November 1, 2013
On October 9, the bi-annual Townsend Harris blood drive took place in the Wanda Nix Gymnasium. Though the spring blood drives are usually more successful, this year’s fall blood drive collected more blood than previous fall drives.
This year’s SING! will center on some of the most iconic DC and Marvel characters, with the Freshiors being able to draw upon Batman and friends and the Se’mores having the Avengers at their disposal. As students rehearse for November’s performances, this cast of characters has stirred up excitement. Nonetheless, the theme has also posed a real challenge to the directors, who must decide how much of the heroes’ personalities should be drawn from the original movies and comics, and how much they should come up with themselves.
Students and faculty put their heads together to prepare for the 29th annual Founder’s Day that was held on October 25. Though many consider Founder’s Day to be mainly a freshmen initiation to the community, this year’s seniors feel that it is more of a send off for the graduating class and prepared accordingly.
Members of the Student Union brought something new to this year’s Spirit Week. In order to honor the Ephebic Oath’s commitment to service, students had to raise money for a cause in addition to adorning their floors with unique designs during Monday’s hall-decorating festivities.
As the school year began, students noticed an increase in the amount of technology, including the replacement of the old desktops and iPads for a senior class. Many students wondered how the school could afford the technology, especially when rumors about budget cuts have circulated in the halls. However, the administration states that budget cuts and the new technology purchases have no connection.