Latest

Jasmine Ali

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:19 a.m.

Hug a Tree club is cut down due to club members' busy schedules

The new club dissolved after only a few weeks but is planning to spring back in the next few months

Yuri Kim Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

Boundary analysis meeting at Blair

The Board of Education holds its fifth boundary analysis meeting in the SAC

Yuri Kim

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:01 a.m.

New electives for next school year

Information on the exciting classes available for students in the 2020-21 school year

Billy Scott

Jan. 23, 2020, 1:21 p.m.

Blair basketball teams win tournaments over winter break

The boys' team won the Boardwalk Classic and the girls' team won the Dave Griffith Memorial Shootout Tournament over winter break

Lucie Peyrebrune

Jan. 22, 2020, 7:45 a.m.

Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight releases new report on achievement gap

The gap in academic performance between White and Asian and minority students has not narrowed

Shruti Chauhan Yuri Kim

Jan. 22, 2020, 7:40 a.m.

Blair varsity girls’ basketball faces first home game loss against Paint Branch

The Blazers fall to the Panthers by a score of 45-39

News

Jasmine Ali

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:19 a.m.

Hug a Tree club is cut down due to club members' busy schedules

The new club dissolved after only a few weeks but is planning to spring back in the next few months

Yuri Kim Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:11 a.m.

Boundary analysis meeting at Blair

The Board of Education holds its fifth boundary analysis meeting in the SAC

Lucie Peyrebrune

Jan. 22, 2020, 7:45 a.m.

Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight releases new report on achievement gap

The gap in academic performance between White and Asian and minority students has not narrowed

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!

Mercedes Pierce

Jan. 14, 2020, 5:45 p.m.

Ready, Set, PrEP will provide free HIV-prevention pills

The new initiative gives uninsured Americans access to PrEp, aiming to end the HIV epidemic

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Jan. 13, 2020, 11:53 p.m.

Passing the wheel to MCPS for driver’s education

A new proposal drives for safety and general behind-the-wheel instruction


Opinions

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

Boaz Yoo

Dec. 25, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

The Naviance data breach: a lesson to MCPS

Because ethics went out the door

Sophia Lucarelli

Dec. 15, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

How the term “OK Boomer” is massively misunderstood

Older generations have been mocking younger generations for years. Fast forward to 2019 and young people have clapped back with the term “OK Boomer.”

Alex Russ

Nov. 22, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Should college athletes be allowed to make money off their name?

The NCAA made a new rule that will allow athletes to make money off their name, image and likeness starting in 2023. California was the first to pass this law, leading the NCAA in the right direction.


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

Yuri Kim

Jan. 24, 2020, 9:01 a.m.

New electives for next school year

Information on the exciting classes available for students in the 2020-21 school year

Lucie Peyrebrune

Jan. 3, 2020, 5:15 p.m.

Blair's Spotify Wrapped 2019

Silver Chips Online (SCO) surveyed Blazers about their favorite artists, genres and songs of 2019 and the decade, as well as how their taste in music has changed over the past ten years.

Yuri Kim

Jan. 3, 2020, 12:33 a.m.

Mission: Flying Bunnies

Blair's robotics team holds annual Bunny Bots event to bring teams together in the Chesapeake area

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Dec. 22, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Choreographing student success: Makeyda Soriano

Makeyda Soriano may be Blair’s new resource counselor, but to many students and alumni, she is an old friend.

Shifra Dayak

Dec. 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

From Karachi to the halls of Blair

Atique's busy schedule is similar to that of many other Blazers, but there is one difference — she is an exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan who is only at Blair for one year.

Billy Scott

Dec. 15, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

From Blair graduate to sports videographer: 2kforbes on his impact as both a person and public figure

The sports videographer draws huge crowds at local sporting events


Entertainment

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.”

Vivian Li Shifra Dayak

Jan. 9, 2020, 5:12 p.m.

The Goodcast Episode 1: "The Good Place" recapped

Hi everybody, and welcome to The Good Podcast. We're Shifra and Vivian, SCO's resident Good Place geeks, and we're here just in time for the show's final four episodes starting this Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC!

Shruti Chauhan

Jan. 3, 2020, 12:23 a.m.

Trends from the 2010s

Highlighting Blazer favorites from the decade

Joy Xu

Dec. 28, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

The biggest CATastrophe of the decade

“Cats” was everything we expected and worse. The addition of celebrities like James Corden and Taylor Swift sadly could not save the movie. If you want a film that will make you want to claw your eyes out, this is it. Otherwise, save the torture for another time.

Joy Xu

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

SCO Yummy: Spotlight on international holiday dishes

From timeless classics to innovative mash-ups, Blazers look forward to some delightful treats this holiday season


Sports

Billy Scott

Jan. 23, 2020, 1:21 p.m.

Blair basketball teams win tournaments over winter break

The boys' team won the Boardwalk Classic and the girls' team won the Dave Griffith Memorial Shootout Tournament over winter break

Shruti Chauhan Yuri Kim

Jan. 22, 2020, 7:40 a.m.

Blair varsity girls’ basketball faces first home game loss against Paint Branch

The Blazers fall to the Panthers by a score of 45-39

Vivian Li

Jan. 17, 2020, 10:34 a.m.

Blair varsity wrestling defeats Northwood

The Blazers (23-2) beat Northwood (0-23) 78-6

Boaz Yoo

Jan. 15, 2020, 9:51 p.m.

Blair boys' basketball brings home a victory against Kennedy

The Blazers won 78-66 against the Cavaliers

Boaz Yoo

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:50 p.m.

Blair boys' basketball defeats Sherwood

The Blazers win 84-75 against the Warriors

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Jan. 14, 2020, 1:59 p.m.

Blair splashes past Wootton Swim and Dive

On Sat. Jan. 11, Blair faced one of their toughest opponents in division two. The Blazers traded points with the Patriots, a team who shared their undefeated overall record, before ultimately defeating them 196.5 - 173.5


Blogs

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

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 20, 2019, 7:21 p.m.

Thanksgiving songs are the fruitcake of music

The obscure Thanksgiving genre is the reason people hop to Christmas music right after Halloween.


Technology

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

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


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

Isabelle Megosh

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Jordan McAuliff rocks the boat on the climate crisis

Junior Jordan McAuliff took a stand and slept on a boat for the week to show her commitment to the climate movement.

Sujay Swain

Dec. 13, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Video: SCO Video's metro website update

Thinking about public transportation? Learn about updates to the Metro Website and more. Part 1 of 2.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Dec. 11, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Adopt don't shop: how to help animal shelters thrive

Why people choose to adopt or volunteer for shelters, paired with photos from an adoption event.

Lillian Wall, Samuel Schulman, Sujay Swain, Laura Tudge

Nov. 21, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

Video: One Lunch

Take a look into Blair's new One Lunch, new to Blair this year.

Lillian Wall Laura Tudge

Nov. 8, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Video: Montgomery Blair High School Turns 85 Years Old!

On Saturday, November 1st, Blair hosted an Alumni Reunion event in celebration of Blair turning 85.

Samuel Schulman

Nov. 5, 2019, 1:31 p.m.

Video: What is High School Nation?

In this video SCO dives into the pros and cons of the recent High School Nation event at Blair.