Simona Danilovska

Name: Simona Danilovska
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2004
Simona Danilovska is a junior at Blair high school and a page editor for Chips, (a.k.a. the best newspaper in the world.) She was born on March 8, which makes her proud to be a Pisces =). Her favorite activities consist of checking her horoscope daily, (a habit that's slowly becoming a weird and scary addiction), playing basketball on a recreational team, and running for the Blair track team. She also loves to listen to music, eat, and sleep, though now that school's started, the whole sleeping concept has yet again become an unfamiliar one. Simona's passion to write (which has coincidentally managed to intertwine with her multiple writing courses this year) will hopefully continue to grow as she pursues her writing career. She also loves Sarah Robinson with the entirety of her heart. Forever.

Stories (11)

Teens show more awareness of safe sex practices

By Simona Danilovska | April 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Nationwide statistics, gathered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in a New York Times article, show that teens are engaging in less sex and using more protection, resulting in the lowest pregnancy rate ever recorded in the U.S. The trend is in part due to efforts like MCPS' recently approved pilot program pushed for by a Blair teacher.

Local businesses vandalized

By Simona Danilovska | March 5, 2004, midnight | In Print »

At least five different area commercial businesses were vandalized in thearly hours of Feb. 22, apparently in an effort to discourage the spread ofchain stores, according to a Feb. 25 police press release.

Bad job market empties teens' pockets

By Simona Danilovska | Nov. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The "recent economic downturn” has been identified as the cause for the tough job market which may continue to worsen for young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24, according to a recent study.

Freak dancing ban costs Blair

By Simona Danilovska | Sept. 30, 2003, midnight | In Print »

After Blair organizations lost more than $4,200 last year due to a lack of interest in school dances, ideas for new attractions are being developed to raise more money, according to special education teacher and dance sponsor James Short.

Sophomore arrested and jailed for armed robbery

By Simona Danilovska | May 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A Blair sophomore was arrested on Mar 26 and charged as an adult with four counts of armed robbery and four counts of conspiracy to commit robbery for his involvement in a series of armed robberies in the Wheaton area. He is currently being held in jail pending bail.

Expulsion rarely approved

By Simona Danilovska | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Fewer than 15 percent of Blair students recommended for expulsion in the last three years were actually expelled, according to MCPS investigative officer Jevoner Adams. The low expulsion rate has caused concern among administrators and parents that the return of referred students may threaten school safety.

Faulty pipes leak

By Simona Danilovska | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Faulty construction and recent weather conditions have caused numerous leaks at Blair and the collapse of many ceiling tiles, according to Principal Phillip Gainous, who blamed the Shapiro and Duncan Corporation, Blair's mechanical contractor, for structural defects.

School bans freak dancing

By Simona Danilovska | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair's administration and the SGA have drafted a letter forbidding freak dancing at school dances. The new policy will take effect for the Valentine's Day dance.

Dirty dancing may face ban

By Simona Danilovska | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Measures to limit or ban freak dancing at Blair dances will be debated at the Jan 7 Leadership Conference sponsored by the SGA.

Sugar, spice and not playing nice

By Simona Danilovska | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Junior Sally Haskell feels spit spray on her as her bully nears just inches from her face. The bully, standing in the middle of Blair Blvd soon after second period, is furiously accusing Haskell of giving her a bad reputation and lying. Haskell struggles to keep from crying as a crowd forms, but she breaks down as she turns away to go to class.

Coed volleyball trounces Northwest

By Simona Danilovska, Jeanne Yang | April 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »