BREAKING: Schools remain closed until Apr. 24 as positive coronavirus cases increase in Maryland

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Samuel Schulman

March 22, 2020, 9:42 p.m.

Video: Feeling the Pulse - COVID-19 Closures

The Friday before a 2-week (or longer) school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCO Video decided to ask some blazers how they felt about the situation.

Lintaro Donovan

March 20, 2020, 10:18 p.m.

SCO guest author Lintaro Donovan: Representative Raskin, protect our nonprofits!

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to wipe out our community’s safety net.

Shruti Chauhan

March 20, 2020, 6:43 p.m.

COVID-19 pushes AP testing online

The College Board decided to administer online exams amid school closures

Joy Xu

March 18, 2020, 6:32 p.m.

COVID-19 forces school work to come to a halt

With the recent school closing, all educational instruction has stopped

Shifra Dayak

March 15, 2020, 5:16 p.m.

COVID-19 closure potentially disrupts end-of-year schedule

The future of senior activities is unknown right now

Lillian Wall

March 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Video: Investigating the New BeWell 365 Initiative

SCO Video investigates this new MCPS Initiative.

News

Shruti Chauhan

March 20, 2020, 6:43 p.m.

COVID-19 pushes AP testing online

The College Board decided to administer online exams amid school closures

Joy Xu

March 18, 2020, 6:32 p.m.

COVID-19 forces school work to come to a halt

With the recent school closing, all educational instruction has stopped

Shifra Dayak

March 15, 2020, 5:16 p.m.

COVID-19 closure potentially disrupts end-of-year schedule

The future of senior activities is unknown right now

Sam Kulp Emmy Song

March 5, 2020, 9:15 p.m.

BREAKING: Schools remain closed until Apr. 24 as positive coronavirus cases increase in Maryland

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Mar. 16 to Apr. 24

Billy Scott

Feb. 19, 2020, 1:12 a.m.

Blair alum and legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten passes away at 88

Wootten is just one of five high school basketball coaches in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Shifra Dayak

Feb. 12, 2020, 7:56 a.m.

County Council moves to repeal mandatory bike registration

The proposed changes aim to prevent selective enforcement and increase equity


Opinions

Lintaro Donovan

March 20, 2020, 10:18 p.m.

SCO guest author Lintaro Donovan: Representative Raskin, protect our nonprofits!

The COVID-19 crisis threatens to wipe out our community’s safety net.

Yuri Kim

March 6, 2020, 12:04 a.m.

Social media activism can do more harm than good

While reposting information is an easy way to express support and awareness for global issues, let us consider its efficacy and credibility

Mercedes Pierce

Feb. 16, 2020, 12:23 a.m.

Proposal for two-ply toilet paper should be flushed away

Montgomery County Board of Education has to decide whether to leave room for better toilet paper in the 2021 budget

Joy Xu

Jan. 15, 2020, 1:40 p.m.

Bigger than biology?

In high school teams, transgender athletes should not be an issue

Vivian Li

Dec. 31, 2019, 12:09 a.m.

CON: Economically and ecologically, holiday gifting is nothing to celebrate

Gifting is a reflex that loses money and gains waste

Shruti Chauhan

Dec. 31, 2019, 12:05 a.m.

PRO: Emotionally, the tradition of holiday gifting is irreplaceable

A stack of cash is neither a show of thoughtfulness nor a spirited effort


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

Joy Xu

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:38 a.m.

Building up a whole different world

Teachers take up side jobs ranging from starting businesses to waiting tables

Joy Xu

Feb. 19, 2020, 9:04 a.m.

Marching into the opportunity of a lifetime

Sophomore Ethan Shoham lands a spot with a nationally-acclaimed touring group

Lucie Peyrebrune

Feb. 19, 2020, 9 a.m.

Fridays for Future

Blair students participate in climate activism both in and out of school.

Jasmine Ali

Feb. 19, 2020, 1:04 a.m.

Blair's new National Society of Black Engineers chapter helps members find opportunities to excel

How the club helps people find ways to make connections in the STEM field

Jasmine Ali

Feb. 12, 2020, 11:47 a.m.

Girl Up prepares for talent show

The club hopes to highlight unconventional Blazer talents during the event

Jasmine Ali

Feb. 10, 2020, 6:36 p.m.

Jordan McAuliff anchorages climate activism living on a boat

How McAuliff braved the winter cold during her week-long protest


Entertainment

Vivian Li Shifra Dayak

Feb. 12, 2020, 8:34 p.m.

The Goodcast Episode 5: Whenever You're Ready

Our thoughts on the Soul Squad's final hurrah

Vivian Li Shifra Dayak

Jan. 30, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

The Goodcast Episode 4: "Patty"

The gang is finally in the Good Place — what's next?

Mercedes Pierce

Jan. 30, 2020, 9:03 a.m.

Americans need to overcome subtitles

International film has been highly undervalued in the U.S. but that might be changing

Shruti Chauhan

Jan. 25, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

Selena Gomez is Rare

The singer’s third album is a refreshing reflection of her last four years

Vivian Li Shifra Dayak

Jan. 20, 2020, 12:12 p.m.

The Goodcast Episode 3: Mondays, Am I Right?

Hello there, fellow Good Place Geeks, and welcome to episode 3 of the Goodcast! We're Vivian and Shifra, and we're here to tell you all about Chapter 50 of the Good Place on NBC, titled "Mondays, Am I Right?"

Vivian Li Shifra Dayak

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:52 p.m.

The Goodcast Episode 2: You've Changed, Man

Tune into Episode 2 of the Goodcast to hear our thoughts on the highlights of the most recent episode, “You’ve Changed, Man.”


Sports

Shruti Chauhan

March 7, 2020, 9:20 p.m.

Blair varsity girls' basketball beats Springbrook in playoffs

The Blazers start playoffs strong with a 53-41 victory over the Blue Devils

Mercedes Pierce

March 2, 2020, 9:51 p.m.

Blair takes a close victory over Whitman

The Blazers bounced back from a rough streak to beat the Vikings in a nail-biting last regular-season game

Billy Scott

March 2, 2020, 9:48 p.m.

Blair junior guard Alfred Worrell hits 1,000 varsity career points

Worrell becomes the first Blair player since Brian Magner in the 1970s to reach 1,000 varsity career points

Andrew Gelman

Feb. 28, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

The Pro Bowl stinks… so why hasn't the NFL changed it?

Football's epic all-star game is not that great

Yuri Kim

Feb. 27, 2020, 10:18 p.m.

Blair varsity girls’ basketball defeated by Whitman

The Blazers lose to the Vikings by a score of 50-45

Shruti Chauhan

Feb. 24, 2020, 1:03 p.m.

Blair varsity girls’ basketball wins against Northwest on senior night

The Blazers beat the Jaguars by a score of 56-27


Blogs

Yuri Kim

Feb. 11, 2020, 5:31 p.m.

SCO Yummy: Lunar New Year specials

Step aside Ratatouille, dishes from the Lunar Year of the Rat are coming through

Shifra Dayak

Jan. 21, 2020, 8:07 a.m.

How to finally create a "new you" in the new year

SCO's guide to building good habits in 2020

Yuri Kim

Dec. 28, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Ride On Real Time finally displays real bus times

A web-based version of the Ride On Real Time app has accurate bus arrival times and replaces its flawed mobile app counterpart

Yuri Kim

Dec. 27, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

The deeper reason for this holiday season

A list of volunteer opportunities to brighten up the winter holidays

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


Technology

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

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


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

March 22, 2020, 9:42 p.m.

Video: Feeling the Pulse - COVID-19 Closures

The Friday before a 2-week (or longer) school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCO Video decided to ask some blazers how they felt about the situation.

Lillian Wall

March 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Video: Investigating the New BeWell 365 Initiative

SCO Video investigates this new MCPS Initiative.

Catherine Lo

Feb. 18, 2020, 10:34 p.m.

Gallery: Sankofa 2020

In celebration of African American History Month, this year's Sankofa production presents history through art and family reunion.

Samuel Schulman

Feb. 11, 2020, 1:14 p.m.

Video: Cut Too Short: The Superbowl Signing Situation

Did you know that the super bowl broadcast cut off the sign language performer during the pregame songs? Did you even know there was a sign language performer? In this video SCO takes a look at what exactly happened last Sunday, the reaction of the deaf community, and how we can do better in the future.

Lillian Wall Laura Tudge

Jan. 30, 2020, 1:48 p.m.

Video: MCPL Comic Con

Take a peek at Montgomery County Public Libaries' 4th Comic Convention!

Isabelle Megosh

Jan. 14, 2020, 11:49 p.m.

Gallery: Wreaths Across America

Volunteers gather at Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths on veterans' graves.