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Generation Why

Olivia Langlois ’21

So recognizing that I had no idea when the deadline was for this particular Rubble article was, I decided to begin writing it while having little to no idea what I would write about but a fair amount of gumption. My typical work style includes listening to music too loudly while working, and this was no different. In the background was Conan Gray’s “Generation Why,” it’s a gamble as to whether or not anyone who reads this will know what this song is about since it only has around 2.6 million views on YouTube. Not shabby, but no smash hit. This song basically describes Generation Y and their sense of displacement in this seemly wild world. Continue reading “Generation Why”

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”

Giraffes

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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A Behind the Scenes Look @ The Rubble


Bennett Fort ’19

Prior to spring break, I was tasked by our other fearless leader, Simi Olurin, with filming a VLOG. I did that, but it sucked. Now, instead of the VLOG, I am releasing this still very bad behind the scenes look at the Rubble. From a year ago. Enjoy!

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Yeah I’m a Sikh…So What?

Kirit Minhas ’20

Although Sikhism is the 5th largest religion in the world, I still see people squint their eyes in confusion when I tell them that I am a Sikh. Not a Hindu, not a Muslim, but a Sikh. And also when they are told that I am, in fact, a male, despite the length of my hair. The extent of my struggle with Sikhism has been a lack of awareness and misgendering. Ever since I can remember, people have confused me for the opposite sex. I would walk into my favorite restaurant with my mother and sister, excited to have some good food, only to hear the waitress say, “How can I help you, ladies?”. My heart would be crushed immediately. Over time, I grew accustomed to this, and until today there is an everlasting battle in my mind over my religion and identity. In fact, identity has been one of my largest areas of bewilderment. But because of this lack of awareness and the struggle it has caused in my life, my sister and I decided to take a stand, working with our father last year to have the Delaware State House and Senate pass a concurrent resolution declaring April 2018 as Delaware Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month in three weeks, on March 27, just as they had done last year. Our hope is that by starting small, we can spread awareness to prevent other Sikh boys from having the struggle I have had.

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Bagged

Simi Olurin ’19

It amazes me how our generation never ceases to come up with slang that I somehow never catch on to until it’s too late. Maybe it’s just me being out of touch or the fact that I’m a 60-year-old retiree in spirit, but either way, I have no idea what people my age are saying about half the time. On some level, it doesn’t really bother me at all, because I have NEVER felt the need to elaborate on a 13-year-old screaming “Yeet” in my face, or exclaiming that the kid who stubbed his toe and didn’t cry is “savage”, but sometimes it really does start to pester me.

 

I think the word that took me the longest to actually understand was “bagged”. I’m not saying it was hard to understand what it meant (a state of sadness of some sort), but it seems as though its meaning has changed immensely with time. And it could actually be the downfall of every young person that uses it.

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