Amanda Allen

Name: Amanda Allen
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2004
Amanda Allen is a page editor on the junior staff of Silver Chips. She enjoys shopping, sleeping, traveling, listening to music, and being on the Blair gymnastics team. She has taken piano lessons sporadically over the last year as well. Amanda also likes to spend time with her friends and family. She hopes to attend college in California.

Stories (6)

Dancing queen jigs and reels her way to success

By Amanda Allen | Feb. 20, 2004, midnight | In Print »

With shoulders back and chin held high, sophomore Tess Minnick bends one leg so that her pointed toes touch her knee, then hops to the other leg. She makes a circle, moving in quick, sharp steps, then bounces to the left before doubling back to the right. "Everything's symmetrical,” she explains.

Putting the lid on unneeded hat policy

By Amanda Allen | Dec. 18, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair's door-to-door hat policy, which states that hats may not be worn inside Blair's walls at any time, is, at best, arbitrary. Although there are some valid concerns regarding the appropriateness of hats in the classroom, there is no reason why hats should be banned at lunch and in the halls.

Confusion yields late transcripts

By Amanda Allen | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

This year, many seniors' transcripts were sent in late to colleges. Some unfairly blame the guidance department for the tardiness, although the fault often lies with students for requesting transcripts late. Many of these students, however, were unaware of the proper procedure. To ensure that students understand how to request transcripts, the guidance department should do more to explain the procedure to students who are facing the often confusing application process.

SGA holds service day

By Amanda Allen | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The SGA is launching a new program that, in conjunction with the Students for Global Responsibility's (SGR) canned food and clothing drives, aims to increase Blair's community involvement through Community Service Days.

Marching band takes part in annual parade

By Amanda Allen | Nov. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Blair marching band performed in the Thanksgiving Parade: A Salute to Law Enforcement that took place on Nov 23 in downtown Silver Spring.

Drew drums up Blair excitement

By Amanda Allen | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

"Music, for me, is more than entertainment,” says junior Drew Thomas. "It is simply what I do to make people happy, even if it's just myself.”Thomas has been immersed in the music world his entire life. He is currently a distinguished member of Blair's marching band and chamber choir as well as three singing groups at his church. According to students and teachers alike, Thomas delivers passionate vocal performances in his choral groups and exhibits strong leadership skills as drum major of the marching band.