Jessica Stamler

Name: Jessica Stamler
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Co-editor-in-chief Jessica Stamler is a senior in the CAP program at Blair High School. Besides Chips and academia, Jessica enjoys singing, writing, making music, and committing random acts of craziness. Her activities include: youth group, Blair gymnastics team, Students for Global Responsibility, and InTone Nation (Blair's a capella singing group). She plans to attend college next fall, but she is not sure where. Eventually, she plans to become a writer, a social worker, a movie stuntwoman or a rock star. Or something. Most importantly, Jessica believes wholeheartedly that Silver Chips is the voice of the youth of Silver Spring. She asks any Blair student who feels he or she is not being represented in the pages of Chips to contact her via email.

Stories (13)

Bush's reforms to impact Blair

By Jessica Stamler | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has arrived at Blair, bringing stricter accountability measures that will "raise the stakes” for teachers and increase emphasis on testing, said Principal Phillip Gainous. If federal achievement standards are not met within three years, Blair could face reorganization.

Letter to the Black and White

By Jessica Stamler, Stephen Wertheim | March 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Shovelers dig Blair free from snow's icy grip

By Jessica Stamler | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

When Blazer Anna Meres found out school was cancelled on Feb 18, she didn't catch up on her sleep. Nor did she rejoice over the chance to take a break from her daily routine. Instead, Meres showed up at 51 University Blvd, braving frigid temperatures and a thick blanket of snow on the streets to arrive hours before the sun.

Israeli conflict tests ties that bind

By Jessica Stamler | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

"They stole my country,” junior Nesim Serequeberhan says bitterly, "and I can't go back and live there myself.” He continues speaking of his Palestinian homeland, his expression blank. "I want to go back there and see how things are. I want to see if there's anything I can do to help, violent or nonviolent.”

Lack of common sense causes Blair Blvd congestion, collisions and crises

By Jessica Stamler, Rachel Yood | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

MCPS to teach condom usage

By Jessica Stamler | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

MCPS will allow health teachers to demonstrate proper condom use through a ten-minute video to be piloted in five undetermined county high schools next year. The county is also developing curriculum changes to permit discussions on homosexuality and other sexual variants.

Night laws: no walk in the park

By Jessica Stamler | May 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Coma victim now recovering

By Jessica Stamler, Stephen Wertheim | April 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Spirit's back in black, white and red

By Jessica Stamler | April 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Comatose after collision

By Jessica Stamler, Stephen Wertheim | March 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

County tightens community service hour requirements

By Jessica Stamler, Stephen Wertheim | March 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

New recycling plan struggles

By Jessica Stamler | Feb. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The sad side of the Happy Meal

By Jessica Stamler | Dec. 20, 2001, midnight | In Print »