Zoe Norvell


Name: Zoe Norvell
Position: Online Graphics Editor
Graduation Year: 2007
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Stories (7)


Fruit dippin' delicious

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

Simple apple slices are boring and bland in today's changing world. Introducing the ranch dip of fruit: Joy's Fruit Dip. This tasty dipping spread for fruit is the perfect addition to any lunch or dinner table for something new. It's sweet but healthy and enjoyable for all ages.

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.

You: It's who's for dinner

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 8, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Meatballs on Monday, turkey on Tuesday, whitetail rabbit on Wednesday, hamburgers on Thursday and...human flesh for Friday?

The Halloween handbook

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight | In Features »

Tired of throwing on that old white sheet at the last minute because you had nothing else to wear for Halloween? Then this year, take your one chance to wear something unusual and put together the best Halloween get-up. Even if you're too cool to go trick-or-treating this year, remember that it's even more uncool to show up to the Halloween bash without a costume. No matter what your plans are for Halloween, we've got you covered. Here are some of the best stores in town for completing your one-of-a-kind Halloween ensemble:

A wonder world of Warhol

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 10, 2005, midnight | In Entertainment »

Four inches of rain didn't stop DC art-goers from finding their way through the heavy downpour to the "Warhol Legacy" exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on Saturday. And why should the weather stop them? Walking through the wet streets of DC beats traveling all the way to Pittsburgh in order to see so much Warhol in one building.

Charles, Emanuel

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 3, 2005, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

At first glance, the guy leaning against the gym's wall, exchanging daps and a quick "What's up?" with the tall basketball players that walk by him, looks like a fellow student, ready to follow them on the court and "play some ball" with them. But in fact he's there to supervise the boys during open gym. The guy is Emanuel Charles, a second year Physical Education teacher at Blair.

Maryland's new driving laws to go into effect in October

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight | In Local »

"Sweet Sixteen" has turned sour for many Maryland teenagers. On Oct. 1, a new law takes effect that lengthens the time drivers must hold learner's permits, raises the minimum age for obtaining a provisional license to 16 years and three months, raises the minimum age for obtaining a regular license to 17 years and nine months and imposes new behavior restrictions on teen drivers, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) web site.



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Photo: Gainous Page Banner

By Zoe Norvell | May 7, 2007, midnight

Photo: The Lineup

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Photo: My Chips Pic

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Photo: 2008 Presidential Candidates

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Photo: Wing Fest grf

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Photo: There's no protesting this homework

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Photo: Winter Spirit Week Graphic

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Photo: Season Records since 1960

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Photo: Oscars Link

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Photo: Clubs @ Blair

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Photo: Locked Out Policy

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Photo: Search Chips

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Photo: Ask Chips

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Photo: Sports staff with sportswriter Michael Wilbon

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 28, 2006, midnight

Sportswriter Michael Wilbon with some Silver Chips staff at The Washington Post. From left to right: Phil Allen, Pia Nargundkar, Elsi Wu, Payal Patnaik, Abe Schwadron and Josh Zipin.

Photo: Sports staff with sportswriter Michael Wilbon

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 28, 2006, midnight

Sportswriter Michael Wilbon with some Silver Chips staff at The Washington Post. From left to right: Phil Allen, Pia Nargundkar, Elsi Wu, Payal Patnaik, Abe Schwadron and Josh Zipin.

Photo: My Chips graphic

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 20, 2006, midnight

Photo: Halloween Banner

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Photo: Nuevo Espanol Page

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Photo: The ID Players

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Photo: Blazer Talk

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Photo: ID Policy

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Photo: Wikipedia Fast Facts

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Photo: ID Main Link

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Photo: Crime Rate in DC

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Photo: Blair Zoo- The A List

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Photo: ID Policy Palooza

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Photo: Purple Line

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Photo: Track Reviews Graphic

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Photo: The Blair Zoo- Goths

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Photo: Maryland Primary Elections 2006

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Photo: Bank of America's new location

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Photo: Boys Volleyball- defense

By Zoe Norvell | May 16, 2006, midnight

Tim He and Allen Zhang jump up together to block the Rockville spikes.

Photo: Boys Volleyball- spike

By Zoe Norvell | May 16, 2006, midnight

Junior Max Wolf leaps to spike the ball to the floor in during the winning semi-final playoff game against the Rockville Rams on May 17.

Photo: gLAX Senior Night - Maddie

By Zoe Norvell | May 9, 2006, midnight

At the blow of the whistle, senior Maddie Drikill fights for the ball after junior Dana Ballard's second goal ties the score at 2-2 in the first quarter.

Photo: Senior love

By Zoe Norvell | May 9, 2006, midnight

The girls Lacrosse team made it a special night for their loved Seniors at the last home game and Senior night.

Photo: gLAX Senior Night - Seniors

By Zoe Norvell | May 9, 2006, midnight

The team's 6 seniors line up to be presented with flowers as appreciation from the team and a goodbye for their final season. The girls from left to right are Maddie Driskill, Gillian Couchman, Julie Spatz, Kiran Belani, Janice No and Diana Frey.

Photo: Blazers on break

By Zoe Norvell | May 6, 2006, midnight

Photo: Blair Fair

By Zoe Norvell | April 28, 2006, midnight

Runner-up senior Greg Donaldson bows down to this year's Mr. Blazer, senior Samir Paul. Paul won over the crowd using his quick lips and catchy beats with a talented performance of beat-boxing during the Mr. and Mrs. Blazer competition at Blair Fair on April 28.

Photo: Ms Blazer Lightened

By Zoe Norvell | April 28, 2006, midnight

Senior Rachel Martin takes a bow when she is announced the 2006 Ms. Blazer. The final two ladies were herself and Christiana Cassell.

Photo: Take a Bow

By Zoe Norvell | April 28, 2006, midnight

Senior Rachel Martin takes a bow when she is announced the 2006 Ms. Blazer. The final two ladies were herself and Christiana Cassell.

Photo: Girls Lacrosse vs. Sherwood

By Zoe Norvell | April 27, 2006, midnight

Senior center Maddie Driskill charges past the Sherwood defense heading for the goal. She scored one of the two goals for the Blazers during their game on April 27.

Photo: Tending to the Goal

By Zoe Norvell | April 27, 2006, midnight

Goalkeeper Robert Ginsberg had over 25 saves against Sherwood's explosive offense, allowing only 10 to go in.

Photo: Blair vs. Sherwood

By Zoe Norvell | April 27, 2006, midnight

Junior Devon Madison had four shots on goal against Sherwood but the game held on April 27 ended in a 2-14 loss for the Blazers.

Photo: g lacrosse dana

By Zoe Norvell | April 27, 2006, midnight

Junior attack player Dana Ballard looks for an open girl while cradling the ball to maintain control against Sherwood.

Photo: Boys Lacrosse vs. Sherwood

By Zoe Norvell | April 27, 2006, midnight

Defender freshman Andy Holmes forces the ball out of a Sherwood player's stick in the April 27th game that ended in a 10-5 loss for the Blazers.

Photo: The Future Looks Bright

By Zoe Norvell | April 26, 2006, midnight

A Keluka University representative tells junior Maura Druhan about the New York school during a college fair held for juniors in Gaithersburg on April 26.

Photo: Softball 4/19

By Zoe Norvell | April 19, 2006, midnight

Captain Sara Pierce ready to strike a Walter Johnson pitch that took her to first base in the 6th inning.

Photo: Blair Bats Against WJ

By Zoe Norvell | April 19, 2006, midnight

Senior Sam Morris singles to left field during Blair's game against Walter Johson on April 19.

Photo: The wind-up

By Zoe Norvell | April 19, 2006, midnight

Junior Robert Riker winds up i nthe 5th inning of the Walter Johnson game which resulted in a win for the Blazers.

Photo: Pricey Threads

By Zoe Norvell | April 6, 2006, midnight

Photo: Basking in the sun

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

Couples laid in the sun together, families brought a picnic, tourists sat and took photos, and young adults played games. The crowd was taking advantage of a beautiful day with spring fun in the sun on the Mall green.

Photo: Say cheese!

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

Tourists flock each year from all over the country and many from Japan to experience the extraordinary sight and take pictures.

Photo: A couple of locals

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

Junior love birds Eli Simon-Mischel and Maura Druhan attend the festival every year. "We wouldn't miss it for the world!" says Simon-Mischel. "You can't break tradition."

Photo: Along the basin

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

Festival performances are held at the foot of the Jefferson Memorial including authentic Japanese dance and music.

Photo: National treasures on the National Mall

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

The famous trees, a gift from Japan in 1912, signal the coming of spring with an explosion of life and color surrounding the Tidal Basin and the foot of the National Mall in a sea of pink and white.

Photo: National Cherry Blossom Festival

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

Hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists put on their flip-flops and shorts this week to see the Cherry Trees and their blossoming beauty at The National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Tidal Basin in downtown D.C. Click the above picture to view a gallery.

Photo: cherry blossom CU

By Zoe Norvell | April 3, 2006, midnight

The 2006 festival marks the 94th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

Photo: Pay is Beauty

By Zoe Norvell | March 30, 2006, midnight

Photo: Unfinished business to attend to

By Zoe Norvell | March 19, 2006, midnight

The pedestrian bridge along Georgia Avenue at the Beltway, still under construction.

Photo: Bridge to nowhere

By Zoe Norvell | March 19, 2006, midnight

Pedestrian bridge along Georgia Ave. still under construction.

Photo: High School Drags

By Zoe Norvell | March 14, 2006, midnight

Photo: Torn apart

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 27, 2006, midnight

Photo: Girls Gone Wild

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 17, 2006, midnight

Photo: Up, Up, and Away!

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 15, 2006, midnight

Junior Claire Harper is ready for lift-off.

Photo: MAN- I Need a Break

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Mitchell Katz performs a humorous stab at the Magnet program through song.

Photo: MAN- Oboist

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Chao Xue, an acclaimed and award-winning oboist plays Benjamin Britten's "Six Metamorphoses after Ovid."

Photo: MAN- Special Appreciation

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Assistant Visual Arts Coordinator Dana Cui, Visual Arts Coordinator June Hu, Deputy Executive Assistant Julie Zhu, and Executive Assistant Debbie Chang received special appreciation for their hard work behind the scenes in order to make the night a success.

Photo: MAN- Levine Guitar Trio

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

(From left) Mr. Levin, Linden Vongsathorn, and Mr. Donaldson harmonize "Long Black Limousine" acoustically.

Photo: MAN- Magnet Search for Love

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Samir Paul's (far right) magnet friends give him advice on winning his crush's heart in "The Magnet Love Story," a short romantic comedy and mockery of Magnet students.

Photo: OH Six!

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

(From left) Nina Yang, Natasha Coleman, Andy Jiang, Varun Gulati, and Jessica Bermudez brought their heart pumping dance show to an end flashing their senior pride in their "Shut Up and Dance" ensemble.

Photo: "Time Goes By"

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Juniors Olivia Buzek and Jeff Guo mastered the duet "Time Goes By" by Mutsuru Igarashi. They were accompanied by Justin Chow and Ann Sun on the violin, Justin Vlasits on guitar and Hailey Lin on the piano.

Photo: Bhangra Indian Dance

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Photo: MAN- "Take Me As I Am"

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Christopher Silberholz and Mindy Or sing "Take Me as I Am" from the musical "Jekyll and Hyde." (click picture for gallery)

Photo: YMCA

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Seniors Pratik Bhandari and Brett Holbert as the Village People.

Photo: MAN- YMCA Chief

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Pratik Bhandari on guitar

Photo: MAN- Chinese Fighters

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

A group of Chinese wushu fighters overwhelmed the audience with tantalizing acrobatic flips and kicks.

Photo: MAN- YMCA Finale*

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Magnet performers and students in the audience were invited to the stage and dance during the YMCA finale.

Photo: MAN- "Take Me As I Am" Pianist

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Noori Chai on piano for "Take Me as I Am"

Photo: MAN- Chinese Peacock Dance

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Junior Alice Fan concludes her traditional Chinese peacock dance, in which she gracefully mimicked the movements of the elegant bird. (click picture for gallery)

Photo: MAN- Beauty & The Beast2

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Joe Dario accompanied Mimi Zou on the paino for their rendition of Beauty and the Beast's "Tale as old as time."

Photo: MAN- YMCAdrummers

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Andrew Bort played the drums for the YMCA finale with Will Ardanuy on trombone.

Photo: Magnet Arts Night

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Hamster Huey & the Gooey Kablooies perform during Magnet Arts Night, held on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Photo: MAN- Chinese Quintet

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

(From left) Esther Kim on drums, Merlyn Duang and Sally Huang on the zither, Chao Xue on flute and June Hu on the zither. Together, the five mastered a Mongolian Folk Song.

Photo: MAN- InToneNation

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Blair's student a cappella group belts out "Saturday in the Park" arranged by Nathan Blustein in perfect harmony.

Photo: MAN- Beauty and the Beast-1

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Mimi Zou's enchanting voice was nothing less than a "beauty" in her performance of "Tale as old as time."

Photo: MAN- "Time Goes By" violinists

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Juniors Justin Chow and Ann Sun perform "Times Goes By" by Mitsuru Igarashi.

Photo: MAN- Chinese Fighters*

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Eric An, Wenbo Dou, and Mikey Tsai of the Wushu & Martial Arts performers.

Photo: MAN- Diego Band

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

Junior Diego Ardila performs "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin.

Photo: Bhangra Indian Dance

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 10, 2006, midnight

A group of girls performs a Bhangra Indian dance.

Photo: Blair vs. Churchill

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 8, 2006, midnight

Senior Sara Pierce reaches up to block a Churchill shot on Feb. 8 at Blair.

Photo: When A Stranger Calls...

By Zoe Norvell | Feb. 3, 2006, midnight

Photo: Back it Up

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 28, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Sam Bullard-Sisken

Photo: Ready, Set, Jump!

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 28, 2006, midnight

Photo: "This the jump-off"

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 28, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Sam-Bullard Sisken does a backstroke start

Photo: Up for air

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 28, 2006, midnight

Sophomore Franny Blume swims the 100 yard fly.

Photo: A free lesson on the vibraphone

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 18, 2006, midnight

Junior Andrew Bort gives Fox 5 reporter Tony Perkins a short lesson on playing the vibraphone after the Blair Jazz Ensemble's performance this morning at Silver Spring's Tasty Diner. Fox 5 News broadcasted the event as part of a piece on the Silver Spring community.

Photo: iPods to Geezers

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: Circus Smirkus- Drug Bust

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: Lay it up

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Ross Williams sinks a lay up in Monday's varsity game against Magruder.

Photo: Two brick walls

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Junior Larry Johnson and Senior Jacob Wade block a Magruder player from adding points to the score board.

Photo: Swoosh

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Sara Pierce sinks a basket in the fourth quarter increasing her team's lead on the Magruder girls.

Photo: Girls Varsity Basketball

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Jessica DuBose is heavily covered by Magruder players but still manages to sink her shot to add to the team's winning score on Jan. 9.

Photo: Boys' varsity basketball

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Jacob Wade sets up to grab the rebound after a shot. The varsity team played hard in a 64-58 loss to Magruder on Jan. 2.

Photo: VBBKB- shot 2

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Jacob Wade sets up to catch the rebound after a shot was made. The varsity team played hard but not enough to beat the Magruder Coronels. Monday's game resulted in a 58-64 loss.

Photo: Jump Shot

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Jenny Williams takes a shot from mid court in the Varsity girls' victory against Magruder which ended in 58-53.

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By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Jacob Wade sets up to grab the rebound after a shot. The varsity team played hard in a 64-58 loss to Magruder on Jan. 2.

Photo: Looking for the pass

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Senior Kate Rassman looks for a pass in the Varsity girls' victory over Magruder which ended in 58-53.

Photo: VGBKB- pass

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

The varsity girls' basketball team took on the Magruder Colonels on Jan. 9.

Photo: VBBKB- pass

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 9, 2006, midnight

Junior Darius Smith looks for a pass.

Photo: Mr. Hinkle

By Zoe Norvell | Jan. 4, 2006, midnight

Photo: Holiday Hot List- Seasons on DVD

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 21, 2005, midnight

Photo: Holiday Hot List- Mix CDs

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 21, 2005, midnight

Photo: Holiday Hot List- Polos Galore

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 21, 2005, midnight

Photo: Crayolawana

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight

Photo: Northwood at Blair

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: High Ballin'

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 17, 2005, midnight

Senior John Ore puts the ball up with Northwood defense all over him in Friday's game that ended in a 53-51 loss for the varsity Blazers.

Photo: northwest vs Blair

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 16, 2005, midnight

Senior John Orr puts the ball up with Northwest's defense all over him in Friday's game that ended in a close 53-51 loss for the varsity Blazers.

Photo: Circus Smirkus

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 14, 2005, midnight

Photo: Fire during 7th period

By Zoe Norvell | Dec. 7, 2005, midnight

Photo: Nice Try

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 24, 2005, midnight

Photo: Fall Sports Banquet

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 21, 2005, midnight

Varsity boys soccer, along with other fall sports teams, gathered in the auditorium Monday night to bring a close to the past season and honor selected seniors and star athletes who excelled on Blair fields and courts.

Photo: Dummy Guide to the Plame Case

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 14, 2005, midnight

Photo: Bolivian Dancers

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

The Hispanic Club performed at the second annual freshmen social. These girls presented a traditional Bolivian dance wearing the formal garments of their country.

Photo: Bolivian Dancers

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

The Hispanic Club performed at the second annual freshmen social. These girls presented a traditional Bolivian dance wearing the formal garments of their country.

Photo: Freshman Social

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 10, 2005, midnight

The freshman social that was held in the SAC on Nov. 10, consisted of live entertainment, the video games Madden and Dance Dance Revolution and free photos in front of an '09 backdrop. If the freshmen were feeling creative, they could use props such as Blair memorabilia to pose with in their photo.

Photo: "The Hot Morning Mess with Mark & Chris"

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

The free performance at Cityplace was coordinated by local DC radio station, Hot 99.5 FM. Before introducing Rihanna, "Mark and Chris," the station's morning DJ's, thanked those fans who contributed to the hurricane Relief fund.

Photo: Rihana 'Pons De Replay' at City Place

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

Rihanna, Def Jam Records' hot new artist, made her debut visit to Silver Spring to perform at a free concert at City Place Mall tuesday to help raise money for the hurricane relief fund for victims in New Orleans. The concert was organized by DC area radio station Hot 99.5 who sold bracelets to raise a total of $6000.

Photo: NFL Weekly Picks

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

From left to right: Josh, Abe, Phil and Pratik.

Photo: Floors of Fans

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

Hundreds of fans, including many Blazers, filled the floors of city place to get a glimpse of Rihanna's fundraising performance.

Photo: Natural Disasters

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

Photo: Pon that Replay

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

Throughout the performance, Rihanna kept the beat strong and the audience screaming for more. She sang clips of the latest hits, "If It's Lovin' That You Want" and "Here I Go Again," then a brief rendition of Kanye West's hit single "Golddigger." She ended the night with her single "Pon De Replay," from her debut Album "Music Of The Sun."

Photo: Pre-Show Autographs

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 8, 2005, midnight

Before the show Rihanna signed autographs for adoring fans that pushed and shoved their way to the front of the mosh.

Photo: Dealing with disabilities

By Zoe Norvell | Nov. 7, 2005, midnight

Junior Robert Ginsburg is one of Blair's students that continues to succeed in school despite his disability.

Photo: Hot Car

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

In recognition of the 1961/1962 alumni visiting for homecoming weekend, a sleek 1957 red convertible rode across the field during halftime with featured alum, Ms. Fus, Ms. Madden and the Blazer.

Photo: Clap your 'poms' together!

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

The Poms were the last performance of the halftime show before introducing the senior cheerleaders and band members. This particular synchronized portion of the show attracted cheers from the crowd as loud as the screaming at the peprally when it was debuted.

Photo: New Heights

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

This year's Blair Cheerleaders are reaching new heights with stunning routines including this multi-person pyramid at Saturday's homecoming game.

Photo: And the Band Played On

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

For the band, halftime is gametime. Their new routines lit up the field for the fans' eyes and ears.

Photo: It's a Diva Thang

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

The Diva Dancers made an appearance on the field with an intricate routine accompanied by the band's rendition of Usher's hit Hip-Hop song "Yeah."

Photo: The Drumline

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

The band's first two numbers were Abba's 'Dancing Queen' and 'Karma Chameleon' by Culture Club to bring back some oldies for alumni weekend.

Photo: Stopped Short

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

With minutes left in the second quarter, the Blazers are stopped short of the ten-yard-line in an attempt to add more numbers on the scoreboard before the half is up.

Photo: Homecoming Football Game

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 29, 2005, midnight

The varsity football team shut out Einstein, 25-0, at Blair's homecoming game on Oct. 29. The win raised the team's record to 5-3.

Photo: Glad Rags Outfit

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: ReRun

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Takoma Underground

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Value Village

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Polly Sue's

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Creative Costumes

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Glad Rags

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: S&A Beads

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Kinetic Artistry

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Wacky Tacky Day-Spirit Week

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

Sophomore Francesca Blume wears layers upon layers of clothes while fellow sophomore Molly Martinez rocks a bright turquoise dress. These Blazers, along with many others, went all-out for Wacky-Tacky day on Oct. 26.

Photo: WTD- a leg up

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 26, 2005, midnight

These wacky and tacky Blazers get 'a leg up' on possible Halloween costumes and still show school spirit.

Photo: "Comeback" Twins

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Sophomores Brhan Berh and Asqual Getachew show Blazer pride participating in twin day and pride for one of their favorite bands, Comeback Kid.

Photo: 2 Sets of Twins II

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Seniors Yolanda Aguilera and Edith Berrios match their outfits down to each accessory. Real life twins Jonathan and Joshua Brown don't have to try as hard to be a part of this year's Twin Day.

Photo: Pretty in Pink

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Freshman buddies Yelena Johnson and Suzie Branson are Pretty-in-Pink!

Photo: Senior Twins

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Photo: 2 Sets of Twins

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

Marissa Goodman and Hoa Pham take a walk in the shoes of fellow juniors and real-life twins, Jonathan and Joshua Brown, dressing in matching outfits on twin-day.

Photo: Cute Freshman

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

"No, we're not real twins!" the two freshmen exclaim. These best friends, Adelaide Waldrop and Anna Snapp, are often mistaken for being sisters. Wearing matching outfits for twin day made the resemblance even more striking.

Photo: Twin Gs

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 25, 2005, midnight

All the way down to the shoes, juniors Odir Sarto and Zach Shephard know how to rock twin day.

Photo: Lucas Henry

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: Phyllis Fleischaker

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: Smithsonian Field Trip

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Junior CAP students visited the Freer and Sackler Smithsonian Galleries Oct. 17 to explore the Asian art exhibits as a part of the AP World History unit on Ancient Asia.

Photo: Lisa Cannon

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: Carole Tomayko

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: Miriam Plotinsky

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: David B. Goldberg

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 17, 2005, midnight

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Photo: Warhol Entrance

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 8, 2005, midnight

The Warhol exhibit entrance is located on the first floor of the Corcoran Gallery.

Photo: Portraits

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 8, 2005, midnight

One of the rare benefits the exhibit offers is having more than one copy of Warhol's famous portraits for each celebrity. This allows the viewer to fully appreciate his depth of color and variation of design by being able to compare the two next to each other.

Photo: theMarilyns

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 8, 2005, midnight

Two juniors of the Corcoran College of Art & Design admire the popular Marilyn Monroe portraits, one of Warhol's signature subjects.

Photo: Warhol's Campbell Cans

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 8, 2005, midnight

A series of Warhol's trademark Campbell Soup cans entertained diners in the Corcoran's cafe, adjacent to the exhibit entrance.

Photo: carl in class

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight

Senior Carl Fortenberry adjusts to his new classes at Blair after going to school in New Orleans his whole life.

Photo: Katrina victim starts over at Blair

By Zoe Norvell | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight

Senior Carl Fortenberry starts a new life at Blair after leaving New Orleans to escape Hurricane Katrina.

Photo: Seniors patiently wait in line at the registrar to finalize college forms

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 28, 2005, midnight

Photo: Senior Parent Night

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

Guidance Counselor Lynn Wood addresses questions and concerns at Senior Parent Night on Sept. 27 from parents of seniors who are about to start the strenuous college admission process.

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By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 27, 2005, midnight

Photo: Jonathan Kozol Speaks at Blair

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 17, 2005, midnight

Acclaimed author Jonathan Kozol spoke at Blair on Saturday afternoon to promote his new book, "Shame of the Nation," and to discuss segregation in American public schools.

Photo: Jonathan Kozol Speech

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 17, 2005, midnight

Photo: Kozol Q&A Time

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 17, 2005, midnight

Audience members including Blair's history teacher, George Vlasits, line up to have their questions answered by Kozol at the end of his speech.

Photo: kozol from above (crowd shot)

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 17, 2005, midnight

Acclaimed author and education policy expert Jonathan Kozol attracted a large crowd of about 150 teachers, students, and supporters on Saturday to hear him talk about his new book, The Shame of the Nation, and reforming public education in America.

Photo: Kozol Standing Ovation

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 17, 2005, midnight

The admiring crowd responds to his speech with a well-deserved standing ovation at the conclusion of his 90 minute talk

Photo: Kozol Book Signing

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 17, 2005, midnight

Teachers and students lined up to have their copy of "The Shame of the Nation" signed by author Jonathan Kozol on Saturday, Sept. 17. The line stretched around the perimeter of Blair's auditorium by the time the signing began.

Photo: New Driving Laws

By Zoe Norvell | Sept. 14, 2005, midnight

The penalties for driving with passengers during the first five months after receiving a provisional license are paying a fine and restarting the five-month process.

Photo: Demonstrators at Georgia and Spring

By Zoe Norvell | Aug. 20, 2005, midnight

Demostrators line the corner of Georgia Avenue and Spring Street in Silver Spring. An estimated 210 people attended the vigil.

Photo: Peace vigil in Silver Spring

By Zoe Norvell | Aug. 20, 2005, midnight

Families from the Silver Spring area hold a candlelight vigil at the intersection of Spring Street and Georgia Avenue in support of Cindy Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, on Wednesday, August 17. More than 1,600 peace vigils were held across the United States on Wednesday night, including 14 in Maryland and one in front of the White House. Click on the photo to view a gallery of the protest.

Photo: "Meet With Cindy"

By Zoe Norvell | Aug. 20, 2005, midnight

A vigil participants carries a sign reading "Meet With Cindy." Cindy Sheehan has demanded a meeting with President Bush, and has pledged to remain camping outside the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas, until a face-to-face meeting takes place.

Photo: Blair family at peace vigil

By Zoe Norvell | Aug. 20, 2005, midnight

Blair junior Maura Druhan stands with her mother, Chris Druhan at the vigil. "Who wouldn't support what we're doing?" Chris Druahan asks. "Who's not for peace?"

Photo: "Before one more mother's child is lost."

By Zoe Norvell | Aug. 20, 2005, midnight

A young boy holds up a sign reading "STOP THE WAR," and his mother carries a sign displaying a quote from Cindy Sheehan: "Before one more mother's child is lost."