Luke McQueen

Name: Luke McQueen
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Luke McQueen, despite being constantly mistook for various celebrities, business moguls, and world leaders/dominators, leads a relatively humble life. He is especially humbled by the world of journalism and, in particular, Silver Chips Online. This is mainly because it's his first year at SCO, but he plans to make short work of that! When it comes to jazzing it up, his weapon of choice is either the piano or trumpet. His other hobbies include ultimate frisbee, movies, and saying the phrase "And that's how it's done" at completely inappropriate times. He is a man of integrity.

Stories (21)

MCPS offers Health, SAT Prep online for summer school

By Luke McQueen | May 12, 2005, midnight | In Print »

MCPS is offering an online version of both its SAT Prep Course and its Comprehensive Health Education Course for the Student Online Learning (SOL) program. The online format of the courses allows enrolled students to work at their own convenience.

Blair fails to meet AYP for 2004

By Luke McQueen | March 6, 2005, midnight | In Print »

For the second consecutive year, Blair failed to achieve the minimum required percentage of passing scores on standardized tests to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

Desmond Tutu

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 14, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born on Oct. 7, 1931 in Klerksdop, Transvaal, a former province of South Africa. The son of a schoolteacher, his entire life was colored by education. He was educated at Johannesburg Bantu High School and trained to be a teacher at Pretoria Bantu Normal College. In 1954, Tutu graduated from the University of South Africa, and in 1955, he married Leah Nomalizo Tutu.

Ida B. Wells

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 11, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born Ida B. Wells in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. The oldest of eight children, Wells became a teacher to support her younger siblings after the death of her parents in 1880 from yellow fever. Despite her many obstacles, financial and racial, Wells finished her studies at Rust College and in 1888, became a teacher and anti-lynching activist in Tennessee. She became editor and co-owner of a local black newspaper called "The Free Speech and Headlight," and Wells utilized her editorial column to denounce the lynching of blacks and encourage the black people of Memphis to move west.

Friends and family plan on holding Super Bowl betting games

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 5, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Many Blair Super Bowl viewers will play low-stakes betting games with friends and family during the game.

Mary McLeod Bethune

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 5, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Mary McLeod Bethune was born as Mary McLeod on July 10, 1875 in Maysville, South Carolina. She was the fifteenth child of 17 to be born to two former slaves, Samuel and Patsy McLeod. Through scholarships, McLeod was able to attend the Maysville Presbyterian Mission School, Scotia Seminary and the Moody Bible Institute.

Strathmore music center to open this weekend

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 2, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The brand-new Strathmore Music Center at Strathmore Hall will open this Saturday, Feb. 5.

America's tsunami apathy

By Luke McQueen | Jan. 20, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The U.S. government has donated a generous amount in the tsunami aid effort. Organizations such as Americares, UNICEF, USAID and Oxfam have received millions more from ordinary Americans. But despite this generosity, something seems to be missing from an otherwise appropriate response to a tragedy: empathy.

Blazers defeat competition on "It's Academic"

By Luke McQueen | Jan. 9, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Montgomery Blair High School triumphed on the Saturday, Jan. 8 airing of the high-school quiz show "It's Academic.” The show, which was taped on Dec. 18, 2004, was the first episode of the season to air.

Blair law class learns firsthand from professionals

By Luke McQueen | Dec. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The two Law classes in the Human Services Academy took a field trip on Wednesday, Dec. 15 to Choice Hotels International Corporate Headquarters, located in Silver Spring. The trip featured numerous events designed to enrich the students' understanding of corporate law.

Teachers disapprove of new grading policy

By Luke McQueen | Dec. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Teacher reactions have been largely negative in response to voluntary implementation of the new grading policy, which MCPS will make standard for all high schools by the 2005-2006 school year.

"Metroid Prime 2: Echoes" a contender for game of the year

By Luke McQueen | Dec. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The sequel to the outstanding adventure title Metroid Prime has arrived, and it is another triumph. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, available only for the Game Cube, improves on the strengths of its predecessor and expands on the original concept to include an entertaining multiplayer mode.

Entrepeneurship class visits New York

By Luke McQueen | Nov. 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Entrepreneurship Academy took a one-day trip to New York City on Friday, Nov. 19. The students were given the opportunity to do business with the wholesale market there.

Outdoor water fountain to be installed near track

By Luke McQueen | Nov. 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Physical Education Department is sharing expenses with the Athletics Department and the PTSA to install an outdoor water fountain next to the track. The P.E. Department originally requested the installation with the construction of the new building, but MCPS denied the measure.

PTSA sponsors citrus sale

By Luke McQueen | Oct. 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Despite setbacks caused by the hurricanes in Florida, the PTSA's citrus sale fundraiser is now taking orders for oranges and grapefruit.

Class of '06 has choice between current and new SAT

By Luke McQueen | Sept. 23, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The class of 2006 has the unique opportunity to register for the current SAT or the new one. According to a brochure published by the College Board for students taking the SAT in the 2004-2005 school year, the cutoff date by which students can register and take the current version of the SAT is Dec. 20. After that point, students will only be able to take the new version.

Blazers cruise to easy win

By Jonah Gold, Luke McQueen | Sept. 20, 2004, midnight | In Print »

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.

Blair's Jazz Band participates in festival

By Luke McQueen | Sept. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blair Honors Jazz Band participated in events at the first annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Sept. 11, 2004, which included performances from Blair graduate Marcus Johnson and Keter Betts, recipient of the 2003 Living Legacy Jazz Award.

Jaleo proves that tapas are tasty

By Luke McQueen | Aug. 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Before you even walk through the doors of Jaleo, prepare to fall in love with every nuance of the downtown Bethesda tapas restaurant. The site is everything that its sibling downtown D.C. location couldn't be - a breezy, wide-open restaurant that resembles true central Spanish architecture.

Spare yourself a visit to The Village

By Luke McQueen | Aug. 15, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Images (7)

Photo: Grosvener-Strathmore Station

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Photo: Grosvener-Strathmore - Strathmore Hall

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Strathmore Hall

Photo: Medical Center Station

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Photo: White Flint - White Flint Mall

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

White Flint Mall, located just a short walk away from the White Flint Metro station.

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Photo: White Flint - Bloomingdale's

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Bloomingdale's in White Flint Mall.

Photo: White Flint - eatzi's

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

EatZi's near the White Flint Metro station.

Photo: White Flint Station

By Luke McQueen | Feb. 8, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The White Flint Metro station.