Three Blazers learn the finer side of fashion while on BBC show

By Emma Zachurski | Sept. 20, 2004, midnight | In Features »

Oodles of money, a good chunk of time devoted entirely to shopping, your own stylist and clothing stores of varied types waiting to give you the ultimate chic makeover equals the definitive dream for most aspiring fashionadas. However, in the case of seniors Erinn Johnson-Long, Clarence Turner and Susan Blythe-Goodman, this experience was no dream but rather an exciting opportunity for remodeling their fashion outlook and tastes.

Donaldson, Robert

By | April 1, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Cheers filled the air as a person stepped up to the podium to speak. As the person started to speak, it suddenly became deathly still as his voice was carried all the way to the back of the crowd by the microphone. Robert Donaldson stood there in place, entranced, as he listened, his light blue eyes fixed on the speaker. It is August 28, 1963, during the famous March on Washington, the pinnacle of the Civil Rights Movement.

Wisniewski, Anne

By Pria Anand | April 1, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

A young man arrived at a naval hospital in Bethesda during the Vietnam War, comatose after driving a truck into a brick wall. His prognosis was grim: doctors had little hope of recovery. Enter Anne Wisniewski and her fellow nurses. They walked him up and down his ward everyday, two propelling his legs and a third supporting him from behind. After a year, he could walk and talk independently.

Holmes, Abigail

By | March 31, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Special Ed teacher Abigail Holmes calmly sits in her chair with her legs crossed and a smile on her face. She wears a black dress and a pair of high-heeled shoes and leans onto her desk in a relaxed manner like a cat sitting by a sun-lit window.

Brandt, Karen

By | March 29, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Karen Brandt politely asks the students in her room to turn the volume down on the television. The music video becomes less noisy as one of the ten or fifteen students presses a button on the remote.

Clay, Adam

By | March 17, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Sitting behind his classroom's overhead projector, ninth grade English teacher Adam Clay twiddles his fingers. His eyes are tense as he realizes something important, and puts his hands on his knees.

Ivey, Sandra

By | March 16, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Sandra Ivey sits down after deciding how long to heat her lunch in the English department's microwave. She has a welcoming smile that encourages friendlyconversations. In fact, her whole manner reflects her friendly personality, from her casual blue jeans to her face that is always accompanied by a grin.

Cannon, Lisa

By | March 16, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

A river in Vermont is at flood stage. Water rushes rapidly, pushing a woman into a fallen tree. Her friends watch in terror as the woman is helplesslytrapped, pinned between the tree and her kayak. But suddenly, she is able to save herself.

Mogge, James

By | Feb. 19, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Leaning back in his office chair, James Mogge takes the time to recall his career in teaching. He places his hands behind his head, relaxed and focused on the questions at the same time. Mogge pauses for a second as he adds up the numbers in his head before revealing that he has taught at four different high schools over his 22-year career. He moves on to recollect the experiences of his life as a teacher.

Costello, Maria

By | Feb. 18, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Strum, Strum. Quietly but persistently, a lone guitar sings a song to all nearby. The melody seems out of place, alone, and the musician oblivious to his surroundings. Suddenly, a second pair of hands grabs the guitar, and wrench it from the owner's grasp. In a swift movement, the intruder swings the instrument through the air, straight at the guitarist's head. At the last moment, the attacker changes course, and the guitar instead smashes into a thousand pieces on the floor.

Manuel, Anne

By | Feb. 18, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Many people make a career decision right after they earn their college degree. However, there are others, like Anne Manuel, who decided to take chances and pursue adventures before settling down.

O'Connor, Kelly

By | Feb. 17, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Kelly Newman takes a break from her busy day of teaching classes full of eager students. She speaks to the other English teachers in room 141 during 5A lunch, her gestures radiating an aura of enthusiasm.

Ravilious, Rondai

By | Feb. 17, 2004, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

At 2:10 p.m., the rhythmic, pre-recorded bell sounds in Blair's hallways.Wading through the tide of rushing bodies and bulging backpacks, socialstudies teacher Rondai Ravilious pushes a paper-, book-, and file-filledcart on the way to her eighth-period classroom. Forty-six minutes andone AP World History class later, she works her way to the Social StudiesOffice but is stopped within the doorway when addressed by a student, ateacher, and an urgent telephone call.

Class of 2004 acceptances and destinations

By | Dec. 11, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Club pep rally pictures

By | Dec. 2, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Blair kicks off its first club pep rally.

Dressing up for Halloween 2003

By | Oct. 31, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Blazers dress up at school for halloween.

Fall 2003 pep rally

By | Oct. 27, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Blazers show their spirit in the first pep rally of 2003.

School colors day pictures

By | Oct. 24, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Spirit week wraps up with school colors day.

Dance decades day pictures

By | Oct. 23, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Spirit week continues with a blast from the past on dance decades day.

Wacky tacky day pictures

By | Oct. 22, 2003, midnight | In Features »

The third installment of spirit week brings out the weirdness of wacky tacky day.

Pajama day pictures

By | Oct. 21, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Blazers wear pajamas for pajama day during spirit week 2003.

Hat day pictures

By | Oct. 20, 2003, midnight | In Features »

Blazers sport their favorite headwear for spirit week.

Remembering Rokiatou

By | Sept. 12, 2003, midnight | In Features »

A memorial for Rokiatou Ba has been constructed outside of the ESOL office in the 150s hallway. Some of the messages are posted here. Those who knew and loved her are invited to post additional tributes below and on the memorial.

Blazers in the dark

By | Aug. 28, 2003, midnight | In Features »

The first week of school is always hectic and matters aren't helped much when thunderstorms knock out the electricity. Many Blair students were left in the dark, both literally and figuratively, when school opened two hours late on Wednesday. Silver Chips Online went out and about to find out how Blazers dealt with the power outage.

Storms of August 2003

By | Aug. 28, 2003, midnight | In Features »

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