Erik Li


Name: Erik Li
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006

Erik Li was born on Jan. 10, 1988, and spent the first half-year of his life in the USA before moving to Germany for the next two years of his life. Interestingly enough, he remembers none of this (he was much too young – i.e. his memory extends only about a year back, if he's lucky), but his parents do seem to have a rather large stash of incriminating photos.

He has long had a rather unhealthy interest with climbing various objects. As a child he would climb chairs, tables, laps, couches, etc. Now, of course, he limits himself to trees, cliffs, roofs and the occasional bleacher. In addition to climbing, he enjoys wushu, soccer, drawing (although he sucks at it), graphic design, techie stuff (Yes, he's in the Magnet. No, he's not an uber nerd. He thinks. ), and good friends. Hmmm… maybe friends should be first in that list. Oh well, too lazy to change that now.

I suppose I should mention that as another charming facet of his personality, he is a lazy bum and an extreme procrastinator. As in, do-it-in-the-eight-minutes-before-class type procrastinator. Someday he'll have to work on that. Although "someday" does have that rather redeeming quality of being somewhere in the far future.

It should be noted that he gets easily annoyed at times (particularly with his two brothers), and is prone to irrational behavior.

By the by, running from girls is not irrational. They have a rather bad tendency to fight dirty and, for some reason, always seem to win any argument. Someday (see above) he'll have to look into that and figure out why.

Anyways, he probably has a long list of dislikes hidden around somewhere, but as he lost it (he's always losing things. Just look at the half-foot paper pile in his backpack), I guess you'll just have to use a guess-n-check method.

Disclaimer: Erik Li is not responsible for any unwanted side effects caused by the dangerous guess-n-check annoyance list method. Guess at your own risk.



Stories (19)


Trashcan fire near weight room

By Erik Li | May 9, 2005, midnight | In Print »

A small trashcan fire Thursday, May 5 was located by Safety Officer Mark Curran in the 110s hall near the weight room during 5A lunch. No evacuation was necessary, and no fire alarms were triggered.

Blair Robotics Club unable to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

By Erik Li | April 26, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Funding issues prevented the Blair Robotics Club from competing in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) National Robotics Competition this past Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

Blair's power outages caused by faulty electrical equipment

By Erik Li | March 25, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Although school officials initially attributed Blair's recent string of power outages to increased power demands this year, MCPS electricians recently determined that the primary problem is in Blair's electrical equipment.

Sidney Poitier

By Erik Li | Feb. 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

As an actor and director, Sidney Poitier broke down the color barriers of the mid-twentieth century American film industry. Possessing a dual citizenship in the United States and the Bahamas, he originally pursued a U.S. military career and served briefly in an army medical unit.

Duke Ellington

By Erik Li | Feb. 27, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Arguably the greatest jazz composer of his time, Duke Ellington was a superb piano player and was crucial to the development of big-band jazz. His composing style varied greatly, but his most distinctive forms of music highlighted individual musicians and subtly portrayed exquisite moods using brilliant instrumental combinations.

Paul Robeson

By Erik Li | Feb. 26, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Paul Robeson was a left-wing, American singer and actor who became world famous for his role as Joe in the musical "Show Boat." In addition, Robeson was an All-American football player for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey but declined a career as a professional athlete so that he could pursue a law degree at Columbia University.

Nelson Mandela

By Erik Li | Feb. 25, 2005, midnight | In Print »

A South African nationalist and politician, Nelson Mandela became the first freely-elected president of South Africa in 1994. He implemented several social reforms and was a key player in the development of a democratic South Africa.

Phillis Wheatley

By Erik Li | Feb. 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Phillis Wheatley was the first noteworthy black female poet of the U.S. In the fight for black freedom, abolitionists often cited her works in order to refute the claim of black intellectual inferiority. Thought to be born near present-day Senegal in about 1753, Wheatley was kidnapped and enslaved in 1761. She was sold in Boston to the Wheatley family, who treated her as kindly as their own two daughters.

Greenbury Logan

By Erik Li | Feb. 12, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Greenbury Logan was a black soldier who fought for Texan independence in the Battle of Concepción and the siege of Bexar. Born into slavery in 1799, Logan was eventually freed by his white father, David Logan. He then moved to Mississippi, where he married Judah Duncan, with whom he had five children.

James Armistead (James Lafayette)

By Erik Li | Feb. 10, 2005, midnight | In Print »

James Armistead, who was born in 1759 into slavery, was most known for being a black spy during the Revolutionary War and helping the American patriots achieve victory. At the age of 21, Armistead volunteered to be a spy and was sent by General Lafayette to provide false information on American movements to the British. Armistead's willingness to work soon won over British General Cornwallis, and Armistead soon gained privilege to British battle plans.

Mae Jemison

By Erik Li | Feb. 3, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Mae Jemison was born on Oct. 17, 1956 and graduated from Stanford University with degrees in both chemical engineering and African-American studies. Immediately following her graduation from Stanford, she attended medical school at Cornell University, where she avidly followed her interest in international medicine. During her studies, she volunteered at a Thai refugee camp for a week and then continued studying in Kenya, eventually graduating in 1981.

The power of one: Secret Santa

By Erik Li | Dec. 25, 2004, midnight | In Print »

One gift. One lonely, little gift. Just one. Sweet.

Vietnamese club selling crane chains

By June Hu Erik Li | Nov. 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Vietnamese Club sold paper crane chains during 5A lunch on Nov. 17 for $0.75 to benefit the Saigon Children's Charity. Due to great demand, the club decided to sell the ornaments this Friday, Nov. 19, as well.

Lunch area closed

By Erik Li | Nov. 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blazers were unable to sit by the lockers behind the elevator off of Blair Boulevard during lunch today. The area was closed after students repeatedly left trash there, according to school officials, and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Blazers say ‘boo'

By Erik Li | Oct. 29, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Entering through the cobwebbed portal, junior Rita Mitchell walks past the figure lurking in the shadows behind the door. Slowly and stealthily, the figure sneaks behind her and, raising its arms, prepares to strike.

Chinese Moon Festival comes and goes

By Erik Li | Oct. 5, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Chinese Moon Festival, held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, celebrates familial unity and, in days gone by, the bounty of a plentiful harvest.

Problems found with IDs, Novell passwords

By Erik Li Luke McQueen | Sept. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Numerous technical problems have come to light since the beginning of the school year regarding data on student ID cards and student login password settings. Officials said the problems were caused by incorrect or improperly formatted data.

Breakdancing hits the halls again

By Erik Li | Sept. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The administration has repealed the breakdancing ban begun last year and allowed the reinstatement of the Breakdancing Club, formerly known as the Urban Dance Movement.

Legato, Maria

By Erik Li | Feb. 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Sitting upright in her office chair, she takes a small sip of her coffee. Her short brown hair frames a face with an eager smile, and her grey suit is speckled with miniscule sequins. She jokes with her fellow teachers in the Math Department and while her voice may not have the smooth flow that her name suggests, her smile certainly does.



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Photo: Silver Chips Print Nov 2005 Sidebar PDF Graphic

By Erik Li | Nov. 4, 2005, midnight

Photo: Halloween 2005 Sidebar Graphic

By Erik Li | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight