Bridget Egan

Name: Bridget Egan
Position: Online Art Editor
Graduation Year: 2007
Bridget Egan is a Communications Art student (graduating in 2007) who loves "CSI" and The Who. When she isn't doing anything related to school work, she is drawing abstract art, reading comic books and normal books and learning to play the bagpipes. Bridget also has a mind for trivia and can remember any movie or television show with perfect accuracy. Her favorite movies include; The Third Man, Twelve Angry Men, (both the remake and the original) Unbreakable and The Shawshank Redemption. All in all, if you want to make her indescribably happy, all you have to do is say that you've read "Alive," by Piers Paul Read.

Stories (40)

A sensational "Spiderman"

By Bridget Egan | May 10, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

"Spiderman 3" is the manifestation of the audience's deepest fears, or rather three if any audience members suffer from arachnophobia. Not only is the film a comicbook adaptation, which are notorious for their poor transition from paper to film, but it is also a sequel, which are also infamously bad. As all Spiderman fans know, with great power comes great responsibility, and Director Sam Raimi handles this power masterfully.

A powerful "Wind"

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | April 10, 2007, midnight | In Movies »

The forces that motivate the people. The story behind the history. The hope that overwhelms the hate. The wind that shakes the barley.

The (slightly old) kids are alright

By Bridget Egan | March 12, 2007, midnight | In Music »

Even the most dedicated fan of British rock band The Who might be slightly hesitant upon hearing about their 2006-2007 tour 30 years after the band's prime; after all two members are dead and the remaining two are three times as old as they were when "My Generation" became famous. But, remaining members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend's recent performance at the Verizon Center proves that The Who isn't popular exclusively with the baby-boomer generation, but rather with every generation since.

SCO Oscar picks

By Kate Harter, Boris Vassilev, Bridget Egan | Feb. 23, 2007, midnight | In Entertainment »

Be prepared to be blown away by Hollywood glitz and entertainment at its best! In recent years the Oscars have been one of the most anticipated entertainment event of the entire year. And if the extent of anticipation is any indication of how exciting they will be, then this year looks likely to be more exciting than the super bowl, the recent elections and the return of "Lost" combined.

"The Gunslinger Born": a brilliant birth

By Bridget Egan | Feb. 22, 2007, midnight | In Books »

If "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is the epitome of spaghetti Westerns, and Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series is the epitome of fantasy fiction, then the new Marvel comic "The Gunslinger Born" is their offspring whose godparents are H.P. Lovecraft and Clint Eastwood.

Pines of Rome: a forest of flavors

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | Feb. 13, 2007, midnight | In Food »

Despite the excess of restaurants in the D.C. metropolitan area, finding a perfect place to dine is often a process just as painful as watching somebody incorrectly answer the 200 dollar question on "Jeopardy." If the "Jeopardy" answer is "a superb Italian restaurant in Bethesda" then, without a doubt, the question is "What is Pines of Rome?"

Making an inappropriate fashion statement

By Bridget Egan | Dec. 2, 2006, midnight | In Op/Ed »

This just in: recently, two teenaged girls from a local high school were kidnapped, blindfolded and held hostage by approximately eight male assailants during the school day. Fortunately, they were rescued before any physical harm ensued, though the extent of the emotional harm has not yet been determined. Details after this commercial.

Blazer alumna killed in slaying

By Bridget Egan | Nov. 15, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Reina Natasha Lynch, a Blair graduate, was discovered dead on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. at a FedEx distribution center in Beltsville where she held a part time job as a security guard.

"Tenth Circle" is filled with holes

By Bridget Egan | Oct. 29, 2006, midnight | In Books »

When Dante Alighieri wrote his classic novel "The Divine Comedy" about the nine levels of hell, nobody knew where he drew his ideas. The hell created by Dante has long been feared by humanity, who constantly struggle with the idea of the dark pits of an eternity of misery. Yet an ever more torturous experience than Dante's version of hell is enduring Jodi Picoult's "Tenth Circle."

A special "Special Victims Unit"

By Bridget Egan | Oct. 13, 2006, midnight | In Television »

In the national television industry, crime-based shows are considered especially brilliant. On NBC, the elite and dedicated man who creates these shows is known as producer Dick Wolf. This is his story.

Whatever you do, do not call the police

By Bridget Egan | Oct. 3, 2006, midnight | In Entertainment »

While reading about a kidnap victim or a hostage situation, the same thought crosses everybody's mind: what would I do? The "would I crumble under the pressure?" and "I could have done thats" circulate through the minds of every viewer as the plot thickens, as the show intensifies. As far as the shows goes, there is nothing more dramatic and pressing than a hostage situation. Such situations are comparable to trying to climb uphill on a slippery slope in the middle of El Niño. Shows that feature such intense concepts are sure to attract viewers for the dramatic tension results in popularity, just as J.J. Abrams achieves in his creation "Lost." As the fall television season kicks off, two out of the four main television stations have a show featuring kidnapping and hostage situations.

Rules of life

By Bridget Egan | Aug. 10, 2006, midnight | In Humor »

Life is not fair. William Goldman, author of "The Princess Bride," made this case to the world in the novel that exposes just how unfair life can really be. For the purpose of saving others time, money and weasels, I have compiled a list of tips; the do's and don'ts of life. I am under the assumption that the reader already knows about the dangers of bringing a knife to a gunfight (thank you Mr. Connery), so I'll skip that pointer and move on to the lesser known hints to living a fulfilling life without regrets.

A "Runaway" success

By Bridget Egan | Aug. 2, 2006, midnight | In Books »

Sure, Spiderman is a wall crawler worth fawning over, and Wolverine is everybody's favorite Canadian with indestructible metal claws, but these classic graphic novel characters have aged considerably since their creation in the 60's and 70's, and new ones are desperately needed. This is when Brian K. Vaughn has stepped up; he superbly fills in the hero void with his three dimensional characters in the Marvel comic "Runaways" based in Los Angeles with cleverly re-invented superheroes.

Dangerous "X-"pectations

By Bridget Egan | May 31, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Stan Lee, Chris Claremont, Joe Kubert, Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert, John Cassaday and Joss Whedon. These men have been crucial in the development of the "X-Men" empire, being the writers and illustrators behind the "X-Men" comic. It is hard to determine which man was the most important in the realm of mutants, but one thing is certain. The high expectations created by these gentlemen are more dangerous than Magneto.

Teachers with convictions

By Bridget Egan | May 18, 2006, midnight | In Features »

With scribbled notes about notorious liberal Michael Moore written on the whiteboard and Gandhi quotes decorating the walls in teacher Joann Malone's classroom, it may be hard to envision this ex-nun in a jail cell. However, with the classic prison film "The Shawshank Redemption" on her desk, it suddenly becomes believable.

Free Comic Book Day to be held

By Bridget Egan | May 4, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Participating comic book stores will hold the fifth annual Free Comic Book Day on Sat. May 6.. Twenty eight special editions will be distributed free of charge.

Blair holds first poetry slam

By Bridget Egan | May 1, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Blair held its first poetry slam during Blair Fair on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the library. The winners were seniors Jonah Gold and Sarah Janesko and freshman Jumi Bello.

Second isn't always the best

By Bridget Egan | April 26, 2006, midnight | In Movies »

Regularly Hollywood releases fantastic and successful films, and when they do release a box office winner, it is almost guaranteed that a sequel will be made, regardless of whether the film needs one. While many famous sequels and series have been created, most notably the "Star Wars" films, there also have been flops. Flops so terrible that words cannot describe the horrible quality. Fortunately, with this handy guide people can avoid those flops and focus on sequels of considerably better quality.

Burning desire

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | April 24, 2006, midnight | In Food »

Nearly all teenagers like to eat food and burn things. Whether it is simply lighting candles while eating dinner or building a fire to cook a homemade meal, fire and food go together. Fortunately, here are some recipes that combine these two elements to create perfect, fiery food. Remember to use extreme caution when making these dishes.

Drawing the future of education

By Bridget Egan | March 30, 2006, midnight | In Features »

While most students recall reading classic novels such as "Anne Frank" and "The Secret Garden" while in their 7th grade English class, junior Jessica Weaver remembers reading ... a comic book?

Thirty year celebration of the French immersion program held

By Bridget Egan | March 28, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the French Immersion Program on March 25. The ceremony took place at Blair.

Sundial built in student courtyard

By Bridget Egan | March 20, 2006, midnight | In Local »

The Blair astronomy class recently finished constructing a sundial in the student courtyard that uses natural light to determine time, according to astronomy teacher Leslie Rogers. The sundial cost around $125 and is accurate within five minutes of the actual time.

Greek Chicken Salad

By Bridget Egan | March 16, 2006, midnight | In Sides »

While going to Greece for lunch may be preferable, making this Greek Chicken salad is a savory substitute for a Grecian meal and much easier than going half way around the world. This dish encompasses the taste of Greece and is simple to make, as well as a delicious addition to any meal. People will be impressed when you walk in carrying this fantastic dish instead of bringing your normal potato salad to a dinner party.

Five stars for "All Star Superman"

By Bridget Egan | March 2, 2006, midnight | In Books »

The man of steel is back and he is ready to fight some serious crime.

Taking the primitive out of camping food

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | Feb. 28, 2006, midnight | In Food »

Tired of the same old meals of ramen noodles and granola bars while in the wilderness? Next time you and your friends go camping, try some of these delicious, easy recipes, varying from breakfast foods to dessert treats. Even if the weather is not temperate enough to go camping, these recipes can be duplicated at home.

From pages to plates, from movies to mouths

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | Feb. 14, 2006, midnight | In Food »

Every die-hard movie fan has at least once looked at the scrumptious food that characters eat in their favorite flicks and wondered how to make the delicious treats. Whether it be the butter beer in "Harry Potter" or the Turkish delight from "The Chronicles of Narnia," the food is always notable. Fortunately, many of the dishes are easier to prepare than they look. With the help of the following simple directions, movie fans can enjoy these cinematic dishes.

Cornucopia of curious celebrations

By Mary Donahue, Bridget Egan | Feb. 9, 2006, midnight | In Humor »

In lieu of the New Year—and the realization that there actually is a National Squirrel Day (Jan. 21)—we have decided to embark on an excursion through the year in hopes to discover all the random "holidays" that the world does not know of. Everybody has heard of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Thanksgiving, but there are so many other holidays out there that stir our curiosity.

Blair holds first annual Science Research Conference

By Bridget Egan | Feb. 3, 2006, midnight | In Local »

The freshman Honors Physics classes and the Science Research Methods class held their first annual Science Research Conference and "I Wonder" symposium to publicly display their knowledge and comprehension of their research topics on Feb. 2 at Blair.

Jared Diamond visits DC

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | Jan. 19, 2006, midnight | In Local »

Jared Diamond, the author of the acclaimed novels "Guns, Germs and Steel" and "The Third Chimpanzee," promoted his newest book, "Collapse," and held a brief question-and-answer session at the DC-based bookstore Politics and Prose on Wednesday Jan. 18.

Get lost in "Lost" alternatives

By Bridget Egan | Jan. 3, 2006, midnight | In Television »

People all around the world are in mourning. Not because of a death, but because ABC's hit show, "Lost," has gone on a six-week break. Just thinking about waiting any span of time to find out what happens to the characters of "Lost" makes fans wish that somebody had actually died.

Fear and loathing in MBHS

By Bridget Egan | Jan. 2, 2006, midnight | In Features »

Since the beginning of time the famous and the powerful have been subject to fear. Bruce Wayne developed a fear of bats when he was young. Nicole Kidman is afraid of butterflies. Howard Hughes was known for his intense fear of germs. Slightly less famous, but considerably more unique is junior Elizabeth Chang who fears ... mustard?

"Les Misérables" is anything but miserable

By Bridget Egan | Jan. 1, 2006, midnight | In Plays »

Very few plays have the ability to captivate an audience for three hours. Even fewer plays can claim having a fantastic cast as well as beautiful sets. There is only one play that can make Victor Hugo's 1000 plus pages of "Les Misérables" seem like only a half hour of pure bliss.

Local theater group holds successful gala

By Alexis Egan, Bridget Egan | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight | In Local »

The Pine Players, a student-run acting group, held a fund-raising gala on Sat. at the Silver Spring stage in the Woodmoor Shopping Center at 8:00 p.m. with the intention of earning funds for their acting group.

Whitacre, David

By Bridget Egan | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight | In Teacher Feature »

Relaxed at his desk, which is covered with books, educational movies and a miniature skeleton, David Whitacre, teacher of Cultural Anthropology and Modern World History, sits sipping his Starbucks drink. What someone cannot tell from just looking at Whitacre is that he a brillant teacher, with a flair for making dull classes interesting.

Throw away the key to "Ravens Gate"

By Bridget Egan | Dec. 20, 2005, midnight | In Entertainment »

A misunderstood teenage orphan is convicted of a serious crime and is given the choice between going to jail and living with a sinister woman in the countryside of England. But wait, is this Anthony Horowitz's new novel "Ravens Gate," or the newest episode of a very bad soap opera?

Broken promises

By Bridget Egan | Nov. 18, 2005, midnight | In Op/Ed »

Sudan is a topic of controversy and horror - a country packed with more death and terror than a thousand scary movies. Why then do United Nations officials seem more scared by the concept of entering the country than the actual crimes being committed?

Let's go, Murphys!

By Bridget Egan | Nov. 16, 2005, midnight | In Music »

The floor trembles, sending shockwaves through the soles of the chaotic and spontaneous crowd's shoes as the deafening noise envelopes them. It's Nov. 13, and there's an earthquake at the 9:30 Club: Dropkick Murphys.

An entertaining "Night"

By Bridget Egan | Nov. 6, 2005, midnight | In Plays »

William Shakespeare's comedies are simple; few plays could be easier to comprehend. Almost all contain the basic elements of misdirected love, mistaken identity and a set of twins, and the combination usually leads to an amazing show. The Montgomery Blair Players did just that, turning out yet another Shakespeare classic in a delightful and interesting performance.

"Crime Scene Investigation" begins with a bang

By Bridget Egan | Oct. 6, 2005, midnight | In Entertainment »

A trailer explosion kills a couple having an affair, a stripper in a large brown paper bag is brutally murdered, and two completely liquefied bodies are found in the trunk of a car. Combine these three violent crimes and you get a day's work for the Las Vegas crime lab and the season premiere episode of "Crime Scene Investigation" (CSI).

The doctor is back in the "House"

By Bridget Egan | Sept. 22, 2005, midnight | In Television »

Gone are the days when the TV doctor would tell a patient to "take two aspirin and call me in the morning." Now, the doctor is a lonely, bitter and sarcastic man who enjoys his Vicodin a little too much and has a tendency to play Gameboy instead of treating his patients.

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Photo: Rocking, rolling and web-spinning

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Photo: Power, responsibility and microwaves

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Photo: MCPS Substitutes

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Photo: Wyatt "SMOB" Earp

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Photo: My Chips Icon Version Three

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Photo: Television Icon

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Photo: Saint Patrick's Day

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Photo: "Real Good Looking Boy"

By Bridget Egan | March 12, 2007, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Behind The Who during "Real Good Looking Boy" images of Elvis were projected on a giant screen that was constantly incorporated into the performance.

Photo: Roget Daltrey

By Bridget Egan | March 12, 2007, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Lead vocalist of The Who, Roger Daltrey, performs at the Verizon Center.

Photo: Poverty and Pigpen

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Photo: Eviction at Starbucks

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Photo: The Dead Next Door

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Photo: The Adventures of George Bush

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Photo: Oliver "W" Twist

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Photo: International Game Show

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Photo: Ultimate Fieldtrip

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Photo: Coffee Shop

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Photo: Another use for Ramon

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One of many uses for the extra Ramon in the world.

Photo: Black Friday

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Photo: Hero

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Photo: Blair Homecoming

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Photo: Poor Taste

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Photo: World Tour

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Photo: Helgeson Memorial

By Bridget Egan | June 2, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

A memorial for Andrew Helgeson, created last year, stands inside the football stadium.

Photo: NA

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Photo: Blazers with Native American Heritage

By Bridget Egan | May 18, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Teenage Native Americans often are split between traditional values and modern culture.

Photo: Youth in Asia?

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Photo: In-Flight Picture Show

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Photo: New Painted Sundial

By Bridget Egan | March 18, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

Blair's new sundial that uses natural light to tell the time can be found in the student courtyard.

Photo: Horton Hatches a [Loch Ness] Monster

By Bridget Egan | March 16, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

To read the news article about the scientific theory that the Loch Ness monster was a swimming elephant, click here.

Photo: quesadillas

By Bridget Egan | March 16, 2006, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The quesadillas can be garnished with sour cream and different spices.

Photo: Darwin Award

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Photo: Rwandan Retrospect

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Photo: Shawshank Redemption

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Photo: Runaways

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Photo: Night Club

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Photo: Law and Order

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Photo: The Rolling Stones Age

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Photo: Etch-a-Sketch

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Photo: Etch-a-Sketch

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Photo: Han Who?

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Photo: The Mathematician's Child

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Photo: Solar Decathlon

By Bridget Egan | Oct. 16, 2005, midnight | In ‎Latest »

The University of Texas at Austin features its solar powered house that was judged in 10 different competitions during the Solar Decathalon which ran from from Oct. 7-16 on the National Mall. Eighteen teams of college students participated in the competition to build an attractive looking house that ran solely on the sun's energy.

Photo: Usual Suspects

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Photo: The Logical Solution

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