Some say that eyes are the windows to the soul, but senior Raquel Johnson knows they can be deceiving. Hers are tawny green, set large and round in a face the color of eggshells.
The "blog revolution" was so 2005. Weblogs, or simply "blogs," have officially taken over the Internet. Now, the problem is teasing out the worthwhile ones from the 55 million or so crowding the web. But you can be sure that whether you're a fashion queen or a tech guru, there's someone out there writing for you, just you.
Niels Hoven is an inspiration to lovelorn nerdkind everywhere. So I've decided to replicate his transformation from hapless dork to superfly ladykiller — except all in one day, because Prom is coming up fast and I really need a date. Luckily, to aid my development, Hoven has furnished me with his guide to getting that girl.
It was hardly visible except for a fuzzy gray blur. It wasn't even that big — far from "Princess Bride" proportions. But the students in senior Alexander Asare-Wassow's NSL class screamed anyway. "AHHH! IT'S A RAT! IT'S A RAT!"
There's a special sort of magic that happens in public bathrooms. (No, not poop. That ceased being magical in fourth grade.) Perhaps it's the dank, fetid air, the flickering fluorescent lights, or the sense of anonymous camaraderie. Whatever the reason, wherever the bathroom, something about the toilet setting prompts individuals to relieve their thoughts onto the stalls and walls.
Watching TV has always been a battle with the clock. With seven national stations broadcasting 24/7, when does the madness stop? (Don't even get us started on cable.) Not to worry: Chips is here to pick out the shows worth your time. With our help, you'll be able to get your fix and still have time to finish your homework. Because there's nothing worse for a TV junkie than being grounded in his room... with a TV....
There are 199 schools in the Montgomery County school system: 129 elementary schools, 68 middle schools, 25 high schools and seven vocational schools. Out of this impressive armada of buildings, it's probably safe to say that Montgomery Blair's takes the title for "funkiest." Sure, the brick and sandstone facade lends a stately and serious air to our building, but who is it really trying to fool? All it takes is one peek into the wild, Seussian landscape within and that illusion is shattered.
No one likes being broke. Sure, nuns and communists might tell you otherwise, but for any functional member of society, money is like toilet paper: You might be able to do without, but it ain't gonna be pretty. Maybe you've snagged a summer job; maybe you're already employed. Maybe you've made a fortune from sports betting (which is illegal, by the way). In any case, Chips is here with a few money-management tips to guide you through the slightly scary, but ultimately rewarding, task of looking after your cash.
George, a senior, thinks his science teacher is kind of pretty. Actually, really pretty. Heck, downright hot. After all, she's the only reason he's taking her class.
Rising natural gas and electricity prices have caused MCPS to anticipate a shortfall of about $4 million in the $32.5 million utilities budget for the current school year.
It had started with ugly whisperings behind their backs. Sophomores Myshia Armstrong and Julissa Rogers can't remember the names of their tormentors from two years ago, but the insults still ring clear in their minds. "They were calling us [expletive], spreading rumors that we were doing stuff with boys and that we couldn't fight," says Armstrong.
On May 17, 1974, a swarm of 400 police officers and FBI agents converged on a little bungalow in south-central Los Angeles. Their target: the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), an anarchist group infamous for the kidnapping and brainwashing of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.
Imagine "Law and Order." Now imagine "Law and Order" with a screaming, hysterical girl with an appetite for spiders. That's the gist of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," which features the young, pretty Jennifer Carpenter in a role that consists entirely of flailing like a harpooned walrus.