Soraya Chanyasubkit

Name: Soraya Chanyasubkit
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2008
Soraya Chanyasubkit loves her name, Thailand, penguins, eating, making fun of people and music. She is silly, mean, and friendly. (The last two qualities are in no way of being contradictory.) She most likely hates you. And will willing and loudly say so.

Stories (9)

Teachers propose building maze

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | March 10, 2007, midnight | In Print »

Teachers and neighborhood leaders proposed yesterday to build a stone labyrinth for educational and recreational use in the open space outside the art wing on the Colesville Road side.

Where the wild things are

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Feb. 2, 2007, midnight | In Print »

So your dog can roll over. So what? Sophomore Yetnayet Garedew's pet can do a really neat trick: pluck out Garedew's father's white hairs. Then again, a monkey isn't the greatest barber. But owning an unusual pet often means having to deal with its quirks. The popularity of exotic pets, like Garedew's monkey, is on the rise. According to a National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, the number of exotic pets increased from 16.8 million in 2002 to 18.2 million in 2004. Students like Garedew must accept the responsibilities of caring for such unusual animals.

A view from the top of the world

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Dec. 14, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Blair's enormity has inspired many imaginative myths since the new building opened in 1998, many of which - big surprise - are false. Turns out, there is no Olympic-size swimming pool. There is no Subway in the cafeteria. There is no labyrinthine basement. The truth about one legend, however, will now be revealed: What is up with - or up in - Blair's steeple?

Stinky "Feet"

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Nov. 27, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Dancing penguins. Tap-dancing penguins. The idea in itself is ridiculously hilarious. Add singing penguins, rapping penguins, Latino penguins, drugged penguins and any other kind of penguin possible, and how could this movie not be funny? Except somehow, some way, director George Miller managed to screw up — big time. "Happy Feet," Miller's newest creation since "Babe: Pig in the City," is not just stale and unentertaining, it's utterly, painfully boring.

A Blazer's guide to walking

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Nov. 11, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Walk (wawk): v. To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run. In simpler terms, "to walk" means to pick up the right leg, place it in front, then pick up the left leg, place it in front. Repeat until you arrive at destination. Yet the number of Blazers who do not understand this concept is simply astounding. In such a crowded school, pedestrian traffic jams are simply not practical if you want to get to class on time.

Financial office takes steps to reduce obligations

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Nov. 11, 2006, midnight | In Print »

As she arrived at the scene of the crash, Blair graduate Kat Comisiak saw one of the victims unconscious on the ground. Crouching down next to him, Comisiak checked his neAfter high levels of student debt, totaling $109,000 at the end of last school year, Financial Secretary Donna Franklin has implemented new procedures to notify students of their financial obligations and encourage them to pay their debt before their senior and wrist for a pulse, but she felt nothing.

"The Prestige" presents the greatest magic show on earth

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Oct. 24, 2006, midnight | In Print »

"Are you watching closely?" With these seemingly simple words, the audience is whirled into a mysterious tale of handsome magicians, ruthless rivalry, astonishing tricks and only one victor. With a beautiful cast and an ingenious plot, "The Prestige" is the best illusionist movie this year.

Counselors juggle student demands

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Oct. 5, 2006, midnight | In Print »

When senior Josh Griner walked into his second-period AP U.S. History class during the second week of school, his teacher stared at him, puzzled, and asked him, "Why are you still in my class?"

"Fearless" is champion of all martial arts movies

By Soraya Chanyasubkit | Sept. 25, 2006, midnight | In Print »

Jet Li. Even his name sounds cool. Unlike the comical Jackie Chan or too fierce Tony Jaa, Jet Li exudes a vibe that just resonates awesome. He has publicly declared that this latest martial arts film is his last, much to the grief of every martial arts fan, but fortunately for them, "Jet Li's Fearless" will definitely leave a lasting impression.