News

Sophia Lucarelli

Feb. 13, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Blair offers neuroscience class starting next year

Students learn all about the brain and its processing in the new neuroscience class

Sam Kulp

Feb. 12, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Free SAT to be offered in April

The test will be offered only for juniors

Absa Fall

Feb. 2, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

A winter wonderland is coming

El Niño and polar vortex will cause heavy winter storms in MCPS this year

Shifra Dayak

Feb. 2, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Hip-Hop History and Culture class to begin next year

The class will dissect different eras and impacts of hip-hop in the U.S.

Young-Bin Lee

Jan. 30, 2019, 3:06 a.m.

Gallery: Women's March 2019

The Women's March of 2019 gathered hundreds of women in DC to "harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change" (Women's March, "Missions and Principles").

Emmy Song

Jan. 25, 2019, 1:12 a.m.

Shutdown Social shows solidarity for local federal employees

More than 600 attendees enjoyed free food, entertainment and resources


Opinions

Sam Kulp

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

Was the Super Bowl really that bad?

Only 16 points were scored but the championship still had some incredible moments

Arthi Thyagarajan

Feb. 2, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

A problematic trend: “Blackfishing”

White girls on social media must stop reinventing themselves as women of color

Shifra Dayak

Feb. 2, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Why colleges should scrap the SAT

Postsecondary institutions should make test score submissions optional

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


Lifestyle

Shifra Dayak

Feb. 17, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

Cielo Rojo brings traditional Mexican cuisine to Takoma Park

The small restaurant combines fresh flavors with a homey atmosphere

Sophia Lucarelli Emmy Song

Feb. 13, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Blair junior launches campaign for SMOB

Adiba Chowdhury represents diversity among students

Shifra Dayak

Feb. 3, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Reality baking shows are a sweet treat

SCO's take on popular baking shows

Sophia Lucarelli

Feb. 2, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Georgetown GLOW lights up the streets of Georgetown

Enjoy a walk through Georgetown's historic neighborhoods and interactive light show

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.

Sophia Lucarelli

Jan. 25, 2019, 12:29 a.m.

Blazers earn extra cash and life experience in Takoma Park businesses

I follow three Blazers as they describe their experiences in local restaurants


Blair Connection

Shifra Dayak

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

Leading the way with an epee

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

Isabelle Megosh

Feb. 3, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

Gallery: Swim and Dive: Blair v. Springbrook

Blair's Swim and Dive team take on Springbrook on January 26, 2019.

Emmy Song

Feb. 2, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Blair girls' basketball loses to Sherwood in overtime

Despite a strong comeback in the second half, the Blazers were defeated in the end

Catherine Lo

Feb. 1, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Gallery: Girls' Basketball: Blair vs. Whitman (1/25/2019)

The Blair girls' basketball team faces the Whitman Vikings in a heated game.

Rafael Perez

Jan. 25, 2019, 1:21 a.m.

Blair wrestling destroys Wheaton

Blazers stay undefeated in big win

Isabelle Megosh

Jan. 19, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Gallery: Boys Basketball: Blair v. Kennedy

Blair's basketball team takes on Kennedy at home.

Sydney Hastings-Wilkins

Jan. 10, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

Gallery: Girls Basketball: Blair V. Northwood

Blair takes on Northwood at home.


Blogs

Nene Narh-Mensah

Feb. 18, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Influential African-Americans: the 20s and 30s

Bessie Smith, the Empress of Blues

Mahnaz Habib

Jan. 25, 2019, 12:45 a.m.

Representing the publication and the public

The roles and responsibilities of Silver Chips Online's first-ever ombudsman

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


Technology

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

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.


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!

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.

Elaine Cheng

Oct. 2, 2018, 8:46 a.m.

Photo: Davina Ramos

"As a bilingual and bicultural teen, there were times that I felt that I didn’t fit in. It was as if I had one foot in each country."

Audrey Haverland

Sept. 28, 2018, 11:18 a.m.

Gallery: March for Our Lives- March 24th 2018

Students march on Washington for stricter gun control in as a part of the nation-wide event, March for Our Lives

Victoria Sampson

Sept. 28, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

Gallery: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms bloom on our nations capital. April 29, 2018.