Sarah Schwartz


Name: Sarah Schwartz
Position: Editor-in-Chief
Graduation Year: 2011


Stories (13)


Williams announces new after-school security policy

By Laura Anthony, Sarah Schwartz, Ava Wallace | Oct. 29, 2010, 11:07 p.m. | In Local »

Principal Darryl Williams announced a new after-school security policy this morning at the beginning of second period.

Pro/Con: Is Obama's blueprint for education reform the path toward improving our schools?

By Sarah Schwartz Vicky Lai | April 22, 2010, 7:36 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965 to create education standards and accountability for schools and establish state-administered, federally funded programs. The George W. Bush administration amended and reauthorized the ESEA with the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, and on March 13, the Obama administration released its blueprint for ESEA reauthorization. The blueprint emphasizes the adoption of college- and career-ready standards and proposes rewards and incentives for schools that demonstrate student growth.

Taking care of the county, one kid at a time

By Sarah Schwartz | March 11, 2010, midnight | In Print Features »

For many Blazers, receiving a vaccine or a shot offers a permanent peace of mind. For sophomore Yesli Leon, receiving the swine flu vaccine in late 2009 meant only a temporary respite from worry.

Magnet makes Tech Ed changes

By Sarah Schwartz | Feb. 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. | In Print News »

Magnet students will be required to take Principles of Engineering (POE), starting this semester with the class of 2012, in order to fulfill recently modified Technology Education (Tech Ed) requirements. According to Magnet coordinator Peter Ostrander, the new course offering is part of a series of related changes to the Magnet program curriculum.

Magnet makes Tech Ed changes

By Sarah Schwartz | Feb. 5, 2010, 11:26 a.m. | In Print News »

Magnet students will be required to take Principles of Engineering (POE), starting this semester with the class of 2012, in order to fulfill recently modified Technology Education (Tech Ed) requirements. According to Magnet coordinator Peter Ostrander, the new course offering is part of a series of related changes to the Magnet program curriculum.

Keeping up with the beat

By Sarah Schwartz | Feb. 5, 2010, 8:18 a.m. | In Print Features »

Senior Brittany Reyes knows tonight is going to be a good night. She comes home from school and does her homework for the next day. A few of her friends come over, but instead of bidding them goodbye at the end of the afternoon, Reyes heads out with her group. Together, they plunge into a world of singing, dancing and music - the Washington, D.C., concert scene.

County holds Purple Line hearing

By Sarah Schwartz | Dec. 17, 2009, 3:35 p.m. | In Print News »

The Montgomery County Planning Board held a public hearing Dec. 10 to discuss the proposed Purple Line Plan in the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission auditorium in Silver Spring, according to Tom Autrey, head of Montgomery County Transportation Planning.

A controversial issue near and 'deer' to our park

By Sarah Schwartz | Dec. 17, 2009, 2:55 p.m. | In Print Opinions »

Little by little, the landscape of Sligo Creek Park is changing. Native plant and animal species are vanishing, and the rate of collisions along Sligo Creek Parkway is rising. Without a doubt, the park is in jeopardy. The culprits are the deer: The whitetail population that used to be merely a nuisance is now becoming a serious danger to the park's ecosystem and nearby residents.

JV Journal

By Sarah Schwartz | Nov. 12, 2009, midnight | In Print Sports »

JV girls' soccer (8-3) rounded off a winning season with a victory over Gaithersburg on Oct. 22, according to coach Kerri Galloway. Although most of the team members had never played together before this season, they managed to create an efficient dynamic on the field, said Galloway.

Acting to their strengths

By Sarah Schwartz | Nov. 12, 2009, midnight | In Print Features »

Blazers in search of entertainment in Washington, D.C., can be tempted to stick to the old standbys: touring museums, strolling down the mall or exploring Chinatown. Most don't even consider attending the theater. Why bother getting lost in complicated plotlines or sitting through two hours of dialogue? But there's no need to fear.

Driving down memory lane

By Sarah Schwartz | Nov. 12, 2009, midnight | In Print Features »

It was the ultimate teenage experience. He and other members of the jock crowd strutted Blair's halls. He drove the cheerleaders around after his baseball and football games. He was a senior, and he felt unstoppable. After all, Pete Luces' 1976 AMC Matador was not just a car – it was freedom.

Country in profile: Saudi Arabia

By Sarah Schwartz | Oct. 8, 2009, midnight | In Print Features »

Junior Kirstyn Ross-Roach still remembers April 1, 2006. Over dinner that night in her hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia, her father informed the family that they would be moving to Saudi Arabia. Ross-Roach scoffed at what she thought was her dad's attempt at a joke, but the announcement was no April Fool's Day prank.

Tyler Perry's newest movie isn't all "Bad"

By Sarah Schwartz | Sept. 13, 2009, midnight | In Movies »

Tyler Perry is famous for his religious comedy-dramas, panned by critics but successful at the box-office. With his new movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," Perry stays true to style in an entertaining but ultimately formulaic morality tale.



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By Sarah Schwartz | June 3, 2010, midnight

Montgomery College's Takoma Park Campus will raise tuition for the 2010-11 school year due to budget cuts.