If you spend one day at Bullis admiring the students and the school day. One thing you will see all around is stickers. Many students don't like the silver color that comes with most Macbooks and PC’s and want to put their personal touch on their workspace. With the school uniform and the sense of being equal to everyone else, a computer is a place where students can be creative. No two computers at Bulis will look the same. Students use the stickers from their favorite brands, while some use stickers that remind them of their hometown or place they have been.
In the case of my computer, I choose stickers that represent my favorite things, so that when I look at the front of my computer, I am always happy and think about my adventures so far. For example, a staple on my computer is vineyard Vines, as if you know me well, it is my favorite brand.
However, I also put stickers from my favorite places, such as restaurants with my In-N-Out Burger sticker and my favorite places with my Seattle sticker.
As much as stickers are important in the culture of Bullis and how people express themselves, some students choose to keep things plain. I asked one Bullis student why they don’t put stickers on their computer.
The student responded saying “I simply don’t want to buy them,” Lucy Low (‘20) said she, “[knows she] won't want the stickers on her computer a year from now and doesn't want to have to work hard to take them off later.” Waiting is an approach that many Bullis students choose.
Whether you choose to keep things plain silver or cover the canvas completely, there is no doubt that stickers are a key way for many Bullis students to express themselves. And the culture of stickers on laptops is one that I don't see ever going away.