A student attempted to donate herself to charity last Tuesday, and managed to, with the help of friends, stick herself in the Alameda County Community Food Bank donation barrel. Students and teachers are reminded that the drive is open only until mid-December. All non-perishable food donations are welcome. Donations of canned foods are recommended, and even a small donation helps! Donations go to hungry people that cannot afford to feed themselves and/or family. Our goal is to fill both barrels by mid-December. Don’t forget to bring something from home!
As you may know, the recently elected Tilden Times blog mascot is the tardigrade. A tardigrade is an eight-legged micro-animal that can survive almost anything, including doses of radiation lethal to humans, temperatures ranging from boiling to absolute zero, and the vacuum and zero gravity of space. Go Tilden Times Tardigrades! Yeah. Anyway, Tilden Times is holding an illustration contest for an official mascot image. Students from both campuses may submit drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the front desk of either campus. The winner of the contest will receive a $10 gift card to a cafe of their choice. Have fun, and good luck!
With 75 votes cast between the Albany and Walnut Creek campuses, students and faculty have elected the tardigrade as our blog mascot!
An illustration contest will follow, with submissions from students being accepted through Tuesday, October 15th. Please submit your illustrations to email@example.com. Voting will follow. The winner’s illustration will be featured here on our blog!
The word is all around Tilden today that the mascot final voting round is on! Our offices plan to keep the polls open through Thursday and will make the big announcement this Friday. The mascot candidates have been whittled down to four finalists: Tilden Tardigrade, Tilden Owl, Tilden Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Tilden Tilde (or would it be Tilden ~ ?). Ballots are available in the main office. Each voter is allowed to cast only one vote, compared with four in the semifinals. The winner will be the mascot of the Tilden Times for at least the rest of the school year, so vote carefully!