The Griffin

Photo transitions from film to digital

Photo transitions from film to digital

Olivia Summons and Grace Hazlehurst

December 14, 2016

For years, the dark room served as a place where students could learn the history behind pictures and appreciate the traditional art of photography. Many said their love for photography was strongly influenced by the time spent alone with their photographs. But due to reallocation of funds within the school, th...

Check out comic’s sitcom

Check out comic's sitcom

Kevin Zorbach, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

Binge-worthy. That’s the best word to describe “Master of None,” a single-season comedy show streaming on Netflix. It’s composed of 10 episodes that draw viewers into the life of Dev Shah, an Indian actor living in New York, played by comedian and creator of the show, Aziz Ansari.   Most...

They’re still hot

Junior Kendall Snyder sports ripped jeans she purchased from American Eagle for about $25.

Vinny Arciaga, Maria Eberhart, and Emily Williams

December 14, 2016

Sophomore Lucia Qian learned how to rip her jeans from watching YouTube videos. “I go to thrift shops and buy jeans that are only like $5 and just cut them off, cuff them and distress them,” Qian said. It may be winter time, but ripped jeans are practically everywhere. The popularity of this classic...

Beloved classic disappoints

Beloved classic disappoints

Olivia Summons, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

Change has arrived in the world of “Gilmore Girls.” Let’s just say the years have not been kind to the characters in the series, which is available for streaming on Netflix following a Thanksgiving weekend release. The first episode initially showed promise with 30-year-old Rory’s return to...

Prizes drive students to donate

Adam Zimmerman, Staff writer

November 28, 2016

The Student Government Organization is holding its annual canned food drive until Dec. 28. Cans donated are being collected in A-day homerooms and participants receive tickets to be entered in a drawing for several prizes, which include a new laptop and gaming system. The top two homerooms who collect...

New iPhone impresses more than it troubles

New iPhone impresses more than it troubles

Will Sogge, Staff writer

November 18, 2016

Both senior Kati Ilieva and junior Sam Niehaus, who bought the new iPhone 7 within a month of its September debut, find the removal of the headphone jack bothersome. “It’s irritating since I can’t always use the aux cord in my car because I don’t carry the headphone adapter with me all the time,”...

Teacher doubles as rocker

Teacher doubles as rocker

Anna Yan and Matt Walters

November 17, 2016

Aside from teaching students the quadratic formula, math teacher Steve Binko also performs as a part-time rock star. The 52-year-old plays tenor saxophone in the band Don’t Stop, along with guitarist Mike Rhein, drummer Mike Fort, bassist John Schoene and vocalist Landri Taylor. Primarily a cover...

Cheng’s musical prowess astounds

A young Cheng performs during a piano recital about a decade ago. “At the time, I really wasn’t interested, but I’m glad that I learned at such a young age because it gave me a foundation,” Cheng said.

Jason Fontelieu, Imogen Wright, and Grace Hazelhurst

November 17, 2016

Senior Michael Cheng has wanted to be a musician since fourth grade. That’s when his brother introduced him to Green Day’s song, “21 Guns.” “When I picked up the guitar, that was the first song that I learned and played,” Cheng said. Guitar teacher Brian Dickson immediately recognized Cheng’s...

The Post: Jake Alperstein

The Post: Jake Alperstein

Maria Eberhart, Staff writer

November 17, 2016

Known for his formidable presence as “Jake Alps,” senior Jake Alperstein is a dynamic and energetic character. He sat down with staff writer Maria Eberhart to discuss Naruto, his newfound passion for acting, and goals for this school year. Reading: I’ve read “Hatchet” so many times, and I’m ...

Sequel Fails to Enchant

Sequel Fails to Enchant

Anna Mason, Staff writer

November 17, 2016

Although marketed as the eighth Harry Potter story, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” does little to live up to the legacies of its predecessors. The script was co-written by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and first performed on stage July 30 (the script was released July 31, which...

Burton flick enthralls with visuals, captivating performances

Burton flick enthralls with visuals, captivating performances

Annabel Park, Staff writer

November 17, 2016

Tim Burton’s new movie, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, captivates the audience and leaves them wanting more. The story revolves around a boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), who sets out on a mission to find a home his grandfather (Terence Stamp)...

Young Innovators: STEMpower Girls Fuels Change

Senior Allie Ng (center) makes sugar rainbows by pouring sugar into multicolored glasses of water with middle school students at the Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School Oct. 17. The experiment demonstrated density by varying the amount of sugar in each glass.

November 17, 2016

This fall, seniors Allie Ng and Jessica Yan founded STEMpower Girls, a team dedicated to empowering young girls to become innovative leaders in STEM fields. Seniors Tomer Krayzman and Joodh Waleedh have joined them in this volunteer effort. Managing editor Tirzah Khan spoke to Ng about the group. ...