Tina Peng


Name: Tina Peng
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Tina is a very sagely senior who likes journalism and other things. She cringes when she thinks of her avidly pro-Backstreet Boys bio of last year, but hopes that that will have been forgotten by now. Tina would like to grow up and become a reporter, then settle down in a small town and live in a house with a white picket fence.


Stories (15)


Change in exam policy rejected

By Tina Peng | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) rejected on Mar 24 a bill that would increase the weight of final exams but voted to reevaluate the county's attendance and grading policies.Some high school parents, students and teachers strongly opposed the suggested exam-weight increase from 25 to 30 percent. But some believed this change would improve students' preparation for the Maryland High School Assessments (HSAs), statewide tests which will become a graduation requirement in 2007. The BOE ruled 6-1 against the measure.

Deadly Corona virus mounts death toll

By Tina Peng | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

More than 85 people nationwide have been diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a mysterious lung infection that has set off a global health alert.

Females especially at risk for ACL injuries

By Tina Peng | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are becoming epidemic among women, who are up to 10 times as susceptible to injury as men, said Angelo Colosimo, director of sports medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Renovations spring into action

By Tina Peng | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Discovery Communications building's warmly lit main lobby smells of plastic, Windex and fresh paint. A cheerfully dinging mechanical contraption pushes and shakes rainbow-colored balls down a series of tracks. Outside, as a family passes by on the sidewalk, its wide-eyed toddler glances back five times at "Stan," a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil replica that glares malevolently through the glass wall.

When high achievers are the cheaters

By Tina Peng | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

His pulse races and his hands grow sweaty. He sneaks a glance to either side and shares a surreptitious grin with his friends. Then he ducks his head and breathes deeply, trying to look nonchalant. Then Mitch, now a senior, copied another of his friend's answers to last May's AP Computer Science exam onto his scantron.

Transit plan aims to ease congestion

By Gabriel Morden-Snipper Tina Peng | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Montgomery County's Go Montgomery! transit plan, to be implemented over the next ten years, aims to ease congestion in the Four Corners area with a new Metro line, bus system improvements and HOV lanes.

Being schooled from fool to cool

By Tina Peng | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

As a sometimes-bespectacled, Snood-playing senior in possession of an unfortunate number of highwater pants, I've recently realized that my public school career has been a 12-year period of unadulterated dorkiness. (I'm in the Magnet).

Boosters lack lights payment

By Tina Peng | May 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Remembering an angel lost

By Tina Peng | April 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Are vocational training programs effective?

By Tina Peng | March 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

World of responsibilities for SGR members

By Tina Peng | Feb. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Big Blazer is watching . . .

By Tina Peng | Dec. 10, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Teens take on techno babies

By Tina Peng | Nov. 16, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Blazers log on and sound off

By Tina Peng | Oct. 11, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Renovations Spring into action

By Tina Peng Eliot Stein | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The Discovery Communications building's warmly lit main lobby smells of plastic, Windex and fresh paint. A cheerfully dinging mechanical contraption pushes and shakes rainbow-colored balls down a series of tracks. Outside, as a family passes by on the sidewalk, its wide-eyed toddler glances back five times at "Stan,” a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil replica that glares malevolently through the glass wall.