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Angie Ange Back 2 Ballin Tournament: Official Video!!!

April 10, 2013
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Athletics has been taken out of Prince George’s County Middle Schools and Angie Angie is teaming up with Arize from MoreThanBasketball and giving our Middle Schoolers a chance to compete. Have an inside look at 6 teams from the DMV who battled for the crown. A day filled with family fun, laughs, prizes, plenty of food and some good ol BALLIN’

 

Thank you to our teams that competed this year:
Andrew Jackson
Benjamin Stoddert
Imagine Lincoln Public Charter School
Thurgood Marshall
Walker Mill William Wirt

A Special Thanks to our sponsors:
Downtown Locker Room
College is Cool, LLc
MoreThanBasketball

A BIG THANKS TO THE Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department

THANKS TO THURGOOD MARSHALL FOR HOSTING THIS EVENT

Hosted By:
Arize from MoreThanBasketBall @ArizeTOB
Angie Ange from 93.9WKYS and College is Cool,LLc @AngieAnge

Music By
DJ TRAVV @dj_travv
DJ JOE CAT DADDY @djjoecatdaddy

Producers
Angie Ange
Remarcable from ReeLiveMedia @ReeLiveMedia
Ju from ReeLiveMedia @ReeLive_Ju

Audio Production
Remarcable
Mike Boo Ba from ReeLiveMedia @Reelive_mike

Edited By
Remarcable

Directed By
ReeLiveMediaGroup

You can catch Angie on your radio Mon-Fri 6-10p on 93.9 WKYS

RECAP: 4th Annual Battle of the Bands

December 17, 2012
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Battle of the Dancers: Ballou

College Is Cool, Inc. is proud to have another successful Battle of the Bands event in its archives. Still, no one is happier than the Ballou Senior High School marching band, which won the overall Battle of the Bands championship last night at Dr. Henry A. Wise., Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Md.

The competition included the marching bands from Suitland HS and Wise HS in Prince George’s County, and Anacostia HS, Eastern HS and Ballou Senior High School from Washington, DC. We kicked off with a roll call entry and got right into the battles! The prizes distributed were: Battle of the Bands Champion (+ 2nd and 3rd Place), Best Marching, Best Drum Major, School Spirit, Battle of the Drumlines, Battle of the Dancers. The winners were as follows:

Battle of the Dancers: Ballou Senior High School (after a CRAZY tie breaker with Suitland)

Battle of the Drumlines: Wise High School (again, after a tie breaker with Suitland)

School Spirit: Suitland High School

Best Marching: Ballou Senior High School

Best Drum Major: Ballou Senior High School

3rd Place Overall: Suitland High School

2nd Place Overall: Eastern Senior High School

1st Place Overall Champion: Ballou Senior High School

Congratulations to Ballou Senior High School, the undefeated champions of Battle of the Bands! Congratulations to ALL the schools that participated — the performances were AMAZING and everyone came to win. Thank you to everyone who came out and/or promoted the event, to the organizers and to all the volunteers! See you next year!

Battle of the Bands 2012!

December 12, 2012
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College Is Cool, Inc. presents the 2012 Battle of the Bands this Sunday, December 16 at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School (12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772) at 2:00pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. Click the link below to hear more information about this year’s event. Tickets are available at select DTLR locations, but admission is available at the door for $20.

Battle of the Bands 2012

Are you as excited as we are? Come out this weekend to find out which DMV band will win this year’s Battle of the Bands! See you Sunday!

Mayor Gray Hosts Ceremonial D.C. State Athletic Assoc. Football Championship Coin Toss at Howard University

December 1, 2012
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MAYOR GRAY HOSTS CEREMONIAL D.C. STATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP COIN TOSS at Howard University

Ceremonial coin toss will determine “home team” status between Dunbar and Friendship

Mayor Vincent. C. Gray, State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley Jones, Statewide Director of Athletics, education leaders, Dunbar High School and Friendship Collegiate Academy football coaches will host a media avail and ceremonial coin toss to determine who the “home” team will be for the D.C. State Athletic Association’s inaugural statewide football championship.

For the first time in D.C., the winner of the Charter School bracket will play against the winner of the D.C. Public Schools bracket to determine a final statewide football champion football. The championship football game will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2:30 p.m. at Howard University’s Greene Memorial Stadium.

 The District’s public, private, parochial, independent and charter school sports teams have the opportunity to compete against each other this fall as a result of DCSAA’s formation earlier this year by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

CIC Celebrates American Education Week

November 30, 2012
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In the spirit of American Education Week, College Is Cool and Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. team up to honor educator at Suitland High School, School of Business and Finance in Forestville, MD. American Education Week is, November 11-17, presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. We provided breakfast to the teacher as a small token of our appreciation. College is Cool would like to thank ALL educators for their hard work and dedication.

AEW @ Suitland

In the spirit of American Education Week College Is Cool and Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. team up to honor educator at Suitland High School, School of Business and Finance in Forestville, MD. American Education Week is, November 11-17, presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. We provided breakfast to the teacher as a small token of our appreciation. College is Cool would like to thank ALL educators for their hard work and dedication.

“My Pursuit of Happiness”

November 12, 2012
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Reflections on College Life from Nzinga Shury, University of Maryland – College Park ’13

Brooklyn born and raised — Coney Island to be more exact — and honestly, 7 years ago I would have never imagined I would be where I’m at today. I am currently a rising senior at the University of Maryland, College Park. While college has never been something that I saw as unobtainable, I never imagined it would be like this. In fact, I’ve only dreamed that I would be attending a university like Maryland and doing all the typical “college-like” things that I saw in the movies. Oddly enough, that was my motivation to get where I am today.

Growing up in the projects, it was very rare that I would see or so hear about people were going away to college. If I was lucky enough, I heard about those striving in our local community colleges which at least afforded them the educational benefits that high school diplomas were beginning to lack. For myself, I knew I always wanted more. Academics was something that I was just effortlessly good at and being taught from young that “knowledge is power,” I knew that it would be my education that would get me the higher monuments that I hoped to achieve.

Fast forward to my senior year in high school, college application time: secretly I didn’t apply to much schools and I really didn’t look into too much of the financial stuff. I just knew I wanted to attend the University of Maryland because I knew of the prestige it held and my sister lived only 30 minutes from campus, so I wouldn’t be totally ostracized from my family. Fortunately enough, I applied and was accepted and in August 2009 shipped off to College Park.

Over these past couple of years I have definitely found my niche on my campus and set out to make myself known to my campus community. I served executive positions on both the Black Student Union and Black Communication Society’s executive boards during my time at the university. Being on a predominately white campus, I started out in my comfort zone but also branched out and became a Resident Assistant, where I helped to assist students in the residence halls academically and socially. The biggest benefit (aside from the free room and board) were the all the great people and opportunities that I was offered that I wouldn’t have received any other places. Additionally, working in ResLife on my campus has allowed me to be awarded numerous times at banquets and university award ceremonies.

Aside from my academic and leadership experiences, College Park has allowed me to meet an amazing collage of people. Though majority of my closest friends are Maryland natives, I‘ve had the pleasure of interacting with people from the Midwest, California and even Washington State. Us all getting each other hip to our own city cultures. And of course, I have managed to share a bit of Brooklyn with everyone I’ve encountered (Proud New Yorker)!

College can be difficult though! It’s cool to believe the hype in that case, but it’s definitely not impossible. I have never pulled all-nighters the way I have while at Maryland or felt the realness of homesickness until realizing I’m still a New York resident, but Maryland bound for most of the year. God has been a main factor for getting through it all though; God and my support system. Making sure I surrounded myself with positive energy and positive people definitely got me through some of my toughest times. Most importantly, making sure I kicked back, relaxed and PARTIED ever so often kept me calm and lowered stress levels!

In my final year of my undergrad career, I cannot confidently say what my next step will be. Am I scared? Nope! I am living my pursuit of happiness. Serving as an intern at the American Association of University Women, an amazing non-profit for women’s equity and a recent initiate into the Kappa Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. I have already obtained more than I would have even imagined! So take college by the horns and ride out! There is nothing that you can’t do unless you limit yourself and honestly the sky is the limit. Take it from me, this Brooklyn native, anything is possible! And while I’m just going with the flow for the moment, my homie Kid Cudi said it best, “I’ll be good once I get it, I’ll be good!”