Katherine Duncan

Name: Katherine Duncan
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Katherine Duncan is beyond excited to be in her senior year of high school. A perpetually tired, slightly spaztic girl, Katherine enjoys many things--including hanging out with her friends, going shopping and being lazy. Though she is still license-less, she has a permit (finally) and will one day be able to drive. She has recently been playing soccer everyday of the week and, though she thoroughly enjoys the sport, is growing a bit tired. As the managing health editor for Silver Chips, Katherine strives to actually have a health page this year and for people to actually read it. 06 holler at it.

Stories (8)

Thin is in

By Katherine Duncan | Dec. 15, 2005, midnight | In Print »

For Kate, a senior, forcing herself to vomit after every meal was a daily necessity for several months during her junior year. Her habit felt as natural as brushing her teeth or getting dressed in the morning.

Can't stop, won't stop

By Katherine Duncan | Dec. 15, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Bill waits eagerly within the bustling confines of the SAC during 5A lunch as his friend approaches an academic support room. "Hi, I'm Bill and I'm here to make up a test," Bill's friend tells the teacher in the room. "No, you're not," says the teacher. "Bill is in my class, and you're not him!"

Drowning fear with beer

By Katherine Duncan | May 2, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Her vision is blurred, her steps are off-balance and her mind is racing from one fleeting thought to the next. After a few swigs of the bottle, she is ready.

Blazers plan to take part in their family's business

By Katherine Duncan | March 16, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The bell rings at 10:47 a.m. signaling the start of 5A lunch. Instead of joining the throngs of students munching warm fries in the SAC or the crowds of people chatting along Blair Boulevard, senior Jordan Gross gathers his belongings and leaves school for the day.

OxyContin: a prescription for addiction

By Katherine Duncan | Feb. 17, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Joe, a junior, sits silently amongst a boisterous group of friends along Blair Boulevard during 5B lunch on Dec. 22. After shooting paranoid glances up and down the hall, he is confident that the coast is clear and opens his hand, revealing a 10-mg OxyContin prescription pill. His back turned against the passing crowds in the hallway, Joe works quickly, crushing the pill with his driver's license and pushing the powder into a thin line on the cover of his student planner. In a matter of seconds, he snorts the drug through a pen cap and up his nose, brushes any residue onto the floor and leans back into the wall.

Teens and adults alike are drawn to drama and beauty in The O.C., T.V.'s guiltiest pleasure

By Katherine Duncan | Dec. 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

It's a place where the weather is always warm, everyone is thin and beautiful and the houses are enormous. Here, money is no object, and all the clothes are fabulous. Paradise? No, it's The O.C.

Paying the price for her father's crime

By Katherine Duncan | Nov. 5, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The date flows out of her mouth as easily as her name. July 14, 2003: the day that junior Aracely Blanco's father was imprisoned for illegal immigration from El Salvador; the day that upturned Blanco's entire life.

Where have all the readers gone?

By Katherine Duncan | Oct. 20, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The autumn wind ruffles her long blonde hair as she crosses New York City's busy streets and steps into Barney's, the famously chic department store. She floats toward the bathing suit section eyeing the selection for her upcoming trip to St. Bart's. Sophomore Maura Druhan suddenly opens her eyes and turns the page. Sitting in her Takoma Park home on a Saturday afternoon, Druhan is engrossed in the latest novel in the Gossip Girl series by author Cecily von Ziegesar. For a brief second, Druhan imagines that she is Serena van der Woodson, the beautiful, rich and popular protagonist in the series.