Amir Gorjifard

Name: Amir Gorjifard
Position: Staff Writer
Graduation Year: 2011
Son of Mahmoud Gorjifard and Nahid Gorjifard, Amir can be best described by two words: gorgeous and modest. His two loves in this world are his two guitars - his acoustic guitar, E. Roosevelt (he was forced to add the E. due to an overrated movie about teenage pregnancy taking the name Roosevelt) and his electric guitar, the Regal (named after the theater he frequently visits). He also enjoys the ancient hobby of foosball and will not master it due to his engrossing universal humbleness. On many days Amir can be found rereading Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" or listening to Third Eye Blind and the Eagles.

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Making the most of the holidays

By Amir Gorjifard | Jan. 8, 2010, 11:43 p.m. | In Humor »

Christmas and Hanukkah are long gone. You didn't get what you wanted this year and are forced to pretend to love your new Santa underwear and pocket protector. Your friend got that cute dress you were eying in the mall or that Wii you always wanted.

Chillin' and representin'

By Amir Gorjifard | Nov. 30, 2009, midnight | In Music »

D.C. rapper Wale has been dominating the local underground rap scene for years, and now he has shot into mainstream music as a success. When his single, "Chillin," was released on June 2, the nation was surprised by this relatively unknown rapper and his collaboration with pop diva Lady Gaga.

Blair fall sports award ceremony honors athletes

By Amir Gorjifard | Nov. 17, 2009, midnight | In Local »

The Blair fall sports awards ceremony was held from 7-8:30 p.m. last night in the auditorium to honor 336 Blazers for their achievements in the fall sports season. The ceremony gave each coach the opportunity to commemorate his or her players and speak of the team's accomplishment.

"The Box" is just plain weird

By Amir Gorjifard | Nov. 9, 2009, midnight | In Movies »

Director and screenwriter Richard Kelly has been known for thought-provoking thrillers such as "Donnie Darko" and "Southland Tales." With "The Box" he deviates from his original story telling and creates an adaptation of the Richard Matheson short story, "Button, Button." The result is bland and slow and epitomizes what a thriller should not be.

Takoma city elections results announced

By Amir Gorjifard | Nov. 5, 2009, midnight | In Local »

Incumbent Bruce Williams was voted Mayor of Takoma Park on Nov. 3 following Takoma Park's bi-annual City Council election, according to the Takoma Park City Council web site. Council members from four of the six wards that elect representatives to the council won unopposed, including Josh Wright, Colleen Clay, Dan Robinson and Reuben Snipper.

Washington Revels relocate to Silver Spring

By Amir Gorjifard | Oct. 28, 2009, midnight | In Local »

The Washington Revels, a local acting group that has staged annual performances for more than 25 years, recently moved their administrative and practice center from N.W. Washington, D.C. to Dale Drive in Silver Spring.

"Zombieland" lulls you in a witty manner

By Amir Gorjifard | Oct. 5, 2009, midnight | In Movies »

In an era where all that seems to thrive in cinematic features are teenage-vampire heartthrobs, alien-robotic cars, and spandex-wearing superheroes, a new genre that makes audience squeal and laugh must surface. The only fresh genre that can successfully do this is the zombie-comedy genre, originally sparked by the "Dawn of the Dead" parody and "Shaun of the Dead" but has since been left undone. "Zombieland" has staked territory and turned the spark from those frontrunner films into a raging fire.

Too many variables to be valid

By Amir Gorjifard | Oct. 1, 2009, midnight | In News Blog »

When an Indian medical journal showed that a trial for an HIV vaccine has shown promising results, headlines across the nation presumed that a vaccine has been discovered.

Blair holds Back-to-School Night

By Amir Gorjifard | Sept. 18, 2009, midnight | In Local »

Blair's annual Back-to-School Night was held last night from 7 - 9:30 p.m. Welcomed by a multitude of balloons, voices and multicolored decorations, parents fell victim to the usual parking delays, but Back-to-School Night began and ended on time.

Fall TV breezes in with new shows

By Amir Gorjifard, Fran Djoukeng | Sept. 17, 2009, midnight | In Television »

As the temperature gradually downgrades into mild and chilly weather, TV remotes will hit a fever pitch as audiences start hitting the couch to watch new shows this season. Network cable stations have noticeably inserted more comedies in primetime slots, while regular TV will stick to dramas.

"Extract" is simply funny, but still simple

By Amir Gorjifard | Sept. 6, 2009, midnight | In Movies »

Boredom is a curse that is disconcerting and affects high percentages of Americans everyday day. "Extract” shows a man's struggle to eliminate as much dullness from his life as much as possible, no matter how negatively it affects him. Director Michael Judge and man behind the "Office Space" and "Beavis and Butt-Head" is able to manage this scenario with a fairly executed comedic twist.

"Inglourious Basterds" is a humorous and bloody homage

By Amir Gorjifard | Aug. 24, 2009, midnight | In Movies »

When people think of a film set in World War II, they usually expect an accurate depiction of troubling times in history. This preconceived notion is thrown in the trash in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," which brings an altered reality to the events of Nazi-occupied France that some will love and others will merely find gruesome.

MCPS to hold Back-to-School Fair

By Amir Gorjifard | Aug. 24, 2009, midnight | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will be holding its first annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville to prepare parents and students for the school year to come.

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Photo: Fall sports awards

By Amir Gorjifard | Nov. 17, 2009, 1:29 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

Athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA received honorary patches signifying their accomplishment.