Creating Connections with Candy


Photo By Ravi Vasan

Mr. Oros’ candy drawer that he keeps unlocked for students to come enjoy.

Cole Feldman

In order to further Greenhill’s theme of this school year, creating connections, Dean of Students Jack Oros keeps an open candy drawer for all students in his upper school office.

This is extremely popular and appreciated amongst the student body.

“Nothing is better than getting out of a hard math test and enjoying some candy,” senior Ali Mehdi said. “It is a nice way to make your day better and give you some extra energy.”

Students describe his candy collection just like how they describe him.

“He is like a sour patch kid,” junior Zain Crumedy said. “Sometimes he’s sour when you do something wrong, but at the end of the day, he’s a really nice person to talk to, and we all enjoy being around him.”

Usually, students would only be able to get food during lunch, snack or from the Buzz, so the candy and snacks in Oros’ office are a nice change for many.

“It’s not just the candy; it’s the snacks that he provides for us,” junior Nicholas Trimmer said. “In the middle of a hard day, those snacks that Mr. Oros has gets me through the day.”

However, Oros isn’t the only faculty member to do this. Other teachers and administrators go out of their way to brighten students’ days with sweet treats.

Head of Upper School Treavor Worcester keeps two jars of candy in his office. He allows any student to come to take a piece of candy and asks only one thing in return: to kindly greet him and exchange a few words as they enjoy their sweet treat.

“It’s always a fun twist when teachers brighten our day by playing a game during a class, but the candy brings an extra incentive that keeps students even more engaged,” senior Gabriel Rudelman said.

With the start of the second semester, Upper School students are under a lot of stress trying to maintain their grades in the second semester and receive their grades from the first semester.

During such a difficult time for students, many take advantage of these kind acts from the faculty that make students’ days better. Many acknowledge how it is out of the kindness of a teacher’s heart to provide an uplifting treat to students at school.

“It is very important to say thank you because this is a kind gesture [Oros] is doing,” sophomore Garrett Rathbun said. “Nobody is forcing these teachers to do this, so saying thank you is the least you can do.”