News

Sneha Ojha

Dec. 9, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Blair graduation tentatively set for June 7

Blair sets unofficial graduation date

Rebecca Wessel Oreet Zimand

Dec. 6, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

Students evacuated due to bomb threat

Students left the building at 1:07 p.m. after a fire alarm went off

Sam Kulp

Dec. 3, 2018, 9:13 a.m.

Grades are on the rise in MCPS

New study shows that A's are rising while D's are dropping

Mahnaz Habib

Dec. 3, 2018, 8:07 a.m.

Changes proposed to the upcoming MCPS calendar

MCPS develops an innovative 2019-2020 school calendar

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 1, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Blair Quiz Bowl team wins Centennial Tournament

All three entered teams qualify for PACE nationals

Shifra Dayak

Dec. 1, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Blair students make onigiri for a cause

Japanese teacher Yoko Zoll hosted an event as part of Onigiri Action


Opinions

Shifra Dayak

Dec. 12, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

Leaders in sustainability

MCPS and Blair's sustainability initiatives are a step in the right direction

Sophia Lucarelli

Nov. 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.

Stop celebrating Columbus Day and start celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

Columbus Day is an excuse to celebrate a white man’s murderous onslaught when we could be mourning the lives he took

Emmy Song

Oct. 15, 2018, 9:08 a.m.

Student safety demands change in Maryland sexual abuse policies

Criminal penalties are necessary to hold mandated reporters of sexual abuse accountable in Maryland

Rebecca Wessel

Sept. 19, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

MCPS: Not Lead-ing the way

The level of action for lead in water in MCPS must be lowered to prevent lead poisoning.

Sam Kulp

Sept. 17, 2018, 12:58 a.m.

College football has a problem and it's bigger than UMD

Jordan McNair's death raises questions about the handling of college athletes throughout the NCAA.

Shifra Dayak

Sept. 3, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Dear teachers, stop sucking the fun out of summer

Summer reading assignments should cater to all students' strengths and interests


Lifestyle

Audrey Haverland Leo Blain

Dec. 2, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Gallery: The glamours of Glenstone: Gallery

A glimpse into the artistic works at Glenstone Museum’s newly completed expansion

Arthi Thyagarajan

Dec. 2, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

The glamors of Glenstone

A glimpse into the artistic works at Glenstone Museum’s newly completed expansion

Alex Russ

Dec. 1, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

"Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" brings magic to the theatres

After a two-year wait the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" has finally arrived

Jasmine Ali

Dec. 1, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

First Man: The "first" good movie about Armstrong in a while

Damien Chazelle combines both human and thematic elements of the race to space

Absa Fall

Dec. 1, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

How The Grinch stole my heart

A sweet Christmas movie filled with messages of harmony

Sam Kulp

Oct. 15, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Q&A with Claudia Canales

Canales, the Latino Community Liaison for Montgomery County


Blair Connection

Shifra Dayak

Nov. 22, 2018, 12:54 a.m.

A frontrunner with a foil

Fencer Justin Haddad uses his years of fencing experience to create positive change

Alex Russ

Oct. 28, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

From Vietnam to ESOL to Honors English

Long Lam immigrated from Vietnam and had to adjust to school in the United States

Absa Fall

Oct. 15, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

The Kennedy Center's star

Valentina Simon performed the Nutcracker Ballet

Nene Narh-Mensah

Oct. 15, 2018, 8:14 a.m.

Time well spent

A retiring staff member looks back at her time at Blair

Reethi Padmanabhan

Oct. 10, 2018, 8:34 a.m.

Passion, purpose and acceptance

"I always tell people; be yourself. Anything else is uncivilized."

Sam Kulp

Sept. 27, 2018, 7:26 p.m.

On perseverance and strength

Medhanit Desta is the only girl on the JV football team but doesn't let that phase her


Sports

Andrew Gelman

Dec. 1, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Blair creams Clarksburg

Blair wins 41-17 after a big second half

Sam Kulp

Nov. 12, 2018, 10:48 a.m.

Team handball loses in the county championships

Blair falls after giving up a three-point lead

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Nov. 8, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

Gallery: Boys Soccer Senior Night

Blair takes on Wheaton as the boys varsity soccer teams honors its seniors.

Leo Blain

Oct. 24, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Gallery: Blair Football v. Clarksburg - 10/19/18

Blair demolishes Clarksburg's playoff hopes in a brutal win at home.

Alex Russ

Oct. 23, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Girls' varsity soccer takes home the division title

Blazers win their division for the third year in a row

Andrew Gelman, Eric Feigen, Noah Stern, Arthi Thyagarajan

Oct. 12, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

NFL Predictions: Week 5

Read SCOs predictions here!


Blogs

Nene Narh-Mensah Sneha Ojha

Dec. 5, 2018, 8 a.m.

Acing your college interview

Silver Chips Online's guide on how to ace your college interview

Emmy Song

Nov. 25, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

A guide to November's new music releases

From Ariana Grande to Takeoff, November is a month with music to remember

Sophia Lucarelli

Oct. 19, 2018, 8:05 a.m.

I am the only girl on the wrestling team

The trials and triumphs of a girl on an all-boys team

Sneha Ojha

Oct. 2, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Everything you need to know before getting ready for college application season

Seven things you must complete before applying to colleges

Sam Kulp

Sept. 3, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

The MLB is striking out with young viewers

Baseball is becoming less popular among younger fans.

Nene Narh-Mensah

Feb. 22, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Celebrate good times, come on!

How to celebrate Black History Month


Technology

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

Sneha Ojha

Jan. 24, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Is your iPhone getting slower?

Apple recently confirmed a long-held suspicion that they are slowing down older generations of iPhones in new software updates.

Sneha Ojha

Oct. 24, 2017, 7:57 p.m.

Faster than the speed of light? Nope, but close

The BFRs were initially proposed as a vehicle that could be used to make the journey to Mars. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, proposes using these BFRs for travel at home as well as in space travel. BFRs are bigger than any rocket SpaceX has built.


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

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!

Catherine Lo

Oct. 16, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Photo: Ernie G.

Empowerment comedian Ernie G. speaks to Blazers during an assembly.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Oct. 15, 2018, 8:13 a.m.

Photo: Ilene Catzva

Not much has changed about Catzva since then, but one thing is for certain: she has positively impacted many lives.

Catherine Lo

Oct. 14, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Photo: Hispanic Art Exhibit 2018

"Galatea of the Spheres" and "The Persistence of Memory" were two of Dali's paintings displayed in the exhibit.

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.