Posts tagged ‘Mark Stanislavov’

May 19, 2014

CTE Students earn College Credits

Our CTE seniors recently completed 3 days of proctored testing for NOCTI and we are very proud to announce that 19 students have earned 3-5 college credits for successful scores on the test.  Please join us in congratulating the following students:


Culinary Arts:  Ashley Foley and Alma Fonda

Sports Marketing:  Randall Bazley, Mousa Eiyadeh, Jeremy Estes, Zechariah Hanna, Dylan Henry, Githin Joy, Marquis Lane, Stavros Leventis, Daniel Navarro, Jonathan Santos, Scott Siley, Ryan Smith, Elijah Sprual, Mark Stanislavov, Jenna Vaughn, Sean Yaffe and Yonglang Zhang

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May 9, 2014

Bad Seed Rising

Bad Seed Rising

By Mark Stanislavov, Class of 2014

Today, May 9, 2014, was an amazing experience!  The band  Bad Seed Rising came to George Washington High School and rocked the house!  Louey, Fran, Aiden, and Mason really showed what they’ve got.   I was blown away by their CD Charm City, but now that I have seen them live, I LOVE them!  It is really difficult to look into social media or watch MTV and see which new bands are on the rise.  Bad Seed Rising really proved to be the best new band that  I’ve heard so far.   In five years I want to see them on the big screen, making platinum hits, and having a ball! Fran, Louey, Mason, and Aiden are the future of the Rock genre. 

Being a massive fan of Rock music, I have to thank them for keeping the feel and rhythm of Rock music alive and kicking! I didn’t expect much from a bunch of kids from Baltimore, Maryland, but after listening to their album and hearing them live, I was sincerely blown away.  I can really hear the influences in their music.  I can hear Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Def Leppard and so many other rock legends emanating from the group’s spirits.  Just by the solos performed by Mason, the lead guitarist of the group, I can hear what legendary rock bands influenced them.

The one song that I can’t seem to stop listening to is Wolves at the Door. The song really has all the high voltage of the past with the electric power of today! The song Bad Seed Rising shows that Classic Rock and Rock in general is definitely not dead. The vocal talent, Francheska, really has an amazing set of pipes! She can really hit all of the notes that are needed to sound superb. Louey can really keep the rhythm going with his bass-tastic skills. The drums are fused with drummer Aiden’s, heart and soul.

All I can say is that these kids have so much planned ahead of them and they don’t even know it. Bad Seed Rising has a ton of potential and momentum to boost them through any ceiling. Can’t wait to see where these rockin’ rebels will be in the next five years. I’m excited for them! Keep up the good work guys!!!