Last school year, Whiteboard Girl ’26, the individual who created whiteboard art in the hallway of first floor labs, certainly made a name for herself. Every Wednesday after 11:15, students could see her dashing across the campus to arrive on time, usually with just a mere plate of cookies and thirty markers in hand, ready to draw. Most of her artworks included panels from popular manga or anime, including Chainsaw Man, Spy X Family, Spirited Away, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Demon Slayer, or Neon Genesis Evangelion. These were often regarded with lots of respect and admiration.
Passing students often enjoyed the art immensely. Many marveled at the effort, such as Caroline Espinosa ’26, who had even collaborated with the Whiteboard Girl from time to time, and usually helped her with drawing hands. Other students, such as Money Peng ’26, have also been interested in the Whiteboard Girl’s activities on Wednesdays. Peng will often ask how long something has taken or marvel at the ambition after stepping out of his biology classroom. She has also inspired some others to draw on the whiteboards, such as Zhaoyi Meng ’24, with their drawing of Shinji Ikari in a chair from Neon Genesis Evangelion. The faculty and staff have often been impressed with these works as well—such as Gretchen Roorbach, the Whiteboard Girl’s advisor, and Kim Blodgett, the teacher of the drawing classes, who has provided feedback on the art. Even Grant Hightower P’26 has been enjoying the murals on the whiteboard.
The reason the Whiteboard Girl was able to draw consistently for so long is due to her Stand ability that manipulates time—oh, wait, wrong article. In the spring semester she had two free blocks in a row on Wednesdays after 11:15. With lunch and club block, she effectively had five to six hours per Wednesday to draw on the whiteboard. Many people have been shocked by this fact, thinking it is impossible for anyone to have this setup of frees. “I’m just extremely lucky I guess,” said the Whiteboard Girl, “but unfortunately, I do not think this will persist during my sophomore year”.
On a particular day, a shocking discovery was made: Mei Reed ’25 found the mural in shambles, with a huge eraser arc deleting many of the details the Whiteboard Girl made, including the heads of the two subjects in the drawing.
Even though it can be interpreted as just a prank or a troll, or even an act of jealousy, the marks on the board could be an attempt for the committer to connect to their own artistic self. The arcs, according to art teacher Kim Blodgett, had a certain artistic and excited nature to them, as if they were shocked by the dopamine rush of erasing something and leaving their own mark. The Whiteboard Girl welcomes any other drawings on the board, which have already been periodically popping up after her disappearance. Anybody can possess an artistic side, and all they need is to have the desire to make a mark. So while she is taking her break, draw to your heart’s content. The possibility of her return is not yet determined due to the aforementioned issue with her new schedule as a sophomore, but Amity will likely be making a comeback soon.