez and Mr. Darak contrib- team, recalls, “My friends and I had uted with numerous RBIs. an awesome time at the game. Ev- Although each team com- eryone was really psyched to see peted for a win, and kept the com- their teachers out of the classroom petitive edge throughout the game, and playing softball...who the atmosphere was still enjoyable wouldn’t be?” and extremely entertaining to All week the game had watch. The final score showed that been the subject of much hype up the Denominators denominated at around school, with much trash 20-7, but in the words of Mr. talking going from team to team, Kaminski, “Everyone on each team and even caused some students to had a good game both offensively takes sides. Each team even had and defensively.” Each teacher was their own uniforms, which they a good sport and did not let the proudly wore the day of the game: adrenaline get the best of them. In the math department wore black T- the words of Junior Sarah Sforza, Shirts with the “Denminators” writ- “Who knew that middle-aged ten in gold, intimidating letters, teachers have such athletic abil- while the history department had ity?” It is a surefire bet that the stu- gold shirts with black writing with dent body will come out to sup- their team name “The Rough Rid- port the match next year to see their ers” blazoned on the front. Clev- The Denominators revel in their victory (Team photo courtesy of The Demoninators) teachers duke it out on the softball erly, the “mathletes” each had two field. Summer too hot for you? Coming attractions at the library will keep you cool! By Jon Mark ‘09 so you can have will receive free passes ies, free of charge! EE Advertising Editor fun trying your to the exhibit at the Though the details have hand at Bruce Museum lo- not been finalized completely, there Unknown to many of cartooning. Call cated in Greenwich. will be a reading program for teen- Trumbull’s youth, the library offers 452-5197 to regis- Please call 452-5197 to agers this summer. It will most likely many cool and interesting pro- ter for this work- register. be a raffle system with amazing grams specifically for teenagers. shop. Kids Summer prizes. All of this is still up in the With the newly added teen advi- Some Reading Kick-off is air, but check the website calendar sory group, and other teen input, space is still avail- coming soon. Come towards the end of the school year the library has began a new cam- able in the free and meet “Atka” the to see what is going on. paign to bring fun events and en- computer classes, grey wolf on Saturday, Due to publication limits tertainment to the library with no Getting to Know June 24 at 1 pm. But as well as the fact that not every or little cost to you! This is just a Your Computer, don’t stop there! event the library has planned for look at what the Library is on Friday June 16 While you’re there, be the summer has all the details ham- sponsoringduring the month of and August 23, at sure to register for all mered out of it, not all the events June as well as throughout the sum- 9:30 am. Also, an the great programs are listed here. I implore you over mer. advanced e-mail going on this summer the summer to take five minutes Trumbull Library--the place to be this summer! (Photo Tom Hart, critically ac- class will be held for the summer read- from your busy schedule to go to courtesy of Jon Mark ‘09) claimed creator of the graphic novel on Friday, August ing program, Take a www.trumbullct-library.org and and comic strip Hutch Owen, is 4 from 9:30am – bite out of Life – Read! click on the calendar of events to coming to the Trumbull library to 11am. Please call soon to take ad- presenting a slide show highlight- Finally, during the sum- see what else is going on. You can present a cartooning workshop for vantage of this opportunity, as ing their latest exhibition, “Best in mer, there will be a teen movie play- also call the library at 452-5197. ages 11 and up Friday June 9 at 3 most classes have had waiting Show: Dogs in Art from the Renais- ing every Thursday night at 6:00 Come spend time at the town library pm. Tom’s work won a 1994 Xeric lists! Contact the Library for infor- sance to the Present,” on Saturday, pm. This event lasts from July 6th for fun and exciting events and grant for his book “Hutch Owen’s mation, 452-5197. June 17 at 2 pm. The first twenty- to August 10th. Bring you friends celebrations this summer! Working Hard.” Wear old clothes The Bruce Museum is five attendees to the presentation and have a fun night of great mov- Correction The Italian Cooking Contest winners, not inclided in last months issue, are (1st) Jess Bubbico, Joe DiTulio, Alex Piechota, and Sam Cook (2nd) Dan Collins, Victoria Costello, Anthony Costella, Aja Sorrentino (3rd) Mike Stefura and Colin Binder. 10 !"#$%#& !"#$%#&'"($"# Jam and Spice Page 13 11 Fall Out Boy Some bands sound great on their Fiorela Canaj ‘07 I wasnt a fan of CD and then live, well you want a EE Entertainment Editor theirs before this refund. FOB sounds great either way. The show was crazy; they had I don’t think I’ve ever seen concert, but I am pyro going of, fire and explosions. a longer line than the one at Har- now. There even was a crewmember that was thrown into a table that was bor Yard on May 5th. The reason for the line might have been be- near the floor seats and meshed in exciting to see. Throughout the cause a little band called Fall Out with some people, and acted as if show, Pete (guitarist) would speak Boy was performing. The Ampt’ these were out seats. Sure enough, to the audience, even getting us to Mobil and MTV sponsored con- we didn’t get kicked out. From then do a perfect “Wave” telling all the cert included a total of 5 bands. on the real concert started. boys in the crowd “You’re wel- Fall out Boy was of course the “The All American Rejects” come” for getting them action with headline band, but there were four came on and I think I had a bit of a their girlfriends after the show. The other bands performing. “October heart attack. They were simply best part was when they played Image #1 Fest “ ”From First to Last” came amazing, (amazing enough for me their smash “Dance Dance” where Guitarist Pete Wentz on next and rocked out, they were to buy their T-shirt), the crowd went everyone pretty much went crazy, talks to the crowd in- extremely energetic and loud. wild when they played their hits and did what else but dance. So for between songs, while “Move along” “Swing, Swing”, and any one who says they are “Sell gutiarst Andy Hurley Now let me also mention that my rocks out. friends and I didn’t have the best everyone sang along. After they outs” FOB had one thing to say, seats in the house, actually we had finished their set, the stage was and that’s not really appropriate for Image #2 horrible seats. This obviously covered. Twenty minutes later the me to write, but you get the point. Harbor Yard before wasn’t going to work for us, so lights went down and Fall Out Boy Overall, I had a great time and so the show. during the intermission we de- came out to defining applause and did everyone who went there. In cided we’d get ourselves better screams. I wasn’t a fan of theirs the end, that’s what concerts are seats. We all casually went down before this concert, but I am now. for, making people feel great. Men, Women, and Children Meg Loretan ‘07 bands that I saw. They were EE Photography Editor incredibly energetic, obviously being thrilled that they were Not only do they have performing in such a huge festival. a pretty odd name, but Men Their synchronized dance moves, Women & Children is an intense lyrics, and interesting extremely unique band emerging “monkey men” song, made for a from New York City. Their sound: great show. Indie meets techno meets old It’s hard to describe what school disco. these guys sound like, because they At Bamboozle (a music just don’t sound like anyone else. festival) two weeks ago, Men They are playing in various areas Women & Children put on a during the summer, as well as playing fantastic show. It was the most with Brand New at the Webster Fort Minor Courtesy of http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:t2veaE1khwKgZM:wmg.jp/artist/fortminor/images memorable of all, out of about 10 Theater in July. Remember their Name Podbop.org Meg Loretan ‘07 Melissa Morais ‘07 EE Photography Editor EE Staff Writer Podbop.org is fairly new bands. No one wants to be that guy and not completely up to par who doesn’t know the words to the You’ve probably heard now gained the #5 position on the the music.” compared to other music sites, “it” song, so it really is helpful. about the well-known band: Linkin Billboard Hot 100 Charts. 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PodBop has a promising Brook and Jonah Matranga, has note, so the name is a reflection of to do on a Friday night, you can future and is definitely a tool that become more familiar with the should be used. 12 !"#$%#&'"($"# TV Season Wrap Up Alias By Fiorela Canaj ’07 EE Enetrtainment Editor & Lisa Frazier ‘07 EE Features Editor Veronica Mars Gilmore Girls tective was in her last year of high school this season, besides SATs, college application she had to solve the occasional missing per- sons file, tax excavation, and mur- der mystery. You know the usual. On top of all that, there was the love triangle between Veronica, Duncan, and Logan. It’s hard to Photo courtesy of http:// say who fans wanted to see to- chrisallensite.com/wordpress/ Photo Courtesy of http://pdl.warnerbros.com/thewb/downloads/desktops/ images/alias_jennifer_garner.jpeg gether the most. Veronica and gilmoregirls/800x600.jpg Photo courtesy of http:// Duncan fans were about to kill www.bostonist.com/archives/ Veronica and Logan fans over the It’s very comforting to rushes over to her ex’s (Chris) After five years of XL_VM03cast.jpg debate. The comprise the writers know that there will be another sea- house where we see they spend Sydney Bristow saving the world, came with was, Veronica was with son of Gilmore Girls on the new the night together. Now all fans are the CIA agent finally leaves the This season the show re- Duncan for half the season and CW network. After the season five wonder, “What’s gonna happen? Agency to have a “normal life.” ally hit its stride. Some fans were a then in the finally ended up with finally viewers must know what Are Chris and Lorelai going to end Don’t think that creator JJ Abrams bit worried about how the show Logan. After a fantastic year, the happens next. The season finally up together?” All good questions made this transition easy for would do now that last years big new CW network has indeed de- had Lorelai giving Luke a final ulti- that will be answered next year. Sydney. In the last episode mystery was solved. But not to cided to pick up the show for a matum: either marry her now or the Sadly Gilmore Girl creator Amy Rambaldi’s legendary prophesy fear! This year the show had not third season. So no worries, we get whole engagement is over. Luke Sherman-Palladino will not be back was finally revealed. Rambaldi’s one but two new mysteries! a whole new mystery next year! caught of by surprise didn’t really for the next season, hopefully that master plan was making a device Veronica, everyone’s favorite de- have the answer she was looking will not hurt the show. Anyhow, that made its owner immortal. for. Well a crushed Lorelai then make sure to catch it next year! Sydney’s arch n emesis got a hold of the device and he did become LOST immortal. Although that was ac- House complished, Jack Bristow sacrificed his life and trapped Sloan under- ground. In the Epic quote, he says, The much-anticipated finale of “You might have beat death, but Lost left the audience with all their Now, without pain in his leg, House you couldn’t beat me.” Pure TV questions answered—just in time is suspecting foul play and possi- Gold. At the same time, Sydney was for new questions and theories to bly that his recovery might be a in an ultimate battle with her mother sprout. In the beginning of the Photo Courtesy of http:// work of a hallucination. For the over the detonation of missiles two hour finale we are reunited us.ent4.yimg.com remainder of the finale, House over the world. Sydney’s mother with Desmond, the prior ‘hatch in- questions everything he experi- How could one sum up doesn’t make it and she is killed. habitant’. As the mystery unfolds, ences as either a hallucination or the season finale of House? How The end scene is a flash forward to revelation after revelation is actual events. In a stunning cli- about the words ‘totally unex- a few years after Sydney is married brought forth. Lost-watchers max, in which House ‘kills’ his pa- Photo Courtesy of http:// pected’? For the entire hour-long to her long time love Michael have now discovered that the tient with a robotic surgeon, the lost.cubit.net/images/v2/s2Poster.jpg episode, the audience believes that Vaughn and they have two chil- electro-magnetic field that the audience is flashed back to the Dr. House has been shot by a dis- dren. Both agents are out of the hatch monitors is actually the moment of which House is at- into the island where it later gruntled ex-patient. After hours in CIA and living on a beautiful beach cause of the crash of flight 815. tacked. The entire finale was a hal- crashed. Along with new discov- the OR in a coma, House wakes up house. The whole plot of the show When Desmond left the ‘hatch’ to lucination. (WHAT?!?) Seems eries came new questions. What with wounds healed and a sudden is very complicated and there’s no investigate the disappearance of we’ll have to wait until the fall to is that four-toed foot on the other lack of handicap in his leg. way to actually explain everything. his fellow comrade, he failed to find out what really happened af- side of the island? Are the ‘others’ Throughout the past two seasons, The shows out on DVD now. Do press the fabled “button” to re- ter House’s attempted murder. Re- really the good guys? We will find House has been faced with a hin- yourself a favor and go pick it up lease the magnetic pressure and runs of this past season are still on out at the beginning of the third dering leg injury that has left him and have a huge Alias marathon. It as a result the plane was drawn air during the summer on Tues- season starting in Fall 2006. clinging to his trademark cane. is worth it. days. Photo Forum What are your plans for summer vacation? Photos courtesy of Lisa Frazier Diana Decarvalho ‘07 Melissa Bazgk ‘06 Arjun Shenoi ‘09 Mr. Odoardi “I’ll be working and hanging out “Going off to Marine boot “I’ll be volunteering at Yale and “I’m going to take a trip to Italy with my firends” camp. I’ll miss all of my friends the Pilot Pen [tennis tourna- to visit the village I was born in” and family” ment]” !"#$%#&'"($"# 13 Paradise in the form of !"#$%&'()*+',- ‘Jam and Spice’ .+"+,) Lisa Frazier ‘07 EE Features Editor /00#)#($,%!( In the spirit and celebration of the debut). Jam and Spice 123(4#$5 beginning of their sum- mer season, The Westport Country Play- is a sweet, of-the-pe- riod retrospective through the works of &6$07 house has turned out Kurt Weill. It doesn’t The Story Behind Say Anything, One another masterpiece. matter if you are famil- From Tazewell Thomp- iar with the songs or Brother at a Time son, the man who not. Anyone—young Shane Connolly brought you On the and old—will be able EE Sports Editor ‘07 Verge, comes a whimsi- to enjoy the comedy It is rare to be cal romp through the of the upbeat dancing a full touring band for a able to work with one few months now, lead numerous and timeless works of tunes as well as the somber poetry of your best friends Kurt Weill. of Weill’s ballads. Jam and Spice and brother. It is even ...we are singer Max Bemis’s his- tory for rotating band Jam and Spice is a work will satisfy even the most novice of non-stop music highlighting of theatre-goers with its music. rarer to be able to join all so members and mental in- a band that just signed stability leads to ques- such songs as Mack the Knife, My The Westport Country to a major record label young that tions about how perma- Ship, September Song, It Never Playhouse is excited to announce and has a fan base that Was You, and Pirate Jenny. The the commencement of their sum- seems to be growing we just nent the new additions are. “At first we were a stage is set in a theatre reflective of the nineteen thirties and the sing- mer season, the season that made them the foremost summer theatre. by the second. How want to little hesitant to join be- both of those sce- ers perform as if the performance Upcoming plays that may strike narios have unfolded play music. cause of the canceled tours, but once we went we all were watching was merely a your fancy include The Drawer for twins Jake and Jeff dress rehearsal. The cast is made Boy, Constant Star (another to New York and saw Turner of the band Say how well Max was do- up of theatre veterans such as Tazewell work), A Marriage Anything, who have played in Mary Testa (Broadway: Chicago, Minuet, and The Archbishop’s Ceil- ing, we were like ‘Let’s do this’” said o t h e r Jake. Jeff 42nd Street), Kurt Zischke (Broad- ing. Tickets start at $30 and dis- b a n d s way/OB: A Dolls House, Buddy, counts are given to students and added, with each “Before, Three Sisters), and Christianne Top Picture: Mary Testa and Kurt large groups. If you are interested o t h e r Tisdale (Broadway: Beauty and the Zischke in taking in Jam and Spice or any Max just such as had the Beast, One Touch of Venus). Per- Bottom Picture: Carey Brown and of this summer’s attractions, then J.D Webster Parkside wrong forming in the production as well you can contact the box office at View and are J.D. Webster, Jason Ma, and (203) 227-4177 or visit their website type of XO. In ad- people in Carey Brown (who makes her WCP at www.westportplayhouse.org. dition to t h e touring group. w i t h Now we b a n d s are all re- such as ally about Hot Rod t h e Circuit, “If you got editor band.” Although Say Anything is the Turners joined Say Any- now a full band, Max is still doing thing at separate times over the almost all writing for the band. How- past year. Jake joined first in Sep- ever, he has already asked for the problems I feel bad tember, and then convinced the opinion of Jake, Jeff and other band rest of the members of the band members regarding some potential that Jeff could fill the necessary guitar parts. Also, drummer Coby role. Subsequently, Jeff Linder, who was the for you son. I got was added to the lineup in December. Although the 21- Now we only person to play an instrument on the record besides are all 99 problems, but year old brothers played Bemis, has also with many other bands, none has been quite like really asked for the input of Jeff who played this. “This is the first about the drums for 14 years layout ain’t one” band we have played in where the number one priority for everyone is band. prior to picking up guitar only about a year ago. Although the band and the music,” - Eagle’s Eye Staff he plays guitar now, and still enjoys said Jake. “Even Hot Rod was the excitement of mastering the gui- kinda about the money, which is tar, Jeff admits, “Yeah, I definitely understandable because most of think about playing drums every so those guys are older and have often.” No matter what instrument kids and families, but now we are he is playing, Jeff and Jake are both all so young that we just want to now integral parts of Say Anything. play music,” added Jeff. And According to Jeff, “We definitely played music they have. After feel like we are a part of it, and have going almost a full year without felt so since the first show at playing a show, Say Anything CBGB’s. It’s been crazy so far and has toured consistently over the we can’t wait to see what else is past 3 months, including a brief around the corner. It’s gonna be stint in Europe. They plan on nuts.” Although the band is now touring over the summer with one, they still look out for one an- Dashboard Confessional, in ad- other. According to Jeff, “Some of dition to plans they have for an- the other guys have girlfriends that other headlining tour next fall. stick up for them. We have each Although they have been other.” 14 !"#$%& NBA Draft Preview By Shane Connolly ‘07 being a huge seven footer proves seems like every year there is an ing it likely they will pick Bargnani spite having his draft stock slip EE Sports Editor his elite athleticism. He does not international player that sweeps if they do not trade the pick. during the season, it is back on have many post moves or a great every GM off there feet with a great 4. Brandon Roy – Roy is un- the rise. The same talent made Every June NBA general jumper so he will never be a great mix of height, athleticism and doubtedly the best guard in the him the pre-season favorite to managers slobber over the latest scorer in the half-court. However, shooting touch. This season that draft this year. He is perceived to be the number one pick, is now prospects that enter the NBA draft. he will get out in the open floor player is Bargnani. Sometimes be one of the most, if not the most, making GMs salivate during pre- This year is no different. Although and score lots of fast break points these international players work NBA ready player in the draft. Of draft workouts. Gay will cer- this years draft class is considered early in his career. If he can get on out like is obvious now with Dirk course “NBA ready” means that he tainly go early in the draft the to lack a ton of potential superstars a team that likes to run with a good Nowitzki dominating the playoffs. does not posses as high of a ceil- question is which team believes that does not mean GMs across the point guard, he could be a great However sometimes these players ing as some of the other players in they can motivate him to con- league are not enamored with cer- player. flop completely like Nikoloz the draft. He does not have unbe- sistently perform at a high level tain players’ “length” and 2. LaMarcus Aldridge – Tskitishvili, who is averaging 2.9 lievable athleticism or an excep- in the NBA. athleticism. Although the strength Aldridge is another player who points and 1.8 rebounds per game tional shooting ability, but he does of this draft is considered the tal- helped his draft stock with very for his career. There is no real way everything very well including all ent of the players deeper in the good play in NCAA tournament, to know if he will be the next Dirk the little things not really expected draft there is still as always a group although he was already ranked or the next Tskitishvili, but one of guards like rebounding (he av- of elite prospects. The following is highly before the tournament. He thing he has going for him that is eraged over five per game for three the list of players who are gener- is a legitimate power forward at different than lots of international of his years in college). He will most ally considered the top five pros- 6’10, but he is a little light at 240 players is his current success in likely be used as a shooting guard pects although they may not be pounds. He is often compared to the Euroleague where he played 21 in the NBA, but will probably play drafted that way. the Raptor’s Chris Bosh (which minutes a game and averaged over point guard too. With many of the 1. Tyrus Thomas – His draft makes it unlikely they will take him 10 points per game this past sea- teams at the top of the draft need- stock skyrocketed after the NCAA with the number 1 pick). He has son. Like Dirk he is 7 feet tall, but ing a guard and Roy being the best tournament in which he led LSU to solid post moves that should con- plays mostly on the perimeter with one available he should have no the final four. He projects to be ei- tinue to develop as he plays in the a very nice shooting touch. The problem finding a team to take him ther a bigger small forward or an NBA and adds some muscle to his Raptors seem to be eyeing him as in the top five. extremely athletic power forward in somewhat thin body. Developing the number 1 pick. He fits their team 5. Rudy Gay – Going into this the NBA. As seen with his play in post moves along with a respect- a little better than Thomas and college season Gay was the con- Tyrus Thomas’s elite athleticism the NCAA tournament his able jumper and superb defensive Aldridge (although none of them sensus number one pick, however led LSU to the Final Four and is athleticism is through the roof. He should make Aldridge a force to be really fit with Bosh and Charlie he was wildly inconsistent during now leading him to the top of averaged more than three blocks many draft boards. Photo reckoned with someday in the Villanueva) and the Raptors hired the course of the year. No one ques- per game last year in college and courtesy of http://nbadraft.net/ NBA. the GM of his Italian league team tions his talent, but it is his moti- profiles/largepics/ the fact that he did that without 3. Andrea Bargnani – It to be part of their front office, mak- vation that comes in question. De- tyrusthomas01.jpg !"#$%& 15 Boys Lacrosse Shoot For More Boys Volleyball Looks To Cap Off Another Great Season State Tournament Success Walsh, Nick Watson, Max Sippel, By Briana Dudas ‘07 Billy Dominick and goalies Mike By Shane Connolly ‘07 EE Staff Writer Venditto and Casey Smith is what EE Sports Editor allowed Trumbull to shut down After reaching the state tour- The Trumbull High some of the best teams in the nament finals last year, expecta- Boys Lacrosse team continues FCIAC. During the season, they tions were high coming into this to succeed. After conquering held New Canaan to a mere five season for the Boys Volleyball teams like St. Joe’s, Ludlowe goals. Midfielders Tore Dalaker, team. Although the team featured and Warde they completed Scott Brown, Pat Luppinachi, Ryan many new players they still have their season with a record of Perkins, Charlie Ogalin, Tim Palko not disappointed. After suffering 11-5. Last year THS was and Chris McBride are key compo- an early season loss at arch rival named DII State Champions. nents as well. “Our defense is strong Staples, the team ran the tables This year the Boys lacrosse but our athletic midfielders are what (including a win at home against program has eliminated Divi- powered us through the season”, Staples) and finished the regular sion 1 & 2 and switched to states junior midfielder Tim Palko. season 17-1. The Eagles finished Class M, L and S. Competi- Attack players Nick Moreau, Matt as the toped ranked team in the tion is now based upon class Riccio and Brad Souza moved the FCIACs and were ranked number size. However, that hasn’t ball well on offense and put in a two in the state in the most recent stopped the Eagles, “We take majority of Trumbull’s goals. coaches’ poll (5/22). Even more it one game at a time”, says The balanced combination of dominant than their impressive 17- Coach Zinser. a dynamic offense and a tough de- 1 overall record is the fact that they Senior captains Nick fense helps Trumbull close the gaps have only lost a combined five Moreau, Tore Dalaker, Jon that separate them from the more games. “We knew we were going Walsh and Max Sippel, along widely known Connecticut teams like to be good this year, but we didn’t with 16 other seniors, lead the Greenwich and Darien. know we would be this good,” said team. Despite the amount of Compared to last year, senior co-captain John Maleri. seniors, the team has a lot of Captain Tore Dalaker points out, Coach Shepro agreed by saying, depth. Juniors Ryan Perkins, “We have better team chemistry.” “I don’t think this was expected, Matt Riccio, Nick Watson, Tim This along with Trumbull’s speed, but I certainly don’t think anyone Palko, Charlie Ogalin and skills and depth will hopefully allow has been surprised.” sophomores Brad Souza and them to advance in the state tourna- However, the team has Junior Rick Girard winds up for a spike against Bassick in one of their many Chris McBride are important ment because, “I hate losing to rich higher expectations than just regu- FCIAC wins. Photo taken by Shane Connolly factors in the team’s victories. people”, exclaims junior defenseman lar season dominance. The team Trumbull’s solid de- Nick Watson. headed into the FCIAC tourna- neutral court. After Trumbull took the fense consisting of Jon FCIAC at least once during the ment, with high expectations, as regular season. After easily beat- first game, Staples rallied to win the they were top seed. They had also ing Ridgefield 3-0 they faced next two. In the fourth game Trumbull already beaten every team in the Staples once again, this time on a was down by a lot early before they came back to take the game in a thrill- ing fashion. Eventually though Staples prevailed to take the FCIAC crown. Although it was a crushing loss, it was not the end of the road got the team. According to junior Tay- lor Collison, “Losing to Staples was very disappointing, but we’re now better prepared for another great game.” They still have a state tourna- ment, which they are the third seed and once again have high expecta- tions. “It’s just a matter of playing well at the right time,” according to Maleri. The team’s first game will be at home either against Amity, who is the sixth seed and won the SCC tournament, or Chesire who is the eleventh seed. If Trumbull can advance past that game they will most likely once again play Staples in the fourth and final meet- ing of the season. However, their ulti- mate goal is not only to defeat Staples, but to become state champions. Dan Mancini is one of many seniors that lead this year’s Boys lacrosse team. Photo taken by Meg Loretan Spring Sports Record Roundup Baseball: 13-8 Girls Tennis: 6-11 Senior co-captain John Maleri laid down one of his many kills this season on Senior Night against Bassick. Photo taken by Mary Santella. Softball: 18-3 Boys Tennis: 6-10 Boys Lacrosse: 11-5 Boys Track: 15th overall in class LL state meet Girls Lacrosse: 10-7 Girls Track: 13th overall Boys Golf: 11-2-1 in class LL state meet Girls Golf: 1-11-1 Boys Volleyball: 17-1 !"#$%& BoysVolleyball Page 19 16 Dude, Where’s My Sports? By Shane Connolly ‘07 coming off the bench. However, EE Sports Editor with Bubba on the DL, they will have to rely on Melky Cabrera and By Ben Davis‘08 rookie, Kevin Reese. Basically, EE Sports Editor they are going to have to just wait SHANO: Dude, where’s my it out until they get some of their sports? big guns back in the lineup; Sheff FRANCHIZE: More like should be back shortly, and get- ting A-Rod to start hitting and play- effort and experience was just too ever team comes from the East tons will be in the finals once again. dude, where’s my Ort? ing defense might help as well. much for the Cavs in the end. With- would like to pound it in to their SHANO: That’s all the time SHANO: Well, I can’t find SHANO: The bottom line is out a doubt, though, LeBron took big men and make Dirk concentrate we have today. Ort, but I think I see the sports they have trouble with pitching. great strides this postseason and on defense. FRANCHIZE: You stay somewhere on the laundry list of They can leave Melky Cabrera in removed any lingering doubts of SHANO: Speaking of the classy, Planet Sports! injured Yankee players. left field for the rest of the season, whether he was a great player or East, I like the Heat to take the se- FRANCHIZE: Speaking of it is okay to not have an all-star at not. ries. They looked dominant against injuries, LeBron James isn’t. every position after all. However, FRANCHIZE: He is an out- the Nets. Dwayne Wade is clearly SHANO: That is true, but with Randy Johnson showing his standing player, but I think we the best single player in the series back to the swamped medical fa- age, Carl Pavano never coming should stop comparing him to and Shaq can easily be the most cilities in the Bronx. With Hideki back, Shawn Chacon being incon- Michael Jordan (God), and just dominant. The Heat have been Matsui, Gary Sheffield, Carl sistent and Jaret Wright pitching watch this young phenom’s career able to rest, which is especially Pavano, Bubba Crosby, Tanyon like Jaret Wright, they have to pray progress. important for Shaq, while the Pis- Sturtze all on the DL, Johnny that Mussina can keep up his Cy SHANO: But moving on to tons will still be recovering from Damon, Jorge Posada, Kyle Young-esque pitching and Wang teams that are actually still in the their series with the Cavs. The Heat Farnsworth and Shawn Chacon still can continue to stay a reliable playoffs, how impressive was the would have won the series last year battling injuries, and Octavio Dotel pitcher. Moving on to the NBA Mavericks’ win over the Spurs and if the Dwayne Wade did not get still a ways off from being acti- playoffs… how good are their chances to hurt, so I expect them to pull it out vated, do the Yanks have enough FRANCHIZE: LeBron James make it to the NBA finals and to this year. My prediction is the Heat depth to live up to pre-season ex- finally answered the biggest ques- win it all? in 7. pectations? tion of his developing career this FRANCHIZE: Dirk Nowitzki FRANCHIZE: I’m gonna FRANCHIZE: Well, the postseason: Can LeBron lead his is dirty. You have to love their have to go with the Pistons in this depth is there, the question is will team when it really matters and chances to advance past the infe- one. They have been there many those role players step up and be- prove himself as a true star? rior Suns. Steve Nash will push the times before, and they still have the come contributors just like last year. SHANO: Although the Cavs Suns to make this series competi- talent to beat anybody out there. Although LeBron James impressed in With the starting pitching in eventually lost in seven games, it tive, but Dirk and the Mavs with Shaq is not as dominant as he used his first ever playoffs, he could not lift shambles, guys like Jared Wright, was a great performance by their home-court advantage will be to be, and Ben Wallace should be the Cavs over the Pistons in their and somewhat ironically, Aaron second round matchup. Photo LeBron and the Cavs. Hardly any- too much. As for winning it all, it able to keep him away from the Small, are probably going to have courtesy of http://gblx.cache.el- one, myself included, expected this will all come down to who can con- basket. In the end, experience and to carry a lot of the load. In the mundo.net/elmundodeporte/ series to go any more than five trol the tempo. The Mavs will like chemistry will prevail, and the Pis- outfield, they looked set, at least imagenes/2006/01/01/ games. The Pistons overall team to run up and down while which temporarily, with Bubba Crosby To Cheer or Not to Cheer? That Is the Question By James Voytek ‘07 ing performance? of him on the home run list did so EE Staff Writer Well, Barry Bonds dug his with out them. All that matters to own grave a long time ago. Barry Mr. Bonds is that he hits 715 home Bonds used performance enhanc- runs. It is a sad sight, really. If you ing drugs, and claimed to not be My point is that Barry look over at left field at a San Fran- aware, that they were in fact ille- Bonds whether he likes it or not is cisco Giants game, you see the gal. Whether you buy Barry’s story an icon for baseball. He is more than forty one year old, two hundred or not, he cheated not only base- a forty one year old who can hit a and thirty pound slugger limping ball fans across the country but baseball over a fence. Babe Ruth, play after play. His knee seems to himself as well. Hank Aaron and Willie Mayes are be hanging on by a thread, and his Babe Ruth may not have all respected athletes; players who body seems to be breaking down been a “role model” per say. He was earned their right to become the right in front of your eyes. How- a womanizer and an alcoholic. faces of baseball. Barry Bonds has ever, Barry Bonds continues to However, Babe Ruth treated the not earned that right, and he never perform in an attempt to make his game with the respect it deserved. will. When Bonds took steroids, he mark on history forever, and fans He never used steroids, and relied ruined his career, and the record could not be more upset. on his god given ability to hit a books of baseball. It seems like you can baseball. He was and may still be I feel sorry for Babe Ruth, count Barry Bonds supporters on the greatest hitter of all time, and an athlete who earned his right to one hand now. Each and every he did so legally. be called a legend. He never away game he goes, he gets bar- So, do not feel bad that cheated and did not take any short- raged with chants of hate. Fans are Barry cannot run as fast or feel bad cuts to get to second on the all time well aware that if Barry Bonds hits because it looks like his knee was home run list. But, Bond’s will soon one more home run he will pass the bitten by a snake. Just understand pass him as hitting his 715th home cherished icon of baseball in Babe that Barry Bonds did what Barry run and becoming number two on Barry Bonds has now tied Babe Ruth on Major League Baseball’s all-time Ruth. So are these fans justified in Bonds had to do make his name major league baseball’s all time home run list, but should this milestone be celebrated? Photo courtesy of their hate for Barry Bonds, or live on forever. It did not matter that homerun list. But, the truth about http://www.gazzetta.it/Hermes%20Foto/2006/05/21/0IZLDQUR-- should Barry be congratulated and he did so with the help of illegal Bonds is more significant than any 280x190.jpg appreciated for his record break- substances, or that people ahead home run he’ll ever hit.
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