Humans of RV: Suhailah Elgewili

Riley Ruiz, Student Life Editor

The Humans of RV project is a weekly column based off of Brandon Stanton’s seminal “Humans of New York” project, which seeks to “catalogue the city’s inhabitants” through photography and brief interviews. RV seeks to expand on this project with our own “cataloguing” of RV students and an examination into all the unique perspectives here at school. 

Being the new kid, especially during COVID, has been a big challenge. I’ve moved a couple of times before, but this experience has been the most unique. 

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to New York. When I tell people I lived in New York, they automatically think of the city, but in upstate New York where we would get a foot of snow and still have school. From New York, I moved to Mount Laurel and from Mount Laurel to Delanco. Lastly, I moved from Delanco to Lumberton which is where I currently live. 

Coming from Riverside last year, which is a very small school, seeing RV was pretty crazy because it is huge. The few times I have seen and gone inside the school amazed me because it looked like a college campus. 

I really hope in the future I am able to experience all of RV. I hope to become more involved and meet new people.”

Although I enjoy the comfort of my home, I definitely prefer school in person. Since I came to RV only a few weeks ago, it has been really difficult to get involved and I miss having in-person interactions with teachers and meeting new people. 

Online learning is pretty stressful especially with three younger siblings, which causes problems like slow internet connection and a super loud house.

I feel that RV has been really organized with online learning compared to Riverside. Everyone is really on top of things and I really appreciate how any problem is solved almost instantly. 

During COVID last March through June at my old school, it was a lot different then now. It was a lot of doing assignments at your own pace and I only had one meet a day which was for my math class. We also did not have block scheduling which made learning online a lot more difficult because I had every class to worry about rather than three core classes and one elective class that I currently have. 

Currently, I am fully virtual, but I really hope in the future I am able to experience all of RV. I hope to become more involved and meet new people.