Sarah Kinter


Name: Sarah Kinter
Position: Print Managing News Editor
Graduation Year: 2008
One word: ballin'!


Stories (14)


Middle States Association validation team recommends Blair for accreditation

By Sarah Kinter | Dec. 7, 2007, midnight | In Local »

The Accreditation for Growth (AFG) validation team recommended Blair for Middle States Association (MSA) accreditation at 2:45 p.m. today after three days of extensive interviews and classroom observation.

HSAs to exclude writing

By Sarah Kinter | Oct. 14, 2007, midnight

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will remove all writing sections from the Maryland High School Assessments (HSAs) beginning with the 2009 administration of the exams, according to MSDE Educational Program Specialist William Reinhard. Although the change will return scores to schools earlier, some Blair faculty have expressed concern that it may have negative effects on class curriculum, teacher instruction and student performance on the assessments.

MSDE to eliminate HSA writing sections

By Sophie Schwadron Sarah Kinter | Sept. 20, 2007, midnight | In Local »

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) plans to remove the brief constructed response (BCR) and extended constructed response (ECR) sections of the required High School Assessments (HSA) beginning in May 2009, MSDE Education Program Specialist William Reinhard said. The change is in response to complaints of slow grading from Maryland school systems, including MCPS.

A good "rule"

By Sarah Kinter | May 22, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

Just a quick disclaimer about Georgia Rule, the new "family" film from Princess Diaries director Garry Marshall: Don't see it with your family. Especially if that family happens to include children, men, Mormons or anyone who might get squeamish when Lindsay Lohan allows a shy Idaho hunk to creep his hand up her dress on fishing boat. Toto — we're not in Genovia anymore.

Con-Should MCPS allow AP testing in churches?

By Sarah Kinter | March 25, 2007, midnight

Sarah Kinter says NO: MCPS should follow Jericho precedent Superintendent Jerry Weast clearly did not want Blair's graduation to be held in a church, so much that he was willing to foot the $125,000 bill for all MCPS high school graduation ceremonies. But his rationale for the bold move is hardly as clear.

New plans follow snow clearing

By Sarah Kinter | March 25, 2007, midnight

After insufficient snow removal equipment caused MCPS to close for three days after a Feb. 13 winter storm, the Department of Facilities Management is planning to buy more equipment and hire more workers, said Director of Facilities Management Richard Hawes.

Prom relocated to Hilton

By Sarah Kinter | March 25, 2007, midnight

This year's Prom will be held May 26 at the Hilton Silver Spring instead of at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda. The switch was made both because of financial constraints and as an effort to support the Silver Spring community, said Senior Class President Anjana Mohanty. Because last year's Prom at the Hyatt Regency ran $7,000 over budget, this year's senior class, which must fund Prom without the school's help, could not afford another event there, Mohanty said.

Flier sparks controversy

By Sarah Kinter | Dec. 31, 2006, midnight

Many parents, students and faculty members have spoken out against a flier distributed on Nov. 10 by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX), a Virginia-based non-profit organization that advocates the rights of "former homosexuals." Blair's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is considering plans to counter PFOX's involvement in the school.

Night at the Mausoleum

By Sarah Kinter | Dec. 29, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

"You know how they say that in good museums history comes alive? Well in this one, it actually does."

School photo price hike irks parents

By Sarah Kinter | Dec. 14, 2006, midnight

Blair's switch of official photo vendors this year from Blanton Studios to Lifetouch has drawn parental complaints of poor quality, high prices and discrepancies in the ID database.

"Flushed Away" is flush full of fun

By Sarah Kinter | Nov. 10, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

The charm of "Flushed Away," a new and brilliant animated film about English sewer rats, is in the details. Blink and you'll miss the Kafka-reading cockroach, the British Nemo knock-off ("'Ave you seen me dad?"), the eggbeater speedboats and the doomsayer rat wearing not a sandwich board, but an actual sandwich.

Group claims bias in counseling materials

By Sarah Kinter | Nov. 9, 2006, midnight

Last June, the Virginia-based Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) submitted a statement to the MCPS Board of Education and Superintendent Jerry Weast claiming that, in May, a parent had received information from a school counselor that promoted a single viewpoint on homosexuality.

Group claims MCPS promotes bias in counseling materials about homosexuality

By Sarah Kinter | Oct. 24, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Last June, the Virginia-based Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) submitted a statement to the MCPS Board of Education and Superintendent Jerry Weast claiming that, in May, a parent had received information from a school counselor that promoted a single viewpoint on homosexuality.

"The Last Kiss" is more than a peck on the cheek

By Sarah Kinter | Sept. 19, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

There is an old saying that "women remember the first kiss; men remember the last." While this may be true, "The Last Kiss" will certainly be remembered by both men and women as the first good relationship movie in a long time.