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Eli Minicozzi

Jan. 13, 2022, 4:27 p.m.

Blair Wrestlers Pin Down an Excellent Season

SCO takes a closer look at Blair Wrestling, a team known for their hard work, high energy, and big wins.

Gigi Segal

Jan. 10, 2022, 1:08 p.m.

Gallery: Blair Hockey Wins 7-4 Against Quince Orchard

Blair takes home a win in one of their first games of the season.

Maya Britto

Jan. 9, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

Most recent MCPS community update provides new information on county plans to combat COVID-19 spread

Earlier today, MCPS released a community update detailing plans to secure the safety of students and staff despite the recent spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the county.

Samuale Asefa

Jan. 6, 2022, 9:10 a.m.

“Don’t Look Up” lives up to its expectations

The pre-apocalyptic movie contains the craziest cast of the century

Derek Mu

Jan. 4, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Gallery: January Snowfall

Following the lack of flakes in 2021, Montgomery County receives a great amount of snow to kick off 2022.

Hannah Hekhuis

Jan. 4, 2022, 12:11 p.m.

Gallery: First Snowstorm of 2022

On January 3rd, Montgomery County was hit with the first snowstorm of the year. About 8 inches accumulated in the Takoma Park/Silver Spring area.

News

Maya Britto

Jan. 9, 2022, 4:47 p.m.

Most recent MCPS community update provides new information on county plans to combat COVID-19 spread

Earlier today, MCPS released a community update detailing plans to secure the safety of students and staff despite the recent spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the county.

Sachin Parikh

Dec. 19, 2021, 10:52 a.m.

Dec. 17 Blair basketball games canceled due to COVID-19 cases

Multiple cases in the boys varsity basketball program canceled Friday night's games vs. Walter Johnson

Sachin Parikh

Dec. 13, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

Dec. 10 basketball games at Blair postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak at Paint Branch

Multiple COVID-19 cases in the Paint Branch boys basketball program postponed JV and varsity games against Blair

Joy Song

Dec. 6, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

Financial Literacy graduation requirement may be added

Financial Literacy may be an additional graduation requirement.

Myles Feingold-Black Tharindi Jayatilake

Nov. 9, 2021, 10:24 p.m.

16-year-old Blair student charged as adult in stabbing of fellow student

A relative of the stabbing suspect was also arrested for bringing a knife to school the following day


Opinions

Maya Britto

Dec. 18, 2021, 10:55 p.m.

Title 42 expulsions need to come to an end immediately

Under the pretext of health safety measures, the United States is endangering thousands of immigrants and refugees

Celine Wu

Dec. 14, 2021, 1:33 p.m.

Student athletes don't need more exercise

Student athletes who play school sports shouldn't be required to take P.E. — they need a chance to take another elective.

Sachin Parikh

Oct. 28, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

Is there a hard line between virtual and physical work?

School can be a lot easier if teachers make conscious decisions on how to assign work say students and teachers

Katalina Li

June 14, 2021, 9:59 p.m.

It's Showtime

Why you should consider going back to the movie theater this summer

Myles Feingold-Black

May 7, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

The dialogue we need to fix MCPS' police problem

The SRO work group needs to amplify student voices and encourage healthy discussion between them and the SROs themselves.

Myles Feingold-Black

Jan. 26, 2021, 11:58 a.m.

Knowledge is Power

MCPS, it's time to make African American Studies a graduate requirement


Features

Samuale Asefa

Dec. 14, 2021, 4:10 p.m.

Anxiety in teens after quarantine

Anxiety is rampant in teens transitioning out of quarantine

Maya Britto

Dec. 13, 2021, 10:17 p.m.

New AP Language course helps start critical conversations in the classroom

Blair teacher Donna Whitney’s new AP Language and Composition course challenges the status quo and sparks meaningful discussions

Kathereen Yang

Dec. 11, 2021, 8:50 p.m.

Resource at Blair: A bit of everything

How Blair's Resource class help students with a variety of personal goals beyond just academics

Joy Song

Dec. 2, 2021, 2:12 p.m.

Financial Literacy Club: a club Blazers won't regret investing in

A club that teaches Blazers life skills useful wherever they go.

Josey Merolli

Dec. 1, 2021, 8:42 p.m.

The push for a more diverse Math Team

Blair’s Math Team is attempting to reach out to more non-Magnet students to increase the diversity of the club.

Gabe Prevots

Nov. 19, 2021, 5:40 p.m.

The Challenges and Creativity Behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Blair

Despite setbacks, the cast and crew persevered to create a “dream of a show”


Entertainment

Samuale Asefa

Jan. 6, 2022, 9:10 a.m.

“Don’t Look Up” lives up to its expectations

The pre-apocalyptic movie contains the craziest cast of the century

Samuale Asefa

Dec. 30, 2021, 2:44 p.m.

We wish you “A Naija Christmas”

The Nigerian film brings on a refreshing take on the beloved holiday

Sophia Zeng

Dec. 30, 2021, 12:31 p.m.

"Grumpy Christmas" is a bumpy ride

Raúl Martínez's new movie is a flop.

Isabelle Yang

Dec. 18, 2021, 2:54 p.m.

West Side Story: Timeless in its youth

Steven Spielberg returns with an updated version of the original 1961 film

Isabelle Yang

Dec. 5, 2021, 10:19 a.m.

Enchanted by Encanto

Disney's newest animated film charms viewers while bringing magic to life.

Gabe Prevots

Dec. 4, 2021, 3:51 p.m.

King Richard: A Tale of Tennis, Tears and Triumph

The biodrama vividly retells the Williams sisters rise to stardom from a new perspective


Sports

Sachin Parikh Samuale Asefa

Dec. 13, 2021, 10:34 a.m.

Blazers end up on the wrong end of a nail-biter against Seneca Valley

Blair loses a tightly-contested 59-58 loss at home against the Screaming Eagles

Cal Tobias

Nov. 22, 2021, 3:46 p.m.

Photo: Meeting of the Fours

Blair WR Mikhail Seiken (4) meets his same-numbered player on the Wise side.

Cal Tobias

Nov. 22, 2021, 3:45 p.m.

Photo: Can't Touch This

A Wise player tries and fails to take down WR Ricardo Villars (1).

Cal Tobias

Nov. 22, 2021, 3:24 p.m.

Photo: All You Can Do is Watch

A Wise player makes an interception of Blair as both teams watch.

Cal Tobias

Nov. 22, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

Photo: Who's Got It?

A ball thrown by Blair QB Kendell Anderson intended for WR Ricardo Villars is picked off by Wise.

Cal Tobias

Nov. 22, 2021, 3:16 p.m.

Photo: Picked Off

Blair WR Mikhail Seiken (4) watches as the ball thrown by QB Kendell Anderson intended for him is caught by Wise after being tipped. Blair's common tactic of long passes to their athletic and speedy receivers was foiled by Wise's excellent cornerbacks and safeties.


Blogs

Samuale Asefa

Dec. 22, 2021, 8:58 a.m.

Felica is the G.O.A.T for a reason

Taking a look at Tyler the Creator's growth as an artist through his albums

Maya Britto

Dec. 6, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

Celebrating Thanksgiving the “right” way? I’ll pass.

America’s failure to evaluate century-old holiday traditions in the context of the present has damaging effects for all of us

Sachin Parikh

Nov. 25, 2021, 1:49 p.m.

Highlights and lowlights of the 2021 Montgomery County Thanksgiving parade

The 2021 MoCo Thanksgiving parade made its first return after it was canceled last year featuring many notable floats walking, dancing, or even biking through it

Katalina Li

Nov. 24, 2021, 2:29 p.m.

What is SCO thankful for post-pandemic?

As life returns to normal, we’re more appreciative of the small parts of our everyday lives.

Celine Wu

Nov. 22, 2021, 10 a.m.

The Sweet SCOop: Pumpkin Bread Pops

Are pumpkin bread cake pops a thing?

Sophia Zeng

Nov. 11, 2021, 8:39 p.m.

How to leave the procrasti-"nation"

What productivity tips and tricks do Blazers use?


Media

Eli Minicozzi

Jan. 13, 2022, 4:27 p.m.

Blair Wrestlers Pin Down an Excellent Season

SCO takes a closer look at Blair Wrestling, a team known for their hard work, high energy, and big wins.

Derek Mu

Jan. 4, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Gallery: January Snowfall

Following the lack of flakes in 2021, Montgomery County receives a great amount of snow to kick off 2022.

Hannah Hekhuis

Jan. 4, 2022, 12:11 p.m.

Gallery: First Snowstorm of 2022

On January 3rd, Montgomery County was hit with the first snowstorm of the year. About 8 inches accumulated in the Takoma Park/Silver Spring area.

Celine Wu Emma Weinstein

Dec. 21, 2021, 4:39 p.m.

The Sweet SCOop Ep. 2: Blazers Turn Up For Apple Turnovers

On the second episode of the Sweet SCOop, Blazers review three different apple turnover recipes. Watch to find out which ones were winners and which ones were flops!

Hannah Hekhuis

Dec. 10, 2021, 1 p.m.

Gallery: Intense Blair vs. Churchill Wrestling Match

Significant moments from the Blair vs. Churchill wrestling match on 12/08/21.

Derek Mu Mollie Block

Dec. 9, 2021, 1:28 p.m.

Gallery: Blair Men's Basketball Loses in Close Season Opener Against Seneca Valley

Blair Basketball loses by one point in their first game of the season versus Seneca Valley.