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Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 17, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

"Midway” between heartwarming and longing for more

Set on the Pacific Coast, "Midway" focuses on the World War II interactions between the United States and Japan.

Vivian Li

Nov. 13, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Raising the standard for MCPS in ongoing contract negotiations

Since striking violates Maryland law, educators at Blair show support for education funding in other ways

Billy Scott

Nov. 11, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Is it time to have robot umpires in the MLB?

After several controversial calls in the 2019 World Series, support for robot umpires has risen

Lucie Peyrebrune

Nov. 11, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

From summer camp to state semifinals

The story behind Blair girls' varsity soccer head coach Robert Gibb

Vivian Li

Nov. 11, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

"Last Christmas" is a holiday gift for all

For rom-com fanatics, this holiday movie deserves a spot on the bucket list

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 11, 2019, 10:53 a.m.

Equal pay for equal play

Female athletes should be paid equal to their male counterparts

News

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:37 a.m.

An overview of the Montgomery County Public Schools boundary analysis

For the first time in over 20 years, MCPS is taking a comprehensive look at school boundaries.

Yuri Kim Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Nov. 6, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Alumni Hall lives up to its name

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Blair Alumni Association hosted an 85/20 anniversary, 85 years of Blair and 20 years at the University Boulevard campus, to celebrate the history of Blair and induct new members into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

Jasmine Ali

Nov. 5, 2019, 2:05 p.m.

Blair's honor societies host STEM Night

On Oct. 25, Math Honor Society (MHS) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) hosted Blair's first STEM Night to introduce elementary schoolers to fun math and science concepts.

Vivian Li

Nov. 2, 2019, 12:35 p.m.

MBHS Code Girls hosts "Women in STEM" Seminar

MBHS Code Girls hosted its first Women in STEM seminar in the Blair auditorium on Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. Speakers Dr. Barbara Nichols, Major Natalie Collins, Karrin Felton, Dr. Yaireska Collado-Vega, Monica Chu, Shalise Alison and Kayla Huffman discussed the paths to their current STEM careers in hopes of inspiring female students to find their passions in science.

Yuri Kim

Nov. 2, 2019, 12:23 p.m.

Montgomery County introduces the CROWN Act

On Sept. 24, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Nancy Navarro introduced Bill 30-19, also called Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (Montgomery County CROWN Act).

Rajit Mukhopadhyay

Oct. 28, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Opening the door for student-athletes to gain P.E. credits

During the Montgomery County Board of Education meeting on Oct. 8, student member of the board (SMOB) Nate Tinbite’s high-school athletics proposal passed.


Opinions

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 11, 2019, 10:53 a.m.

Equal pay for equal play

Female athletes should be paid equal to their male counterparts

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 5, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Tobacco 21 tackles toxic nicotine epidemic among teens

New law effectively prevents anyone under 21 from getting their hands on tobacco products, but increased reinforcement is necessary

Joy Xu

Nov. 4, 2019, 7:42 a.m.

Active shooter drills are not a step in the right direction

The sensitivity of mass shootings renders the new lockdown largely ineffective

Shifra Dayak

Oct. 27, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

Early AP registration misses the mark

The College Board's new test policies inconvenience both staff and students

Lucie Peyrebrune

Oct. 22, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

New ACT options will help students improve their scores

Starting in September 2020, students will have new options when taking the ACT and reporting their scores

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


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

Vivian Li

Nov. 13, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

Raising the standard for MCPS in ongoing contract negotiations

Since striking violates Maryland law, educators at Blair show support for education funding in other ways

Lucie Peyrebrune

Nov. 11, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

From summer camp to state semifinals

The story behind Blair girls' varsity soccer head coach Robert Gibb

Jasmine Ali

Nov. 1, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

The magic behind the scenes of a Blair theater production

What goes into producing this year's fall play

Joy Xu

Nov. 1, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

The ticket into your dream school

An inside look into how teachers and counselors write college recommendations

Lucie Peyrebrune

Nov. 1, 2019, 8:09 a.m.

A look into Blair's Information Technology services

Many Blair students are unaware of the people dealing with the school's technological issues

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.


Entertainment

Shruti Chauhan

Nov. 17, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

"Midway” between heartwarming and longing for more

Set on the Pacific Coast, "Midway" focuses on the World War II interactions between the United States and Japan.

Vivian Li

Nov. 11, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

"Last Christmas" is a holiday gift for all

For rom-com fanatics, this holiday movie deserves a spot on the bucket list

Mercedes Pierce

Oct. 28, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

The songs Blazers are enjoying this autumn

Blazers talk about their favorite songs for the season

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


Sports

Billy Scott

Nov. 11, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Is it time to have robot umpires in the MLB?

After several controversial calls in the 2019 World Series, support for robot umpires has risen

Abby Yokoyama

Nov. 8, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Gallery: Girls Volleyball Senior Night

The girls of the Blair volleyball team celebrate their senior night against Churchill on October 25.

Billy Scott

Nov. 5, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

The end of a high school athletic career

Senior night for a sport is always a bittersweet moment for seniors leaving their team. Players collect countless memories that they will never forget, from hanging out with teammates to representing their schools in games throughout their Blair career.

Lucie Peyrebrune

Nov. 5, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

Nationals win first World Series in franchise history

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series in Houston to win their first MLB championship in franchise history.

Billy Scott

Nov. 1, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Blair boys' soccer defeats Northwood in regional championship

Blazers win the Battle of the Boulevard to advance to state playoffs

Lucie Peyrebrune

Oct. 30, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Blair girls' soccer wins regional championship game against Sherwood

The Blazers won 5-0 to advance to the state bracket


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

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.

Isabelle Megosh

Oct. 22, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Gallery: Fall Pep Rally

Blair has a pep rally during the day before the homecoming football game.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Oct. 21, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Gallery: D.C. Food Trucks

Take a look at the popular food trucks that line the National Mall.

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.

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