Melodi Anahtar




Name: Melodi Anahtar
Position: Editor-in-Chief
Graduation Year: 2012
Melodi Anahtar loves anything having to do with science, music or TV. Her favorite vacation spot is the Dominican Republic and her favorite city is Boston (go Red Sox). She can usually be found wasting time in her room, either watching "Grey's Anatomy" or reading "Wired".


Stories (40)


LMFAO: Not sorry for party rocking

By Melodi Anahtar Marjorie Fuchs | July 5, 2012, 9:21 p.m. | In Music »

LMFAO - the neon-clad uncle-nephew duo behind "Party Rock" and "Sexy and I Know It" - brought its ridiculous fun to Fairfax, VA, on June 25, with a crew of back up dancers, inflatable toys and over-the-top theatrics. With one club beat blending into the next, the music wasn't all that memorable, but the two certainly knew how to put on a show and made for a entertaining night.

snoWatch: Three feet of snow is on its way

By Melodi Anahtar Marjorie Fuchs | Feb. 8, 2012, 1:18 p.m. | In Humor »

Yes, the Snow Gods are finally smiling upon us. And with this magnificant news, snoWatch is officially back.

Blazer stabbed at local basketball game

By Melodi Anahtar Marjorie Fuchs | Dec. 7, 2011, 11:52 p.m. | In Local »

A senior Blazer was stabbed in the parking lot of Northwood High School at 9:06 p.m. on Tuesday, after attending the Northwood v. Kennedy High School boys' basketball game. She is currently recuperating from the attack.

Several AP curriculums to be redesigned

By Melodi Anahtar | May 18, 2011, 1:02 p.m. | In News »

College Board will implement curriculum revisions for several of its Advanced Placement (AP) classes over the next three years.

Athlete of the Week: Rachel Smith, Girls' Lacrosse

By Melodi Anahtar | May 14, 2011, 11:58 a.m. | In Blair »

It's an unseasonably cold spring night as the girls' lacrosse team takes the field for its home opener. Junior center Rachel Smith slashes to the net and scores within the first two minutes of the opening whistle, giving the Blazers the momentum en route to their first win of the season.

Girls' varsity lacrosse falls to Patriots

By Melodi Anahtar | May 14, 2011, 10:41 a.m. | In Blair »

In the first round of the playoffs, the girls' varsity lacrosse team (4-9) fell to the Wootton Patriots (9-4) by a final score of 20-9.

Girls' lacrosse gets stung by Hornets

By Melodi Anahtar | May 10, 2011, 3:20 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity lacrosse team (4-7) suffered a tough loss at the hands of the nearly undefeated Damascus Hornets (10-2) with a final score of 15-2.

"Thor" needs something more

By Melodi Anahtar | May 8, 2011, 10:51 a.m. | In Movies »

Superhero movies are characterized by their nonstop action, out of this world graphics, classic plots and overarching moral lessons. "Thor" has all of these, and is even in 3-D, but it is still missing something.

Girls' lacrosse owns senior night

By Melodi Anahtar | May 4, 2011, 1:29 p.m. | In Blair »

The ladies' varsity lacrosse team (3-6) secured a solid victory over the Magruder Colonels (1-6), resulting in a triumphant senior night.

Rockets outsoar girls' lacrosse

By Melodi Anahtar | April 16, 2011, 2:27 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity lacrosse team (2-5) lost to the Richard Montgomery (RM) Rockets (4-3) by a close score of 17-14. Despite the fact that the Blazers were able to get a four point lead in the second half, they were unable to maintain it due to a momentum shift in RM's play.

McKenney Hills Elementary to open in 2012

By Melodi Anahtar | April 12, 2011, 1:59 p.m. | In Local »

McKenney Hills Elementary School in Silver Spring will open in August 2012 and construction is currently underway. The school is supposed to lessen the overcrowding at Oakland Terrace and other elementary schools in the area.

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools to retire in June

By Melodi Anahtar Molly Nicholson | April 8, 2011, 1:28 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick, 72, announced her retirement on March 30 after serving in the position for nearly 20 years. Her last day as superintendent will be June 30, according to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Media Relations Director William Reinhard. The Maryland Board of Education is responsible for appointing her replacement but has not selected anyone yet.

Panthers sneak past girls' lacrosse

By Melodi Anahtar | April 8, 2011, 2:29 a.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity lacrosse team (2-3) lost to the Paint Branch Panthers (2-3) in a tight game, by a final score of 9-8.

April Playlist: Music to play on a rainy day

By Melodi Anahtar | April 5, 2011, 8:50 p.m. | In Music »

Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, but let's face it. The constant rain is a drag because anything worth doing is outside the confines of our houses. After all, you can only spend so much time on Facebook before you feel like a complete creep.

Girls' lacrosse bamboozles Blue Devils

By Melodi Anahtar | April 2, 2011, 11:35 p.m. | In Blair »

After a consistently tight game, the girls' varsity lacrosse team (2-2) was able to beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (1-3) by one goal for a final score of 8-7.

Girls' varsity lacrosse freezes out Kennedy

By Melodi Anahtar | March 25, 2011, 10:51 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity girls' lacrosse team (1-1) defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers (0-2) by a score of 19-4 in their home opener on Thursday.

Getting swept away

By Melodi Anahtar | March 17, 2011, 1:19 p.m. | In Features »

For junior Becky Vanarsdall, curling is more than a game – it is a commitment. Vanarsdall most recently participated in the U.S. Curling Junior National Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska from Jan. 29 - Feb. 5.

County Council to consider replacing Pepco

By Melodi Anahtar | March 3, 2011, 9:24 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Council is deciding whether to replace Pepco due to unreliable service that the company has provided for the past few years.

A curious night

By Melodi Anahtar | Feb. 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Every year, the Grammy Awards takes place to entertain millions of music fans across the country. From unexpected wins to questionable performances, this year's Grammys was a night to remember.

A movie that just goes with it

By Melodi Anahtar | Feb. 13, 2011, 7:49 p.m. | In Movies »

It was only a matter of time before Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler starred in the same movie. Yet their inevitable collaboration has produced merely a standard romantic comedy.

Poms squad earns second place at division competition

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 30, 2011, 12:54 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair varsity poms squad came in second place at the Division III competition held at Northwest on Saturday.

Getting counseled

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 22, 2011, 5:40 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Each time I've visited the counseling office this week, it has been filled with students sitting outside of their counselors' office with a pink schedule change slip in hand.

"Hornet" lacks any sting

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 17, 2011, 8:42 p.m. | In Movies »

The film has decent actors, a superhero plot, special effects and it is in 3-D. Yet, it is missing a crucial component.

Maryland earns a "B+" for education

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 16, 2011, 12:52 p.m. | In Local »

Education Week gave the Maryland public school system a "B+" grade for its overall 2009-2010 policy and performance on Jan. 11.

Downtown Silver Spring ice rink opens

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 8, 2011, 9:45 p.m. | In Local »

County Executive Isiah Leggett and other Montgomery County officials gathered to officially dedicate the new Silver Spring ice skating rink at Veteran's Plaza today. The skating rink first opened on Dec. 19.

The unofficial guide to "Guid-ism"

By Melodi Anahtar Valerie Hu | Jan. 6, 2011, 5:11 p.m. | In Humor »

Tonight may be better than Christmas. Tonight, the critically acclaimed, sacred media darling that is "Jersey Shore” returns to airwaves after months of agonizing waiting.

The green light to write

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 3, 2011, 11:23 p.m. | In Features »

Imagine writing a book that tops the New York Times Best Seller list and receiving a flood of emails from raving fans. Imagine having to juggle sold-out book tours with television interviews.

Metro extends SmartBenefits through 2011

By Melodi Anahtar | Dec. 30, 2010, 4:59 p.m. | In Local »

On Dec. 17, President Obama signed a bill to extend the current polices of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (Metro) SmartBenefits program through 2011.

No need to "wine"

By Melodi Anahtar | Dec. 21, 2010, 8:11 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

For the past few decades in Montgomery County, there has been a ban on buying alcohol on Sundays.

A need for a referee

By Melodi Anahtar | Nov. 9, 2010, 7:47 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Just a few months ago, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup was all that anybody could talk about. The spirit of unity that came with the tournament was fleeting; the minute the World Cup ended, the competition to become the next host country started heating up.

Broad Prize for Urban Education names MCPS a finalist

By Melodi Anahtar | Nov. 2, 2010, 8:30 p.m. | In Local »

On Oct. 19, MCPS was named a finalist for the Eli and Edythe Broad Prize for Urban Education.

Stop-and-go on the Boulevard

By Melodi Anahtar | Oct. 15, 2010, 9:36 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Every day, the end of fifth period lunch signals the start of yet another terrifying trek down Blair Boulevard.

Blazers receive Maryland Distinguished Scholars Awards

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 30, 2010, 12:34 a.m. | In Local »

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) selected 31 Blair seniors to receive the 2011 Maryland Distinguished Scholars Award.

Put money on "Wall Street"

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 27, 2010, 10:17 p.m. | In Movies »

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" may not be getting the same response as the 1987 original, but fine acting and skillfully composed shots make the movie worth seeing.

Music department struggles with funding

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 20, 2010, 10:45 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's music department is dealing with a lack of funding this year after Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) made several budget cuts.

Fall TV Preview: Mobsters, assassins and trust fund babies? Oh my!

By Melodi Anahtar Mandy Xu | Sept. 19, 2010, 9:31 p.m. | In Television »

SCO's personal pop culture pundits are here to break down the new shows with the most buzz. Get your remotes ready. Get your couch potato sweat pants set. Go!

Vapiano, the reinvention of Italiano

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 17, 2010, 12:18 p.m. | In Restaurant Reviews »

One of Bethesda's newest additions, Vapiano, is guaranteed to get noticed. Its fresh feel, "green" design, reasonably priced food and innovative concept have made the franchise's first Maryland location a hit.

Costco to come to Wheaton Mall

By Melodi Anahtar | Aug. 18, 2010, 7:52 a.m. | In Local »

County spokesperson Patrick Lacefield announced in July that a Costco warehouse will open at the Westfield Wheaton Mall.

Hackers rejoice!

By Melodi Anahtar | Aug. 9, 2010, 7:07 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

In late 1983 Apple released a commercial where it attacked the "Big Brother" government, an idea sensationalized by the novel 1984.

Not just an"other" movie

By Melodi Anahtar | Aug. 8, 2010, 8:59 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Other Guys" combines the traditional buddy-cop theme, a fair share of action, an underdog story and a corporate America setting into one summer hit that is first and foremost a comedy.



Images (11)


Photo: Redfoo

By Melodi Anahtar | July 5, 2012, midnight

Redfoo performs, accompanied by a dancing hot dog.

Photo: LMFAO Concert

By Melodi Anahtar | July 5, 2012, midnight

LMFAO performs at the Patriot Center in Fairfax.

Photo: Anahtar, Melodi

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 3, 2011, 10:49 p.m.

Photo: Ap books

By Melodi Anahtar | May 18, 2011, midnight

AP World History and AP Biology are two courses that are affected by College Board's curriculum restructuring.

Photo: Award

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 30, 2011, midnight

After a solid performance, Blair's poms placed second at the day's competition and earned a trophy for their performance.

Photo: Poms Competition

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 30, 2011, midnight

Blair's poms squad was full of energy from the get-go, jumping and dancing to their music.

Photo: Blair Hockey on DTSS Ice Rink

By Melodi Anahtar | Jan. 8, 2011, midnight

A crowd began to form at the rink as the Blair hockey team warmed up and the celebration got underway.

Photo: Rahim

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 20, 2010, midnight

Norma Rahim poses with a guitar used in the Guitar 1 and 2 classes.

Photo: Vapiano pasta

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

The Ravioli Ricota E Spinaci is a ravioli with spinach, ricotta filling, and tomato sauce. $10.95

Photo: Vapiano bruschetta

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

The Bruschetta is a great appetizer that is made of roasted Ciabatta bread, tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil. $3.95

Photo: Vapiano mural

By Melodi Anahtar | Sept. 17, 2010, midnight

The murals above the stations are featured at each restaurant and provide some form of entertainment to customers waiting in line to get their food.