Marisa Schweber-Koren


Name: Marisa Schweber-Koren
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2004
Marisa would like to start off by saying that Abby, I am afraid of editing your papers. She would like to continue by saying that she enjoys long walks with Mr. Mathwin, talking about elves, and above all, Dragon Ball Z. Marisa feels that without Dragon Ball Z, the world would no longer exist harmoniously. Marisa would also like to thank her husband, Rupert for being there to support her and their 3 year old daughter Rakna. Rakna, mommy loves you. Marisa, I would just like to say that you're a great writer and a fantastic editor, and I'm deeply sorry for all the pain I've caused you. Thanks, Abby. On an unrelated note, Marisa wishes she was Jesse's Girl.


Stories (10)


Governor hikes in-state tuition

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | Dec. 18, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Governor Robert Ehrlich backed out of a Nov. 24 appearance at Blair after he caught word of a possible protest by students over the 11 percent increase in tuition at the University of Maryland (UMD), a Maryland congressman said.

Assigned IRAs draw criticism

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | Nov. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

New obligation policy targets after-school activities

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | Oct. 2, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Students owe a total of $135,000 from financial obligations incurred over the past three years. Despite restrictions on current students who owe money, half of the obligations may be unrecoverable, according to Business Manager Anne Alban.

High Fidelity: a great romantic, pop music, thirty-something read

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | June 28, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Rob Fleming is the kind of person whose mindset is clearly shown by his top two career choices: Being journalist for the New Musical Express, 1976-79, or a producer for Atlantic Records, circa 1964-71. A small London record shop owner and musical snob of a high degree, Rob finds his life thrown into turmoil when his live-in girlfriend Laura suddenly leaves. He consoles himself by coming up with a new filing system for his vast record collection (arranging them according to the order in which he bought them) and by engaging, with his two Wayne and Garth-like employees, in endless rounds of list making, including best music to play at a funeral (

Students join debate on DREAM Act

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | May 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair ESOL students and staff met on Apr 28 at the Langley Park community center to support a Maryland state bill that will give in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who have attended a Maryland secondary school for at least three years.

Throw out the classics, these books are fantastic

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | May 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Whatcha gonna do when she comes for you?

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | Jan. 15, 2003, midnight | In Print »

I sat anxiously in a police car for the first time on Nov 15. A burly, uniformed police officer stepped inside. But instead of slapping freezing, metal handcuffs on my wrists, he handed me an ice-cold Coca-Cola.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom brings audiences back to the blues

By Izaak Orlansky Marisa Schweber-Koren | Nov. 13, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. brings the troubles of a struggling 1920s black music group to a present day audience in an entertaining but powerful way. The August Wilson play follows the ups and downs of Ma Rainey and her back-up band as they try to cope with an oppressive and prejudiced society.

Student challenges Blair Pledge of Allegiance policy

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

A Blair junior met with Principal Phillip Gainous on Oct 24 in an effort to reverse the rule that requires students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

College Board changes SAT for 2005

By Marisa Schweber-Koren | Oct. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The College Board announced its decision on June 28 to make the SAT I better reflect the high school curriculum by eliminating the analogy and quantitative comparison sections and by adding critical reading and Algebra II-level math in March 2005.