Jenny Sholar


Name: Jenny Sholar
Position: Managing Features Editor
Graduation Year: 2011
Jenny loves Jewel Galbraith and Justin Beiber more than anything else in the world. She lives in Jamaica and sells juniper-scented body lotion for sale only at Jamba Juice. She does jumping jacks often and is a fan of jello, as well. She fluently speaks Japanese and has a passionate hatred for jumbo shrimp. She was born in July and her motto is "boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider." She herself plans to go to JMU for college, to of course get more knowledge. Jellybeans are her favorite candy and she hopes to one day drive a jeep majestically down the streets of Jacksonville, Mississippi. She owns a pet jaguar named Jialin and enjoys running to the sweet music of Jesse McCartney. No Jonas Brothers, however. Her favorite color is jade and her mother's name is Jialin. Her father's name is John and her older sister's name is Jialin. Her favorite song by the Beatles is "Hey Jude," and she one day aspires to be a professional jockey. Her horse will of course, be named Jialin. Her favorite letter of the alphabet is Q.


Stories (16)


With tiger moms or not, students can survive the jungle

By Jenny Sholar | March 10, 2011, 11:35 a.m. | In Print Features »

"From a clinical standpoint, have you ever considered getting some help?" Uneasy chuckles fill the aisles at Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C.'s famous independent bookstore, in response to the question from an audience member. But the speaker at the front of the room, a petite woman by the name of Amy Chua, is unfazed.

A semester sequestered

By Jenny Sholar | Feb. 9, 2011, 12:24 p.m. | In Print Features »

Blair is many things, but wild it is not. Its wilderness is limited to the swamp behind the athletic fields and Blair Boulevard between fifth and sixth periods. So for junior Connor Siegel, spending last semester on two-square-mile campus abutting a national forest and encompassing eight different lakes was quite a change.

Doors do not close when Blazers come out

By Jenny Sholar | Dec. 16, 2010, 2:07 p.m. | In Print Features »

In a classroom tucked away on the second floor, a handful of students gather, leaning on desks and lounging on chairs. They sit at ease, joking and chatting, completely relaxed — a mood that befits the atmosphere of the room. The walls of the room are hung with posters about human rights, equality and tolerance. One features several figures in rainbow neon colors, bearing the legend "Generation Q: Young, Proud, Queer." This room, where the people are friendly and open to all comers, is the meeting room of Blair's Gay-Straight Alliance, or GSA.

The mind-body connection

By Jenny Sholar | Nov. 11, 2010, 2:41 p.m. | In Print Features »

Freshman Bronwen Tursman breathes deeply, eyes intent on the screen in front of her. With every inhale and exhale she takes, her character in the video game takes another step through the fantastical world on screen. But this is no game - it's an alternative therapy Tursman uses to manage the illness that leaves her in constant pain.

Above the sky and under the radar

By Jenny Sholar | Oct. 7, 2010, 11:53 a.m. | In Print Features »

Adrian, a senior, stands at his desk in his English class. For what seems to him like an eternity, he stares blankly at the passage he is supposed to be reading aloud. "Focus," he tells himself. "No silly mistakes." For most Blazers, reading a few words aloud is an easy task. But on this morning, it's not easy for Adrian. Stoned, smacked, baked, blazed - he's high.

An identity wrapped in faith

By Jenny Sholar | June 3, 2010, 8:45 a.m. | In Print Features »

Freshman Manpreet Gujral's response to the burqa ban is immediate and strong. "That's wrong," he says. "Anybody should have the right to wear or do something for their religion." For Gujral, the matter is personal: He is a Sikh and he wears a turban.

Rebuilding Together comes to Blair

By Jenny Sholar | March 11, 2010, 4 p.m. | In Print News »

A new school chapter of Rebuilding Together recently began efforts to assist local low-income homeowners through home repair and assistance.

Beyond the boulevard

By Jenny Sholar | March 11, 2010, 12:02 p.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Information illiteracy: denying students an educational haven

By Jenny Sholar | March 11, 2010, 7:58 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

A school's library is its backbone. It strengthens and supports all departments and stimulates learning and independent thought. The library breathes life into the lessons from the classroom. We cannot afford to cut back library resources any more than we already have.

Working canine to five

By Jenny Sholar | Feb. 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. | In Print Features »

The little building is filled with surprises. Single-storied, white with a red awning, from the outside it looks like it could be a warehouse, or maybe a simple store. But its well-lit, bustling interior is filled with wheelchairs, walkers - and dogs. In the foyer, a man laughs as a dog says goodbye to him through licks and tail wags. In the main room, a train of people in wheelchairs and scooters lead their dogs in a circle around the floor. In a side room, a woman with a walker speaks to a group of teenagers about why she loves her dog so much.

Ride-On plans cut

By Jenny Sholar | Feb. 5, 2010, 11:29 a.m. | In Print News »

A plan to cut Ride-On bus service from 27 area routes has been proposed by county officials and will go into effect in March if the County Council approves the changes. The cuts are part of an effort to offset the county's projected $600 million budget deficit this fiscal year, according to county spokesperson Esther Bowring.

Weast proposes budget

By Jenny Sholar | Dec. 17, 2009, 8:19 p.m. | In Print News »

Superintendent Jerry Weast proposed a $2.2 billion preliminary operating budget for fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011) at a Board of Education meeting last week. Weast's goal in preparing the budget was to keep expenditures as low as possible without compromising quality of education, reflecting limited resources as a result of the recession, according to Chris Barclay, vice president of the Board.

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.

Conscientious Blazers are vegging out

By Jenny Sholar | Nov. 12, 2009, midnight | In Print Features »

Pizza. Ice cream. Hamburgers. Chocolate chip cookies. Ask just about anyone to name their favorite things to eat, and at least one of these mouth-watering dishes is sure to come to mind. But for vegans, all of these foods are taboo.

Teachers reflect on difficulty of Bridge Plan

By Jenny Sholar Rebecca Guterman | Nov. 12, 2009, midnight | In Print News »

One year after the High School Assessments (HSA) Bridge Plan was first introduced, some teachers are questioning the standards of the HSAs and the HSA bridge projects as graduation requirements. The bridge projects are designed to provide a way for students who have trouble succeeding on the tests to fulfill their graduation requirements, which many teachers view as a necessary option for students.

Long story short

By Jenny Sholar | Oct. 8, 2009, midnight | In Print Features »

Charlie Chaplin, Martin Scorcese and Bing Crosby seem like an odd grouping of people. Short of being famous, what might they have in common? They all got their start in the entertainment world through short films.



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Photo: Residency graphic

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Photo: Pro/con blurb

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Photo: Coming out at Blair

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Photo: Afghanistan map graphic

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Photo: Cell phone Blackberry graphic

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Photo: LC Graphic

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Photo: Detention slip

By Jenny Sholar | April 22, 2010, 11:56 a.m.