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Inspirational epics

Second semester seniors can smell the end of the school year from months away. It’s the light at the end of the tunnel; a carrot dangling from a very, very long stick. And sometimes the tantalizing taste of oh-so-close freedom can be a little…distracting. We lose the drive, the focus. We loaf.

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Two acts of danger, daggers and desire

Blair's production of the classic 'The Three Musketeers' is chock-full of sword fighting, swashbuckling and surrender. The play is an action-packed masterpiece featuring plenty of pranks and riotous banter. The production has a lot to live up to, seeing as director Paul Anderson released a major motion picture adaptation only two weeks ago, but then again, it's not being performed by your average high school theatre group.

The Secret Life of the Average Blazer

Teen pregnancy, coming out stories, fashionistas, relationship drama, crazy parents and bullying. Though it may not seem like they have much in common, they’re part of the secret formula writers use when they pitch the average high school TV show. Now there’s no denying that every high school has its fair share of drama so in a school as diverse as Blair, one would think that we would be able to relate to all of this, right? I think we can all agree that Blair may get a little crazy at times, but we can consider ourselves lucky that it’s not as crazy as some shows make it out to be.

Restaurant Olympics

When walking along Georgia Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring, it's easy to do a double take. Camouflaged in the patchwork of restaurants and shops are two nearly identical Greek restaurants. The two popular restaurants, The Greek Place and The Big Greek Café, share a complicated history that begins at the Greek Place. The owners of local restaurants partnered together and founded The Big Greek Café in March of 2008. In 2009, according to Daniel Centeno the chef at the current Big Greek Café, the partners split and the original Big Greek Café closed down briefly. When it reopened a few weeks later, it was renamed as The Greek Place. One partner moved right down the street and opened his own Greek restaurant. The new restaurant opened in July of 2009 as The (Original) Big Greek Café. Confused yet? Jose Garcia, the manager of The Greek Place, has a different take on the story. "We came first, then they opened down the street when they saw a lot of business here," he says. Despite the proximity and confusing history, Centeno and Garcia both attest that there is no competition between the two restaurants; there are enough Greek-food lovers to go around. For any Blazer, the choice between the two Greek eateries can be tricky. As a homage to the restaurants' Greek roots, Silver Chips is pitting these two restaurants against each other in the Olympic Games of Greek Restaurants. In order to win, the restaurant must impress in three categories: appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Ultimately, only one restaurant will go home with the gold.

Chips Trip: Zumba

The last time I danced, I performed a solo interpretation of The Ugly Duckling at age seven. I admit now that my smug self-satisfaction over my feathered boa and ambitious decision to portray a bird may have hurt my ability to gauge the audience's reaction. I can now only imagine the parents' shocked horror in what surely appeared to be a disappointing plot twist: I transitioned from awkward duckling to graceful swan but the terrible dancing continued without change. I quit shortly after that.
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