February 2016

2016 Presidential Primaries: Tower Hill Edition

Matthew Santos ’17 and Neil Godbole ’17

Democratic Nominee Poll Results (82 votes):

  • Bernie Sanders – 75.6 % 
  • Hillary Clinton – 24.4 %

Republican Nominee Poll Results (82 votes):

  • John Kasich – 39%
  • Donald Trump – 24.4%
  • Marco Rubio – 19.5%
  • Ted Cruz – 7.3%
  • Jeb Bush – 4.9%
  • Ben Carson – 3.7%
  • Jim Gilmore – 1.2%

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Being Five

Louise Conaty ’17

When I asked my pre-K brother, Fritz, what it was like to be five, he responded confidently, “fun.” It is funny to think that while we upper schoolers are going about our busy days, there are lower schoolers down the hall working hard, too.  This diversity of age is one of the many things that makes Tower Hill great. While upper school seems hard at times, pre-K can be just as overwhelming to a five year old.

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Three or So Uses of a Shoe

Catherine Habgood ’16

The world was blurry from the hot summer rain. The inside of the car felt like a steamy tea-kettle. I was waiting for my mom, I’d climbed riskily into the passenger seat, knowing she would give me one of those looks but let me stay. I was sitting and steaming and I heard a faint buzzing start to grow louder from the backseat.

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13-Year-Old Fencer Maia Weintraub

Georgia Kollias ’17

Maia Weintraub is taking the fencing world by storm! The 13 year old, who fences foil for the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia (F.A.P) under coach Mark Masters, has recently made Team USA as the youngest member in history. She travels all around the globe to compete against some of the top fencers from Hungary, Italy, France, and other countries. I was recently given the opportunity to sit down with the young athlete and ask her a few questions. Continue reading “13-Year-Old Fencer Maia Weintraub”

Louise Conaty ’17

Soft, cuddly, and full of unconditional love, pets are the epitome of joy.  Pets provide support when you are disappointed with a test or the end result of a big game. Tower Hill’s rigorous curriculum often leaves students stressed and flustered with their workload, but with the help of a pet they can relax during their high school years. Owning a pet can be a lot of work and a big commitment, but the benefits are unmatched.

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