Laura Blythe-Goodman

Name: Laura Blythe-Goodman
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2003
Laura is a senior this year. In her spare time, she learns how to play the guitar and talks to Emma.

Stories (25)

Still Spectacular

By Josh Gottlieb-Miller, Laura Blythe-Goodman | May 29, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair's Students for Global Responsibility (SGR) held their second SGR Spectacular this year on Friday, May 2 to benefit SGR related charities such as Feed the Streets.

Blazer wins award for personal strength

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | April 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Cedric Davis shows his strength in every aspect of his life. In recognition of Davis's work to demonstrate his non-traditional strength, the Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) organization awarded him as the youth honoree for their 5th Annual Frederick Douglass Men of Strength Award.

Trying out for the one-acts

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | April 5, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Sitting in my third period class, I try to cover my nervousness by joining in the laughter at the Info Flow pack announcing the Thespian Club tryouts for the one act performances. Watching the two mock auditions get torn apart by the judges, I pretend that I think the video as funny as everyone else. The announcement ends and the class begins, but I can't seem to ignore the butterflies that have been filling my stomach. The butterflies could only come from one thing. Today will be the day I overcome all my worries and anxieties and subject myself to the judgment of my director peers.

Cars towed from student parking lot

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | March 19, 2003, midnight | In Print »

About twenty cars were towed from the student parking lot on Tuesday, March 18 for failing to have the authorized permit showing. Each students will have to pay a fee of at least $78 to get their car back.

Upcoming events related to Iraq

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | March 19, 2003, midnight | In Print »

This is a list of current news events related to the Iraq conflict. More will be added as events develop.

Students reflect on success of protest

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The recent visit to Blair by Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Secretary of Education Rod Paige led to a protest against both the war and the implications of Ridge's visit.

Blair teacher wins Shakespeare award, student makes finalists

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | March 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair teacher Kelly Newman recently received the Shakespeare Teacher Award given by the Washington DC area branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU). Junior Jordan McCraw made the ten finalists for the Shakespeare student competition.

Blair's Forensics team wins at competition

By Laura Blythe-Goodman, Annie Peirce | March 3, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Three members of Blair's forensics team placed highly in the last of three qualifying forensics tournaments held Saturday March 1, qualifying them for the final tournament on March 21-22 at Quince Orchard High School.

Sniper victims sue gun dealer

By Josh Gottlieb-Miller, Laura Blythe-Goodman | Feb. 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Family members of two sniper victims are suing the gun maker and gun dealer responsible for the sniper's believed possession of a Bushmaster XM-15 rifle, according to the Montgomery Voice.

Three anti-war activities planned for Valentine's Day

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

An anti-war teach-in, followed by a rally and a concert, will be held on Friday, February 14. The teach-in, sponsored by Students for Global Responsibility (SGR) and other Blair groups, will be held after school. The concert, sponsored by the Students for Peace and Justice, a county-wide student organization, hopes to attract students from across the county.

Parkway Deli

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Jan. 9, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A combination of deli atmosphere and quality food makes the Parkway Deli a perfect choice for any meal. Whether you are craving traditional Jewish fare or just some of the best french fries anywhere, the Parkway Deli has it. The veggie sub is one of the many delicious choices for vegetarians; there also are two types of vegetarian burgers. You'll enjoy whatever you order off the breakfast menu, from the thick and fluffy waffles to just your basic bagel with cream cheese.

Tastee Diner

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Jan. 8, 2003, midnight | In Print »

If you are going to the Tasty Diner, you're most likely not looking for quality food that fulfills all your health needs.  You're probably looking for exactly what they have, more than decent food and a diner atmosphere straight from a movie.

Seniors and graduates earn honors

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Dec. 20, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The monthly Blazer newsletter recognized five Magnet seniors and as recipients of the Davidson Fellows, the Computer Science Olympiad, the Siemens Westinghouse Competition Semifinalists, and an essay contest sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Consumer Protection.

The perfect chick-flick is Maid

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Dec. 9, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Maid in Manhattan is the perfect movie for the hopeful romantic who likes a little realism mixed in with the clichés. Although this Cinderella-like romantic comedy has some very predictable moments, many details are presented in such a realistic way that the movie never seems too unbelievable. Realistic touches include Jennifer Lopez playing single mother Marisa, a hotel maid, wears the same sweater jacket throughout the movie and her son's room is always messy.

Finally out of the Shadows

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

"Standing in the Shadows of Motown” is the story of the Funk Brothers, the band that was the unknown sound and soul of Motown music. This documentary is a beautiful collage of videos, pictures, and narratives. Wonderfully cohesive and continuously interesting, this movie tells the story of Motown and the group who was the very foundation of Motown.

Blair's floor hockey league will continue

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

While Blair's floor hockey league faces some changes this year under the supervision of history teacher Bob Gibb, students continue to be enthusiastically looking forward to the league's first game on December 5.

Editors make news in USA Today, other national media

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Oct. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Comments from two Editors-in-Chief of Silver Chips appeared today, October 23, in an article "Sniper threat takes toll on kids, schools" in USA Today. The article was about the effects of the sniper on students, school staff and normal functions of the schools.


By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Oct. 21, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Samantha's offers a variety of dishes from many Latino countries. While there is the traditional Mexican cuisine, there is also the option of trying something from El Salvador.

Mi Ranchos

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Oct. 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

If you like Tex-Mex, you will love Mi Ranchos. Anything you could possibly order would be delicious. The atmosphere is friendly and you will have a choice of inside or outside seating. The appetizers are good, but not necessary because of the over abundances chips and salsa. The food is tasty, with a variety of meat choices, plus entirely vegetarian dishes.

Homecoming pep rally rescheduled

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Oct. 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The pep rally originally scheduled for Friday, October 11, has been moved to Friday, November 1, according to Community Outreach Coordinator for the Student Government Association Yodit Beru. A second spirit week is not scheduled at this time.

Blair students arrested at protests

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Oct. 1, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Senior Spencer Lee never intended on getting arrested last Friday, but he was. Soon after he was released without being charged from a Washington D.C. juvenile center a little after 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

MagPI helps transition magnet freshmen

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Sept. 23, 2002, midnight | In Print »

MagPI provides an opportunity for freshman magnet students and their parents to get to know each other as they transition into Blair's math/science/computer science magnet program.

McDonald's switches to healthier oil

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Sept. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

McDonald's decided to change the oil they use to cook french fries in order to reduce the amount of trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the fries, according to a press release on on September 3rd.

Maryland Distinguished Scholars at Blair

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Sept. 18, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Many Blair students have been chosen for the Maryland Distinguished Scholar award this year. The Maryland Higher Education Commission considers students for the award in the spring and notifies them individually over the summer, but the high schools find out in the fall, Resource counselor Karen Hunt said. The award is given in both the categories of academics and fine arts. Finalists receive a scholarship of three-thousand dollars to any Maryland college and semi-finalists are placed on an alternate list.

Two new shows added to BNC

By Laura Blythe-Goodman | Sept. 13, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Blair Network Communications (BNC) plans to expand itsaudience and express its creativity through two new shows addedthis year: "Tony Kaufman" and "Face the Music."