Adedeji Ogunfolu

Name: Adedeji Ogunfolu
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2005
Adedeji Ogunfolu is now a senior. Besides working dilligently on the Silver Chips Online staff, he is an extremely enthusiastic musician. He is not ashamed to tell people that he has been to band camp, but he prefers to call it orchestra camp. He has played at Carnegie Hall with the National Festival Orchestra and at the Kennedy Center on several occasions. Besides classical music, he enjoys listening to any music that is popular except rap music that degrades women (which is pretty much all of it). After sucessful auditions at Oberlin, Carnegie Mellon, and Boston University, Adedeji will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park in the fall. There he will double degree in performance and something else to be determined.

Stories (53)

Prom on the cheap

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | May 20, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Prom is a word that equates to a night of dinner, dancing and remembering events of the past school year but the bill of the magical evening can damper the experience. To prom a night to remember, and to make it hurt less on the wallet, Silver Chips Online has provided some quick and cheap ideas for the student that does not have endless monetary resources to splurge on prom.

Small plane causes scare on Capitol Hill

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | May 12, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Two Pennsylvania aviators got lost because they were using outdated maps and flew over the no fly zone in Washington D.C. yesterday. The two men were arrested but released after police determined they posed no security threat.

Northwood High School evacuated

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | May 12, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Northwood High School was evacuated today before 7 a.m. because of what police described as an incendiary device that was discovered in the school's parking lot. Law enforcement is investigating the incident, and there are no suspects at this time.

Gibbs College representative talks to seniors about living independently

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | April 15, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Tashana George, a representative from Gibbs College in Vienna, Virginia, talked to Blair seniors about life after high school on April 13 and 14. The presentations are a year-long initiative at 60 other schools in Montgomery County, Loudon County, Prince George's County and D.C. public schools.

Students at Blair to use computers in science classes

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | April 7, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Starting next school year, some Blazers will begin to use computer simulations in their biology, physics and earth science classes as part of a $2 million dollar study that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation that will last two years. The research is a cooperative effort with school systems in Tennessee and Iowa.

Alice Walker

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 19, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Alice Walker was born, on Feb. 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. When she was eight years old, Walker was shot with a BB gun, an accident that left her blind in the right eye and that traumatized her to the point where she dreamt about suicide. However, Walker stayed sane by constantly writing poetry and short stories.

Toni Morrison

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 18, 2005, midnight | In Print »

Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on Feb. 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. She was a precocious, young child, and in the first grade, she was the only student that could read. Her love for literature grew, and she also developed a taste for Tolstoy, Dostoyevski, Gustave Flaubert and Jane Austen.

ICC opponents show in full force

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Jan. 19, 2005, midnight | In Print »

County Councilman Philip M. Andrews voiced his opposition at a pre New Year's Eve conference to the Inter County Connector (ICC). Andrews pointed out that the ICC will not reduce traffic on the Beltway in Montgomery County.

Sidewalk closed on Colesville Road

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Colesville Road sidewalk going south on the bridge over I-495 is closed due to bridge construction. The sidewalk will be open in July of 2005.

Blair graduate talks to students about war

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Class of 2002 graduate Maria Brenes recalled her experiences while serving in the United States army and the ongoing war on Iraqi soil to a freshman connections class on Dec. 8.

PTSA hears questions on grading policy

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Parents and teachers adressed issues regarding the imminent new grading policy and the implications it will have for incoming high school students during the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting last night in the auditorium.

Silver Chips Online wins journalism competition

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 3, 2004, midnight | In Print »

At the Maryland Scholastic Press Association's 56th annual fall high school journalism convention, Silver Chips Online won the Marylander Award for best Scholastic Journalism Web Site and won in all four individual categories.

Ray Soundtrack

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Nov. 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The legendary life and career of Ray Charles were recently chronicled in the movie Ray. The soundtrack is a collection of his greatest hits and shows the evolution that he underwent through his career. The way that he experimented with genres such as rhythm and blues, gospel music, and big band style jazz is a testament to his supreme artistry.

UPDATE: student trespasser arrested in parking lot

By Allison Elvove, Adedeji Ogunfolu | Nov. 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A former Blair student was caught trespassing in the student parking lot at around 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, according to Blair administrators and police.

Blair evacuated during 5B

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Nov. 5, 2004, midnight | In Print »

A faulty smoke detector went off near room 211, causing Blair to be evacuated during 5B today. Two fire trucks responded to the scene, according to Attendance Secretary Roxanne Fus.

Eggspectation: false advertising brought to a new level

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Oct. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Don't let the title deceive you. As you walk into this new restaurant in Downtown Silver Spring, you may expect to be overwhelmed with eggs-but there are burgers, chicken wings and other standard dishes. Though the first thing you see in the menu is a line that says

New grading policy implementation begins

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Sept. 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The revised Montgomery County grading policy has been partially implemented in first through eighth grades this year and will officially be applied in high schools beginning in the 2005-2006 school year. All aspects of the grading policy will be in full effect throughout the entire school system by 2008.

Reagan remembered in grandiose memorial service

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | June 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

University of Maryland to host college conference

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | June 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The University of Maryland will be holding its second annual College Access Conference on Saturday, June 19 at the Stamp Student Union.

Former President Ronald Reagan dies

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | June 6, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Ronald Reagan, who announced to the American public ten years ago that he had Alzheimer's disease, died Saturday afternoon in the company of his wife and children due to complications arising from pneumonia. The 40th president of the United States was 93.

American Idol- May 25

By Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | May 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Today was the finale of American Idol , a day that all fans of the show have been anticipating. For one of the performers the finale was the start of a wonderful career in the music industry and for the other it was a finale for their singing career.

Sarah Porter to leave after more than 20 years

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | May 28, 2004, midnight | In Print »

After 21 years of teaching English at Blair, Sarah Porter will retire at the end of this school year.

American Idol - May 11

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu | May 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Upperclassmen courses to be moved to portables

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | May 11, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Some upperclassmen courses will be moved to the portables during the 2004-2005 school year because of the plan to relocate ninth graders to one section of the building.

American Idol - April 20

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | April 21, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Attack of the 17-year cicada

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | April 16, 2004, midnight | In Print »

My idea of a perfect day in late spring equates to birds singing their cheerful songs and bees buzzing around the beautiful flowers in my mother's garden. Now imagine the same sunny and delightful day – but with millions and millions of hideous cicadas mauling the birds and devouring the bees.

American Idol - April 6

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | April 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

For the April 9 episode of American Idol, the final nine contestants all sang works of the legendary Sir Elton John, but many contestants put on disappointing performances of his songs.

American Idol - March 30

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | March 31, 2004, midnight | In Print »

American Idol - March 23

By Ellie Blalock, Adedeji Ogunfolu, Shewit Woldu | March 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Silver Chips Online's three judges weighed in on the March 24, 2004 episode of American Idol 3.

MCPS issues water alert

By Adedeji Ogunfolu, Cori Cohen | March 19, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Early this morning, Superintendent Jerry Weast issued emergency safeguards for drinking water after elevated levels of lead were found in the water of an elementary school.

The Syringa Tree produces the fruit of theatrical entertainment

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 25, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Pamela Gien's The Syringa Tree integrates historical South African human rights issues and the events from the perspective of a white family living through the conflict. The play is both serious and comical, but it has several important messages that people can use in their every day existence.

Fifteenth annual Magnet Arts Night goes off with a bang

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The best talent in the Magnet program was showcased during the 2004 Magnet Arts Night.

2004 magnet arts night

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 18, 2004, midnight | In Print »

2004 Magnet Arts Night will be held on Friday February 20 at 7 pm in the auditorium.

Blair teachers featured in publications

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Psychology teacher Eliot Applestein had a letter to the editor published in the Washington Post during the week of January 26 and computer-programming instructor Karen Collins was profiled in February's edition of National Education Association's magazine for teachers.

Governor Howard Dean

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Feb. 2, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Democratic Presidential Candidate Governor Dean of Vermont is the best choice for the Blazer looking for a new president to replace the incumbent George W. Bush.  Before becoming Governor, Dean was a physician who shared a medical practice with his wife.   Dean received his B.A. from Yale University in 1971 and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 1978. He became governor in 1991 with Governor Richard Snelling died.  During his term as Governor, he cut the income tax twice, created 41,000 jobs, and reduced the state's long-term debt of $70 million, which is an exemplary work product of a governor.

Fire causes massive interstate shutdown

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Jan. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Two people were killed Tuesday in a collision that occurred shortly before 3 p.m along Interstate 95 near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. I-95 has been closed as a result.

U.S. government lowers terror level from orange to yellow

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Jan. 13, 2004, midnight | In Print »

After a review of current available intelligence, the government lowered the terror level from high to elevated. However, certain cites and private sectors remain under added security.

Flu season claims many young lives

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Jan. 8, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Forty-two children have died of the flu during the 2003-2004 flu season nationwide, and federal officials predict this flu season should continue to be harmful for young children and people over 65.

SGR Spectacular postponed again

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Jan. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blair's annual SGR Spectacular has been postponed once again because of scheduling conflicts. The new date will be in late February or early March in the SAC at 7 p.m.

Austin Grill: How to spell B-L-A-N-D

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 28, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Since the revitalization of downtown Silver Spring, many new and diverse restaurant choices such as Red Lobster, Pot Belly and Panera Bread have popped out of the woodwork. If one wishes to experience the most phony and bland Tex-Mex experience, Austin Grill is just the place for you.

Blazers excel on University of Maryland Math Test

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 16, 2003, midnight | In Print »

92 Blair students passed the first round of the University of Maryland Math test in October. The test is designed to promote mathematics in Maryland and Washington D.C.

Long wait for hungry Blazers

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 8, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The amount of time needed to purchase lunch is increasing due to the high amount of students cutting into the lunch lines, which has led to increased administrator presence in the SAC.

Snow cancels Blair events

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Dec. 8, 2003, midnight | In Print »

As a result of the snow, several weekend Blair related events have been rescheduled to later dates.

Dining with a twist

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Nov. 27, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Going into town and tackling the outlets for scrumptious delight is the ideal experience for the weekend. For those people who enjoy food fired over a grill, the first place to look is a barbeque. In fact, a trip to Bd's Mongolian Barbeque in Bethesda would be your best bet. Although the restaurant has fresh ingredients and good service, heed this warning: The consumer is solely responsible for the taste of his or her food.

Say P-U-M-P!

By Anthony Glynn, Adedeji Ogunfolu | Nov. 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair cheerleaders competed in the 2003 Cheerleading competition for Montgomery County.

Silver Chips writers win in health writing contest

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Oct. 21, 2003, midnight | In Print »

For the seventeenth year in a row, Silver Chips Print has won the Children's National Medical Center's 16th Annual Students Journalists' Health Writing Contest. Five people placed in the top three positions, while four people received honorable mention.

Many motorists on fast tracks in Montgomery County

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Oct. 21, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Since the arrival of red light traffic cameras in Montgomery County and specifically Rockville, 3000 of drivers have were caught over nine months according to a Gazette article published in September.

Denzel is not Out of Time, but full of adventure

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Oct. 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Denzel Washington creates another masterpiece in Out of Time, with the film's perfect combination of action, comedy, drama, and romance.

Hispanic club celebrates culture

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Sept. 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

During the month of September and part of October, Montgomery Blair High School's Hispanic club will participate in many events that will celebrate heritage.

Police presence in schools to ensure student safety

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Sept. 8, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Twelve Educational Facilities Officers (EFOs) have been hired in six school districts across Montgomery County. The relationship between law enforcement and schools is a new concept, and this experiment is to continue indefinitely.

Storm wreaks havoc across the D.C. area

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Aug. 28, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Beginning Wednesday, a series of severe thunderstorms accompanied by frequent lightning gave a scare for residents of the greater metropolitan area, causing extensive property damage. Thunderstorm warnings were issued across the entire state of Maryland.

Freaky Cookie Makes for a Freaky Friday

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | Aug. 17, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Disney breaks away from Bambi cuddling and tackles family issues with a twist with its latest release. Freaky Friday, directed by Mark Waters, is a comedy about how Dr. Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her rebellious teenage daughter Anna (Lindsay Lohan) switch bodies for a day to experience life from the other's perspective. Their conflicting personalities represent the dissimilar existence of mothers and daughters everywhere.

Collins, Karen

By Adedeji Ogunfolu | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

After eight years of teaching at Blair High, this teacher never gets boredThere are always some teachers that don't have the will to teach as they used to. However, every now and then there is a teacher that really exemplifies the definition of dedication and interest in the field of teaching.