Ben Meiselman


Name: Ben Meiselman
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Ben Meiselman is a senior in the Communication Arts Program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He enjoys playing sports, especially baseball. Ben is seventeen years old, born May 16, 1985. He has played the trumpet since fourth grade when he began at Pine Crest Elementary School. He continues to play in the jazz band at Blair with his original teacher, Mr. Kurt Lucas. Ben is an active member of Habonim Dror, a Jewish labor Zionist youth movement.


Stories (49)


Cougars win on last pitch

By Ben Meiselman | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The baseball team lost 5-4 to Quince Orchard High School (QO). This was its second loss in a row by just one run, evening Blair's record at 3-3. The Blazers led from the top of the first until the bottom of the seventh. Blair pitching and defense proved itself yet again today in six innings of great baseball. Junior starter Grant Staking was far from dominant, but he made quality pitches and had sound fielders behind him.

Baseball can't put away QO

By Ben Meiselman | April 5, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blazer baseball lost 5-4 to Quince Orchard (QO) High School. This was Blair's second loss in a row by just one run, evening its record at 3-3. The Blazers led from the top of the first until the bottom of the seventh inning.

Baseball falls to Warriors in pitching duel

By Ben Meiselman | April 3, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Defense was the name of the game tonight as Sherwood High School shut out Blair baseball, 1-0. The Blazers' record dropped to 3-2 after yesterday's 33-1 rout of Kennedy High School.

Rain postpones Kennedy game as Blazers lead 6-1

By Ben Meiselman | March 29, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Today's game was called because of rain with Blair up 6-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Blazers had the bases loaded with only one out and senior third-baseman Jen Sindall coming up to bat.

Late rally burries Barons

By Ben Meiselman | March 27, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair Baseball overcame a 5-2 deficit in the seventh and final inning to beat the B-CC Barons 8-5.

Blazers drop season opener to Wootton

By Ben Meiselman | March 24, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A sunny if chilly Opening Day at Blazer Stadium began and ended with silence: first for American patriots overseas, and last in the wake of Blair baseball's 10-6 loss to the Wootton Patriots.

Final season still heyday for MJ

By Ben Meiselman | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Michael Jordan has graced the NBA with his presence on the court for 15 seasons. The five-time MVP led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and is third all-time in scoring.

Budget cuts raise tuition

By Ben Meiselman | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Nine major Maryland universities, including the University of Maryland (UMD), will increase their tuition by 5 percent for the spring semester to help mitigate massive cuts to their budget that reflect a failing economy that has also negatively affected MCPS and Blair.

Vikings are going down, Blazer style

By Ben Meiselman | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

They're the Brady Bunch to our Diff'rent Strokes, the vanilla ice cream to our New York Super Fudge Chunk, the skinless boneless chicken breast to our scrumptious pot pie. They reside in a secluded palace in Bethesda with an Ivy League-esque campus while we wallow in mud when we're lucky enough to escape the enormous walls of our mall/prison that is surrounded on all sides by six lanes of heavy traffic.

Should the U.S. start a war with Iraq: NO

By Ben Meiselman | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

American patriotism and international sympathy sparked by the Sept 11 terrorist attacks gave the U.S. wide latitude to take military action against the al Qaeda terrorist network. But international sympathy has run dry with President George W. Bush's attempted extension of the war to Iraq, and lack of international support is just one of many reasons why the U.S. should not initiate a war.

Sticks stay silent

By Eno Aquaowo Ben Meiselman | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair's truncated field hockey season ended with a loss in the first round of the playoffs to Whitman High School, 4-1. The Code Blue status in MCPS from sniper attacks allowed Blair to play only seven games, the last of which on Oct 1 was also a loss to Whitman, leaving them with an unresolved season record of 2-4-1.

Poorly constructed fields to be rebuilt this year

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair's practice and track fields are scheduled for improvements, some of which have begun already, in the upcoming year. Uneven surfaces and clumps of grass injured many Blair athletes last year.

Passing on your left

By Lily Hamburger Ben Meiselman | May 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair dazed by Warriors' Ks

By Ben Meiselman | May 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Gymnast flips

By Ben Meiselman | May 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

With 10-4 win, baseball is over and out

By Ben Meiselman | May 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball blowout shepherds Rams to 10th loss

By Ben Meiselman | May 6, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball misplays Watkins Mill

By Ben Meiselman | April 30, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blue Devils shut out Blair Baseball

By Ben Meiselman | April 27, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Gymnastics leaps to highest score of season

By Ben Meiselman | April 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball caught by Bengals

By Ben Meiselman | April 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball robs Orchard

By Ben Meiselman | April 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball walks past Quince Orchard

By Ben Meiselman | April 16, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips NCAA Tournament Pool

By Ben Meiselman | April 15, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball breezes by B-CC

By Ben Meiselman | April 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Baseball's SB's add up vs. SV

By Ben Meiselman | April 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Jazz Band takes second at Chantilly Jazz Festival

By Ben Meiselman | March 25, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair evacuated following bomb threats

By Ben Meiselman Joe Howley | March 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Supermen in singlets

By Ben Meiselman | March 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

At 11-2, Blazer wrestlers bring on the pain

By Ben Meiselman | Feb. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wrestling qualifies for regional dual meet tournament

By Ben Meiselman | Feb. 3, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wrestling outnumbers Kennedy

By Ben Meiselman | Jan. 27, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wrestling stifles Patriots

By Ben Meiselman | Jan. 15, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wrestlers edged out by Paint Branch for first loss of season

By Ben Meiselman | Jan. 6, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wrestling "gets medieval" on Knights

By Ben Meiselman | Dec. 19, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Wrestling needs no advice from Good Counsel

By Ben Meiselman | Dec. 15, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Wrestlers win by pin

By Ben Meiselman | Dec. 12, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Not too shabby

By Ben Meiselman | Nov. 29, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Developing v-ball spikes to success

By Ben Meiselman | Nov. 16, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Volleyball slashed by Wolverines

By Ben Meiselman | Nov. 1, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Damn Yankees

By Ben Meiselman | Nov. 1, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Volleyball succumbs to Patriots

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 29, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Actions speak louder than words

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 24, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Volleyball crushes Panthers

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 19, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Volleyball pounces on Wildcats

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 15, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Volleyball still has post-Weir syndrome

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 11, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Girls' volleyball batters Einstein

By Ben Meiselman | Oct. 10, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Blue Devils Roast Blazers

By Ben Meiselman | Sept. 25, 2001, midnight | In Print »

Blazers Singe Cavaliers

By Ben Meiselman | Sept. 19, 2001, midnight | In Print »