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Audrey Haverland

April 12, 2021, 3:16 p.m.

Gallery: March for Justice: 5 yr Old Assaulted by MoCo Police

People gather at East Silver Spring Elementary school - the school where a 5 year old was physically and verbally assaulted by Montgomery County Police after they were called on him for wandering off of school grounds. Community members and others involved in the protest marched from the school to Downtown Silver Spring to demand justice for the child and hold Montgomery County Police and Schools accountable. This incident occurred back in January of 2020, and the body cam footage was only just released to the public. You can find the list of community demands at bit.ly/SignOnSSJC

Andrew Gelman

April 10, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

Off-duty police officer kills two in Takoma Park

Suspect has been arrested and charged with murder

Mollie Block Audrey Haverland

March 30, 2021, 10:05 a.m.

Gallery: A Look into a Montgomery County Vaccination Clinic

With vaccine rollout increasing, many people eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine in Montgomery County travel to the White Oak Recreation center - one of the many MoCo vaccination clinics. This is a quick look into the process of getting a vaccine and how a typical vaccination clinic runs.

Katalina Li

March 27, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

NASA’s‌ ‌Perseverance‌ ‌rover‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌testament‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌perseverance‌ ‌of‌ ‌scientists‌

Following the rover’s landing last month, the astrobiological project continues on its way as planned

Kai Jenkins

March 25, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

Gallery: Social Distancing signs in the DC area

Covid-19 has changed so many things, but one of the most common things are how businesses and restaurants have changed. Business, restaurants and stores have put up signs everywhere to let their costumers know about their Covid-19 rules.

Lucie Peyrebrune

March 24, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

Blair varsity football scrimmage cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test

The test result is just one of many released by MCPS over the past weeks

News

Andrew Gelman

April 10, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

Off-duty police officer kills two in Takoma Park

Suspect has been arrested and charged with murder

Katalina Li

March 27, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

NASA’s‌ ‌Perseverance‌ ‌rover‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌testament‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌perseverance‌ ‌of‌ ‌scientists‌

Following the rover’s landing last month, the astrobiological project continues on its way as planned

Lucie Peyrebrune

March 24, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

Blair varsity football scrimmage cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test

The test result is just one of many released by MCPS over the past weeks

Rajit Mukhopadhyay Lucie Peyrebrune

Feb. 9, 2021, 5:57 p.m.

MCPS set to return to in-person learning March 1

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to start the phase-in to return to schools

Luke Sanelli Anika Seth with Marijke Friedman, Leila Faraday

Feb. 3, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

Q&A with Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith

On Feb. 3, Silver Chips Print and Silver Chips Online spoke with outgoing MCPS superintendent Jack Smith about his impact as an educator, ongoing COVID-19 recovery plans, and what's next for the school district. Read the full Q&A here.

Medhanit Desta

Jan. 27, 2021, 7:01 p.m.

The race behind the COVID-19 vaccine

As a new deadly strain of the coronavirus breaks out, the U.S. rushes to distribute the vaccine in time


Opinions

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

Tharindi Jayatilake

Jan. 11, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

Online school needs to be improved

What Blair students and teachers think about online school so far.

Luke Sanelli

Dec. 24, 2020, 11:53 p.m.

Why “Die Hard” is the best Christmas movie

The 1988 classic is the only movie to truly encapsulate the Christmas spirit.

Tharindi Jayatilake

Nov. 3, 2020, 3:09 p.m.

Student privacy proves to be important during virtual learning

How serious are the privacy issues with online school?

Myles Feingold-Black

Oct. 22, 2020, 9:45 a.m.

Breathing Space

MCPS should allow in-person fall sports practices for the remainder of the first semester

Luke Sanelli

Oct. 10, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

Opinion: Is Batman good for Gotham?

Is dressing up in tights really the most effective way to keep Gotham City safe?


Lifestyle

Lucie Peyrebrune

April 21, 2020, 12:07 p.m.

Religious students making the most out of a global crisis

From Zoom Seders to virtual masses, religious families and organizations are getting creative when it comes to worshipping from home

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.


Features

Myles Feingold-Black

March 12, 2021, 11:05 a.m.

Punching through the pandemic

What it's like to take karate classes during the pandemic

Isabel Corvington

Feb. 25, 2021, 10:20 a.m.

Blazer’s hopes for a new chapter in the United States

Blazers are hopeful for the new administration, and have different ideas for what the Biden administration should prioritize through their policies

Isabel Corvington

Feb. 19, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

Blair students demonstrate resilience

Blazers have made accomplishments in a variety of fields despite the COVID-19 pandemic

Joy Xu with Lilia Wong

Feb. 13, 2021, 5:03 p.m.

Blair remembers Tommy Raskin

Teachers, alumni, and friends reflect on the 25-year-old’s legacy

Isabel Corvington

Jan. 13, 2021, 10:31 a.m.

How the Blair community feels about reopening schools

Blair students and parents’ opinions on the MCPS reopening plan, who should go back to school first and how online learning is affecting them

Tharindi Jayatilake

Jan. 11, 2021, 4:02 p.m.

Virtual college visits: A whole new process

Despite COVID-19, seniors continue to "visit" colleges


Entertainment

Myles Feingold-Black

March 18, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

"The History of Minstrelsy"

Sankofa's first episode is finally here, and it was definitely worth the wait

Rina Haimson

March 7, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

"Raya and the Last Dragon" brings a ray of hope

This emotional Disney film will bring a tear and a smile to the most hardened movie watchers, as it promises that a better world can be possible

Katalina Li

Feb. 25, 2021, 11:17 a.m.

“drivers license,” “Skin,” and “Lie Lie Lie” - what’s the connection?

A deep dive into the songs, the artists, and all of the in-betweens.

Luke Sanelli

Feb. 8, 2021, 1:13 p.m.

“Malcolm & Marie” is “Moody & Masterful”

John David Washington and Zendaya shine in Netflix’s latest original written and directed by Sam Levinson

Shruti Chauhan

Dec. 6, 2020, 1:25 p.m.

The good, bad, and ugly of pandemic TV

After abrupt endings and a long hiatus, network shows are slowly returning with a spectrum of insights on this year’s whirlwind of events.

Eli Minicozzi Emma Weinstein

Nov. 17, 2020, 7:03 p.m.

Video: Business Unusual - Movies During COVID-19

What has Hollywood been doing to work around the coronavirus?


Sports

Luke Sanelli

Jan. 28, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

Cleveland “Indians” baseball team to drop its name

Blazers react to the vow to change one of Major League Baseball’s most controversial names

Billy Scott

Jan. 24, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

Washington Football Team season review: is there hope for the future?

With quite the roller coaster of a season, the young WFT shows lots of promise for years to come

Nolan Wick

Jan. 15, 2021, 1:58 p.m.

Once "lucky to be alive" after injury, Alex Smith's comeback is miraculous

On a rainy Sunday afternoon at Fedex Field, a man wearing a burgundy uniform with number 11 on the back trotted onto the field for the first time in nearly 2 years

Nolan Wick

Jan. 15, 2021, 1:52 p.m.

Should fans be allowed at professional sporting events?

Cheering on a team or player from the stands at a professional sporting event is an American pastime. However, the dangers of Covid-19 have prevented fans from doing that for most of 2020

Tharindi Jayatilake

Dec. 29, 2020, 4:09 p.m.

The Ravens' 40-14 win leads them to the playoffs

The Ravens beat the Jaguars for a third win.

Myles Feingold-Black

Dec. 5, 2020, 10:31 a.m.

COVID-19 has affected students' ability to participate in team sports

The recent spike in cases has made it more challenging for students to meet up with teammates


Blogs

Myles Feingold-Black

Jan. 26, 2021, 4:15 p.m.

Should You Download Strava?

The social media app for runners and cyclists has grown in popularity during the pandemic, but will it benefit your workouts?

Shruti Chauhan

Dec. 9, 2020, 2:33 p.m.

Online learning gadgets for your holiday wishlist

A variety of tools to help (or at least entertain) you in this virtual climate.

Rina Haimson

Oct. 30, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

Halloween this year will be tricky, but there will be plenty of treats to find

Despite the pandemic cancelling most in-person gatherings, there are still many ways to celebrate

Katalina Li

Oct. 18, 2020, 6:26 p.m.

How To: Protect your eyes and body during online school

A SCO guide on alleviating aches and pains from sitting in front of a screen all day

Myles Feingold-Black

Sept. 19, 2020, 1:07 p.m.

Let's Talk About Pronouns

How to make your classmates and teachers feel welcome during online classes

Rina Haimson

Sept. 3, 2020, 10:15 a.m.

Tuning in to the world

How musical artists are connecting with fans and helping others during the lockdown


Technology

Tharindi Jayatilake

Oct. 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m.

Everything you need to know about iOS 14

With the new Apple update comes customization and more freedom for an iPhone layout

Sujay Swain

Oct. 9, 2020, 9:44 a.m.

Video: The Good, The Bad, and The Home Defense Drone - Summer Tech Roundup

July, August, and September saw a blitz of new tech releases from major brands, and Sujay is here to break it all down.

Joy Xu

Jan. 21, 2020, 8:10 a.m.

Apple, Amazon and Google form a surprising partnership?

Welcome to the new tech update for 2020!

Shruti Chauhan

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

Frantic frenzy over AirPods

Are the new AirPod Pros worth it?

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


Media

Audrey Haverland

April 12, 2021, 3:16 p.m.

Gallery: March for Justice: 5 yr Old Assaulted by MoCo Police

People gather at East Silver Spring Elementary school - the school where a 5 year old was physically and verbally assaulted by Montgomery County Police after they were called on him for wandering off of school grounds. Community members and others involved in the protest marched from the school to Downtown Silver Spring to demand justice for the child and hold Montgomery County Police and Schools accountable. This incident occurred back in January of 2020, and the body cam footage was only just released to the public. You can find the list of community demands at bit.ly/SignOnSSJC

Mollie Block Audrey Haverland

March 30, 2021, 10:05 a.m.

Gallery: A Look into a Montgomery County Vaccination Clinic

With vaccine rollout increasing, many people eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine in Montgomery County travel to the White Oak Recreation center - one of the many MoCo vaccination clinics. This is a quick look into the process of getting a vaccine and how a typical vaccination clinic runs.

Kai Jenkins

March 25, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

Gallery: Social Distancing signs in the DC area

Covid-19 has changed so many things, but one of the most common things are how businesses and restaurants have changed. Business, restaurants and stores have put up signs everywhere to let their costumers know about their Covid-19 rules.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins Isabelle Megosh

March 16, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

Gallery: What have Blair Artists Created During Quarantine? Part 2

Shashi Arnold and Angela Tu are two Blair artists working on publications that have taken advantage of their free time to create new art pieces during quarantine.

Abby Yokoyama

Feb. 26, 2021, 12:53 p.m.

Gallery: Black History Month: Memorials and Monuments Around DC

Here are just a few memorials and monuments in the DC area paying tribute to African-Americans and all they have done for the country.

Audrey Haverland

Feb. 18, 2021, 10:19 p.m.

Gallery: Snow in Silver Spring

Silver Spring was once again hit with a wintery mix this past week. The snow that was predicted turned into sleet, covering Silver Spring in a sheet of slush and ice.


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.