Blair's literary arts magazine, Silver Quill, regularly holds Open Mic events during lunch, where Blazers can perform poems, songs, or any other type of expression. The Open Mic held on February 11 had a mostly Valentine's Day theme, getting Blazers in the spirit for the holiday.
Senior Emma Kaufman sings Layla by Eric Clapton, while senior Riley Harris accompanies her on guitar.
Senior Emma Kaufman sings Layla by Eric Clapton, while senior Riley Harris accompanies her on guitar.1Picture by Emma LansworthFreshman Joshua Briggs reads his own moving poem about a girl who was a victim of abuse.2Picture by Emma LansworthFreshman Josie Lichten sings You and I by Ingrid Michaelson. 3Picture by Emma LansworthSenior Gabe Pollak reads a poem he wrote for the Valentine's Day theme of the Open Mic.4Picture by Emma LansworthSeniors Gabrielle Baylon and Jasmine Campbell decidedly go against the Valentine's Day theme by singing Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood.5Picture by Emma LansworthJunior Audrey Tchoukoua sings a Josh Groban song to end the first half of the Open Mic.6Picture by Emma LansworthSenior Rian Henry sings while playing guitar at the very beginning of the second half of Open Mic.7Picture by Tolu OmokehindeSenior Rian Henry sings while playing guitar at the very beginning of the second half of Open Mic.8Picture by Tolu OmokehindeSenior Andre Brown reads a romantic poem titled “Our First Kiss”. 9Picture by Tolu OmokehindeSophomore Ben Lockwood and senior Zoe Kurtz solo for the song “Love Story” by Taylor Swift performed at the open mic by InToneNation.10Picture by Tolu OmokehindeSenior Rowela Silvestre plays guitar for the song “Make You Smile” by +44, while junior Alvin Vega sings the vocals. 11Picture by Tolu OmokehindeJuniors Yoshi Yui and Sebestian Medina-Tayac tell a story called “Untitled” which was accompanied by intense laughter in the audience. 12Picture by Tolu OmokehindeJunior Tyler Maton reads a poem titled “Another Side of Love”.13Picture by Tolu OmokehindeSilver Quill provides food for the audience. Turnout for Open Mic was much larger than expected, many of the candy and snacks were eaten by the end of 6th period lunch. 14Picture by Tolu Omokehinde