News

Billy Scott

Oct. 18, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Montgomery County Police Officer dies from self-inflicted injury

On Oct. 14 at around 8:49 a.m., Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba died from a self-inflicted wound in the parking garage at the corner of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Oct. 17, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

High School Nation hosts arts advocacy assembly at Blair

On Thursday, Oct. 10, High School Nation hosted an outdoor arts advocacy assembly in the Blair stadium. Students had the opportunity to visit tents run by the event's various sponsors, such as Hollister, Takis and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Yuri Kim

Oct. 15, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Students ride free on public buses with YouthCruiser SmarTrip card

Under the Kids Ride Free program, students can ride for free on RideOn and metro buses

Boaz Yoo

Oct. 15, 2019, 1:24 p.m.

Blair celebrates its 36 National Merit semi-finalists

On Sept. 13, Blair celebrated its 36 National Merit semi-finalists with a reception in the Career Center.

Shifra Dayak

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

Silento no longer headlining High School Nation event

The singer announced in his Instagram comments that he was not actually scheduled to perform at Blair

Yuri Kim

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Cameras installed on all MCPS school buses

An increasing number of bus law violations prompted this decision


Opinions

Sophia Lucarelli

Oct. 15, 2019, 7 p.m.

New dress code at Albert Einstein Highschool sparks controversy among students

Students concerned about bias in the dress code and its enforcement

Mercedes Pierce

Oct. 15, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

MCPS' new wellness initiative, while commendable, has its faults

The county’s initiative aims to address the mental and physical health of K-12 students

Lucie Peyrebrune

Oct. 14, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Sixty college credits is enough

MCPS' new policy on substitute teacher requirements will benefit all parties involved.

Shruti Chauhan

Oct. 1, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Buses seem overcrowded, but there are solutions

At the start of a school year, there are a million things Blazers anticipate, likely including classes, teachers, the new one lunch, or homework. But for some it’s high capacity buses that are at the top of their list of things to worry about.

Yuri Kim

Sept. 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

One lunch, many benefits

Blair's new lunch schedule solves logistical and academic problems

Lucie Peyrebrune

Aug. 31, 2019, 10:07 a.m.

The SAT is designed to benefit the rich

The College Board's attempts to address testing inequity haven't been enough.


Lifestyle

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.

Arthi Thyagarajan

Feb. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Seven fun ways to spend Valentine's Day if you're single

For those in love, Valentine's Day is a time to embrace your relationship and reflect on all the reasons why you love one another. But for some of us single people, there's no better holiday to get us bummed out about being alone. Even if you're not doing that great in the romance department this year, that doesn't mean you can't go out and enjoy yourself!


Features

Joy Xu

Oct. 17, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

College is not the only option for Blair students

After graduation, Blair students are not confined to just one career pathway.

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Oct. 15, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Wheaton library opens to positive reactions from the public

An overview of community reactions and what the future holds for the facility

Joy Xu

Oct. 14, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

A class that will interest all

Blair’s Entrepreneurship Academy provides some of the best learning opportunities in the nation

Vivian Li

Oct. 11, 2019, 9:18 a.m.

Part 3 of 3: Blair's 2019-2020 club premiere

An inside look at Blair's budding interest-based communities

Vivian Li

Oct. 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

Part 2 of 3: Blair's 2019-2020 club premiere

An inside look at Blair's budding service-based clubs

Vivian Li

Oct. 11, 2019, 9:09 a.m.

Part 1 of 3: Blair's 2019-2020 club premiere

An inside look at Blair's budding communities with STEM interests


Entertainment

Shifra Dayak

Sept. 24, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

"Downton Abbey" is a royal success

Fans of the British TV series "Downton Abbey" have been eagerly awaiting the film version's release since it was announced in July 2018 and they will be glad to know it doesn't disappoint.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Aug. 20, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Viewers will wish that "47 Meters Down" hadn't been "Uncaged"

Complete with clichéd dialogue, poorly-developed characters and a predictable plot, "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" is exactly what one would expect from a shark movie.

Vivian Li

Aug. 13, 2019, 9:50 a.m.

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a shower of boredom

The movie's narration by a dog falls short of successful

Shruti Chauhan

Aug. 12, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

Hobbs and Shaw prove to be both fast and furious

Step aside, Bonnie and Clyde… there’s a new dynamic duo in town. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) prove that there is no situation they cannot get out of in “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.”

Billy Scott

Aug. 12, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

"Brian Banks" is worth the bank

Tom Shadyac's directing causes a rollercoaster of emotions

Mercedes Pierce

July 30, 2019, 9:36 a.m.

“Once Upon a Time…” in Tarantino’s childhood

The classic Tarantino movie’s nuanced nostalgia may be lost on some


Sports

Billy Scott

Oct. 21, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Blair football takes down Kennedy in a nailbiter

On Oct. 19, the Blazers' varsity football team (4-3) defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers (2-5) by a score of 14-13 after being shut out in their last three games.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Oct. 10, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Blair girls' soccer beats Sherwood in critical conference game

The Blair Blazers (9-2) defeated the Sherwood Warriors (5-4) 3-0 on Monday, Oct. 7 in their second-to-last conference game of the season.

Audrey Haverland

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gallery: Homecoming Football Game: Blair v. Paintbranch

On September 27th, Blair Blazers faced Paint Branch at the homecoming football game.

Billy Scott

Oct. 7, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Blazer boys' basketball down two key players this season

Two players transferred from Blair to new schools this summer

Mercedes Pierce

Oct. 7, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Blair girls' field hockey shuts out Paint Branch in close game

The Blazers beat the Panthers 1-0 for their sixth straight win

Billy Scott

Oct. 7, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

Blair boys' soccer defeats Kennedy with late goal

The Blazers remain undefeated in conference play


Blogs

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.

Vivian Li

Aug. 18, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Audition season means promotion or pension for student musicians

Something's keeping student musicians at home, and it's not the sweltering summer heat

Yuri Kim

July 27, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

A trendy solution to staying organized

How students can create a personalized and more productive planner by bullet journaling

Joy Xu

July 15, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

What is the future of classical music?

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's recent financial struggles seem to reflect a decline in classical music interest.


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


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, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

May 3, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

Video: Teachers Weigh in on AP Exams

We went to some of Blair's AP teachers and asked them what students can do to best prepare themselves for testing this month.

Samuel Schulman, Laura Tudge, Lily Kirsch, Aline Marra

March 8, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

New from SCO video

Check out the new content from our video team: Green New Deal coverage, college apps, and more.

Isabelle Megosh

Feb. 22, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Gallery: The Fridge: Art Gallery in Southeast DC

The Fridge is a unique art gallery and music venue in Washington DC that focuses on street art and emerging local artists.

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!

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.