After two and a half weeks, the SGA announced that their parliamentarian, Jacob Asbell, had been removed from office by Blair administration. Asbell was removed by Principal Phillip Gainous after an incident on Sept. 20 when he made an "illicit gesture" during a freshman class assembly.
"Family Guy" starts out season five with Lois asking Peter if he could please go to the PTA meeting in her place. When Peter asks her, "What are you high?" she replies, "I was a few hours ago but I binged it off. By the way, we are out of popcorn, chips and chocolate."
The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of the tragedy "Othello," running from August 30 to October 30, stars the charismatic Avery Brooks in the title role as the manipulated and magnificent Moor and Patrick Page as Othello's brilliantly sinister aide. Making a facile transition from his television work in "Spenser for Hire" and "A Man Called Hawk," Brooks's resonant delivery fills the space and commands the audience's rapt attention. The rest of the cast gives commendable and comparable performances.
Walking through the open wooden gates you notice the strange dress of the people around you. Men are attired in kilts or armor and carry a wide array of weaponry; women are dressed in leather or lace gowns with little crowns of flowers. You may think you have entered a time portal. But no, you have just entered Revel Grove at the 29th Maryland Annual Renaissance Festival.
"Hairspray" first burst on the entertainment scene in the form of John Waters' 1988 film celebrating large people, drag humor and desegregation. For the past three years, the show has been a hit on Broadway and in Baltimore. In July, a touring company brought the lively musical to the Kennedy Center Opera House for a six-week run.
According to the Montgomery County Public Schools website, effective July 1, Student Service Learning hours will no longer be awarded to students participating with for-profit licensed childcare centers or for-profit camps. The only SSL hours accepted must be performed with non-profit organizations. This counter-productive measure is sure to have an impact on volunteerism in the community.