Chelsea Zhang


Name: Chelsea Zhang
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2006
Chelsea Zhang was born in Tianjin, China on May 17,1988 and moved to the U.S. when she was five. She is now a SENIOR with inexplicable tendencies to get hyper at inopportune times and forget things. She doesn't remember if she's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and consequently, she thinks sticky notes are the best thing ever invented. She enjoys blaring music (done in moderation), singing in the shower and dancing when she thinks no one's looking. That said, she is seeking feedback on whether she manages to keep up a pretense of normalcy. If she tells you something incoherent or nonsensical, blame it on the lack of sleep. She also hopes no one noticed the above non sequiturs. (oops, did I say that?) Have a nice day!


Stories (14)


Paychecks for the parents

By Chelsea Zhang | April 6, 2006, midnight | In Print »

On a Monday afternoon in early March, dental assistant and senior Aracely Blanco aided her boss with a filling, a crown and a root canal. It was a hectic day typical of her $9-an-hour, part-time job at Congressional Dental Care in Rockville. As she held a suction tube and watched her boss drill into a cavity, Blanco did not think about going shopping with the $270 she would earn over the next two weeks.

On the job, charms become credentials

By Chelsea Zhang | Feb. 22, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Last fall, Lily, a senior, walked into her job interview at a Rockville restaurant with no previous work experience. But she secured the job with a skill she had not listed on her résumé.

Repairs begin in aftermath of arson incidents

By Chelsea Zhang | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Repairs have begun in two of the bathrooms in which an arsonist set trash-can fires last month, but the bathrooms remain unusable. Administrators are also dealing with problems in Blair's emergency evacuation protocol that the arson incidents revealed.

A public school, a private deed

By Jody Pollock Chelsea Zhang | Dec. 15, 2005, midnight | In Print »

On their two-week anniversary, they had a spontaneous celebration. That night, they took their relationship to the next level - in the Blair auditorium.

Mired in the Blair bureaucracy

By Chelsea Zhang | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight | In Print »

When social studies resource teacher Cherie McGinn returned from her father-in-law's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 5, she felt less sadness than apprehension. "Any time a teacher misses school, work gets backed up," she says.

Bringing home the message of God

By Chelsea Zhang | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight | In Print »

For senior Joe Lorenz, the first stirrings of passion came years ago. He toyed with the idea, researched his crush and prayed every night before going to bed. Then, last January, curious flirting escalated into infatuation. As he asked his friends for answers, he sensed an emerging intimacy and felt his fears fade away.

Departments gear up for standardized tests

By Chelsea Zhang | May 31, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Several departments recently undertook initiatives to prepare and energize students for this week's High School Assessments (HSAs) and Geometry Maryland School Assessment (MSA), expanding on an ongoing effort to improve Blair's performance through tutoring that began last year.

Building services worker's father passes away

By Chelsea Zhang | April 29, 2005, midnight | In Print »

The father of building services worker Marisol Cortez, who was recently featured in "Marisol Cortez: pursuing an American dream," died of cancer on Wednesday, April 27.

Marisol Cortez: pursuing an American dream

By Chelsea Zhang | April 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Building services worker Marisol Cortez had almost finished her senior year of high school in El Salvador when her results for a career path test came back. Her friends jumped, clapped and cheered as she told them the test's recommendations for her: journalism and law enforcement.

Scraping together an American dream

By Chelsea Zhang | April 28, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Building services worker Marisol Cortez had almost finished her senior year of high school in El Salvador when her results for a career path test came back. Her friends jumped, clapped and cheered as she told them the test's recommendations for her: journalism and law enforcement.

Pages get political on Capitol Hill

By Chelsea Zhang | March 14, 2005, midnight | In Print »

He took a picture with Chris Van Hollen and chatted in the Capitol elevator with Albert Wynn, both representatives from Maryland. At President Bush's second inauguration, he sat among congressmen in the first section of bleachers, close enough to see the wrinkles on Bush's face. He watched from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives when Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi addressed Congress in September. But he had no constituency, no personal office, not even the right to vote.

Night School starts earlier

By Chelsea Zhang | Feb. 5, 2005, midnight | In Print »

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the MCPS Evening High School program, Blair Night School classes now begin one-and-a-half hours earlier.

Night School starts earlier

By Chelsea Zhang | Feb. 4, 2005, midnight | In Print »

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the MCPS Evening High School program, Blair Night School classes now begin one and a half hours earlier.

Breaking it down on the underage dance floor

By Chelsea Zhang | Nov. 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

As speakers boom out lyrics to Nelly's "Flap Ya Wings,” junior Jessica Harris's lithe body rocks to the rhythm. She pumps her arms while her feet trace out a pattern on a two-foot-high platform: left, right, in, out. She has barely any space to move. Jam-packed around her, illuminated by circling blacklights and neon flashers, the jean-clad crowd of clubbers—all under 18—gets its groove on.