Easha Anand


Name: Easha Anand
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2004
Easha was born on January 17 (mark your calendars!!) in Connecticut, but she lived in India for 3 out of her first 5 years. She's a senior in the magnet, and is especially proud of being one of the big, buff Burly Gorillas (the #1 Envirothon team in the County!), running Blair's Model UN conference as co-secretary general, having security clearance to WRAIR, where she works on developing drugs to fight malaria, and, of course, being on Silver Chips. She's a big fan of pecan pie, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. Easha gets 8.5 hours of sleep just about every night. Really.


Stories (16)


Education cannot 'close the gap'

By Easha Anand Amina Baird | April 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Education for sophomore Jonah Gold has meant having a school-funded math tutor in second grade to teach him faster than his classmates could learn, a psychologist in eighth grade to address his test-related stress and a spot in the Communication Arts Program (CAP) after his parents—a working father and a mother with a part-time job—advocated for him while he was on the waiting list.

Principals, superintendent clash

By Easha Anand, Elena Chung, Izaak Orlansky | Nov. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Several high school principals have clashed with Superintendent Jerry Weast on his perceived push to discourage underperforming students from taking the SATs, his redirection of crucial resources from individual high schools to Central Office and his alleged mistreatment of administrators.

Halloween on the Silver Screen

By Easha Anand Abigail Graber | Sept. 30, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Though Oct 31 creeps upon us, it's not yet time to break out the candy corn or creative costumes. So before you carve that pumpkin or bake that pie, get in the mood for the Halloween season with some classic cinematic treats. From the quirky to the creepy, from the funny to the frightening, the quality of the films reviewed here is no trick.

Bhaji on the field: Beckham is winning, but unoriginal

By Easha Anand | July 24, 2003, midnight | In Print »

bend it like beckham

Revealing royalty: the tale of Blair's princess

By Easha Anand | May 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Junior Shona Chong, a member of the Blair Safety Committee, scarfs down a french fry as she turns to confront an out-of-bounds sophomore walking up the 220s stairway. The sophomore mumbles an apology as she forces him to make eye contact. But there's more behind her confidence and take-charge attitude than a patrol belt. Armed with a stack of textbooks instead of a royal staff, Princess Sambola, as Chong was called when she ruled over the 300-odd members of the Garifuna tribe of Nicaragua, has learned to keep her stateliness thousands of miles outside her royal quarters.

Families get tech-savvy after hours

By Easha Anand | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Ingrid Griffin uses several fingers at once to hold down the shift key, and it takes her three tries to get a capital "I” into her Microsoft Word document. Griffin, who has two daughters in Blair, is helpless before the PC she is using. Perhaps that's because she has never touched a computer before in her life.

Gainous, Phil

By Easha Anand | March 18, 2003, midnight | In Print »

"No way, honey; he's booked solid for two weeks," insists Cherrie Avery, secretary of Principal Phillip Gainous, shaking her head at the back-to-back appointments covering her computer screen. He's got staff members to greet and students to prevent from disrupting his school, says Avery, finally penciling in a tentative interview slot.

Bracing for terror, war

By Easha Anand Izaak Orlansky | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Ridge unveils terrorism safety website at Blair

By Easha Anand Izaak Orlansky | March 7, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Secretary of Education Rod Paige unveiled a new initiative to assist schools in emergency response plans at Blair today.

County reneges on agreement with subs

By Easha Anand Josh Scannell | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Gainous still rules the school

By Easha Anand | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

"No way, honey; he's booked solid for two weeks,” insists Cherrie Avery, secretary of Principal Phillip Gainous, shaking her head at the back-to-back appointments covering her computer screen. He's got staff members to greet and students to prevent from disrupting his school, says Avery, finally penciling in a tentative interview slot.

Students debate world issues

By Easha Anand | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blair Model United Nations (UN) Club held its first conference ever from Jan 31 to Feb 2. As the only high school-sponsored conference in Montgomery County, the symposium aimed to increase awareness of current events and to raise funds for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

For some, childhood cut short

By Easha Anand | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Seventeen names Silver Chips best high school paper

By Easha Anand Han Hu | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Soporific Solaris

By Easha Anand | Dec. 2, 2002, midnight | In Print »

If there's one piece of advice that will contextualize the entirety of Solaris for you, it's this: Bring a watch. Because you will leave the theater swearing on George Clooney's oft-bared body that the film lasted more than the 95 minutes its publicists claim. There are literally full minutes between lines of dialogue, minutes in which we do nothing but gaze at the characters' faces, which are clearly showing a lot more tension than we're feeling.

Blazers salute the red, white and blue

By Easha Anand | Oct. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

It happened for senior Jamie Platky when he was a kid who loved G.I. Joes. Junior Denise Sylla remembers the element of discipline from her Catholic education fueling her drive. For junior Chris Zaldivar, it was listening to his dad reminisce about his grandfather's military career. Though their circumstances varied, the outcome was the same: they've all been bitten by the military bug.