What does the mole say? Chem students know


Students embraced their inner animal on Mol Day this year with an AniMOL Kingdom theme. Mol Day was celebrated by Northview chemistry students on October 23 and 24.

Extra credit was awarded if students dressed up, created a mole, made a poster or brought in food.

Students could interpret this theme any way they wanted as long as animals were involved.

“Students used movies, books, shows, songs and more when thinking of team themes,” chemistry teacher Jennifer Crosley said.

Some of the teams this year were The Three Blind Moles, Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Molf, Old Mole-Donald, Mickey Mole, Moledagascar and many more.

“I like being able to see students that are creative have an outlet that they normally don’t get in chemistry,” chemistry teacher Andy Roth said.

Some students went above and beyond the requirements of Mol Day. Students wore their costumes all day and some even made houses for their moles, according to Mr. Roth.

“It was fun dressing up all day but I felt that everyone was staring and talking about my penguin costume,” junior Maddie Cole said.

Junior Emily Lu made a hand-made three-in-one mole: a wolf which unzipped into a mole and the mole unzipped into a pig.

“I wanted my mole to tell the story of mole day and my teams theme, the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Mole,” Lu said. “I wanted my mole to be surprising.”

Not only did students dress up and make moles, they played games like herd of molephants, mole-in-one, a combination of charades and headbands and animol trivia. In herd of molephants, students had to put on goggles with a slinky, the trunk, attached to it and push a ping-pong ball across the room using the slinky, according to Ms. Crosley.

“The spirit this year was really great, a lot of students got involved and cheered on their teammates,” Ms. Crosley said. “Students had fun but were still competitive.”

Senior Dominik Konik was Zazu in his group, Molion King, he painted his face blue and wore a bird hat. He also made chocolate dirt pie with gummy worms and spiders because Timon and Pumbaa eat bugs.

“Mol Day was a lot of fun and a nice break from the rigorous AP Chemistry class,” Konik said.

“Watching people be excited and embarrassed about their costumes and seeing students go outside of their comfort zones is one of the best things of Mol Day,” Mr. Roth said.

Kaelynn KnestrickNews Editor