Lucy Chen

South Africa: A desire to help in the future

By Lucy Chen, March 1, 2012

As I write my last blog post on my 19-hour flight home from South Africa, I’m filled with overwhelmingly bittersweet emotions.

Cappies review praises ‘Frankenstein’

By Lucy Chen, February 23, 2012

A blue light hits a metallic table, and the body lying on it begins to convulse. Thus began Walt Whitman High School’s terrifying production of Frankenstein; a show about how playing God will result in horrifying consequences.

Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space

By Lucy Chen, February 17, 2012

Curators Alma Ruiz and Valerie Fletcher lead this art exhibit at the Hirshorn Museum Feb. 23 in a special program from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Photo of the Day: February 12

By Lucy Chen, February 12, 2012

Sophomore Rachel Bird won the second Photo Club contest last week with this photo. The theme was portraits.

South Africa: Oh, the places you’ll go

By Lucy Chen, February 9, 2012

It's been only two and a half weeks since my last post, but in that time, I've experienced more than I could have ever imagined through visits to a wildlife park, the prison that held Nelson Mandela and a leadership camp.

WUSA9 News airs party footage in underage drinking series

By Lucy Chen, February 3, 2012

As part of its series “WASTED: Young and Using,” WUSA9 News aired Feb. 2 a segment that includes video of a student’s Dec. 10 house party, in which the police cited about 35 students. 

‘Goeiedag,’ or hello, from South Africa

By Lucy Chen, January 18, 2012

It’s 30 degrees (in Celsius) right now, I saw a baboon walking down the street yesterday, and when I asked for ketchup at lunch today, the waitress looked at me like I was crazy. Needless to say, this side of the world is far different from our “Bethesda bubble.”

Life: A Journey Through Time

By Lucy Chen, January 17, 2012

Life: A Journey Through Time is a concert at the Music Center at Strathmore Jan. 28 at 8:00 p.m. The program features Marin Alsop conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra through Baltimore native Philip Glass’ compositions, as photographs from National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting are shown.

Underage drinking Q&A with MCPD

By Lucy Chen,

After the PTSA meeting tonight, Montgomery County police officer Bill Morrison will answer questions about underage drinking and its various legal consequences tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the media center.

Semester exam schedule

By Lucy Chen, January 12, 2012

Exams for first semester start tomorrow and continue through next week. Students do not have to show up to classes in which they don’t have an exam. Buses still run on normal schedules, but students can stay in the media center or cafeteria.