Student Donates… Self

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

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!

Submitted by Citizen X.

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A Poem (in response to our power outage earlier today)

Why PG&E, did you leave us in the dark?
No Wi-Fi,
no lighting,
no power,
no fun.
Why was that?

Bathrooms with skylights’ lines could last hours,
and homework was not done without power.
Nothing to pass the time but our phones,
which died shortly after.

Why PG&E?
Did someone crash into a pole and take out our power?
Or did the power plant fail, so we ran out of power?
Or did Dr. Evil steal all the power?
Or did someone hit the wrong button?

Submitted by Citizen X.

What is a Tardigrade? + Illustration Contest

Tilden Tardigrades

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 lindseyrj@tildenprep.com 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!

Submitted by Citizen X.

Announcing the Tilden Times blog mascot…

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 lindseyrj@tildenprep.com. Voting will follow. The winner’s illustration will be featured here on our blog!

Tardigrade
Tardigrade

Blog Mascot: Final Round of Voting in Progress!

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!

Tardigrade
Tardigrade
Owl
Owl
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tilde
Tilde

Submitted by Citizen X.