The Clock – Where is it now?

Leigh Jacobson

Spotlight Editor

It’s almost 2011, and students are eagerly anticipating that 12:30 strike of the clock on Friday that indicates freedom…at least for two weeks.  However, many students who might be inclined to look skyward towards the clock tower at that magical moment will realize, once again, that the tower no longer features the clock. Which begs the question: what, exactly, has happened to it? The intrepid reporters of The Roar investigate.

Since its mysterious disappearance in 2009, many conspiracy theories have arisen.

“In an effort to keep up with modern times, simultaneous with Milken’s journey to become paperless, the administrative board decided to upgrade the analog clock on the clock tower to a digital one powered by solar energy,” says Danny Ahdout ’11.

“It was stolen by Mr. Ahad so he can build his time machine,” theorizes Daniel Yakobian ’12.

“The clock is stuck in the student I.D cards, and is unable to get out,” counters Kevin Rudolph ’11.

Others simply deny its presence to begin with.

“I don’t recall there ever being a clock,” says Elai Shine ’12. “And don’t go into my room looking for clock-shaped things, because there is only one and that is something else. I am holding that for my friend and it is completely unrelated.”

However, such hypotheses were dissipated when the Wildcat Weekly ran a segment featuring two of its reporters next to the missing clock last year, where it had been hidden behind Ms. Zusman’s old office above the gym.

We at the Roar decided to follow up a year later. Our adventure took us on a hike up the main stairs, through the parking lot, and into the offices above the gym. Sadly, we were informed that the clock’s position had been moved to a secure location on the roof and is not available to the public.


So what does this mean for the underclassmen who have never experienced the glory of observing the famous clock in action? It has dawned on us that once the class of 2012 graduates, no one will remember the good old days when students looked upward for the time.

Perhaps we could get a giant sundial to compensate?