Courtney Burtraw

Name: Courtney Burtraw
Position: Online Weekend Editor
Graduation Year: 2008
Courtney Burtraw is an incoming junior who is excited to be joining the Silver Chips Online staff. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and sometimes running track and cross-country. She is in love with Johnny Depp, but certainly wouldn't turn down Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diego Luna, or Brad Pitt. A fairly normal teenage girl, Courtney occasionally wishes she had grown up in the Seventies.

Stories (10)

Murphys "Dropkick" Baltimore

By Courtney Burtraw | Sept. 23, 2007, midnight | In Music »

Famous for their rowdy St. Patty's Day weekend shows in Boston, the Dropkick Murphys played before a sold-out crowd last Monday as a part of their "Halfway to St. Patty's Day" tour. Formed in 1996, they immediately caught the public eye for their unusual blend of Celtic traditional sounds, including mandolin and bagpipes, with hard-core punk rock. Touring now behind their most recent album, "The Meanest of Times," in stores Sept. 17, the Dropkicks performed Monday at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore to an extremely enthusiastic crowd response.

They're red hot

By Courtney Burtraw, Madeline Raskulinecz | Jan. 30, 2007, midnight | In Music »

The moment when guitarist John Frusciante giddily held up bloody fingers coming off a five-minute improvised duet, it was clear that even as they near their 25th year together, the Red Hot Chili Peppers still know how to rock.

Time to "Start Wearing Purple"

By Courtney Burtraw | Dec. 22, 2006, midnight | In Music »

Gogol Bordello, a "Gypsy punk" band out of New York City's Lower East Side, rocked the 9:30 Club in a sold out show Tuesday night. With Eugene Hütz as frontman (you know him as Alex, the interpreter from "Everything is Illuminated"), Gogol Bordello is comprised mostly of Eastern European immigrants, and their music borrows heavily from Gypsy sound, mixed with The Pogues-esque punk with The Clash overtones.

Upcoming shows

By Courtney Burtraw | Nov. 21, 2006, midnight | In Music »

Need something to do? Check out these upcoming shows in the DC area for something new.

"Endless wire" keeps The Who alive

By Courtney Burtraw | Nov. 17, 2006, midnight | In Entertainment »

The Who has a long history of rocking out, and their new album is no exception. "Endless Wire" is the sum of all of the parts, reminiscent of their glory days but hinting of a new maturity. The CD is definitely worth a listen.

An elegant blast from the past

By Courtney Burtraw | Oct. 5, 2006, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Walking into Clyde's Grill at Gallery Place on a Friday night is like stepping back in time. The lighting is dim, the food is good, the place is packed and the Victorian era saloon-inspired decor creates an aura of opulence and luxury.

"A silo of love"

By Courtney Burtraw | Sept. 27, 2006, midnight | In Music »

Masked by tents, blankets, bottles, thousands of people and a notable lack of horses, the Pimlico Race Track, home of the Preakness horse race, became unrecognizable Saturday. If not for the grandstands, a pole marked "Finish" and a dusty track encircling the festivities, this Saturday's Virgin Festival, hosted by Virgin Mobile, might have taken place anywhere. Indeed, this Saturday's agenda was far from equine, with a 14 band lineup that made the festival's American debut a rollicking good time.

Manga and anime and comic-cons, oh my!

By Courtney Burtraw | Sept. 17, 2006, midnight | In Features »

Spiderman strolls leisurely through a crowded room, narrowly avoiding a nasty collision with Draco Malfoy, who is clutching a tiny stuffed animal and gesturing wildly to his friends. Captain Jack Sparrow swaggers past a Pikachu and, posing for photographers in the middle of the floor, is an impressively accurate depiction of a totoro, straight out of "My Neighbor Totoro."

Immigration rally draws thousands

By Courtney Burtraw | Sept. 7, 2006, midnight | In Local »

An immigration rally in Washington, D.C. today drew thousands of people including high profile speakers such as Ted Kennedy, NAACP president Bruce Gordon and NCIC president Jaime Contreras, all of whom converged to urge Congress to take immediate and comprehensive action for immigration reform.

Bonanza banana bread!

By Courtney Burtraw | Aug. 6, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

No matter how much you like the fruit, there comes a time in everyone's life when they are faced with a bunch of overly ripe bananas. What better way to impress friends and family than to present them with fresh, homemade banana bread? This moist, sweet recipe is delicious for breakfast, or can be served with fruit for dessert. It's a great way to put to good use bananas that are past their prime, without just throwing them away.