Melanie Thompson

Name: Melanie Thompson
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2005
Melanie Thompson is currently a junior in CAP and a page editor on Silver Chips. She enjoys hot baths, appearing aside famous stars in movies, and watching Agent Vaughn on Alias. A little known fact about Melanie is that she is a huge fan of Harry Potter. When Melanie isn't sleeping, she is probably taking a nap. Additionally, she is married to Elmo from Sesame Street. When she becomes rich and famous one day, she promises to remember you all.

Stories (14)

'Nice butt!'… How Flattering

By Melanie Thompson | April 15, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Dear Men, Admit it. Many of you have done it. You've seen a pretty girl walk down University Boulevard, looked her up and down and whistled, made kissing noises or shouted some obscene remark about her behind. But take it from a girl who is tired of it: It doesn't work.

"Million Dollar Baby": Worth every penny

By Melanie Thompson | Feb. 2, 2005, midnight | In Print »

In a jam-packed boxing stadium, the cheers and jeers of an exuberant crowd echo in Maggie's ears. From the stands, she watches the match with longing in her eyes as the boxer steps left, avoiding a punch to the face, then swings his right arm in his opponent's stomach. Right outside the ring is Frankie Dunn, the boxer's trainer, instinctively shuffling his feet and punching the air as if he were in the match himself.

Digging up the past, burying the present

By Melanie Thompson | Dec. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

"Get your warm clothes on; we're going to prepare a burial!" says Cultural Anthropology teacher David Whitacre, motioning to his students in room 131 to follow him out the door. His students smile at one another: It's not going to be a typical Monday morning.

Romance that goes the distance

By Melanie Thompson | Nov. 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The bill was $683—that's how much senior Heather Baker owed her parents at the end of the summer before her junior year. Every penny was spent on long-distance calls to her boyfriend some 500 miles away.

Azkaban: Sirius movie magic

By Melanie Thompson | June 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry doesn't even know he's a wizard. During his induction to the magical world of flying broomsticks and bubbly potions, he gapes wide-eyed at his surroundings, every bit overwhelmed by his transition from abused child to famous hero. In Chamber of Secrets, he gains a few inches, fights a few more bad guys and gets a little more thick-skinned, but still remains a kid in a dangerous world.

Sharon Caplan will retire after 26 years

By Melanie Thompson | May 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

English teacher Sharon Caplan is "having a second renaissance." After 26 years of teaching Shakespeare, Hemmingway and Steinbeck, Caplan has decided to pursue her other interests, including politics (she hopes to work on John Kerry's campaign) and marine biology.

Reversing roles: Ms. Newman goes from teacher to student

By Melanie Thompson | May 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Act 1: Kelly Newman is a tiny, golden-haired child already testing her acting prowess in her living-room production of The Frog Prince. Act 2: A college freshman, Newman takes her first steps into the bright stage lights at Catholic University. Act III: Newman combines her love of theatre and teaching as the drama instructor at Blair.

Garner goes from tough to fluff

By Melanie Thompson | April 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

As Sydney Bristow on ABC's Alias, Jennifer Garner is a hard-as-nails, butt whooping machine working for the CIA. She spends countless hours whipping both her acting skills and martial arts moves into shape in order to give life to her character, who constantly undergoes very adult emotions such as pain, loss, love and betrayal.

The straight story about students with gay parents

By Melanie Thompson | April 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Senior Noam Dror's parents bring him chicken soup whenever he has a cold. They scold him when his room isn't clean. They nag him to finish his homework and smother him with hugs after a bad day. His two moms have done everything required of caring, loving parents, so when Dror is confronted with awkward stares and raised eyebrows because his parents are gay, he's liable to be a bit upset. As the controversy over gay parenting continues to grow, Dror and the other 10 million children of gay, lesbian or bisexual parents in the U.S. cannot escape the ignorance and curious questions inherent in the lifestyle. But they stress that, aside from being confronted with prejudice in occasion, their lives are similar to those of children of heterosexual parents.

Turning away from ACL tears

By Melanie Thompson | March 18, 2004, midnight | In Print »

It should have been the perfect vacation; my team fought our way to the championship game in a major Florida sports competition, and only something extraordinarily awful could have destroyed my bliss. But with a split-second hyperextension of my leg and a popping sensation in my knee, I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), becoming one of the 20,000 high-school female athletes who experience severe knee injuries each year.

A brutal but emotional Passion

By Melanie Thompson | March 2, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Nearly everyone, be they Christian, Jew, Muslim or agnostic knows the story – Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane, taken before the Jewish priests, brought before Pontius Pilate, then flogged, brutally beaten, and crucified. Therefore, it is not the storyline of The Passion that will shock you – it is the extreme and brutal gore that takes Jesus' suffering to an almost unrealistic level.

Ultimate love songs

By Melanie Thompson | Feb. 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Stuck On You: a lesson in the connectedness between brothers

By Melanie Thompson | Dec. 16, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Stuck On You, the Farrelly's brothers' newest comedy, starring Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon as conjoined twins, is not a hilarious movie that impales the viewer with side-splitting laughter but has enough dignity not to take cheap shots at the brothers' situation. Instead, the comedy plays to the heart of their seemingly freakish arrangement: brotherly love.

House of the Dead should be six feet under

By Melanie Thompson | Oct. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

If you seek a movie with a captivating storyline, shocking plot twists, original action sequences, and spooky thrills, then don't see House of the Dead.