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April 2016

“You Know What You Have To Do”

Heidi Chu ’19

You Know What You Have To Do

Breathe in…

Breathe out…

David hurried into the office; his shoes shuffled impatiently down the checkerboard carpet.

“Sorry, sorry, I-there was traffic and then I-” he murmured in between heavy puffs of air.

“That’s fine, Mr. Shapiro, just take a seat so we can get started,” Dr. Larson said calmly.

His hands were folded neatly in his lap, and a notebook sat on the corner of the glass table in the center of the room. A clock ticked away on the opposite wall, a tauntingly silent reminder. David placed his briefcase down beside the couch and laid down, but his feet hung slightly off the edge. He had grown a great deal since he first started seeing Dr. Larson. It took him a few moments to get situated. The material of the couch was plushy, and a row of metal studs lined one side.

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Tower Hill Presidential Elections of 2017

Georgia Kollias ’17

It seems like yesterday we started the first day of the 2015-2016 year with President Spencer Johnson leading the entire school.  But his term is shortly coming to an end, and with that we will be having a new student executive from the Class of 2017. In light of this upcoming THS presidential election, we at The Rubble decided it would be a good idea to get to know some of the upcoming candidates. What an election it will be! This year there are ten–yes, ten–candidates running for the opportunity to lead the new and improved SFC and bring forth change and reform for the entire student body. Continue reading “Tower Hill Presidential Elections of 2017”

Girl’s Soccer Update

Simi Olurin ’19

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“The beautiful game” has begun. Girl’s soccer is off to an incredible start with a record of 6-0, but a challenging away game against Caravel threatens this winning streak. The Buccaneers have been the Division II State Champions for two years; a win against Caravel would be the first for girl’s soccer in four years. However, the pressure does not affect the Hillers because soccer simply remains “the beautiful game.” Continue reading “Girl’s Soccer Update”

Australian Students Interview

Matt Santos 17′ and Louise Conaty ’17

This Spring over Spring Break, Lauren Formanski, Julia Smith, and Allison P. Smith participated in an exchange program with Australian students.  In April, they, along with Natalie Hobbs, hosted three girls. Overall, the exchange proved to be extremely successful. We sat down with the Australians to talk about their visit. Continue reading “Australian Students Interview”

Everyday Should be Earth Day

Julia Ward ’17

Every year, on April 22, we honor the Earth. But is one day enough? Don’t you think that we should honor the Earth everyday? This blue and green sphere gives us life and provides for our every need.

On this one day people go above and beyond to show their support, but assisting the Earth should be done everyday.

We all know that climate change is affecting the world we see it everyday. For example, it was snowing on April 9th, and five days later it was 80 degrees. Something is not right here. It is not possible for the populations of the Earth to maintain its current production of waste and CO2; if this continues, future generations will be put in a position where they cannot simply ignore the changing temperatures and its effects.  They will have to directly deal with the environmental changes.  So what causes this climate change, and what have humans done to speed it up? Continue reading “Everyday Should be Earth Day”

Elizabeth Smart and the Importance of Perspective

Jade Olurin ’17

On June 5, 2002, Elizabeth Smart was taken from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.

During her nine months of captivity, she was subjected to unspeakable abuse by her captors, yet maintained an unshakeable will to live. On March 12, 2003, she was rescued by police and reunited with her family.

I met Elizabeth at the Common Wealth Awards in the Dupont Hotel, where she was honored with the award for public service. Her speech, which had to allow frequent pauses for applause, was one of hope and the importance of moving forward. Unafraid of recounting her experiences, she told the audience how, during her captivity, when she thought about cases like hers, it was unusual for authorities to find the victim alive. It was then that the fourteen-year-old self decided to “do whatever it took to survive.”  Holding on to her devout Mormon faith and the knowledge of her family’s love for her, Smart displayed a resilience that carried her through to the end of her captivity and her present life. Continue reading “Elizabeth Smart and the Importance of Perspective”

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