Latest

Shruti Chauhan, Rajit Mukhopadhyay, Samuel Schulman, Sujay Swain

July 10, 2020, 2:28 p.m.

A toast to the Class of 98

Blair alumni and singer Eric Hutchinson dedicates 90s style alternative album to his high school experience

Katalina Li

July 9, 2020, 3:38 p.m.

Number of COVID-19 cases rise nationally over Fourth of July weekend

Montgomery County residents stay home while celebrating and minimal increase in new cases within county

Adiba Chowdhury

June 30, 2020, 8:01 p.m.

Letter to Blair Admin from a Class of 2020 alum

A call to change the underlying issues at Blair.

Rina Haimson

June 29, 2020, 6:19 p.m.

"Love, Victor" is a victory for LGBTQ+ youth

The new Hulu series brings much needed diversity to the coming out story

Emmy Song

June 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m.

A letter to the Class of 2020

Some lasting thoughts of a graduating senior

Nolan Wick

June 28, 2020, 8:33 p.m.

NBA and NHL approve plans to return to play after COVID-19 shutdown

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) each approved plans to resume play later this summer

News

Katalina Li

July 9, 2020, 3:38 p.m.

Number of COVID-19 cases rise nationally over Fourth of July weekend

Montgomery County residents stay home while celebrating and minimal increase in new cases within county

Jasmine Ali

June 3, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

Blair cap and gown distribution held from May 26 to May 29

How seniors collected their caps and gowns and returned materials that belong to the school

Sophia Lucarelli

May 8, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

Online security is in question after Zoom incident

Einstein student displayed a gun during an online class session

Joy Xu

April 28, 2020, 1:40 p.m.

Montgomery County opens first drive-thru COVID-19 testing site

White Oak and other testing sites to test 100 patients a day

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

April 27, 2020, 11:47 a.m.

Smobcast: An exclusive interview with the two candidates for the upcoming Student Member of the Board election

The two candidates for this year's election are Richard Montgomery junior Nick Asante and Magruder junior Vicky Kidder.

Mercedes Pierce

April 20, 2020, 1:46 p.m.

How schools provide to students during the coronavirus closure

MCPS continues to provide support and education to the community through the COVID-19 pandemic


Opinions

Lucie Peyrebrune

June 25, 2020, 3:48 p.m.

COVID-19 exposes flaws in the American healthcare system; it's up to us to fix them

The U.S. must take a leaf out of other developed countries' books and switch to universal healthcare

Billy Scott

June 18, 2020, 8:56 p.m.

Rallies for reopening businesses are detrimental and dangerous

Reopening rallies put all protesters and non-protestors at risk and aren't anywhere near worth the risk of human lives

Lucie Peyrebrune

April 17, 2020, 2:27 p.m.

MCPS must not switch to a pass/fail grading system amid COVID-19 crisis

A pass/fail system unfairly rewards students for doing the bare minimum

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


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

Joy Xu

June 26, 2020, 1:58 p.m.

“Say his name! No justice! No peace!”

Nationwide protests call for immediate tangible change

Yuri Kim

June 25, 2020, 1:32 p.m.

The LGBTQ+ community gains school curriculum representation

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) becomes one of the first school systems in the nation to approve of an LGBTQ+ studies course for its high school students.

Sophia Lucarelli

June 19, 2020, 10:48 a.m.

Blazers' response to the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery

In the afternoon of Feb. 23., Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when two residents of the neighborhood, Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, presumed that Arbery resembled the suspect for the recent break-ins occurring in their neighborhood. They hunted him in their car, claimed that he attacked them, and shot him twice, killing him almost instantly.

Shifra Dayak

May 3, 2020, 12:26 a.m.

Sanders' campaign suspension leaves teens conflicted

Recent events led to conflict among progressives, the Democratic Party and more

Yuri Kim

April 29, 2020, 9:22 p.m.

A homemade alternative for preventing transmission

From reusing old materials to printing FDA approved designs, Blazers make face coverings for the COVID pandemic

Yuri Kim

April 2, 2020, 9:31 p.m.

School is still in session

Middle school teachers "strongly suggest" that students continue their work during the COVID-19 break


Entertainment

Shruti Chauhan, Rajit Mukhopadhyay, Samuel Schulman, Sujay Swain

July 10, 2020, 2:28 p.m.

A toast to the Class of 98

Blair alumni and singer Eric Hutchinson dedicates 90s style alternative album to his high school experience

Rina Haimson

June 29, 2020, 6:19 p.m.

"Love, Victor" is a victory for LGBTQ+ youth

The new Hulu series brings much needed diversity to the coming out story

Shifra Dayak

May 25, 2020, 3:01 p.m.

"Never Have I Ever" been this impressed by a Netflix original

The show is a touching and comedic milestone for South Asian representation

Shruti Chauhan

May 17, 2020, 5:06 p.m.

SCO Yummy: Quarantine Edition

All the recipes you should try out while in isolation

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?


Sports

Nolan Wick

June 28, 2020, 8:33 p.m.

NBA and NHL approve plans to return to play after COVID-19 shutdown

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) each approved plans to resume play later this summer

Billy Scott

May 9, 2020, 7:26 p.m.

How do professional sports leagues plan on finishing the current season?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, sports leagues have been halted and the future is unknown

Billy Scott

May 8, 2020, 7:20 p.m.

How the cancellation of spring sports affects student athletes

Missing out on the school or club seasons could mean a missed opportunity for most players

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


Blogs

Emmy Song

June 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m.

A letter to the Class of 2020

Some lasting thoughts of a graduating senior

Yuri Kim

May 18, 2020, 4:07 p.m.

Getting over the quarantine blues

Activities that make being alone less lonely

Shruti Chauhan

May 17, 2020, 5:24 p.m.

The environmental impact of COVID-19 rests on our shoulders

Will our dramatic lifestyle changes have a prolonged influence on the world’s climate?

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


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

Audrey Haverland

June 11, 2020, 6:01 p.m.

Gallery: Walk For Justice

Community members gathered at Montgomery Blair High School June 5th to participate in a peaceful walk from Blair to Veterans Plaza in honor of George Floyd and the countless others who were victims of police brutality.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

June 9, 2020, 7:22 p.m.

Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protests in D.C.

This gallery covers the Black Lives Matter Protest in D.C. on Saturday, June 6th, 2020.

Audrey Haverland

April 24, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

Gallery: DC During Quarantine

As Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the country, we took a look at the once busy tourist sites in DC and how the novel corona virus impacted our nations capitol.

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.