Annie Peirce


Name: Annie Peirce
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Annie Peirce is a senior in the Communications Arts Program and the public relations manager for Silver Chips. She is also an opinions editor for Silver Chips Online. She was born on October 25, 1984, in a hospital somewhere in Prince George's County; but doesn't remember many details from that period. Since then, she has been a soccer- player, a piano player, a dancer, a gymnast, a singer, a writer, and an actor. Only the last two activities have continued to have considerable relevance in her life. As a writer Annie hesitantly seeks to publish her own fantasy short stories. As an actor she kills people, Latin dances, and serves tea with a British accent on Blair's stage. When she is not doing homework or one of the aforementioned activities, Annie reads, watches too many movies, and makes mix tapes of different genres. As the director of PR for Silver Chips, Annie is responsible for all the posters hanging on Blair Boulevard and all the Info-Flow announcements. She proudly accepts responsibility for the paper's lack of humility.


Stories (66)


Newsbrief: Senior class information sheet

By Annie Peirce | April 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

From the senior parents meeting April 1, the following is all the necessary information for seniors regarding graduation, prom, and the last days of senior year. Seniors should be sure to mark the dates of all events.

Silver Chips' guide to the college visit

By Annie Peirce | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Holy Easter Monday?

By Annie Peirce | April 3, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The question has been raised whether the Monday following the Christian holiday of Easter has religious significance. The answer, unfortunately, is no and young Christians do not have a religious excuse for not attending the newly added April 21 school day. For Jewish and Baha'i students, however, the prospects look slightly better.

Blair forensics team ranked third in county

By Annie Peirce | March 27, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair's forensics team was declared the third best in Montgomery County at the Montgomery County Forensics League's Thirtieth Annual Awards Evening at Richard Montgomery High School Wednesday March 26. A Blair sophomore also received five significant honors and awards and a Blair senior won one award.

Silver Chips wins 12 national awards in two separate contests

By Annie Peirce | March 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Editors from Montgomery Blair High School's newspaper, Silver Chips, won twelve awards between the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 20th annual Gold Circle Awards and the Quill and Scroll competition from the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. Three Silver Chips editors won nine Gold Circle Awards, the most for any high school paper in Maryland. Five editors won five awards from the Quill and Scroll.

Links

By Annie Peirce | March 19, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Links connecting to news and pro-war and anti-war organizations.

Blair juniors take field test of new SAT

By Annie Peirce | March 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Five classes of junior Blair students participated in a field test to evaluate a new form of the SAT Monday, March 17. If approved, the new form of the SAT test will be introduced in March 2005. The current test has been used for the past 76 years and trustees of the College Board hope the new test will be better aligned with current high school curriculum.

Rally for Metro purple line

By Annie Peirce | March 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A rally in favor of a new purple Metro line will be held Tuesday March 11 at the Silver Spring Metro.

Blair's Forensics team wins at competition

By Laura Blythe-Goodman Annie Peirce | March 3, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Three members of Blair's forensics team placed highly in the last of three qualifying forensics tournaments held Saturday March 1, qualifying them for the final tournament on March 21-22 at Quince Orchard High School.

Silver Chips staff Academy Award predictions

By Annie Peirce | March 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

As part of Silver Chips Online's ever-long pursuit to inform and educate our readers, as well as have a bit of fun, members of the staff have submitted their wishes for the upcoming Academy Awards.

Possible revised grading and reporting policy

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Board of Education is considering revising its grading and reporting policy to create more consistency of grades throughout the county and to align the policy with state and national assessments.

Academy Award Nominations

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

From the Associated Press, the complete list of the 75th annual Oscar nominations, as announced February 11 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is shown below. Voice your comments about movies as well as your predictions of winners.

Mid-year reports: instructions for seniors

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

For seniors, another stage in the college admission process has arrived: the mid-year report. Mid-year reports are used by colleges to confirm that applying students are continuing to do well. Not all colleges require mid-year reports, but for those that do, students must hand in envelopes and forms to the counseling office before March 1. The registrar's office typically sends out envelopes within a day or two of when students turn them in.

SCO Classic: Silver Chips Online guide to love, relationships, and Valentine's Day

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

For couples everywhere, the season of doom and glory has arrived. Valentine's Day, the holiday of candy, commercialism, stress and expectations, has arrived in the American supermarkets and the rush is on to validate one's relationships. In honor of the holiday spirit, Silver Chips Online has exhumed from its archives articles from as far back as November 1998 about the interactions and anxieties involved in Blair romantic relationships. Enjoy.

Razzle-dazzle Chicago

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

I admit it: I'm biased. I love musicals of all shapes, kinds, tastes, and eras, so when Chicago came to theatres, I was set to love it. I was not disappointed. Awarded Best Picture by the Golden Globe awards, Chicago is a flashy, over-the-top, "razzle-dazzle” movie where sex, seduction, ambition, and murder are set gloriously to song and dance.

Silver Tongues place six students in second tournament

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Five members of the Blair forensics team qualified for the large county tournament in March after their second qualifying tournament January 11. This makes six of the nine team members eligible to compete.

Japanese educators visit Blair

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 9, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Nine delegates from various schools in suburban Tokyo, Japan, visited Blair on January 9 to learn about United States' methods of encouraging student community service and individual motivation for learning.

Grammy nominations announced

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 7, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Abbreviated Nominations for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards are listed below. The award ceremony will be telecast on Sunday, February 23 at 8 p.m. on CBS from Madison Square Garden. For a complete list of nominations, see the official Grammy Awards website. Voice your comments about bands as well as your predictions of winners.

MCPS paper shortage hits Blair

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 3, 2003, midnight | In Print »

All of Montgomery County schools are lacking paper due to a late quarterly shipment from manufacturer International Paper. The manufacturers, according to Financial Manager Anne Alban, anticipate having the paper ready to ship on January 3.

Best and worst assigned novel

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

As of noon December 20, the results of the Silver Chips "Best and Worst Assigned Novel" contest are as follows: the best book assigned in Blair is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and the voted worst book assigned in Blair is a tie between Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Lord of the Flies is the most controversial of the books listed, as five students wrote it was their favorite and six wrote it was their least favorite.

Silver Chips winner of Seventeen magazine contest

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips has been selected as the winner of Seventeen Magazine's first annual high school newspaper contest. The paper will be recognized in an upcoming issue.

A trove in Treasure Planet

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 29, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Written more for the rebellious fifteen year-olds trying to find their identity and purpose in the world than the normal Disney audience of wide-eyed post-toddlers, Treasure Planet is entertaining and fun on enough levels to appeal to everyone.

Silver Chips one of top five newspapers in nation

By Kevin Chang Annie Peirce | Nov. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Silver Chips print edition was named a national Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) on Saturday, Nov 23.

School's position on standing for pledge clarified

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Principal Phillip Gainous will clarify at a teacher meeting December 2 the school's policy concerning the requirement of students to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance.

SGA holds blood drive

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The SGA sponsored a Blood Drive for the American Red Cross Friday November 22. It was held in the wrestling room throughout the day and passes to participating students were handed out during their first period class. Participants must be over 17 and weigh over 110 pounds.

Silver tongues place three students in first tournament

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 15, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Three members of the Blair forensics team qualified for a large county tournament in May.

Student against requiring standing for the pledge

By Annie Peirce | Oct. 26, 2002, midnight | In Print »

A Blair student will officially complain to principal Phillip Gainous about the school's policy of requiring students to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. This complaint follows a October 24 meeting with Gainous, and an earlier letter written by the student expressing his objections to the school's policy.

Silver Chips contest winners announced!

By Annie Peirce | Oct. 24, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The winners of the print edition contests are announced!

Heavenly Tuck Everlasting

By Annie Peirce | Oct. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

It's not as violent as "Red Dragon's" nor as sex-drenched as even "Sweet Home Alabama's," but Disney's Tuck Everlasting has something greater: heart.

Chips in nation's top ten school papers

By Annie Peirce | Oct. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips is one of ten national finalists for the Pacemaker award sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. Winners will be notified at the end of October whether they will be honored as first place winners at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention on Nov 21-24 in Dallas.

The fate of Blair's damp little secret

By Annie Peirce | Sept. 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Behind the baseball field, hidden behind the football bleachers, is a .66 acre plot of water, plants, trees, and wildlife that make up Blair's endangered wetland. The air is humid and the plants are often prickly and painful, but the mostly forgotten wetland is an essential part of the health of Blair's campus.

Silver Chips one of the ten top school newspapers in the country

By Annie Peirce | Sept. 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips is one of ten national finalists for the Pacemaker award sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. Winners will be notified at the end of October whether they will be honored at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention on November 21-24, 2002 in Dallas. The last time Silver Chips won the Pacemaker award, which is given to the top high school paper in the country, was in 1975.

Silver Chips staff further honored over the summer

By Annie Peirce | Sept. 6, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Added to the newspaper staff's numerous awards earned during the 2001-2002 school year are three additional honors. Two Silver Chips alumni won two Hemingway awards. Five other staff members won the highest honors in the Children's Hospital Health Writing contest. A present staff member also won third place in the Society of Professional Journalists "Freedom of the Press High School Essay Contest.”

Donuts gone, energy bars in

By Annie Peirce | Sept. 3, 2002, midnight | In Print »

In accordance with new federal mandates issued during the summer for school cafeterias, a variety of cafeteria snack items will no longer be sold during lunch because they contain levels of fat that exceeded national standards.

A futuristic blast

By Annie Peirce | June 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips Online most popular school newspaper in the nation

By Annie Peirce | June 10, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Reading period scheduled for Friday

By Annie Peirce | June 6, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Episode II: a new hope

By Annie Peirce | May 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Mihyar Alnifaidy wins SMOB election

By Annie Peirce | May 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Anti-war speakers come to Blair preceding weekend march

By Annie Peirce | April 18, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Three Blazers honored for their program

By Annie Peirce Jeanne Yang | April 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

GSA sponsors day of silence

By Annie Peirce | April 9, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair places fourth in county forensics tournament

By Annie Peirce | March 27, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair wins the Marriott Spirit to Serve Award

By Annie Peirce | March 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

"Midsummer" dreams again

By Annie Peirce | March 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

New report from Pepsi shows decrease in beverage sales

By Annie Peirce | March 7, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver tongues win again

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 27, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Hurley answers questions about the Honor Code

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 16, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wanner answers questions about the Honor Code

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 15, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Unsupportable honor code

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 7, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Student-directed productions still in the spotlight

By Annie Peirce | Feb. 6, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Bus Stop rides on!

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 18, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Water main break forces school closure

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Afghan war questioned

By Annie Peirce | Jan. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Students' guide to the holidays

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 21, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Silver tongues win

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 17, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Blair's best kept secret

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 12, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Harry Potter clones

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 26, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Shakespeare still succeeds

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 14, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Sophomores most often in school

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 7, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Blair speaks out

By Annie Peirce | Nov. 2, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Deadly mail

By Annie Peirce | Oct. 25, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Out-of-state field trips under consideration

By Annie Peirce | Oct. 16, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Activity Fair consumes Blair Boulevard

By Annie Peirce | Sept. 26, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Out of State Field Trips Under Consideration

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Colleges selling out

By Annie Peirce | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

With students across America spending hundreds of dollars on admissions and preparation classes for SAT tests and writing favorable college essays, it is comforting to know that colleges are spending even more than the students are in selling themselves.