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Uber relies on users' blind trust in drivers. Leah Phillips
Uber relies on users' blind trust in drivers.

Technology tries to put an end to stranger danger

Tinder, Uber and other services that rely on the trust of strangers are changing the way people interact online. Technology is making it easier and faster to meet, talk to, and work with strangers. But is it safe?

Swan Song and Frailboys perform in Takoma Park

Local Blair bands Swan Song and Frailboys headlined a concert at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building in Takoma Park on Saturday night. The two headliners performed original, creative songs that had the jam-packed crowd reeling late into the night.

Features »

Flying forward but still looking backward

Black History Month is a time to celebrate black culture and history, which has had an immeasurable impact on America and the world, while acknowledging the hardships the black community has faced. Students learn about black history in classes and through Sankofa.

Redefining the hazy Blazer

The Blazer is one of the more cryptic mascots in MCPS. Einstein's Titan or Kennedy's Cavalier, just to name a few, are pretty simple to figure out, and even reuse the logos of other prominent sports teams like the Tennessee Titans and the Cleveland Cavaliers. At Blair, different students have different ideas of what the Blazer is. In fact, there are different Blazers all over Blair.

Entertainment »

SCOback Movie of the Week: Whale Rider

Each week on the SCOback Movie of the Week, we'll feature and review one must-watch throwback film. Stay up to date with the selected film every week to be immersed in some awesome old movies.

Get Out gets real

This comedy-thriller will keep you on your toes while teaching you a thing or two about race relations. "Get Out" has an eerily realistic feeling that makes the creepy characters all the more frightening, making it a must-see for 2017.

Food »

Jelly-icious

Doughnuts can be too sweet, too messy, and too oily. But, I've decided to be gracious and give doughnuts a chance.

Getting your chocolate fix

Not all hot chocolate is created equal. Here is a guide to the best cocoa in town; one that achieves a delicate balance of sweet and rich chocolate, a creamy yet refreshing milk base and a subtle hint of hearty spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Lifestyle Blogs »

Volunteer to beat the cold

Even though the holidays are over, itís important to carry on with those feelings of family, of love and of giving back. It's time to help someone else, whether it be through monetary donations or hard work, by planting a new tree or handing someone a bowl of hot food.

Living in the liberal bubble

Welcome to the bubble; where Donald Trump can't touch us. This is a safe space, a place where open-mindedness and inclusivity comes at the cost of ignorance towards any and all alternative world views. Not even the electoral college is allowed inside.

Merry Krishnamas?

Iím a Hindu who also celebrates Christmas. Itís not as weird as it sounds. Everyone has their own Christmas traditions, just like my family.

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