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.
Two Pennsylvania aviators got lost because they were using outdated maps and flew over the no fly zone in Washington D.C. yesterday.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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The University of Maryland will be holding its second annual College Access Conference on Saturday, June 19 at the Stamp Student Union.
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.
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.
After 21 years of teaching English at Blair, Sarah Porter will retire at the end of this school year.
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.
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.
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.
Silver Chips Online's three judges weighed in on the March 24, 2004 episode of American Idol 3.
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.
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.
The best talent in the Magnet program was showcased during the 2004 Magnet Arts Night.
2004 Magnet Arts Night will be held on Friday February 20 at 7 pm in the auditorium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a result of the snow, several weekend Blair related events have been rescheduled to later dates.
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.
Blair cheerleaders competed in the 2003 Cheerleading competition for Montgomery County.
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.
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 Washington creates another masterpiece in Out of Time, with the film's perfect combination of action, comedy, drama, and romance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.