Danielle Foster


Name: Danielle Foster
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2005
Danielle is a senior and all she can say is "it's about time". Now 17, driving, and close to completing the Communication Arts Program, she is ready to graduate on June second. This is her last year at Blair though, and she plans to make it a good one.


Stories (39)


The main problem with "Anna Christie" is Anna Christie

By Danielle Foster | May 23, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Dissatisfied with his original play entitled "Chris Christopherson," Eugene O'Neill altered the focus of the play from Christopherson, the father, to Anna Christie, the long-lost daughter, giving her a harrowing past that no longer included the cliché triumph of good over evil. If you think these changes would be for the better, making the play a more dramatic and enthralling experience on stage, you are thoroughly mistaken.

The beginnings of Friday the 13th

By Danielle Foster | May 12, 2005, midnight | In Print »

If 13 people sit down to dinner together, all of them will die in a year. Some buildings do not have a thirteenth floor, and Thirteenth Avenue is often missing from city maps. If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have horrible luck. Want proof? Think: Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Albert De Salvo and Jeffrey Dahmer. Around the world, people take extra precautions as Friday the 13th approaches. This year, the infamous date occurs tomorrow, Friday, May 13.

Blazers with binx accounts receive inappropriate spam

By Danielle Foster | April 5, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Many students with binx accounts are receiving spam in their inboxes containing pornography and advertisement links. binx is the computer that hosts BEN and all other Blair web sites.

Photography students' work featured in documentary

By Danielle Foster | April 5, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Four students in Photography teacher Franklin Stallings' class had their work featured in an informative documentary about the Thomas Day Education Project (TDEP), and 10 students, including those four, will have their work displayed on the TDEP web site.

Ninth-grade girls' assembly held in auditorium

By Danielle Foster | March 12, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Two health care professionals held an assembly for ninth-grade girls Thursday, March 10, to discuss the transitions freshmen contend with upon entering high school.

Doug Williams

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 22, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Washington Redskin Doug Williams was the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. He was named the MVP of the Super Bowl XXII, after leading his team to a 42-10 defeat of the Denver Broncos.

August Wilson

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 20, 2005, midnight | In Print »

August Wilson, born Frederick August Kittel, is a renowned playwright and poet whose most famous works include "Fences" (1987), "The Piano Lesson" (1990) and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (1984). During his career, Wilson has earned various honors including two Pulitzer Prizes, the American Theater Critics Award, 23 honorary degrees, a Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circles Awards.

Althea Gibson

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 13, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Althea Gibson was born on Aug. 25, 1927 and raised in Harlem, New York. As she grew older, Gibson hated school more and more and eventually quit high school against her father's wishes. Soon, she began competing in girls' tennis tournaments supported by the mostly black American Tennis Association.

Blair teacher performs in local jazz festival

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 4, 2005, midnight | In Print »

A smile streaks across English teacher Pamela Bryant's face as soon as singing and jazz are mentioned. For as long as she can remember, singing has been a part of her life, and thoughts of pursuing her private hobby were always present in the back of her mind. On Feb. 18, Bryant will give her first performance without classmates by her side. She will sing in the East Coast Jazz Festival at the Double Tree Hotel in Rockville from 7:45 p.m to 8:25 p.m.

Essay and oratorical contest open to Blazers

By Danielle Foster | Jan. 14, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society is sponsoring a writing and speech contest open to all Blair students. All applicants must compose an essay discussing the importance of W.E.B. DuBois' accomplishments and submit it to sponsor Jeanette Simmons in room 167 by Feb. 4.

Planning to combat AIDS and poverty in Ethiopia

By Danielle Foster | Dec. 16, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Senior Hamrawit Abebe moved to the United States in 2001. She vividly remembers the major problems that plague Ethiopia, her homeland, and wants to help, though thousands of miles away. As a member of the Ethiopian Club, she meets every Tuesday to discuss potential ways to help with other members.

Islamic militants attack the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia

By Danielle Foster | Dec. 6, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The U.S Consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia was attacked by Islamic militants today, Dec. 6, causing a three-hour gun battle that left three attackers and five non-American consulate workers dead, according to The Washington Post.

Several sexual assaults in the Silver Spring area

By Danielle Foster | Nov. 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Police reported that two teenage girls were attacked in their homes after school this month and that another teenage girl witnessed a man trying to enter her home on Monday, Nov. 22, according to The Washington Post.

Air quality improves but still not up to par

By Danielle Foster | Nov. 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Washington area ranks 13th among the smoggiest cities in the nation, according to a report released by the environmental group U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG).

Blair's own three best chess players in the state

By Danielle Foster | Oct. 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Three blazers have been practicing and improving themselves since childhood. All had coaches and traveled to tournaments amassing trophies and titles as they went. Senior Daniel Aisen, senior Eric Ma and freshman Zhi-ya Hu are all experts in the game of chess.

Program targets gangs

By Danielle Foster | Oct. 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Teachers, security and staff from the Department of Recreation formed a task force and discussed ways to fund an after-school athletic program that targets ESOL students in an effort to lessen the number involved in gangs. The meeting took place on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

The epitome of musical versatility

By Danielle Foster | June 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Ray Charles died at the age of 73 from complications from liver disease in Los Angles on Thursday. What may have been the most soulful voice on earth was silenced.

Keep Montgomery County Beautiful

By Danielle Foster | June 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation in cooperation with the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful task force (KMCB) invites amateur photographers to portray the beauty of Montgomery County.

The overhaul of Wheaton Mall

By Danielle Foster | June 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Wheaton Plaza is currently undergoing renovations to introduce approximately 50 new stores and three new restaurants by March 2005.

Blazer featured on the radio

By Danielle Foster | June 1, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Junior Michael Stewart's song, The M, was played for a week on the FM station WPGC 95.5. Everything in the song, including lyrics and beats, were Stewart's own. He works under the independent label Dada records.

Blair student receives award for community service

By Danielle Foster | May 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Senior Chenkang Zang is the only student in Montgomery County to receive the 2004 Nancy Dworkin Award for Outstanding Service to Youth on May 6.

Blazer named semifinalist for Presidential Scholars Award

By Danielle Foster | May 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blair senior Jessica Shang was one of eight academic MCPS semifinalists for the 2004 Presidential Scholars awards. There were twelve in Maryland.

Local short-story contest

By Danielle Foster | March 29, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Students who attend high school or live in Montgomery County are eligible to enter an original short story in the F. Scott Fitzgerald student short story contest.

Students voice opinions on Aristide

By Danielle Foster | March 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, former Haitian president, fled to the Central African Republic as rebel forces continue to gain power of the island. He is now trying to reunite with his family while finding a third country for permanent asylum. Haitian students spoke out on the revolt against President Aristide. Most students showed no regret for Aristide's departure.

Writing against HIV and AIDS

By Danielle Foster | March 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Souls Group, Inc. a literary and artistic development firm, is seeking essays from African American teens dealing with abstinence, sex and AIDS. The essays will be compiled from Montgomery County teens for an anthology, which will be published in the summer of 2004.

Students no longer allowed in halls without a sponsor

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Students in Blair not involved in an after-school activity will be reported to the police according to an announcement this morning.

Obesity in youths under fire

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 25, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A Montgomery County delegate has proposed legislation to improve nutritional standards in schools and promote exercise according to the Washington Post.

Opportunities for high school writers

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Several organizations and colleges have contests, some with cash prizes, open to high school students.

Student suspended for saying "God Bless"

By Danielle Foster | Feb. 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A high school broadcaster was suspended from a school news show for one month because he ended a show with

Blair teachers recall the day MLK was killed

By Danielle Foster | Jan. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blair teachers remember where they were the day Martin Luther King Jr. was killed and how the event affected them.

Schafer, James

By Danielle Foster | Jan. 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

During most lunch periods, you can find James Schafer in room 332 surrounded by students. Whether he is showing them how he connects- the-dots or explaining physics, Schafer almost always has a crowd around him ready to learn.

Essay Contest about Black History Month

By Danielle Foster | Dec. 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to write an essay discussing why Black History Month is important. There will be cash prizes for students and a "Winner's Reception” in the NBC4 TV Station in February.

Governor Ehrlich is justified in restricting gay marriage

By Danielle Foster | Dec. 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Maryland Governor, Robert L. Ehrlich said he refused to have marriage rights extended to gay and lesbian couples on WTOP radio on November 20.

You don't have to "Beg for Mercy" listening to this CD

By Danielle Foster | Dec. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

After opening the new G-unit CD case, entitled "Beg for Mercy,” I wasn't expecting much. 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson by birth) sits holding a rifle as Lloyd Banks holds his middle finger up to all who open the cover. It seems that every song will be about guns, smoking and maybe a few on why you shouldn't listen to JaRule. Pop the CD in though, and you will hear a wide variety of beats and lyrics. Even though the music is all G-Unit you don't get sick of hearing the same voices, and every song sounds entirely different.

Public transportation hearing held at Blair

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

Honigsberg, Michael

By Danielle Foster | Oct. 16, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Michael Honigsberg grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania having no idea he would find himself in Maryland as a high school French teacher. Now that he is here, however, he feels he has a fulfilling career that matters.

When viruses attack

By Danielle Foster | Oct. 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A few days before the first day of school, junior Connie Sinclair is almost finished with her paper. Music playing, Internet explorer connected, she has just a few more things to do until she is finished. Suddenly a message pops up and she is faced with a race against the clock. A program unexpectedly failed on her computer and she has 60 seconds to close all programs or the computer will shut down.

Free college preparation classes at Takoma Park library

By Danielle Foster | Oct. 2, 2003, midnight | In Print »

All students planning to attend college can participate three free classes open to the public at the Takoma Park public library. The first course entitled "Going to College: Overview,” will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. The session will be lead by Dr. Laurie Potts-Dupre. She plans to help students choose the schools that will fit their personality, financial situation, and academic interests.

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde will bore you with predictability beyond belief

By Danielle Foster | Aug. 17, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, surpasses its predecessor with plot and dialogue more pathetic than in the original. The sequel follows the same predictable pattern throughout with Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) succeeding in every venture.



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Photo: Freshman Girls Assembly

By Danielle Foster | March 14, 2005, midnight

Banks Williams speak to ninth grade girls about health and early pregnancies.