"Is it really ethical, is it really fair, to put a 17-year-old high-school student in that dilemma?" MCPS High School Counselor Specialist Kent Weaver asks. He's questioning the Early Decision admissions option—an issue that the college admissions community is grappling with while Early Decision's popularity continues to rise among Blazers.
Eighteen: the number of pages of the longest cell phone bill that junior Aynalem Geremew has received. Two hundred: the cost, in dollars, of that same bill. Thirteen: the most people that sophomore Nick Bilhimer has talked to on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) at the same time.
Nestled against the arch of senior Rachel Moorin's back are two dark-blue angel wings, so vivid they seem likely to flutter right off her skin. These wings, however, which are drawn with tiny droplets of tattooed ink, will stay with her for life as a symbol of self-expression.
From watching the trailers, Mona Lisa Smile looks to be the female version of 1989's Dead Poets' Society—a freethinking teacher, rich college students and a carpe diem moral to boot. The one hour and 57 minutes of Mona Lisa Smile's unforgettable cinematography and exceptional character development, however, are far from being a mere imitation.