Elizabeth Packer


Name: Elizabeth Packer
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Elizabeth is a senior. She drinks a can of pineapple juice a day and absolutely loves playing the name game. She is on her way to greater things, most notably college.


Stories (9)


ChipsTrips: Metro Edition

By Elizabeth Packer | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Tired of the usual downtown Silver Spring dining options? Just can't bring yourself to swallow yet another Big Mac? The scent of Jerry's threatening to make you nauseous? Fear not: Next time hunger strikes, forget the mundane and instead give one of these delicious alternatives a try. With a few dollars and a Metro fare card, you'll find there are plenty of new places to indulge.

Chefs searching for the ingredients to success

By Elizabeth Packer | Nov. 11, 2005, midnight | In Print »

A ladleful of satiny batter hits the frying pan with a sizzle. Gripping the handle, junior Greg Lightfoot deftly swirls the skillet until it is covered with a thin layer of dough. Seconds later, with an assured flick of the wrist, Lightfoot flips the pancake over and slides it onto a waiting plate, where he adds the finishing touches. With a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a few squirts of whipped cream, the crêpe is ready to be served.

More than just sashes and stilettos

By Elizabeth Packer | May 31, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Contestant 1587 waits nervously with hundreds of other girls backstage. Clad in two-inch heels, a black-and-pink evening gown and full stage makeup, she mentally prepares for the task at hand. "Remember to breathe. Don't walk too fast," she reminds herself. After what seems like an eternity, she emerges from the wings wearing a huge smile and struts down the runway, illuminated by the glow of the spotlight.

Blair Poets

By Elizabeth Packer | May 2, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Poetry. The tangible expression of thought. Eloquence conveyed with a few well-chosen words. Images brought to life by metaphors and similes. Like exploring unfamiliar seas, the waters of poetry run deep, their beauty often concealed beneath waves of ambiguity. And for these poets, prolific and proficient, filling journals with rhymes, performing for crowds, publishing poems for all to see - it's their passion.

Comfort in the classroom

By Elizabeth Packer | Feb. 13, 2005, midnight | In Print »

When junior Fatima Doumbouya feels stressed, she knows what to do. Instead of talking to her family, visiting the guidance office or turning to friends, she goes to the person she feels knows her best: her teacher. Doumbouya considers this teacher to be one of her closest friends and she feels completely comfortable telling her teacher about her personal life and problems.

Freshmen repeats rise

By Elizabeth Packer | Nov. 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The current freshman class includes over 100 students who did not have enough credits to pass ninth grade last school year, according to student information management system coordinator Joseph Bellino.

Dolphins: MAXimum fun

By Emily-Kate Hannapel Elizabeth Packer | Nov. 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Images of sex, partial nudity and violence flash across the 66 by 90 foot screen. An athletic woman in a red bikini dives into crystal clear water. But the swimming beauty, Kathleen Dudzinski, isn't acting in your typical weekend thriller. In fact, she's not even an actress. Dudzinski is one of the scientists featured in the latest IMAX, Dolphins, now showing at the Johnson Theater in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Blazers experience the benefits and drawbacks of commitment-free hook-ups

By Elizabeth Packer | Oct. 18, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Samantha Baker sits across from her longtime crush Jake Ryan, their faces lit by the candles glowing on the birthday cake in-between them. This scene from the classic 1980s movie Sixteen Candles ends with Jake asking Samantha out after the two share a kiss.

No strings attached

By Elizabeth Packer | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Samantha Baker sits across from her longtime crush Jake Ryan, their faces lit by the candles glowing on the birthday cake in-between them. This scene from the classic 1980s movie Sixteen Candles ends with Jake asking Samantha out after the two share a kiss. Oh, the simple days, when romance ruled, and friends were just friends. At Blair, where "going out,” "hooking-up” and "friends with benefits” are common, the dating lines have been blurred and romance is no longer required for physical intimacy. While many Blazers still choose committed relationships, friendships that include sexual hook-ups are becoming increasingly common.