Julie Zhu

Name: Julie Zhu
Position: Online Art Editor
Graduation Year: 2008
Despite her innocent appearance, Julie Zhu is a demon at heart. She enjoys fire breathing, serial commas, (,!) and eating the remains of art staffers. Warning: Don't be surprised if you see her busting a move in the 260s hallway.

Stories (7)

Boys' volleyball bulldoze Gladiators in three sets

By Julie Zhu | April 16, 2007, midnight | In Blair »

The boys' volleyball team cleared out its opponent in three straight sets for the first time against Northwood, a young team with less experience when compared to two-time champion Blair. The Gladiators' underdevelopment offered the Blair bench first touches of the game ball and Coach Sang Ahn new lineups to explore, especially the team will graduate six seniors. Yet despite the fresh hands and feet on the Blazer court, Blair optimistically defeated the Northwood team, 25-10, 25-20 and 25-17.

Blazers best Blue Devils

By Julie Zhu | March 22, 2007, midnight | In Blair »

Tremendous expectations lie on the shoulders of Blair's varsity boys' volleyball team after bringing home county championship plaques the last two years and division championship trophies the last three years. With nine returning players and losing just two starters, Adrian Cretzu and Timothy Lee, to graduation and to the coed volleyball team, the Blazers were expected to finish the match against the Springbrook Blue Devils in three straight sets.

Lemon Meringue Pi

By Julie Zhu Alexis Egan | March 14, 2007, midnight | In Desserts »

March 14, or 3/14, celebrates the Archimedes constant, better known as the notorious pi, by sporting the first three digits with its month and year. As for its other lesser-known digits, at 1:59:26 p.m. today, loud choruses of the irrational number may be heard throughout excited math classrooms. Of course, there are other ways to commemorate pi without memorizing hundreds of its infinite decimals. One way, perhaps the favorite way, is to eat pie. Pie is significant not only because it sounds like the Greek letter pi, but also because it physically embodies the notable constant that represents the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of a perfect circle. But please, no thinking about math is required; only chewing and savoring is absolutely necessary when eating this delightful lemon meringue pie. And, of course, don't forget to swallow.

Nutty Noodles

By Julie Zhu | March 2, 2007, midnight | In Entrées »

Chinese recipes are always hard to come by since, apparently, most Chinese chefs have completely done away with any form of measurement. The number of swift shakes of the salt shaker replaces the use of tablespoons and teaspoons. Oil is measured only by the area it covers in the frying pan. Oriental cooking is all about improvisation, flinging spices, herbs and hopefully not msg in the air at whim. But on certain occasions, Chinese moms can be tracked down and forced to be precise about their pinching, flinging, dashing and pouring. Here is one of my favorite summer dishes:

Bubble Tea

By Rachita Sood Julie Zhu | March 2, 2007, midnight | In Drinks »

Originally a popular after-school refreshment among Taiwanese children, this Frappuccino of the eastern world is making its way into cities and towns across the nation. Chewy bubbles swirl in a creamy tea blend, making bubble tea truly unique. Most malls only offer cheap powdered imitations, so try this delicious homemade recipe to delight your friends with an Oriental favorite.


By Julie Zhu | Feb. 5, 2007, midnight | In Op/Ed »

Personal pronouns have been good to us over the years. After all, it was the "I have a dream" speech that helped materialize racial equality and "We will fight on the beaches" that inspired British and American troops to trump the Germans on the shores of France. But in our fast-paced, laptop-hugging, cell phone-glued-to-ear society, personal pronouns have evolved from replacing proper nouns to preceding simple objects as prefixes.

Blair passes math for "No Child Left Behind"

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 2, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Blazers met the 2005-2006 math requirements of Maryland's school accountability system "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP), a part of the Bush Administration's "No Child Left Behind" Act, for the second consecutive year. According to principal Phillip Gainous, if Blair also passes the reading AYP requirements — the results of which will come shortly — the school will exit the improvement process for three years.

Images (59)

Photo: That thing out of four

By Julie Zhu | May 2, 2008, midnight

Photo: Cookie crazy

By Julie Zhu | April 3, 2008, midnight

Photo: Senioritis

By Julie Zhu | March 16, 2008, midnight


By Julie Zhu | March 6, 2008, midnight

Photo: Fidel lite

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 29, 2008, midnight

Photo: The future of our education

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 12, 2008, midnight


By Julie Zhu | Feb. 7, 2008, midnight

Photo: Budget cuts

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 31, 2008, midnight

Photo: An arm and a leg

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 15, 2008, midnight

Photo: Letter to santa

By Julie Zhu | Dec. 19, 2007, midnight

Photo: AFG is here

By Julie Zhu | Dec. 6, 2007, midnight


By Julie Zhu | Nov. 28, 2007, midnight

Photo: test for louis

By Julie Zhu | Nov. 24, 2007, midnight


By Julie Zhu | Nov. 24, 2007, midnight

Photo: Cheating Shmeating

By Julie Zhu | Nov. 15, 2007, midnight

Photo: The end of the quarter

By Julie Zhu | Nov. 1, 2007, midnight

Photo: Dancing in the hall

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 24, 2007, midnight

Photo: Real reason students are late in the morning

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 16, 2007, midnight

Photo: Ahmadinejad awkwardness

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 2, 2007, midnight

Photo: SAT Monster

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 17, 2007, midnight

Photo: cortando el tiempo

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 15, 2007, midnight

Photo: Three quarters of school

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 14, 2007, midnight

Photo: Traffic jam

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 5, 2007, midnight

Photo: Let's Play Football

By Julie Zhu | Aug. 11, 2007, midnight

Photo: Bong hits for lady justice

By Julie Zhu | July 10, 2007, midnight

Photo: uncommon languages

By Julie Zhu | June 15, 2007, midnight

Photo: 800+ new white hairs

By Julie Zhu | June 5, 2007, midnight

Photo: APs give you wings

By Julie Zhu | May 31, 2007, midnight

Photo: Big Shoes

By Julie Zhu | May 31, 2007, midnight

Photo: College Application Process

By Julie Zhu | May 15, 2007, midnight

Photo: Gainous vs. IDs

By Julie Zhu | May 10, 2007, midnight

Photo: Montgomery College Seduction

By Julie Zhu | May 4, 2007, midnight

Photo: May...hem

By Julie Zhu | April 20, 2007, midnight

Photo: Great Expectations

By Julie Zhu | April 17, 2007, midnight

Photo: AP Calculus

By Julie Zhu | March 29, 2007, midnight

Photo: March Madness

By Julie Zhu | March 20, 2007, midnight

Photo: Pain in the Parking Lot

By Julie Zhu | March 12, 2007, midnight

Photo: Obama Oscar

By Julie Zhu | March 2, 2007, midnight

Photo: CC Exam Exemption

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 22, 2007, midnight

Photo: Snow Day

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 22, 2007, midnight

Photo: ESOL student

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 21, 2007, midnight

With limited English skills, ESOL students can struggle in classes, even in those they have already taken.

Photo: Ghastly GCC

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 13, 2007, midnight

Photo: Desks graphic

By Julie Zhu | Feb. 6, 2007, midnight

Photo: Elephant in the Room

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 26, 2007, midnight

Photo: New Year's Resolutions

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 24, 2007, midnight

Photo: In the Dark

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 11, 2007, midnight

Photo: MBHS Maid

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 8, 2007, midnight

Photo: in the dark

By Julie Zhu | Jan. 8, 2007, midnight

Photo: Majority Mooching

By Julie Zhu | Dec. 19, 2006, midnight

Photo: Protestors

By Julie Zhu | Dec. 5, 2006, midnight

Photo: Wanted: Billy the 1/2 Kid

By Julie Zhu | Nov. 29, 2006, midnight

Photo: When Reality Calls

By Julie Zhu | Nov. 13, 2006, midnight

Photo: Godfather IV

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 30, 2006, midnight

Photo: While You Were Getting an ID

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 24, 2006, midnight

Photo: Bush's Grand Idea

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 24, 2006, midnight

Photo: Gainous vs IDs

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 11, 2006, midnight

Photo: The Red Scare

By Julie Zhu | Oct. 9, 2006, midnight

Photo: Pluto

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 28, 2006, midnight

Photo: Spinach

By Julie Zhu | Sept. 26, 2006, midnight