Eliza Wapner


Name: Eliza Wapner
Position: Print Managing Features Editor
Graduation Year: 2000


Stories (14)


Where's the beef: local Jamaican eateries reviewed

By Eliza Wapner | Dec. 14, 2011, 12:01 p.m. | In Print Entertainment »

Blazers recall the legendary "Beef Patty Man,” the elusive entrepreneur who brought a little taste of the Caribbean to Blair in the form of beef patties. The Beef Patty Man would sell his goods at prices that would fly up to fifteen dollars a patty, but Blazers would empty their wallets for this exotic lunch. But now that the Beef Patty Man is gone, it's up to Blazers to find their own patty paradise at a much cheaper cost.

Homecooked competition serves the ultimate friendship

By Eliza Wapner | June 7, 2011, 12:02 p.m. | In Print Sports »

Sophomore Puck Bregstone leaps to snatch a Frisbee out of the air. As he catches the disc, he lands hard on the ground, accidentally pushing a member from the opposing team down. The time is stopped, not by a referee, but by the players.

Spirits ‘flii' at Puzzle Palooza

By Eliza Wapner | June 7, 2011, 11:52 a.m. | In Print Features »

Senior CJ Argue hangs another blue beaded Mardi Gras necklace around his neck. His face and body are already caked with blue and white face paint, giving him the appearance of a retro superhero; a blue and white Israeli flag drapes proudly over his back.

Losing weight, finding community

By Eliza Wapner | June 7, 2011, 11:14 a.m. | In Print Features »

For the past eight weeks, every Friday, 44 teachers nervously filed into the nurse's office all day. Each one slowly steps onto a scale, hoping that the number is lower than it was the previous week. The Biggest Loser competition has come to Blair.

Pro/Con: Are academy programs at Blair effective at motivating students?

By Helen Bowers Eliza Wapner | June 7, 2011, 11:08 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

Blair has five academies: Entrepreneurship, Media Literacy, Human Services Professions, International Studies and Science and Math and Technology. Academies allow students to take classes in fields that interest them. However, the academies program has faced criticism for ineffectiveness and lack of focus.

Boys' tennis trumps Sherwood

By Eliza Wapner | April 3, 2011, 11:58 p.m. | In Blair »

The dark clouds and chilly weather did not hold back the boys' tennis team (3-1) as they dominated the Sherwood Warriors, winning the by a clean score of 7-0.

High-flying sport does the trick

By Eliza Wapner | March 10, 2011, 11:20 a.m. | In Print Features »

Junior Anthony Jankoski launches himself into the air and does a corkscrew twist, landing on his feet. Immediately he flips backwards, finishing his acrobatics with a few cartwheels.

USDA revises school lunch nutrition standards

By Eliza Wapner | Feb. 9, 2011, 12:21 p.m. | In Print News »

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed new guidelines for public school meals on Jan. 13. The initiatives would require healthy food choices, including more fruits and vegetables in every meal and snacks for after school activities. The new regulations are based on recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine and are updating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids act of 2010, according to a USDA press release.

Tangoing with trigonometry

By Eliza Wapner | Feb. 9, 2011, 11:33 a.m. | In Print Features »

Senior Danny Catacora glides across the dance floor. He dips his partner, spins and maintains his graceful poise as he dances around the studio. His body moves to the music, staying directly on the beat. His partner's body spins in and out of his steady arms. Later, after the hour-long drive home from the Baltimore dance studio, math and science replaces ballroom music as Catacora delves into his homework.

Dress to kill the winter chill

By Noah Mason, Jialin Quinlan, Gardi Royce, Eliza Wapner | Dec. 16, 2010, 7:04 p.m. | In Print Entertainment »

With winter rolling around, it's time to break out the hats, scarves and puffy coats. But for those Blazers who are tired of looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters, anyone?), your trusty Entertainment Team, along with a couple of extra models, has braved the malls and the magazines to bring you what we believe are the season's latest looks.

A storming success

By Eliza Wapner | Nov. 17, 2010, 8:33 a.m. | In Music »

It was a dark, rainy night. Storm clouds hung low overhead. Thunder boomed and lights flashed. A sweet, beautiful voice filled the 9:30 club's venue amidst the thunder.

Two football players recover from homecoming game injuries

By Eliza Wapner | Nov. 11, 2010, noon | In Print News »

Junior tight-end Lio Medal and Senior running back and corner back Jonathan Aiken were injured severely and sent to the hospital during Blair's homecoming football game on Oct. 22.

Pro/Con: Should students be required to meet academic standards to play on Blair sports teams?

By Sebastian Medina-Tayac Eliza Wapner | Nov. 11, 2010, 11:06 a.m. | In Print Opinions »

Students participating in MCPS athletics must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and no more than one failing grade at the end of the marking period. Athletes failing to meet this requirement are removed from the team. Views on the effectiveness of the policy differ when it comes to concerns about overall student achievement.

A new kind of parent-teacher association

By Eliza Wapner | Oct. 7, 2010, 10 a.m. | In Print Features »

Sophomore Michael Morganstein walks down the hallway, pausing to say hi to his various friends. Suddenly he hears "M-Squared," his family nickname, booming down the corridor. He turns around and sees his dad smiling at him.



Images (7)


Photo: Young driver fatalities

By Eliza Wapner | March 20, 2012, midnight

Photo: Ladle Fight Group

By Eliza Wapner | Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

Ian Askew, Zeke Wapner, Ben Miller, and Michael Untereiner practice at Askew's house.

Photo: War Zone Graphic

By Eliza Wapner | Dec. 2, 2011, midnight

Photo: Map

By Eliza Wapner | Nov. 10, 2011, midnight

Photo: Tolu

By Eliza Wapner | Dec. 20, 2010, midnight

Photo: Nash storm

By Eliza Wapner | Nov. 17, 2010, midnight

Kate Nash's concert featured a stormy theme.

Photo: Kate Nash guitar

By Eliza Wapner | Nov. 17, 2010, midnight

Kate Nash strums the guitar as the audience sways to her quirky sound.