November 2016

Netflix and… Just Netflix

Simi Olurin ’19

I found myself sitting down at my desk with my history textbook lying open to chapter nine, my notebook primed and ready and a pencil in my hand. In a sense, I was ready to start subjecting myself to the ever-popular task of Sunday night: rushed, tear-inducing homework. Of course, the level of pressure could most likely be attributed to my lack of motivation and conveniently timed naps. As a student, however, I believe that the reasons for certain events are always much deeper than that those right in front of our eyes. That simplistic explanation of “laziness” is nothing more than a weak-minded creature’s excuse for what’s really going on. Of course, in order to elaborate on my findings, I had to put my homework on the back burner, because, science. Continue reading “Netflix and… Just Netflix”

SPCA Volunteer Experience

Julia Ward ’17

I have always been a dog person. Maybe it is partly due to the fact that my family could not have cats because my mom was allergic, or maybe it is because of the fact that dogs are lovable, cute, and enthusiastic. When the Community Outreach board put up a sign saying that they needed volunteers to help volunteer at the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.), I knew I wanted to help.

On a crisp, sunny, Saturday morning, eight Tower Hill students and Mrs. Keith took the Tower Hill van to the SPCA and spent two-and-a-half hours at the shelter. As soon as we entered the doors, the howling and barking of dogs engulfed the room. We started out with an introduction lesson with how to handle the dogs and our responsibilities, and finally we were able to walk the dogs. The Brandywine Valley SPCA has three different rooms filled with dogs, each in their little enclosure. The dogs ranged from big pit bulls to tea-cup size dogs, but all of them were eager to say hi to us and allowed us to feed them treats. Continue reading “SPCA Volunteer Experience”

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