The Hunger Games: BSA teacher edition

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By: Tessa Lake-Goldstein and Elizabeth Schmid-James

Disclaimer: The decisions and details of this article are all based on interviews and facts, not the personal opinions of any writer on staff. Teachers were asked about weapons of choice, anticipated strengths and weaknesses, potential alliances, etc and were aware of their participation in the article’s topic.

Trigger Warning: Violence

Welcome to the first annual BSA Hunger Games! A ruthless battle amongst our very own faculty members. 22 teachers divided into 11 districts will form alliances, sabotage their enemies, and fight to be the sole survivor. Join us as we introduce our tributes. 

District 1, Boss Babes: Rosiland Cauthen (Roz) and  Dawn StricklandDistrict 2, Bearded Bros: Frank Roblin and Tom AskeyDistrict 3, Chatty Cathys: Abby McKelvey  and Valerie JohnsonDistrict 4, Threatening Thespians: Tony Tsendeas  and Paul ReismanDistrict 5, Fearless Forces: Becky Mossing  and Beatriz Bufrahi (Bea)
District 6, Wise Wizards: Mei-Lin Fegan and Megan BremerDistrict 7,  Empathetic Educators:Ileana Imhoff and Rachel DuffyDistrict 8, Stealthy Scientists: Gerad Bandos and Shalise AllisonDistrict 9, Intellectual Inscribers: Damien Ford and Lucia LeeDistrict 10, Quizzical Queens:Anne Laro and Erica Tolentino
District 11, Sneaky Spiders: Jocelyn Providence and Joy Bacon


The tributes stand in an open field, a cluster of weapons in the middle of them. They are surrounded by a deep wilderness filled with trees spanning miles back.

Day 1: 

Tensions are high as our 22 teachers prepare to enter the arena. They have been working tirelessly this past week, honing in on their weaponry skills and mastering the art of survival. Lines were drawn, making alliances clear,  enemies clearer.

After an anxious week of waiting, the countdown has finally begun. “FIVE” the teachers step onto the platform that will open into the arena, and seal their fate. “FOUR” their hearts start to race and their palms start to sweat. “THREE” the doors start to open, revealing a woodland landscape with a cornucopia in the middle. “TWO” the tributes look around, relishing in their last moments of teacher companionship before ties are broken. “ONE” they brace themselves.

But before the whistle is blown, a cannon fires, signaling the death of a tribute. Bacon of District 11 sneezed so hard from her seasonal allergies that she fell off her platform too early and was eliminated on the spot.


Roz, Tony, Abby, Strickland, Bremer, Duffy, Providence, and Becky bolt to the cornucopia. They are eager to get their hands on a what’s inside. The others scatter into the woods, desperately trying to hide and secure their safety. 

Roblin, using only his fists and dashing charisma, attacks Paul, who stands frozen on his platform, unsure of what to do or where to go. A cannon fires. Roblin wipes his bloody knuckles on his shirt, used to the harsh lifestyle from the countless street fights he endured as a child. 

Inside the cornucopia, havoc has ensued. Roz and Duffy both have their sights set on the bow and arrow and are playing a very intense game of tug of war. Roz has opted for a more persuasive approach, attempting to use her people skills to obtain the coveted bow and arrow. 

However, Abby, eager and ready to win, sneaks up from behind the dueling pair and spears Duffy. Her eyes meet Roz, and panic flashes across our beloved principal’s face. Before Abby can strike again, Roz takes the bow and arrow and runs in the other direction. Abby turns to Strickland and Bremer, who are fighting over a canteen of water, and throws her spear with frightening precision. Two more cannons go off.

Tony and Becky, who have become fast friends during training, are now in the middle of a wrestling match over a set of daggers. The thespians have turned on each other. Before a winner is decided, Becky falls dramatically to the ground, clutching her back. Tolentino has hit her with an arrow from her sniping position atop the trees. Her years in sports have come in handy. 

Tony is left shell-shocked and ghost-ridden as he makes a mad dash to the forest, in search of shelter and safety. Everyone else still amid the weapon clash sprints to the safety of the forest, and an eerie silence falls over the tributes. Surrounding the cornucopia lie Imhoff and Bremer, one trampled by the fierce boots of Askey, the other caught in the crossfire of Abby’s determination.

In the forest, alliances have been foraged. Laro, Bea, Lee, Fegan, Roz, and Tolentino have joined together as one big group. Roblin and Askey have opted to tackle the competition as a duo, confident in their connection as bearded brothers to carry them through. Johnson and Abby have also opted to travel as a duo; while not Johnson’s first choice, her previous kinship to Abby has left her no choice but to ally with only those she has complete trust in. Ford, Allison, and Tony decide to go solo, trusting no one but themselves.

That night, 9 faces were projected into the sky. The faces reveal the beloved teachers who have fallen victim to the day one slaughters. 9 gone, 13 remain. 

Day One Eliminations: Paul, Bandos,  Bacon, Duffy, Imhoff, Strickland, Bremer, Providence, and Becky.

But the party is just getting started….

Day 2:

Day two may have begun, but there is no rest for our tributes. Nobody has been disloyal yet in an alliance, but the night is young, and people are already starting to draw suspicion. While Laro is taking watch, allowing the rest of the group to sleep, she silently stabs Fegan and dumps her body in the bushes, utilizing her knowledge of decomposition as leader of the Green Team. She claims Fegan ran off during the night after she faced an intense round of scrutiny from her group. 

Meanwhile, Roblin and Askey are having a very different kind of evening. Trusting wholeheartedly in each other, the bearded bros opt out of taking turns sleeping and instead whisper back and forth fond memories they have of their lives together back in district 2, snuggling tight for extra warmth. 

Johnson and Abby decide that sleep is for the weak and instead go hunting while the sun is down. They find Ford asleep in a log and Tony defenseless in a tree. They stealthily take them both down without alerting the other groups of their location. Two cannons fire. They fistbump, a job well done. 

Chaos ensues the following morning. “Over here!” yells Bea. “I think I found one!” The group rushes over to the empty cornucopia, where Allison has set up camp. “This’ll be easy. Poor girl is all by herself,” says Tolentino, aiming her bow and arrow at Allison’s heart. But the fools have fallen straight into her trap. Before Tolentino can release her arrow, Allison throws a bomb. The arena explodes, bodies are thrown into the air, and the ground is destroyed. “BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!” 

The cannon goes off. Five deaths. Limbs lie scattered around the cornucopia and the grass is dyed red with blood. Allison smirks to herself and runs off to find her next hideout, and her next victims. 8 gone. Only 5 remain. 

Day Two Eliminations: Fegan, Laro, Tolentino, Lee, Bea, Roz, Tony, Ford 

Who will be the last one standing?….

Day 3:

Our final five are jittery as they near the end of the games. The bearded bros have set up camp in a cave for the remaining time, hopeful that the toughness of the rock will mimic the toughness of their gameplay. You know it’s getting rough when the math teacher is pulling out metaphors. 

The men are hungry and eager to get their hands on some meat. Askey ventures out at midnight in search of a stray deer. 

He has nothing but himself and his nunchucks to brave the wild woods. He hears a rustling in the trees and whips his head around, nervous as the darkness encapsulates him. Then, before he can so much as bat an eye, Allison comes falling from the trees, arms out in front of her like claws as she pounces on Askey, killing him with brute strength. He lets out a scream for Roblin as all life flushes out of his face, a cannon goes off, and we’re down to four. 

As soon as the cannon goes off, Roblin awakens from his slumber, terrified that his one true companion has vanished. He doesn’t even need to venture outside to see the face flashing in the sky. He knows deep down that Askey is gone: his heart is broken, and his life is now meaningless. Out of pure sorrow, Roblin eats a handful of poisonous berries before taking his final breaths and joining his fellow bearded bro in heaven. 

Allison is riding a high, her ego soaring after numerous kills are credited to her name. But she’s hungry for more. She spends the rest of the day searching for Abby and Johnson. Little does she know, Johnson is plotting to take down her only loyal ally herself. 

Unbeknownst to any of the hunger games staff, Ms. Johnson sneakily obtained a manual of every rule and layout of this year’s teacher hunger games. She knows every trick we have planned, the location of all the water, she even knows where the rabid animals are kept. She leads Abby to a watering well filled with killer leeches, buttering her up with compliments about her college counseling abilities for this year’s graduating class. Abby is caught up in the excitement of her beloved seniors, raving on and on about their acceptances, when suddenly she gets pushed from behind by Johnson. Her last breaths were spent looking at her only friend, now turned enemy. 

A cannon goes off as Johnson turns at her heels, not an ounce of guilt in her consciousness. Two remain. 

It’s a rough battle to the end. Three painful hours go by before the two women eventually cross paths. It’s an awkward encounter, history and science teachers clashing, but that tension is channeled as Johnson makes the first move. She attacks  Allison, using only brute force and her experience growing up with fighting siblings to carry her through. The two tumble and turn through the trees until Johnson has Allison pinned to the ground. With a final blow the cannon goes off, and Allison lays on the floor of the forest motionless. Johnson cackles, power at last. 

Day Three Eliminations: Askey, Roblin, Abby, Allison.


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Photograph taken by Grace Sutherland for the BSA Muse.

Commentary | The Oscars: A White-Washed Tradition

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By: Ella Haber

Lights. Cameras. Action. 2022 was a come-back year for films: new stories were told, different perspectives were highlighted, and imaginative visuals shaped how we view the world. However, award ceremonies, time and time again, typically only celebrate a few views of what a great movie is. 

The Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars, is a ceremony that congratulates artistic and technical skills and advances in the film industry. Every year, the Academy nominates ten films for “Best Picture,” as well as five actors and five actresses for best performances of the year. Other nominations include Best Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Original Score, etc. 

Award ceremonies like these are bound to bring disagreements and conflict because there is not only one objective criteria for “the best.” Film, art, music, and interpretations of them are all subjective. Because of this, it is challenging to pick just one movie for the best picture and one person for the best actor/tress. Even allowing for subjective appraisal, the Oscars have displayed blatant biases since 1927, when they were first aired. 

The Oscars have had an exclusionary pattern of nominating films with predominantly white casts, the gold statues held only by white hands. In the early 1900s, this was because white people dominated the film industry. 

Black characters, if any, were played by white faces painted black. As the years progressed and the film industry started to open up and diversify who made and acted in movies, the Academy Awards still predominantly celebrated white films. Many Black-made films are being released but have yet to be awarded proportionally to white movies. 

There has yet to be a Black person awarded Best Director, and overall, there have only been 22 Black actors to win Academy awards. To be Black in America is to work twice as hard to get half as far. This year, Angela Bassett was nominated for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but she lost to Jamie Lee Curtis, a white woman with about 17 minutes of screen time in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Curtis also surpassed another nominee, Stephanie Stu, an Asian woman with a more significant role in the same movie. This is just one example of the continual racism and racial bias that the Academy exudes. But why is this?

Racial prejudice flows through the roots of America and the Academy. Over 10,000 members make up the voting board that decides which movies and actors should receive awards. In 2014, 76% of the members of the Academy were male, 94% were white, and the average age was 63 years old. If the people that make up the Oscars are mostly old white men, then the films and actors that win will be in that same category—this lack of diversity helps to explain the widespread racial prejudice in the Academy Awards.

 If any Black movies or actors become nominated, it is usually for the same role or concept—Black struggle. They are less likely to be awarded for their talent unless they play enslaved people or housemaids. 

After the hashtag #OscarSoWhite started to gain popularity, the Oscars started to try and diversify the award show. They invited 395 new members to the Academy, 46% women and 39% people of color, which resulted in a more diverse group of members. Predominantly Black movies like Moonlight and Fences have received awards. 

This year, Everything Everywhere All At Once, a film depicting the Chinese-American experience, won the award for best picture. Although The Academy Awards are making little steps to become less white-washed, it is clear that they are less about ‘talent’ and ‘artistic skill’ than about access and power. A world of film beyond the white mainstream is not being viewed and celebrated. 

This needs to change. 

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Commentary | Unpacking the College Board

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By: Audrey Weiss

Any high school student has most likely interacted with the College Board either through taking an Advanced Placement, or AP, class and the ensuing exam or through the PSAT/ SAT exams. 

The College Board is the organization that has a monopoly over education and is inherently ingrained in the school system that students know today.

The College Board’s mission, as listed on their website, is to “prepare [students] for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture.”

Services provided by the College Board are vital to students seeking higher education post-high school. 

There are many inquiries that the College Board has been called out for as of late, pointing out how the institution is failing to fulfill its mission and needs reformation.

The College Board was founded in the year 1900 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), with the purpose of creating a standardized entrance exam for colleges and universities and serving as a venue for college access discussion.

The services provided by the College Board have changed along with the times, growing with the educational institutions it maintains partnerships with and growing in reach as College Board exams have replaced government-mandated achievement tests.

The College Board expanded in 1952 with the AP pilot, which started the organization’s providing of educational curriculums coming directly from them to be implemented in classrooms all over the country and now the world.

Advanced Placement is now the largest source of income for the College Board.

As far as income is concerned, the financial aspect of the College Board has been one of the major points of negative discussion. According to recent reporting from the New York Times, more than $490 million of the College Board’s revenue came from AP and Instruction.

The College Board identifies itself as a “not-for-profit organization,” both publicly and under the national tax code.

This means that all of the funds that the organization collects are untaxed, but the income should not be distributed to the members and leadership.

However, the College Board is making a lot of profit, hundreds of millions each year, which isn’t all getting recycled to run the services the College Board distributes.

The College Board invests some of the money it is making off of the students, gaining more and more profit that is difficult to trace, and beyond that, both the CEO and the President of College Board made over a million dollars in the year 2018.

The College Board monetizes off of the students with the exams it provides. The SAT costs $55,the base cost for one AP test is $97, and millions of these tests are taken every year.

The organization originally founded to increase access to higher education now serves as a block in the road for many. The services provided by the College Board have institutionalized racial, gender, and income inequality in the college application process.

Although there are opportunities for fee waivers, which only 10% of yearly College Board profit is spent on, the high costs for College Board exams and the exams themselves get in the way of accessibility and prevent students from making it to the next educational step.

The SAT for a long time has been a requirement in most college applications, that or the main competitor for the College Board the ACT.

Accessibility to the test could determine where students end up after high school and the level of privilege, financial or otherwise, then becomes a factor in SAT success because of how many times a person is able to take it and the study opportunities available to them.

On another note, opportunities for fee waivers, either for an individual or an entire district are available. The Baltimore City Public School System itself provides students with free AP exams.

The College Board has also been making changes to the SATs to try and keep relevance for the test, by both eliminating the essay sections of the exam, and now with the in-progress move toward digital testing.

However, the future of the SAT is becoming questionable following the move away from standardized entry testing by colleges and universities.

The faults of the unchecked and unelected organization, the College Board, are now being recognized for taking advantage of students and contributing to a broken educational system.

There are major pushes for change and a complete overhaul of the education system that the College Board monopolized, but with the power that the organization possesses, who knows how successful any attempt will be.

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Photo by: Common Data Set Initiative. Edited by Quinn Bryant for the BSA Muse.

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By: Ella Haber

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Legalized Cannabis: Let’s Be Blunt

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By: Lucy Garcia

November is a month that has been burned into the heads of politicians and United States citizens alike for one particular reason: Voting. In November of 2022, Maryland residents voted on things like the renaming of the Courts of Appeal and Howard County’s Orphan Court. However, there was one specific question on the ballot that the U.S. has been debating for a long while: the legalization of marijuana.

The topic of the Marijuana Legalization Amendment was question number 4 on the November Maryland ballot. A simple “yes” supported legalizing marijuana for adults 21 or older beginning in July 2023, as well as “directing the Maryland State Legislature to pass laws for the use, distribution, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.” When the final votes were counted, 32.8% voted no, approximately 635,572 people, while 67.2% voted yes, approximately 1,302,161 people.

Despite the legalization of marijuana being approved, there are still rules applied to the possession of cannabis. Starting July 1st of 2023, personal possession of up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana will be allowed for those 21 and older. Possession above 1.5 ounces but lower than 2.5 ounces may be punishable by a $250 fine. Anything above 2.5 can be punishable to up to 6 months in jail or a fine of 1,000 dollars. Smoking marijuana in public may be punishable by up to $250, but smoking in the comfort of your own home is perfectly legal. Adults may grow or possess up to 2 cannabis plants out of the public eye, nevertheless, selling marijuana without a license is still against the law and punishable by up to 3 years in jail, or a fine up to $5,000. 

But with all these rules and regulations, the question still remains. What actually is marijuana?

According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, weed, or pot, is a cannabinoid drug that’s made from the dry flowers of Cannabis Sativa. The most common ways to use or consume marijuana include smoking, vaporization, and eating.

While the effects of cannabis depend on the amount taken, the responses of cannabis may include but are not excluded to: feelings of euphoria and/or relaxation, increased appetite, increased laughter, increased sociability, and dry mouth. 

However, just like any other drug, weed can become risky depending on how much is used and in what manner. Some long term effects could include a dependency on marijuana, building tolerance to marijuana, and in some cases, reduced cognitive thinking. If cannabis is being smoked, other effects may be sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, and if smoked with tobacco, cancer. 

The argument that marijuana should be legal in the US is one that has been around since the drug was first used. It has been the topic of many debates, as well as one of the anchors for President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, where he assured his voters that it was an issue he planned to solve if elected into office, and that is precisely what he did.

In October of 2022, President Biden announced that he would begin the process of pardoning those convicted of simple marijuana possession offenses under federal law and DC statute.

This announcement, made about one month before midterm elections, was the beginning of 3 steps that President Biden plans on taking to end the “failed approach” of marijuana in the United States. Firstly, President Biden plans on pardoning those who have been arrested due to cannabis ownership. 

“No one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Expressed President Biden in a statement from the White House regarding the marijuana reform.

The second step that President Biden is taking is encouraging state governors to follow in his footsteps. President Biden urges them to do the same by pardoning marijuana offenses on a state level. 

“Just as no one should be in a Federal prison solely due to the possession of marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either,” President Biden explained. 

This plan will ultimately end up pardoning around 6,500 people who have been convicted between 1992 and 2021, as shown in data collected by the US Sentencing Commission. Even though the majority, if not all of these people are not currently in federal prison, these pardons still have the ability to help with restrictions placed due to the stain on their criminal records. These obstacles could range from public benefits, opportunities for education, employment barriers, and, in some states, even voting rights. 

The incarceration rate for marijuana users, like many other incarceration rates, is skewed toward people of color. Despite the rates of marijuana use between POC and white people being akin, the average arrest rate for POC is significantly higher. 

“And while white and Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people have been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted at disproportionate rates.” Stated President Biden. 

In a study done in 2020 by the American Civil Liberties Union, it is shown that in the state of Maryland, Black people are 2.1 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than white people, compared to the national average of 3.64. With these pardons, Black, brown, Latino/Latina, and indigenous lives will cease to be upended by rates for “conduct that many states no longer prohibit.

The third and final step that President Biden plans on taking is asking both the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to initiate the review of how marijuana is viewed under federal law. Under federal law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug in the Controlled Substances Act. This is the same level that heroin and LSD are classified as, as well as higher than fentanyl and methamphetamine, despite these substances being substantially more dangerous and addictive.

 “We classify marijuana at the same level as heroin – and more serious than fentanyl. It makes no sense,” President Biden concluded. 

Regardless of the changes happening around marijuana for those over 21, rules, regulations, and laws for minor marijuana use stay the same. 

But now that Maryland voters passed the referendum, a new companion bill is being sent out regarding the logistics of the regulation process, specific timing, and marijuana’s use in the medical field. There are sure to be announcements with more details about this new bill later in 2023. Due to the taxation and distribution of marijuana still being up in the air, it is unlikely that dispensaries will be selling products anytime soon in the next 7 months. But for now, it’s time to sit back and watch the bud-ding act grow.

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Photo by Business Insider, “States where cannabis is legal,” Nov 9 2022

Lady in the Lake Brings Drama in Front of and Behind the Camera

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By: Micah Berger-Sollod

Baltimore has been the site of many hit TV shows, such as The Wire and We Own This City. Recently, Alma Har’el’s directed Lady in the Lake has begun filming here. Set in 1960s Baltimore, an unsolved murder pushed Jewish housewife Maddie Swartz to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist. It’s based on Laura Lipman’s famous book of the same name. While the release date is not yet known, the show has been filming since April and is set to release on Apple TV.

Alma Har’el, an Israeli film director, is both directing and writing the show. She is working with Endeavor Content, a film and entertainment studio working out of Los Angeles. The TV show involves many big names in the film industry, including Natalie Portman and Baltimore School for the Arts alumnus Moses Ingram. While the film brings lots of excitement to Baltimore’s arts scene, a fake claim of extortion and mounting heat from locals threatens the show’s support. No matter the opinion, most agree that Lady in the Lake is one of the biggest events in Baltimore’s entertainment industry in a long time.

Laura Lipman’s novel tells the story of a Jewish housewife and a Black bartender who show the deeply embedded institutions of racism underneath Baltimore’s investigative journalism. It follows two murders, one is of a White Jewish woman who is heavily publicized, and the other of a Black woman who is only mentioned by African American newspapers. The book is actually based on two murders from Laura Lipman’s childhood.

Filming began smoothly with shooting at locations all over the city. Many shooting locations are in  Jewish communities in Baltimore, including many synagogues such as Beth Am and Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Some Jewish community leaders such as Rabbi Daniel Burg have been asked to help facilitate the proper use of sensitive locations like these. But the story itself is not the only dramatic part of this TV show.

In August of 2022 Lady in the Lake producers claimed that during a shoot Downtown, a group of men approached them and demanded $50,000, or they would shoot someone. This was reported by a spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department and is easily classified as extortion.

“Friday afternoon, on the Baltimore set of our production Lady in the Lake, prior to the arrival of the cast and crew, per their call time, a driver on our production crew was confronted by two men, one of whom brandished a gun directed at our driver, and then they fled the location. We are working with the Baltimore Police Department as the investigation is ongoing,” the studio behind the series, Endeavor Content, said in a statement. After temporarily pausing filming, details about the crime became murkier.

Police then spoke with the private security supervisor, and she claimed they actually asked for just $4,000 and only threatened to shoot the gun in the air. The private security supervisor then retracted all claims on the incident, and later that day police declared it a false report.

“There were some threats made, I do know that for a fact,” said Venneith McCormick, a business owner. “There are some vendors up there by Lexington Market who think that they should’ve been paid because they’re vendors on the street.” McCormick owns a business that was taken over temporarily by the production company for shooting purposes, and while compensated he estimates he has lost up to $5,000. After the police declared it a false report, Endeavor Content went silent.

Thiru Vignarajah, a community leader, had this to say “Every time we hear these fabricated stories about violence in Baltimore, it tells the world that this is not perhaps a place to do business [or] to bring your families, and that hurts all of us.”

Al Hathaway, a community activist, claimed it was a slap in the face to the city and a blatant act of fear-mongering. 

Filming for the series has now continued and despite the fake extortion incident, there is still a lot of support for the series among the Baltimore community. On the 22nd of October Moses Ingram and many other members of the Lady of the Lake cast and crew came to BSA and hosted a panel discussion. Nearly 20 different students and parents joined BSA faculty to discuss all sorts of parts of the creative process and experiences from the industry. The crew included BSA alumni Ron Jeffries and Moses Ingram.

Back in March of 2021, Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o were set to star in the show. However, in May of 2022 Nyong’o exited the series and was replaced with Moses Ingram in June. Other names like Noah Jupe, Mike Epps, and Bryon Bowers were added in July. According to the production team filming is nearly done but a release date has not been set.

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A set from The Wire in Baltimore. Photo courtesy of J. M. Giordano.