Latest

Isabelle Megosh

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Jordan McAuliff Rocks the Boat on the Climate Crisis

Junior Jordan McAuliff took a stand and slept on a boat for the week to show her commitment to the climate movement.

Sujay Swain

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Video: SCO Video's Metro Website Update

Thinking about public transportation? Learn about updates to the Metro Website and more. Part 1 of 2.

Joy Xu

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

SCO Yummy: Spotlight on international holiday dishes

From timeless classics to innovative mash-ups, Blazers look forward to some delightful treats this holiday season

Shruti Chauhan Yuri Kim

Dec. 12, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Blair varsity girls’ basketball defeats Wootton

Blazers beat Patriots 61-51

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 11, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

New Blair media center staff member welcomed after filling vacancy

For the first few months of the school year, the media center was understaffed with only three faculty members. However, there is a new library staff member, Sandie Angulo Chen, starting just this month who will be helping out in the media center.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Dec. 11, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Adopt don't shop: how to help animal shelters thrive

Why people choose to adopt or volunteer for shelters, paired with photos from an adoption event.

News

Shruti Chauhan

Dec. 10, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

Frantic frenzy over AirPods

Are the new AirPod Pros worth it?

Mercedes Pierce

Dec. 10, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Disney+ includes trigger warnings for certain culturally insensitive movies

Disney unrolled their new streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12 and is already experiencing criticism . The company announced that it is including disclaimers before movies on the app that feature “outdated cultural depictions.”

Vivian Li

Dec. 10, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

DEVELOPING: MCPS data breach exposed personal information of Blair students

On Nov. 25, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) notified community members of a series of cybersecurity attacks against Naviance, the county's online college and career readiness platform. Occurring from Sept. 12 to 14, the attacks compromised the personal information of nearly 6,000 students across six schools including Blair.

Shifra Dayak

Dec. 9, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

County debate on school closure for Eid continues

Families, board members and other community members have voiced mixed opinions

Joy Xu

Dec. 9, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Chick-fil-A’s decision about anti-LGBTQ+ donations causes fowl backlash

The restaurant chain recently pledged to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

Joy Xu

Nov. 19, 2019, 1:26 p.m.

Maryland Department of Transportation pulls funding for Corridor Cities Transitway

On Oct. 29, Montgomery County officials held a press conference and community town hall to speak out against the recent removal of the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) list of priorities.


Opinions

Alex Russ

Nov. 22, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Should college athletes be allowed to make money off their name?

The NCAA made a new rule that will allow athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness starting in 2023. California was the first to pass this law, leading the NCAA in the right direction.

Shifra Dayak

Nov. 18, 2019, 4:01 p.m.

Snack on this: New vending machines promote health but have downfalls

The healthier options are just one step in the right direction

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 11, 2019, 10:53 a.m.

Equal pay for equal play

Female athletes should be paid equal to their male counterparts

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 5, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Tobacco 21 tackles toxic nicotine epidemic among teens

New law effectively prevents anyone under 21 from getting their hands on tobacco products, but increased reinforcement is necessary

Joy Xu

Nov. 4, 2019, 7:42 a.m.

Active shooter drills are not a step in the right direction

The sensitivity of mass shootings renders the new lockdown largely ineffective

Shifra Dayak

Oct. 27, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Early AP registration misses the mark

The College Board's new test policies inconvenience both staff and students


Lifestyle

Sophia Lucarelli

Nov. 20, 2019, 11:33 p.m.

Blazers take fashion inspiration from the world around them

Blazers put dedication into their fall outfits

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.


Features

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 11, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

New Blair media center staff member welcomed after filling vacancy

For the first few months of the school year, the media center was understaffed with only three faculty members. However, there is a new library staff member, Sandie Angulo Chen, starting just this month who will be helping out in the media center.

Yuri Kim

Dec. 11, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

@mbhs4 leads in representing Blazer voices and action

Senior Jennifer Ren scans the hallways to take pictures of Jibbitz-clad Crocs during Spirit Week, scrolls through Twitter and Instagram to advertise the latest Chipotle club fundraiser, and opens up discussion for High School Nation's last minute switch-up.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Dec. 8, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Blair handball's county championship win was more than just a county title

MCPS is the only county in the nation that acknowledges handball as a varsity corollary sport

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 5, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

How Blazers would spend an extra hour of the day

What Blair students envision doing if they had more time

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 3, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

"Chat and Chew" cooks up healthy recipes for Manna pantry participants

How the Silver Spring Methodist Church’s food distribution program operates

Boaz Yoo

Nov. 28, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Harvesting Blair's unique Thanksgiving traditions

How Blazers are celebrating this Thanksgiving season


Entertainment

Joy Xu

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

SCO Yummy: Spotlight on international holiday dishes

From timeless classics to innovative mash-ups, Blazers look forward to some delightful treats this holiday season

Andrew Gelman

Dec. 10, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

It's for real: Why the Popeyes chicken sandwich is worth the hype

A close examination of the newest fast-food craze.

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 3, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

"Frozen 2" thaws out compared to its predecessor

While "Frozen 2" is an enjoyable continuation of the first movie, it is not as good as its predecessor.

Billy Scott

Dec. 3, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

Hip Hop Fish and Chicken opens first MoCo location

Montgomery County is getting its first Hip Hop Fish and Chicken restaurant at the Briggs Chaney Center

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Dec. 3, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

"Knives Out" is a cutting edge classic

The entertainment industry has seen its fair share of whodunnit stories, but none have been quite like “Knives Out.”

Joy Xu

Nov. 21, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Is Disney+ really that magical?

With the release of Disney+, a new on-demand streaming service created by the Walt Disney Company this last Tuesday, the television industry is set to change forever.


Sports

Shruti Chauhan Yuri Kim

Dec. 12, 2019, 11:28 p.m.

Blair varsity girls’ basketball defeats Wootton

Blazers beat Patriots 61-51

Alex Russ

Dec. 10, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Fantasy football playoff preview

Discussing the best ways to improve your fantasy squad before the playoffs

Boaz Yoo

Dec. 9, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Blair boys' basketball loses to Thomas Stone

The Blazers lose 68-62 to the Cougars

Nathalie Molina

Dec. 9, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Gallery: Basketball Season Opener

Blair's Boys varsity basketball play Thomas Stone High School for their first home game of the season.

Isabelle Megosh

Nov. 13, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Gallery: Blair Football vs Damascus Senior Night

Blair takes on Damascus for football, cheer, and pom's senior nights.

Billy Scott

Nov. 11, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Is it time to have robot umpires in the MLB?

After several controversial calls in the 2019 World Series, support for robot umpires has risen


Blogs

Vivian Li

Dec. 8, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Top picks for sustainable holiday gifting

Between 38,000 miles of ribbon, and $11 billion worth of packing material, the amount of trash produced in the U.S. increases by roughly 25 percent during the holiday season. This year, choose to give the gift of sustainability to your friends and family.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Nov. 27, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

What are Blazers thankful for?

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Blair students have lots to be grateful for this year

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 20, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Thanksgiving songs are the fruitcake of music

The obscure Thanksgiving genre is the reason people hop to Christmas music right after Halloween.

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Oct. 15, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

2020 vision for the Class of 2023

The seniors' suggestions and guidelines for navigating high school

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.


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

Isabelle Megosh

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Jordan McAuliff Rocks the Boat on the Climate Crisis

Junior Jordan McAuliff took a stand and slept on a boat for the week to show her commitment to the climate movement.

Sujay Swain

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Video: SCO Video's Metro Website Update

Thinking about public transportation? Learn about updates to the Metro Website and more. Part 1 of 2.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Dec. 11, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Adopt don't shop: how to help animal shelters thrive

Why people choose to adopt or volunteer for shelters, paired with photos from an adoption event.

Lillian Wall, Samuel Schulman, Sujay Swain, Laura Tudge

Nov. 21, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Video: One Lunch

Take a look into Blair's new One Lunch, new to Blair this year.

Lillian Wall Laura Tudge

Nov. 8, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Video: Montgomery Blair High School Turns 85 Years Old!

On Saturday, November 1st, Blair hosted an Alumni Reunion event in celebration of Blair turning 85.

Samuel Schulman

Nov. 5, 2019, 1:31 p.m.

Video: What is High School Nation?

In this video SCO dives into the pros and cons of the recent High School Nation event at Blair.


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