Table of Contents: 2012-2013 2nd Edition


2012-2013 2nd Edition Table of Contents


Welcome back to the Tower Review, dear readers! 

Please enjoy our 2nd edition of this year’s Tower Review class.  See you in June!

-Miss Howard


Mr. Grillo: 2013 Teacher of the Year by Jeff
This is…Teacher Jeopardy! by Jeff
RFH Tower Players Perform “Aida” by Emily
The RFH Annual Blood Drive Saves 219 Lives by Emily
RFH’s 2013 Talent Show Doesn’t Disappoint by Myles

Culture at Large
Travelling for Dummies by Lauren
Class Enrollment for Dummies by Lauren
A Night at the Oscars by Billy
Spiders: The Eight-Legged Hunters by Myles
Atlantis: A Spring Break Favorite by Josh

Girl Power Song Power Rankings by Jeff
“30 Rock” Says Goodbye by Jeff
“That 70’s Show:” Where are They Now? by Josh
What’s Down at “Downton Abbey” by Lauren
What’s in a Password by Lauren

Book Review: “Oryx and Crake” by Emily
Restaurant Review: JR’s in Red Bank by Josh
Legalizing Marajuana: Not a Good Move, America! by Alex
Review: “Game of Thrones” by Billy
Thoughts on the NFL Draft by Josh

The Final Word
Valentine’s Day: A Long Way from its Origin by Emily
Famous Williams Power Rankings by Billy


Table of Contents: 2012-2013 First Edition


After a long hiataus, we’re back, dear readers!  Please join us in the first edition of our 2012-2013 school year.  Enjoy! 


Miss Howard


Hockey Lockout Ends, Hockey Commences by Billy
Hurricane Sandy: Returning to Normalcy by Emily
Believe: An Evening with Eric LeGrand by Lauren
Moustache Mania Takes Over RFH by Jeff
A Christmas Carol: A Play of Many Parts by Billy
Safe, Sound, and Secure by Lauren

Culture at Large
The Evolution of the “Boy Band” by Emily
Not Exactly in the Numbers by Emily
World AIDS Day: What Will You Do? by Emily
The Dawg Pound: An RFH Tradition by Jeff
Schedule Changes a Necessary Evil at RFH by Jeff
Freshhman Year: A New Year, a New You by Lauren
RFH’s Annual Hall Decorating Contest: A Homecoming Favorite by Emily

From Twilight to Dawn by Lauren
Technology Advancing in Schools by Myles
Video Games of Today by Myles
Reality TV: So Sick, or Sickening? by Jeff
Frank Ocean: Smart Lyrics, Great Sound by Josh

The Downfall of The Bachelor by Emily
Movie Review: The Possession by Emily
Movie Review: Rock of Ages–Ageless? by Lauren
Movie Review: Taken 2 by Billy
Review: The Office by Jeff
Movie Review: Les Miserables by Jeff
Movie Review: Flight by Josh
The NFL: To Fine or Not to Fine by Josh
Quartlies by Billy
Switching to Salads by Lauren
Flipping Over Cheerleading by Lauren

The Final Word
Study Hall–End of the Day Purgatory by Josh
Student Poems: A Day in the Life by Billy

Table of Contents: 2011-2012 4th Edition


Take a load off; it’s summer!

Thank you, dear readers, for another year!  This year’s staff would like you to enjoy the summer, and wishes next year’s class the best of luck!  Until then, and as always, happy reading!


Miss Howard


Culture at Large
Creative Contributors
A Fractured Fairytale: ‘The Truth of a Lie
Weird New Jersey: The Marlboro Haunted Mental Hospital by Brooke
AP Tests: May Stress by Alexandra
What Has Happened to Our World? by Alexandra
How Sweet It Is: The First Paycheck by Kaitlin

Paint the Town Pink 2012 by Megan
Talent Show Aims to Please and Succeeds by Brooke
RFH Hosts 2nd Annual Save the Music Concert by Devan
The 2012 Masters: A Hole in One by Devan
RFH Book Drive: Helping a World Without Literature by Alexandra
RFH Dress Drive Helps Those in Need by Megan

CD Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros by David
The Magical Pottermore by Madeline
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards by Devan

Old Rumson Homes: Keeping the Town’s Beauty by Alexandra
Review: ‘The Raven’ by Brooke
An Ever-Changing Environment: RFH School Rules by Megan
OBE’s: Something to Experience by Brooke
The Problem with Whaling by Kaitlin

The Final Word
Perspectives Part III: Last Day of School by Megan
An Open Letter to Pollen by Doug
The Fairies: An Original Fairy Tale by Kaitlin




Table of Contents: Spring Edition 2012


Tower Review Spring Edition 2012


Happy reading, loyal Tower Review Fans!

I want to read the 'Tower Review,' but I can't see past my wrinkles!

RFH Honors Mrs. Fitzgerald as Teacher of the Year by Brooke
‘Jekyll and Hyde:’ A Spring Musical by Megan
RFH Blood Drive Saves 300 Lives by Megan
Summer Enrichment Program: A Chance to Continue Education by Davd
Bottle Cap Drive a Success for RFH Environmental Club by Devin
Dr. Seuss: A Legacy of Rhyme and Whimsy by Devin
Monmouth County SPCA Adotables by Madeline
A Westminster Dog Show Experience by Madeline

Culture at Large:
Weird NJ: Whipporwill Valley Road by Brooke
SOPA and PIPA: Acronyms Against Free Information by Alexandra
The National Cathedral: On Its Way Back to Stardom by Alexandra
Perspectives: Spring Break by Megan

Saying Good Bye to ‘One Tree Hill’ by Brooke
Titanic: The One Hundred Year Anniversary by Kaitlin
Naviance: A Site for College and Life Info by Kaitlin

‘The Hunger Games:’ All That It Looked to Be? by David
Van Gogh Up Close: An Exhibit Not to be Missed by Alexandra
Rumson-Fair Haven Turkeys: A Fight for Survival by Alexandra
Kitten Season is Fast Approaching by Madeline
Modern Day Fairytale: Real, or Make Believe? by Kaitlin

The Final Word:
An Open Letter to the Winter of 2011 by Megan
An Open Letter to Prom by Brooke
The Holiday Behind St. Patrick’s Day by Doug




The Tower Review 2011-2012 2nd Edition

Table of Contents: 2010-2011 Final Issue


Dear Readers,

Thank you for another fun and successful year!  The Tower Review  staff truly appreciates your support and your readership!  We hope that you have enjoyed our humor and interests, and that throughout the school year you have found something that spoke to you.  Please enjoy this last issue-until next year, anyway!  As always, happy reading!

We love you, Readers!


Miss Howard and the Tower Review Staff


Culture at Large
Guess Who… the RFH Staff
Ode to Summer by Sara Del Negro
10 Things to Do Over the Summer by Annie Hendrick
Teacherography: School Through a Teacher’s Eyes by Peter Lyden
A Collection of Poetry by Amy DiReda
A Selection of Poems by Jocelyn Delaney
Quite Invasive: A Ten Minute Play by Jillian Dinger

Dr. Fico Honored with RFH’s Educator of the Year Award by Elsa Stoff
Not just a Badminton Tournament by Brooke Wheaton
Paint the Town Pink: A Community Success by Alyson Raywood
Stickball: A Tournament of Champions by Pat Gunther
RFH Graduation: 2011 by Peter Lyden
Phil Jackson: A Retrospective Look at the Zen Master’s Career by Pat Gunther
RFH Hosts Another Successful Student Film Festival by Nick Cognata
Spring Sports Recap by Devan Cappelli
RFH Art Show Lets Students Show Off Talent by Kelsey McCauley

2011 Summer Movie Preview by Nick Cognata
Good Reads for the Summer Heat by Alyson Raywood
Summer Playlists by Alyson Raywood
Must-See TV: Pretty Little Liars by Caleigh Farragher
Summer Concerts: The Places to Be by Devan Cappelli
A History of the Masters by Mike Schutsky
Television Shows Worth Watching by Brooke Wheaton

Most Memorable Class of 2011 Moments by Mike Schutsky
Prom-Why the Hype? by Annie Hendrick
Movie Review: The Hangover Part II by Nick Cognata
Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides by Elsa Stoff
Predictions: MLB Awards by Pat Gunther
Trader Joe’s Localizes in Shrewsbury by Elsa Stoff
Beach Club or Not to Beach Club: That is the Question by Brooke Wheaton
What’s Up with That?: The Royal Wedding by Mike Schutsky
Don’t Forget to Help Nationally, Too by Caleigh Farragher
Summer Trips by Peter Lyden
Increasing Shared Services and Privatizing by Nick Lenczyk

The Final Word
An Open Letter to Rebecca Black by Devan Cappelli
An Open Letter to June 17, 2011 by Annie Hendrick
Some Great RFH Staff by Nick Lenczyk
An Open Letter to the Fourth Marking Period by Caleigh Farragher
The Life of a Senior by Nick Lenczyk

Table of Contents: 2010-2011 Third Edition

Don't worry, there's enough for everyone!


Welcome back to another exciting edition of the Tower Review!  We hope that you enjoy all that this edition has to offer, and that it keeps you coming back for more.  The staff is excited to share the news, interests, opinions, and creativity of RFH.  Please read what you will, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below each piece.

Happy reading!

The 2010-2011 Staff and Miss Howard


Culture at Large
Behind the Scenes: The Tower Review by Mike Schutsky
Black Willow: The Heart of the Monmouth Park Racetrack by Brooke Wheaton
Behind the Curtain of Sweeney Todd by Nick Cognata
Four Easy Steps to Finding a Job by Annie Hendrick
55 Word Stories by Jillian Dinger (contributor)
A Winter to Remember: Snow Removal by Nick Lenczyk

RFH Gets Ready for Annual Talent Show by Mike Schutsky
RFH’s Winter Track 4×400 Team Wins Big by Caleigh Farragher
RFH Saves the Music by Brooke Wheaton
RFH Hosts Another Successful Blood Drive by Elsa Stoff
RFH Winter Sports Recap by Peter Lyden
The Demon Barber Comes to RFH by Devan Cappelli
Red Bank Welcomes Surf Taco by Annie Hendrick
NJT ALP-45DP Locomotives are Here by Peter Lyden
Fair Haven Fields Get a Face Lift by Nick Lenczyk
RFH Key Club Supports Local Charity with Bowling by Mike Schutsky
Nuclear Disaster in Japan by Annie Hendrick
Unusual NJ Snowfall Makes History by Peter Lyden
A Night to Remember: The Freshman Dance by Kelsey McCauley

DJ Fishbulb: The Future of Hip-Hop by Pat Gunther
Books Recommendation: Wordy Readers and Wordy Moods by Elsa Stoff
NBA Popularity: A growing Phenomenon by Pat Gunther
Zodiac Sign Change by Alyson Raywood
Lady GaGa Goes Big at the Grammy’s by Devan Cappelli
The King’s Speech Wins Big at Oscars by Kelsey McCauley

March Madness Predictions by Pat Gunther
The Secret Behind “The Secret” by Alyson Raywood
Movie Review: Limitless by Nick Cognata
Movie Review: Red Riding Hood by Alyson Raywood
Book Review: Beastly by Madeline Makstein (contributor)
Real Sports by Brooke Wheaton
What’s Up with That?: 3-D Movies by Nick Cognata

The Final Word
An Open Letter to Modern Day Horror Film Directors by Caleigh Farragher
Fencing: A Poem by Elsa Stoff
An Open Letter to Terrible Birthday Gift Givers by Caleigh Farragher
An Open Letter to Charlie Sheen by Kelsey McCauley