Communication is essential for any group of people to coordinate and find success. The Haverford School is no exception: with constant activities and opportunities for students to partake in, there is a constant flow of information making its way around the school. Sixth Former Daniel Hou decided to help accelerate the pace that this information gets to students and faculty.
Hou decided that the TVs in Wilson Hall were not being utilized to their full potential.
“I first noticed the TVs in sophomore year, and I figured that nobody was taking advantage of that space…I started to work on some experimental layouts with Mr. Fifer, who was the Dean of Students at the time.”Daniel Hou ’22
“I first noticed the TVs in sophomore year, and I figured that nobody was taking advantage of that space,” Hou said. “I started to work on some experimental layouts with Mr. Fifer, who was the Dean of Students at the time.”
Hou intended to make the changes to the TV permanent, but then the school went virtual.
“Nothing much happened during that year, but this summer I reached out to Mitav to see if we could do this.”
Sixth Former and Student President Mitav Nayak immediately reached out to Mr. Kolade to see if he could make these changes.
“[Hou] came forward with the design he wanted to use,” Nayak said. “He got it approved and started to implement it with Ms. Drinkwine.”
Hou began to update the flatscreens with different bits of information like the schedule or the lunch menu for that day.
“The idea was to put anything on it that would be more attractive to look at than just text,” Hou said.
Later on, he asked the Student Council to take over for him; they are currently updating the TVs.
“We are not just putting lunch menus up,” Nayak said. “We are also putting up flyers and announcements for different events that the school is hosting.”
The Student Council is also trying to highlight athletic teams and other organizations of the school.
“I think it’s a great way to show what stuff is going on in the community,” Nayak said.
Nayak also hopes that the TVs will help bring the school closer together.
“It’s [the new TV format] a great way for people to advertise their interests and get people to know when things are happening.”Mitav Nayak ’22
“Especially with the advertisements for clubs and extracurriculars, I think it will bring people together at these events,” Nayak said. “It’s a great way for people to advertise their interests and get people to know when things are happening.”
Hou agrees, citing problems with getting people to different service projects.
“There were very few people coming to the Service Board projects,” Hou said. “It was only the people on the board making it to the projects. We figured that students didn’t know these events were happening or forgot a week after the announcement in an assembly.”