Lillian Paterson




Name: Lillian Paterson
Position: Co-sports editor, Co-oped editor
Graduation Year: 2024
Hey, I'm Lillian (she/her) and I'm a co-sports and co-op-ed editor for SCO. When I'm not being totally consumed by school work I like to play guitar and read!


Stories (44)


Small businesses at Blair: Baking with Bana!

By Lillian Paterson | April 5, 2024, 11:42 a.m. | In Blogs »

Meet Blair’s resident baker and small business owner, Bana Russton!

Check out the Arts on the “Block” party!

By Lillian Paterson | Feb. 15, 2024, 6:55 p.m. | In Blogs »

Arts on the Block celebrates 20 years of creative youth programming

Girls’ sports fight for Friday night lights

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Nov. 28, 2023, 3:20 p.m. | In Opinions »

At Blair, boys’ sports are consistently more celebrated than girls’. The reason: MCPS’ inequitable home game scheduling

Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards visits Blair

By Lillian Paterson | Nov. 14, 2023, 6:29 p.m. | In News »

Richards presented to Hip-Hop History and Culture classes about his experience in music journalism

It’s not a “bad idea” to listen to “GUTS”

By Lillian Paterson | Oct. 4, 2023, 5:42 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album is full of hits

Blair girls' soccer vanquish Wheaton Knights

By Lillian Paterson | Sept. 21, 2023, 8:57 p.m. | In Sports »

The Blazers dominated start to finish, constantly keep the Knights on their toes

Blair girls' soccer crushes Magruder in home opener

By Lillian Paterson | Sept. 14, 2023, 6:41 a.m. | In Sports »

The Colonels were no match for the Blazers’ fast and assertive plays

Reflecting on “Reflections” by Sufjan Stevens

By Lillian Paterson | May 24, 2023, 8:17 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Sufjan Stevens' newest album might not be exactly what you’re expecting

Blazers complete final match of It's Academic Quiz Show

By Lillian Paterson | May 2, 2023, 10:03 a.m. | In News »

After a tight semi-finals round, the Blair team made it to the competition's final round

Blair girls' lacrosse crushes Seneca Valley

By Lillian Paterson | April 28, 2023, 2:24 p.m. | In Sports »

The Blazers shut out the Screaming Eagles in an intense game resulting in a score of 20-0

Blair girls' lacrosse dominates Magruder

By Lillian Paterson | April 18, 2023, 8:08 a.m. | In Sports »

The Blazers had no mercy on offense and held strong on defense, winning 17-7

Blair baseball falls to Clarksburg Coyotes

By Sachin Parikh, Lillian Paterson | April 14, 2023, 8:24 a.m. | In Sports »

The Blazers weren't able to capitalize on offense and lost 4-5 to drop to 3-3 on the season

Blazers fall to Sherwood Warriors

By Alex Feingold-Black, Lillian Paterson | March 30, 2023, 11:55 a.m. | In Blair »

Blair Boys’ varsity lacrosse fought hard but were ultimately no match against the Warriors

Hollywood's biggest night: The 2023 Oscars recap

By Lillian Paterson | March 19, 2023, 2:47 p.m. | In Entertainment »

A deep dive into the night of history-making wins, not-so-funny jokes and unfortunate snubs.

Blair girls' best Blake in playoff opener

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Feb. 25, 2023, 5:30 p.m. | In Sports »

The Blair girls dominated, maintaining a strong lead throughout a 50-39 win against the Bengals

The 2023 Grammy rundown

By Lillian Paterson | Feb. 15, 2023, 4:18 p.m. | In Entertainment »

With wins from Beyonce to Bad Bunny, this Grammys was one to remember

Blair girls' basketball secures victory vs. Magruder

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Feb. 8, 2023, 12:22 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers bested their opponents in a nail-biter with a final score of 30-28

Blair mental health committee hosts first open mic

By Lillian Paterson | Feb. 1, 2023, 3:42 p.m. | In News »

On Tuesday, Blazers got together to perform music and original poems

Richard Montgomery Rockets best Blair girls’ basketball

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Jan. 25, 2023, 9:47 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers played well defensively but were unable to convert opportunities on offense, losing 26-50

A look at the 2023 Grammys

By Lillian Paterson | Jan. 18, 2023, 6:08 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Predictions for the big four awards for this years Grammys.

Three Blair seniors become 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars

By Lillian Paterson | Jan. 17, 2023, 3:42 p.m. | In News »

Results from the first round of competition came out on Jan. 10

Paint Branch Panthers secure win over disappointing Blair Blazers

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Jan. 13, 2023, 10:55 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys put up a valiant effort against Paint Branch but ultimately lost 55-68

Blair basketball burns Wheaton with narrow victory

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Jan. 4, 2023, 8:59 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers won, 72-63 earning their well-deserved first win of the season

True crime has gone too far

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 28, 2022, 1:30 p.m. | In Opinions »

Is it right to depict people’s trauma?

Episode 5: Who sang it best? Holiday Edition

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 24, 2022, 9:10 a.m. | In Blogs »

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” cover ranking

Episode 4: Who Sang it Best? Holiday Edition

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 23, 2022, 3:27 p.m. | In Blogs »

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” cover ranking

Episode 3: Who Sang it Best? Holiday Edition

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 22, 2022, 3:22 p.m. | In Blogs »

“What Christmas Means to Me” cover ranking

Episode 2: Who Sang it Best? Holiday Edition

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 21, 2022, 10:18 a.m. | In Blogs »

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” cover ranking

Episode 1: Who sang it best? Holiday Edition

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 20, 2022, 3:13 p.m. | In Blogs »

A ranking of the most iconic holiday song covers.

Blair Blazers lose to the Blake Bengals in an intense battle

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 20, 2022, 1:17 p.m. | In Blair »

Despite some improvements, the Blair boys were not able to break their losing streak

Louis Tomlinson goes in a new direction with Faith in the Future

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 16, 2022, 2:13 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The former One Direction member's second studio album showcases his development as a solo artist.

Blair boys' basketball puts up a valiant effort but falls to Gaithersburg

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Dec. 15, 2022, 11:19 a.m. | In Blair »

Pang shines but the Blair boys drop their home opener 61-87 against the Trojans

Don’t judge a movie by its genre

By Lillian Paterson | Dec. 4, 2022, 7:04 p.m. | In Opinions »

From black and white silent films to superhero flicks, all movies have something to bring to the table.

More than meets the eye: determination, hard work, resilience and cheer

By Lillian Paterson | Oct. 28, 2022, 3:49 p.m. | In Features »

Get to know the Blair cheer team

A Symbol of Silence: Queen Elizabeth’s legacy

By Lillian Paterson | Oct. 26, 2022, 3:38 p.m. | In Opinions »

A look back at the British monarchy’s history of complicity

The Blazers snatch a win against the Bulldogs

By Alexander Liu, Lillian Paterson | Oct. 14, 2022, 4:03 p.m. | In Blair »

After a slow first half, the Blair girls’ varsity soccer team brought it back for a 4-2 win

The Blazers run up the score to double digits in home win against Paint Branch

By Alexander Liu, Lillian Paterson | Oct. 7, 2022, 1:53 p.m. | In Blair »

The Paint Branch Panthers were no match for the Blair girls varsity soccer team, dominating in a 10-0 win

Why is Y2K coming back?

By Lillian Paterson | Oct. 4, 2022, 7:34 p.m. | In Blogs »

Many popular 2000s styles are making their way back into the fashion scene.

The Blazers clinch a win against the Wheaton Knights

By Alexander Liu, Lillian Paterson | Sept. 28, 2022, 5:01 p.m. | In Blair »

Despite a rocky start, the Blair girls soccer team ended the game strong with a 5-2 victory

Blair girls' soccer slays Blake Bengals in blowout win

By Alexander Liu, Lillian Paterson | Sept. 16, 2022, 12:36 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers' expert offense overpowered the Bengals' defense, dominantly winning 5-0

Quince Orchard outmaneuvers Blair girls soccer team

By Alexander Liu, Lillian Paterson | Sept. 8, 2022, 12:25 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers lose in a 1-2 game due to offensive shortcomings

A Freer Form of Fitness: Spotlight on Four Corners' Elite Bodies

By Lillian Paterson | Sept. 5, 2022, 8:36 a.m. | In Features »

Breaking down walls and building community

Tips and Tricks for New Thrifters

By Lillian Paterson | Aug. 12, 2022, 11:53 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

A beginners guide to thrifting

It’s “About Damn Time” for Special

By Lillian Paterson | July 20, 2022, 3:30 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Lizzo is back and better than ever with her fourth studio album, Special.



Images (8)


Photo: Button Making Arts on the Block

By Lillian Paterson | Feb. 15, 2024, 6:55 p.m. | In Blogs »

The Arts on the Block button-making stand was a big hit!

Photo: Jewelry Arts on the Block Story

By Lillian Paterson | Feb. 15, 2024, 6:51 p.m. | In Blogs »

Arts on the Block sells handmade jewelry.

Photo: Cover for Arts on the Block Story

By Lillian Paterson | Feb. 15, 2024, 6:50 p.m. | In Blogs »

Arts on the Block celebrates 20 years of creative youth programming

Photo: Blair girls lacrosse crushes Seneca Valley

By Lillian Paterson | April 28, 2023, 2:22 p.m. | In Sports »

Blair defeated Seneca Valley handily 20-0.

Photo: Blair girls beat Blake in playoff opener

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Feb. 25, 2023, 5:28 p.m. | In Sports »

Blair guard Lauren Mayn takes the ball up the court in Blair's win against Blake.

Photo: Getting open

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Jan. 25, 2023, 9:45 p.m. | In ‎Latest »

Senior guard Natalie Frost uses a pick to get open.

Photo: Greenberger fires away

By Lillian Paterson, Sudhish Swain | Jan. 13, 2023, 10:53 a.m. | In ‎Latest »

Senior guard Eli Greenberger puts up a jumpshot against Paint Branch.

Photo: Thrifting

By Lillian Paterson | Aug. 12, 2022, 11:52 a.m. | In Blogs »

Thrift stores can range from being curated racks to unorganized stacks (photo courtesy of Lillian Paterson).