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September 21, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Bake Sale Hotties is a new punk band in Winchester that has already stirred up excitement within the scene. Their passionately wild lead singer, Zach Dandar, blew the crowd away as he thrashed around on stage at their first ever show in August. His gritty vocals and erratic movements caught the attention of everyone in […]


September 13, 2017 by Blake Curry


September 11, 2017 by Blake Curry


September 8, 2017 by Blake Curry


September 6, 2017 by Blake Curry


July 6, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” JFK If you want something done, go do it. Asking others to do a task for you or simply complaining that it has not been done is unproductive and un-American. What makes America marvelous to […]


July 1, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

On July 1, 2017, Canada celebrates its 150 anniversary. Canada has lived a long history, from its colonization to its independence, and continues today with Justin Trudeau as the Prime Minister. Canada was founded in 1867 with the passing of the British North American Act, or the Constitution Act. Its anniversary is celebrated on July […]


June 19, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

In the face of extreme, partisan politics many Americans assume every aspect of political discussion is going to be too partisan, too extreme, and too confrontational. Though I appreciate the bluntness on both sides of the aisle, the decorum of holding high office is fading. A New York Senator recently used harsh language during an […]


May 23, 2017 by Dylan Boyer


May 4, 2017 by Collin Boyer


April 28, 2017 by Luke Rangel


April 25, 2017 by Luke Rangel


April 24, 2017 by Luke Rangel

On Saturday April 22, Gallows Bound had a show at Bright Box celebrating the vinyl release of their new EP. Gallows Bound is a popular local Folk-Punk/ Bluegrass band from Winchester, Va. Their new Ep, Appalachian Witch, holds six new songs from the band. Gallows Bound played their new music in front of a sold […]


April 11, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

The Honorable Neil Gorsuch is now to be called Justice Neil Gorsuch today after being sworn into the Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch went through intense confirmation hearings from the Senate Judiciary committee where the country heard his legal philosophy. Gorsuch places heavy emphasis on the idea that the judiciary uses tools of interpretation to complete […]


April 10, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Absent is a new punk band in the community, and they’re eager to jump into a local music scene that’s nearly bursting at the seams. They started mid-February when they went to jam together and decided that they wanted to be a serious band. It was formed by Justin Bush, the drummer for Baxter (formerly […]


April 1, 2017 by Dylan Boyer


March 31, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Winchester is a town full of opportunities and potential. There are plenty of things to be discovered, but sometimes you don’t know where to look for excitement. In the depths of our beloved city, there’s a new scene brewing that’s just waiting to explode. The best way to explore the music scene is to, of […]


March 21, 2017 by Anica Moran

Francesca Gormas is a junior with a very interesting family history that others would never have guessed. Her grandmother, along with other family members on her dad’s side, are from Greece and lived there when the Nazis invaded in WWII. She lived with her brothers and sisters in a small port city called Nafpaktos throughout […]


March 8, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Noah Thomas is a 10th grader with rather interesting roots. He has a strong background of social awareness and is interested in the subject, especially because his grandparents dealt with racism and segregation of the 1940s and 50s. An important event that greatly impacted their lives was the I Have a Dream speech that Martin […]


March 8, 2017 by Dylan Boyer


March 8, 2017 by Luke Rangel

One of the factors that makes our country exceptionally great is that every person possesses a different story. Sophomore Alex Stone has an interesting story about where he came from. His grandfather, Edward Strazdins, Alex’s grandfather was born toward the end of the Great Depression in 1938. He was born in Riga, Latvia. He and […]


March 7, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

The American Conservative Union each year holds a political action conference called CPAC. CPAC is an anagram, which stands for Conservative Political Action Conference. The conservative movement stands for small government, free markets, and individual liberty. Often the majority of people who attend CPAC are Republican or Libertarian, but all attendees share a common goal: […]


March 7, 2017 by Luke Rangel


March 6, 2017 by Luke Rangel


March 6, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

As a musician or band, there’s more to getting known in the local scene than simply being talented and writing good music. Before any of that even matters (which it absolutely does), you have to build a following, and the best way to do this is by playing shows. This may be obvious, but many […]


March 2, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

It is so rare that one will agree with everything that an elected official does. I believe it is my duty as an American to point out the good actions that I like of my elected officials as well as the bad. My job however is not to be encouraging an official no matter their […]


March 1, 2017 by Dylan Boyer

Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild are getting ready to head out on tour. Their first stop is at a local venue in Winchester called Valley Cat. The show lineup includes: The Dying Wild, Blue Heaven, The Heavies, Funeral Advantage, and Absent. The tour will then continue throughout the U.S. tackling Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, […]


February 23, 2017 by Anica Moran


February 15, 2017 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Recently, the Winchester punk band, Destructo Disk released a new album called Punk Rock for Kids Who Can’t Skate. The new album includes I Wish I Was a Riot Grrrl, a slow paced song about the 90s feminist movement, and Cops and Dogs, a more upbeat tune against police brutality. As for Millbrook’s punk band, […]


February 14, 2017 by Luke Rangel

Millbrook is home to a large student body, all of whom come from different places. Each student also has their very own unique origin story about where their family descends. One student who carries an interesting story is junior Miles Bruce. Miles can trace his family’s ancestry all the way back to slavery. His ancestors […]


February 13, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

On February 7th, 2017, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bernie Sanders (I- VT) debated on CNN about the future of the Affordable Care Act, better known as ‘ObamaCare’.  Each Senator almost became a Presidential nominee for the two major political parties in the United States. Cruz being a strong, Constitutionally-oriented Republican and Sanders, although his […]


January 20, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

At noon today, Michael R Pence of Indiana was inaugurated to the office of the Vice President of the United States. Vice President Pence put his hand on the Bible open to the same verse as President Reagan, 2 Chronicles 7:14, which reads, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves […]


January 19, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

On January 10, President Obama gave his farewell speech to Americans as he prepares to leave office on January 20. The speech was given in Chicago, where the President started his career in his early 20’s. President Obama discussed American accomplishments and changes- the Affordable Care Act, revival of the auto industry, marriage equality- during […]


January 13, 2017 by Madison Lazenby

The ten hour drive to Markham, Ontario, Canada was, though relatively uneventful, snowier than we were anticipating, which seemed to be the theme for our weekend. We rarely went outside except to walk our dogs, Molly and Eddie, the later of whom belonged to my aunt, who was on a vacation of her own. The […]


January 10, 2017 by Dylan Boyer


January 9, 2017 by Abby Varricchio

On Friday, January 6, a joint session of Congress was held to officially count the Electoral College votes. A majority of the Republican Senate from the 115th Congress  was in attendance with some members of the Republican house. Six to eight Democratic congressmen and women, including minority leader Nancy Pelosi, were present, but it appeared […]


December 31, 2016 by Dylan Boyer


December 21, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

On December 14, 2016 the Frederick County Board of Supervisors met for an agenda meeting. Among the items on the agenda was the approval of Frederick County Public School’s budget for the Capital Improvement plan. The three top priority projects on the plan are the construction of the fourth high school, the Armel Elementary School […]


December 19, 2016 by Dylan Boyer


December 14, 2016 by Dylan Boyer


December 13, 2016 by Luke Rangel


December 9, 2016 by Luke Rangel


December 8, 2016 by Dylan Boyer


December 6, 2016 by Luke Rangel


December 5, 2016 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Along the cluttered line of shops on Boscawen Street, Valley Cat Studios stands out amongst the drab of Old Town Winchester on such a cold November afternoon. The white finish and bright blue letters reading VALLEY CAT on the window was a stark contrast to the darker-toned shops around. Chris Kallick, the owner of the […]


December 5, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Cuba, unlike the United States, is governed by a single party Communist regime called the Communist Cuban Party (CCP). Communism prevents all free market trade because all property is publicly owned and controlled by the State government.  Cuba, because of Fidel Castro’s role in almost prompting a nuclear war, has been in a trade embargo […]


November 25, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

On Friday night, November 18, Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton. Hamilton follows and tells the story of the life of Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury. During his service, Hamilton created a stronger US economy that promoted a centralized government after the Revolutionary War […]


November 22, 2016 by Collin Boyer

On the evening of November 20, Mike Frazier, X-Ray Cat, Swiss Army, and Destructo Disk played at Hopscotch Coffee Roasters, a local coffee shop that was often used as a venue. There were enough people to fill up the room. Mike was the first act and played some of his songs on acoustic guitar. When […]


November 22, 2016 by Luke Rangel


November 21, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby


November 15, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

I am absolutely sick and tired of hearing that the 2016 election is the “end of America” or other derogatory terms. For everyone that is upset about Donald Trump being elected President instead of Hillary Clinton, who would have been the first woman President, there were numerous women and other minorities elected into offices across […]


November 9, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

November 8, 2016 was a highly anticipated day for America. Americans had many choices to make on their ballots, especially for President. Polls opened at 6:00 AM and history was determined throughout the day by millions of Americans.   The local Congressional Race was close between Barbara Comstock and LuAnn Bennett. During the beginning of […]


November 7, 2016 by Gwen Zirkle


October 31, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

To read more about LuAnn Bennett’s campaign, go to her website: http://www.luannforcongress.com/    


October 26, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

To read more about Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s campaign, go to her website: https://www.barbaracomstockforcongress.com/home/  


October 13, 2016 by Nelson G


October 11, 2016 by Laurel Biedrzycki

On the dreary night of September 29, Valley Cat Studios held an exciting show featuring Destructo Disk, Quinn Cicala, Reward, and lastly, Mike Frazier and the Dying Wild. Despite the cold rain that swept through the city of Winchester, the venue ushered in many young, spunky musicians and supporters. The crowd was small but tight […]


October 10, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Donald Trump is not the candidate the Republican party should have for the 2016 Presidential election. Mr. Trump is not the unifying force that will bring the Republican party together after eight years of not being in control of the White House. Not only has Mr. Trump split the party, he has made Congressional races […]


October 5, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

On October 4, CBSN held the first Vice Presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Republican candidate Governor Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Senator Tim Kaine debated for one hour and thirty minutes. As the debate went on, each candidate began using more and more character attacks of not […]


October 5, 2016 by Nelson G


October 3, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

On September 26th, 2016 at 9:00 PM, the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, and Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, held the first Presidential debate of the 2016 election. Moderated by Lester Holt, the debate consisted of the candidates spending 15 minutes on each of the six topics. After the question presented was answered by each candidate, the […]


September 28, 2016 by Nelson G


September 26, 2016 by Laurel Biedrzycki

Gideon Kupka is a determined advocate of the local music scene and is noted for organizing shows, but especially for his involvement in his two bands, Shock/Caller and Destructo Disk. In his opinion, the best part about performing is when people are able to connect with what he writes. The hard-working musician undoubtedly enjoys what […]


September 22, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

To start the week off, we traveled to Oxford. Hal is a huge Harry Potter fan, so he had a great time there, as a great amount of the Harry Potter movies were filmed there. We walked around a couple of the campuses and then my mom and Hal went on a Harry Potter tour […]


September 20, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

To start off this week, we went to visit family down in Southend. After a train ride and car ride to meet up with everyone, and a quick drink, we spent a while at the gorgeous river beach eating ice cream and playing around. Then we went to lunch and the amusement park by the […]


September 19, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Hillary Clinton has had an eventful week in the eyes of the media. She started the week of by calling half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables”.  She claimed they would be included in the “basket of deplorables” since they are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.” According to Hillary, Donald Trump gives […]


September 19, 2016 by Nelson G


September 16, 2016 by Abby Varricchio

Hob Nob in the Valley is a nonpartisan event held by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber each year. The event consisted of a straw poll, dinner, and an opportunity to hear local political candidates speak. In the Winchester City, Frederick, and Clarke County areas, there are over 6 elections, including the Presidential election. The […]


September 15, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

So we started the week off by spending a day returning back from Durham, arriving back in London and making a pitstop at Platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross. On Tuesday, we rode the bus and took a walk in the rain to get to the Victoria and Albert museum, where Hal and my mom […]


September 14, 2016 by Laurel Biedrzycki

A new segment we’ve brought to the BlueXpress is an inside look on the local music scene in Winchester, VA. A variety of musicians from the area will be featured, starting with a band that’s a part of our staff, X-Ray Cat. This gives artists of diverse genres and experience the opportunity to break free […]


September 13, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

On the fourth, we met our mom in the train station in Amsterdam. We had lunch there and wandered around before our train arrived. We had a connecting train and had to go through England’s immigration control. We almost missed our next train, but luckily, many other passengers from our first train were also getting […]


September 13, 2016 by Nelson G


September 8, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

On our first day in Amsterdam, we visited the Anne Frank house and got information on how to get into the annex, since we hadn’t bought tickets beforehand. Then we went and walked around Amsterdam, and stopped for lunch at a pancake restaurant, where we had Dutch pancakes. Around 1, we walked back to the […]


September 8, 2016 by Blake Curry


September 6, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

After Prague, we went to Holland, following our family heritage. We rode two trains, one during the day for eight hours and a sleeper car overnight. We stopped in Germany to change trains and by the time we got to Naarden we were very tired. However, we walked the mile and a half into town […]


September 1, 2016 by Eliza Grigsby

We began our 6-week trip by flying to London overnight. We had a 4-hour layover in Heathrow, the London airport, before our flight to Prague. Once we got to Prague, a driver drove us to the apartment we were staying in. The first day, we visited a Comenius museum. After, we hiked up to a […]


June 12, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


June 5, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


May 29, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


May 22, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


May 8, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


May 1, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


April 24, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


April 17, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


April 14, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Jetlagged, we woke up around midday and sadly Madison caught a small sickness and was not feeling too well. A rough start to the day we decided to continue our adventure at a later time than expected. We decided to visit the center of Spain also known as, ”Sol.” Here we were greeted by the […]


April 12, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

For the next two days we spent in Rome, we were given much more free time to really experience the culture of the city for ourselves. Before that free time though, our group visited the smallest country in the world, the Vatican City, home of the Pope himself. We arrived at the entrance and were […]


April 10, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


April 6, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

Before many of my family’s adventures, there has always been an unexpected problem that always catches us off guard. Our problem was my friend’s mother, Sharon, forgetting I parked my car in her driveway and slamming into the back of it. Not a way most would like to start their extravagant trip, but we just […]


April 3, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


March 27, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


March 20, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


March 19, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

We woke up early our first morning in Europe, and after a quick breakfast consisting of eggs, cereal and orange juice, I was more than ready to begin exploring the city. As usual, we crammed our group into yet another tour bus, all of us eager to catch a glimpse of some of the great […]


March 15, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Raphael Gomes is a Portuguese and English Youtuber who lives in London, England. Raphael was born on June 23, 1992, making him 23 years old. He started his channel on September 16, 2010. Raphael was going to dental school, but then dropped out to fully pursue Youtube. His first video was a song parody of […]


March 13, 2016 by Cliff Campbell


March 10, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Megan Bowen, aka ChoNunMigookSaram, is an American Youtuber who lives in Korea. Chonunmigooksaram means “I’m an American person.” She was born in Illinois on May 16, 1989. Bowen has three sisters and three brothers. When she first started out on Youtube in Korea, Bowen worked as an English teacher in elementary school. Bowen is best […]


February 24, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Jackie Aina is a 29 year old Nigerian American Youtuber. She first came onto Youtube as LilPumpkinPie05, then changed to MakeupGameOnPoint. Now she has her channel name as Jackie Aina. She is a licensed cosmetologist and worked in retail for MAC and Bobbi Brown. Jackie thrives to change the standard of beauty. As a person […]


February 8, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

We woke up bright and early once again for another safari drive. This would be our last drive here because we were going to another camp after. We saw many zebras, warthogs, and even the African wildcat. The cat moved so fast we couldn’t get any clear pictures of it, which was a shame because […]


February 4, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

When I last left off on my journey across the Atlantic, I had just spent my final days in Spain touring the great city of Barcelona. Although it was sad to say goodbye to the beautiful and exotic culture of Spain, I was looking forward to our next venture to Italy, as the  Ancient Roman […]


February 3, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription box. It is $10 monthly. Ipsy was created by Youtuber, Michelle Phan. Each month subscribers will get a “Glam Bag” with four to five deluxe and full-sized products. Each bag is created for each subscriber. January’s theme was “All Eyes On You.” Subscribers can review the products they got […]


February 2, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Younique is a makeup company promoting confidence and true beauty.  Founded on family values in September of 2012, Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft, brother and sister, made a mission to “uplift, empower, and validate women across the globe.” With a wide variety of presenters, Younique is easy to access. Younique products contain the highest value […]


January 20, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Matthew Santoro is a Canadian Youtuber who posts infotainment videos. He uploads twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. He is known for his ‘Top 10’ and ‘50 Amazing Facts’ videos. Matt has two other channels: Matthew Santoro Vlogs and Santoro Gaming. He uploads vlogs of his life every week. On his gaming channel, he […]


January 20, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

After falling asleep to hyena howls and the beautiful stars in the sky, we got up at 5:30 am. We ate breakfast then quickly went on another safari drive. We were the first group to leave that morning and were happy we did. Within only 15 minutes of driving we saw a group of seven […]


January 13, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Troye Sivan is a 20 year old singer and vlogger on Youtube. Troye is also an actor. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 5, 1995. Troye moved to Australia when crime was rising in South Africa. Troye uses “Troye Sivan” for his stage name as his birth name is Troye Mellet. Sivan […]


January 8, 2016 by Sabrina Castillo

Zoella is a 25 year old beauty vlogger from the UK. Zoella is her Youtube username; her real name is Zoe Sugg. She was born on March 28, 1990. Zoella was born Lacock, England and raised in Wiltshire, England. Zoe is an older sister; her younger brother, Joe Sugg, is also a Youtuber whose channel […]


January 8, 2016 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Winter is now here, so the time has come to finally suit up for the harsh weather. There are tons of new trends for snow boots. Out of this variety of new snow boots which would be the hottest to rock?                         [


January 7, 2016 by Cliff Campbell

We got up early in the morning to tackle a four and a half hour plane ride to get to our new destination. We arrived in Maun, Botswana and from this point on everything was non-stop fun. We were here to see everything the safari had to offer, so we kept breaks to a minimum. […]


December 4, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Time was going by quickly and before we knew it, there were only two days left in Cape Town. For the first time my grandpa and I were finally able to sleep in. My father however wasn’t so lucky because he had more business meetings to attend. After my dad’s meetings he returned to the […]


November 23, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

This time when the alarm went off, we didn’t mind. It was early in the morning and we had a lot planned. My dad, grandpa, and I piled into a van for a 2 hour trip to Gansbaai, South Africa. While on the drive we drove up the side of a mountain and on the […]


November 20, 2015 by Anica Moran

On Tuesday, November 17th, France and Russia attacked Syria after the devastating slaughtering in Paris on Friday, November 13th. The French Defense Minister said that ten planes dropped twenty bombs on buildings used by the people who claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack.  A military facility and an armory were targeted. The planes took off from […]


November 20, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Rachel Meyer, aka grav3yardgirl, is an American youtube vlogger. Most people call her Bunny, and she is 30 years old. Bunny’s birthdate is August 3rd, 1985. She first started her channel as a Paranormal Video Blog, however she makes vlogs related to beauty and fashion now. Bunny used to design clothes before a car accident […]


November 16, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Once again the alarm came all too quickly. The time change was 6 hours ahead from Virginia and proved to be a brutal adjustment. This being said, we still got up because there was much to do. My father had to go to business meetings in the morning leaving my Grandpa and me to our […]


November 4, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

After over 20 hours in the air we had finally made it to our destination, Cape Town, a port city located along the coast of South Africa. Once we arrived at the hotel it was one in the morning, and it sure felt like it. Sleep came quickly, but sadly, so did the alarm. We […]


November 2, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Craving something sweet? How about an Oreo milkshake? Oreos are one of America’s favorite cookies. Although you could go to McDonald’s to get yourself an OREO McFlurry, why go out if you can make a similar, delicious treat? Oreo Milkshake Ingredients: 3 Oreo cookies (or as many as you’d like)               […]


October 30, 2015 by Anica Moran

On October 22, 2015, a whaling boat sank off the shore of Vancouver Island. It was carrying 27 people when it sailed into bad weather. Five passengers are dead and one is missing. The ship sank 8 nautical miles off the shore of Tofino. Many personal and Coast Guard ships responded to the call. The search for […]


October 27, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

The bus ride seemed to never end. People were strewn across their seats, sleeping awkwardly, and in my opinion, some extremely uncomfortable positions. I myself had gotten a few hours of sleep, and probably would have slept through the entire trek had it not been for the constant bumps in the road that caused much […]


October 26, 2015 by campbelc@frederick.k12.va.us

Here is a list of pumpkin flavored items this year to get you in the mood for fall. -Pumpkin Spice Latte -M&Ms -Pringles -Pop Tarts -Oreos -Butter -Jello -Yogurt -Ben and Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake -Marshmallows -Cereal -Eggs -Gum -Bagels -Egg Nog -Cream Cheese -Coffee Creamer -Peanuts -Motor Oil


October 20, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Marina Joyce is a British Youtuber from North London, England. She was born on February 1st, 1997, making her 18 years old. She posted her first YouTube video on July 31st, 2012. Her most popular video is called “Super Long Eyelashes Make-Up Tutorial!”. Joyce has another channel called marinajoycestick, although there are no videos on that […]


October 16, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Alexys Fleming, who goes by Lex, is a 22 year old American YouTuber. She was born on February 24th, 1993. Her YouTube channel is MadeYewLook, where she posts videos of her painting herself into something cute or crazy. Lex’s channel is a great channel to visit when trying to figure out a costume or to kill […]


October 12, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Why not enjoy a blueberry smoothie today? Blueberries are full of antioxidants which help cells from aging too quickly. Also, antioxidants may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Want more reasons? It’s healthy, quick and delicious. Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup of frozen blueberries                     […]


October 7, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

It was sad to depart from Spain’s bustling capital of Madrid and the ancient town of Toledo, but with the idea implanted in my brain of what adventures were ahead of us, I happily boarded the bus that would take us to our next stop, Zaragoza. The bus’ true destination was actually Barcelona, a seven […]


October 5, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Jenna Marbles, some people love her, some people hate her. Jenna Marbles is a very entertaining lady on YouTube. It is not recommended to show any of her hilarious videos in public or around most people, and if you watch her videos, you’ll see why. All of her videos contain profanity, but without it the […]


September 28, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Connor Franta is an American YouTuber. He was born on September 12, 1992, making him twenty-three years old. Franta’s first video was uploaded in August 2010, which can’t be viewed as of now. His earliest video that is viewable is called “A HARRY POTTER BIRTHDAY”, which was uploaded on September 12, 2010. Connor was member […]


September 22, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

Although Madrid was a spectacular beginning of my trip overseas, there was still much more yet to come, and my excitement was overwhelming. After a brief morning in Madrid, we were herded onto a tour bus by Jesus and taken towards the ancient city of Toledo, which became my favorite part of Spain the minute […]


September 22, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Danisnotonfire, also known as Dan Howell, has been making YouTube videos since October 16, 2009. He is a British youtuber, who lives with his best friend, Phil Lester. Dan will be turning 25 on June 11, 2016. Even though he isn’t very proud of it, his first video is ‘HELLO INTERNET’. In his first video, […]


September 15, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Phil Lester, also known as AmazingPhil, is a British Youtuber. His style of videos are mainly vlogs (video blogs). Phil was born on January 30th, 1987, and he is currently twenty-eight years old. His first video, ‘Phil’s Video Blog – 27th March, 2006’, was posted on March 27th, 2006. Phil has also been a radio […]


September 11, 2015 by Cliff Campbell

For my first article written for the BlueXpress last year, I wrote about a trip that two Millbrook teachers, Mrs. Merschan and Mrs. Hillyer, embarked on in the previous summer. That article, titled Two Teachers, Two Countries, told their personal experiences on a trip to Europe, one they would never forget. This article not only […]


September 11, 2015 by Anica Moran

Everyone has their favorite artists and getting to see them in concert is exciting. Alex Ganse and Meg Hann went to two concerts this summer, including a Dierks Bentley concert and a Chase Rice concert. Dierks Bentley played at Virginia beach on July 9th. “It was so much fun. We planned going to the beach around […]


September 8, 2015 by Sabrina Castillo

Nathan Zed (TheThirdPew) is an eighteen year old Ethiopian, East African, YouTuber and Viner. Nathan posted his first YouTube video, Annoying StereoTypes, on December 3rd, 2011. He lives in Virginia and will be attending Virginia Tech starting this fall. Nathan doesn’t post videos regularly, as he wants to focus more on his school work. In […]

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