News

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Sept. 13, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Blair's 20th anniversary renovations reach a conclusion

The school building underwent planned changes this summer

Shruti Chauhan

Sept. 12, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

Montgomery Blair High School to host 5K run/walk

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Montgomery Blair High School (MBHS) will be hosting the Red and Blue 5K in partnership with Montgomery County First Responders.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Aug. 31, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

Concerns arise over funding the Kirwan Commission's recommendations

Gov. Larry Hogan addressed county legislators' concerns about funding for Maryland's education plan in his closing speech at the Maryland Association of Counties on Aug. 15.

Joy Xu

July 26, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

The DMV bakes in recent heat wave

Temperatures in the area hit record highs as a heat wave swept the East Coast.

Boaz Yoo

July 8, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Blair adds four new portables

In 2017, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) added four portables to Blair. Due to the school's increasing student population in the 2019-20 school year, the MCPS Department of Facilities Management is introducing more portables adjacent to the current portables.

Billy Scott

July 6, 2019, 4:49 p.m.

Blazers compete at New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Four Blair track runners competed in the distance medley relay


Opinions

Lucie Peyrebrune

Aug. 31, 2019, 10:07 a.m.

The SAT is designed to benefit the rich

The College Board's attempts to address testing inequity haven't been enough.

Billy Scott

Aug. 26, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

How many mass shootings in the U.S. must we see before action is taken?

Red flag laws, universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and large magazines are necessary to decrease gun violence

Mercedes Pierce

Aug. 15, 2019, 11:51 p.m.

Champions on and off the field

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has done more than win the World Cup

Vivian Li

Aug. 15, 2019, 10:02 a.m.

Reuse is the new recycle

Don't be fooled. The plastic bottle you recycled this morning is sitting in the dumpster

Boaz Yoo

Aug. 12, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services: Because we care

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) misleads the people of Montgomery County by masquerading as a benevolent organization. The concern is with ABS' intentions, and to recognize their hypocrisy, we must first know who they are.

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 9, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Celebrity influence: too much or too little?

The constant spotlight placed on celebrities gives them endless opportunities to advocate for what they believe and to have an impact on their fans. Influencers regularly promote all sorts of brands in: food, fashion, skincare, technology, etc. But conflict arises when these same celebrities start to work towards social reform.


Lifestyle

Alex Russ

May 31, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

It's a secret (but not anymore)!

The restaurants at Four Corners have more than just your regular order

Catherine Lo

Feb. 23, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Gallery: Sankofa 2019

Blair celebrates African-American History Month with the annual production of Sankofa and theme of New Orleans.

Catherine Lo

Feb. 1, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Gallery: Magnet Arts Night 2019

Students displayed their artistic talent at the annual Magnet Arts Night, featuring performances, visual art pieces, and the traditional Senior Act.

Neva Taylor

May 13, 2018, 12:09 p.m.

Dear Mom

It is that time of year again! The time of year when you have a whole day dedicated exclusively to you. Today is Mother's Day, and oh are we here for it. We have so much to say to you and only one letter to say it all in. But if you'll read nothing else but this opening paragraph, please know that we love you, and we thank you for your never-ending care and support.

Sneha Ojha

April 26, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Augmented Reality: a new way to see the world

On April 6 and 7, thousands of people across America gathered at the Washington Convention Center for the biennial USA Science and Engineering festival expo.

Arthi Thyagarajan

Feb. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Seven fun ways to spend Valentine's Day if you're single

For those in love, Valentine's Day is a time to embrace your relationship and reflect on all the reasons why you love one another. But for some of us single people, there's no better holiday to get us bummed out about being alone. Even if you're not doing that great in the romance department this year, that doesn't mean you can't go out and enjoy yourself!


Features

Shifra Dayak

June 4, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Blazers are enthusiastic as election season approaches

Blair students are looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election

Absa Fall

June 3, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Remember when that happened?

Graduating seniors recall their most memorable high school moments

Jasmine Ali

June 2, 2019, 12:41 a.m.

Getting 2076 SSL hours over the course of a school career

How senior Wilbert Mora found his love for volunteering and what kept him going

Sophia Lucarelli

May 31, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Black face incident at Walt Whitman

Blair students respond to Walt Whitman students’ racist incident

Jasmine Ali

May 29, 2019, 2:07 p.m.

Helping out with college and beyond

How the ACES program helps Blazers prepare for the future

Nene Narh-Mensah

May 17, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Blair Players: Franco Berrett

Blair sophomore Franco Berrett played the lead role of Captain Tempest in this year's musical


Entertainment

Lucie Peyrebrune

Aug. 20, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Viewers will wish that "47 Meters Down" hadn't been "Uncaged"

Complete with clichéd dialogue, poorly-developed characters and a predictable plot, "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" is exactly what one would expect from a shark movie.

Vivian Li

Aug. 13, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a shower of boredom

The movie's narration by a dog falls short of successful

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 12, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Hobbs and Shaw prove to be both fast and furious

Step aside, Bonnie and Clyde… there’s a new dynamic duo in town. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) prove that there is no situation they cannot get out of in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.”

Billy Scott

Aug. 12, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

"Brian Banks" is worth the bank

Tom Shadyac's directing causes a rollercoaster of emotions

Mercedes Pierce

July 30, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

“Once Upon a Time…” in Tarantino’s childhood

The classic Tarantino movie’s nuanced nostalgia may be lost on some

Yuri Kim

July 22, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

The Lion (Rema)King

Disney’s latest live-action movie depicts realistic animals for an unrealistic direction


Sports

Lucie Peyrebrune

Sept. 16, 2019, 1:06 p.m.

Blair girls soccer defeats Northwest in home opener

The Blair Blazers (3-1) beat the Northwest Jaguars (1-2) 2-1 in their first official home game of the season on Monday, Sept. 9.

Billy Scott

Sept. 15, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

Blair boys' soccer defeats Clarksburg in home opener

Goals from Ryan Halli and Walter Sosa gave the Blazers their first win of the season

Andrew Gelman, Lucie Peyrebrune, Billy Scott, Sam Kulp, Alex Russ

Sept. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

NFL Predictions Week 2

Welcome to SCO's 2019 rendition of weekly NFL predictions. We've got a great lineup of sportsologists this year: Andrew, returning from last year, as well as Alex, Lucie, Sam and Billy. We missed week one, due to it being the first week of school, but we're ready for an exciting week two and a great rest of the season!

Nathalie Molina

Sept. 12, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Gallery: Winning Season Opener

Blazer's play Springbrook in the first home game of the season.

Mercedes Pierce

Aug. 16, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Nationals falter against red-hot Mets

This weekend was a rough start to the Nationals’ pennant race

Billy Scott

Aug. 4, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

The top ten NBA team offseason performances

The best performances based on acquisitions and their future impact


Blogs

Boaz Yoo

Sept. 3, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Summer 2019 beach safety guide

Silver Chips Online is here to guide you through your summer beach experience.

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 21, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Are Netflix’s glory days over?

For the first time since 1998, Netflix is faltering. In the past few weeks, the company has lost hundreds of thousands of American subscribers. According to Forbes, Netflix added only 2.7 million subscribers internationally, less than half the growth it had in the same quarter last year. Stocks are down from above $400 to $328 and could potentially plummet to below $100.

Vivian Li

Aug. 18, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Audition season means promotion or pension for student musicians

Something's keeping student musicians at home, and it's not the sweltering summer heat

Yuri Kim

July 27, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

A trendy solution to staying organized

How students can create a personalized and more productive planner by bullet journaling

Joy Xu

July 15, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

What is the future of classical music?

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's recent financial struggles seem to reflect a decline in classical music interest.

Lucie Peyrebrune

July 15, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

The U.S. Women's National Team guaranteed their World Cup win long before the final

On July 7, the United States defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the final of the 2019 Women's World Cup. But the United States' second consecutive World Cup championship was won long before co-captain Megan Rapinoe's game-winning penalty kick in the 61st minute of the final.


Technology

Emmy Song

Feb. 27, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Self-driving cars pave the road to society's automation

Developments in artificial intelligence make transportation a breeze

Emmy Song

Dec. 15, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Food-delivery apps serve a variety of appetites

A comparison of the most popular online food-delivery services

Emmy Song

Oct. 26, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

5G will revolutionize technology worldwide

The next generation of wireless technology will arrive over the next two years

Emmy Song

July 22, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

Go with the (cash) flow

A review of popular mobile payment apps

Sneha Ojha

April 20, 2018, 2:40 p.m.

Augmented Reality: a new way to see the world

The latest technology featured at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Eric Feigen

Feb. 15, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

The second Renaissance

New technology in 2018 will turn the new year into a new world


Spanish

Tiara Oldfield

Oct. 11, 2018, 8:52 a.m.

La Pupuseria Perfecta para cada Paladar y Bolsillo

Los mejores restaurantes salvadoreños en el área

Gisell Ramirez

May 1, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

How to Be a Latin Lover causa decepcion

La pelicula How to Be a Latin Lover comienza con un nino llamado Maximo (Noel Carabaza) que tiene el sueno de casarse con una mujer anciana que sea rica para no tener que trabajar. Este sueno se convierte en realidad, y Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) tiene de pareja a Peggy (Renee Taylor), una anciana con problemas de salud.

Gisell Ramirez

April 14, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Como recibir ayuda cuando se trata de la salud mental

Existen muchas organizaciones que ofrecen ayuda a personas con enfermedades mentales, pero muchas veces estas pueden estar fuera del alcance de la poblacion dado a los costos. El hecho de que el costo es la razon por la cual algunas personas no buscan la ayuda necesaria es un problema, pero exista una organizacion que ayuda a estas mismas personas.

Gisell Ramirez

March 7, 2017, 9 p.m.

Analizando la representacion de Latinos en peliculas

Los estereotipos se pueden ver en abundancia en las películas cuando las analizamos cuidadosamente. Hoy estaremos examinando tres películas para ver en detalle cómo los Latinos son protagonizados.

Gisell Ramirez

Feb. 1, 2017, 1:04 p.m.

La trayectoria de Un padre no tan padre

La película recién estrenada, Un padre no tan padre, trata de un anciano que regresa a vivir con su hijo menor después de estar en un hogar de ancianos por años. La relación de Don Servando (Héctor Bonilla) con sus hijos no es la que uno se imagina cuando piensa en una familia.

Gisell Ramirez

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

El avance de un negocio con raices italianas

Localizado en un área en donde hay una variedad de restaurantes, este negocio puede convertirse en solo uno más, pero en realidad tiene una historia de la que no muchos conocen.


Media

Samuel Schulman, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

May 3, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

Video: Teachers Weigh in on AP Exams

We went to some of Blair's AP teachers and asked them what students can do to best prepare themselves for testing this month.

Samuel Schulman, Laura Tudge, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

March 8, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

New from SCO video

Check out the new content from our video team: Green New Deal coverage, college apps, and more.

Isabelle Megosh

Feb. 22, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Gallery: The Fridge: Art Gallery in Southeast DC

The Fridge is a unique art gallery and music venue in Washington DC that focuses on street art and emerging local artists.

Catherine Lo

Nov. 26, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

Gallery: Troy Story Three

The theater department presents Troy Story Three, an epilogue to the Odyssey written by Ms. O'Connor's husband, John O'Connor.

Samuel Schulman, Laura Tudge, Ayşe Erbaş, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

Oct. 24, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Video: How Well Do You Know Blair?

Do you know who Montgomery Blair is? Or how Blair is involved in the Watergate scandal? Watch as Blazers try to answer these questions and more!

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins Catherine Lo

Oct. 9, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

Gallery: Blair Fall Pep Rally

Blair students gather in the Blair football stadium to get pumped for the fall sports seasons. Students saw performances from the poms team, Blair cheerleaders, the Blair marching band, and more.