Lily Gates


Name: Lily Gates
Position: Online Features Editor
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (20)


Couch Potato: The "Cat" listener

By Lily Gates | May 21, 2013, 9:54 p.m. | In Television »

Although, Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" may sound like a cat-astrophy, it's surprisingly good and addicting.

Couch Potato: Celebrity diving makes a "Splash"

By Lily Gates | March 26, 2013, 10:09 p.m. | In Television »

Celebrities trade in the high-life for the high-dive as they compete in the new ABC reality show "Splash." It already sounds like a hot mess, which in 21st century television may just qualify for a hit.

"Oz" never ceases to amaze

By Lily Gates | March 12, 2013, 8:54 p.m. | In Movies »

Prepare to be transported to Oz once again, but don't be surprised if the Merry Old Land of Oz isn't as merry as you once remembered. The journey along the Yellow Brick Road may seem much darker as director Sam Raimi's prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful" reveals the story of that man behind the curtain that we were instructed to pay no attention to in the original.

SilverStyle: The best dressed at the Oscars

By Lily Gates | Feb. 27, 2013, 9:49 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The Oscars is not only one of the biggest nights for movies, but also one of the biggest nights for celebrity fashion. At last year's Oscars, the standout celebs were draped in a lot of pale nude, white or black gowns. This year, the most stunning dresses incorporated elegant shapes and metallic accents.

Poms squad falls short at Counties

By Lily Gates | Feb. 4, 2013, 2:46 p.m. | In Blair »

The Montgomery Blair poms squad fell short of third place by 20 points and ended up placing fourth at the Division III county competition held at Richard Montgomery High School on Saturday.

SilverStyle: A Sock Sensation

By Lily Gates | Jan. 30, 2013, 11:17 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Introducing: "Sock game."

News Chips: Marriage without love

By Lily Gates | Jan. 10, 2013, 8:18 p.m. | In News Blog »

During the past few days, many human rights groups and activists have been outraged at a forced marriage between a 70-year-old Saudi Arabian man and a 15-year-old girl.

Couch Potato: "Catfish" is a surprisingly good catch

By Lily Gates | Dec. 25, 2012, 9:59 p.m. | In Television »

Just like many other MTV shows, "Catfish: The TV Show" will easily get you hooked, pun intended.

SilverStyle: Nothing better than sweater weather

By Lily Gates | Dec. 5, 2012, 5:10 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

As the days become shorter and the temperatures become colder, there's one thing to make this period prior to winter break more enjoyable: sweater weather.

The Blair Boogie: No one's thankful for this auto-tune

By Melissa Arias Lily Gates | Nov. 23, 2012, 5:28 p.m. | In Music »

Just when you thought the era of tweens producing viral videos of meaningless songs was over, Nicole Westbrook comes along with her single "It's Thanksgiving."

Couch Potato: TV Twisters

By Lily Gates | Oct. 30, 2012, 6:24 p.m. | In Television »

For those lucky enough to still have power but nowhere to go, why not cozy up in a blanket while watching some reruns on TV or on your computer?

Paranormal Activity on the verge of becoming normal activity

By Lily Gates Richard Chen | Oct. 25, 2012, 3:03 p.m. | In Movies »

Just when you thought the series was over, there still remain unanswered questions and more confusion.

TechnoLogical: Facebook fails again

By Lily Gates | Oct. 8, 2012, 6:50 a.m. | In News Blog »

In an attempt to monetize the company, Facebook has recently introduced a way users can buy and send gifts for their friends through the site.

Board of Education approves $14.5 million technology plan

By Lily Gates | Sept. 24, 2012, 11:24 a.m. | In Local »

The MCPS Board of Education approved Superintendent Starr's $14.5 million proposal to install Promethean boards in all elementary schools and wireless networking to all MCPS schools next year.

The Blair Boogie: A revolution of dance and cultural diffusion

By Lily Gates | Sept. 21, 2012, 9:33 p.m. | In Music »

Forget YOLO, it's all about Korean Pop (K-Pop) artist PSY's motto: Dress classy, dance cheesy.

Blair offers new art electives

By Lily Gates | Sept. 14, 2012, 9:25 a.m. | In Local »

Blair introduced Fashion Drawing and Design, Digital Art 2, Digital Photography and World Drumming to the fine arts curriculum this school year in order to give students a diverse introduction to fine arts.

"The Apparition" makes fleeting impact

By Lily Gates | Aug. 27, 2012, 3:25 a.m. | In Movies »

Although Tom Felton is in "The Apparition," you'll wish you had a portkey from "Harry Potter" so you can apparate away from this terrible movie.

Blair Crew purchases third boat

By Lily Gates | Aug. 15, 2012, 11:31 p.m. | In Blair »

On July 26, the Blair crew team picked up its third racing boat, a used 1991 Vespoli Midweight 8, at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park where the team practices. The purchase was a major accomplishment for the club team, which is funded entirely by team dues, donations and fundraising.

Microsoft's comeback beginning to "Surface"

By Lily Gates | June 25, 2012, 10:49 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

The iPad currently reigns supreme in the tablet world. However, Microsoft has recently revealed the Surface, its newest entry into the tablet world, which just might outshine the iPad in the near future. Surface combines the highly anticipated Windows 8 operating system with new tablet hardware and software capabilities.

Immoral, but not illegal

By Lily Gates | June 19, 2012, 12:25 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

The Department of Justice announced last Wednesday that John Edwards will not be retried on corruption charges.



Images (3)


Photo: Sock Collection

By Lily Gates | Jan. 31, 2013, midnight

Junior Dylan Crosson displays some of his sock collection.

Photo: Crew carries boat

By Lily Gates | Aug. 15, 2012, midnight

Members of the Crew team unload the newly delivered Vespoli 8 off the Washington College Crew Program's trailer at Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

Photo: Crew team poses

By Lily Gates | Aug. 15, 2012, midnight

The team poses after delivering and storing its new shell.