L.A. Holmes

Name: L.A. Holmes
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
L.A. Holmes is a SENIOR!! ('03 Baby!) in the Communication Arts Program. L.A. currently reigns as Managing Opinions and Editorials Editor of Silver Chips with her dear friend, Rachel Yood, and she is the first in Silver Chips history to hold the hotly contested and highly coveted honorary position of Bakemaster General. While her Thursday nights demand so much effort on the typewriter and in the kitchen, L.A. still makes time for Blair's cheerleading squad, where she is a two-year varsity member and co-captain this year. And she plays the bass and guitar, so if you've ever wanted to stick around on a Late Friday, you can expect dinner and a show. She also bleeds Hoya blue.

Stories (12)

And I hope you like jammin' too

By L.A. Holmes | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

There's only one genre of music so sweet, cool and groovy that Ben & Jerry's actually titles flavors of ice cream according to bands that play it. Cherry Garcia, named after the late lead singer of the quintessential jam band, is even the ice cream magnate's number-one seller. But if you walk the halls of Blair, you'll find that more students have tasted these frozen delights than have heard the sweet sounds of their namesakes.

The real report on what's a sport

By Chris Biggs, L.A. Holmes | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Christopher Biggs, esteemed member of the Silver Chips sports staff, decided to assert, once and for all, whether athletic activities field hockey and cheerleading do indeed constitute actual sports. L.A. Holmes, resident opinionated brat, could not help but disagree.

Fibrocystic breast lumps concern lady Blazers

By L.A. Holmes | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Parents have to follow the rules, too

By L.A. Holmes | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Maryland State Troopers dotted the student parking lot and the University Blvd driveway on Oct 10, their sights turned to scanning the road for suspicious cars or possible snipers. Much to the chagrin of the 24-car-long line, the presence of these imposing law enforcers did not deter parents and student drivers from repeatedly committing basic moving violations. A red Toyota slammed on its brakes as it was cut off by a student driver eager to claim his place in the growing line of vehicles and anxious to get to class on time, a prospect that faded for the rest of the waiting student drivers with each passing minute. Amid this chorus of honks was Security Guard Harry Wacke, impatiently instructing parent after parent to drop off their students and exit the driveway.

Diesel takes the act out of action

By L.A. Holmes | Oct. 16, 2002, midnight | In Print »

In a film industry that has recently been saturated with no-acting muscleheads, moviegoers were hoping last Friday for a clever reprieve in Brian Koppelman's Knockaround Guys, an updated mobster pic. Unfortunately, audiences will have to wait a bit longer.

Should MCPS drug test athletes and club members?

By L.A. Holmes | Oct. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Tecumseh, Oklahoma, School District far from set a precedent in 1995 when it started requiring students to pass a drug test before they could participate in extracurricular activities. The Supreme Court has regularly ruled that students must sacrifice a few freedoms to enjoy a safer school environment. Now, with the backing of the nation's highest court, MCPS should take decisive steps to enforce its zero tolerance drug policy and require urine tests for all participants in athletic and extracurricular activities.

Buddhist celebration to be held in Blair auditorium

By L.A. Holmes | May 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Is the use of the n-word ever acceptable?

By L.A. Holmes | April 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Ideally, after years of struggle to overturn negative perceptions of the black race, the n-word would be wiped from the tongue and memory. Since such an act is not naturally possible, we must take steps to eradicate the n-word on our own terms.

Not on my honor

By L.A. Holmes | Feb. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

ID policy questioned

By L.A. Holmes | Dec. 20, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Guidance rated low

By L.A. Holmes | Nov. 16, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Second war for immigrant

By L.A. Holmes | Oct. 11, 2001, midnight | In Print »