Five years ago, Joseph Frederick, in what was surely one of the most controversial senior pranks in history, held up a banner bearing the slogan "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" as a TV crew tracking the Olympic torch passed by his high school in Juneau, Alaska. But Mr. Frederick never made it on TV, as Principal Deborah Morse crossed the street to the site where students had been released to watch the torch, confiscated Mr. Frederick's sign and suspended him for 10 days.
Jason Meer says YES: Church environment is non-religious Rows of aging desks fill this artificially lit basement. The room is nondescript, with colorless tiles lining the floor. Just a few blocks down Colesville Road, the site is a convenient place to hold Blazersâ€™ AP exams in May, except for one hitch â€" it's in the basement of a church.
It's that time of year when some surprise everyone, some outperform their capabilities and some break down and cry. No, not finals week — it's almost time for March Madness, also known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament.
"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary," said new boys' varsity basketball coach Mark DeStefano, quoting NCAA coaching legend John Wooden.
The story behind "Everyone's Hero" is hard to top. Directed by the late Christopher Reeve, the film was originally planned to be an animated pet project for his son Will, with wife Dana Reeve at the helm as a prominent voice actress. But with the deaths of both of parents in the past two years, it is too bad that the last Reeve family project has so little to offer. Uneven animation and a ridiculous storyline unfortunately bring down this potential home run of a movie at the warning track.
With the recent blockbuster release "The Da Vinci Code," director Ron Howard has created something completely unprecedented in recent Hollywood circles: He has eschewed the opportunity to pump an action film full of unnecessary innuendo and arbitrary love stories. For this alone, Howard deserves applause. His film is much more about religious themes than the relationship between Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), but in his efforts to remain true to the plot, Howard has cut character development, something all too common in movie adaptations. The results are superficial characters and an unevenly paced plot that fall short of the standard established by Dan Brown's wonderfully crafted novel.
Springbrook junior Sarah Horvitz was elected on April 27 to succeed Blair senior Sebastian Johnson as the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB).
A student brings home a perfect report card. It is an ideal situation: Parents and child are happy, and MCPS is patting itself on the back for successfully educating another pupil. But, this situation also illustrates one of the main tools MCPS uses to maintain its reputation for stellar academics: grade inflation through letter grading.
His parents met doing drugs. They separated for the same reason.
Two Magnet application workshops were held last month as part of an ongoing effort by MCPS to increase diversity in the county's Magnet programs.
Since 2000, officials in Wake County, North Carolina, have limited the proportion of children below the poverty line at each public school to 40 percent. The results are unquestionable: Black students in Wake County have doubled their state test passing rates, increasing proficiency from 40 percent of students a decade ago to 80 percent last spring, according to a Sept. 25 feature in The New York Times.
Thomas Herrion was a player looking to fulfill his NFL dream. A former University of Utah offensive lineman, Herrion joined the San Francisco 49ers in December. But on the night of Aug. 20, Herrion's life took a turn for the worse.