Lauren Teixeira

Name: Lauren Teixeira
Position: Managing Op-Ed Editor
Graduation Year: 2010

Stories (6)

Charmed, I'm sure

By Lauren Teixeira | March 11, 2010, 8:07 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

It is easy to forget that Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are only 40 minutes apart. Even a cursory examination reveals cities with diametrically opposed characters. With a renewed interest in the city due to hit HBO show "The Wire" and a growing art and music scene that has garnered national fascination, it's time to revisit Charm City and explore what makes it so, well, charming.

Allowing failing teachers to pass

By Lauren Teixeira | March 11, 2010, 7:59 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

Long has it been known that the apple of every teacher's eye is tenure, a status obtained after a successful probationary period that ensures his or her teaching position. Historically, tenure was awarded to experienced and deserving teachers in order to protect them from discriminatory, unfair dismissals that prevailed during the early 20th century.

Pro/Con: Should the U.S. commit to emissions reduction at Copenhagen?

By Jenny Sholar, Lauren Teixeira | Dec. 17, 2009, 12:04 p.m. | In Print Opinions »

As global temperatures continue to rise and emissions levels continue to increase, the need for action on climate change from world leaders grows more important. This month, the U.S. attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss an international solution to the global warming crisis. At the summit, the U.S. faced the choice of committing to an immediate and costly emissions reduction agreement.

Beyond the Boulevard

By Lauren Teixeira | Oct. 8, 2009, 8:24 a.m. | In Print Entertainment »

More Than a Game (PG) - If any film this year is deserving of the oft-abused adjectives "heartwarming" and "inspiring," it is this finely made sports documentary. "More Than a Game," which premiered at hometown festival Silverdocs this summer, follows a formative LeBron James and four African American team members who make up the core of the Akron, Ohio high school basketball team that aspires to win national championships. You will cry, you will laugh. It will warm your heart. Seriously.

The fall of identification nation

By Lauren Teixeira | Oct. 8, 2009, midnight | In Print Opinions »

This summer, after a decade of enhancing outfits, preventing abductions and inducing controversy, IDs were let go. No longer were we mandated to wear the pieces of plastic visibly-above-the-waist. For a few days, the announcement dominated Facebook statuses and casual conversation within Blair social networks. Then, we proceeded to...not wear our IDs.

Zero tolerance: In loco parentis in the extreme

By Lauren Teixeira | June 5, 2009, midnight | In Print Opinions »

I am concerned because I can no longer make jokes about zero tolerance policies. For example, the other day I quipped to a friend about these policies, "At this rate, they'll strip-search you for Advil!" And then I realized it had already happened.

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Photo: poker chips

By Lauren Teixeira | April 29, 2010, 8:50 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

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By Lauren Teixeira | April 27, 2010, 8:20 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

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By Lauren Teixeira | Jan. 5, 2010, 12:18 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

Photo: Sports seeding graphic

By Lauren Teixeira | Nov. 17, 2009, 5:27 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

Photo: Vending Machines

By Lauren Teixeira | Nov. 16, 2009, 11:59 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

Photo: id graphic w/ cute font

By Lauren Teixeira | Oct. 8, 2009, 11:04 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

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By Lauren Teixeira | Oct. 7, 2009, 6:14 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

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By Lauren Teixeira | Oct. 7, 2009, 12:20 p.m. | In ‎Latest »