In Theology II, Mrs. Gorman assigns her students a very pretty but somewhat arduous project. They are to create a stained glass window similar to those that monks made by hand in ancient times. This project consists of getting "5" brand chewing gum (which supposedly works the best), peeling off the shiny wrapper, and applying it to a pattern we have chosen. The patterns range from very intricate to very simple, and students who want a challenge, like me, pick a more difficult pattern.
My stained glass window has very small spaces and lots of lines and designs. It is a time-consuming task, peeling all the gum wrappers and carefully placing each piece of the window in the right place. At the end, we must find a Christian symbol, cut it out, and place it in the center of the finished pattern. Some of the girls in my Theology class are really enjoying this project and find it relaxing. For others, it can be a bit frustrating at times. I hope to enjoy this project and have a good time with it.
I'm sure all the Seniors and Juniors remember doing this unique project when they were in Theology II and probably have their own opinions of it. The Freshmen, on the other hand, have another thing coming. They will find out next year that peeling gum wrappers can be painstakingly tedious! Nevertheless, many of them will enjoy it. The finished product is what counts, and the "stained glass" (gum wrapper) windows hanging in Mrs. Gorman's room are very beautiful!
- Kelsey Jachimowicz '16