Erica Turner


Name: Erica Turner
Position: Online Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2007


Stories (17)


"Georgia Rule" gets only a fair ruling

By Erica Turner | May 16, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

If you are looking for a sweet family drama to turn to this season, steer clear of 'Georgia Rule,' a film that offers a direct, no-nonsense perspective on family relationships and boring dialogue to go along with it.

"Disturbia" is barely disturbing

By Erica Turner | April 18, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

What would you do if you were stuck in your house for three months with no I-pod, X-Box or television? Spy on your neighbors, of course! Or at least that's what high school senior, Kale (Shia LaBeouf) does to pass the time after placed on court-ordered house arrest.

New end-of-the-year plans for Seniors

By Erica Turner | April 12, 2007, midnight | In Local »

All senior students will receive senior class information sheets in their English classes today and tomorrow. The flyers, created by Senior Adviser Summer Roark, explain the senior schedule regarding prom and graduation rehearsal.

Chaos ensues every morning in the student parking lot

By Erica Turner | March 16, 2007, midnight | In Op/Ed »

Imagine that you are driving down University Blvd. toward Blair High School. Your iPod is blasting your favorite song and traffic is flowing well. You turn right to enter the student parking lot and as soon as you enter, you immediately press down on the brakes and come to halt. From the entrance all the way down the far lane closest to University Blvd., there is a long line of cars. Parents are stopping in the driving lanes to drop off their children and it is impossible for you to pull around them.

Moby Dick's offers a new taste to downtown

By Erica Turner | Feb. 1, 2007, midnight | In Restaurant Reviews »

Should you find yourself in downtown Silver Spring and in the mood for something other than the hustle and bustle of typical chains, then Moby Dick: House of Kabob, is the place to stop for some traditional Persian cuisine.

A controversy from the start

By Erica Turner | Dec. 5, 2006, midnight | In Features »

Sitting behind his desk and leaning back in his chair, principal Phillip Gainous reminisces about Blair's controversial construction filled with racism, angry committees and student led walkouts. These were all factors surrounding the decision to build Blair at its current location in Four Corners.

"The Return" should never have arrived

By Erica Turner | Nov. 15, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

You know those movies that have really frightening previews on television but then just end up being so completely confusing that they're not even close to scary? If not, check out director Asif Kapadia's latest film, "The Return." Although this film is advertised as a thriller, the confusion of the plot is the only thing that will make you want to scream.

Transylvania Pork Stew

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In EntrĂ©es »

This hearty stew is full of meat and vegetables and is sure to cure anyone under a hunger spell. After a chilly night in the pumpkin patch, this southwestern-flavored stew recipe will warm up any superhero, monster, ghost or vampire. The stew also comes with a bat-shaped pastry cut-out.

Hot Buttered Cranberry Cider

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In Food »

After coming home from a cold night of collecting delicious Halloween candy, trick-or-treaters of any age will enjoy this recipe which provides a new taste for old-fashioned cider.

Trick-or-treat Caramel Corn

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In Food »

Caramel corn is a simple snack that is great for any Halloween party. The treat is easy to make and fun to nibble on. The snack is not only colorful but yummy and is a great addition to a table full of enticing food.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In Food »

After carving a pumpkin to use as Halloween decoration, most people forget that a pumpkin can also be used as food. The seeds of a pumpkin, when cooked correctly can become a delicious autumn snack.

Spiced Bat Wings

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

The unusual addition of curry to this recipe makes these chicken wings especially delicious. The savory flavor creates a new snack that will leave people wanting more of this Halloween snack.

Butterfinger Caramel Apples

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In Desserts »

Everyone knows when it is time for Halloween, it is time for caramel apples. Enjoy this seasonal treat with a little Butterfinger twist!

Halloween happenings

By Erica Turner | Oct. 26, 2006, midnight | In Features »

Who ever said Halloween should only last a day? Well, no one around here. So grab your masks, capes and most importantly, your bravery before you hit these Halloween hot spots:

A zest for zPizza

By Erica Turner | Oct. 19, 2006, midnight | In Entertainment »

The first thing you notice as you open the pastel lettered doors of zPizza is the intense smell of pizza cooking in the oven, accompanied by vibrant red and orange colored walls adorned with pictures of different vegetables. Chefs stand in the open preparation area where salads, calzones, sandwiches and pizzas are made to order, and the big searing oven sits behind the registers where friendly employees wait to take your order.

Tyra's "next top models" are a hit

By Erica Turner | Sept. 26, 2006, midnight | In Entertainment »

"America's Next Top Model," created and produced by everyone's favorite fashion model Tyra Banks, premiered last Wednesday with a two-hour special. The seventh season began with 33 new semi-finalists, all competing for the chance to be the newest fashion model of America. The show features girls ages 18-24 who participate in a photo shoot and a fashion challenge. Judges Tyra Banks, fashion photographer Nigel Barker and fashion icon Twiggy essentially make the show with their reviews of each photo accompanied by "spontaneous" one-liners to describe each models pose. After deliberations, the judges call the girls to an elimination room where the winners are announced and one girl is sent home in tears.

Survivors separated by more than just an ocean

By Erica Turner | Sept. 21, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Suspense, alliances, drama, twists and love matches. The thirteenth season of the hit reality TV show Survivor is the epitome of drama. The show, which premiered Thurs., Sept. 14. on CBS, placed participants on the Cook Islands, which are located in the South Pacific



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Photo: ZPizza Fixed

By Erica Turner | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight

Photo: zPizza

By Erica Turner | Oct. 19, 2006, midnight

Add zPizza to your list of restaurants to check out in the busy Downtown Silver Spring area.