Devon Madison

Name: Devon Madison
Position: Online Entertainment Editor
Graduation Year: 2007
Devon Madison has a famous brother and sister. What went wrong? No one will know.

Stories (22)

Blair ice hockey season preview

By Devon Madison | Nov. 17, 2006, midnight | In Blair »

As the cold weather kicks into gear, winter sports teams are starting up again, which can only mean one thing: hockey season. The Community Blair Ice Hockey team will kick off their season tonight as they face the Magruder Colonels in a season opener at 7 p.m. at the Outdoor Wheaton Regional Ice Rink.

"Stick It" lands a perfect 10 in box office sales

By Devon Madison | May 2, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Stick It

Senior Helen Alemu passes away

By Devon Madison | April 18, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Senior Helen Alemu died yesterday morning due to what is thought to be trauma to the head after a fall, according to an announcement made today.

Slightly Stoopid: Slightly uninspired

By Devon Madison | Feb. 24, 2006, midnight | In Music »

The reverberating base sounded throughout the club. The audience was full, the fans were pumped and everyone was jumping up and down in sync with the music. A haze of smoke filled the club, and Slightly Stoopid came to center stage. But the band never showed up, only their disappointing performance did, leaving a less than amazed crowd.

When divorce drives parents apart, academics take a back seat

By Devon Madison | Feb. 22, 2006, midnight | In Features »

He wakes up at 6:30 a.m. Instead of getting ready for school, he ignores his alarm clock and goes back to sleep. After an argument with his mom last night, all that junior Marty Viger wants is to be with his dad. But Viger's parents are divorced, and he has to stay at his mom's for another week. This stressful knowledge makes going to school out of the question; he needs a day off to recoup.

Connect-Ed keeps parents informed

By Devon Madison | Jan. 26, 2006, midnight | In Local »

On Dec. 7, a new countywide program called "Connect-Ed" was instituted at Blair, allowing parents and guardians to be alerted when their child has been absent from class.

"Glory Road" is predictably glorious

By Devon Madison | Jan. 17, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

It's your childhood blanket that you just can't throw away. It's having your favorite lunch every day of the year. It's reading your favorite book for the fiftieth time. What do all these things have in common with "Glory Road?" Repetition. "Glory Road" is the same sports story you've seen at least 100 times, but then you rewind it and watch it again.

Hot holiday gifts for your Christmas lists

By Devon Madison, Zoe Norvell | Dec. 22, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Last year it was iPods, now there's the Nano. Last year it was Halo, now everyone's got to have a PSP. Either way, it's clear: this holiday season the hottest items are electronics once again. This December, you don't always have to be rich to snag the perfect gift. Popular and acceptable alternatives are making it easier for you to keep your friends and family happy, as well as your wallet.

The actors own "The Family Stone"

By Devon Madison | Dec. 21, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

A lighthearted story, an excellent cast and a little holiday spirit. "The Family Stone," may be corny, but during the holidays, the more cheesy the better.

There's little wrong with "Kong"

By Devon Madison | Dec. 19, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

When someone mentions "King Kong," usually the first thing that comes to mind is a huge gorilla pounding his chest on top of the Empire State Building. With Peter Jackson's "King Kong," the story goes much deeper into the mind of the huge, infamous gorilla.

Blair will eventually replace BEN with countywide program

By Devon Madison | Dec. 17, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Blair administration will eventually replace the Blair Education Network (BEN) with a new countywide program, "Edline," that will allow parents and students to check students' grades online, according to the MCPS website.

Blair Ice Hockey hopes for a strong season

By Devon Madison | Dec. 6, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

The Community Ice-Hockey league's 2005-2006 campaign has begun, and despite a slow start, Blair hopes to extend last year's success. Last year's star seniors, Neal Vasilak, Brad Gee, Nathan Barrymore and Graham Mathews, were sorely missed in Blair's 10-0 loss during the first game of the season against Churchill on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Blazers suffered another, but less brutal loss to Paint Branch on Friday Dec. 2nd, when they were defeated 5-3. Blair's losses have proved that the team must make adjustments to their offense to make up for the absence of last year's seniors and current senior defenseman Jake Drengwitz.

"First Descent": An Alaskan adventure

By Devon Madison | Dec. 6, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

Five of the world's best snowboarders come to Alaska to ride the Alaskan backcountry. What do they have to show for themselves? A movie that reveals their deepest passions and records their wildest tricks.

"Chicken Little" bombs big time

By Devon Madison | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight | In Movies »

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Dealing with disabilities

By Devon Madison | Nov. 7, 2005, midnight | In Features »

B-e-c-a-u-s-e. For most high school students, "because" is not difficult to spell. But for junior Robert Ginsberg, spelling "because" would be a struggle if his second grade teacher hadn't taught him to sound it out.

Trick-or-treating: old in age but not in spirit

By Devon Madison | Oct. 30, 2005, midnight | In Features »

She walks up the front walk, bag of candy in hand, wearing an extravagant costume and a luminous face like the grinning jack-o-lantern that sits on the front stoop beforeher. Accompanying her are a bunch of her buddies, also extremely excited and ready for the night they've been waiting for: Halloween. No, these kids aren't six year-old girls dressed in witch costumes, fresh from their school party earlier that day; they're high school juniors dressed in suggestive costumes, expecting great things from the neighbors they've never met.

Give us a break!

By Eve Gleichman, Devon Madison | Oct. 12, 2005, midnight | In Op/Ed »

Remember that awful Diflucan commercial with the middle-aged women running up and down escalators in distress, all to the beat of the nauseating "Gotta Go"? theme music? Maybe you don't; after all, its infamy did put an abrupt halt to the annoying advertisement, and we haven't really seen much more of that campaign from the bladder fixer-upper. But now, whether wanted or not, we Blazers can't help but wonder why we constantly find ourselves singing the catchy jingle during the school day.

Horne, Michael

By Devon Madison | Oct. 3, 2005, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

English teacher Michael Horne grew up a well-rounded child in Connecticut. He had one sister and played a little of every sport and played the accordion. Since then, his interests have changed, but his well-roundedness has remained as one of his best qualities.

Blazers attend annual Activity Fair

By Devon Madison | Sept. 14, 2005, midnight | In Local »

Blair's annual Activity Fair was held Sept. 13 and 14 in the main gym during 5A and 5B classes. The Activity Fair, which represented approximately 35 different clubs, was set up to encourage students to sign up for extracurricular activities at Blair, according to Secretary of Student Organizations Scott Rathbone.

The new "O Season"

By Devon Madison | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight | In Television »

Warning: This story contains spoilers for the season premiere of "The OC." On Thursday evening, thousands of OC fanatics geared up for the premiere of the third season of the popular show, fondly remembering every episode last season from start to finish. "The OC" is a drama about teens and families who live in Orange County, California, and are forced to deal with the dramas of alcoholism, drug addiction, adultery and the overall issues of living a wealthy life. However, if you missed the last couple of episodes or are new to the show, here's a brief recap on what has happened so far.

Cubano's: It's all about the Mojo

By Devon Madison | Sept. 2, 2005, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Cubano's, a relatively small Cuban restaurant in Silver Spring sits across the street from the well known Mi Rancho. The restaurant's size, cost, and proximity to the very popular Mi Rancho causes it to often be overlooked.

Blazers build strength at soccer camp

By Devon Madison | July 18, 2005, midnight | In Blair »

On July 10, 2005, Blair Blazers packed their bags and headed off to soccer camp at St. Mary's college in Southern Maryland. The camp, which consists of about 200 campers, is run by the Seahawks men's head coach, Herb Gainey, and assistant coach Rich Edgar.