October 2018

A Proposal to Alleviate the Financial Burden of Childcare

Joseph Pinto ’19

Mike is a high school art teacher and a football coach, and his wife Shannon works as an assistant controller at a small private college near their hometown in Indiana. Every morning, the older children are dropped off to before-school care, and the younger is sent to a church-based childcare. Afterward, both parents head to their full-time jobs.

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The Power of the Moderates

Dean Saridakis ’19

I’d like to start by congratulating newly sworn-in Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Regardless of political opinion, the Supreme Court is the most important court on our planet, and anyone intelligent and accomplished enough to be considered, let alone confirmed, should be applauded. However, let’s examine the process of how Associate Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed. What may have not been evident at the onset of this process was that those who might not be viewed as being the vocal, powerful players served the crucial role in tipping the Senate vote in Judge Kavanaugh’s favor. Continue reading “The Power of the Moderates”


Simi Olurin ’19

“I’m Nigerian, like from Nigeria” I answer reluctantly.

Immediately, I’m greeted with the familiar blank, high school stare, and I know that she has no clue what or who this ‘Nigeria’ is.

I apprehensively swallow hard and mentally prepare myself for the dreaded reiteration that is now commonplace every time someone asks me where I’m from. I clear my throat and offer a pained smile, “It’s in Africa. West Africa,” and thus the game begins.

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LGBT+ Life at Tower Hill: A Perspective

Alex Bak ’18

Being openly gay in today’s society is hard, and it’s even harder when you go to a small school like Tower Hill that is only just now really beginning to care about social justice. As Sam, Rand, and I began to come out to close friends, teachers, and then eventually the whole school in our own ways, we became the go-to gays. Don’t get me wrong- I was honored. But it was also isolating in a way. Continue reading “LGBT+ Life at Tower Hill: A Perspective”

The Holy Morning Trinity Part 1: Dunkin’

Peter Desantis ’19

It’s Sunday night. The Ravens just lost on a missed extra point– a point that the kicker, Justin Tucker, had made 222 times in a row before his attempt to tie the game. So all I wanted to do was go home and cry. But before I could turn on the shower and let the tears fall, I remembered that I signed up to write an article for the Rubble, and it was due by the next update,  which of course was Monday morning.

The long night ahead of me got me thinking about tomorrow morning: It’s gonna be rough and I’m gonna need some coffee; I found myself wondering where I should try to get some, and after pondering the matter for a significant amount of time, I decided that if I was going to use energy to ACTUALLY use my brain on a weekend, I might as well put it to use.

So, I present to you all, my complete analysis on the pros, cons, and everything in between, of the various places to get your caffeine fix for the day.  I’m going to attempt to answer the age-old question of which is the best, purely by using the scientific method I learned in Accelerated Bio freshman year. I may have gotten a C+, but I am confident in my abilities now. As I set aside my biases (slightly), come with me as I explore the nitty-gritty of the three coffee places I could think of.


**As a side note, I’d like to think of myself as a very progressive individual, therefore I will be using the new moniker “Dunkin’” as that is what it was recently changed to.


Many students wake up asking themselves the question: Did I wake up on time? Do I have time to get coffee? Can I think of a good excuse if I’m late to school? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” the next question is where to go. Brew Haha!, Starbucks, or Dunkin’? In this week’s article, I will be discussing all aspects of Dunkin’.

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