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On Sunday, Aug. 24, ISIS captured the Taqba air base. Courtesy of ABC News

The call for action against ISIS

ISIS is indisputably an international threat; its spread would destabilize the region and result in a great deal of death. Victory on their part would make them a prominent global threat. Unfortunately, the international community has not taken a great deal of steps to stop them.
This delicious apple pancake can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Courtesy of Wednesday Chef

Fall desserts: September succulence

If you enjoy cooking and baking, every season is an opportunity for experimenting with the fruits, spices and types of food specific to that time of year. With that in mind, SCO will be bringing you monthly updates on seasonal and festive desserts.
Two medical staff members carry a patient. Courtesy of ABC News

Clinical trials for Ebola drug could cure thousands

The WHO needs to begin a clinical trial with Ebola patients in West Africa to test the ZMapp's effectiveness and hopefully save thousands of lives. The first phase of this has already begun.
The CitiOpen was held in the William H.G FitzGerald stadium in D.C. Courtesy of BizBash

Smaller tournaments outshone by the grand slams

What makes a smaller tennis tournament different? Is it the low-key culture behind these smaller WTA and ATP tournaments, or the lack of substantial ranking points and prize money?
A mass of Bostonians accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Courtesy of Syracuse.com

Why the #IceBucketChallenge isn't so stupid

The ice bucket challenge requires people to pour a bucket of ice water on themselves or donate $100 to the ALS Association—or both—then nominate others to do the same. Millions of people around the world and countless celebrities are posting their challenge videos online.

Poll »

What's the best part of summer?
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Watching TV
  • Sleeping all day
  • My awesome job/internship
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Going back to school!
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Opinions »

Poor us: losing the last day of summer vacation

But this year, in addition to all that, they’ll also have to deal with something much worse: the wrath of approximately 2,200 teenagers, very annoyed at having to be at school.

A purely political effort

Driverless cars ready to traverse cities and help save lives

News »

Royalty on Blair Boulevard

A Blair student was crowned princess of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair on Aug. 10, and will be representing Silver Spring on the royal court.

Blair cancels its freshman-only day

"MAD Fitness" to open in Takoma Park

Entertainment »

"Mardaani" overworked and overdone

The action film, based on true events, centers on police detective Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji) and her personal vendetta against a human trafficking gang . The premise is fascinating, but Sarkar goes way over-the-top in the script, music and certain plotlines, adding an unnecessary theatrical element to the film.

"The Giver" of nothing new

Save yourself: don't step "Into the Storm"

Sports »

2014 NWSL playoff predictions

Here's a brief overview of the current standings and what each team will need to do to secure their place in the playoffs.

2014 SCO NBA Mock Draft

The rise of Major League Soccer