Shewit Woldu


Name: Shewit Woldu
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2005


Stories (42)


Muamba meets MIT

By Shewit Woldu | June 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Soon after the birth of senior Muamba Muanankese on January 7, 1986, his family decided to move from their native country of Zaire to escape the underdeveloped educational system. Eighteen years later, Muanankese will be attending one of the most prestigious schools in the United States, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Plan B will not be sold over the counter

By Shewit Woldu | June 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Food and Drug Administration denied the over-the-counter-sale of Plan B or also known as the morning after pill due to the lack of proof demonstrating that teenagers could use the contraceptive wisely without a doctor's guidance.

American Idol- May 25

By Adedeji Ogunfolu Shewit Woldu | May 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Today was the finale of American Idol , a day that all fans of the show have been anticipating. For one of the performers the finale was the start of a wonderful career in the music industry and for the other it was a finale for their singing career.

American Idol - May 18

By Ellie Blalock Shewit Woldu | May 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Senior exam schedule altered

By Shewit Woldu | May 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

2004-2005 MCR board election

By Shewit Woldu | May 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The 2004-2005 Montgomery County Region of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MCR) board was elected at Sherwood High School on April 17. Jason Pate was chosen as president, Grace Lee as vice president, Brett Holtzman as treasurer, and Aditi Srivastav as secretary.

SGA holds candidate assembly

By Shewit Woldu | April 29, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The SGA held a forum on April 26 where candidates for next year's SGA presented speeches and fielded questions from students.

American Idol - April 27

By Ellie Blalock Shewit Woldu | April 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Should gay couples be allowed to bring up children?

By Shewit Woldu | April 26, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Would you be willing to leave your home in order to recieve a good education?

By Shewit Woldu | April 26, 2004, midnight | In Print »

American Idol - April 20

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | April 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

American Idol - April 14

By Ellie Blalock Shewit Woldu | April 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

American Idol - March 30

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | March 31, 2004, midnight | In Print »

American Idol - March 23

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | March 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips Online's three judges weighed in on the March 24, 2004 episode of American Idol 3.

BNC hosts Shakedown

By Shewit Woldu | March 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

BNC will sponsor a dance on Friday, March 26 from 7-11 p.m in the SAC. The dance will be held for Blazers as well as students who attend Kennedy, Einstein, and Wheaton.

Red Lobster is red hot

By Shewit Woldu | March 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Located at the heart of Silver Spring, Red Lobster is one of the best restaurants in the area.

SGA sponsors upcoming blood drive

By Shewit Woldu | March 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The SGA will sponsor a blood drive for Blair students on Monday, March 29 in the small gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

Principal caught without ID

By Shewit Woldu | March 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Mr. Gainous was caught without wearing his ID by a student, who then received a five-dollar credit towards her obligations for observing that he was not following the school policy.

American Idol 3 contains best top 12

By Shewit Woldu | March 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Sankofa show to be held this week

By Shewit Woldu | Feb. 25, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The annual Sankofa show will be held on Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Poms win spirit award

By Shewit Woldu | Feb. 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blair pom squad won the spirit award at the Poms competition for division III, and Captain Elizabeth Bryant won third for the captain's award on Feb 7 at Blair.

American Idol lacks ideal vocalists

By Shewit Woldu | Feb. 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

There was unspoken expectation for American Idol 3 to be bigger and better than its prequels. That expectation has not been met.

Juan Dixon present at Blair home game

By Shewit Woldu | Feb. 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Juan Dixon watched his cousin and brother, who are on Blake's varsity basketball team, play against the Blazers at Blair on Monday, January 12.

Honey is anything but sweet

By Shewit Woldu | Jan. 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Watching Honey is a waste of your time and money. The hour and half movie will give headache if you don't have one, make your headache worse if you do have one, and guarantee that you never want to see another movie starring Jessica Alba.

Detection of smoke leads to evacuation

By Shewit Woldu | Jan. 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Students and staff were evacuated from Blair grounds after the smell of smoke was detected in men's physical education office on January 9 at approximately 4:30.

B2K splits up

By Shewit Woldu | Jan. 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

It is a day of infamy for some teenage R&B fans; B2K has broken up. The four idolized boys Omarion, J-boog, Raz-B, and Lil' Fizz are planning different projects.

Blair starts vendor-managed process

By Shewit Woldu | Jan. 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

New soap, paper towel, and toilet paper dispensers were added to the bathrooms after winter break due to a school-managed inventory process that Blair has started.

SGA votes on club constitutions

By Shewit Woldu | Dec. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The SGA called a Senate meeting during sixth period on December 12 concerning votes on club constitutions, pizza sales, and Senate committees.

Silver Quill fundraiser cancelled

By Shewit Woldu | Dec. 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Silver Quill fundraiser scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The club plans to reschedule the concert after winter break.

Public transportation hearing held at Blair

By Danielle Foster Shewit Woldu | Nov. 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

New club pep rally rescheduled

By Shewit Woldu | Nov. 20, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The new club 40-minute pep rally designed to recognize clubs as well as performing dance groups has been postponed to November 26 during 6th period.

The science behind the storm

By Shewit Woldu | Oct. 29, 2003, midnight | In Print »

According to the Washington Post, one of the most powerful geomagnetic storms in decades hit earth 12 hours earlier than expected.

New club pep rally is approaching

By Shewit Woldu | Oct. 29, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A new club 40-minute pep rally designed to recognize clubs as well as performing dance groups will be held on November 21 in the gym.

Area high school student dies in car accident

By Shewit Woldu | Oct. 23, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Paul Chester, a Georgetown Prep student and Eastern Middle School graduate, died on Thursday October 16 in Germantown after an automobile collision on Friday, October 10.

Damascus man charged for airport security breach

By Shewit Woldu | Oct. 21, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The U.S. government charged a Damascus High School graduate on October 20 for carrying box cutters and other items onto an airplane after he admitted to bringing the prohibited items onto six flights so that he could prove that the nation's air security system was unsafe.

Homecoming is coming

By Shewit Woldu | Oct. 16, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The homecoming game will be Friday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. against Watkins Mill, followed by the homecoming dance Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Montgomery County sniper memorial to be held

By Shewit Woldu | Oct. 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A candlelight vigil will be held today, the one-year anniversary of the day the series of sniper shootings began. The vigil will be located at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St. in Rockville, and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Poster disappears from English department

By Shewit Woldu | Sept. 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

"It could have been a contender,” said Vickie Adamson, head of the English Department, "and now it is gone.”

Blair average SAT scores fall

By Shewit Woldu | Sept. 5, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The class of 2003's average SAT scores declined by seven points.

Bad Boys 2 is too good to be true

By Shewit Woldu | Aug. 17, 2003, midnight | In Print »

If you're planning to watch Bad Boys 2 this summer, be sure to take two deep breaths before the movie starts, because the non-stop excitement will have you gulping for air the entire time. Bad Boys 2 is the perfect blend of stomach-hurting comedy and edge-of-your-seat action, making the sequel to the 1992 Bad Boys the best movie of the summer.

Pep Rally Approaching

By Shewit Woldu | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Pep rally will be on Wednesday, March 31 and will be a combination of winter and spring sports.

Mr. Gainous caught without ID

By Shewit Woldu | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Mr. Gainous was caught without wearing his ID by a student, who then received a five-dollar credit towards her obligations for observing that he was not following the school policy.